Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China virus cases drop as foreign fears rise

Fears mounted Saturday over the rise of new cases and fatalities outside China from the new coronavirus outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned of a shrinking window to stem the spread of the deadly disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge

In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of infections are leading to a jump in cases of the new viral illness outside China. But it's not the numbers that are worrying experts: It's that increasingly they can't trace ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New virus outbreaks in China and abroad rekindle concerns

An eruption of new coronavirus cases in South Korea, Iran and Chinese hospitals and prisons rekindled concerns Friday about the spread of a deadly disease that has killed more than 2,200 people.

Overweight & Obesity

Why obesity is more common than you think

The World Health Organization has described obesity as a global epidemic and one of today's "most blatantly visible yet neglected public health problems." In the last few years reports on the rise of this life-threatening ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO declares 'progress' in fight against coronavirus

The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed "tremendous progress" in the fight against the deadly new coronavirus since it emerged in China in December.

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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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