Eating processed meats such as hot dogs, sausages, ham and bacon can cause colorectal cancer, says the World Health Organization. While the cancer risk in most cases is slight, it does increase with the amount of processed meats consumed, according…
By Gretchen Frazee
The World Health Organization is recommending anyone infected with HIV begin treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis, making an additional nine million people eligible for treatment.
By Larisa Epatko
A panel of health experts recommended a top-to-bottom restructuring of the World Health Organization on Tuesday in light of its failure to quickly respond to the Ebola crisis.
In South Korea, fears of a Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak – the largest outside of the Arabic Peninsula – have closed more than 230 schools and put more than 1300 people under mandatory quarantine, according to NPR.
By Triana Kalmanoff
The Liberian government has closed and dismantled a crematorium in Monrovia in a move that represents significant progress in the country’s fight against the disease.
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
More than 1 billion young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss because of recreational exposure to loud sounds, the World Health Organization said Friday.
By Rebecca Lee
More cities in India have "extremely high levels" of air pollution than in China, the Economist reports.
In a special session on Sunday, the World Health Organization debated how to reform itself after acknowledging the organization had botched its response to the 2014 Ebola emergency.
By Joshua Barajas
With fewer than 150 cases reported in the last week, the Ebola outbreak seems to be slowing in the hardest hit West African countries, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
By Joshua Barajas
A healthcare worker, who was returning from Sierra Leone after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested positive for the disease, Scottish officials confirmed Monday. It is the country’s first confirmed Ebola patient.
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