News tagged with world health organisation
Sierra Leone's government on Thursday declared a cholera outbreak a national emergency after 176 deaths and 10,800 reported cases since January, health ministry sources said.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists in Germany and Africa on Wednesday said they had found two variants of genes that help to explain why some lucky individuals do not develop severe malaria.
Genetics Aug 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An outbreak of cholera in Guinea has killed 60 people since February and is showing no signs of letting up, the country's health ministry said Thursday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
At least 15 people have died in Uganda from the deadly Ebola virus with the toll likely to rise further, the health ministry said Wednesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Trials in Thailand with a candidate vaccine for dengue, a potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease, have shown it to protect against three of the four virus strains, its French maker said Wednesday.
Medications Jul 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A Chinese dairy has been ordered to suspend production after a cancer-causing toxin was found in its infant formula, China's quality watchdog said Monday, in the country's latest milk scare.
Health Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Belgian scientists of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium made a breakthrough in bridging high tech molecular biology research on microbial pathogens and the needs of the poorest of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Sierra Leone's health ministry on Wednesday said an outbreak of cholera in the west African country has killed 62 people in less than a month.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
South Africa is recalling 500,000 HIV test kits it ordered from a South Korean company despite a World Health Organisation (WHO) warning over inconclusive results, the health ministry said Tuesday.
HIV & AIDS Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Shaken awake by police on a park bench, a 12-year-old boy from Prague was so drunk he could neither walk nor talk -- grim evidence of an unparalleled alcohol scourge affecting underage Czechs.
Addiction Jul 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Insufficient progress has been made in most developing countries to meet the United Nations' target of halving the proportion of children who suffer from hunger by 2015 compared with 1990 levels, according to a systematic ...
Health Jul 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- With the growing worldwide incidence of diabetes, a new study reveals that traditional Aboriginal and Indian plant extracts show potential for managing the disease.
Diabetes Jun 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Infections from certain parasites can compromise the immune system, leaving it less able to fight other diseases.
Immunology Jun 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study confirms that doing short journeys on foot rather than taking the car or motorbike would avoid the death of 108 men and 79 women a year in Catalonia alone. This would imply annual savings of more ...
Health Jun 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The A(H1N1) "swine flu" 2009 pandemic probably claimed over a quarter of a million lives -- 15 times more than the 18,500 reported, a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal said Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 1