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# world-health-organisation - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Italy opens manslaughter inquiry after four-year-old dies from malaria

The girl had not left malaria-free Italy, and may have contracted the disease from a family in a hospital.

# world-health-organisation - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

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

# world-health-organisation - 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.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 22 May, 2017

'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.

# world-health-organisation - 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.

# world-health-organisation - 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.

# world-health-organisation - 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.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed

Only 60% of Irish women begin breastfeeding, compared to a European average of around 90%.

# world-health-organisation - 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.

# world-health-organisation - 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.

# world-health-organisation - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Doctors urge Western states to 'compromise' on female genital mutilation

Vaginal cutting is widely regarded as a libido-reducer, intended in certain cultures to keep a woman chaste.

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 27 February, 2016

First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Europe recorded

French authorities announced the case earlier today.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 1 February, 2016

WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency

The organisation made the announcement this evening.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

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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.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

It isn't the fog that China is having difficulty seeing through

In some parts of the city smog has reached levels 17 times the recommended limit from the World Health Organisation.

# world-health-organisation - 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!

# world-health-organisation - 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?

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 meat products that we refuse to believe would betray us Sossies

7 meat products that we refuse to believe would betray us

The World Health Organisation says sausages and ham cause cancer… But they wouldn’t turn on us, would they?

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

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

# world-health-organisation - Monday 26 October, 2015

Bacon, sausages and ham do cause cancer - UN agency

The World Health Organisation says there is strong evidence that processed meats are carcinogenic.

# world-health-organisation - 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

# world-health-organisation - 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.

# world-health-organisation - 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.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 29 December, 2014

The ethical questions raised by Ebola this year

What is our responsibility?

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 22 November, 2014

There's an outbreak of the bubonic plague in Madagascar

The outbreak has killed 40 people.

# world-health-organisation - Monday 17 November, 2014

More than 40 people drown every hour, with young children most at risk

Men are twice as likely to drown as women.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Irish watchdog likely to recommend that energy drinks are not consumed by children

Safefood will make a number of recommendations to the Department of Health on these products by the end of this year.

# world-health-organisation - Friday 24 October, 2014

The chances of Ebola reaching Ireland? ‘Very low’

That’s according to the National Public Health Emergency Team.

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'

That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

World Health Organisation warns the rate of Ebola could reach 10,000 a week

Ninety-five Liberian health workers have died so far in the epidemic.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks

Members of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Health are set to meet with NGOs to discuss the issue tomorrow.

# world-health-organisation - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Killer virus Ebola threatening Liberia's existence

It comes after an assessment from the World Health Organization.

# world-health-organisation - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Living with a 'black dog': An animated guide you really should watch

This poignant and beautiful video has some brilliant advice.

# world-health-organisation - Friday 5 September, 2014

Three-quarters of suicides take place in low-income regions

Three-quarters of all suicides take place in lower-income regions, according to a new WHO report.

Governments called on to form national plans for suicide prevention

Ireland is one country with such a plan, Reach Out, which has been in operation since 2005.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 4 September, 2014

One person takes their own life every 40 seconds - WHO report

A major new report by WHO is calling for action in addressing “a large public health problem which has been shrouded in taboo for far too long”.

The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900

However, there are hopes that the global response to the crisis will soon have an impact.

# world-health-organisation - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Column: What exactly is an 'outbreak'?

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa raises some important questions about the treatment of infectious disease and the so-called developed world.

# world-health-organisation - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

WHO calls for ban on smoking e-cigarettes indoors

The organisation has called for measures to be taken against the devices until further research is conducted.

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