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11 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Sally Satel The spread of Zika is a public health story, but politics isn’t far behind. The consuming controversy here is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have dragged their feet in giving strong recommendations to women to delay pregnancy.

New WHO Diagnostic Labels Perpetuate Transgender Stigma

The movement of the World Health Organization (WHO) to declassify transgender identity as a mental disorder is simultaneously a step forward in affirming the personhood of gender minority individuals, and a step backward in diagnoses that adequately reflect their health needs. Show More Summary

Categorizing Trans Identity Is No Easy Feat

Can the World Health Organization declassify transgender identity as a mental disorder without alienating anyone?

Zika virus challenges for neuropsychiatry

The Zika virus led the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a global public health emergency in February 2016, but how much is really known about its neurobiology and potential neuropsychiatric manifestations?

World Health Organization Moving To Remove Transgender Identity From List Of Mental Disorders

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The World Health Organization (WHO) is moving closer toward declassifying transgender identity as a mental disorder in its global list of medical conditions, reports the New York Times. The update has been approved in committee and is being reviewed for the next edition of WHO’s global guidebook, International Classification of Diseases. “The intention is to... Read more »

Protecting Agaisnt Zika and Other Insect Borne Diseases

With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Zika virus an international public health emergency and no vaccine to prevent contracting the virus and no drug to treat it, the best way to not get it is to not get bit by mosquitos. Easier said than done, right? I should know! I’m the one that......

Effectiveness of the WHO cancer pain relief guidelines published by Dove Medical Press

The Journal of Pain Research has published the review "Effectiveness of the World Health Organization Cancer Pain Relief Guidelines: An Integrative Review". read more

Germ-inspired microbots shape shift to deliver drugs, unclog artieries

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

According to the World Health Organization, up to 20,000 people still suffer from African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness, which once made many parts of central Africa almost uninhabitable. Scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique...Show More Summary

WHO Urges Countries to Act Quickly to Decrease Deaths From Viral Hepatitis

World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the viral hepatitis, and to increase access to testing and treatment services, according to official press release.

Your Risk of Catching Zika at Rio Olympics? It’s ‘Low,’ Says the WHO

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that there’s a “low risk” of people catching or spreading the Zika virus during the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. That assertion was made by Dr. William...Show More Summary

8 Ways Digital is Transforming Governments around the World

The technology now exists to deliver, at the push of a touch screen, a taxi to your door. A doctor can assess a person's health remotely. Computers can process and organize data from millions of inputs. So governments, long accused of taking on tasks too large to complete, now have access to technology to make extremely complex tasks easy. Show More Summary

WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

The World Health Organization is flagging 4 key challenges as the international community meets at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, from 18–22 July 2016. The Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. Show More Summary

Morning Showers Can Boost Your Mental Health, Here’s Why

Depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems are serious and widespread. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that over 350 million... The post Morning Showers Can Boost Your Mental Health, Here’s Why appeared first on Lifehack.

Suspected Congo yellow fever cases up 38 percent in last three weeks: WHO

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The number of suspected yellow fever cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has jumped 38 percent in the last three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as health officials prepare to launch a vaccination campaign next week.

The CDC and WHO are teaming up to end the 'contagious disease' of child violence

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The World Health Organization and eight partner groups released a game plan for ending violence against children.

Hate Is A Public Health Emergency

The massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12 is the latest manifestation of violence as a public health emergency. A public health emergency, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is "an occurrence or imminent threat of an illness or health condition, caused by...an epidemic... Show More Summary

The 25 most high-tech cities in the world

Cities are the way of the future. In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That's an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will flourish...Show More Summary

Don’t Let Zika Stop the Olympics

By ASHISH JHA, MD An expert panel convened by the World Health Organization just declared that there is no scientific basis for canceling, postponing or moving the 28th Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August or the Paralympics in September because of the Zika outbreak. While many of us experts have expressed concerns about

900 Gazans are still in need of care for injuries sustained in 2014 war

UN: "In early July 2014, the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that Gaza’s struggling health sector was near to collapse due to the severe shortages of medicines, medical disposables and fuel, and the lack of capacity to expand services to meet population needs. Show More Summary

IMCI strategy for children under 5 -- a systematic review

An international review team has published a Cochrane systematic review that assessed the effects of programmes that use the World Health Organization's (WHO) integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) strategy. The review has...Show More Summary

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