World Health Organization News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/29/2019
11/7/2018
10/12/2018
8/10/2018
10/11/2017
Childhood Obesity Rises 10-Fold Worldwide Over 4 Decades

United States is 15th out of 200 countries studied

7/31/2017
Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

3/22/2017
Smoking Rates Drop After Global Tobacco Treaty

Countries agreed to implement measures such as tobacco taxes and smoke-free public areas

12/12/2016
Anti-Tobacco Efforts Lead to 53 Million Fewer Smokers Worldwide

Higher cigarette taxes seem to have the most impact, study estimates

9/1/2016
Dengue Vaccine Could Make Disease Worse: Study

World Health Organization recommends using it only in places with widespread transmission

7/19/2016
Mixed Progress in Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Deaths continue 10-year decline, but new infections on the rise in many countries, especially in Africa

6/30/2016
Malaria Vaccine Protection Short-Lived in Young Children

Kids in study were given 3 doses, but manufacturer now says 4 doses needed

1/6/2016
Hard Lessons Learned From the Ebola Fight

West Africa epidemic showed women survived more, and an anti-malaria drug worked well, scientists report

7/1/2015
Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic

Boost in available calories comes largely from ultra-processed, inexpensive foods, expert says

6/24/2015
Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds

4/24/2015
Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 More Malaria Deaths: Study

Overwhelmed systems caused deadly disruptions in health care, experts say

3/25/2015
Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

2/4/2015
Ebola Donations Slow to Reach West Africa

Just 40 percent of pledged aid has been received by hardest hit countries, report says

10/17/2014
WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa

Incompetent staff blamed in internal memo from U.N. health agency, news service reports

2/28/2014
Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study

Missing hand sanitizer, gaps in staff training may jeopardize efforts to stem spread of infection, researchers say

2/12/2014
1 in 14 Women Worldwide Has Been Sexually Assaulted: Study

International research on non-partner sexual violence finds it varies by region but still is a global problem

11/26/2013
Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought

Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide

8/7/2013
China Bird Flu Appears to Have Spread From Person to Person

Single reported case does not mean pandemic is likely, although vigilance is needed, experts say

7/1/2013
Anti-Smoking Policies Will Prevent 7 Million Deaths Worldwide by 2050: Study

With the right measures, even more lives can be saved, WHO says

6/6/2013
Simple Mutations Could Make Flu Viruses More Deadly: Studies

But strains scientists conjure up in the lab are unlikely to occur in nature, one expert says

4/30/2013
Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study

Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say

3/20/2013
Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study

Current tracking system needs to take this into account, use other strategies, researchers say

2/25/2013
Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study

Missouri survey found operators often misrepresent indoor tanning as safe, even healthy

2/20/2013
Smog May Boost Death Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

British study followed 150,000 patients after discharge from hospital

2/19/2013
Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study

But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

12/17/2012
12/3/2012
Anti-HIV Drugs May Curb Transmission to Uninfected Partner: Study

But protective effect faded after a year in large study of 'serodiscordant' partners

10/26/2012
Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season

No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says

6/26/2012
Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study

Scientists now estimate 2009 toll was 15 times higher, with majority of fatalities in Africa and southeast Asia

4/24/2012
Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide

But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

4/4/2012
Better Safeguards Needed for Imported Food, Drugs: Report

U.S. needs to bolster safety systems in developing countries, prevent fraud, Institute of Medicine says

3/7/2012
Drug Reduces Complications in Surgical Abortions: Study

But misoprostol does have side effects, large study found

2/23/2012
'Bird' Flu May Be More Common in Humans, But Less Deadly

Millions may have had virus without noticing it, researchers find

12/19/2011
Bottled Tan May Keep Women Out of the Sun

Tanning bed use also declines with use of sunless tanning products, study says

10/12/2011
Rising Global Smoking Rates Could Add Millions of TB Deaths

Even a small drop in smoking rates could prevent many from dying from the infectious lung disease, researchers say

8/18/2011
Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC

Formulation meant to protect against seasonal flu and H1N1

7/29/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates

European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

7/26/2011
Depression Higher in Wealthier Nations

Study finds rates above 30% in U.S., France, the Netherlands