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Are We On The Road To The End Of Modern Medicine?
2012-03-17 04:08:12

Bacteria could soon become so resistant to antibiotics that common injuries or illnesses could eventually become life-threatening, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned during a conference of infectious disease experts on Friday.

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2011-04-27 08:05:00

Deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise and are the leading killers worldwide, the World Health Organization reported in their Global Status Report on NCDs.

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2011-01-17 13:52:16

The World Health Organization's (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan said on Monday that the agency is not performing well enough across the board because it is over-extended and needs to trim the scope of its operations.

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2010-08-10 13:13:22

The swine flu pandemic was officially declared to be over on Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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2010-02-28 06:45:00

The World Health Organization said on Friday that governments should do more to protect workers in bars, restaurants and the entertainment sector from harmful smoke.

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2009-12-30 06:20:00

According to the head of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the H1N1 flu pandemic may not be conquered until 2011, and continued attention to the virus will be need to be regarded as it still can mutate.

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2009-09-22 10:45:00

The head of the World Health Organization announced on Monday that the swine flu has not transformed into a more hazardous disease.

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2009-06-11 15:50:00

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a flu pandemic on Thursday, raising its alert to the highest level of phase 6.

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2009-05-25 06:40:00

After a week-long conference in Geneva, the World Health Organization’s Margaret Chan said on Friday that health authorities around the world should prepare themselves for a rise in both the number and severity of H1N1 swine flu cases in the coming months.

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2009-05-06 06:18:39

Regardless of how mild the effects of the swine flu turn out to be, health officials are already referring to it as a pandemic – a move that has many people questioning just how serious the global threat really is.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.