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.... . The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively until the age of six months. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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'Backward on pay' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:34:24 AM
.... . The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively until the age of six months. ...
'Invisible epidemic' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:19 AM
....". The app has also won the approval of partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and USAID. ...
Sugary drink taxes could be threatened by Trump administration, experts say image
....“I think there is going to be some battles to be fought to maintain ground and not lose ground,” said David Goldberg, a spokesperson for Healthy Food America (HFA), a key supporter of these taxes. In October, the World Health Organization urged all nations to consider a sugary drink tax to curb obesity, cut health care costs and increase revenue for health services. ...
Children's online junk food ads banned by industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:08:44 AM
....The CAP said the rules were a response to research suggesting children aged five to 15 spent about 15 hours online every week - overtaking time spent watching TV. Last month, the World Health Organization warned that governments should be protecting children from targeted junk food adverts in apps, social media and video blogs. ...
Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 01:59:23 AM
....The use of diesel in transport has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, as concerns about its impact on air quality have grown. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that around three million deaths every year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution. ...
The drugs don't work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 11:04:42 PM
....That is the brutal reality of the multi-billion dollar a year global trade in counterfeit drugs. More than 120,000 people a year die in Africa as a result of fake anti-malarial drugs alone, says the World Health Organization, either because the drugs were substandard or simply contained no active ingredients at all. ...

Bacon is back for breakfast as Brits shrug off processed meat fears
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 01:28:42 PM
....3pc on last year, according to Kantar Worldpanel data. The increased appetite comes despite it falling out of favour more generally following the publication of a World Health Organization report which linked bacon and other processed meat to cancer, causing total sales to falling by 2. ...

Nigeria reports two new polio cases, the first since 2014
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 10:00:00 PM
. The Nigerian government has reported two new polio cases in the first re-emergence of the disease since 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. ...
Sauce firm defends 'once a week' advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 03:18:31 PM
....Consumers needed to be given credit for knowing "what they want and what they like", but did require "more information to make healthier choices", she added. She said Mars was holding itself to a "much higher standard" and based its recommendations on advice from the World Health Organization (WHO). ...
Eat our sauce just once a week - food firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 06:26:15 AM
...."What would concern me would be if they start adding sweeteners, artificial sweeteners to replace the sugar," she said. Mars said its "nutrition criteria" has been developed based on recommendations from leading public health authorities such as the World Health Organization. ...
Is spirulina the new kale? A Thai startup is bringing back the tiny green algae image
.... “Not so much yet, but we are growing 200% per year for the last two years,” says Shah. He now hopes to partner with NGOs and multi-governmental agencies like the UN and the World Health Organization to deploy its urban farming system in refugee camps on a trial basis. ...
Watersprint to provide clean water and jobs for disadvantaged Bangladeshi youth image
....While lack of access to clean, safe drinking water is a global problem, Bangladesh is particularly hard hit. According to the World Health Organization, high levels of arsenic in the country’s groundwater – principally due to the arsenic-rich rocks through which the water is filtered – have affected nearly 35 million people in Bangladesh and contribute to 1 out of 5 deaths – the largest mass poisoning in history. ...
Tourist industry jitters over Zika image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 12:06:21 AM
....As the Zika virus spreads across the Americas there are growing anxieties about its impact on tourism in the region. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday reported that 21 countries and territories, including Latin American and the Caribbean, have seen cases of the virus. ...
Sanofi spearheads hunt for Zika vaccine as disease fears grow image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 01:24:45 PM
.... . The move comes a day after the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus to be an international public health emergency due to its link to underdeveloped brains in some babies. ...
Tata to rename Zica car over virus woes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 12:22:29 PM
....The Zika virus has now reached more than 20 countries and territories. The World Health Organization declared on Monday that it posed an international health emergency requiring a united response. ...
China to receive $300m to battle smog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 01:48:06 AM
.... . A reading of 25 micrograms per cubic metre is recommended by The World Health Organization as the maximum safe level. ...
