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These New Technologies Will Be Both Powerful and Planet Friendly

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Did you know there is a 25% chance your cause of death will be due to environmental pollution? According the World Health Organization, some 12.6 million people—or nearly 1 in 4 worldwide—died in 2012 due to living or working in unhealthy conditions. Show More Summary

422 Million People with Diabetes & Poorer Countries Seeing Steepest Rise

According to a study by the World Health Organization (WHO), in less than 40 years, the worldwide number of adults with diabetes has increased fourfold. In 2014 there were 422 million people living with diabetes in the world compared to 108 million in 1980. Researchers found that diabetes prevalence has gone up fastest in low […]

Kill or Be Killed: Driverless Cars and the Ethical Trolley

As per statistics from the World Health Organization, 1.2 million lives are lost each year to car accidents. Reckless driving, drunken driving and underaged driving are responsible for so many deaths worldwide. According to Google, by...Show More Summary

Gender Differences and Relationship Power Could Be Key in Preventing HIV Among South African Adolescents

Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization. Because the HIV epidemic overlaps with an epidemic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and girls, researchers have suspected a correlation between inequities in relationship power and the risky sexual behavior that can lead to HIV transmission.

Zika Virus Documented in 66 Countries

According to the World Health Organization, the Zika virus has been registered in 66 countries.

Should Mental Health App Developers Back Up Their Claims With Clinical Evidence?

Millions of people with mental health disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder, are not getting the help they need. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 50% of people in developed countries and 85% in developing ones lack proper access to treatment. But many of these underserved people do have access to smartphones. Show More Summary

You’ve Been Washing Your Hands Wrong

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The World Health Organization recommends a six-step, 42.5-second method of cleaning or washing, rather than the C.D.C’s three-step, 35-second method.

Back to Basics: Spread of Multi-resistant Bacteria Spells Doom

Multi-resistant bacteria have become one of the most serious threats to modern healthcare, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated. All modern, advanced medical care has been based on antibiotics, but now even this drastic medicine has become increasingly unusable.

The Most Effective Way to Wash Your Hands—According to Science

Keeping our hands clean is the best way to prevent the spread of infections, so it’s surprising to learn that that Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) disagree on how to do it right. A new study shows that the six-step hand-washing technique promoted by the WHO is the better option. Read more...

World’s Largest Health Imaging Study Launched in U.K.

Scientists are to scan the brains and organs of 100,000 British people, in the largest ever health imaging study on record. The UK Biobank, a non-profit biological data repository in Stockport, in the north west of England, launchedShow More Summary

About Half Of American Adults Had Undiagnosed Diabetes!

Globally, according to WHO (World Health Organization), about 1 in 9 adults has diagnosed diabetes, which will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030. Most of these people have Type-2 diabetes, a condition in which the body cannot properly use or create sufficient amount of hormone insulin to convert blood sugar into energy. Show More Summary

Islamophobia threatens democracy in Europe, report says

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In a report on the health of democracy in the post-Soviet world, Freedom House painted a bleak picture of the state of liberal values in parts of Europe. The Washington-based human rights advocacy organization, which publishes a global freedom index every year, highlighted a number of worrying trends in 29 countries in Eastern and Central Europe, as […]

Islamophobia threatens democracy in Europe, report says

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

In a report on the health of democracy in the post-Soviet world, Freedom House painted a bleak picture of the state of liberal values in parts of Europe. The Washington-based human rights advocacy organization, which publishes a global freedom index every year, highlighted a number of worrying trends in 29 countries in Eastern and Central Europe, as […]

Potential role for vaccine in malaria elimination

Although the World Health Organization decided not to recommend the use of RTS,S/AS01, the most advanced malaria vaccine candidate that is in development, in infants within the Expanded Programme of Immunisations (EPI), termination of...Show More Summary

New Case of Ebola Virus Confirmed in Liberia, Sierra Leone on High Alert

A new case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in Liberia. As detailed in a report by Deutsche Welle, World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday the new positive case of a 30-year old woman who died while being transferred to a hospital in the capital, Monrovia.

New method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs

A new European standard method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs has been developed, report scientists. Inorganic arsenic is carcinogenic according to the World Health Organization. Being able to accuratelyShow More Summary

Lung ultrasound may be a safe substitute for chest x-ray when diagnosing pneumonia in children

Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Lung ultrasound has been shown to be highly effective and safe for diagnosing pneumonia in children, scientists report in a new article.

New hybrid drug plugs the hole in malaria drug resistance

The World Health Organization recommends treating malaria with artemisinin combination therapy (ACT), consisting of artemisinin and another drug. However, malaria resistance to ACT has already started emerging in Southeast Asia. Scientists...Show More Summary

New hybrid drug plugs the hole in malaria drug resistance

A combination of artemisinin and another drug (artemisinin combination therapy, ACT) is currently the best malaria treatment recommended by the World Health Organization. In early 2015, artemisinin-resistant malaria was confirmed in five countries in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Show More Summary

World Health Day 2016 Theme Focuses on Raising Awareness of Diabetes

World Health Organization (WHO) has once again opened the global health awareness day known as the World Health Day, which is celebrated every April 7. This year, the specialized agency of the United Nations turned the attention of the public to raising awareness about diabetes.

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