|Charissa Echavez |||May 24, 2016 11:42 AM EDT|
The World Health Organization will conduct an emergency meeting on Thursday in Geneva to tackle the alarming spread of yellow fever that has hit hardest in Angola and re-stressed the importance of mass vaccination.
|Ana Verayo |||May 13, 2016 04:03 AM EDT|
According to a new report from the World Health Organization, urban cities around the world have the highest concentration of the worst air pollution, increasing by eight percent in the last five years.
|Arthur Dominic Villasanta |||May 12, 2016 07:44 AM EDT|
The report said contaminants in outdoor air cause more than three million premature deaths a year.
|S Satapathy |||Apr 26, 2016 10:07 AM EDT|
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 21 countries, including six in Africa where the disease burden is high, have the potential to be malaria-free by 2020. Almost 400,000 people have died from this mosquito-borne diseases.
|Jenia Cane |||Apr 08, 2016 10:58 AM EDT|
China's diabetes rate is expected to rise in the coming years, as an estimated 150 million Chinese face the risk of being afflicted by the disease by 2040.
|Ellie Froilan |||Apr 04, 2016 02:47 AM EDT|
A team of researchers from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University claim that the cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is just three years away.
|S Satapathy |||Mar 31, 2016 11:41 AM EDT|
The swelling trend of diabetes is a foremost concern for China as close to 100 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, which is highest in the world as per the data released by International diabetes federation (IDF). According to IDF, the number of diabetes cases has increased rapidly in recent years and is projected to reach 151 million by 2040 in the country. There are almost 500 million more people, suffer from so-called “prediabetes”—a stage where blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to trigger a diagnosis—indicating what the IDF calls “the enormity of diabetes as a public health problem in China”. A study by IDF also says that 13% of medical expenditures in China are directly caused by diabetes.
|Joliza Magdaong |||Dec 01, 2015 09:34 AM EST|
Heavy smog in Beijing is affecting the health of residents of the city as well as te city's economy output. Currently, Beijing is under an 'orange alert' along with other cities in northern China.
|Joliza Magdaong |||Nov 26, 2015 07:08 AM EST|
HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) remains one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Since the discovery of the disease, different health organizations like WHO have been actively campaigning to educate people and stop transmission. Today, with the rapid evolution of technology, a movement to stop the spread of HIV AIDS via ads on radio, television and other multimedia platforms is being promoted.
|Daphne Planca |||Oct 30, 2015 09:12 AM EDT|
Health officials have announced that a teenage girl in Oregon has tested positive for bubonic plague on Thursday.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 01, 2015 08:48 AM EDT|
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday that it is recommending antiretroviral treatment to all persons diagnosed with HIV regardless of its stage. The recommendation is based on a study which shows that providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible can increase a HIV-infected person's chances of living a longer and healthier life.
|Benjie Batanes |||Aug 08, 2015 08:12 AM EDT|
Many Africans, who survived the deadly Ebola, now have to contend with prolonged pains in their joints. The World Health Organization announced on Friday that Ebola survivors also face the possibility of going blind due to serious inflammation in their eyes.
|Krystine Antonio |||Jul 02, 2015 08:04 AM EDT|
For many people across the globe, having a good flush is still not an option.
|Phenny Lynn Palec |||Jun 26, 2015 06:24 AM EDT|
China is now doing its part in terms of improving and educating Chinese people about their health. The American Heart Association together with China Tuesday have already organized and finalized their partnership.
|Marie de Vera |||Jun 26, 2015 05:52 AM EDT|
On Tuesday, WorldHealth Organization cancer agency says that a non-hodgkin lymphoma, a type of disease that can cause cancer to a human body was linked to the insecticide lindane.
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