World Aids Day 2015: how we're looking forward to the end of the epidemic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 11:38:42 AM
.... It also includes changes to testing and treatment. Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) revised its treatment guidelines, encouraging earlier testing and even suggesting that people in high risk conditions take preventative drugs. ...
The secret bribes of big tobacco image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 01:39:30 PM
....The secret bribes of big tobacco: The paper trail. Emails now shared by Mr Hopkins reveal BAT made illegal payments to two members and one former member of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a United Nations campaign supported by 180 countries, aimed at reducing deaths from tobacco-related illness. ...
Can solar cookstoves help reduce greenhouse emissions in developing countries? image
.... More than 4. 3 million people die prematurely every year from inhaling smoke generated as they cook over open fires, according to the World Health Organization. ...
Police raid Volkswagen offices in emission scandal  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of October 2015 05:51:27 PM
.... . The World Health Organization in 2012 declared emissions from diesel engines to be carcinogenic. ...
Hillary Clinton to battle drug companies with plan to limit prescription costs image
....The former secretary of state is due to officially outline the plan during a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday, as part of a series of events focused on Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, which she regularly defends and has vowed to build upon. According to a campaign official, Clinton’s multi-pronged plan would deny tax breaks for pharmaceutical companies that market medicines directly to consumers, a controversial and costly practice legal only in the US and New Zealand, according to the World Health Organization. ...
Agricultural giant Monsanto drops bid for competitor after $47bn offer rejected image
....In March the International Agency for Research on Cancer labelled Roundup’s key ingredient, glyphosate, a “probable carcinogen”. The company has demanded a retraction from the group, a French research arm of the World Health Organization. ...
How the lowly mosquito came to dominate the planet – and us image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of August 2015 01:00:01 PM
....The disease is likely to persist wherever the Aedes albopictus and aegypti settle. As it is transmitted through the same mosquito vector as dengue, misdiagnosis is fairly common, according to the World Health Organization. ...
Mosquitos are hungry this time of year – here are six ways to avoid their bites image
.... In epidemic-prone regions, nets treated with insecticides have proven effective at preventing disease. The World Health Organization recommends that everyone living in areas with high incidences of malaria use long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets. ...
Drugs firms boost their dementia spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 11:02:11 PM
....The Office for National Statistics expects the number of people aged 80 and over in the UK to more than double to six million by mid-2037. This ageing trend is evident across the world, with the number of people over the age of 60 growing faster than any other age group, says the World Health Organization (WHO). ...
Is it time to ditch diesel? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of July 2015 11:04:07 PM
.... Recent studies have shown that nitrogen dioxides (NO2) can cause or exacerbate a number of health conditions, such as inflammation of the lungs, which can trigger asthma and bronchitis, increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, and lower birth weight and smaller head circumference in babies. In some European cities, NO2 levels are more than double World Health Organization guidelines, with diesel vehicles the single biggest contributor. ...
Is it time for an antibiotic-free label on our food? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 10:18:01 AM
.... This will be driven by a rise in meat consumption and a shift to large-scale farms where anti-microbials are used routinely, say the authors. Professor Peter Collignon, from Australian National University, who has advised the World Health Organization on antibiotics, says the moves by major food companies mark a step-change in approach. ...
Is gas the clean energy of the future? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of June 2015 11:12:25 PM
.... Many gas executives are at great pains to highlight the growing problem of air quality around the world, particularly in China. Gas, Mr van Beurden says, emits 90% fewer air pollutants than coal, a fact that should not be overlooked in a world where there are seven million deaths linked to pollution every year, according to the World Health Organization. ...
Leaders firm on Russia sanctions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of June 2015 01:37:18 AM
.... . She wants to streamline and re-focus the World Health Organization, widely judged to have been ill-equipped when Ebola hit, and build up an international reserve force of doctors and scientists for deployment in a future crisis. ...
