WHO warns of Ebola 'perfect storm' in Congo
The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and political jockeying could create a "perfect storm" leading the Democratic Republic of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak to spread. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

World Health Organisation Global Status report on alcohol and health 2018
According to this report, more than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, representing 1 in 20 deaths. More than three quarters of these deaths were among men. Overall, the harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the global disease burden (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO extremely concerned about Ebola 'perfect storm' in Congo
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016
The majority of those who died were men, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N.: Excessive Drinking Killed Over 3 Million People Worldwide in 2016
(GENEVA) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and 46 million women faced alcohol problems, with the highest prevalence in Europe and the Americas. Europe has the highest global per capita alcohol consumption, even though it has already dropped by 10 percent since 2010. Around a third of alcohol-related deaths...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol onetime Source Type: news

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016
The World Health Organization says that drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Responsible For 5% Of All Deaths Globally, Study Finds
A new World Health Organization report suggests that people around the world are still drinking themselves to death. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Alcohol causes one in 20 deaths worldwide, says WHO
Report finds 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20s are linked to alcoholAlcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed.The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were of men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Health Society World news World Health Organization Science Young people Source Type: news

One in 20 of all deaths due to alcohol, says WHO
Report finds 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20s are linked to boozeAlcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed.The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were of men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Health Society World news World Health Organization Science Young people Source Type: news

Surveying alcohol outlet density in four neighborhoods of Beirut Lebanon: implications for future research and national policy - Nakkash R, Ghandour LA, Anouti S, Nicolas J, Chalak A, Yassin N, Afifi R.
Underage drinking among youth in Lebanon is increasing. Regulating availability is one of the best buy policies recommended by the World Health Organization. To quantitatively document the current status of alcohol availability to youth in Lebanon, we used... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

DR Congo: Amid renewed risk of spread, Ebola virus leaves over 150 children orphaned or unaccompanied
New Ebola virus hotspots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are threatening progress made in tackling the deadly disease and increasing its risk of spreading, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO: Alcohol a factor in one in 20 deaths worldwide
More than one in 20 deaths worldwide is alcohol-related, a new analysis by the World Health Organization showed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol abuse kills three million people a year, most of them men – WHO report
More one in 20 deaths in 2016 – 3 million people, mostly men – were caused by harmful use of alcohol, according a report released on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year globally, most of them men: WHO
More than three million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

5% of all deaths due to alcohol, WHO says
Report finds 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20s are linked to boozeAlcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed.The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were among men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Alcohol Health Society World news World Health Organization Science Source Type: news

1 in 20 deaths globally are a result of alcohol use
Over three million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol abuse kills 3 million a year, most of them men: WHO
More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016
The World Health Organization says that drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Health: ‘ Latent ’ Tuberculosis? It ’ s Not That Common, Experts Find
Active infections kill 4,000 people a day worldwide, more than AIDS does. But the notion that a quarter of the global population harbors silent tuberculosis is “ a fundamental misunderstanding. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Tuberculosis Epidemics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) BMJ (Journal) General Assembly (UN) World Health Organization Source Type: news

Uganda to deploy Ebola vaccine if virus spreads from Congo
Uganda will vaccinate against Ebola should it spread from Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been hit twice this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda:Uganda Prepares to Vaccinate Against Ebola in Case the Virus Strikes the Country
[WHO] Kampala: - 20th September 2018. As Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness activities intensify in Uganda, the Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) is making arrangements to vaccinate frontline health workers and high-risk populations should need arise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Cancer Kills More Women Than Men in Kenya - WHO
[Nation] More Kenyan women will die from cancer than men, the World Health Organisation's research agency says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Over 2000 People Trek 8 Km to Advocate for Prevention of NCDs
[The Point] More than eight hundred people from all walks of life took part in an 8km Health walk to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:10 Million Cases of TB Recorded in 2017 - WHO
[Premium Times] An estimated 10 million people worldwide developed Tuberculosis (TB) in 2017, and the world is far from ending the epidemic, the World Health Organisation (WHO) report said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN tuberculosis summit ‘historic opportunity’ to put response ‘back on track’: new WHO report
Countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis – the world’s deadliest infectious disease – by 2030, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, at the release of the latest Global Tuberculosis Report. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aid Agencies Ramp Up Response to Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak Aid Agencies Ramp Up Response to Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak
The World Health Organization and the Red Cross said on Thursday they were ramping up their emergency responses to Zimbabwe's deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade, with politicians trading blame over contaminated water and collapsing infrastructure.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Big Pharma drug pushers infiltrate local public schools under the guise of "mandatory mental health screenings" for children
(Natural News) According to the World Health Organization, the United States is one of the most depressed countries in the world, with one in five adults experiencing some form of mental health issue each year. While some of the millions of people diagnosed with these conditions seek therapy to cope with their problems, the vast... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The health and well-being of men in the WHO European Region: better health through a gender approach
World Health Organization - This first ever WHO report on men ’s health and well-being in the 53 countries of the WHO European Region reveals men are living healthier and longer lives than ever before. But despite progress, many of them die far too young from preventable causes, and the reasons behind this go beyond biology. The new findings are prompting ca lls to use a gender approach to get men’s health on the agenda of health policy-makers in the European Region.ReportPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - September 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Source Type: news

