The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.
By Associated Press
“These low global rates of early initiation of breastfeeding are evidence of a massive missed opportunity worldwide,” the report said.
By Laura Santhanam
Transmission of the deadly virus appears to have stopped — though it is not yet time to pull back on the response operation.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
The move disappointed many public health experts but was enthusiastically welcomed by the International Food and Beverage Alliance — a group that represents companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo. and Unilever.
By Jamey Keaten, Maria Cheng, Associated Press
The spread of Ebola in West Africa in 2014-2016 was the worst outbreak since the disease's discovery. Here's how international health agencies are responding this time.
By Saleh Mwanamilongo, Carley Petesch, Associated Press
Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.
As many as 646,000 people may die from influenza each year worldwide, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- a larger number than what other health experts have predicted in years past.
By Larisa Epatko
“At one hospital, we visited children who can barely gather the strength to breathe,” U.N. agency leaders said in a joint statement.
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