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AllAfrica.com
'Kill Rats, Make More Money in Lagos' - NGOby the bite of infected arthropod species, such as rats, mosquitoes, ticks, tri
'Kill Rats, Make More Money in Lagos' - NGO
AllAfrica.com / Posted 42 minutes ago
by the bite of infected arthropod species, such as rats, mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sandflies and blackflies. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Vector-borne diseases account for more than 17 per cent of all infectious diseases,... Read more
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dna
Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika viruscause microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size that can lead to s
Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus
dna / Posted 10 hours ago
cause microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size that can lead to severe developmental problems in babies. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said there is strong scientific consensus that Zika can also cause Guillain-Barre, a rare... Read more
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The Courier
Smeaton family says no to NBN tower, and fights it going up on neighbour's propertyfor electromagnetic energy, much less than power levels required by television
Smeaton family says no to NBN tower, and fights it going up on neighbour's property
The Courier / Posted 13 hours ago
for electromagnetic energy, much less than power levels required by television and radio broadcasts. “The safety standard in Australia is based on the international safety standard recommended by the World Health Organisation,” the spokesperson s... Read more
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The Hindu
Need for an HPV vaccine?related to women’s health issues, leaving a host of other concerns unattended.
Need for an HPV vaccine?
The Hindu / Posted 18 hours ago
related to women’s health issues, leaving a host of other concerns unattended. Proponents of the vaccine, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), have said that interventions such as screening and vaccination need to coexist and can even... Read more
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iafrica.com
US: All donated blood to undergo tests for Zikaclear that additional precautionary measures are necessary," said Luciana Borio
US: All donated blood to undergo tests for Zika
iafrica.com / Posted yesterday
clear that additional precautionary measures are necessary," said Luciana Borio, the FDA's acting chief scientist. The World Health Organisation says 53 countries around the world have reported Zika outbreaks since 2015. Two US lawmakers,... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Living in low income neighbourhoods ups obesity risk in teensless than 25. Researchers utilised a lower BMI threshold for Asians - less tha
Living in low income neighbourhoods ups obesity risk in teens
Decclan Chronicle / Posted yesterday
less than 25. Researchers utilised a lower BMI threshold for Asians - less than 23 - based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, which demonstrated the increased risks associated with obesity, such as diabetes and hypertension,... Read more
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dna
Living in low income neighbourhoods ups obesity risk in teensless than 25. Researchers utilised a lower BMI threshold for Asians - less than
Living in low income neighbourhoods ups obesity risk in teens
dna / Posted yesterday
less than 25. Researchers utilised a lower BMI threshold for Asians - less than 23 - based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, which demonstrated the increased risks associated with obesity, such as diabetes and hypertension,... Read more
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Namibia Economist
An arm and a leg for a fertilised egghowever. One challenge is to persuade health ministries of the need. Infertilit
An arm and a leg for a fertilised egg
Namibia Economist / Posted yesterday
however. One challenge is to persuade health ministries of the need. Infertility is hardly ever on their radar screen. The World Health Organisation had no guidelines on the matter until last year. Western IVF charities struggle to set up low-cost... Read more
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Calcutta News
How incurable Japanese Encephalitis threatens emerging Indiaand spastic paralysis. Fatality rates for severe infections hover between 20 pe
How incurable Japanese Encephalitis threatens emerging India
Calcutta News / Posted yesterday
and spastic paralysis. Fatality rates for severe infections hover between 20 per cent and 30 per cent, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Even with treatment, JE can leave significant neurological effects, especially in children.... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
25 amazing things you probably didn't know about Moldovaits own currency and border controls, is not officially recognised by any membe
25 amazing things you probably didn't know about Moldova
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
its own currency and border controls, is not officially recognised by any member of the United Nations. According to the World Health Organisation, only Belarus tucks away more alcohol than Moldova, with each inhabitant drinking an average of... Read more
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New Kerala
How incurable Japanese Encephalitis threatens emerging India ( - newkerala.com #110502and spastic paralysis. Fatality rates for severe infections hover between 20 pe
How incurable Japanese Encephalitis threatens emerging India ( - newkerala.com #110502
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
and spastic paralysis. Fatality rates for severe infections hover between 20 per cent and 30 per cent, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Even with treatment, JE can leave significant neurological effects, especially in children.... Read more
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dna
Climate change to double number of hay fever sufferersdisease has increased rapidly in both rich and developing nations, and is now r
Climate change to double number of hay fever sufferers
dna / Posted yesterday
disease has increased rapidly in both rich and developing nations, and is now recognised as a global epidemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 400 million people around the world suffer from allergic rhinitis, and 300... Read more
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Times of Malta
Loud noise that is not heardapplication and a condition for approval? Noise pollution causes distress. Apa
Loud noise that is not heard
Times of Malta / Posted yesterday
application and a condition for approval? Noise pollution causes distress. Apart from physical pain and discomfort, the World Health Organisation lists other psychological effects of noise pollution. It is time to have a law that clearly defines... Read more
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asianage
Is psychosis linked with low exercise levels?scientists say. The study by researchers from King’s College London in the UK
Is psychosis linked with low exercise levels?
