News tagged with world health organisation
Resistance to antibiotics is a 'catastrophic' global threat and should be ranked alongside terrorism as one of the biggest risks Britain faces, the government's chief medical officer said Monday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A decade ago, a highly contagious and deadly new illness sent people worldwide scrambling to cancel flights and holidays as schools closed and sales of surgical masks spiked.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 09, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 6
AIDS experts cautioned Monday against hype of a cure after doctors in the United States suppressed HIV in a child born with the virus by administering a potent drug cocktail shortly after birth. ...
HIV & AIDS Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—New research from the University of Reading could be crucial in the fight to stop the spread of killer viruses such as HIV and avian flu.
Medical research Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Giving inmates drug substitution treatment, needles and condoms are key ways to help curb addiction and HIV infection in European jails, experts say, calling on authorities to change their approach to prison health care.
HIV & AIDS Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A 35-year-old man has become Cambodia's eighth bird flu fatality this year, prompting concern about the spread of the virus in the country, a health official said Tuesday,
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Exposure to higher levels of fine particulates—the airborne pollution that is an emerging problem in many Asian cities—causes a sharp rise in deaths from heart attacks, a study published on Wednesday ...
Health Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A rebel-held area of Syria has been hit by an outbreak of typhoid after power cuts hit water supplies and forced the population to turn to the Euphrates River, the UN's health agency warned Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists suspect chemicals which disrupt the hormone system are linked to early breast development, poor semen quality, low birthweight in babies and other problems, but more research is needed, UN agencies ...
Health Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The World Health Organisation on Saturday urged countries to be vigilant over the spread of a potentially fatal SARS-like virus after a new case in Britain brought the global number to 12.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
In order to cut premature death rates, the world's politicians need to focus on "simple measures" like anti-tobacco policies, cutting salt levels in food, and improving access to affordable heart disease ...
Addiction Feb 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The camera zooms in on a stubble-bearded hunk dragging on a cigarette and blowing out a thick cloud of smoke with what seems to be great satisfaction.
Addiction Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A fisherman has died of swine flu in the Western Sahara region, where 11 others have been tested H1N1 positive, the Moroccan health ministry said on Sunday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
China reported two human cases of bird flu in the southwestern city of Guiyang on Sunday, with both patients in a critical condition, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Less than half of all countries in the world have functioning plans to prevent cancer and provide treatment and care to cancer patients, the World Health Organisation lamented Friday.
Cancer Feb 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0