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World Health Organisation's Recognition of Traditional Chinese Medicine Could Push Species Into Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: WHO, wildlife, Chinese medicine, protection, environment, animals )

Cher
- 16 days ago - independent.co.uk
Failure to condemn use of animal parts in traditional remedies egregiously negligent and irresponsible, wildlife groups say
WHO Flayed for Endorsing Traditional Chinese Cures
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, TCM, WHO )

Cher
- 24 days ago - asianage.com
However, the WHO said that the inclusion of TCM in its global medical compendium did not mean that it condoned the use of animal parts.
Panthera, EIA, Wildlife Conservation Trust Urge WHO to Condemn Traditional Chinese Medicine Utilizing Wild Animal Parts
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, animals, WHO, Chinese medicine )

Cher
- 25 days ago - yubanet.com
In a controversial decision questioned by wildlife scientists around the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to formally recognize Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the first time at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva this week.
WHO Cancels Robert Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador Role
Offbeat  (tags: goodwill ambassador, Robert Mugabe, widespread outcry, WHO )


- 599 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The World Health Organization has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread outcry.
WHO Meat Report: UK Reaction to Cancer Link
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- 1327 days ago - bbc.co.uk
UK scientists and meat industry representatives have been debating what the World Health Organization report linking meat and meat products to cancer will mean.
Early Sign of Yellow Fever Could Lead to New Treatment
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, Human, Animals, Testing, science, US scientists yellow fever, WHO )


- 1658 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Picking up early signs of yellow fever, an infectious disease which can be fatal, could lead to a new treatment and better diagnosis, a study said.
4 Mysteries That Shape Every Thinking Woman's Life
Offbeat  (tags: world, women, mystery, thinking, intelligent, what, who, why, when where )

Darren
- 1749 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Emma Brockes, author of She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me, explains how questions with no right answers can be confounding--and can also crack open a whole new set of possibilities.
The Mystery of India's Unrecorded Deaths
Offbeat  (tags: Mystery, Deaths, Unrecorded, WHO, India )


- 1796 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There are estimated to be around 56m deaths per year according to the World Health Organisation - and it's thought half are not registered - so there is a lot of missing information about what people die of.
Why India's Sanitation Crisis Kills Women
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- 1839 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The gruesome rape and hanging of two teenage girls in the populous Uttar Pradesh state again proves how women have become the biggest victims of India's sanitation crisis.
Violence Against Women Worldwide Is 'Epidemic'
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- 2185 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, a report by the World Health Organization and other groups says.
HAITI: Piloting a New and Improved "Flying Toilet"
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, Haiti, latrines, flying toilet, slums, compost, plastic bag, Peepoo, Oxfam, sanitation, WHO, UNICEF, compost toilet, releaf, health, human faeces )

Naoko
- 3240 days ago - irinnews.org
In slums worldwide, residents unable to reach a latrine defecate in a plastic bag and then sling it over the rooftops (flying toilet). But in Haiti, aid teams are testing a specially treated bag designed to turn human faeces into compost within weeks.
Flying Pigs and the WHO:Flying Pigs, Tamiflu and Factory Farms
Offbeat  (tags: culture, animals, WHO, handling of pandemics, odd )

Janet
- 3690 days ago - globalresearch.ca
As the late great American poet Yogi Berra might have put it, 'this just gets absurder and absurder.' The international agencies supposedly responsible for monitoring worldwide dangers of new pandemic threats, the WHO and CDC are acting like the...
   

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