News tagged with united nations
(Medical Xpress) -- A CDC study led by microbiologist Terrence Tumpey has found that the H3N2 virus that infected several people in the United States last year, may have more pandemic potential than has been ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 21, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Pesticides and pollutants are related to an alarming 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking ...
Health Oct 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Children born outside the United States have a lower risk of asthma, skin and food allergies, and living in the United States for a decade may raise a person's allergy risk, said a study on Monday.
Immunology Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
More than 230 million women worldwide projected to have unmet need for modern contraceptive methods by 2015
New research on contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for contraception in married or co-habiting women of reproductive age (15 – 49 years), based on data from 194 countries, suggests that although the proportion of women ...
Health Mar 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The United Nations on Thursday formally rejected a multi-billion-dollar damages claim for a cholera epidemic in Haiti that has been widely blamed on UN peacekeepers.
Other Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Americans are in worse health, die earlier and suffer from more disease than residents of other wealthy nations, according to a new study out Wednesday.
Health Jan 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The United Nations on Tuesday launched a $2.2 billion appeal for a campaign to halt a cholera epidemic in Haiti, widely blamed on UN peacekeepers, which has killed more than 7,750 people.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Immigrants who come to the United States from Mexico arrive with a significant amount of undiagnosed disease, tempering previous findings that immigrants are generally healthier than native-born residents, according to a ...
Health Dec 03, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Improving sanitation and building more toilets could save millions of lives around the world and would remove an important source of inequality, the UN said Friday ahead of World Toilet Day.
Health Nov 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in postmenopausal women differs considerably according to the formulation of hormone therapy (HT) used, with the highest VTE risk seen in users of oral ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer are less likely to die from the disease than from largely preventable conditions such as heart disease, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It is the largest ...
Cancer Jul 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
By global standards, health risks caused by environmental factors are low in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), new studies by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers show.
Health Feb 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
At least 10 people in northwestern China have contracted a highly infectious strain of polio, in the first outbreak of the disease in the country for 12 years, a United Nations group said Thursday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Debate about the public health response to Haiti's cholera epidemic continues as the crisis enters its ninth month, with some experts arguing that a vaccination campaign in Haiti would be neither feasible nor cost-effective, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Ghana is recalling a shipment of 120 million Chinese-made condoms distributed to charities in the country after testing showed that they were riddled with holes and prone to breaking, an official said Tuesday.
HIV & AIDS Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0