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Dare to Be 100: Leadership Vacuum

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Churchill, FDR, and Joseph Stalin are the consensus picks of my cocktail party survey to fill the vacuum of leadership that is apparent in our misshap...

Reproductive Rights and Zika: Why the Pro-Choice Movement Needs to Seize This Opportunity

Vijoleta Gordeljevic | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Vijoleta Gordeljevic

Latin American governments need to stop criminalizing women's preferences for how to live their lives and acknowledge that a woman's reproductive choices are part of the right to health many leaders so proudly advocate for all its citizens.

5 Things Pregnant Women Should Know About Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living

On Monday, the World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" due to the cluster of birth defects potentiall...

World Health Organization Warns Against Travel, Trade Bans For Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

The World Health Organization on Monday cautioned against instituting travel or trade bans in response to the Zika virus, even as it declared the out...

WHO Declares Public Health Emergency Around Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living

The World Health Organization declared a "public health emergency of international concern" on Monday morning due to the clusters of microcephaly...

WHO Director-General: Zika Virus 'Spreading Explosively'

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.28.2016 | World

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This Could Be The Year We 'Finish Polio Forever': World Health Organization

AP | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- An official says the World Health Organization hopes to eradicate polio in 2016, after containing outbreaks in conflict-ridden S...

WHO Declares Recent Ebola Outbreak Over

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living

  GENEVA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation on Thursday announced an end to the latest flare-up of the Ebola virus in Liberia, a ...

Finally, The Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Is Almost Over

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.30.2015 | World

The worst outbreak of Ebola on record that killed thousands and caused global panic in 2014 was largely brought under control this year. Sierra Leone ...

After 2 Years And 2,500 Deaths, Guinea Is Ebola-Free

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.05.2016 | World

Guinea, one of the countries hit by the worst outbreak of Ebola, has been declared free of any cases of the deadly virus.  Because Guinea...

6 Questionable Health Trends We'd Like To Leave Behind In 2015

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living

As the year comes to a close, it's time for one of our favorite traditions, saying goodbye to questionable health trends we'd like to leave behind in ...

Ebola Survivors' Health Battles Aren't Over Yet

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

The small number of people in the U.S. who contracted Ebola have all experienced complications from the disease after they recovered, including hair ...

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

As New Crises Emerge, Let's Not Let Up on the Old Ones

Pedro L. Alonso, MD, PhD | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Pedro L. Alonso, MD, PhD

An estimated 438,000 people will die of malaria this year, versus about 13,000 who will die of Ebola. As health leaders -- including many of us here at WHO -- rightfully debate how to prepare for the next health crisis that may emerge, we should take pains to ensure that we continue to make progress against the diseases we already know much about.

Polio Outbreak In Ukraine Prompts WHO Call To Action

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The World Health Organization is urging Ukraine's health ministry to declare a state of emergency due to a polio outbreak, a mo...

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...