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Experts push for global database of gene-editing research

GENEVA (AP) — An expert committee convened by the World Health Organization is calling for the U.N. health agency to create a database of scientists working on gene editing. The recommendation was announced Tuesday after a two-day meeting in Geneva to examine the scientific, ethical, social and legal challenges of such research. Last year, a […]
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Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight, says WHO

GENEVA (AP) — Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World Health Organization said Thursday as a fourth attack on a health center was reported. At least 584 people have died among the 927 confirmed […]
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WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight

GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made in fighting the epidemic. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has just returned from a visit to eastern Congo, noted reports on Thursday of a new attack on an […]
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Response to Ebola in Congo hampered by violence, says group

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors Without Borders is warning that the effort to control Congo’s Ebola outbreak is hampered by a “toxic” security situation including a series of attacks on its treatment centers. The international organization’s President Joanne Liu told reporters in Geneva on Thursday that there have been some “30 different incidents and attacks […]
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UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are ‘positive’

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as “a positive thing.” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said Friday the agency has been investigating misbehavior for “years and decades,” following the publication of an Associated Press story Thursday […]
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WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)

The World Health Organization yesterday (18th of June 2018) in Geneva released the latest edition (11th) of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).
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Geneva researchers highlight new way to control tumor progression

For a tumor to grow, it must develop blood vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen. Preventing tumor vascularization is therefore an interesting anti-tumor therapy that has been explored over the last ten years.
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Unusual, challenging problems in performing emergency medical procedures during space missions

Experts at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Geneva (3-5 June) will discuss the unusual and challenging problem of how to perform emergency medical procedures during space missions.
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WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote

Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to lead World Health Organisation after a long and fraught campaignThe World Health Organisation has its first ever director-general from Africa, after the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the former Ethiopian health minister.Dr Tedros, as he is known, beat the British candidate, Dr David Nabarro, after three tense rounds of voting on Tuesday. Third was Pakistan’s Dr Sania Nishtar. The decision by member states came at the ...
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Vote for WHO top job takes place after weeks of mud-slinging

Campaign marred by spin comes to an end as representatives from 194 countries gather to elect the new director general of the World Health OrganizationDelegates are gathered in Geneva for a behind-closed-doors election for one of the most powerful positions in the United Nations, after a campaign dogged by mud-slinging and spin from supporters of the British and Ethiopian candidates.Representatives from 194 countries will elect a director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) from a sho...
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Britain doubles funding to fight tropical diseases

Programme will help protect 200 million in world’s poorest countriesThe UK has pledged to double the funding it gives to fighting neglected tropical diseases, in a move that will protect more than 200 million people around the world from debilitating and painful conditions. The funding programme is expected to wipe out the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis in Asia, eliminate Guinea worm and save hundreds of thousands of people from blindness and other disabilities.Speaking ahead of the Wo...
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This teenager with Down's syndrome addressed the UN in Geneva

A teenager with Down's syndrome has addressed the United Nations in Geneva asking them "why all this testing?"
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The Americas Are Now Officially 'Measles-Free'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The Americas are now free of measles and we have vaccines to thank, the Pan American Health Organization said earlier this week. This is the first region in the world to be declared measles-free, despite longtime efforts to eliminate the disease entirely. The condition -- which causes flu-like symptoms and a blotchy rash -- is one of the world's most infectious diseases. It's transmitted by airborne particles or direct contact with someone who ...
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Hepatitis C Genotyping: Therapeutic Implications

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a RNA virus belonging to the Flaviviridae family which causes viral hepatitis, a systemic infection affecting predominantly the liver and causing its inflammation and resulting in impaired liver function. The hepatitis C virus is a bloodborne virus and the most common modes of infection are through unsafe injection practices, inadequate sterilization of medical equipment, and the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products. Infection with HCV may present as...
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Investing in ​​health is not​ cheap, but it is not a luxury either | Sara Bennett and Edward Kelley

From Ebola to obesity, all countries need a healthcare system that is resilient to crises and responsive to people’s changing needs While Ebola, Zika and yellow fever may seem like distant threats to most people living in the developed world, the lessons from these global crises should resonate across health services in all countries.At the G7 meeting in Ise-Shima, Japan, and the world health assembly in Geneva this week, world leaders and health policymakers have a prime opportunity to take act...
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Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Founded in 1936, SPSSI is a group of over 3000 scientists from psychology and related fields and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social and policy issues. In various ways, SPSSI seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and nations, as well as the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries. SPSSI affords social and behavioral scientists opportunities to apply their k...
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Spread of Zika virus is of deep concern, says World Health Organisation – video

The director general of the World Health Organisation, Margaret Chan, says the spread of the Zika virus is of deep concern, at an emergency committee meeting in Geneva on Thursday. The virus has prompted governments across the world to advise pregnant women against going to the areas where it has been detected Continue reading...
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Big Pharma’s worst nightmare | Sarah Boseley

Jamie Love has spent years battling global drug companies, unshakable in his belief that even the world’s poorest people should have access to life-saving medicines. Is it time that our own government listened to him?On a hot August afternoon in 2000, four Americans arrived for a secret meeting at the central London penthouse flat of an Indian billionaire drug manufacturer named Yusuf Hamied. A sixth person would join them there, a French employee of the World Health Organisation, who was flying...
Tags: Health, Business, London, Cancer, Society, Pharmaceuticals industry, Geneva, World Health Organisation, Aids and HIV, Mumbai, Big Pharma, Sarah Boseley, Jamie Love, Yusuf Hamied, Hamied, Gloucester Square Bayswater

Ebola vaccine trial suspended for checks after joint pains

Clinical trial in Geneva interrupted a week early after four patients complained of pain in hands and feet Continue reading...
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