The death of a young Portuguese girl at the hands of measles has highlighted the danger to those who are not vaccinated against the disease, as it continues to spread across many parts of…
The World Health Organisation invites us to use World Health Day on 7 April to talk about depression, the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.
Romania and Italy have been urged to take urgent action to address a spike in measles cases.
Have you ever heard of Melanie Segard? Well if you suffer from Downs Syndrome, this young French girl has just made history by presenting the weather programme on French TV.
Measles is on the rise in parts of Europe amid a trend of high scepticism towards vaccines in some rich countries, research shows.
Smoking is on the rise according to the World Health Organisation and the costs far outweigh global revenues from tobacco taxes.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency – warning at the same time that the virus will continue to spread where mosquitoes carrying
Authorities in New Delhi have begun revoking licences of older diesel vehicles and halted construction work, in a desperate bid to combat days of extreme air…
A tax of at least 20 percent on sugary drinks is being called for by the World Health Organisation to fight the problem of obesity.
Thailand has reported its first confirmed cases of Zika-related birth defects.
A global study says 92 percent of people live in areas where air quality exceeds World Health Organisation (WHO) limits.
In Asia Singapore had the first confirmed local transmission of the zika virus, back in August.
The World Health Organisation has advised that anyone returning from areas affected by the Zika virus should practice safe sex for at least six months.
Euronews -Sophie Claudet A British study shows that by 2050, antibiotic resistance could become even more deadly than cancer – with more than 10 million victims a…
The World Health Organisation is advising anyone who has traveled to any country with a current outbreak of the Zika virus to wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a b
The World Health Organization has rejected demands for this summer’s Rio Olympics to be moved or postponed due to the Zika virus.
Women in Europe can expect to live a healthy life for five years longer than men, according to a new report.
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the mosquito-borne virus Zika . Margaret Chan noted that
Mosquitoes (all genera combined) kill more than 500,000 people worldwide each year. That makes them the second most deadly species to humans after
Amid mounting global concerns over the Zika virus, Colombian doctors say they are seeing a hike in cases of a rare disorder, in which the body’s
With the global concern appearing to rise almost daily, how long it will take to produce a vaccine to fight the Zika virus? The World Health
On Monday, and for the first time since the recent Ebola crisis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global health emergency in response
A debate is raging in Brazil over the country’s restrictive abortion laws against the background of an outbreak of the Zika virus. A rise in the
As Australian health officials confirm two cases of the Zika virus in New South Wales, the World Health Organization has expressed fear it could
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency over a condition linked to the Zika virus. A connection has been made been the
The race is on to find a vaccine, as the mosquito-born Zika virus takes hold in the Americas. It is being linked to severe birth defects. Around
The World Health Organisation is sounding the alarm, belatedly say its critics, about what it says is an “explosive” threat of the incurable Zika