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Don't stub out e-cigarettes, scientists warn

A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation (WHO) not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardize a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

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UAE confirms two new virus cases

The UAE has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus after a 38-year-old Jordanian resident and his pregnant wife were found to be suffering from the respiratory-related ailment. Authorities said the World Health Organisation has st

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WHO to recognise accomplishments in malaria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will recognise significant accomplishments in preventing and controlling malaria, including in high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa, tomorrow on World Malaria Day. It will also highlight

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Most countries ‘lacking in cancer care services’

More than half of all countries worldwide are struggling to prevent cancer and provide treatment and chronic care to cancer patients, warned a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) survey for World Cancer Day. This means, current

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Global malaria battle stalls as financing gets tight

Global funding for the fight against malaria has stalled in the past two years, threatening to reverse what the World Health Organisation (WHO) says are "remarkable recent gains" in the battle to control one of the world's leading

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Virus not spreading easily between people: WHO

A new and potentially fatal virus from the same family as SARS which was discovered in a patient in London last week appears not to spread easily from person to person, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). In an updat

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Insurance ‘key to universal health services’

Prepaid health financing mechanisms, such as health insurance, are a key route to universal coverage, said an author of a major health services study commissioned by the World health Organisation (WHO). “Many countries remain unce

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Bahrain invites UN to probe abuse charge

Bahrain has invited the United Nations to investigate allegations of human rights abuse during the military takeover of a hospital in March, the Acting Health Minister said. Dr Fatima Al Balooshi said she proposed that the World Health Org

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WHO warns of chronic diseases enormity

Chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease and diabetes have reached global epidemic proportions and now cause more deaths than all other diseases combined, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. In its first worldwide re

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Major push ‘could end malaria deaths by 2015’

The world could stop malaria deaths by 2015 if massive investment is made to ramp up control measures, including wider use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. Progress has been made ov

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