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UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake...Show More Summary

WHO to basically everybody: Stop eating so much sugar

1 hour agoHealth : The Checkup

The World Health Organization is worried about how much sugar you're eating. And how much I'm eating. And how much people all over the planet are eating.The organization on Wednesday recommended that adults and children reduce theirShow More Summary

Why 1 billion could be at risk for hearing loss

New World Health Organization report sounds the alarm about loud noises

The Shortest Route to God

The World Health Organization is worried about this year’s Hajj. Beginning in early October, more than 2 million people will voluntarily gather in the home country of a novel and untreatable virus called MERS that has already infected nearly 700 people and killed more than 200. Show More Summary

WHO: More than 1 billion young people at risk for hearing loss

More than 1 billion young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss because of recreational exposure to loud sounds, the World Health Organization said Friday. Continue reading ? The post WHO: More than 1 billion young people at risk for hearing loss appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

One billion youth at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through listening to loud music, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The WHO estimates that around half of those between the ages of 12 and 35 in middle- and high-income countries are at risk due to unsafe levels of...

Casualties of the Drug War

Jonathan Blanks Yesterday, the international aid organization Health Poverty Action released a new study on the effects of the global drug war. The report is entitled, “Casualties of War: How the War on Drugs Is Harming the World’s Poorest.” From...Show More Summary

If the Air’s Over 200, Exercise Indoors: WHO China Head’s Tips for Beijing Runners

Marathon runners in Beijing and other severely polluted cities, beware, says the head of the World Health Organization’s China office.

India’s Health Minister Pleads With Citizens to Remain Calm Amidst Swine Flu Outbreak

Nearly five years after the World Health Organization declared that the swine flu pandemic was over, India’s Health Minister is pleading with citizens to remain calm despite the local authorities limiting public gathering. AccordingShow More Summary

The World Health Organization Urges Switch To "Smart" Syringes By 2020

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By using the same syringe to give injections to multiple people, health practitioners around the world are significantly driving the spread of many deadly infectious diseases. In an effort to deal with this problem, the WHO is pushing for syringes that cannot be used more than once — and they want this worldwide switch to happen as early as 2020. Read more...

World Health Organization Approves New 15 Minute Ebola Test

Photo via Wikimedia Commons In the fight against Ebola, medical professionals have long asked for a test that can quickly and easily identify the deadly virus that has killed nearly 10,000 in western Africa. The World Health Organization announced Friday that it has approved a new rapid test for Ebola, which gives results in 15 minutes. Show More Summary

Doctor who eradicated smallpox: Measles outbreak is ‘an alarm’ that more diseases are coming

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The public health official who led the World Health Organization (WHO)’s push to eradicate smallpox says that the current measles epidemic is a harbinger of things to come. In an interview with the Colorado Springs Independent, Dr. Donald Henderson said that measles is the most wildly...

World's first 15-minute Ebola test approved

The World Health Organization has assessed and cleared an Ebola test that shows results in as little as 15 minutes. Although previous tests are more accurate, they can take as long as 24 hours to show results, wasting valuable time to...Show More Summary

Protecting privacy for personal data stored in the cloud

IT professionals, healthcare executives, and clinicians in hospitals, health systems and clinics around the world are expressing great interest in moving more of their organizations’ IT applications and services to the public cloud. The concept of having...(read more)

Columbia Nursing and World Health Organization Partner to Expand Access to Care in Developing Nations

Under new terms of the partnership with WHO, Columbia Nursing will be working to develop new roles for advanced practice nursing, improve clinical practice and research in nursing and midwifery, and expand the use of informatics and online learning programs in Latin America and Caribbean countries.

What's next in diets: Chili peppers?

A large percentage of the world's population -- fully one third, by the World Health Organization's estimates -- is currently overweight or obese. This staggering statistics has made finding ways to address obesity a top priority for...Show More Summary

Anti-vaccination alarmists are no strangers to bad math

Estimated immunization coverage with measles-containing vaccine via the World Health Organization in 2010 Anti-vaccination hysteria isn't just a set of wild conspiracy claims, it's become a big business. And like any business, the business owners aren't about to close up shop in the face of facts. Show More Summary

These Common Medications May Put You At a Greater Risk of Developing Dementia

According to the World Health Organization, global dementia cases may nearly double by 2030. That's especially bad news following this latest study's findings that a common class of medicine cabinet drugs could put you at a greater risk of developing dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease.

New Live Music Platform Seeks To Serve Those With Disabilities

According to the World Health Organization, 15% of our global population lives with some form of disability. This totals one billion people who may or may not have access to the specialized health care they need. There are enough often...Show More Summary

Bubonic plague strikes Madagascar, 119 cases reported

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

It might seem ridiculous to worry about the bubonic plague in 2015, but that’s just what the World Health Organization is doing after 119 cases of the disease that ravaged Medieval Europe were identified in Madagascar last year. “The outbreak that started last November has some...

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