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UN names Ebola chief to tackle world's 2nd largest outbreak: 'We have no time to lose'

United Nations officials on Thursday named an emergency Ebola response coordinator to help bolster efforts to contain the growing outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people in 10 months. David Gressly, the U.N. deputy special representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been appointed to the new position, in which he "will oversee the coordination of international support for the Ebola response and work to ensure that an enabl...
Tags: Ebola, Science, United Nations, World Health Organization, Un, Democratic Republic of the Congo, U N, David Gressly, Gressly


WHO drug pricing talks may fail to end secrecy, activists fear

Governments are working on a drug pricing transparency deal at the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual assembly, but activists said on Thursday they fear crucial costs may be left out, enabling pharmaceutical firms to keep prices high.
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Argentina and Algeria stamp out malaria in 'historic achievement'

Improvements in detection, diagnosis and treatment hailed by World Health Organization as ‘a model for other countries’ Algeria and Argentina have been declared malaria-free by the World Health Organization, in what has been described as a “historic achievement” for both countries.The declaration follows warnings that the global fight against malaria has slipped off track in recent years, with cases rising in many of the countries worst affected by the disease. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, Americas, World news, Global development, Argentina, World Health Organization, Algeria, Malaria, Global Health


Snakebites: The hidden health crisis that kills 200 people a day

The World Health Organization wants to halve death and disability from snakebites by 2030.
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'Hygiene is the first priority': Nepal looks to clean up its act on healthcare

In a country where dirty water and poor sanitation jeopardise the lives of millions, moves are afoot to improve health facilitiesIt was midnight when Kalpana and Rohit Agri had to take their three-day-old daughter, Kritima, to Bardiya hospital in western Nepal. She was listless and, despite the antibiotics she’d been prescribed, had developed a high fever. Hearing her struggling to breathe, they woke a neighbour to take them.Kritima was admitted with life-threatening neonatal sepsis, probably an...
Tags: Health, World news, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Global development, World Health Organization, Sanitation, Hygiene, Antibiotics, Access to water, Kalpana, Global Health, Bardiya, Rohit Agri, Kritima


'Hygiene is the first priority': Nepal looks to clean up its act on sepsis

In a country where dirty water and poor sanitation jeopardise the lives of millions, moves are afoot to improve health facilitiesIt was midnight when Kalpana and Rohit Agri had to take their three-day-old daughter, Kritima, to Bardiya hospital in western Nepal. She was listless and, despite the antibiotics she’d been prescribed, had developed a high fever. Hearing her struggling to breathe, they woke a neighbour to take them.Kritima was admitted with life-threatening neonatal sepsis, probably an...
Tags: Health, World news, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Global development, World Health Organization, Sanitation, Hygiene, Antibiotics, Access to water, Kalpana, Global Health, Bardiya, Rohit Agri, Kritima


US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance

Two U.S. lawmakers are calling on the World Health Organization to withdraw pain care guidelines that include what they say are false claims about the safety of prescription opioids. They say the guidelines could lead other countries toward the same kind of addiction and overdose crisis that has plagued the U.S. in recent years. The […]
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Purdue Pharma accused of 'corrupting' WHO to boost global opioid sales

‘Unscrupulous’ manufacturer replicated false marketing claims to change WHO guidelines, report by members of Congress allegesPurdue Pharma, the drug manufacturer that kickstarted the US opioid epidemic, corruptly influenced the World Health Organization in order to boost painkiller sales across the globe, according to a report by members of Congress.An investigation by Katherine Clark and Hal Rogers, who represent districts in Massachusetts and Kentucky hard hit by the US opioid epidemic, accuse...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Kentucky, Massachusetts, US, Society, World news, US news, Democrats, World Health Organization, US Congress, Purdue, Hal Rogers, Katherine Clark, Purdue Pharma, Opioids


Algeria and Argentina are officially malaria-free, says World Health Organization

The two countries were officially certified as malaria-free by the World Health Organization, WHO, on Wednesday.
Tags: Cnn, Argentina, World Health Organization, Algeria, World Health Organization WHO


