Psychology & Psychiatry

New diagnosis category in post-traumatic stress disorder

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently listed a new sibling diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), termed complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). An international team with the involvement of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What you need to know about monkeypox

The World Health Organization said June 25 that monkeypox wasn't yet a public health emergency of international concern. More than 4,500 cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 300 in the U.S.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Europe to see 'high levels' of COVID this summer: WHO

The World Health Organization said Thursday it expected "high levels" of COVID-19 in Europe this summer and called on countries to monitor the spread as cases tripled in the past month.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO wants vaccine efficacy data in monkeypox fight

The World Health Organization on Wednesday appealed for vigilance to ensure monkeypox does not spread among more vulnerable groups, such as children.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country's first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic.

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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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