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France Detects First Bird Flu Outbreak In Years

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

France, the European Union's biggest agriculture producer, reported an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens on Wednesday, its first...

Global Health Experts Say Response To Ebola Was Full Of Failures

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living

A group of 19 global health experts reviewing the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa harshly criticized how the World Health Organization ...

Maternal Deaths Drop Sharply, But Only 9 Nations Meet UN Goal

Reuters | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.17.2015 | Parents

BANGKOK, Nov. 12  -- Only nine countries have achieved a UN development goal of reducing the number of women dying before, during or after givin...

5 Myths About Antibiotic Resistance That Are Putting Us All At Risk

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

People across the world are alarmingly confused about the role of antibiotics and the right way to take them, and this ignorance is fueling the rise ...

"Curbing" Road Traffic Deaths in Developing Countries with Emergency Care

Adam Lewis | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Adam Lewis

This Sunday is one of those international awareness days you don't hear much about. Football teams won't wear a particular color, Google won't change its logo and newspapers probably won't devote their front page to the cause. But its importance and relevance are nonetheless profound.

Meat and Cancer: What's the Panic?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s recent findings, connecting red and processed meat with cancer, reverberated throughout the world, but they're h...

Bacon, Cell Phones, Glyphosate: Which Potential Carcinogen Sounds Scarier?

David Ropeik | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

The first wave of reporting about the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) listing of processed meats as carcinogens, and red meat as a ...

Tuberculosis Causes As Many Global Deaths As HIV/AIDS, WHO Finds

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Tuberculosis has joined HIV/AIDS as the top infectious disease killer on the planet, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. TB killed 1.5...

Fox Host: Study Linking Processed Meat To Cancer Part Of 'Conspiracy'

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 10.27.2015 | Media

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WHO Calls For Tougher Laws To Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Countries must introduce tougher laws to prevent drivers from speeding or drinking and help reduce the toll of 1.25 million people killed each year i...

WHO Revises Guidelines For HIV-Positive Patients

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AID...

Cuba Is The First Country To End Mother-Baby HIV And Syphilis Transmission

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

HAVANA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syph...

WHO Praises South Korea's Efforts To Contain Deadly MERS Virus

AP | KIM TONG-HYUNG | Posted 06.19.2015 | Health News

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, say...

Keep a Strong FENSA: Safeguard WHO's Independence From Private Interests

Kavitha Kolappa M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Kavitha Kolappa M.D., M.P.H.

Co-authored by KM Gopa Kumar (Third World Network), Sandeep Kishore (Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network), Tim Reed (Health Action Internation...

White House Congratulates Liberia On Being Free Of Ebola

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

The White House congratulated the Republic of Liberia Saturday after the World Health Organization declared that the country was free of the Ebola vir...

Anna Almendrala

More Than Half Of C-Sections Performed In U.S. Aren't 'Medically Necessary' | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents

Pregnant American women give birth via caesarean section at more than double the rate the World Health Organization recommends. Outcomes for both m...

World Health Day 2015: From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe

Keiji Fukuda | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Keiji Fukuda

Creating more sustained awareness is one of the keys to better public health. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children aged under five years and much of this is preventable. This is one reason why World Health Day this year is focused on food safety.

Is This the Beginning of the End of Glyphosate?

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

With the recent news that the World Health Organization's (WHO's) International Agency for Research on Cancer has labeled glyphosate -- the active i...

WHO: Boosting Vaccination Coverage 'Very Pressing' In Ebola-Stricken Countries: WHO

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact

* Outbreak has disrupted normal healthcare in region * Vaccination program hit, increasing disease risks (Adds quote, measles cases...

Damon Beres

How To Listen To Music Without Destroying Your Hearing | Damon Beres | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology

Here are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself from permanent, noise-induced hearing loss:

International Women's Day: 10 Top Health Problems for Women

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Women still face many health problems and we must re-commit to addressing them. Here are ten of the main issues that keep me awake at night.

Breakthrough 15-Minute Ebola Test Approved

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living

(Adds detail, quotes) By Tom Miles GENEVA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has approved the first rapi...

Less Than Half Of The Money Pledged To Fight Ebola Reached Affected Countries

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

Nearly $2.9 billion has been pledged to help fight the Ebola outbreak since it swept West Africa last year, but a new study found a large discrepancy ...

WHO: New Ebola Cases Lowest Since June 2014

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the ...

WHO Launches Emergency Ebola Fund To Prevent Future Response Blunders

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact

* Executive Board agrees contingency fund, rapid response * $100 million contingency fund "good starting point" - Chan *...