Scientists identify new therapeutic target for depression

Depression is one of the most widespread disorders that affects society, according to the World Health Organization. In fact, it is estimated that 4 million people are affected in Spain.
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New study explores link between traffic-related air pollution and childhood anxiety

Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, and according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for millions of deaths annually.
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Meet Pentagram's Newest Partner: Information Designer Giorgia Lupi

For the first time in nearly a decade, Pentagram New York has brought on a new partner: interaction designer and 2013 Core77 Design Awards honoree Giorgia Lupi. In addition to being the co-founder and design director of Accurat, Lupi is also known for co-authoring Dear Data. She's worked with clients including IBM, Google, Starbucks, United Nations, and the World Health Organization among many others. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt...
Tags: New York, Design, Milan, Italy, World Health Organization, Starbucks, Museum of Modern Art, Designer Profiles, Cooper Hewitt, Visual Communication, Corriere della Sera, Lupi, Giorgia Lupi, Design News, Pentagram, Pentagram New York


Google trains AI to identify lung cancer

Resulting in more deaths than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined, lung cancer has become the deadliest cancer across the world according to the World Health Organization. This disease has one of the worst survival rates due to difficulties in detecting malignant tissue until it's evolved into late stage cancer.
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‘Simple mistakes have big impact’: the man with a tablet for making aid better

Struck by failings in the implementation of health projects, a Mozambican entrepreneur has turned to tech for a solutionThe limited success of foreign-backed projects to fight diseases in Africa is down to basic misunderstanding about how to communicate even the simplest messages, a Mozambican education entrepreneur has said.Dayn Amade, founder of Maputo-based technology company Kamaleon, is calling for the World Health Organization and aid groups to reassess how people on the African continent ...
Tags: Health, Africa, World news, Global development, World Health Organization, Mozambique, Global Health


The man with a tablet for making aid to African countries better

Struck by failings in the implementation of health projects, a Mozambican entrepreneur has turned to tech for a solutionThe limited success of foreign-backed projects to fight diseases in Africa is down to basic misunderstanding about how to communicate even the simplest messages, a Mozambican education entrepreneur has said.Dayn Amade, founder of Maputo-based technology company Kamaleon, is calling for the World Health Organization and aid groups to reassess how people on the African continent ...
Tags: Health, Africa, World news, Global development, World Health Organization, Mozambique, Global Health


Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders

An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers and government officials.
Tags: News, Epidemics, World Health Organization, Congo, Ebola Virus, Doctors without Borders, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa, Your-feed-photojournalism


Sign our Letter to the G7 Today to Make a Difference for Youth Mental Health

Join Us: #ChangeDirection Want to make a difference in youth mental health? Sign on now to drive global collective action for youth mental health, as we petition G7 Leaders to make mental health a priority.  Help us get the word out. Share this with your friends and encourage them to join us in solidarity to demand action now by world leaders. Show the extent of the passion around the world for youth mental health. We must shine a light on the widespread but often “invisible” social and econ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Teens, Parenting, France, Mental Health, High School, Coalition, Policy and advocacy, World Health Organization, World Bank, Adolescence, G7, Children And Teens, Lancet Commission, Youth Mental Health


Why every cyclist needs a pool noodle

Cyclists are reminded of this every time we get skimmed by a car. According to the World Health Organization, over half of international traffic deaths involve vulnerable road users such as cyclists.
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Scientists Invent Light-Activated Bio-Glue That Stops Bleeding In Seconds

hackingbear shares a report from CNN: A team of researchers from Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China, created a gel composed of a network of proteins, inspired by the matrix composition of human connective tissues, and other molecules. The product, which requires ultraviolet light to activate, can adhere within seconds and then bond to wet biological tissue surfaces without suturing. In pigs, the bio-glue sealed a punctured carotid artery, a major blood vessel in the neck, ...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, World Health Organization, HANGZHOU China, Nature Communications Read, Zhejiang University School of Medicine


These cyclists rode in complete silence Wednesday, here’s why

Retired Pasadena firefighter Armando Salazar was sitting on his bicycle, waiting for the start of the Ride of Silence on Wednesday at the Rose Bowl, when an organizer fitted him with a black armband. The gesture meant he would ride in memory of a cyclist killed on a public street. “He is known only to God,” Salazar said, when asked from whom he was riding. Though they met, he never did learn the victim’s name that day, one day after Christmas in 1982 on Summit Avenue in Northwest Pasadena. An 8-...
Tags: Transportation, Facebook, Europe, Florida, News, China, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Cycling, World Health Organization, Dallas, Pasadena, Orange County, Pacific Coast Highway


