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University of Sydney News
New institute to revolutionise cancer imaging and targeted radiotherapycancer patients. - The economic impact of cancer is significant and is increas
University of Sydney News / Posted 4 hours ago
cancer patients. - The economic impact of cancer is significant and is increasing, estimated in 2010 at approximately US$ 1.16 trillion. - Around 70 per cent of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries (World Health Organisati... Read more
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Canberra Times
Asbestos and the great Aussie DIY obsession: the impending killer 'third wave'and others not. Even the "asbestos free" tag can't necessarily be trusted, war
Canberra Times / Posted 5 hours ago
and others not. Even the "asbestos free" tag can't necessarily be trusted, warns Takahashi. A scientist who advises the World Health Organisation, he's spent the last decade regularly travelling throughout Asia and Russia. He describes visiting... Read more
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The Age
Asbestos and the great Aussie DIY obsession: the impending killer 'third wave'and others not. Even the "asbestos free" tag can't necessarily be trusted, war
The Age / Posted 6 hours ago
and others not. Even the "asbestos free" tag can't necessarily be trusted, warns Takahashi. A scientist who advises the World Health Organisation, he's spent the last decade regularly travelling throughout Asia and Russia. He describes visiting... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Asbestos and the great Aussie DIY obsession: the impending killer 'third wave'and others not. Even the "asbestos free" tag can't necessarily be trusted, war
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 6 hours ago
and others not. Even the "asbestos free" tag can't necessarily be trusted, warns Takahashi. A scientist who advises the World Health Organisation, he's spent the last decade regularly travelling throughout Asia and Russia. He describes visiting... Read more
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International Business Times
Indonesian military accused of using 'two-finger test' to check virginity of female recruits Watch (HRW) has called on Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to ban the
International Business Times / Posted 13 hours ago
Watch (HRW) has called on Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to ban the "cruel and discriminatory tests", which the World Health Organisation declared to be unscientific in 2014. "These tests are degrading and discriminatory and they harm... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Resistance to Drugs Linked to Growing Antibiotics Usehumans and animals to reduce the emergence of resistance which it says has hit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 hours ago
humans and animals to reduce the emergence of resistance which it says has hit crisis levels across the world. Through the World Health Organisation, World Organisation for Animal Health and the Food Agriculture Organisation, the UN says resistance... Read more
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Daily Mail
Deadly drug-resistant malaria parasite could lead to global crisisof malaria in Southeast Asia has triggered concerns of a possible worldwide cri
Daily Mail / Posted 16 hours ago
of malaria in Southeast Asia has triggered concerns of a possible worldwide crisis. Doctors and researchers are asking the World Health Organisation (WHO) to start a state of emergency in the region, because they fear it could spread to more... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
These beautiful Japanese islands are now nearly more popular than Hawaiithe rest of Japan - a country already noted for the long life expectancy of its
Daily Telegraph / Posted 17 hours ago
the rest of Japan - a country already noted for the long life expectancy of its citizens. According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, the Japanese live to 83.7 years, on average. Explanations have included diet (low-fat, low-salt... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rolling Out National Plan for Disease Control(AFENET), University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) and Dr. Ebere Okereke who supp
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
(AFENET), University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) and Dr. Ebere Okereke who supported the development of this plan, and the World Health Organisation (WHO), the US Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Bauchi Records 507 Cases of Measles Outbreakhave been recorded in Bauchi State from January to October 2017. This was disc
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
have been recorded in Bauchi State from January to October 2017. This was disclosed recently by Measles Consultant with World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Bezu Bashir, while speaking at a sensitisation meeting with the media and MDA's in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Who Is Afraid of Family Planning?of women in Nigeria using any form of contraceptives for limiting and spacing b
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
of women in Nigeria using any form of contraceptives for limiting and spacing birth, as reported by World Bank Collection, World Health Organisation and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). But Chinaza Ibeneme, a mother of three is part of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Testing and Treating HIVbeen taking the Alluvia drug if the stock out persists. This comes exactly one
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
been taking the Alluvia drug if the stock out persists. This comes exactly one year after Uganda endorsed the Test & Treat World Health Organisation guideline in November 2016, requiring whoever tests positive for HIV to be started on ARVs... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Make TB Drugs Accessible, Affordable, Govts Urgedin which Nigeria falls. "As a matter of fact, Nigeria ranks second among the c
