World Health Organisation

What is 'diabetic rice'?

About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, the majority living in low-and middle-income countries, and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)

What you need to know about monkeypox

According to the BBC, over 80 cases of monkeypox have been verified in at least 12 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Sweden recently. The situation is evolving and the World Health Organisation (WHO) expects there will be more cases of monkeypox identified as surveillance expands in non-endemic countries. Immediate actions focus on informing those who may be most at risk for monkeypox infection with accurate information, in order to stop further spread.

First guideline on digital health interventions

The World Health Organisation (WHO) released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.

Traffic-related air pollution associated with 4m new cases of childhood asthma every year

The first global estimates of their kind suggest that more than one in ten childhood asthma cases could be linked to traffic-related air pollution every year,

New recommendations to accelerate progress on TB

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new guidance to improve treatment of multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB). WHO is recommending shifting to fully oral regimens to treat people with MDR-TB.

Trouble mounts for Sanofi dengue vaccine over safety concerns

The World Health Organization said on Monday it hopes to review safety data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine this month, while the Philippines ordered an investigation of its now suspended massive immunization program after the French drugmaker said it could actually worsen the disease in some cases.

Editorial / Pollution: killer of children

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), pollution in its many manifestations is killing some 280,000 children in Bangladesh annually.

Rio 2016 / Golfer Grace pulls out of Olympics due to Zika

South African Branden Grace joins a growing list of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics on Friday due to concerns about the Zika virus.

Extra-strong condoms for Aussie Olympic team

Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials say on Monday.

February 21, 2015
February 21, 2015

Fifteen minute Ebola test approved

The first rapid blood test for Ebola has been approved for use by the World Health Organization.

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