World Health Organization

Vast Amounts Of Toxic Mercury Are Gathering In The Arctic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech

Large amounts of toxic mercury are now accumulating in the Arctic tundra, as a result of coal burning, mining and industrial processes around the worl...

The Very Real Effects Air Pollution Has On Your Health

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The World Health Organisation reports that each year 3.7 million people die prematurely from the effects of outdoor air pollution. 80% of air pollutio...

The Big Cities Dealing With Noise Pollution

Phillip Othen | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech

We don’t tend to think of noise pollution in the same way as we do air pollution. Noise pollution, which describes the excessive noise we associate ...

Experts Reveal The Steps To Tackle Air Pollution The Government Isn't Prepared To Take

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Politics

It’s thought to play a part in at least 40,000 deaths every year and is regarded by health professionals as a national crisis, but fixing Britain’...

Three Dead As Ebola Epidemic Declared

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK

An Ebola epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo with three people confirmed dead, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said...

We're In The End-Game For Many Neglected Tropical Diseases - But What About Leprosy?

Geoff Prescott | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK
Geoff Prescott

As the name suggests, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect the poorest of the poor in the developing world and low income communities overseas. T...

Britain Must Put Malaria Out Of Business - Permanently

James Whiting | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
James Whiting

If you've kept an eye on social media this World Malaria Day then by now I imagine you've discovered the Secret CEO's true identity. The ruthless tyco...

Got A Runny Nose All The Time? Air Pollution Could Be The Cause

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

There are not many things more irritating than having to walk around with a soggy tissue stuffed up your sleeve, constantly sniffing, because your nos...

Happy World Health Day

Dr Rachel Thomas | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK
Dr Rachel Thomas

Today, April 7th, is the birthday of the World Health Organisation (WHO), 'born' in 1948. Happy World Health Day! But is it 'happy', considering th...

Five Incredible Ways Our Cities Are Becoming Cleaner And Smarter

Phillip Othen | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Tech

At the start of this year, scientists confirmed our planet is continuing to change, reporting its highest temperature on record in 2016 - it is the fi...

Researchers Claim Video Games Could Be A Viable Treatment For Depression

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech

On the surface, staying at home on your own and not socialising with other human beings for extended periods of time, doesn’t seem like the best ant...

Vitamins Could Protect You From Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Vitamin B may offer protection against the negative impacts of air pollution on the human body, according to a new study from the USA. A team from the...

Five HIV Patients Have Been Left 'Virus Free' And With No Need For Daily Drugs

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Five people living with HIV are currently free of the detectable virus after taking part in a new vaccine-based therapy. The patients are also not ta...

Dutch Government Schools Donald Trump On What His Anti-Abortion Order Will Mean

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

A Dutch minister has announced funding to oppose Donald Trump’s anti-abortion order, saying “we must not let that happen”. Surrounded by men in...

The World Is 'Grossly Underprepared' For The Next Ebola, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech

Most of the 11,000 deaths due to Ebola could have been prevented, yet the world remains “grossly underprepared” for another infectious disease out...

The World Health Organisation And The 'Right' To Reproduce

Julian Vigo | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

After the Ched Evans verdict two weeks ago, Katie Hopkins ranted against the "feminist online lynch mob" calling them "a court full of bitter women so...

Fake Transparency: The Trend Towards 'Secure Reading Rooms'

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

This is why as we marked the occasion of Right to Know Day, I joined the protest outside this latest reading room in Brussels. It is totally inappropriate for private companies to control transparency in this way and to put their profits ahead of our right to information. We need to put the "freedom" back into "freedom of information." so that we know how our health and environment might be impacted. As policy makers we have a right to verify or challenge findings and to work for the public good.

When Citizens In The 'Nanny State Capital Of The World' Question The World Health Organisation, You Have To Sit Up And Listen

David Williams | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Politics
David Williams

Recently, Australia had the dubious honour of being labelled the 'nanny state capital of the world.' While places around the world are dealing with ...

Globally United To #EndItForGood

James Whiting | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
James Whiting

At Malaria No More UK, we know the importance of sustaining this momentum. We will continue to inspire the public, protect those most at risk and build partnerships with people and organisations who share our vision of a malaria-free world. And to borrow a hashtag from the Global Fund's inspiring replenishment campaign, this time lets stay united to #EndItForGood.

A Fight To The Finish On World Mosquito Day

James Whiting | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK
James Whiting

As the Rio Olympics draw to a close, tomorrow's World Mosquito Day provides a timely reminder of the deadly threat posed to humans by mosquitoes. From...

The World Health Organisation Is In Crisis - And At A Crossroads

David Williams | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
David Williams

The specific accusations made against WHO are too numerous to list here, and I will outline only three. Firstly, there is proof of serious malpractice. WHO seems to have developed a collective allergy to innovative health solutions.

How Businesses Can Help Reduce the Health Risk of Unhealthy Environments

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that approximately 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 - nearly one in four of total global deaths. Environmental risk factors such as air pollution, water contamination and wider climate change issues have led to more than 100 different types of avoidable diseases and health complications.

Agile Ageing - Tap into the Fountain of Youth and Transform Your Life

Ian Spero | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

This trend can also be found in the Quantified Self movement. Ironically, the appeal of self-knowledge through self-tracking was originally lost on me. Yet here I am in 2016 enjoying a small thrill whenever my Apple watch says I've achieved my daily movement goal.

Leprosy Is Still Being Transmitted to Children and Children Are Suffering From Lifelong Disabilities Caused by Leprosy

Katharine Jones | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK
Katharine Jones

With the commitment of national leprosy programmes, together with support from partner agencies and active involvement of people affected by leprosy, the goal of a world without leprosy could finally be achieved.

Five Things We've Learned About Meat This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.11.2015 | UK

This week the world was shocked to discover that meat can be as big a cancer threat as cigarettes. A study from the World Health Organisation showe...