asianage / Posted yesterday
scientists say. The study by researchers from King’s College London in the UK examined whether complying with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate-vigorous exercise per week is related to psychotic... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Being overweight linked to eight more types of cancerand the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency fo
Being overweight linked to eight more types of cancer
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
and the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency for Cancer on Research (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organisation. The study, part of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention programme, saw experts examine more... Read more
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Sussex Express
Lewes MP "committed" to vaccinations following badger cull reportsshortage of the drug BCG, which is used in both human and badger TB vaccination
Lewes MP "committed" to vaccinations following badger cull reports
Sussex Express / Posted 2 days ago
shortage of the drug BCG, which is used in both human and badger TB vaccinations. As a result of the global shortage the World Health Organisation has advised countries to limit the use of the vaccine to those individuals who need it most. This... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Why traffic jams are bad for your healthmotorists lost 35 minutes to congestion - the equivalent of six days a year. "
Why traffic jams are bad for your health
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
motorists lost 35 minutes to congestion - the equivalent of six days a year. "In London‚ it has been reported by the World Health Organisation that air pollution kills more than 10 times the number of people dying from road traffic accidents‚... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Breathalyzers - Enthroning Safer Road Culture in Nigeriato road traffic injuries, apart from the huge impact on health and economic dev
Breathalyzers - Enthroning Safer Road Culture in Nigeria
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
to road traffic injuries, apart from the huge impact on health and economic development. A study jointly conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Bank and Harvard University predicted that road crashes would become the third... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zimbabwe Dogged By High TB Casesand kills more women than all causes of maternal mortality combined. It kills
Zimbabwe Dogged By High TB Cases
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
and kills more women than all causes of maternal mortality combined. It kills 100 000 children per year, according to the World Health organisation (WHO), which estimates that nine million people developed active TB in 2015 and 1,5 million people... Read more
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New Kerala
Lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes can also cut cancer risk: newkerala.com #110076in lifestyle have shown reduction in mortality and morbidity of both the diseas
Lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes can also cut cancer risk: newkerala.com #110076
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
in lifestyle have shown reduction in mortality and morbidity of both the diseases," Dhar added. According to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in India doubled to 63 million in... Read more
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New Kerala
Low levels of physical activity worsens psychosis - newkerala.com #110087has warned. Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of avoidable death
Low levels of physical activity worsens psychosis - newkerala.com #110087
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
has warned. Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of avoidable death and is as harmful as smoking, according to World Health Organisation (WHO). The researchers found that people with psychosis -- a mental disorder characterised by a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The truth about five common food mythsare the truths behind five common nutrition myths: Processed meat causes cance
The truth about five common food myths
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
are the truths behind five common nutrition myths: Processed meat causes cancer Remember that scary headline? "World Health Organisation Says Processed Meat Causes Cancer." Turns out, the science was not as dire as the headline made it... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Dr Tukuitonga honoured for contribution to Pacific healthwith New Zealand’s Ministry of Health; and Head of Surveillance and Prevention
Dr Tukuitonga honoured for contribution to Pacific health
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
with New Zealand’s Ministry of Health; and Head of Surveillance and Prevention of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases at the World Health Organisation in Switzerland.Additionally, he was a commissioner for the World Health Organisation global... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Simple changes to car’s ventilation system during traffic jams may limit exposure to pollutioncar's ventilation system while sitting in traffic jams can greatly affect your
Simple changes to car’s ventilation system during traffic jams may limit exposure to pollution
News-Medical-Net / Posted 2 days ago
car's ventilation system while sitting in traffic jams can greatly affect your exposure to toxic fumes by up to 76%. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has placed outdoor air pollution among the top ten health risks faced by humans, linking with... Read more
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Motorsport.com
Sport and safety brings the FIA to Africathe substantial gap between those accidents officially recorded by authorities
Sport and safety brings the FIA to Africa
Motorsport.com / Posted 2 days ago
the substantial gap between those accidents officially recorded by authorities and the estimated figures supplied by the World Health Organisation: WHO estimates register a fatality rate nine times higher than that offered in the official... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Food Safety Is Public Health Safetysays Kenyan expert and trainer on food safety Beatrice Opiyo. "Such controls ar
