In Geneva today, the World Health Assembly — that is, the annual meeting of the 194 governments whose collective commitment support the World Health Organization — opened as traditional, with a speech by the WHO’s director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan. It...
A joint study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Chinese government has shown that poultry farms are likely the source of the H7N9 virus that has so far killed 36 people. [ more › ]
A new virus in the same family as SARS -- found for the first time in humans in recent months -- has infected 40 people, most of them in the Middle East.Half of those infected have died, according to the World Health Organization. Earlier...Show More Summary
A China, World Health Organization (WHO) joint report said the H7N9 bird flu virus has a higher potential for human-to-human transmission than any other known bird flu virus.The report, compiled after the WHO's week-long field assessment...Show More Summary
One shot confers lifetime protection and the “booster shot” given at 10 years is no longer necessary, the World Health Organization said.
LONDON (Reuters) - Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from 131 confirmed cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The United Nations health agency said the four deaths were from cases that had already been identified in laboratories. Show More Summary
According to a joint World Health Organization/UNICEF report issued this week, an estimated 768 million people relied on unimproved drinking-water sources in 2011, with 185 million of these relying on surface water to meet their daily drinking-water needs. Show More Summary
Two health care workers in Saudi Arabia were sickened while treating patients with a dangerous new virus, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.The health care workers were exposed to patients with the novel coronavirus, or nCoV, the WHO said in a statement Wednesday. Show More Summary
The Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) is emerging as a major challenge for countries across the world and experts from the various governments that have been affected are desperately looking for some form of guidance. A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that the virus may be able to spread by human-to-human contact. Show More Summary
On May 17, commemorating the day that the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder, millions of people from over 100 countries will come together to celebrate the ninth annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
Virginia Tech researchers have identified leptospirosis as a significant health threat in Botswana. The world's most common disease transmitted to humans by animals, according to the World Health Organization, leptospirosis is a two-phase...Show More Summary
The World Health Organization estimates that about 121 million people worldwide have some form of depression. Though there aren’t any official stats, I’m pretty sure most startup founders fall under that category at some point. Being depressed about work, life, money and family is a fairly common thing… yet it is largely unspoken. There is... Read More
A vaccine that provides wider protection against multiple strains of the bird flu virus, H7N9, is currently being worked on as the outbreak in China continues to get worse. In a news conference held by the World Health Organization (WHO),...Show More Summary
A new virus similar to the one that triggered a deadly SARS outbreak in 2003 is beginning to spread throughout the Middle East and Europe, killing at least 18 people so far. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) hasn’t yet found evidence to suggest that the new SARS-like virus could spark a pandemic, WHO officials [...]
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Sunday it is possible that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can transmit between people in close contact.
Worldwide elimination of malaria would save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But eradication remains elusive, because the parasite that causes the disease can evolve to withstand the effects of new malaria drugs and become drug-resistant. Researchers, however, now believe they have discovered a way to track […]
Another patient in China has died from an H7N9 influenza infection, raising the number of fatal illnesses to 32, though no new cases were reported today, holding the overall case total to 131.The World Health Organization (WHO) reported...Show More Summary
Two more people in Saudi Arabia have died from a new strain of coronavirus that has emerged in the Middle East, bringing the toll in the kingdom's latest outbreak to seven, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.Six other...Show More Summary
A recent report, co-produced by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program, suggests a ban of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be needed to protect the health of future generations.
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially recognized the eradication of smallpox. Psychic Who Said Amanda Berry Was Dead Silent After Berry Is Found Alive – Hey, guess what. Sylvia Browne is a total fucking asshole. From Paul. Show More Summary