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STUDY: Discrimination to Blame for High HIV Rates, Poor Health Care for Trans People

A report by the World Health Organization says widespread discrimination against trans people is why the population has a high HIV rate and many don't receive adequate health care. 1 - Name: w-line read more

Possible path toward first anti-MERS drugs

If you haven't heard of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, thank geography, NGOs, and government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO) for keeping the new disease in check. Show More Summary

Rapid Ebola test could play key role in efforts to end lingering outbreak

New research has expanded on the studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming the first and only rapid diagnostic for this disease to receive approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). This test could prove vital toShow More Summary

Ebola created a public health emergency—and we weren’t ready for it

The World Health Organization has issues with nearly every aspect of its response.

First domestic pigs in Estonia affected by ASF

Two small farms in Estonia have been affected by African Swine Fever; about 550 pigs will have to be culled as a result, according the latest data by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

4 technologies disrupting the hearing loss industry

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are more than 360 million people worldwide with a disabling hearing loss, including 32 million children and one-third of people over 65 years of age. Hearing loss may result from...Show More Summary

By Sea, Land and Air: Hong Kong Inventor Leads Charge in War Against Pollution

Following alarming reports of thousands of annual deaths from pollution in Hong Kong and the city’s promise to reach World Health Organization standards by 2014, air pollution and clean energy have been infectious topics in Hong Kong this year. With an air quality objective more than 25 years old, government response has arguably been slow [...]

Researchers discover surprising link between chronic stress, preterm birth

Excessive stress can result in preterm birth, which has been show to affect a person's health throughout their life, surprising new research shows. The World Health Organization estimates 15 million babies are born preterm each year....Show More Summary

'Eliminating' HIV Infections From Mothers to Infants

It's not often that we hear that a disease or condition has been "eliminated" -- but that's what the World Health Organization announced a couple of weeks back when they confirmed that Cuba was the first country to be certified as having achieved this remarkable goal. Show More Summary

Another Ebola Fatality Is Reported in Liberia

A woman died at an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, the second victim of the virus since the World Health Organization declared the country free of of the virus in May.

Networks Promote Fears of 'DNA Tinkering,' But Ignore GMO Benefits in 78 Percent of Stories

Prominent scientists say genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are vital to feeding the world and solving undernourishment, but the broadcast networks were more focused on unproven claims about their “potential health risk.” GMOs are back in the news since Rep. Show More Summary

WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden: statement

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had delivered life-saving medical supplies to the southern city of Aden in Yemen, where most health facilities are "non-functional" due to fighting and critical shortages of supplies.

It's Too Early to Declare Victory Over Ebola

On May 9, Liberia was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) after 14 long months battling against the disease. With that declaration came predictions that neighboring Sierra Leone may see the end of the epidemic as well. Show More Summary

World Health Organization Urges All Countries to Raise Tobacco Taxes

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Every six seconds someone in the world dies from a smoking-related illness.

Report Finds WHO Unfit To Confront Public Health Emergencies Like Ebola

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the wake of West Africa’s Ebola crisis, an independent panel assembled at the request of World Health Organization director Margaret Chan has judged the WHO unfit “to deliver a full emergency public health response,” finding that it has neither “the capacity [nor] organizational culture” to do so. Read more...

Ever Wonder how to become a paid Actor? Join the Screen Actor’s Guild?

The Screen Actors Guild is one of the most prestigious organizations in the world for actors. Those who join receive a number of benefits, including higher salaries and access to health insurance. Once you have your SAG card and work on productions approved by the organization, you will earn more than scale. Show More Summary

Experts Say World Health Organization Unable to Handle Ebola Outbreak

Experts called on Tuesday for urgent, root-and-branch changes to the World Health Organization after an inadequate response to West Africa's vast and deadly Ebola outbreak. The U.N. agency "does not currently possess the capacity orShow More Summary

In scathing report on Ebola, panel urges sweeping changes at World Health Organization

The World Health Organization must undergo fundamental changes if it is to fulfill its function of protecting global health, according to an independent panel of experts that reviewed the agency's bungled response to the deadly Ebola outbreak.

W.H.O. Is Not Equipped to Handle a Crisis Like Ebola, Report Says

3 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

An independent panel said in a report released Tuesday that the World Health Organization was sluggish, financially unprepared and overly reliant on “good diplomacy.”

Medical News Today: WHO: countries must raise tobacco tax to 75% of retail price

A new report from the World Health Organization makes a case for increasing tobacco taxation as the cheapest and most effective way to reduce smoking-related deaths worldwide.

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