People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) today.
DR Congo: Ebola claims over 1,000 lives, Guterres commits ‘whole’ UN system, to help ‘end the outbreak’
Now in its tenth month, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of “the whole United Nations system” into stemming the spread of the deadly virus.
IARC publication highlights variations in cancer incidence, survival, and mortality that exist between countries
A new Scientific Publication from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), has examined the global problem of social inequalities in cancer, highlighting the large variations in cancer incidence, survival, and mortality that exist between countries.
In the context of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week, thousands of road safety advocates from around the world are highlighting the need for more effective leadership for road safety.
The WHO has welcomed the commitment by the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to align with the WHO target to eliminate industrially produced trans fat from the global food supply by 2023.
At least 188 676 people require health assistance after Cyclone Kenneth pummels north-eastern Mozambique
The World Health Organization said at least 188 676 people are in need of health assistance or are at risk of disease in Mozambique after the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth.
Abbott announced on Thursday the world’s first point-of-care viral load diagnostic test, has received the World Health Organization’s Prequalification approval (WHO PQ).