Showing posts with label diseases. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diseases. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

WHO wants farmers to reduce use of antibiotics in food production

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The World Health Organization has recommended that farmers and those involved in the production of food stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

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Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases in a bid to dramatically reduce the cost of treatment, a report said Monday.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Dirty water use on crops puts nearly 1 billion at risk: study

Untreated wastewater from cities is used to irrigate 50 percent more farmland worldwide than previously thought, leaving some 885 million people exposed to the risk of diseases, including diarrhea and cholera, a study said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

South Africa: Industrial pollution blamed for rise in diseases

People living along the coast in the South African city of Durban have long complained about the effects of toxic industrial pollution.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

China Going to 'Make Skies Blue Again': 1.6 million people in China die annually from diseases caused by air pollution

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection announced the start of intensified air pollution monitoring program in 28 cities, expected to be in force for one year, local media reported on Thursday.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

U.N. report estimates pesticides kill 200,000 people per year


Seeking to draft a global treaty banning the use of dangerous pesticides, a United Nations report presented Wednesday estimated 200,000 people globally die each year as a result of chronic exposure to agricultural chemicals.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Saturday, May 14, 2016

WHO report says 4 Indian cities among 10 most polluted in world

Four Indian cities are among the worst air polluted 10 cities across the world, said a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Air Pollution Levels Skyrocketing in World’s Poorest Cities

A study finds more than 80 percent of urban dwellers are exposed to alarmingly high levels of air pollution, responsible for an estimated seven million premature deaths every year. This latest report on urban air quality by the World Health Organization finds those most affected live in the world’s poorest cities.

Friday, March 18, 2016

More than 150 killed in Angola yellow fever outbreak

A yellow fever epidemic has killed 158 people in Angola, with more than 50 deaths occurring last month alone, the World Health Organization officials have said.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Africa's El Niño drought threatens millions

Nearly 1 million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to a drought that is putting millions more at risk of hunger, water shortages and disease, the UN children's agency said yesterday.

Friday, January 22, 2016

El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries – UN agency

UN, 22 January 2016 – El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries – UN agency The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners announced today they predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Liberia is Ebola Free (WHO)

The World Health Organization has declared Liberia free of the Ebola virus.

WHO made the declaration after Liberia reported no new Ebola cases for 42 days, twice the maximum incubation period for the deadly disease.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

‘No possibility’ of finding more Nepal quake survivors

Nepal's government ruled out the possibility Saturday of finding more survivors buried in the rubble from last weekend's massive earthquake as it announced the death toll had risen to 6,621.

Monsoons could bring disease, a second crisis, to earthquake-hit Nepal (UNICEF)

There is only "a small window of time" for relief workers in Nepal to put in place measures to protect people from deadly disease outbreaks, a senior United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) official said on Saturday.

Friday, May 01, 2015

One in three Europeans potentially exposed to asbestos, new UN study shows

UN, 30 April 2015 – A high-level meeting on environment and health in Europe today appealed urgently to all European countries to eliminate asbestos-related diseases, as a new United Nations report showed that one third of the 900 million people living in the region are potentially exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Air pollution in Europe costs $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, UN study shows

UN, 28 April 2015 – The United Nations health agency reported today in first-of-its-kind study that air pollution across Europe is costing “a staggering” $1.6 trillion a year in deaths and diseases, which amounts to nearly one tenth of the region’s gross domestic product.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Whale beaching fuels 'unscientific' undersea quake fears in Japan

The mass beaching of more than 150 melon-headed whales on Japan's shores has fuelled fears of a repeat of a seemingly unrelated event in the country—the devastating 2011 undersea earthquake that killed around 19,000 people.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ebola outbreak still a global emergency despite significant drop in cases (UN health agency)

UN, 10 April 2015 – A meeting convened by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa still poses a threat to international peace and security, despite a major fall-off in in case incidence and geographic distribution in the most-affected countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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