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Graphic: The Pros And Cons Of Legalizing Prostitution

4 hours agoHumor : The Onion

Several global advocacy groups, including the World Health Organization, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch, are calling for the decriminalization of prostitution, but many are fighting to keep the practice illegal, citing the moral, ethical, and practical concerns of condoning the sale of sex. Show More Summary

India Eliminates Disease, Will Spare Thousands Of Mothers And Newborns

Health advocates in India are celebrating a major milestone that will save thousands of mothers’ and babies’ lives. The World Health Organization declared that India has officially eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that predominantly plagues low-income patients. Show More Summary

Woman Wins Disability Payout for WiFi 'Sensitivity'

Electromagnetic radiation has been around since the universe first formed; it is, in its "most familiar form," light, reports the World Health Organization. But as cellphone towers and gadgets proliferate, electromagnetic radiation has increased, and some claim a sensitivity to it. One woman in France is now getting roughly $900...

School Sued By Parents Claiming WiFi Made Their Son Sick

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS) is acknowledged by the World Health Organization, but amongst the medical community, not so much. Maybe it’s a psychological issue, maybe it’s real, we suppose that’s a debate for another...Show More Summary

Clean Water’s No. 2 Problem

A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our September issue). The goal of doubling the global poor’s access to clean water has been met five years early, according to the World Health Organization. That’s due in part to Christian charities that have dug wells with gusto. Show More Summary

Sierra Leone's Last Ebola Patient Released But Nation Not Yet "Ebola-Free"

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The country celebrates but the World Health Organization says it must go six weeks without a new case before the nation can be declared virus-free.

Merck’s Ebola Vaccine Won’t Move The Needle

At the end of last month, the World Health Organization stated that an effective Ebola vaccine may be around the corner, citing an interim analysis of phase 3 trial results of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus-Ebola Virus Vaccine (also called VSV-EBOV) that is licensed to Merck now. Show More Summary

Sierra Leone Is Down To Its Last Cases Of Ebola

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here’s some great news out of West Africa: according to the World Health Organization, the outbreak is down to its last couple of cases, with no new cases reported since early August. Read more...

The End of Ebola?

Sierra Leone has gone a full week without a new case of the Ebola virus for the first time since the outbreak reached the country early last year, the World Health Organization reported this week. Last week, the government lifted the...Show More Summary

Over 100 People Contract Typhoid Fever in Syrian Refugee Camp - WHO

More than 100 people have contracted typhoid fever in the past two weeks in the Yarmouk refugee camp outside the Syrian capital, Damascus, a World Health Organization (WHO) official told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Meet an Aid Worker Behind the Ebola Response in Liberia

Last August, the Ebola crisis, which had been simmering for months, erupted into headlines across the U.S. as the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a humanitarian emergency. Now, more than a year into...Show More Summary

To Fight Antibiotic Resistance, We Need Better Data on Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production

Scientists around the world, along with numerous organizations, including the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, have said that if we do not significantly reduce antibiotic use in humans and animals, these wonder drugs will soon lose their effectiveness. Show More Summary

To Fight Antibiotic Resistance, We Need Better Data on Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production

Scientists around the world, along with numerous organizations, including the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, have said that if we do not significantly reduce antibiotic use in humans and animals, these wonder drugs will soon lose their effectiveness. Show More Summary

Welcome ICD-10 with a smile : 8 Tips for Smoother Transition

last weekHealth : Vigyanix

ICD – The International Classification of Diseases is a diagnostic codes, maintained by World Health Organization and is used for health management, epidemiology and other medical purposes. From October 1st, 2015, the entire US Healthcare...Show More Summary

Sierra Leone records no new Ebola cases in a week: WHO

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Sierra Leone has not recorded a new case of Ebola in the last week, a first since the outbreak reached the country in March last year, the World Health Organization said Monday. “This is very good news but we have to keep doing this intensive working with communities to identify potential new...

What People Are Willing To Pay For Cigarettes Around The World

Data Visualisation by @JodySieradzki. Data Source: World Health Organization.

Vote to Help Teach Kids Vital Mental Health Tools

Microsoft wants to #UpgradeYourWorld with $500,000 grant Your vote can bring iFred’s Schools for Hope program to children around the world. Microsoft is celebrating people and organizations who do great things and make a difference every day by awarding a global nonprofit organization with $500,000, along […]

WHO Declares Africa Free Of 'Wild' Cases Of Polio 

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Chalk up a major win for global health: according to the World Health Organization, Africa has been free of wild cases of Polio since July. This comes down to a dedicated vaccination campaign that has advanced the continent towards zero cases. Read more...

PAHO Venezuela worries about cancer medicine shortage

CARACAS (Reuters) - Reports of shortages of cancer medicines in Venezuela are worrisome, a doctor representing the World Health Organization's Americas arm in the scarcity-hit country said in a rare interview this week.

IOC won’t test Rio’s filthy water for viruses before Olympics

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The International Olympic Committee won’t test the water at the aquatic venues for next year’s Rio Olympics despite the fact that the sewage-filled water has been proven to be laden with viruses. World Health Organization guidelines recommend only bacterial testing and that’s good enough for the IOC, according to Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi, […]

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