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WHO publishes list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens”, a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.   The list was dr

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Early diagnosis 'key to save lives of cancer patients'

The World Health Organisation has launched new guidance to help healthcare planners improve early diagnosis of cancer and ensure prompt treatment, especially for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. The guidance on World Canc

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Dr Mahmoud Fikri appointed WHO regional director

The World Health Organization’s executive board has appointed Dr Mahmoud Fikri, from the UAE, as WHO regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO). This appointment follows his nomination by the regional comm

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Zika no longer public health emergency: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Zika virus is no longer an international emergency but stressed the need for a long-term effort to address the disease linked to birth defects and neurological complications.

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Don't shave, but shower before surgery: WHO

People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organizati

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Ageist attitudes 'affect older people's health'

New analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that negative or ageist attitudes towards older people are widespread. They also negatively affect older people’s physical and mental health.   Fully 60 per cent

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Ageist attitudes 'affect older people's health'

New analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that negative or ageist attitudes towards older people are widespread. They also negatively affect older people’s physical and mental health.   Fully 60 per cent

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Can coffee cause cancer? Only if it's very hot: WHO

There is no conclusive evidence that drinking coffee causes cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency will say as it downgrades its warning, but it will also say all "very hot" drinks are probably carcinogenic.

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Zika: WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex

People returning from areas with transmission of the Zika virus should follow safer sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, doubling the four weeks it had previously recommended.

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WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved over Zika

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil. Responding to a call from more than 100 leadin

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