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A Cholera Epidemic in Yemen Is Now Wildly Out of Control

With the civil war in Yemen now having entered into its third year, the beleaguered Middle Eastern nation is having to contend with the devastating impacts of conflict, including disease. An alarming report from the World Health Organization estimates that some 500,000 Yemenis have contracted cholera since April of this year, of which 2,000 have died. It’s now the worst active cholera epidemic in the world, and one of the largest in decades. Read More >>

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These Are the World’s Most Dangerous Superbugs

For the first time ever, the World Health Organisation has published a list of the 12 superbugs that pose the greatest threat to human health. Read More >>

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The WHO Was Wrong to Say Zika Is No Longer an Emergency

Late last week, the World Health Organization declared that the Zika virus, along with its related neurological complications, no longer constitutes an international emergency. The announcement is a troubling development that could threaten important research, while also undermining those who are most affected, namely women, children, and the poor. Read More >>

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Failure to Bone Is Now a Disability, According to the World Health Organization

According to the Telegraph, the World Health Organization will change its definition of disabilities to classify people without a sexual partner as “infertile.” Read More >>

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Nearly Half a Billion People Now Have Diabetes

Today is World Health Day, and to mark the occasion, the World Health Organization has released its first ever global report on diabetes. The results are frightening. Read More >>

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Two New Cases of Ebola Have Appeared In Guinea 

While the West African Ebola Outbreak largely came to an end back in January, isolated cases are still appearing, including two cases which emerged this week in Guinea. Read More >>

medicine
The New Global Strategy to Counter Antimicrobial Resistance

The World Health Organisation has a new strategy for fighting drug-resistant diseases like MRSA and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, which cost lives and strain healthcare systems around the world. Read More >>

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The World Health Organization Wants to Ban E-Cigarettes Indoors

The World Health Organization has published a report that argues for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes — and calls for a ban on their use indoors. Read More >>