World Health Organization
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia is suffering an “explosive” outbreak of polio and now has more cases than the rest of the world combined, an official said Friday. Vaccine-wielding health workers face a daunting challenge: […]
ATLANTA (AP) — If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good […]
LONDON (AP) — About a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner, according to the first major review of violence against women. In a series of […]
LONDON (AP) — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia. […]
(AP) – A bird flu virus never before found in humans has grabbed world attention this week after it infected and killed people in China. Scientists have been scrambling to learn whether it could potentially spark a global pandemic.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting the problem of fake drugs will require creating a national drug-tracking system, the Institute of Medicine said Wednesday.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A new Israeli law prohibits the employment of underweight fashion models and sets weight minimums with the aim of discouraging anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders that affect mostly young women.
LONDON (AP) — A leading British medical journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu. The drug […]
This is the World Health Organization’s 25th annual “No Tobacco Day.” Their focus this year is to expose and counter the industry’s “brazen and increasingly aggressive” attempts to undermine tobacco control efforts around the world. […]