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Tag: World Health Organisation

Russians drinking less, living longer, says WHO

World Health Organisation reports Russians used to consume 11-12 litres worth of pure ethanol a year.

North Korea tells UN to cut international aid staff

The move comes amid stalled talks between the United States and North Korea aimed at dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.

WHO says e-cigarettes ‘undoubtedly harmful’

The WHO argues that there is 'insufficient evidence' to support claims of e-cigarettes' effectiveness in assisting smokers trying to quit conventional ones.

WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda amid fears of virus...

The current outbreak, largely confined to Congo apart from three deaths in Uganda last month, has killed 1,676 people over the past year.

WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

Only four emergencies have been declared in the past decade, including the worst ever Ebola outbreak, which hit West Africa in 2014-2016.

WHO agrees on watered down resolution for clearer drug prices

Doctors Without Borders says the resolution is 'a welcome first step', but it does not go far enough.

WHO recognises ‘burnout’ as medical condition

This is the first time burnout has been included in WHO's International Classification of Diseases classification.

Study: Health worker mistrust worsening DR Congo Ebola outbreak

The current Ebola crisis in DR Congo is already the second deadliest on record, after the epidemic that struck West Africa in 2014-16.

When snakes strike, lives shatter

An estimated 81,000-138,000 people die of snakebites annually and the WHO is taking steps to reduce the fatalities.

Turn down the volume: WHO takes aim at harmful smartphone use

Around 1.1 billion people risk "prolonged and excessive exposure to loud sounds".

Hunger stalks Asia’s booming cities

The Asia-Pacific region has the world's highest rate of urbanisation, while also being home to more than half the world's 821 million undernourished people.

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk

A study shows levels of low physical activity are more than twice as great in high-income countries compared to poorer nations.

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

The WHO's latest reference bible of recognized and diagnosable diseases describes addiction to digital and video gaming as "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" that becomes so extensive that it "takes precedence over other life interests".

WHO says unprecedented dengue outbreak hits Réunion

The virus is thriving because of a lack of immunity among the population of Réunion.

Through a fog of data, air of Indian cities looks dirtiest

New Delhi, Varanasi, and Patna were listed by the World Health Organisation as being among the world's most polluted cities.

WHO calls for better ways to fight ‘silent killers’

World health group praises 'remarkable progress' in healthcare but says most people aged 15 to 64 die of non-communicable diseases.

Malaysians consume too much salt

Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam blames the high salt intake on food like fried rice, nasi lemak, roti canai, meat soup and instant noodles.

Staying fit as a fiddle even as you age

Whether you've been diagnosed with high blood pressure or cardiovascular problems, you can still take control of your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Ban ‘kiddie packs’ to save our children

Why tempt more kids to experiment, start and sustain their addiction to smoking with premium kiddie packs and become lifelong customers of the tobacco industry?

WHO keen to work with Malaysia to promote exercise medicine

Medical expert says Malaysia should take a serious view on the impact of exercise medicine as the country’s mortality rate from non-communicable diseases was rising.

TB cases increased by 6% in 2016, says minister

According to the health ministry, the total number of deaths due to tuberculosis jumped by 15% from 1,696 in 2015 to 1,945 last year.

The lack of human rights at the WHO

It is obvious that the World Health Organisation, though under the United Nations, does not abide by the articles on human rights promoted by its parent body.