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WHO issues first advice on dementia: exercise and don’t smoke

05 May, 2019 12:01 am 12:01 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization published its first guidelines on the prevention and management of dementia on Tuesday, putting physical activity at the top of its list of recommendations for preventing cognitive decline. Stopping smoking, a healthy diet and avoiding harmful use of alcohol were also among the recommendations of the WHO’s report, … Read More




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Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

04 April, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Sunday. WHO’s Libya account said on Twitter the organisation was sending medical supplies and more staff to Tripoli, and denounced “repeated … Read More




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WHO panel calls for registry of all human gene editing research

03 March, 2019 12:48 pm 12:48 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday. After its first two-day meeting in Geneva, the WHO panel of gene editing experts – which was … Read More




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Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

01 January, 2019 11:41 pm 11:41 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, the World Health Organization said. The outbreak, the country’s worst, has killed 439 of the 713 people believed to have caught the disease. The fight against Ebola depends on tracing people who may have had contact … Read More




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WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

01 January, 2019 9:32 am 9:32 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its product, a study published by the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Evidence of the health impact of palm oil is mixed, with some studies linking consumption … Read More




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WHO says air pollution kills 600,000 children every year

10 October, 2018 11:10 am 11:10 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causing symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections but there is a limited amount parents can do, a World Health Organization report said on Monday. Parents should try to avoid household air pollution by using less polluting fuels … Read More




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Yemen cholera outbreak accelerates to 10,000+ cases per week – WHO

10 October, 2018 10:35 am 10:35 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Yemen’s cholera outbreak – the worst in the world – is accelerating again, with roughly 10,000 suspected cases now reported per week, the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) showed on Tuesday. That is double the average rate for the first eight months of the year, when 154,527 suspected cases … Read More




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