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Drinking just one or two alcoholic drinks a day linked to liver disease

According to the World Health Organization, excessive alcohol drinking is the most common cause of cirrhosis worldwide. A new worldwide study has shown the significant influence of daily drinking on this disease burden.

World Malaria Day: Supporting the World Health Organization's Vision of a World Free of Malaria

Eliminated long ago in the U.S., malaria isn't considered a serious threat by many Americans. But as companies and organizations expand their global footprint and send employees to new markets, World Malaria Day is a much-needed reminder...Show More Summary

Over 1,000 People Killed in Yemen Conflict Since March 19

At least 1,080 people were killed and 4,352 were injured since the escalation of Yemen crisis in March, according to the statistical report of the World Health Organization covering the period between March 19 and April 20.

You’ll never guess the world’s most obese country (and no, it’s not the U.S.)

Here’s one metric where the U.S. – thankfully -- is not number one. The chart below, made by Ramon Martinez, a technical specialist in health metrics for the World Health Organization, shows 188 countries ranked in descending order by the percentage of their population that is overweight or obese, which is defined as having a […]

Tell world leaders to ban glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, autism

The World Health Organization recently declared that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide RoundUp, “probably” causes cancer. Scientific experts around the world agree that the poison is likely dangerous to humans, and numerous a

Poor Countries Account for 80% of Non-Communicable Diseases - WHO

According to World Health Organization, about eight in ten cases of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and mental health conditions, are registered in developing countries.

Road to Zero: Sierra Leone’s Struggle to Rid Itself of Ebola

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The worst of the Ebola epidemic may be over but the World Health Organization has declared that life in Sierra Leone, as in other Ebola-affected West African countries, can only return to normal when transmission of the virus ceases and cases drop to zero. Unfortunately, not everyone in Sierra Leone is so concerned. Mark Honigsbaum reports. Read more...

W.H.O. Promises Reform After Criticism Over Ebola Response

The World Health Organization acknowledged it was not prepared to deal with the Ebola outbreak, and vowed to overhaul the way it handles epidemics.

Monsanto Furious At World Health Organization For Claiming Weedkiller Causes Cancer

Following Monsanto lobbyist comments recently that he's "not stupid" enough to drink the weedkiller that he also proclaimed was safe enough that "you can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you;" Reuters reports that the maker...Show More Summary

WHO, Nigerian Officials Hunt for Cause of Mystery Deaths

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Herbicides and alcohol poisoning are being investigated as the possible causes of the sudden deaths of at least 18 people in Nigeria last week, a representative for the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Twitter over the weekend. Twenty-four...Show More Summary

Reducing global tobacco use

Although global efforts to cut tobacco use have had some success, more can be done to reduce the number of deaths from smoking, according to a new commentary. More than 170 countries have signed the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control agreement since it was adopted in 2005. Show More Summary

WHO: 'Mystery Disease' May Be From Pesticides

The World Health Organization said yesterday the cause of the frightening "mystery disease" that has killed at least 18 people in a town in Nigeria may be weed killer, AFP reports. The victims in Ode-Irele, located in the southwestern part of the state of Ondo, died within a day or...

Medical News Today: WHO admit faults over Ebola response, suggest areas for improvement

A statement from the World Health Organization leadership identifies failures in their response to the Ebola epidemic and specifies areas of reform.

Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria’s ‘mystery disease': WHO

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Pesticide poisoning was the likely cause of the mysterious deaths of at least 18 people in a southwestern Nigerian town earlier this week, the World Health Organization said Sunday. The “current hypothesis is cause of the event is herbicides”, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said in a...

10 Reasons to Consider Breastfeeding

Breast is best! You keep hearing it, time and again from major health organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF. And even here at Growing Your Baby, breastfeeding is discussed and encouraged. Show More Summary

Local physician recommends World Health Organization retire the term opioid substitution therapy

A researcher and physician caring for individuals with substance abuse disorders, believes the term opioid substitution therapy has unintended adverse consequences for patients receiving treatment for addiction.

US May Start Testing Food for ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ Glyphosate

Following the World Health Organization’s report declaring that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, likely causes cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that regulators may begin testing food for residue of the pesticide chemical.

Ebola Survivors Should Practice Safe Sex Or Abstinence For More Than 3 Months: WHO

Since the Ebola epidemic hit West Africa last year, the World Health Organization has consistently issued health recommendations to prevent the deadly disease from spreading. As part of those recommendations, the organization is nowShow More Summary

WHO Says Withholding Results From Clinical Trials Is Unethical

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The World Health Organization (WHO) called for greater transparency in medical research this week, moving that results from clinical trials for medical products be disclosed in open, free-to-access publications within twelve months of studies' completion, whatever their findings. Read more...

WHO Joins the Push for Greater Disclosure of Clinical Trial Data

The World Health Organization has released a new position statement calling for companies to publish all research studies.

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