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Bahrain ranks high on maternal health list

Bahrain has been ranked second in the Arab world and 50th at the international level, among 178 countries, in the 15th Annual Issue of State of the World's Mothers report. It is issued by the British non-governmental organisat

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WHO urges higher tobacco taxes to save lives

Countries must raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco, the World Health Organisation has urged. Based on 2012 data, WHO estimates that increasing tobacco taxes

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Mers virus not yet global emergency: WHO

Concern about the deadly new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus has "significantly increased" but the disease does not yet constitute a global public health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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WHO wants action as alcohol kills 3.3m in 2012

More than 3 million people died from using alcohol in 2012, for reasons ranging from cancer to violence, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, as it called on governments to do more to limit the damage. "More needs to

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Air quality ‘deteriorating in most cities’

Air quality in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor air pollution fails to meet World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for safe levels, putting people at additional risk of respiratory disease and other health problems, a report said.

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Health staff must focus on hand hygiene: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged health workers to practice good hand hygiene when caring for patients, to protect them from contracting infections in health  facilities. In a message on the occasion of Hand Hygi

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Superbugs are everywhere; pose serious threat

The spread of deadly superbugs that evade even the most powerful antibiotics is no longer a prediction but is happening right now across the world, World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Antibiotic resistance has the potential

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Bahrain on high alert as Mers spreads in region

Bahrain remains on high alert to prevent a killer virus that has claimed more than 100 lives in Saudi Arabia - including eight that died yesterday (April 28), a top Health Ministry official said. Despite treating 400 suspect cases

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Mers virus: WHO urges greater vigilance

The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the rising number of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (Mers-CoV) cases, especially in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the organisation said. A statement from WHO said it

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WHO to issue hepatitis C treatment guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing the organization’s first global guidelines on treating hepatitis C on April 9 in London, on the eve of the International Liver Congress. An estimated 130 to 150 million people

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