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The Causes Of Alzheimer’s Disease – An Overview

Dementia is characterized by a progressive and debilitating decline in cognition, function and behavior. Its numbers are staggering: according to the World Health Organization, the total number of people with dementia worldwide in 2010 was estimated at 35.6 million and predicted to nearly double every 20 years, to 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million […]

8 Simple Ways To Eat Less Sugar

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Eating too much sugar is bad for your health. You've heard it before. Excessive consumption can increase your risk for obesity, heart disease and a host of other health complications. The World Health Organization recommends the average adult consume no more than 25 grams of sugar a day, but exceeding this is all too easy. Show More Summary

Running A Business In West Africa After Ebola: A Lesson In Entrepreneurial Agility

In Liberia, it’s been 93 days since the last reported Ebola case. “Liberia Declared Ebola-Free” read the headlines in many world newspapers last month as the World Health Organization officially proclaimed that the outbreak had ended. But the story of the Ebola epidemic doesn’t conclude there. (In fact, the virus is [...]

A Local, Inexpensive Way to Purify Water In Developing Countries

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The World Health Organization estimates that lack of access to clean drinking water causes 1.6 million deaths each year, mostly from diarrheal and parasitic diseases. Because of this, importing disinfecting chemicals is a priority for many developing nations. Show More Summary

WHO adds one of world’s most popular weedkillers to list linked to cancer

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

A weedkiller sprayed widely on farms and used in a number of popular lawn-care products has been designated as "possibly" carcinogenic to humans by a World Health Organization research arm.The analysis, published in Tuesday's the Lancet...Show More Summary

WHO Says Weed Killer ‘Possibly’ Causes Cancer, Is Dow AgroSciences 2,4-D Chemical Herbicide Safe?

Dow AgroSciences weed killer, 2,4-D, “possibly” causes cancer, according to the World Health Organization – WHO. The chemical herbicide is widely used on American farmers. The 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid weed killer was recently reviewed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer – IARC. Show More Summary

Women's Group Sends 'Abortion Drone' to Country That Bans Abortion

The World Health Organization estimates that 47,000 women die as the result of illegal abortions every year. Women on Waves is a pro-choice non-profit created in 1999 by Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts. Its objective is to bring reproductive health services to countries with strict abortion laws. Show More Summary

South Korea reports two more MERS deaths, Thailand says no new cases

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's health ministry reported on Monday two more deaths in the country's Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, which the World Health Organization said was "large and complex," bringing the number of fatalities to 27.

Asian MERS Outbreak Expands As Thailand Reports First Case 

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

According to the World Health Organization, Thailand is the latest country to report a case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Read more...

WHO Praises South Korea's Efforts To Contain Deadly MERS Virus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus outbreak have put the country on good...Show More Summary

Why Scientists Want To Look Inside Surfers' Butts

Researchers have taken the war on superbugs to a surprising battlefield -- surfers’ butts. Specifically, their rectums. The World Health Organization considers superbugs, or bacteria resistant to antibiotics, the "single greatest challenge...Show More Summary

Google's Guide To Designing With Empathy

Designers can reach over one billion more people just by keeping accessibility in mind, says Google's Astrid Weber and Jen Devins. According to the World Health Organization, more than one billion people worldwide have a disability.Show More Summary

WHO approves Chinese-made circumcision device

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that it had prequalified a single-use, disposable circumcision device that will contribute to the world fight against HIV/AIDS. [ more › ]

Getting to Zero -- and Staying at Zero

I was recently able to congratulate Liberia and its leaders for being declared "Ebola Free" by the World Health Organization. That was a big deal for me, because when I visited that country at the peak of the epidemic last year, I didn't know how long it would take for us to get to this point. Show More Summary

MERS Outbreak In South Korea Is A 'Wake-Up Call' For All Countries, Says WHO

LONDON (AP)?? The World Health Organization says the spread of a mysterious virus from the Middle East to South Korea doesn't merit being declared a global emergency despite infecting more than 160 people in the biggest outbreak outside the Arabian peninsula. In a statement Wednesday, the U.N. Show More Summary

WHO Says Public Health Emergency Over MERS Virus Unnecessary

According to World Health Organization, call for a worldwide health emergency is unnecessary over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Monsanto Herbicide Faces Global Fallout After World Health Organization Labels It a Probable Carcinogen

The fight against glyphosate is gaining momentum, and where governments are not stepping up to enforce bans, citizens and private companies are taking it upon themselves with major successes. The World Health Organization's officialShow More Summary

France Bans Sales of Monsanto’s Roundup in Garden Centers, 3 Months After U.N. Calls It ‘Probable Carcinogen’

After an arm of the U.N.’s World Health Organization (WHO) identified the main ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” France has taken a step to limit sales of the herbicide. On Sunday,...Show More Summary

The MERS Outbreak Has Claimed Its 16th Victim in South Korea

The World Health Organization will hold emergency talks later this week to address the "large and complex" outbreak

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