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The rapid spread of the latest Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 has led to new recommendations for mask wearing on long haul flights.
WHO warns of ‘unprecedented’ cholera outbreaks
“It is not acceptable in the 21st century to have people dying of a disease which is very well-known and very easy to treat,” the WHO said.
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The first of its kind large-scale study examined deaths across the US between 2003 and 2010.
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The World Health Organization is highlighting the impact of the Ukraine war to mark World Mental Health Day on Monday, 10 October.
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The WHO is calling on European governments to take long COVID cases seriously by investing more in research and helping patients recover.
Monkeypox transmission can be eliminated in Europe, WHO says
There are "encouraging early signs" that the monkeypox outbreak is slowing, according to the World Health Organization's regional office for Europe.
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No one person, country or region can eradicate polio alone – we need to join forces, say the World Health Organization's former and current European regional directors.
Nitrates in ham and cured meats linked to cancer, French agency says
A new report from the French health agency has confirmed a link between nitrates in ham and processed meats and the development of colorectal cancer. Used as preservatives, nitrates give ham its pink colour. So is this the end of pink ham as we know it?
Want to live longer? Keep the salt shaker off your dining table
Adding extra salt to meals knocks more than two years off life expectancy for men aged 50, and around a year and a half for women, a new study shows.
Monkeypox symptoms are changing and virus ‘could be mistaken for STI’
The monkeypox virus is spreading fast and data suggests symptoms are different from past outbreaks. Here’s what to look out for and why it’s important to get tested.
Monkeypox outbreak: Everything you should know about the virus so far
The smallpox-related virus has been mostly affecting men who have sex with men. Authorities are trying to curb its spread without perpetuating stigma.
99% of the world's population is breathing unsafe air, WHO warns
Air pollution is as bad for global health as smoking - and 89 times as bad as war. New research calculates just how many life-years it steals from us.
Mysterious hepatitis cases rise to 348 worldwide. Is COVID a factor?
The World Health Organization says there are now at least 348 cases of hepatitis of unknown origin around the world, mainly affecting children.
WHO begins gathering evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine
World Health Organization chiefs said during a visit to Kyiv on Saturday that they had verified 200 Russian attacks on health facilities.
COVID pandemic likely caused around 15 million excess deaths: WHO
Excess mortality is the difference between the number of deaths recorded and the number that would normally be expected based on historical data.
Obesity kills 1.2 million people in Europe every year, WHO says
Rates of being overweight or obese have more than doubled in Europe since the 1970s, the UN health agency said.
Three more children die in unexplained acute hepatitis outbreak
The unexplained cases of liver inflammation have led to at least 17 liver transplants and four deaths among patients aged under 16.
At least one child has died from mystery Hepatitis outbreak, WHO says
Health authorities are investigating the possible cause of an outbreak of 'acute hepatitis of unknown origin' that has claimed at least one life.