Tag : world health organization

Two-Year-Old Survives Being Run Over By Two Cars In China, Miraculously Sustains Only Minor Bruises

Children  4 May '17

Two-Year-Old Survives Being Run Over By Two Cars In China, Miraculously Sustains Only Minor Bruises

A two-year-old girl managed to cheat death by curling into the ground as two SUVs run over her in Xichiang, Sichuan province of China.

Mystery illness

Children  2 May '17

Health Experts Rule Out Ebola As New Mystery Illness Breaks Out In Liberia And Kills 11

Eleven people died in Liberia due to an illness that remained unidentified.

New Malaria Vaccine

Parenting  25 April '17

Three African Nations Getting First Batch Of New Malaria Vaccine?

Three AfricannNations will get to test the first batch of the new malaria vaccine believed to save thousands.

Pros & Cons Of Pacifier: Why Binky Usage Should Not Be An Issue At All

Children  24 April '17

Pros & Cons Of Pacifier: Why Binky Usage Should Not Be An Issue At All

Nancy Williams, a coordinator of professional education at UNC Asheville, shared that parents should not be afraid to use pacifiers, provided they know when to stop the kids from using them.

Measles Outbreak In Europe Due To Immunization Drop

Health/Nutrition  30 March '17

Measles Outbreak In Europe Worries World Health Organization As All Countries Are At Risk

Just this January, more than 500 cases of measles were reported in Europe and less than half of these were from Italy.

Crying baby

Health/Nutrition  24 March '17

New Powdered Vaccine To Save Children From Deadly Rotavirus?

One of the top killers of children, the rotavirus, could possibly be prevented now with the help of a powdered vaccine.

How much sugar is enough?

Health/Nutrition  20 December '16

The Debate: How much sugar is OK?

Is the less than 6-teaspoon of added sugar daily consumption recommended by the World Health Organization junk science? The debate goes on as new review claims these guidelines are based on low-quality data.

Puerto Rico Battles Zika Virus

Pregnancy  15 November '16

WHO Pregnancy Guidelines: How Many Times Should A Pregnant Woman Visit The Doctor?

Know the number of times you should see a doctor when you are pregnant.

Sumo Babies On The Rise

Feeding  14 November '16

Sumo Babies On The Rise: Early Infant Weaning, Misinformed Parents Blamed For Increasing Obesity Rate

The number of sumo babies, or babies born over 9 lbs, is increasing on an alarming rate. Make sure to know how to prevent infant obesity by being aware of the causes.


School Age  7 November '16

World Health Organization Believes Children Are Bombarded With Online Junk Food Advertisements, One Reason Why Obesity Increased

The World Health Organization said that children's obesity could have been affected by online junk food advertisements.

HPV Vaccinations Back In Spotlight After Perry Joins Presidential Race

Health  28 September '16

Anti-Vaccination Mom Changes Tune After Putting Her Three Children ‘At Risk’ Due To Rotavirus

A mother saw proof of the dangers of having no vaccination after her three children fell ill due to rotavirus. Vaccines protect children from a host of diseases such as chicken pox, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, influenza, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, pneumococcus, rotavirus, rubella and tetanus.

Germany Debates Home Day Care Subsidy

Health  20 September '16

Experts Advise Against Codeine For Children: Medication May Cause Deadly Or Life-Threatening Breathing Reaction

A new clinical report is urging for a formal restriction on using codeine for children. Codeine is an opioid pain medication that is also used to relieve kids' coughs.

Zika Virus

Health/Nutrition  12 September '16

Zika Virus Update: Singapore Confirms Eight Pregnant Women Are Infected; WHO Concerned About Spread Of Disease In Southeast Asia

Zika Virus has now spread to Southeast Asia and eight pregnant women reportedly contracted the disease.

FFA Launch National Football Development Plan

Health  10 September '16

Children Need 3 Hours Of Exercise Per Day To Achieve Physical Fitness & Succeed In School

Children and teenagers aged between five and 17 should have at least an hour of moderate physical exercise every day. Going beyond one hour will provide more health benefits that they can carry until adulthood.

Zika Virus

Health/Nutrition  7 September '16

Zika Virus News And Updates: World Health Organization Issues Safe Sex Guidelines For Travelers

New guidelines have been released by the World Health Organization and this time it is about safe sex. The guidelines aim to prevent the repercussions of infecting sexual partners and babies if pregnancies occur.

Refugees Flock To Dadaab As Famine Grips Somalia

Feeding  5 August '16

Breastfeeding Awareness Month Campaign: How Breastfeeding Can Help Solve The World’s Most Pervasive Problems & Inequalities

The Breastfeeding Awareness Month campaign highlights the benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies. The practice of breastfeeding can also help tackle the world's most pervasive problems and inequalities.

North Carolina Clashes With U.S. Over New Public Restroom Law

Mind  2 August '16

Mental Health Awareness: Should Transgender Identity Be Considered as a Mental Health Problem?

Is transgender identity a form of mental health problem?

2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards Presented by Hearst Magazines

Mind  29 July '16

WHO Labels Transgender People As Mentally Ill: New ICD Edition Will Declassify Trans Identity As A Mental Disorder

A study published on Tuesday in the U.K. medical journal Lancet Psychiatry found evidence that proves being transgender doesn’t make people mentally ill. It argued that a condition is only considered as a mental illness when it directly causes distress and dysfunction to a person.

North Carolina Clashes With U.S. Over New Public Restroom Law

Mind  28 July '16

Being A Transgender Does Not Mean You Have A Mental Disorder, Study Says

Researchers say that having being transgender should not equate to having mental illness.

New York Health Care Workers Receive 1st Wave Of H1N1 Vaccinations

Body  5 July '16

‘Ineffective’ FluMist Vaccine Blamed by Utah Parents For Daughter’s Death Due to Influenza

Parents from Utah are blaming the ineffectiveness of FluMist for the death of their eight-year-old daughter Mackenzie Coyne. The child died from influenza hours after she was diagnosed by doctors.

Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive

Health/Nutrition  30 June '16

WHO Hires a New Chief for Health Emergencies Program: What This Could Mean for Millions Around the World

Peter Salama is set to succeed Bruce Aylward for the position on July 27.

Enthusiasts Attend The Blitz Party

Medicine  21 June '16

Drug For Osteoporosis Could Prevent Breast Cancer In Women By Targeting Faulty Gene

The drug Denosumab targets marker protein carried by cancer precursor cells. Women with faulty BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have higher risks of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Tokyo Baristas And Art Of Coffee Credit: Christopher Jue / Stringer

Body  20 June '16

Can Coffee Reverse Cancer? Read On to Know the Magical Benefits of Coffee

WHO announced that black coffee can potentially reverse cancer.

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