Tag : WHO

Air Pollution Reaches High Levels Across London

Dads  13 May '16

Rising Air Pollution In Major Cities Across The World Is Killing Millions

Outdoor pollution has risen 8 percent in five years with fast-growing cities in the developing world being the worst affected, according to WHO.

HPV Vaccinations Back In Spotlight After Perry Joins Presidential Race

Body  11 May '16

Yellow Fever Kills Nearly 300 In Africa: Disease In Danger Of Becoming A Global Epidemic Due To Vaccine Shortage

The death toll in Angola due to yellow fever has spiked to nearly 300. The WHO worries that the situation will worsen due to the dwindling supply of the vaccine for the disease.

Beijing Issues Red Alert On Air Pollution For The First Time

Body  6 May '16

The Benefits Of Exercise Compensate For The Dangers Of Air Pollution In Urban Areas

The benefits of regular exercise cancels out the dangers of air pollution in highly polluted areas. Simple exercises like walking and cycling helps a lot.

Health Workers Test And Spray For Mosquitos As Texas Prepares For Zika Virus

Health/Nutrition  27 April '16

Yellow Fever Global Crisis: WHO Warns Of A Deadly Outbreak In Angola

What could have been an easily prevented disease turned into an outbreak due to a shortage of yellow fever vaccine.

World AIDS Day In Seoul

Health/Nutrition  3 April '16

HIV News Update: Cure For HIV Finally Found

Doctors confirm that the cure for HIV has been found.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Infant  24 March '16

Around 2,500 Infants in Brazil Could be diagnosed with Microcephaly

The World Health Organization (WHO) is feared the microcephaly could be diagnosed to more than 2,500 babies in Brazil if the country’s current situation on Zika virus continues.

African baby with malaria

Pregnancy  16 March '16

Study Questions Malaria Preventive for Pregnant Women, Say It Is Doing More Bad Than Good

A group of experts questions the effectivity of the malaria preventive measure used for pregnant women.

Poverty A Central Election Issue in the Philippines

Health/Nutrition  16 March '16

More Than 12 Million Die Yearly Due To Unhealthy Environment, According To WHO

Find out more about the dangers of living and working in an unhealthy environment.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Infant  4 March '16

Underdeveloped Countries Struggles to Conduct Hearing Test for Newborn Babies

Hearing screenings for newborn babies in developing countries are lacking or are not performed at all, according to RUB studies.

Condoms

Health/Nutrition  1 March '16

Chemical Found In Condoms, Car Tires And Playground Surfaces May Cause Cancer Experts Warn

A chemical known as MBT, which was found to be present in many everyday items such as condoms, car tires, gloves and soft playground surfaces, may cause cancer.

Sao Paulo Lab Produces Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes To Combat Zika Virus

Health/Nutrition  25 February '16

Zika Cases In The US Mostly Due To Sexual Contact, CDC Reveals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that most, if not all, Zika cases in the US have been sexually transmitted.

Israel Pioneers Use Of Medical Marijuana

Health/Nutrition  24 February '16

FDA To Begin Food Testing For The World’s Most Used Agricultural Chemical

After experiencing some labor and cost restrictions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally decided to conduct food tests for any glyphosate residue which allegedly can cause cancer.

Fighting Zika virus

News  19 February '16

WHO Confirmed Genetically Modified Mosquitoes May Be Used To Fight Zika Virus

In the world's fight against Zika, the World Health Organization confirmed that it may use genetically modified mosquitoes.

Overweight Childeren

Health/Nutrition  27 January '16

WHO: Number Of Obese Children Under 5 Has Reached 41 Million

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been figuring out a way to control the growing number of obesity cases around the world.

Pregnant couples

Health/Nutrition  22 January '16

Depression Among Fathers During The Pregnancy May Cause Premature Birth Risk

The new study suggests depression in dads-to-be can increase risks of preterm birth in their babies, prompting researchers to call for proactive approach targeting expectant dads.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy  15 January '16

NIH Study Says Pregnancy Soon After Miscarriage Makes Better Results; Know The Details Here

Women with botched pregnancies need not wait for three to six months to conceive again. A recent NIH study says pregnancy soon after miscarriage increases conception rates. Read on.

Asian Tiger Mosquito

Health/Nutrition  28 December '15

Sanofi Pasteur Developed Dengvaxia: The First Vaccine For The Prevention Of Dengue

A new vaccine is developed by Sanofi Pasteur for the prevention of the fastest growing mosquito-borne disease all over the world.

Asian Tiger Mosquito

Health/Nutrition  11 December '15

Dengvaxia, World's First Dengue Vaccine, Gets Mexican Approval -- What You Need To Know

The first vaccine for dengue has been approved in Mexico. The vaccine, called Dengvaxia, is produced by global healthcare leader Sanofi and has been tested on 29,000 patients all over the world, Al Jazeera reports.

510N E-cigarettes and E-liquids

Health/Nutrition  10 November '15

Lethal Combination: Teens & E-Cigarettes

Teens on E-cigarettes are more likely to report respiratory health problems.

Processed Meats Declared Carcinogenic In New World Health Organization Report

Health/Nutrition  27 October '15

WHO: Bacon, Processed Meats Linked To Cancer

The World Health Organization has announced that processed meats such as bacon and ham, as well as red meats can cause cancer.

How HIV attacks humans

Parenting  1 July '15

HIV Transmission Mom to Child Eliminated in Cuba: WHO

Cuba achieved a world record on Tuesday when the World Health Organization announced that the country is the first country in the world to eliminate HIV and syphilis transmission from mother to child.

Polio vaccine being administered in India

Health/Nutrition  27 March '14

WHO: India is polio-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) formally declared India polio-free Thursday, as there have been no new cases in three years.

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