The four sexually transmitted infections continue to spread globally at alarming rates with a million new cases daily on adults and children. While treatable, STDs could have grave effects, including stillbirths and a higher risk of HIV.
Public Health June 7, 2019
Transgender people are no longer classified as having a mental health disorder in the updated manual of the World Health Organization. Now, 'gender incongruence' is listed under sexual health in a move that’s hoped to benefit transgender people worldwide.
Public Health May 29, 2019
A good chunk of employees feel burnout from work and now, WHO is recognizing it as a real medical condition. Burnout is included in the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 2019
Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are struggling to deal with the outbreak amid recent violent attacks by armed groups. Efforts to curb the spread of the disease have been hampered by threats to health workers.
Public Health May 23, 2019
Congolese health workers marched to demand increased protection against armed militiamen. Dozens of doctors and nurses who are at the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak threatened to go on strike if their demands are not met by the government.
Public Health April 26, 2019
An anti-Malaria vaccine has finally been developed after three decades of study. It has the most extensive clinical study to date with a $1 million budget.
Medicine April 24, 2019
The Ebola virus has spread and infected over a thousand people in Congo. The World Health Organization has called on the international community to help in the efforts to end the outbreak.
Public Health April 3, 2019
The World Health Organization recently said that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has made its way to another area, Kayina. The strife-torn area has reported five cases.
Public Health January 26, 2019
The World Health Organization expressed the need to regulate gene editing after a Chinese scientist had admitted to manipulating human embryo. A panel will be created to talk about the issue.
December 4, 2018
In 2017, 173,330 cases of measles were recorded, a 31-percent increase from 2016. Health organizations partially pointed at parental neglect as a reason for the uptick.
Public Health November 30, 2018
A study found that the emergence of the most widespread strain of tuberculosis coincided with the arrival of European explorers. It suggested that the introduction of Lineage 4 TB in Asia, Africa, and the Americas was caused by colonizers.
Public Health October 20, 2018
The World Health Organization reported that the cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen continues to worsen. In September, an average of 10,000 new suspected cases of cholera was recorded every week.
October 3, 2018
Because of internal conflicts, WHO reassessed the alert level for the risk of Ebola outbreak in Congo as "very high." Health workers fear that the disease might also spill into Uganda and other neighboring countries.
Public Health September 30, 2018
The United Nations announced the effort to eliminate tuberculosis, which kills over 1 million people, worldwide. The UN General Assembly committed to provide 40 million people with the care they need within five years.
Public Health September 29, 2018
According to WHO's latest report, 3 million deaths worldwide can be attributed to harmful alcohol use. Apart from the health consequences, it also brings social and economic costs to both the individual and the society.
Public Health September 22, 2018
Europeans can expect to live up to 77 years thanks to the ongoing health initiative overseen by the World Health Organization. However, certain lifestyle factors like drinking and smoking are prohibiting progress.
Public Health September 13, 2018
A report said U.S. delegates tried to block a breastfeeding decree discussed during a World Health Organization assembly. The delegates allegedly wanted to omit a particular language of the resolution that highly encourages breastfeeding over formula milk.
Public Health July 10, 2018
The World Health Organization recently classified 'video game addiction' as a mental health disorder. The decision to classify it is believed by many to be a very important step forward. Here's why they believe this is so.
Public Health June 19, 2018
World Health Organization recently released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. Here's how one can restrict the consumption of the artery-clogging fat.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018
An international coalition of medical virologists urged the WHO to implement strategies to eradicate the HTLV-1 virus. HTLV-1 is a distant relative of HIV, which can also be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse.
Public Health May 11, 2018
The World Health Organization will soon classify video game addiction as a mental health condition. Here is how to determine if you have gaming disorder and what you should do next if you think you have it.
Public Health December 27, 2017
The World Health Organization has asked farmers to stop using antibiotics on healthy animals. The practice of exposing animals to the unnecessary use of antibiotics is leading to the rise of drug-resistant superbugs.
November 8, 2017
There were 10 times more obese children and teens in 2016 compared to 40 years ago, according to a joint study between the Imperial College London and the World Health Organization. The worldwide obesity problem is indeed getting worse.
