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The number of people living with dementia is expected to explode from approximately 50 million today to 152 million by 2050, the World Health Organization says
'We are anticipating a scenario of continued, intense transmission,' says Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme
The guidelines from the World Health Organization may read to some parents like common-sense practices, including not exposing babies under one-year-old to screens
The World Health Organization counts the Philippines among the top 8 countries with the highest number of new TB cases seen as of 2017
Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organization is sounding the alarm over slipping global vaccination rates
Poor security owing to the presence of armed groups, coupled with resistance of some communities to seeking treatment, hampers the fight to stem the spread of the disease.
Aside from those who have fled, UN spokesman Rheal Leblanc says that 'many families remain stranded inside conflict affected areas,' with safety fears rising and supplies running short
Syed Jaffar Hussain, the World Health Organization representative in Libya, warns an extended conflict and continuing casualties will 'drain the area's limited supplies and further damage health infrastructure'
The UN health agency also stresses significant gender differences in life expectancy worldwide
A World Health Organization official says 9 cholera treatment centers are being set up around the central Sofala province, which bore the brunt of the cyclone
The United Nations says worldwide cases of measles jumped by more than 30% in 2017, and infections continued to rise in 2018
The World Health Organization estimates 81,000-138,000 people die of snakebites annually, while about 400,000 survivors suffer permanent disabilities and other nasty aftereffects
Pollution in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia, regularly exceeds World Health Organization recommendations for air quality
Doctors say people's reluctance to go to hospitals and opposition to vaccinations make it difficult to curb measles cases in Madagascar
The Thai Health Promotion Foundation's standing desk is designed to promote physical activity with its own exercise manual illustrating various poses and stretches that you can do while standing
Researchers in Australia say that 'killer T cells' – found in over half the world's population – have shown in testing to be effective in fighting all common flu varieties
This is frustrating since the disease can be easily prevented with two doses of a 'safe and efficient' vaccine that has been in use since the 1960s, the UN agency says
While welcoming the overall downwards trend, the team behind the paper warns that in several regions of the world suicide was still among the leading causes of years of lives lost
Depending on the country and migrants' status, they may enjoy full access to the health care system or none at all
'These deaths are an unacceptable price to pay for mobility,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The National Green Tribunal penalizes the capital administration for its lack of oversight after it has emerged some polluting industries are still burning harmful waste in the open
Martin Friede, WHO's director of immunization, vaccines and biologicals says that 'supposed experts making accusations against the vaccine without any evidence' has had an impact on parents' decisions
'The fact that we have so far prevented Ebola from spreading into neighboring countries is a testament to the hard work and determination of staff from all partners,' says a WHO official
WHO Country Representative Gundo Weiler says the agency also supports calls to increase tobacco taxes from P32.50 per pack to P90
WHO's Dr Shin Young-soo says, sooner or later, the general population in PH – not just gay men and men having sex with men – might be infected by the virus
Diseases, such as diabetes, cancers, or cardiovascular diseases, have contributed to about 80% of deaths in the region, says WHO Western Pacific regional director Dr Shin Young-soo
A consultant to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control ranks heated tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes but more deadly than e-cigarettes
The study also finds that men are particularly at risk, accounting for more than 3 quarters of alcohol-related deaths
The study also finds that women still lag behind men in nearly every region of the world, with the gender exercise gap highest in Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Iraq, and the Philippines
The health ministry says 4 other experimental drugs had been approved for treating infected patients
The DOH says that with 'the lack of conclusive data regarding the long-term effects of using e-cigarettes, its health risks cannot be ignored'
World Health Organization says it 'expects more cases'
Here is the state of play regarding lawsuits and restrictions on the use of glyphosate around the world
Dr Susan Mercado is among 4 nominees vying for the position of the World Health Organization's Western Pacific Regional Director
Health experts urge the government to develop a plan to improve air quality as about 45.3 of 100,000 Filipinos die due to air pollution
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But the World Health Organization stops short of lumping the condition together with addictive behaviors like substance abuse or gambling
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PNG has not had a case of the disease since 1996, and was certified as polio-free in 2000 along with the rest of the World Health Organization's Western Pacific region
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Key symptoms include 'impaired control' – notably the inability to stop playing – and focusing on the game to the exclusion of everything else
Countries torn apart by conflict, such as Sri Lanka, are among the most affected, while South Korea and Japan are on the top of the list of industrialized countries dealing with high suicide rates
'On the basis of statistics, we can say that the situation has stabilized but the war is not over, we must reinforce vigilance and surveillance,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom
DR Congo and the World Health Organization are rushing to contain the outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in recent weeks, with 25 dead
For 2018, the Department of Health adopts the World Health Organization's theme for World No Tobacco Day which emphasizes the link between smoking and heart disease
On World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization hails that smoking has declined significantly since year 2000, but warns that there are still far too many people indulging in the dangerous habit
Here are some facts and figures ahead of the United Nations' World No Tobacco Day Thursday, May 31
According to research, if current trends continue, 22% of people in the world will be obese by 2045 – up from 14% last year
Studying half-a-million healthy adults aged 30-79 over almost 9 years, researchers conclude that 'compared with non-consumers, daily egg consumption was associated with lower risk of CVD'