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# who - Friday 17 February, 2012

WHO delays decision on releasing new bird flu research

Researchers in the US and the Netherlands have developed new H5N1 strains which are more transmissible than the natural version.

# who - Monday 23 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

Cork is a 'healthy city', says World Health Organisation

The city has joined 90 others worldwide with the official designation.

# who - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Unsafe abortions increasing in developing countries - study

Worldwide one in five pregnancies in 2008 ended in abortion, but study finds that areas with liberal abortion laws had lower rates of abortion.

# who - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Syrian tanks fire on Homs, defy Arab-brokered deal

At least 12 people have been killed in the city of Homs today.

# who - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Death toll from US listeria outbreak rises to 18

The deadly outbreak has been liked to cantaloupe grown on a farm in Colorado.

# who - Monday 26 September, 2011

Gallery: The world's most polluted cities Pollution This post contains images

Gallery: The world's most polluted cities

Air pollution killed 1.3million people in 2008, according to the World Health Organisation. Here are the globe’s worst offenders…

# who - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Over 60 per cent of deaths in 2008 caused by cardiovascular diseases and cancers WHO

Over 60 per cent of deaths in 2008 caused by cardiovascular diseases and cancers

WHO report says that nine out of ten deaths in Ireland three years ago were caused by noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and respiratory diseases.

# who - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Smoking is bigger risk for women than men, says new study

Research suggests that women who smoke are significantly more likely to suffer heart attacks.

# who - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Germany optimistic about falling E.coli infections

Meanwhile, the search for the source of the contamination continues.

# who - Friday 3 June, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Fears over the spread of new forms of deadly MRSA and E.coli bugs; checkout worker takes Tesco to court over lottery row; and Stephen Fry’s suicide fears.

# who - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Deadly E.coli outbreak caused by new strain, says WHO

The World Health Organisation has said preliminary tests suggest the wave of E.coli infection affecting Europeans has been caused by a new, mutant form of two different E. coli bacteria.

# who - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Mobile phones possibly carcinogenic, according to group of international experts

International experts from the cancer-focused arm of the World Health Organisation have designation mobile phones in the same category as the pesticide DDT.

# who - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Destruction of final smallpox virus stocks deferred for three years

WHO assembly members have put off after the US argued that retaining some stockpiles could help prevent the disease being used as a biological weapon.

# who - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Around 190 million work days lost every year in EU because of migraine

First global study on migraine and headache disorders finds that more women than men suffer from headaches.

# who - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Ireland's biggest drinkers live in Louth and Dublin, according to survey

An Aviva Health Insurance survey of over 20,000 people suggests Irish people spend an average of €2,000 a year on alcohol.

# who - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Poll: Do you use your mobile while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use your mobile while driving?

We want to uncover the truth about your bad habits behind the wheel.

# who - Thursday 10 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In today’s Fix: Cabinet plans St Patrick’s Day trips abroad; professor calls on government to consider nuclear power; and Charlie Sheen launches a major lawsuit against Warner Bros studio.

WHO's response to swine flu pandemic was 'flawed' WHO

WHO's response to swine flu pandemic was 'flawed'

Review committee says the world is not prepared to respond to a severe outbreak of flu.

# who - Saturday 12 February, 2011

Alcohol kills around 2.5 million people every year: WHO report

Diseases and accidents caused by alcohol consumption account for about 4 per cent of all deaths in the world annually, according to latest report from the World Health Organisation.

# who - Friday 4 February, 2011

One in ten adults in the world is obese

Irish men and men from the Czech Republic are the most overweight in Europe.

# who - Friday 26 November, 2010

Passive smoking kills 600,000 every year Smoking This post contains videos

Passive smoking kills 600,000 every year

First global study confirms that secondhand smoke is a massive killer – and 200,000 of its victims are children.