Public Health October 11, 2017
Health officials warn about the spread of super gonorrhea, one that is antibiotic resistant. Gonorrhea spreads due to a number of factors, including a decline in condom use and oral sex.
Public Health July 7, 2017
WHO confirmed reports of three separate cases of Zika virus disease in Gujarat State in India. Several agencies are currently working to prevent an outbreak of the disease.
Public Health May 28, 2017
Another Ebola outbreak has been reported out of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organization was quick to respond to DRC’s eighth Ebola outbreak since 1976.
Public Health May 13, 2017
Brazil has lifted its public health emergency over the mosquito-borne illness Zika virus. This occurs 18 months after its worst outbreak, which causes severe birth defects like microcephaly in newborns.
Public Health May 12, 2017
The director-general of the World Health Organization has expressed her gratitude to the leaders and citizens of African countries who supported the Ebola vaccine trials. The president of Guinea wants the vaccine to be produced in Africa.
Feature | Health May 6, 2017
The World Health Organization is investigating 11 cases of unexplained deaths resulting from a mystery illness in Liberia. The incidents come almost a year after WHO announced the end of the latest Ebola outbreak in the country.
Public Health April 29, 2017
The WHO announced the start of a pilot program to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, developed by GlaxoSmithKline. The real-life trial will begin in 2018 in three African countries with a high prevalence of the mosquito-borne disease.
Public Health April 24, 2017
The World Health Organization is on track in achieving its goals to eradicate and control neglected tropical diseases, but challenges with treatment distribution remain. Officials urge drug companies to take action.
Public Health April 19, 2017
The World Health Organization named depression as the world’s leading cause of sickness and disability. Their program “Depression: let’s talk” aims to urge people with depression all around the world to seek for help.
Public Health April 1, 2017
Mass production of artificial blood may hold the key to address the need for a reliable supply of safe blood for patients in more than half of the world’s countries. It can be achieved by “immortalizing” stem cells at an early stage.
Medicine March 29, 2017
A Tennessee poultry farm under contract with Tyson Foods Inc. is now placed under quarantine by the U.S. Department of Agriculture officials afrer it was found infected with H7 strain of pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Public Health March 6, 2017
It is revealed in the World Malaria Report 2016 released on Dec. 13 that there is great progress in malarial intervention and control in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is a shortfall in malaria control measures in many African countries, which are attributed to insufficient funding and weak healthcare systems, noted the report.
Public Health December 14, 2016
The WHO has released new guidelines for HIV self-testing ahead of World AIDS Day. People can use finger-prick tests or their oral fluid to check their HIV status in private settings.
Public Health November 30, 2016
According to a WHO report, efforts to curb tuberculosis cases around the world are there but countries are not doing enough to meet targets necessary to end the epidemic once and for all.
Public Health October 15, 2016
A new WHO report presents the possibility of lowering sugary drinks consumption through their taxation, contributing to the reduction of type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.
Public Health October 11, 2016
Americas, from Canada to Chile, have become measles free. This was announced by the World Health Organization, which said the Americas is the first region in the world to achieve that feat.
Public Health September 28, 2016
Shortfalls in testing capacity could seriously undermine efforts to attain global targets against HIV/AIDS, a new WHO report revealed. Researchers suggest the improvement of both national and international measures.
Public Health August 24, 2016
In an unfortunate turn of events, Nigeria, which had been poised to announce that it was polio-free next summer, has announced two new cases of the paralytic virus. The country had gone two years without reporting a case.
Public Health August 12, 2016
Surprise, Delhi is no longer the world's most polluted city in the world! Based on the new WHO data, cities in Southeast Asia, Western Pacific and the Middle East still showed increasingly high levels of air pollution.
Earth/Environment May 14, 2016
According to the WHO, better investment in depression treatment and mental health will translate to four-fold returns for the world's economy. Paying attention to mental care will increase work productivity as well as provide billions of gains through enhanced wellness.
Life April 13, 2016
Two new cases of Ebola virus emerged in Liberia. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that flare-ups are expected that is why countries should remain vigilant and prepared.
Life April 4, 2016
The link between Zika virus and microcephaly and other neurological disorders has reached a strong scientific consensus, according to the World Health Organization. These neurological disorders include the Guillain-Barre Syndrome that can cause temporary paralysis.
Life April 1, 2016