Brazil considers vaccines and GM mosquitoes to tackle dengue fever image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 11:05:19 AM
.... On 14 May the health minister, Arthur Chioro, stated that Brazil was experiencing an “epidemic” of dengue fever. According to the World Health Organization, an epidemic is over 300 cases per 100,000; in Brazil’s south-east the figure is 648. ...
Colombia to ban coca herbicide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 9th of May 2015 11:07:44 PM
.... . The decision follows a warning by the World Health Organization (WHO) that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic". ...
Are you a vanilla custard cloud chaser? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of May 2015 05:48:34 PM
.... . The World Health Organization has said that vaping could lead to the "renormalisation" of smoking and warns that the long term health effects are still unknown. ...
Funding fight against drug resistance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of May 2015 08:24:17 AM
The entrepreneurs helping girls in the developing world image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of January 2015 02:05:29 AM
....Embrace Innovations was picked by GEA because its product could help the vast number of teenage girls who give birth in the developing world. About 16 million girls aged 15 to 19, and some one million under 15, give birth every year, mostly in lower income countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). ...
Ebola: World Bank lowers 2014 growth for worst-hit nations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 05:09:09 AM
....Its report comes as bank President Jim Yong Kim begins a two-day visit to West Africa to assess the impact. The World Health Organization (WHO) says 5,987 people have died from Ebola in the three nations. ...
Ebola vaccine trials 'encouraging', says GSK image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of November 2014 11:36:08 PM
.... . The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by November 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. ...
Tech to take the stress out of stress image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of October 2014 12:00:20 AM
....4 million days are lost annually to work-related stress in the UK, according to the Health and Safety Executive. The World Health Organization says it costs businesses in the US $300bn (£187bn; €237bn) a year. ...
British American Tobacco shares slump as cigarette sales falter image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 09:14:33 AM
.... . The World Health Organization this month approved guidelines urging countries to increase tobacco taxes. ...
What chocolate prices tell us about the spread of Ebola image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of October 2014 12:20:26 PM
.... . The World Health Organization forecasts that the number of cases could rise from under 6,000 in late September to more than 20,000 by early November. ...
World Bank warns of 'economic imperative' to respond rapidly to Ebola image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of October 2014 01:24:13 PM
.... . The World Health Organization first reported an Ebola outbreak in March this year and by August it had declared the epidemic an international public health emergency. ...
Jack Ma: The richest man in China on how to be happy and successful in business image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of September 2014 10:20:53 AM
....The Alibaba owner has struck a populistic tone in his recent public appearances, praising Chinese entrepreneurs, but the sentencing of top officials such as Bo Xilai and the investigation into Zhou Yongkang, once head of China National Petroleum, show there's a lot of work left to do. Additionally China remains the world’s biggest fossil-fuel emissions producer and a recent report by World Health Organization argued the country's air pollution poses a serious health threat and is hurting productivity. ...
Wearable technology: Clothing designed to save your life image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 25th of August 2014 11:03:09 PM
....The ancient Greeks called it "the sacred disease". Epilepsy affects about 50 million people around the world and is the most common serious brain disorder, according to the World Health Organization. ...
Companies proclaim water the next oil in a rush to turn resources into profit image
....In his view, citizens don’t have an automatic right to more than the water they require for mere “survival”, unless they can afford to pay for it. For context, the World Health Organization sets such “survival” consumption levels at a minimum of 20 liters a day for basic hygiene and food hygiene – higher, if you add laundry and bathing. ...
UK employees leave Sierra Leone over Ebola threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 07:02:26 AM
....BBC international development correspondent Mark Doyle says the families apparently wanted to have their loved ones treated by traditional African healers, and this action is bound to have spread the disease further. Source: World Health Organization. ...
'Resist urge to control e-cigarettes', WHO told image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of May 2014 11:09:29 PM
. A letter signed by more than 50 researchers and public health specialists is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to "resist the urge to control and suppress e-cigarettes". ...

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