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World Health Organization: Specialised agency of the United Nations
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organisation, was an agency of the League of Nations.

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Want to help prevent dementia? Follow these new guidelines

Although age is the top risk factor, "dementia is not a natural or inevitable consequence of aging," new report from the World Health Organizations says
CBS News - Published

Here's how to prevent dementia, according to new world health guidelines

Eat well, exercise often and no need to take some of those vitamins, the World Health Organization said in new guidelines on reducing dementia risks.
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WHO issues measles warning in Europe [Video]WHO issues measles warning in Europe

More than 34,000 people across Europe caught measles in the first two months of 2019, with the vast majority of cases in Ukraine, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday as it urged authorities..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, expected to spread: WHO [Video]Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, expected to spread: WHO

The World Health Organization said on Friday it feared continued “intense transmission” of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic is 994 and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Rage and rumors hamper Pakistan's war on polio [Video]Rage and rumors hamper Pakistan's war on polio

Over a million Pakistani children miss out on getting vaccinated against polio as false rumors send parents into a panic. The government blames religious hardliners for telling people that the vaccines..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

Colour-changing bench detects dirty air [Video]Colour-changing bench detects dirty air

Two coal miners in southern Poland are fighting air pollution with specially designed benches which detect and purify dirty air. Matthew Stock reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Mortar Bombs Land On Tripoli Suburb As Two-Week Battle Rages On [Video]Mortar Bombs Land On Tripoli Suburb As Two-Week Battle Rages On

According to Reuters, mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people’s suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Cyclone Idai's Death Toll Continues to Climb [Video]Cyclone Idai's Death Toll Continues to Climb

Officials say more than 1,000 people have been reported dead in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi since the cyclone made landfall last month.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Measles cases surge in U.S., part of global outbreak [Video]Measles cases surge in U.S., part of global outbreak

Health officials say the number of confirmed measles cases in the U.S. made its biggest jump this year in April, in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Ebola in DR Congo 'not a public health emergency' [Video]Ebola in DR Congo 'not a public health emergency'

The World Health Organization says an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern. Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed has..

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not an International Emergency [Video]WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not an International Emergency

There have been 1,206 confirmed and probable cases of the disease since the epidemic started last August, including 40 new cases in the last few days.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

WHO Launches Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Mozambique [Video]WHO Launches Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Mozambique

Mozambique received some 900,000 cholera vaccine doses to combat a disease outbreak following last month's cyclone.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Cholera Cases Skyrocket In Mozambique After Cyclone Idai [Video]Cholera Cases Skyrocket In Mozambique After Cyclone Idai

According to CNN, cases of cholera have risen to more than 1,000 in cyclone-stricken areas of Mozambique. Authorities are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious, largely waterborne..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Cholera Cases Spike in Cyclone-Ravaged Mozambique [Video]Cholera Cases Spike in Cyclone-Ravaged Mozambique

As of Friday, the number of cases had jumped to 139.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Plaintiff in Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Trial Awarded $80M [Video]Plaintiff in Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Trial Awarded $80M

A jury decided Edwin Hardeman should get $5.27 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Cholera Confirmed in Cyclone Ravaged Southern Africa [Video]Cholera Confirmed in Cyclone Ravaged Southern Africa

Health officials say at least five people have tested positive for the disease.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Cholera confirmed among victims of Cyclone Idai [Video]Cholera confirmed among victims of Cyclone Idai

Dozens of fragile patients poured into a clinic in the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, as the government said it had confirmed the first cases of cholera in the wake of deadly..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Mozambique braces for cholera after cyclone [Video]Mozambique braces for cholera after cyclone

Large crowds of people waited for treatment at medical centres in the central districts of the Mozambique city of Beira on Tuesday as government made preparations for a cholera outbreak that it says is..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Deadly Ebola Outbreak in Congo Surpasses 1,000 Cases [Video]Deadly Ebola Outbreak in Congo Surpasses 1,000 Cases

According to the country's health ministry, since the epidemic started, there have been 1,009 cases of the disease.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

 

Winning hearts and minds over vaccines

The World Health Organization listed vaccine hesitancy - when parents delay or withhold vaccines for their children - as one of the Top 10 health risks for 2019. Now, with more than 700 confirmed cases..
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