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WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

The World Health Organisation warned Monday of a growing cholera risk in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in Myanmar. A month after the exodus began, those dispersed in some 68 camps and settlements along the border do not have safe drinking water and […]

September 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Yellow fever outbreak in Africa isn’t a global emergency- UN

Yellow fever outbreak in Africa isn’t a global emergency- UN

Sep 01, – Since it was first identified in Angola last December, yellow fever has spread to Congo and is believed to have sickened more than 6,300 people and killed about 400, despite millions of doses of vaccine having been sent repeatedly to Angola. The ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Africa is serious but does […]

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak

UN bungles response to Africa’s yellow fever outbreak

Aug 05, – This lack of oversight and mismanagement has undermined control of the outbreak in Central Africa, the worst yellow fever epidemic in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found. The World Health Organization and its partners shipped more than 6 million yellow fever vaccines to Angola in February to quash an emerging epidemic, […]

August 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
South Korea reports 16th MERS death and five new cases

South Korea reports 16th MERS death and five new cases

Jun 15, – Seoul also declared five new patients — bringing the total number of cases including the deaths to 150 — as fears grew over the impact of the outbreak on Asia’s fourth-largest economy. South Korea Monday reported its 16th death in an expanding MERS outbreak, as President Park Geun-Hye called for efforts to […]

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West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

Aug 28, – The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced a $490 million strategic plan to contain the epidemic over the next nine months, saying it was based on a projection that the virus could spread to 10 further countries beyond the four now affected – Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The Ebola epidemic in […]

August 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
UN envoy says flight bans hindering war on Ebola

UN envoy says flight bans hindering war on Ebola

Aug 25, – David Nabarro, a British physician the United Nations has appointed to coordinate the global response to the crisis, was in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown for the fifth day of a tour of the region. The UN’s new pointman on Ebola said Monday the fight against the epidemic was a “war” which could […]

August 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mobile radiation causes no health risk: WHO expert

Mobile radiation causes no health risk: WHO expert

Dec 06, – Mobile towers and mobile phone radiations have no health risks and do not cause cancer, a World Health Organisation (WHO) expert said on Thursday. ‘WHO studies have already proven that mobile phones do not affect human health. Cancer or brain tumour apart, it doesn’t cause even headaches or sleep disorder,” said radiation […]

December 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers

WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers

Oct 11, –  “Mercury is one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern and is a substance which disperses into and remains in ecosystems for generations, causing severe ill health and intellectual impairment to exposed populations,” WHO head Margaret Chan said in a statement. The World Health Organisation and campaigners launched a […]

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Study finds: Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening

Study finds: Highest-Risk Smokers Benefit Most From CT Scan Screening

July 18, – For medical groups considering developing lung cancer screening guidelines, this study should provide a way to refine recommendations based on who benefits most, Katki said. Using low-dose CT scans to screen for lung cancer could prevent many deaths among those at highest risk, a new study suggests. But only a few deaths […]

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Half of EU citizens are overweight Rising, obesity rings alarm bells in Brussels

Half of EU citizens are overweight Rising, obesity rings alarm bells in Brussels

May 18, AP – For decades, EU member states have seen obesity levels rise. The UN and World Health Organization (WHO) are now sounding the alarm. Obesity, their recent report says, is becoming an epidemic. Half of EU citizens are overweight. Among these people, serious obesity is on the rise. It’s a heavy and expensive […]

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