News tagged with world health organization
(Medical Xpress)—The chief medical officer for Britain's Department of Health has issued a warning that resistance to bacteria is a more urgent threat to humanity than global warming, with bacteria becoming ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 25, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (36) | 40 |
A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Medical research Feb 21, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (11) | 0 |
Ottawa scientists have discovered a trigger that turns muscle stem cells into brown fat, a form of good fat that could play a critical role in the fight against obesity. The findings from Dr. Michael Rudnicki's ...
Medical research Feb 05, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (8) | 1 |
Nisin, a common food preservative, may slow or stop squamous cell head and neck cancers, a University of Michigan study found.
Cancer Oct 31, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
An international study led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke. By exploring the genetic variants linked with blood clotting – a process that can lead to a stroke – scientists ...
Neuroscience Feb 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Many people know what it's like to feel sad or down from time to time. We can experience negative emotions due to many things – a bad day at work, a relationship break-up, a sad film, or just getting out ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
China's H7N9 bird flu spread west to the central province of Henan on Sunday, as government websites and state media reported two deaths and 11 new cases nationwide.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
Breezing, a new startup based on technology developed by researchers at Arizona State University, is offering the world's first portable device that can track an individual's metabolism and use that information t ...
Medical research Jan 25, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0
Activating the 'mind's eye': Scientists teach blind to read, recognize objects with sounds (w/ Video)
Common wisdom has it that if the visual cortex in the brain is deprived of visual information in early infanthood, it may never develop properly its functional specialization, making sight restoration later ...
Neuroscience Nov 07, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 3 |
Claims that replacing alluring designs on cigarette packs with a plain standardised look will increase illegal tobacco production are baseless - according to a new report published today (Friday) by an international expert. ...
Addiction Nov 23, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1
Governments around the world are leaving hundreds of millions of cancer patients to suffer needlessly because of their failure to ensure adequate access to pain-relieving drugs, an unprecedented new international survey reveals.
Cancer Sep 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3
The tobacco industry is now using smarphone apps - a medium that has global reach, including to children - to promote its products, warn researchers in Tobacco Control.
Addiction Oct 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
An active lifestyle helps preserve gray matter in the brains of older adults and could reduce the burden of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...
Neuroscience Nov 26, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0
Siemens is researching a method that may make it possible to diagnose tuberculosis or lung cancer at an early stage using breath samples. The process involves an analysis of the molecular structure of the ...
Medical research Nov 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, have discovered a new genetic process that could one day provide a novel target for the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as intellectual disability ...
Genetics Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. Established on 7 April 1948, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the agency inherited the mandate and resources of its predecessor, the Health Organization, which had been an agency of the League of Nations.
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