Very hot drinks "possibly carcinogenic", says WHO's cancer agency

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Very hot drinks "possibly carcinogenic", says WHO's cancer agency 

PARIS, June 16 — The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on Wednesday said drinking very hot liquids could cause cancer but added no conclusive evidence showed that coffee is probably carcinogenic.

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Very hot drinks "possibly carcinogenic", says WHO's cancer agency

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Very hot drinks "possibly carcinogenic", says WHO's cancer agency 

PARIS, June 16 — The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on Wednesday said drinking very hot liquids could cause cancer but added no conclusive evidence showed that coffee is probably carcinogenic.

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More countries have laws related to promoting breastfeeding — UN agencies

May 11, 2016 by · Comments Off on More countries have laws related to promoting breastfeeding — UN agencies 

UNITED NATIONS, May 10 — A new report by three UN agencies showed an increase in the number of countries applying the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes, a UN spokesman said here Monday.

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US experts call for int'l attention to yellow fever

May 11, 2016 by · Comments Off on US experts call for int'l attention to yellow fever 

WASHINGTON, May 10 — While the Zika virus is wreaking havoc in the Americas, two US health experts on Monday called for international attention to another mosquito-borne disease: yellow fever.

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WHO assures IOC president that Zika virus is no threat to Rio Olympics

February 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on WHO assures IOC president that Zika virus is no threat to Rio Olympics 

LILLEHAMMER, Feb. 22 — Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan believes that the organizers of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will not experience major problems due to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said Sunday.

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Colombia sees sharp rise in Zika cases

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Colombia sees sharp rise in Zika cases 

BOGOTA, Feb. 14 — Colombia reported Saturday that there was a sharp increase in Zika virus cases in the country, with an announced total of 31,555 cases, including 5,013 pregnant women.

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Second Ebola case since end of outbreak confirmed in Sierra Leone — reports

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Second Ebola case since end of outbreak confirmed in Sierra Leone — reports 

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 — A new Ebola case has been registered in Sierra Leone, the second since West Africa was declared Ebola-free last week, local journalists report.

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Ethiopia faces health challenges from El Niño — WHO

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ethiopia faces health challenges from El Niño — WHO 

GENEVA, Dec. 8 — With Ethiopia in the grip of its worst drought over the last 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) Monday said the country has faced health challenges due to El Niño.

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WHO calls on countries to protect health from climate change

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on WHO calls on countries to protect health from climate change 

Geneva, Nov. 18 — The World Health Organization on Tuesday called on all governments to protect health from climate change, saying that climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century.

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India recorded largest number of TB cases in 2014

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on India recorded largest number of TB cases in 2014 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 29 — India recorded the largest number of Tuberculosis cases in the world last year, according to a report by the WHO that said 1.5 million people died in 2014 from the disease which ranks alongside HIV as a leading killer worldwide.

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