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Rising Obesity putting additional pressure on Healthcare system

Rising Obesity putting additional pressure on Healthcare system

The rising obesity level across the world, especially in developed economies, has put additional pressure on healthcare systems. A team of researchers in the U.K. and at the World Health Organization has conducted analysis of 2,400 studies involving 32 million children. The study was published online Tuesday in the journal Lancet.

Overweight and obesity lead to many chronic ailments. The additional pressure on healthcare system requires massive investment in improvement of public health system. The need for additional medication is also raising the healthcare bills.

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W.H.O. calls for early diagnosis of cancer

W.H.O. calls for early diagnosis of cancer

The World Health Organization (W. H. O.) on Friday released a new guidance to better enhance the chances of survival for cancer patient by making sure that health providers focus on early diagnosis and treatment of the deadly disease.

The health arm of the United Nations (U. N.) released the new guideline just a day ahead of the World Cancer Day, which falls on Feb. 4th every year.

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USFDA gives green light to first human trial of potential Zika vaccine

USFDA gives green light to first human trial of potential Zika vaccine

On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first human trial of a potential Zika vaccine. The study will be done by Inovio Pharmaceuticals and GeneOne Life Science. The vaccine has already carried out promising animal trials. They said that they will start the phase one with 40 healthy adults in the approaching weeks.

As per the Guardian, known as GLS-5700, the vaccine has been made on the basis of synthetic fragments of virus DNA that fuel antibodies.

Coffee not found to be causing cancer: IARC

Coffee not found to be causing cancer: IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), research arm of the World Health Organization, has declared that coffee is not a carcinogen as not enough evidence has been found that shows it has a link with cancer.

The IARC has also mentioned that consumption of ‘very hot’ beverages of any type could potentially increase the cancer risk. In fact, the WHO’s research arm has even classified them as a possible carcinogenic for humans.

Coffee no more ‘possibly carcinogenic’, but ‘very hot’ beverages are: IARC

Coffee no more ‘possibly carcinogenic’, but ‘very hot’ beverages are: IARC

Best possible evidence suggests that coffee does not increase cancer risk owing to which the World Health Organization's cancer agency has reversed the 25-year-old warning for the beverage. Along with this, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has mentioned that having ‘very hot’ drinks are probably carcinogenic.

World Tobacco Day: WHO urges nations to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products

World Tobacco Day: WHO urges nations to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products

Today marks as the World No Tobacco Day. Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) observes May 31 with a new slogan every year and this year’s is ‘Get Ready for Plain Packaging’.

On the occasion, the WHO has urged all the nations to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. Australia was the first nation in the world to introduce plain packaging. Now, New Zealand has announced to introduce plain packaging. It also aims to become a smoke-free nation by 2025.

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WHO’s two recommendations offer hope for MDR-TB patients

WHO’s two recommendations offer hope for MDR-TB patients

Situation is quite grim when it comes to people who develop multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Almost half a million men, women and men develop this condition every year. Its treatment is so demanding that many leave it half-way.

Abortion rate in rich nations has declined to record low level over past 25 years

Abortion rate in rich nations have declined to record low level over past 25 years

The study by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Guttmacher Institute was published on Wednesday. It was as regard to rate of abortion in both developing and developed nations. This found that an estimated 56 million abortions took place each year around the world from 2010 to 2014. Most remarkable finding was that the rate of abortion has decreased greatly in wealthy countries and was a record decline in the past 25 years.

Air quality continues to improve in US, but thumbs down for Europe: WHO Report

Air quality continues to improve in US, but thumbs down for Europe: WHO Report

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled that more than 80% of people in cities taken into assessment were exposed to pollution exceeding the limits set by them. The report findings are based on air quality readings from 3,000 cities in 103 nations.

In poorer nations, 98% of the cites with over 100,000 inhabitants were out of compliance with the WHO’s guidelines. Lower levels of pollution were found in North America and higher-income European nations when compared with other places, especially nations like India, Pakistan and China.

WHO: 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012

WHO: 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012

New estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) have suggested that an estimated 12.6 million people have lost their lives due to living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012, roughly 25% of total death cases globally.

There are many environmental risk factors, including air, water and soil pollution, climate change, ultraviolet radiation, and chemical exposures, and all of them reportedly add to over 100 diseases and injuries.

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