Food Safety Is Public Health Safety
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
says Kenyan expert and trainer on food safety Beatrice Opiyo. "Such controls are defined in the ISO 22000 standard." The World Health Organisation estimates that foodborne and waterborne diarrhoeal diseases together kill about 2.2 million people... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donorswarn the system can prey on the poor in Iran's long-sanctioned economy, with ad
In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors
News 24 South Africa / Posted 2 days ago
warn the system can prey on the poor in Iran's long-sanctioned economy, with ads promising cash for kidneys. The World Health Organisation and other groups oppose "commercialising" organ transplants. Some argue such a paid system in the... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
TB burden in India may be two to three times higher than current estimates, study suggestscomprising researchers from Imperial College London, the Government of India's
TB burden in India may be two to three times higher than current estimates, study suggests
News-Medical-Net / Posted 2 days ago
comprising researchers from Imperial College London, the Government of India's Revised National TB Control Programme, the World Health Organisation, and other organisations, have published their findings in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Man versus virusTHE director of the World Health Organisation knew the plan would fail. To rid
Man versus virus
Namibia Economist / Posted 3 days ago
THE director of the World Health Organisation knew the plan would fail. To rid the world of smallpox was impossible. Each year, 2m people still died of it. Total global vaccination was a chimera. Besides, no disease had ever been eradicated. But... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN rights chief urges international probe of Yemen violationslarge parts of the impoverished country since 2014 and still control swathes of
UN rights chief urges international probe of Yemen violations
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
large parts of the impoverished country since 2014 and still control swathes of territory including the capital Sanaa. The World Health Organisation says more than 6,600 people have died in all, counting combatants, while more than 33,000 have been... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
NAFDAC Seeks Continued Support of WHO for Nigerian Pharmaceutical ManufacturersThe National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has c
NAFDAC Seeks Continued Support of WHO for Nigerian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for the continued support of the World Health Organisation and other partners in achieving the pre-qualification status of more Nigerian pharmaceutical manufacturing... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Fight Against Malaria Must Address Counterfeit Drugs'the African region. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, speaking on b
'Fight Against Malaria Must Address Counterfeit Drugs'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
the African region. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, speaking on behalf of Nigeria at the 66th Session of the World Health Organisation Regional Committee Meeting in Addis Ababa noted that malaria was the commonest cause of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Health Minister, 36 State Commissioners to Grace 4th African Pharmaceutical Summitindustry, future prospects and barriers for pharmaceutical manufacturing indust
Health Minister, 36 State Commissioners to Grace 4th African Pharmaceutical Summit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
industry, future prospects and barriers for pharmaceutical manufacturing industries in Nigeria, the imperative for the World Health Organisation pre-qualification, future landscape of health insurance, good distribution systems and practise,"... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the yearand the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency fo
Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the year
Manchester Evening News / Posted 3 days ago
and the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency for Cancer on Research (IARC) - an arm of the World Health Organisation. BRICK SHORTAGE HOLDING UP HOUSEBUILDING PROCESS 'FROM BEGINNING TO END' - REPORT Britain's... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Booze, bison and babushkas – 25 things you didn’t know about Belarusmost sozzled state. The average citizen consumes the equivalent of 17.5 litres
Booze, bison and babushkas – 25 things you didn’t know about Belarus
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
most sozzled state. The average citizen consumes the equivalent of 17.5 litres of pure alcohol annually, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). That’s equal to 179 bottles of wine a year or almost five shots of vodka a day. 2. And a... Read more
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birminghammail
Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the yearand the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency fo
Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the year
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
and the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency for Cancer on Research (IARC) - an arm of the World Health Organisation. BRICK SHORTAGE HOLDING UP HOUSEBUILDING PROCESS 'FROM BEGINNING TO END' - REPORT Britain's... Read more
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chroniclelive
Morning news headlines: Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the yearand the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency fo
Morning news headlines: Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the year
chroniclelive / Posted 3 days ago
and the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency for Cancer on Research (IARC) - an arm of the World Health Organisation. BRICK SHORTAGE HOLDING UP HOUSEBUILDING PROCESS 'FROM BEGINNING TO END' - REPORT Britain's... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Health Ministry, Blueprint Newspaper Hold Seminar On Drug Indisciplineinstitutions, National Council of Women Societies , National Agency for Food an