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
in which Nigeria falls. "As a matter of fact, Nigeria ranks second among the countries affected in Africa, according to World Health Organisation. This should be a cause for worry while every effort should be made to combat its spread. More so,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why HIV, Malaria, TB Are 'Untreatable,' - WHOA woman who is HIV positive and has come to collect her ARV refill (file photo)
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A woman who is HIV positive and has come to collect her ARV refill (file photo). The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised fresh alarm that malaria, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) may become untreatable... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mother reveals why she breastfed her daughter until the age of SIXattending an Australian Breastfeeding Association meeting she was informed abou
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
attending an Australian Breastfeeding Association meeting she was informed about the benefits of extended feeding Both the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) both recommend... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Kiwis need DHBs' to reduce carbon footprintconnection between climate change and health is all-encompassing. It has been o
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
connection between climate change and health is all-encompassing. It has been one of the top three priorities of the World Health Organisation for several years.“Action on climate change almost invariably benefits health with lower carbon... Read more
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Daily Mail
The power of four cups of coffee a daywere warned against drinking more than a few cups of coffee a day, for fear tha
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
were warned against drinking more than a few cups of coffee a day, for fear that it might cause cancer. But last year the World Health Organisation withdrew its previous warnings on the link between coffee and bladder cancer - and instead said... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Is our obsession with infant growth charts fuelling childhood obesity?to talk about why.What about growth charts? Babies don't come with a manual, b
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
to talk about why.What about growth charts? Babies don't come with a manual, but they do come with growth charts. The World Health Organisation Growth Standards describe normal child growth from birth to five years. A baby's growth should... Read more
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The Hindu
Pill talk — On antibiotic resistancethe time the UN Climate Change Conference drew to a close in Bonn last week, so
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
the time the UN Climate Change Conference drew to a close in Bonn last week, so did the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, a World Health Organisation campaign to focus attention on antibiotic resistance. The global threats of climate change and... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
15 facts about Lebanon, a country of cigarettes and Roman ruinsto comment, also loves its tobacco products. So it probably shouldn't be a surp
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
to comment, also loves its tobacco products. So it probably shouldn't be a surprise to find out that, according to World Health Organisation figures, Lebanon is the portion of the planet with the third biggest appetite for smoking. Only... Read more
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The Hindu
Call to make clinical trial data publicvaccine as well as a killed mycobacterium. Dr. Swaminathan, who is set to take
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
vaccine as well as a killed mycobacterium. Dr. Swaminathan, who is set to take over as deputy director-general at the World Health Organisation later this year, said the ICMR would also commission a study to look at the root cause of deaths in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Born Too Soonmothers and their babies, also by providing basic respiratory support and infec
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
mothers and their babies, also by providing basic respiratory support and infection control interventions," Bock said. A World Health Organisation (WHO) '' report identifies low-cost strategies which can be employed locally to... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
South Africa on alert as Madagascan plague outbreak to continue until AprilAn outbreak of the plague on Madagascar has infected more than 2,000 people, cl
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
An outbreak of the plague on Madagascar has infected more than 2,000 people, claiming 195 lives, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) warns that it expects the number of cases to keep rising until April next year. The disease has been raging on... Read more
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Gulf News
Early intervention a must in child abuse preventionyears in the development of an individual, Dr Majid Al Eisa, president of Arab-
Gulf News / Posted yesterday
years in the development of an individual, Dr Majid Al Eisa, president of Arab-SPCAN, said, quoting new evidence from the World Health Organisation.“It’s important to deliver this in the first three years of age to protect the brain of the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Men's sperm damaged by air pollution, resulting in loss of fertilitymen at high levels of this pollution were far more likely to have sperm of an a
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
