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By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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Heart disease, stroke top list of leading causes of death globally

Of the estimated 55 million people who died worldwide in 2011, two-thirds of all deaths globally were due to noncommunicable diseases (NCD), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is up 60 percent More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 12th, 2013
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The World Health Organization advises against E-cigarettes

As part of their Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), the World Health Oganization (WHO) made a statement earlier this week concerning the use of electronic cigarettes or ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems). The More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 30th, 2013
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WHO: Earlier ART recommended in new guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new treatment guidelines for HIV, which centers around earlier antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to the newly published guidelines. Image/CIA The new recommendations More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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As Syria’s health system crumbles, health officials are ‘deeply concerned’ about risk of potential outbreaks: WHO

With the ongoing armed conflict and chaos in Syria between forces loyal to the Syrian Ba’ath Party government and those seeking to oust it going  past two years and counting and the crumbling of the country’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 11th, 2013
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UN agency announces meningitis vaccination campaign in South Sudan

Responding to a meningococcal meningitis outbreak in South Sudan’s Upper Nile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced they will carry out a vaccination campaign where the dangerous bacterial infection More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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China H7N9 avian influenza outbreak continues to expand, 21 confirmed cases reported

In an update to H7N9 avian influenza outbreak on Mainland China, health authorities in China have notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of  three more laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 6th, 2013
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Two more human bird flu cases confirmed, brings total to 18: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that an additional two laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus had been reported by Chinese officials, according to a WHO update More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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WHO reports 16th novel coronavirus case, again from Saudi Arabia

A new confirmed case of novel coronavirus (nCoV), the 16th case,  has been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 23. Image/CIA The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reports the patient is a contact More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 18th, 2013
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World Health Organization kicks off ‘Universal Health Coverage’ meeting today

“I regard universal coverage as the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer.” This is one of the statements made today by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 21st, 2012
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Killings of polio workers condemned by international agencies, Pakistan polio immunization program continues

Photo/Fast Track via wikimedia commons Pakistan is one of three remaining polio endemic countries on the planet, so it was disastrous blow when suspected militants attacked polio vaccination workers, killing More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Great strides in malaria control over past decade at risk as global funding plateaus:WHO

Image-CDC/ James Gathany The impressive gains in malaria control and prevention seen during the past decade may be at risk as a lack of funding in the past couple years threatens continued progress, according to More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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Uganda’s Ebola outbreak is coming to an end: WHO

There has not been a new confirmed case of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Uganda’s Kibaale district since the beginning of August, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to say the outbreak is nearing it’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 6th, 2010
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H1N1: my online diary

When the “swine flu” outbreak that started in Mexico City last March to April 2009 started looking like it was going to spread to other countries, I was wondering how the international health community and the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 11th, 2010
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Swine flu: How a mild virus turned the world upside down

How come we’re not inundated with news reports days and night about the horrors of the swine flu pandemic anymore? Could it be that the media and government entities have figured out that the citizens don’t More...



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