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Anti-vaxxers might be responsible for explosion of measles in Europe: WHO

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that those opposed to vaccinations might be responsible for outbreaks of measles across Europe. According to the report, measles killed 35 people out of the 400 percent increase in the number of reported cases in Europe in 2017. The...

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Named WHO Coordinating Center for Nursing and Midwifery

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has been elected as the Coordinating Centre for the Global Network of World Health Organization Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery.

WHO: Alarming spike in unneeded medical interventions for healthy pregnant women

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns healthy pregnant women are undergoing unnecessary medical interventions at an alarming rate. Given the trend, WHO is launching new recommendations aimed at reducing potentially harmful interventions.... The post WHO: Alarming spike in unneeded medical...

An Unwelcome First for a Strain of Bird Flu

A year after the World Health Organization announced it was on " high alert " over outbreaks of bird flu, China has confirmed the first human case of strain H7N4. Health officials say a 68-year-old woman who fell ill in Jiangsu province on Dec. 25 was infected with the strain, though she...

When Dishonesty Trumps Science

Credibility is sacrosanct in the world of scientific research where one mistake or mischaracterization can forever tarnish an organization’s reputation – leaving the public confused and without proper guidance on matters of health and safety. Show More Summary

Give women more time to give birth, make choices: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Women in labor should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

A Valuable Concession On Mandates: “Let Freedom Ring”

By John Stone I have been meaning to write about the New Year message of Heidi Larson of the Vaccine Confidence Project, a “group” funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization. Dr Larson is...

Providing support to combat Zika in Brazil and beyond

The recent Zika virus outbreak has caused concern around the world. We’ve seen more than a 3,000 percent increase in global search interest since November, and last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency. Show More Summary

Here’s the Worst, Anti-Science Idea of the Week from the Republican Congress

At a hearing this week, Rep. Lamar Smith (R.-Texas) lashed out at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the group that assesses cancer risk for the UN’s World Health Organization. He accused it of conducting “cherry-picked science,” which, he declared “raises questions about why IARC should receive any [US] government funding in the future.” Smith […]

New tech 'addictions' are mostly just old moral panic

The World Health Organization took an unprecedented step in January when it decided to include "gaming disorder" in its 11th International Classification of Diseases (IDC). Though doctors and researchers have examined the effects ofShow More Summary

UC Irvine academics come to the defense of players after WHO proposes 'gaming disorder' as a thing

After learning of the World Health Organization's plan to add "gaming disorder" to its list of mental health conditions, UC Irvine published a response against the classification, arguing that for a majority of players, video and other games have a positive influence. Gaming disorder, according...

Study identifies how to improve WHO eradication strategy for skin disease

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) An international research collaboration published in The Lancet has found crucial evidence that could help to improve the current World Health Organization (WHO) strategy to eradicate yaws -- a chronic disfiguring and debilitating infectious disease affecting the skin, bones and joints.

Gaza hospitals, clinics to reopen after Emirati grant: WHO

Nearly 20 medical centres in Gaza will fully reopen in the coming days after the United Arab Emirates provided financing to end a fuel shortage, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Three hospitals and 16 medical centres hadShow More Summary

Take a Breath of Fresh Design

2 weeks agoArts : Yanko Design

Take a Breath of Fresh Design According to data from World Health Organization (WHO), 92% of the world’s population lives in air-polluted places, and thus, breathes a lot of contaminated air. A...

Malaria parasites killed quickly by blue dye

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

According to the World Health Organization, malaria is responsible for approximately 445,000 deaths every year. That number may be due to drop, however, as scientists have found that a human-safe blue dye kills parasites in patients'...Show More Summary

GOP lawmakers take aim at cancer research group over Roundup

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Washington are threatening to cut U.S. funding for the World Health Organization's cancer research program over its finding that the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans. House Science...Show More Summary

Lobachevsky University researchers have developed mobile application for early diagnosis of diseases

(Lobachevsky University) According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide. At the same time, 80 out of 100 cases of stroke can be prevented. The number of people suffering from various diseases of the musculoskeletal system is also steadily growing every year.

'Dangerous gaming': is the WHO right to class excessive video game play as a health disorder?

Industry figures question research that ‘pathologises’ compulsive gaming, while scientist involved defends move to address addiction The World Health Organization (WHO) has included “gaming disorder” in its draft for the next edition...Show More Summary

Algorithm identifies vulnerable people during natural disasters

A new algorithm developed at the University of Waterloo will help first responders and home care providers better help the elderly during natural disasters. According to the World Health Organization, older adults who live at home face...Show More Summary

The American Stroke Association receives $11.1 million gift from...

(American Heart Association) The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world's leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, announces its fifth major philanthropic gift from the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation.

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