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World Health Organization
July 04, 2016
UN health agency confirms 3 Zika cases in Guinea Bissau
The U.N. health agency says it and national authorities are investigating whether three cases of the Zika virus discovered ...
June 15, 2016
Coffee struck from list of possible cancer-causing agents
Go on, have another cup. Coffee is now off the list of things that could possibly cause cancer. Experts convened by the World ...
June 14, 2016
UN: Risk that Rio Olympics will spread Zika is 'very low'
There is "a very low risk" that the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics will accelerate the spread of the Zika virus around the ...
June 09, 2016
Amid war, UN warns Syrians smoking is a grave health risk
The World Health Organization has identified another grave risk to the health of Syrians in their war-torn country: tobacco.
June 08, 2016
Thailand, Belarus, Armenia eliminate mother-child HIV spread
Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health ...
June 07, 2016
UN: Science counters 'emotional concerns' about Zika in Rio
The World Health Organization says the best way to address the "emotional concerns" about the Zika virus and its possible ...
June 03, 2016
UN asking expert panel to assess Zika risk at Rio Olympics
The World Health Organization's chief says she will convene an expert committee to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Summer ...
May 28, 2016
UN health agency rejects Rio Olympics postponement call
The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro ...
May 26, 2016
WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years
Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World ...
May 25, 2016
Taiwan minister hopes to work with China on health issues
Taiwan hopes to work with China to help improve the health of people "on both sides of the Taiwan Strait" and is engaging ...
May 19, 2016
UN: Yellow fever outbreak is "serious" but not an emergency
The World Health Organization says the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in central Africa is "serious and of great concern" ...
May 19, 2016
UN: Life expectancy worldwide has increased by 5 years
Life expectancy worldwide has increased by about five years in the last 15 years according to a report issued Thursday by the ...
May 18, 2016
Candidate for UN health chief eyes global tax to help WHO
A French diplomat competing to be the world's top health official says a tiny international tax can help fill the World ...
May 18, 2016
UN: Risk of Zika outbreak across Europe is "low to moderate"
The World Health Organization says the risk of a Zika outbreak across Europe is "low to moderate," in a new risk assessment.
May 12, 2016
WHO to Rio Olympic visitors: Don't go to poor parts of city
Athletes and visitors heading to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should avoid poor and overcrowded parts of the city to minimize ...
May 12, 2016
UN: Rising air pollution in world's cities killing millions
Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem ...
May 11, 2016
Canadian professor: Olympics should be postponed due to Zika
With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to ...
April 25, 2016
AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk
On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer ...
February 25, 2016
UN: Women in Zika countries should breastfeed their babies
The World Health Organization says women in countries hit by the Zika virus should breastfeed their babies and there is no ...
February 24, 2016
WHO's Chan praises Brazilian government response to Zika
The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that she has been impressed by the Brazilian government's handling ...