men at high levels of this pollution were far more likely to have sperm of an abnormal size and shape. Just last month World Health Organisation data revealed 43 of 50 large towns and cities in Britain have dangerously high levels of PM2.5... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Germany to Give Billions for EAC Schemesbeing implemented by Gavi, the vaccine alliance, in close collaboration with Un
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
being implemented by Gavi, the vaccine alliance, in close collaboration with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organisation (WHO) and the partner states' immunisation programmes. Germany's total contribution to the EAC... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Zero tolerance on ergotcent ergot wheat is safe for human consumption and that it does not harm public
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
cent ergot wheat is safe for human consumption and that it does not harm public health. This standard is in accordance with World Health Organisation rules, he said. The controversy is related to agricultural quarantine specifications. Noamani said... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Cracking down onorgan trafficking, commented Rashwan Shaaban, assistant secretary-general of th
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
organ trafficking, commented Rashwan Shaaban, assistant secretary-general of the syndicate. LACKING DATA: Sources at the World Health Organisation (WHO) told the Weekly that it was difficult to obtain accurate data regarding organ trafficking,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
♦ This Week's News in Brief ♦of incidents of the disease. "The environment is deteriorating terribly and the
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of incidents of the disease. "The environment is deteriorating terribly and the health care in the hospital is poor." The World Health Organisation (WHO) said 'watery diarrhoea' cases had significantly decreased in 18 states, although 20 infection... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Health Ministry - Malaria Parasite Rife Across Sudan - Central Darfur Hardest HitSouth Kordofan have reported similar surges and complain of a shortage and high
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
South Kordofan have reported similar surges and complain of a shortage and high price of medicines. According to the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) fact sheet, malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites. The parasites are spread to people... Read more
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Business Wire
Clinigen Registers Garsun® (artesunate for injection) in South Africa for the Treatment of Patients with Severe MalariaBlumberg, Deputy-Director: Epidemiology & Medical Consultant, Centre for Emergi
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
Blumberg, Deputy-Director: Epidemiology & Medical Consultant, Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, said: “The World Health Organisation strongly recommends that intravenous artesunate should be used in preference to quinine for the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Plastic waste in Arctic has risen 20-fold in just a decadewere at a 26 per cent increased risk of being in the bottom 10 per cent of norm
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
were at a 26 per cent increased risk of being in the bottom 10 per cent of normal sperm size and shape. Just last month World Health Organisation data revealed 43 of 50 large towns and cities in Britain had dangerously high levels of PM2.5... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nation Imports Subpar HIV Test Kits From Chinakit is compatible the environment of the country. Beijing Wanti was given the
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
kit is compatible the environment of the country. Beijing Wanti was given the contract based on the standards set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) although it is not locally registered by the Food, Medicine & Health Care Administration &... Read more
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The Courier Mail
‘Give them your breast’ ads slammedonly 14 per cent of women nursing their children exclusively in the first six m
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
only 14 per cent of women nursing their children exclusively in the first six months, the recommended standard set by the World Health Organisation. Ms Tames told NPR there are many reasons why women aren’t breastfeeding in Mexico, but poverty... Read more
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The Border Mail
Letting kids ‘fail’ may be the key to building resilienceCuylenburg, who worked in education for 13 years, said teachers had the most “i
The Border Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Cuylenburg, who worked in education for 13 years, said teachers had the most “important job in the world”. “The World Health Organisation has stated that by 2030, depression will be the number one health issue and suicide the most likely... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'New Cholera Cases in Sudan's Sennar but Epidemic Abating' - Doctorthe Sudanese government, as well as international aid organizations, insist of
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
the Sudanese government, as well as international aid organizations, insist of referring to it as 'watery diarrhoea'. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said 'watery diarrhoea' cases had significantly decreased in 18 states, although 20 infection... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria Has Third Highest Number of Preterm Birthsthird among the ten countries with the highest number of preterm births with 77
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
third among the ten countries with the highest number of preterm births with 773,600, according to latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Top on the list is India with 3,519,100; and China 1,172,300. Pakistan is fourth with... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AfDB Approves Rwf144bn Water and Sanitation Loan for Rwandaby 2020 to be able to realise the government objectives," she said. Why invest
