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WHO warns against the spread of antimicrobial resistance

Posted on Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:56 PM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns against the spread of antimicrobial resistance around the world. A recent UN report showed that 700,000 people die each year due to drug-resistant diseases....

Uganda confirms first case of Ebola

Posted on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 05:57 PM | No Comments
Uganda has confirmed its first case of Ebola during the current outbreak, a five-year-old Congolese child who is receiving care after arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Ministry...

Don’t let tobacco take your breath away—WHO

Posted on Sunday, 2 June 2019 12:28 AM | No Comments
Tobacco kills one person every four seconds, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This World No Tobacco Day, the WHO reiterates the deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand...

WHO: Tobacco kills 8 million each year; e-cigarettes, not a proven alternative

Posted on Thursday, 30 May 2019 05:17 PM | No Comments
Tobacco kills eight million people each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday (May 29), ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday (May 31). The WHO said...

Rules on use of e-cigarette, vapes out next week – DOH

Posted on Thursday, 30 May 2019 12:59 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is looking to release an order detailing the regulations on the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vapes next week, a health...

Youth urged to learn martial arts, other sports to wean off gaming addiction

Posted on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 03:17 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — More than two billion people play video games worldwide, based on the 2017 report released by the Global Games Market intelligence firm Newzoo. Gamers come from all...

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Posted on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 11:52 AM | No Comments
  Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children’s ‘screen time’ – addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization...

WHO calls emergency meeting to address Ebola outbreak in Congo

Posted on Friday, 18 May 2018 02:30 PM | No Comments
  The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an emergency meeting today to consider the international risk of the Ebola outbreak in Congo. WHO official Peter Salama says the UN...

Air pollution kills 7 million people each year, WHO calls for quick change

Posted on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 03:56 PM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, May 1, that air pollution still kills 7 million people each year, almost all of them in poor countries in Asia and...

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

Posted on Thursday, 22 February 2018 02:37 AM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe. The cases increased four-fold, with more than 20,000 people affected and 35 deaths. Fifteen European region countries,...