World Health Organization issues new tips for fighting dementia

As our bodies age, we have to accept new limitations. We lose muscle, joints can become painful or need replacement, and our brains can experience similar declines. Dementia, a cognitive decline often associated with age, has been linked to certain genetic quirks, but a family history of dementia doesn't mean there's nothing a person can do to fight it off.New guidance from the World Health Organization focuses on lifestyle changes that researchers believe can help delay the onset of dem...
Tags: Science, Who, World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


Which Countries Are Best At Preventing Low Birth Weight? Which Need To Do More?

For the first time, the World Health Organization has estimated how well the world is doing to prevent low-weight births. The progress too slow, researchers say.(Image credit: NPR)
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Wellcome Trust investing £80m in snakebite treatment

Scientists say antivenom exists for only 60% of all the snakes in the worldNew drugs for snakebite are desperately needed, say scientists, to replace the current 100-year-old treatment made by injecting snake’s venom into a horse and harvesting antibodies – which is very expensive, may not work and can cause lethal allergic reactions.Snakebite, says the Wellcome Trust, is the cause of the world’s biggest hidden health crisis – and it is investing £80m in the hope of solving it. The World Health ...
Tags: Science, World news, Snakes, World Health Organization, Médecins Sans Frontières, Wellcome Trust


Second Worst Ebola Outbreak in History Is Now Killing 66 Percent of People Who Become Infected

The current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has infected 1,720 and killed 1,136, giving the viral disease a whopping 66 percent fatality rate. And the situation is making public health experts on the ground increasingly nervous.Read more...
Tags: Isis, Ebola, Science, Africa, Public Health, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Outbreak, Vaccines, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Allied Democratic Forces, Central Africa Province Of The Caliphate


What are the most popular dog breeds

Every year, the American Kennel Club (AKC) tallies the number of pups registered as each recognized breed. And every year, for the past 28 years, one breed has reigned. Here’s the backstory behind that dog, and 10 of the other most popular purebreds. Of course, it’s important to adopt our new best friends rather than purchase them. According to the World Health Organization, more than 200 million stray dogs roam the world, looking for a family. Puppy mills, commercial, profit-driven breeding ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, Greece, Dogs, France, Scotland, Germany, US, Dog Breeds, Munich, Ford, Yorkshire, World Health Organization, John


Here's how to prevent dementia, according to new world health guidelines

Eat well, exercise often and no need to take some of those vitamins, the World Health Organization said in new guidelines on reducing dementia risks.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Eat well, exercise more: New global guidelines to reduce risk of dementia

There's no effective treatment for dementia, which affects 50 million people worldwide, but the World Health Organization says there are steps we can all take, including more exersize and adopting a Mediterranean diet, that can delay or slow the onset and progression of the disease.
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New guidelines to reduce risk of dementia

There's no effective treatment for dementia, which affects 50 million people worldwide, but the World Health Organization says there's much can be done to delay or slow the onset and progression of the disease.
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With dementia cases set to triple, WHO issues guide to cut risk

With dementia cases set to soar, the World Health Organization presented Tuesday its first-ever guidelines for reducing the risk, including healthy eating, regular exercise and cutting out tobacco use. The number of people living with dementia is expected to explode from approximately 50 million today to 152 million by 2050, the WHO said in its report. The UN agency said that a healthy lifestyle appeared to help keep cognitive decline at bay.
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Scrambling for the Light: Christian Depression and the Use of Medication

ABSTRACT: The world of clinical depression is dark and complex, a tangle of biological, emotional, and spiritual troubles that leaves someone feeling trapped in the shadows. In the most severe cases, full recovery involves a holistic approach that blends counseling, spiritual exercises, and the wise use of antidepressant medication. Christians afflicted with clinical depression can receive medication, like God’s other gifts of common kindness, as one means, among others, to help us rest our hope...
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