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WHO kicks off global initiative to treat children with cancer

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a new effort - the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer - with the aim of reaching at least a 60 per cent survival rate for children with cancer by 2030, thereby saving an additional one

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Dementia victims to triple in 30 years: WHO

As the global population ages, the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50 million to 152 million by 2050, said the World Health Organisation (WHO). "Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each

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Global obesity has reached pandemic levels, says report

Urgent action is required to limit the global fallout from rising obesity levels, according to a report published today by Aetna International, one of the world’s leading health insurance providers. Aetna International combi

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WHO in emergency session to stop Zika virus

The World Health Organization will hold a special session on Thursday on the Zika virus for quick action against the infection linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil that is spreading through Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Sharjah to be declared ME's first healthy city

Sharjah will be officially declared the first healthy city in the Middle East by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday (September 30) based on the new criteria set by its Healthy Cities programme. According to the WHO,

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WHO declares Sharjah region’s first healthy city

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised Sharjah as the first healthy city in the region following the latter’s adherence to all the requirements pertaining to the WHO’s Healthy Cities programme. Sheikh Essam

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Don't stub out e-cigarettes, scientists warn

A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation (WHO) not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardize a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

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UAE confirms two new virus cases

The UAE has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus after a 38-year-old Jordanian resident and his pregnant wife were found to be suffering from the respiratory-related ailment. Authorities said the World Health Organisation has st

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WHO to recognise accomplishments in malaria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will recognise significant accomplishments in preventing and controlling malaria, including in high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa, tomorrow on World Malaria Day. It will also highlight

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Most countries ‘lacking in cancer care services’

More than half of all countries worldwide are struggling to prevent cancer and provide treatment and chronic care to cancer patients, warned a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) survey for World Cancer Day. This means, current

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