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October 11, 2016
WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks
The U.N. health agency on Tuesday recommended that countries use tax policy to increase the price of sugary drinks like ...
September 27, 2016
WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people
More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, ...
September 02, 2016
UN: Zika remains global emergency, virus still spreading
The World Health Organization says the outbreak of Zika remains an international health emergency and that while the virus ...
August 31, 2016
UN: Yellow fever outbreak in Africa isn't a global emergency
The ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Africa is serious but does not warrant being declared an international health emergency, ...
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 ...