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US Bullied Other Countries to Stop WHO Promoting Breastfeeding
Health & Wellness  (tags: breasfeeding, who, us, blackmailing )

Johan
- 372 days ago - scmp.com
US President Donald Trump's administration has caused outrage after reports emerged that it bullied other governments in an attempt to prevent the passage of an international resolution promoting breastfeeding.
The Last of the Iron Lungs
Health & Wellness  (tags: Iron Lungs, Polio, Poliomyelitis, Post-Polio Health International, Post Polio Syndrome, Jonas Salk, WHO, UNICEF, health, disease, treatment, death )

Cat
- 602 days ago - gizmodo.com
An extraordinary moving story. Please get vaccinated! In 2013, the Post-Polio Health International (PHI) organizations estimated that there were six to eight iron lung users in the United States.
List of Zika-Related Birth Defects Got Longer -- Science of Us
Health & Wellness  (tags: Zika Virus, WHO, Birth Defects, microcephaly, facial abnormalities, Brain Damage, warning, risks, news, health, babies, disease, illness )

Cat
- 1136 days ago - nymag.com
Oh joy. Zika, as even those who have been only vaguely paying attention are surely aware, was confirmed by leading health experts earlier this spring to be linked to microcephaly, a birth defect that causes a babyâEUR(TM)s head to be abnormally small.
Health Experts Urge WHO to Consider Moving Rio Olympics Due to Zika Virus
Health & Wellness  (tags: health experts, who, rio olympics, zika virus, rio de janeiro olympics, disease, environment, health, healthcare, humans )

Lone
- 1145 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.
WHO | One Year Into the Zika Outbreak: How An Obscure Disease Became a Global Health Emergency
Health & Wellness  (tags: Zika Virus, WHO, public health, Global health, Microcephaly, Guillain–Barré syndrome, health, disease, protection, research, children, government, healthcare )

Cat
- 1158 days ago - who.int
Zika is no longer obscure. In early February 2015, doctors in the impoverished northeastern part of Brazil noticed a surge in the number of people complaining about a mild illness, with and without fever, characterized by rash, fatigue, joint pains.
Changing Times: Zika Spreads Like Wildfire, But There Are More Questions Than Answers
Health & Wellness  (tags: Changing Times, Zika, virus, epidemic, aedes aegypti, microcephaly, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), WHO, GMO, Genetically Modified Insects, field trials, Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, Panama, Annette Gartland )

Evelyn
- 1249 days ago - time2transcend.wordpress.com
The rapid spread of a virus that, in the past, has mainly caused a low-grade fever, headaches, joint pain and rashes is raising more questions than there are answers. There is now active local transmission of the Zika virus in 33 countries.
WHO Wants To Crack Down On Skewed Research That Hides Drug Risks
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, ethics, health, humans, illness, medicine, prevention, protection, research, safety, pharmaceuticals, WHO )

Kathy
- 1554 days ago - thinkprogress.org
In the latest chapter in the controversy over pharmaceutical development and potential research bias, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on researchers to fully disclose the results of their clinical trials.
Sperm Can Carry Ebola for 82 Days; WHO Advises Survivors to Abstain From Sex
Health & Wellness  (tags: risks, prevention, healthcare, disease, Ebola virus, sperm, sex, WHO )

Naoko
- 1689 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Sperm can carry the Ebola virus for at least 82 days, the World Health Organization said, urging men recovering from the disease to use condoms for three months after the onset of symptoms.
4 Mistakes That Made Ebola Worse: Dallas Hospital, CDC, WHO, Airlines Add To Panic, Exacerbate Crisis
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola Crisis, mistakes, Texas Presbyterian Hospital, CDC, WHO, Airlines, prevention, protection, safety, illness, disease, government, news, society, humans )

Carrie
- 1733 days ago - ibtimes.com
Tracking major screw-ups around the Ebola crisis is almost as difficult as tracking the virus itself. The deadly disease spreading throughout West Africa dominated headlines around the world again this week, and every day seems to bring a new mea culpa...
WHO: New Ebola Cases Could Be Up To 10,000 Per Week In 2 Months
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, Ebola, warning, WHO, protection, humans, news, safety, treatment, medicine )

Carrie
- 1737 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.
"Am I Safe?" Is the Wrong Ebola Question to Ask
Health & Wellness  (tags: epidemics, ebola, HIV, TB, health, global health, trade agreements, WHO, generic drugs, social injustice )

Nancy
- 1745 days ago - msn.com
Democrats and Republican administrations have relentlessly tried to cripple generic production of AIDS drugs through trade agreements, intensive lobbying or outright threats directed at countries that have tried to do the right thing.
Tech Is Racing Against Time as Africa's Ebola Outbreak Spreads
Health & Wellness  (tags: Africa, Ebola Outbreak, CDC, WHO, safety, treatment, humans, illness, healthcare, health, government, death, news, medicine )

Carrie
- 1848 days ago - dailydot.com
It's like something out of Outbreak or The Hot Zone: Aid workers in awkward biohazard suits maneuvering around a pop-up hospital and isolation unit, fighting a deadly virus in crude conditions.
World Health Day - Awareness Campaign for Antimicrobial Resistance and Its Global Spread
Health & Wellness  (tags: World Health Day, WHO, Antimicrobial resistance, Awareness Campaign )

Nancy
- 3024 days ago - indiansocialstudy.com
The main aim of World Health Day, this year is "Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread" and focuses on the need for governments and stakeholders to implement the policies, prevent and counter the emergence of highly resistant microorganisms.
Smoking Linked to Earlier Male Deaths
Health & Wellness  (tags: Smoking, Male Deaths, Health, Study, WHO, Tobacco-Related Illness )

Nancy
- 3103 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Smoking is the main reason why on average men die sooner than women across Europe, according to research.
 

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