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
by 2020 to be able to realise the government objectives," she said. Why investing in water and sanitation In 2004, the World Health Organisation found that investing $1 in water, sanitation and hygiene education would bring health and other... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Making Progress in Reduction of Undernourishment - FAO ReportOrganisation regional overview of food security and nutrition report, 2017 show
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Organisation regional overview of food security and nutrition report, 2017 shows. The report was launched at a joint FAO/ World Health Organisation symposium for Africa on sustainable food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria to Establish Control Programme to Tackle Noma Diseasestatus, the current escalation in the incidence of HIV/AIDs and increasing expo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
status, the current escalation in the incidence of HIV/AIDs and increasing exposure to infectious diseases. The World Health Organisation estimates that 500,000 people are affected and 140,000 new cases are reported yearly. According to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Older men need more protein to maintain muscles(RDI) or double this amount. The protein RDI has been established by many inter
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
(RDI) or double this amount. The protein RDI has been established by many international health agencies including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as 0.8 grams per kilogram of body... Read more
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Gulf News
UN under-secretary general visits International Humanitarian CityIHC members, including UN agencies and other international organisations: the U
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
IHC members, including UN agencies and other international organisations: the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Federation... Read more
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International Business Times
Individualistic societies drink more alcohol than collectivist ones rates, while the opposite is true for those with more collectivist values. "Ou
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
rates, while the opposite is true for those with more collectivist values. "Our results suggest that bodies like World Health Organisation should prioritise tackling alcohol consumption in countries that are more autonomous and less... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Prematurity a Leading Cause of Infant Deathsmultiple pregnancy, previous preterm baby, stress and substance-use are the not
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
multiple pregnancy, previous preterm baby, stress and substance-use are the noted common causes of premature births. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that premature babies can be saved if mothers get quality early antenatal care and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
200,000 Children Born Premature Annuallythis change could be shifted if parents became more careful with their children
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
this change could be shifted if parents became more careful with their children," Mr Batiirwe said. Statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate that 15 million children who are born every year worldwide are pre-term cases. Most... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ugandans to Have GMO Matooke in 2021 - Researchersadds there is nutritional value with a micro-nutrient that fights vitamin A def
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
adds there is nutritional value with a micro-nutrient that fights vitamin A deficiency or "hidden hunger". The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it reaches grave level when the deficiency in human body is at 15 per cent. In Uganda,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Antibiotics Are Developing Resistance Due to Auto-Medication, Researches Indicate30%. He appeals to both the government and population to get involved and disco
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
30%. He appeals to both the government and population to get involved and discourage self-medication. Donatien Bigirimana, World Health Organisation-WHO delegate calls on the population to avoid self- medication. "They should ask health... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Antibiotic Resistance On the Increaseprofessionals; overuse in farming and animal husbandry; poor infection control,
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
professionals; overuse in farming and animal husbandry; poor infection control, and a lack of new antibiotics, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO regional director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti said in a statement last week that... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
108 Million Nigerians Lack Toilet Facilitiestoilets in their homes, followed by China with 607 million; Indonesia, 109 mill
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
toilets in their homes, followed by China with 607 million; Indonesia, 109 million and Pakistan, 98 million According to World Health Organisation, WHO, data, 2.4 billion people are living without a toilet worldwide, while 10 percent of people... Read more
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Adelaide Now
This is the city that’s slowly choking its peoplewith microscopic particles that can affect breathing and health spiking to 75 t
Adelaide Now / Posted 3 days ago
with microscopic particles that can affect breathing and health spiking to 75 times the level considered safe by the World Health Organisation. Experts have compared breathing the air to smoking a couple of packs of cigarettes a day. The... Read more
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