Namibia:Million Structures Targeted in Malaria Fight
[Namibian] The health ministry, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, will launch the 2018 indoor residual spraying campaign today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:WHO Impressed With Malaria Battle
[New Era] The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended Namibia for having made tremendous progress over the last two decades in its quest to reduce the malaria burden, though in the same breath the UN agency said resistance to anti-malaria drugs remains a challenge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Called to Extend Maternity Leave
[The Herald] The Mashonaland Central Junior Parliament has called on Government to extend maternity leave from three months to six months in line with the World Health Organisation's recommendations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 17, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cancer Will Kill About 10 Million People This Year, Experts Predict
Nearly 10 million people around the world will die of cancer this year, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The IARC’s report, which was published Wednesday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, was based on cancer incidence data from 185 countries around the world. Researchers estimated that there will be 18.1 million new diagnoses of cancer and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018. Those numbers — a marked increase from just six years ago, when cancer diagnoses were estimated at 14.1 million, and deaths at 8.2 million —...
Source: TIME: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Innovation Health Source Type: news

Worldwide Effects of Asbestos Use
By Emily WalshWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 14 2018 (IPS)Earlier this summer, the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States (EPA) issued a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) on asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral that is also a known carcinogen. Asbestos is the only definitive cause of mesothelioma, a cancer which affects the linings of internal organs.What is a Significant New Use Rule?A SNUR can be required when chemical substances or mixtures are under review for new uses that may cause changes to current policy, or create concerns around environmental health. There are four criteria to determine whether a SNUR i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emily Walsh Tags: Environment Headlines Health North America Source Type: news

Cancer deaths expected to increase this year
The new report from the World Health Organization also estimates that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer this year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aid agencies ramp up response to Zimbabwe cholera outbreak
The World Health Organization and the Red Cross said on Thursday they were ramping up their emergency responses to Zimbabwe's deadliest cholera outbreak in a decade, with politicians trading blame over contaminated water and collapsing infrastructure. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Warming Threatens Europe ’ s Public Health
Parched olive groves in northern Croatia, where West Nile Virus has already claimed one victim this year. West Nile Virus infections have sharply increased in Europe this year, the World Health Organisation says, largely due to a longer transmission season in the region which this year saw high temperatures and extended rainy spells followed by dry weather, helping mosquito breeding and propagation. Credit: Ed Holt/IPSBy Ed HoltVIENNA, Sep 13 2018 (IPS)Climate change and health experts are warning of the growing threat to public health in Europe from global warming as rising temperatures help potentially lethal diseases sp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Europe Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Health and Environment Source Type: news

UN cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year
The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimates there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and more than 9 million cancer deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cancer deaths rise to 9.6 million as populations grow and age
Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Utilization of injury care case studies: a systematic review of the World Health Organization's "Strengthening care for the injured: success stories and lessons learned from around the world" - Tessler RA, Stadeli KM, Chadbunchachai W, Gyedu A, Lagrone L, Reynolds T, Rubiano A, Mock CN.
OBJECTIVE: Translation of evidence to practice is a public health priority. Worldwide, injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Case study publications are common and provide potentially reproducible examples of successful interventions in hea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide prevention: toolkit for engaging communities
The World Health Organisation has issued guidance setting out how communities can address suicide prevention. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Europeans are living longer -- but how long will it last?
Europeans are living longer, but health officials say certain risks -- such as obesity and undervaccination -- threaten to slow or even reverse this progress, according to the European health report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding a Chest X-Ray to the WHO Four-Symptom Screening Rule May Help Detect TB in HIV Patients Adding a Chest X-Ray to the WHO Four-Symptom Screening Rule May Help Detect TB in HIV Patients
Adding a chest x-ray to the World Health Organization (WHO) four-symptom screening rule for tuberculosis (TB) may help detect more cases in people living with HIV while decreasing specificity, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Ebola outbreak hits women and girls hardest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
MANGINA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – On 1 August, just one week after the World Health Organization declared an end to the ninth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the tenth struck.  “We had two sick people in the centre – a man and a youth – who died of unknown causes,” recalled Sister Yvette Kanyere, manager of the Mangina Reference Health Centre. “They were bleeding everywhere and we did not know what had happened [to them].” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Tanzania:World Suicide Prevention Day, Stakeholders Go Equally Rural
[Daily News] AS the World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is being marked today, organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), and co-sponsored by World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH), Non-Governmental Organiaations (NGOs) as well as other stakeholders all should come together to raise public awareness that suicide is a major cause of premature death can be prevented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Supporting parenting to address social inequalities in health: a synthesis of systematic reviews - Pierron A, Fond-Harmant L, Laurent A, Alla F.
BACKGROUND: In 2009, the World Health Organization's Commission on Social Determinants of Health set out its recommendations for action, which included establishing equity from early childhood onwards by enabling all children and their mothers to benefit f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and child custody evaluation: a model for preliminary clinical intervention - Gennari M, Tamanza G, Molgora S.
Intimate partner violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "any behavior within an intimate relationship that causes physical, psychological, or sexual harm to those in the relationship" and it refers to a specific relationship dynamic. In re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How opposition to vaccines caused a measles outbreak in Europe
A measles outbreak in Europe this summer is due to a lack of immunization, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers say that Russian trolls posting misinformation on vaccines are part of the problem. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

The Promise of Digital Health in the Fight against Noncommunicable Diseases
September 06, 2018Could activity trackers help stem the global tide of hypertension?Noncommunicable diseases, or NCDs,  kill 41 million people around the world each year, including 15 million whodie prematurely because of them. But did you know that 85% of these premature deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries?Also known as chronic diseases, NCDs include pulmonary/respiratory disease, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. They are often preventable and develop gradually. There are several risk factors for NCDs, including hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, obesity, and unhealthy lifestyle and diet.Bu...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

WHO Issues Cost-Conscious Diabetes Treatment Guidelines WHO Issues Cost-Conscious Diabetes Treatment Guidelines
World Health Organization guidelines target therapy for type 1 and type 2 diabetes in low-resource settings, differing in several ways from advice of the American College of Physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

World Health Organization: After Ebola Death In City, ‘No One Should Be Sleeping Well Tonight’
Experts worry the outbreak could escalate after a woman died in Butembo, a city of about 1 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news