In a move that is likely to concern brand-name drugmakers, the Indian Patent Office is considering a proposal that would require the generic drug names assigned by the World Health Organization to be disclosed on patent applications, according to The Economic Times. Show More Summary
In what can only be described as an unprecedented blunder, the World Health Organization (WHO) apologized for reporting that half of new HIV infections in Greece are self-inflicted by those wanting to obtain a $1000 per month governmental benefit.... Read Full Post
Breathing is no optional, so air pollution matters. Recent studies by the World Health Organization (WHO) have shown that air pollution kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined and causes cancer.
Click image to open interactive version (via Ammo). Today, December 1, marks the 25th annual World AIDS Day, conceived in August 1987 by public officials from the World Health Organization’s Global Programme on AIDS and observed for the first time in 1988. It’s a yearly chance for people the world over to commemorate not only those that […]
When the World Health Organization established the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988, treatment options for people living with HIV were practically nonexistent, and AIDS was almost invariably fatal. Hope was in short supply, and there seemed to be little reason for optimism. I am grateful that the world is a very different...
Three out of four people who need antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Latin America and the Caribbean are receiving it, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). That leaves...Show More Summary
The World Health Organization makes a huge mistake, but not before Rush Limbaugh turns it into a huge news story.
The World Health Organization has just published a doozy of a correction. In a 188-page report published last month on health issues in European countries, the WHO's European office said something very alarming: large numbers of Greek people were deliberately infecting themselves with HIV to get public benefits worth about $1,000 per month. Show More Summary
World Health Organization | Media Matters for America A September 2013 World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe report said “HIV rates and heroin use have risen significantly, with about half of new HIV infections being self-inflicted to enable people … Read more
A research team consisting of more than 60 collaborators in 26 countries has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization's count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu. Show More Summary
The World Health Organization funded the research, which found that related consequences of the flu pushed the toll to about 400,000.
The World Health Organization printed a retraction Tuesday after the likes of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh latched on to the false voluntary HIV story.
When the World Health Organization made a big mistake about how many Greeks are getting HIV, the misinformation spread. Now, WHO is trying to correct the record. But the mistake is still out there.
There was a meme going around yesterday that Greeks were giving themselves HIV en masse in order to get government benefits. ZeroHedge, for example, ran a piece titled: "Half Of New Greek HIV Cases Are Self-Inflicted To Receive €700 Per Month Benefits, Study Finds." It was all over Twitter, too. Show More Summary
A new World Health Organization report contains a truly shocking claim: roughly a half of new HIV infections in Greece are self-inflicted to get the monthly 700 euro payment for those with AIDS. It is the sign of the desperation felt by many in the country to get government benefits after the austerity measures required […]
Boston, MA – According to the World Health Organization, 360 million people have disabling hearing loss, a condition that is often considered to be an unavoidable side effect of aging. New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH)...Show More Summary
When one reads the following stunning, and tragic, excerpt from the World Health Organization's recent report "Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region: final report" what can one say but... Grecovery. Show More Summary
I traveled to Hong Kong last week and was greeted by a layer of smog. The city’s famous skyline was marred by haze, and the pollution in the air exceeded World Health Organization guidelines four out of the five days I was there. Hong Kong isn’t the only metropolis struggling with air pollution. read more
There has been a lot to give thanks for recently in the realm of global health: successful malaria vaccine trials are giving us new cause for hope; the World Health Organization announced the largest-ever rollout of GenXpert rapid tuberculosis...Show More Summary
The World Health Organization confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 in Cameroon on Thursday, marking the first human cases there since 2009. The virus was isolated from two patients in the country’s western region who had developed...Show More Summary