Many low-income countries are neglecting overweight as a major health threat and lack policies to halt the growing burden of diseases due to the rise of obesity, according to new information released by WHO.
More than 75 per cent
Bahrain’s Health Ministry officials will travel to Geneva next week to discuss how to combat the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus that has put the kingdom on high alert.
Fifteen people have already died of the novel corona
Health groups said on Thursday they could rid the world of polio by 2018 with a $5.5 billion vaccination and monitoring plan to stop the disease taking hold once more now there are only a handful of cases worldwide.
Experts say th
Down a narrow alleyway deep in the Jeddah slum of Karantina, three women from Sudan have set up stalls under colourful parasols, selling peanuts, hibiscus petals, dried pulses, baskets, frankincense, calabashes and sandalwood.
A Saudi man infected with a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS has died, becoming the ninth patient in the world to be killed the disease which has so far infected 15, the World Health Organisation said.
Influenza has officially reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with 7.3 per cent of deaths last week caused by pneumonia and the flu, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The early start and fast sp
Between 2000 and 2011, the annual rate of reduction in the global child mortality rate jumped to 3.2 per cent, up from 1.8 per cent in 1990-2000, a Unicef report said, highlighting the pace of reducing child deaths.
Bahrain has announced plans to cut the mortality rate of people suffering from diabetes and cardiovascular diseases by 25 per cent, said a senior government official.
Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi said the initiative by Nationa
The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has emphasized that animals will not be accepted in slaughterhouses without a health certificate, describing in detail the history and present diseases in animals.
This initiative comes in line