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Why Some Argentine Nutritionists Don’t Think Ultra Processed Foods Are That Bad

The World Health Organization recommended South American countries reduce their ultra-processed food consumption. Some Argentine nutritionists disagree.

Depression is probably much harder on your heart than we realised

About 350 million people suffer from depression globally, according to the World Health Organization. It's known as a mental disorder, but depression can also have an impact on your physical health, particularly your heart — according...Show More Summary

Sunbed users get melanoma at a younger age

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer with the strongest increase in incidence in the last decade, and the incidence rates have never been as high. The World Health Organization based International Agency for Research on...Show More Summary

Some Children Overcome Malaria Only To Confront Chronic Disease

We have much to celebrate with the news contained in the World Malaria Report 2016, released by the World Health Organization (WHO) last month. WHO estimated that a cumulative 1.3 billion fewer malaria cases and 6.8 million fewer malaria deaths occurred between 2001 and 2015 than would have occurred had incidence and mortality remained the same. Show More Summary

Exclusive: U.S. congressional committee demands answers on WHO cancer agency

LONDON (Reuters) - The chairman of a U.S. congressional committee investigating taxpayer funding of a World Health Organization cancer agency has asked U.S. health officials to release crucial documents.

Smoking Will Kill A Third More People By 2030 Than It Does Now

GENEVA (Reuters) - Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute...Show More Summary

Smoking costs the world economy $1 trillion per year, World Health Organization says

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The new study was released Tuesday by the WHO and the National Cancer Institute.

Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year: WHO/NCI study

GENEVA (Reuters) - Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday.

Georgetown Global Health Law Experts Examine "A Pivotal Moment of Opportunity and Peril" in Global Health

As the world's leading global health organizations - the World Health Organization, World Bank and United Nations - face significant political changes and challenges internally and externally, two global health law experts point out that galvanizing solidarity around the right to health is more critical now than perhaps ever before.

Reducing drug dosage, and hearing loss in TB patients without reducing efficacy

(American Society for Microbiology) Aminoglycosides, recommended by the World Health Organization to treat multidrug resistant tuberculosis, cause hearing loss and kidney damage in a dose dependent manner. Now, by reducing the dose in...Show More Summary

Medical screening and fly control could rapidly reduce sleeping sickness in key locations

(PLOS) In 2012, the World Health Organization set public health goals for reducing Gambian sleeping sickness, a parasitic infection. Now, by mathematically modeling the impact of different intervention strategies, researchers reporting...Show More Summary

GOP House panel: Halt federal money for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-run House panel created to investigate Planned Parenthood and the world of fetal tissue research urged Congress on Wednesday to halt federal payments to the women's health organization. The report accused...Show More Summary

Study provides new look at Cesarean rate in China

(New York University) A study in JAMA by NYU Professor Jan Blustein finds that the current Chinese cesarean rate is substantially lower than what had been reported by the World Health Organization, and is comparable to the US rate for the same year.

Denmark Declares That Being Trans Is Not a Mental Disorder

Denmark Declares That Being Trans Is Not a Mental Disorder Denmark has officially declared that transgender identity is not a mental disorder, but the World Health Organization disagrees. Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

UF Plays Key Role in Trial for Successful Ebola Vaccine

An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization has published its final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent Ebola infection...

Ebola vaccine proves 100 percent effective in final trials

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If there is to be a silver lining in the massive Ebola outbreak to recently sweep through West Africa, it is the progress being made toward developing an effective vaccine. The World Health Organization (WHO) last year reported someShow More Summary

Ebola Experimental Vaccine Provides ‘Substantial Protection’ Against Virus

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

An experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa since 2014, has shown great promise in protecting against the deadly disease. In a trial led by the World Health Organization (WHO),...Show More Summary

Ebola vaccine may be 'up to 100% effective': WHO

A prototype vaccine for Ebola may be "up to 100 percent effective" in protecting against the deadly virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. If all goes well, the vaccine could become available in 2018 under a fast-track approval process, it said. Show More Summary

World Health Organization rethinks its response to disease outbreaks

4 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

Programme aims to prevent crises similar to the recent Ebola epidemic.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EXAMINES ITS CRISIS RESPONSE PROCESS: And well it should. Unfortunately, m…

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EXAMINES ITS CRISIS RESPONSE PROCESS: And well it should. Unfortunately, much of this article is devoted to the “We Don’t Have Enough Money” syndrome.

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