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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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7 MILLION DEATHS: Air pollution takes huge toll

Air pollution killed about seven million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. The toll, a doubling of previous estimates, means on

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Riyadh 'among most polluted cities'

Saudi capital Riyadh has been ranked one of the most polluted cities in the world, a report quoting a World Health Organization (WHO) study said. It named Ahvaz, the capital of the Khuzestan Province in Iran, to be suffering the w

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Cut sugar intake drastically urges WHO

Adults should eat less than the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar a day if they are to avoid health risks such as weight gain and tooth decay linked to sugary diets, the World Health Organisation said. Issuing draft guidelines ca

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Many countries lack capacity to prevent hearing loss

Many of the countries who responded to a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey lack the capacity to prevent and care for hearing loss, according to a report.   WHO estimates that over 5 per cent of the world’s popul

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WARNING: Cancer 'growing at alarming pace'

* Cancer deaths to rise to 13 million per year * Annual global cost of cancer $1.16 trillion * Action urged on smoking, drinking and obesity Cancer was growing "at an alarming pace" worldwi

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Tighter laws on food 'can reverse obesity epidemic'

Governments could slow – and even reverse – the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast food consumption, according to a World Health Organisation study. The study, by a team of researchers based

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WHO alarmed over Mideast premature deaths

There have been a large number of premature deaths in the Middle East region and governments need to urgently prevent lifestyle diseases in the population, said report citing a senior World Health Organisation (WHO) official. Proj

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New MERS case reported in Oman

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been informed of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Oman. The case is a 59 year-old man who became sick with fever, cough a

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UAE reports new Mers virus case

The UAE has reported a new case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, this time a 33 year-old male healthcare worker in Dubai, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). MERS had first emerged i

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