June 19, 2021

WHO report finds traffic-related injuries deadliest for adolescents

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By Ryan Parrish From Vaccine News A recent study conducted by the WHO examined the top causes of death and illness among adolescents worldwide. The “Health for the world’s adolescents” report, the first extensive WHO effort to measure the health of young people between the ages of 10-19, discovered that road traffic injuries are the […]

10 World’s heaviest drinking countries revealed

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By Antonia Molloy From The Independent UK A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) looked at levels of alcohol consumption in its 194 member states People in the UK are among the most prolific drinkers in the world, according to a report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Britons over the age of […]

REPORT: Nightmare bacteria have now spread to every region of the world

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By Kevin Loria From Business Insider The era of modern medicine may be coming to an end. Common bacteria that cause life-threatening infections have become resistant to our strongest antibiotics in every region of the world. That’s just one finding from a newly released report by the World Health Organisation that takes the first comprehensive […]

The association between the syntocinon use and autism

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By Doula Delight  From Bahama Islands Info Naturally occurring oxytocin is produced by the brain (in the hypothalamus and secreted from the posterior pituitary gland) in increasing amounts as a pregnancy approaches term (39 weeks 0 days to 40 weeks, 6 days). The muscle layer of the uterus (myometrium) has specific receptor sites (oxytocin friendly and […]

Caribbean first region to be measle-free

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From Jamaican Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) says there has been no endemic transmission of measles in the Americas, including the Caribbean, since 2002. PAHO said since Venezuela reported the last case in 2001, measles deaths have “disappeared from the region”. “These successes, achieved by the countries of the […]

Caribbean must adopt laws to control tobacco epidemic – PAHO

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From Caribbean360 PAHO, the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), applying large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging could help prevent one million deaths annually. WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Wednesday February 19, 2014, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to speed up the adaption […]

WHO warns of “tidal wave of cancer”

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From Caribbean360 Researchers are particularly concerned about preventable cancers like those linked to alcohol, tobacco, air pollution, obesity and radiation. GENEVA, Switzerland, Wednesday February 12, 2014 – World Health Organization (WHO) officials are urging countries worldwide to take immediate action to prevent an impending “tidal wave” of cancer. In a new report, WHO estimates that […]

A brand new hybrid bird flu in China has scientists worried

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By Jennifer Welsh From Business Insider A new-to-humans flu virus killed a 73-year-old woman from the Jiangxi province in China, on Dec. 6. At the time, the doctors knew it was a H10N8 bird flu virus that killed her. But, they’ve just published new findings about it — it has picked up some new genes […]

NRA to undertake roads evaluation

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The Cayman Islands National Roads Authority (NRA) have announced a launch of an International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) exercise, called “The next generation of road assessment”. “The Cayman Islands recorded nine (9) road traffic deaths in 2011, equivalent to approximately 16.5 traffic deaths per 100,000 inhabitants and almost double the WHO’s 2013 figure of 8.7 […]