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Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem
by Maria Cheng - June 19, 2018 - 5:00am
The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction.
UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely
by Maria Cheng - April 20, 2018 - 9:21am
The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the...
Malaria parasite may trigger human odor to lure mosquitoes
by Maria Cheng - February 10, 2017 - 8:00am
Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria: odor.
Expect the unexpected in judo at the Rio Games
by Maria Cheng - August 2, 2016 - 1:30pm
When the judo events kick off at the Rio de Janeiro Games, the home team will send out a defending Olympic champion on the first day of competition.
At Rio, taekwondo departs from origins as Korean martial art
by Maria Cheng - August 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
At the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, taekwondo may be moving further away from its roots as a Korean martial art, but organizers hope the new changes to the combat sport will produce more dynamic fights featuring...
Coffee struck from list of possible cancer-causing agents
by Maria Cheng - June 16, 2016 - 2:27pm
Go on, have another cup. Coffee is now off the list of things that could possibly cause cancer.
UN asking expert panel to assess Zika risk at Rio Olympics
by Maria Cheng - June 4, 2016 - 2:00am
The World Health Organization's chief says she will convene an expert committee to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics should proceed as planned, following concerns raised about the threat of the...
Presidents, prime ministers may age faster, die sooner
by Maria Cheng - December 14, 2015 - 11:53pm
Doctors analyzed how long presidents and prime ministers in 17 countries — including Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the U.S. — survived after leaving office, compared to the losing candidates....
Doctors Without Borders: snakebite treatment running out
by Maria Cheng - September 7, 2015 - 12:03pm
Doctors Without Borders says the world will run out of one of the most effective treatments for snakebites next year, putting the lives of tens of thousands of people at risk, mostly in developing countries.
Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
by Maria Cheng - July 31, 2015 - 10:08am
UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa
by Maria Cheng - March 14, 2015 - 2:16am
The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus had killed over 10,000 people, mostly in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and...
UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
by Maria Cheng - March 5, 2015 - 4:16pm
So, put down that doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.
UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
by Maria Cheng - March 4, 2015 - 10:50pm
Put down the donut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.
Healthy? No thanks: Diets of people worldwide are worsening
by Maria Cheng - February 19, 2015 - 11:00am
There may be more fruit, vegetables and healthy options available than ever before, but the world is mostly hungry for junk food, according to a study of eating habits in nearly 190 countries.
Healthy? No thanks: Diets of people worldwide are worsening
by Maria Cheng - February 19, 2015 - 8:32am
There may be more fruit, vegetables and healthy options available than ever before, but the world is mostly hungry for junk food, according to a study of eating habits in nearly 190 countries.
WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola
by Maria Cheng - January 26, 2015 - 7:00am
The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of liv...
WHO will miss Ebola targets for Dec 1
by Maria Cheng - December 1, 2014 - 9:29am
Two months ago, the World Health Organization launched an ambitious plan to stop the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, aiming to isolate 70 percent of the sick and safely bury 70 percent of the victims in the...
WHO will miss Ebola targets it set for Dec 1
by Maria Cheng - December 1, 2014 - 4:16am
Two months ago, the World Health Organization launched an ambitious plan to stop the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, aiming to isolate 70 percent of the sick and safely bury 70 percent of the victims in the...
WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015
by Maria Cheng - October 25, 2014 - 1:00am
The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.
UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak
by Maria Cheng - October 18, 2014 - 3:07am
In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of in...
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