Health Ministry, Blueprint Newspaper Hold Seminar On Drug Indiscipline
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
institutions, National Council of Women Societies , National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, World Health Organisation and private individuals among others. The event will hold at NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja, beginning... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
US nominates Jim Yong Kim as World Bank president for a second termthe United States. He is a co-founder of Partners In Health (PIH) and a former
US nominates Jim Yong Kim as World Bank president for a second term
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 3 days ago
the United States. He is a co-founder of Partners In Health (PIH) and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organisation (WHO). Born in 1959 in Seoul, South Korea, Kim moved with his family to the US at the age of five... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the yearand the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency fo
Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the year
Reading Evening Post / Posted 3 days ago
and the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency for Cancer on Research (IARC) - an arm of the World Health Organisation. BRICK SHORTAGE HOLDING UP HOUSEBUILDING PROCESS 'FROM BEGINNING TO END' - REPORT Britain's... Read more
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walesonline
Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the yearand the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency fo
Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the year
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
and the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency for Cancer on Research (IARC) - an arm of the World Health Organisation. BRICK SHORTAGE HOLDING UP HOUSEBUILDING PROCESS 'FROM BEGINNING TO END' - REPORT Britain's... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the yearand the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency fo
Five die in sea tragedy on hottest day of the year
Liverpool Echo / Posted 3 days ago
and the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency for Cancer on Research (IARC) - an arm of the World Health Organisation. BRICK SHORTAGE HOLDING UP HOUSEBUILDING PROCESS 'FROM BEGINNING TO END' - REPORT Britain's... Read more
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The Economic Times
In rural India, less to eat than 40 years agoevery 10 years, leading to data gaps that IndiaSpend reported in July 2016. Nu
In rural India, less to eat than 40 years ago
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
every 10 years, leading to data gaps that IndiaSpend reported in July 2016. Nutrition monitoring has been defined by the World Health Organisation as the measurement of the changes in nutrition status of a population or a specific group of... Read more
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New Kerala
Newborn with Zika virus found infected 2 months after birth - newkerala.com #109706born with three kg, 48 cm in length and the head perimetre of 32.5 cm, slightly
Newborn with Zika virus found infected 2 months after birth - newkerala.com #109706
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
born with three kg, 48 cm in length and the head perimetre of 32.5 cm, slightly smaller than the 33cm recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), researchers from the University of Sao Paulo and the Santa Casa de São Paulo hospital in... Read more
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New Kerala
In rural India, less to eat than 40 years ago ( - newkerala.com #109709every 10 years, leading to data gaps that IndiaSpend reported in July 2016. Nu
In rural India, less to eat than 40 years ago ( - newkerala.com #109709
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
every 10 years, leading to data gaps that IndiaSpend reported in July 2016. Nutrition monitoring has been defined by the World Health Organisation as the measurement of the changes in nutrition status of a population or a specific group of... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Bathers risk diseases in Tg Aru beachpopular recreational beach famed for glorious sunsets, but – not all is well in
Bathers risk diseases in Tg Aru beach
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 3 days ago
popular recreational beach famed for glorious sunsets, but – not all is well in the city Aru Waterfront paradise. Based on World Health Organisation (WHO) reference, the level of pollution in the drains and nearshore off Tanjung Aru Beach and its... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
WHO Lauds Nigeria's Prompt Response to Polio Outbreak in BornoDr Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director, World Health Organisation (WHO) AFRO, h
WHO Lauds Nigeria's Prompt Response to Polio Outbreak in Borno
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director, World Health Organisation (WHO) AFRO, has commended the Federal Government for its prompt response and declaration of Public Health Emergency in Borno over recent polio outbreak. This is contained in a... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
The skinny on a sugar taxlead to a 16% increase in obesity by 2017, of which 20% would be due to sugar-s
The skinny on a sugar tax
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
lead to a 16% increase in obesity by 2017, of which 20% would be due to sugar-sweetened beverages," it said. It quoted World Health Organisation estimates that up to 20% of all healthcare spending could be attributed to obesity, through related... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Experts link being overweight or obese to eight more types of cancerand the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency fo
Experts link being overweight or obese to eight more types of cancer
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
and the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to the International Agency for Cancer on Research (IARC) - an arm of the World Health Organisation. The study , part of the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention programme, saw experts examine more... Read more
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