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The WHO Suggests Europeans Cooperate to Lower Drug Prices

In a new report, the World Health Organization is urging European countries to share information about the cost-effectiveness of drugs, and also consider off-label use of medicines, as a way to combat budgetary pressures from rising drug prices.

Monsanto Attacks WHO Over Report Linking Roundup to Cancer

Monsanto has launched an attack against the World Health Organization -- accusing it of selective science and bias in research that linked glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, to cancer.

This Group Gives Refugees Toilets, Then Turns The Waste Into Charcoal For Cooking

This inventive solution is no load of crap. Across the globe, 1.8 billion people use a drinking water source that is contaminated with fecal matter, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). To make sure the waste produced by refugees and low-income households in Kenya doesn’t infiltrate their water systems, a group founded by U.S. Show More Summary

Monsanto weed killer can 'probably' cause cancer: World Health Organization

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The world's most widely-used weed killer can "probably" cause cancer, the World Health Organization said on Friday....

Should We Freak Out That a Common Herbicide Is "Probably Carcinogenic?"

Glyphosate, better known as Roundup, is widely used to kill weeds, especially along with genetically modified crops engineered to be glyphosate-resistant. The World Health Organization today released an assessment calling the weedkiller "probably carcinogenic." But it's not as scary as it sounds. Read more...

Monsanto Demands WHO Retract Study Linking Product to Cancer

In the wake of a scathing World Health Organization report which found connections between cancer and one of its major products, Monsanto is demanding a retraction.

Sharing Information About Self-Inducing Abortions Made Me Feel Empowered

I’m not sure I really knew what "empowered" meant until I realized I had information that no ALEC-fueled lawmaker could take away from me—or from the dozens of other Texans who are now spreading the word about the World Health Organization...Show More Summary

The Most Widely Used Herbicide in the United States Could Cause Cancer in Humans, Says a World Health Organization Study

3 days agoNews : Vice News

Regulatory agencies around the world have declared glyphosate, first developed by Monsanto in 1969, safe for use in agricultural production — a group of scientists convened by the World Health Organization say otherwise.

Report reveals alarming lack of water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities

The World Health Organization and UNICEF have commissioned the first comprehensive, multi-country analysis on water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in health care facilities, calling for global action to push toward 100 percent coverage of these services through new policies, collaboration, monitoring and training.

Scientists Model Global Trends in Animal Antibiotic Use

Last spring, the World Health Organization stated that there are “major gaps” in surveillance and data sharing related to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens and their impact on both animals and humans. One gap to fill is the amount of antibiotics consumed by food-producing animals worldwide each year. Estimates so far have been simply... Continue Reading

MSF Accuses World of Failing to Stop Ebola Virus Outbreak

Medecins Sans Frontieres humanitarian organization claims that governments of Ebola-hit African countries and global health institutions have failed to act early and prevent the spread of the deadly Ebolavirus.

Pesticides Used in Pet Collars and Home Sprays Connected to Cancer

6 days agoHealth : Healthland

A World Health Organization group says five pesticides may be cancer-causing

Liberia Confirms New Case of Ebola After Two Disease-Free Weeks

Liberia reported a new case of Ebola on Friday, after two weeks without a patient. The World Health Organization does not declare a country Ebola-free until 42 days had passed, and the country celebrated the discharge of its last patient on March 5. Officials have been unable to determine how... More »

A World Without Malaria: New President’s Malaria Initiative Strategy Launched

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the scale-up of malaria control efforts between 2001 and 2013 resulted in some 4.3 million fewer malaria deaths than would otherwise have occurred.  The impressive results are due in large part to programs like the U.S.

WHO delayed sounding alarm on Ebola crisis: report

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The World Health Organization resisted sounding the alarm on Ebola in Africa, partly for political reasons, according to a report.

Bird flu strikes third California poultry farm - AgMinute for March 19, 2015

Bird flu has struck a third commercial poultry farm in Central California, according to a report posted Wednesday by the World Organization for Animal Health. Click here for the full story

Turkey farm in California struck by bird flu

The World Organization for Animal Health reports that bird flu has struck a third commercial poultry farm in Central California. Some 61,000 turkeys in Merced County were infected by low pathogenic H7N3 virus, a North American strain of bird flu.

World Briefing: Ebola Cases Increase in Guinea

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that 95 new cases of Ebola had been confirmed in Guinea in the week that ended last Sunday, the highest weekly total for that country so far this year.

China Wants to Ban Ketamine, World Health Organization Disagrees

last weekHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Despite being a major producer of the drug, China pushed for ketamine to be banned worldwide.

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