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WHO: widespread confusion about antibiotic resistance and what causes it

There is widespread misunderstanding about the correct use of antibiotics worldwide, a report by the World Health Organization says. It calls antibiotic resistance one of the “greatest challenges for public health.” Nearly two-thirds of people questioned in the 12-country survey said they had heard about antibiotic resistance as an issue that could affect them. But …

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WHO’s dubious claims on processed meats

By Cesar Chelala A report from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) stated recently that there was enough evidence to rank processed meats such as ham, bacon, and sausages as ‘Group 1’ carcinogens, because of a causal link with bowel cancer. The IARC report has caused considerable uneasiness in …

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WHO report highlights dangers of road traffic

The global status report on road safety for 2015 is more promising than many expected. The number of fatal accidents is down – but unfortunately not everywhere, according to data from the World Health Organization. About 1.25 million people are killed in traffic accidents worldwide. This is the grim message from the global status report …

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Ebola death in Sierra Leone leads to mass quarantine

A village in northern Sierra Leone has been placed under quarantine after a post-mortem test revealed a man had died from Ebola. Several hospitals failed to recognize him as a potential victim of the disease. Earlier this week the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the fewest weekly Ebola infections for over a year in West …

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Hepatitis – the facts from A to E

Hepatitis attacks the liver and in the worst case can result in cirrhosis or liver carcinoma. But not all forms of Hepatitis are alike. Hepatitis A Hepatitis A can result in an inflammation of the liver, but usually does not develop into a chronic illness. In some cases, patients will recover even without treatment. The virus is often contracted through…

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The redeeming power of love

By Dr Cesar Chelala She was a mentally challenged woman yelling and cursing at passersby. We were a group of children, teasing and yelling at her. Fortunately, she didn’t pay any attention to our bad behaviour. That we were children being silly or that the incident happened decades ago, however, doesn’t diminish my responsibility, or …

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The public health impact of domestic violence

By Dr Cesar Chelala Physical or sexual violence is a serious public health problem that affects more than one-third of all women globally, as was established in a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The findings of the report …

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Ebola is spreading faster than efforts to contain it

By Dr Cesar Chelala As the Ebola epidemic is claiming increasing number of victims, there is widespread concern that efforts to contain it are inadequate. New and more effective measures are needed to combat one of the most dangerous epidemics of modern times. “Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is …

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City water for all

By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Asit K. Biswas VEVEY, SWITZERLAND: How many people in the world’s towns and cities can drink the water in their tap without risking their health? The answer is probably impossible to determine. Indeed, the United Nations uses the term “improved” sources of water to describe what is supplied in many urban areas …


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