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Being Single Is Now a Disability, According to the World Health Organization

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

According to the Telegraph, the World Health Organization will change its definition of disabilities to classify people without a sexual partner as “infertile.” The controversial new classifications will make it so that heterosexualShow More Summary

A New Definition of Infertility Will Give Every Individual 'The Right to Reproduce'

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Single men and women who have not found a sexual partner to have children with will be classed as “infertile,” the World Health Organization is to announce. In a move that dramatically changes the definition of infertility, the WHO will...Show More Summary

Not Having Sex Partner for Children to be a "Disability?"

The World Health Organization is close to declaring a new disability–not having a sex partner with whom one can have a child–even if not biologically infertile. Seriously. From the Telegraph story: Single men and women without medical...Show More Summary

WHO seeks new mechanism for crisis vaccine supplies at low cost

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization, drugmakers and humanitarian groups are hammering out details of a new vaccine supply system aimed at getting vital shots to vulnerable people in crises such as wars or natural disast...

Are algae-powered oxygen bars on the horizon?

While the idea may seem strange at first, these pods could actually be the answer to the increasing problem of urban pollution and carbon emissions. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2030, 60% of the world’s population will...Show More Summary

Good practices according to WHO’s recommendation for normal labor and birth and women’s assessment of the care received: the “birth in Brazil” national research study, 2011/2012

The World Health Organization recommends good practices for the conduct of uncomplicated labor and birth, with the aim of improving the quality of and assessment by women of childbirth care. The aim of this st...

Factors associated with cesarean delivery during labor in primiparous women assisted in the Brazilian Public Health System: data from a National Survey

The rate of cesarean delivery (CD) in Brazil has increased over the past 40 years. The CD rate in public services is three times above the World Health Organization recommended values. Among strategies to redu...


IT’S A BIG KILLER, BUT IT DOESN’T GET CORRESPONDINGLY BIG PRESS: How Many People Die From Tuberculosis? Epidemic Killing Millions, Disease Runs Rampant, World Health Organization Reports.

High-dose influenza vaccine is expected to provide cost savings and better outcomes compared to standard-dose influenza vaccine in Canadian seniors

Seasonal influenza is a global public health concern. The World Health Organization estimates 3-5 million cases of severe infection annually, resulting in up to half a million deaths. In industrialized countries, people aged 65 years...Show More Summary

World Health Organization Warns Tuberculosis Is Not Under Control

last weekNews : The Two-Way

A new report shows tuberculosis was one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide in 2015, and that the United Nations health body is not on track to meet its goals for reducing deaths from the disease.

Upsurge in cholera after Hurricane Matthew

More than 200 new cases of cholera have been reported in Haiti following the deadly impact of Hurricane Matthew. Cholera has been a problem in Haiti for more than six years. The World Health Organization says more than 790,000 cases of cholera with more than 9,300 deaths have been reported in Haiti since October 2010. Mayo Clinic […]

Raising soda taxes may sound good, but likely to fall flat with US consumers

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended governments raise taxes on sugary drinks and increase subsidies on fruits and vegetables, in an effort to fight global obesity and diabetes. An American researchers says the WHO's approach is bound to get mixed results.

Efforts to beat tuberculosis fall far short, WHO warns

LONDON (Reuters) - Health authorities worldwide need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat a "deadly epidemic" of tuberculosis if they are to reduce TB infections and deaths by 2030, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday.

WHO takes action against sugary drinks, urges taxes

The World Health Organization took two actions yesterday to encourage people to cut down on consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. It issued a report urging national governments to consider taxes: “Taxes on sugary drinks: Why do it?   Governments can take a number of actions to improve availability and access to healthy foods and have a positive […]

An Entirely Curable Disease Is A Top 10 Killer Around The World

Tuberculosis, a curable airborne disease, is back on the list of the top 10 causes of death globally, the World Health Organization announced Thursday. TB is now the fifth most common cause of death, following heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Show More Summary

Should all sugary drinks be taxed?

The World Health Organization wants to see sugar-busting efforts go global.

How Humans Can Live 100 Healthy Years

“Paradigm changes are so hard to come up with because they require thinking outside the box.” If there was ever an industry in need of a paradigm change, it's healthcare. The World Health Organization estimated total spending on global health in 2012 was $6.5 trillion. Show More Summary

Cholera spreads in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Cholera is claiming more lives in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, which has reportedly killed 1,000 people. The World Health Organization is rushing one million doses of cholera vaccine to the island. More than 85 cases of the deadly disease have been reported in the town of Port-à-Piment. Vladimir Duthiers reports from the capital, Port-au-Prince.

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