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WHO hails major gains against once ‘neglected’ diseases

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday hailed “unprecedented progress” in the fight against 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — including dengue...

Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million: WHO

GENEVA -- An estimated 325 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and few are aware of their condition, with death tolls...

WHO hails major gains against once ‘neglected’ diseases

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday hailed “unprecedented progress” in the fight against 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — including dengue...

Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year: WHO

GENEVA — More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization...

WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary beverages as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing...

Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths: WHO

GENEVA — One in four deaths worldwide is due to environmental factors like air, water and soil pollution, as well as unsafe roads and...

State of Philippine mental health care

Today, Oct. 10, is World Mental Health Day. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Mental Health Atlas (pdf), showing...