World Health Organization
Nov 26, 2013 — When the World Health Organization made a big mistake about how many Greeks are getting HIV, the misinformation spread. Now, WHO is trying to correct the record. But the mistake is still out there.
Aug 29, 2013 — Spices may add more than flavor to your food: Some harbor dangerous bacteria. Contamination has caused big outbreaks in the United States, and the FDA is looking into how to reduce the risk.
Apr 2, 2013 — Last year there were just over 200 cases of polio in remote parts of Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Now, a new $5.5 billion plan aims to eliminate the disease for good by 2018.
Feb 15, 2012 — Research in a genetically modified bird flu viruses has made it transferable among ferrets. Are humans next? Can and should scientific knowledge surrounding potentially dangerous research be controlled?
Jan 13, 2012 — The absence of a new polio case in India is a milestone in the decades-long effort to wipe the poliovirus from the face of the planet. Only a few years ago, India reported more polio cases than any other country in the world.
Oct 11, 2011 — The World Health Organization reports that cases of the disease are declining thanks to several, worldwide efforts. The world isn't out of the clear yet, though.
Sep 26, 2011 — The polio strains isolated from 10 children in China were linked to virus circulating in Pakistan. They're the first confirmed cases of polio identified in China since 1999, according to the World Health Organization.
Jun 29, 2011 — The drug misoprostol can prevent bleeding after birth and save women's lives. And a test in Mozambique shows it can be used safely by traditional birth attendants who deliver babies in homes.
Jun 1, 2011 — Though researchers have not found a clear link between cellphones and cancer, a new study has again raised the issue. And some researchers advise going hands-free to limit the amount of time a phone is near your ear. Will you follow that advice?
Dec 14, 2010 — Malaria cases have been cut by almost 50 percent in 11 African countries, according to a World Health Organization report documenting eradication efforts since 2008. The report also says the disease was eradicated in Morocco and Turkmenistan.