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# who - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'Bizarre and offensive': Simon Harris weighs in on the Robert Mugabe controversy

Mugabe’s appointment was condemned by a number of officials..

# who - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# who - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

# who - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Fewer Irish children are getting drunk and doing drugs, study finds

Cannabis and alcohol consumption is down when compared to 1998 levels.

# who - Monday 22 May, 2017

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried

Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

# who - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk

A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.

# who - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study WHO

Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study

Over 3,000 people aged 10-19 die every day from largely preventable causes, the report found.

# who - Friday 12 May, 2017

After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency

In January to April this year, there had been 7,911 Zika cases, down 95% on the same period in 2016.

# who - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Europe-wide measles warning as outbreaks of disease spread across a number of nations

France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Poland, Switzerland and Ukraine are the most affected.

# who - Monday 6 March, 2017

Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year

Over half a million deaths each year are from diseases attributable to air pollution and second-hand smoke.

# who - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

# who - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Four medics killed in another airstrike in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring said 13 people were killed, including four paramedics and nine fighters belonging to the Islamist Fatah al-Sham Front.

# who - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Several people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in the North

A person was treated as recently as last week, the BBC has reported.

# who - Friday 2 September, 2016

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there

The World Health Organisation has declared the virus a global public health emergency.

# who - Monday 15 August, 2016

FactCheck: Who's right about Ireland's record on maternal deaths?

FactCheck readers asked us to referee a recent dispute between Cora Sherlock and Fintan O’Toole, so we obliged.

# who - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Global life expectancy has increased by five years since the start of the century

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81.4 years – exactly 10 years above the world average.

10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics

The overuse of antibiotics means common infections are becoming deadly.

# who - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

WHO: Zika virus likely to hit Europe this summer

WHO said there was a “low to moderate” risk of an outbreak in Europe during late spring and summer.

# who - Monday 9 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge Stop pretending you don't know who the Kardashians are WHO

Stop pretending you don't know who the Kardashians are

All together now: “Why the f**k you lying? Why you always lying?”

# who - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The42 Brazil urges pregnant women to avoid 2016 Olympics Warning

Brazil urges pregnant women to avoid 2016 Olympics

The World Health Organisation has declared an emergency over a mosquito-borne virus.

# who - Monday 1 February, 2016

WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency

The organisation made the announcement this evening.

# who - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Guinea's Ebola outbreak is declared officially over

Forty-two days have passed since the last person with Ebola tested negative for the virus.

# who - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

WATCH: Unborn girl urges father to help stop rape culture Dear Daddy This post contains videos

WATCH: Unborn girl urges father to help stop rape culture

One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner.

# who - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge Some people are just learning that cold sores are herpes Herpes

Some people are just learning that cold sores are herpes

Welcome to the club!

# who - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

'Refusing to give up your fry and saying you would prefer to die happy? Trust me, you won’t'

Our bank holiday was ruined by the news report filled with doom that processed meats are officially carcinogenic, writes Fiachra Duffy. So, what next?

# who - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

'Remember a few years ago we were told butter was bad for you?'

New guidelines could be issued for red meat consumption.

Poll: Will you eat less processed meat from now on? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you eat less processed meat from now on?

The FSAI says it’s all about moderation, but has the research worried you?

# who - Monday 26 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge People are not reacting well to the news that bacon is really, REALLY bad for you Rashers

People are not reacting well to the news that bacon is really, REALLY bad for you

The World Health Organisation have announced that processed meats can cause cancer.

# who - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Potentially cancer-causing herbicide used on Dublin's streets

The World Health Organisation’s International Agency on the Research of Cancer has branded glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic” to humans.

# who - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Cuba first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

Less than 2% of children born to mothers who have HIV carry the virus.

# who - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

'Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself'

The government wants to reduce suicide and self-harm by 10% over the next five years.

# who - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Explainer: A MERS outbreak has killed 14 in South Korea. What are the experts saying?

It’s the largest outbreak of the deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia.

# who - Friday 5 June, 2015

Here's why nutritional information on children's sweets is actually for adults Gda

# who - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

'We're fat and getting fatter - and it's a life and death issue'

Don’t like the word ‘fat’? There’s no respect in cosseting people – and the food and drink industry – about this, writes Vincent McCarthy

# who - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Why is Ireland so fat? Here's what an expert thinks

A WHO report published today said most Irish adults are likely to be overweight in 15 years’ time.

Alarming WHO report: Nearly ALL Irish adults likely to be overweight by 2030

On current trends, some 89 percent of Irish men will be overweight by 2030, and nearly half obese.

# who - Friday 13 March, 2015

This 'rogue owl' has been terrorising a Dutch city for the past year... WHO

This 'rogue owl' has been terrorising a Dutch city for the past year...

The aggressive European eagle owl is suspected of more than 50 attacks on humans,

# who - Saturday 28 February, 2015

You should only be listening to one hour of (quiet) music a day

More than one BILLION people are at risk of damaging their hearing because their music is too loud and they listen to it for too long.

# who - Friday 13 February, 2015

From The42 After leaving Derry City, Rory Patterson will be playing in Australia this year Down Under

After leaving Derry City, Rory Patterson will be playing in Australia this year

The striker will be lining out for Cockburn City. Nope, us neither.

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