Health

Race for a Virus Shield: 50 Vaccines in Development

Race for a Virus Shield: 50 Vaccines in Development

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 1, 2020 (ENS) – Vaccine researchers around the world are laser-focused on developing a vaccine to defeat COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China in December....

 

WHO: Threat of Global Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Very Real’

WHO: Threat of Global Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Very Real’

  GENEVA, Switzerland, March 11, 2020 (ENS) – “Over the weekend we crossed 100,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in 100 countries,” World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a global media...

 

Virus Deaths Top 1,000 As China Goes Back to Work

Virus Deaths Top 1,000 As China Goes Back to Work

  BEIJING, China, February 10, 2020 (ENS) – Chinese authorities are “carefully balancing” efforts to control the novel coronavirus epidemic and minimize its impact on the economy as millions of people headed back to work...

 

Coronavirus Declared Worldwide Public Health Emergency

Coronavirus Declared Worldwide Public Health Emergency

  GENEVA, Switzerland, January 31, 2020 (ENS) – The Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, has declared that the outbreak of the novel Wuhan coronavirus 2019-nCoV constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International...

 

WHO, China Leaders Plan Battle Against Wuhan Virus

WHO, China Leaders Plan Battle Against Wuhan Virus

  BEIJING, China, January 29, 2020 (ENS) – Director-General of the World Health Organization, WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, met Tuesday with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing. They shared the latest information on the...

 

Wuhan CoronaVirus Spreading, More Than 80 Have Died

Wuhan CoronaVirus Spreading, More Than 80 Have Died

  WUHAN, China, January 27, 2020 (ENS) – A new strain of coronavirus is worrying doctors at the World Health Organization, WHO, and medical officials around the world. Doctors call it 2019-nCoV, but it’s more commonly known...

 

More Women, Children Surviving Perils of Childbirth

More Women, Children Surviving Perils of Childbirth

  NEW YORK, New York, September 19, 2019 (ENS) – Around the world, more women and their children are surviving today than ever before, according to new child and maternal mortality estimates released today by United Nations groups...

 

Health Care’s Big Global Climate Footprint

Health Care’s Big Global Climate Footprint

  LONDON, UK, September 13, 2019 (ENS) – If the global health care sector were a country, it would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet, according to a new report by Health Care Without Harm in collaboration with...

 

Global Population to Hit 11 Billion by 2100, Then Slow

Global Population to Hit 11 Billion by 2100, Then Slow

  NEW YORK, New York, June 17, 2019 (ENS) – There will be roughly 9.7 billion people living on Earth by the year 2050, an increase of two billion over today’s population, finds a UN population report released today. India is predicted...

 

Curry Spices Ease Air Pollution Breathing Problems

Curry Spices Ease Air Pollution Breathing Problems

  OSAKA, Japan, April 14, 2019 (ENS) – Spices often used in curry can counteract respiratory problems caused by fine particle pollution in the air, finds a joint study by Japanese curry roux maker House Foods Corp. and a professor...

 

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

COP24: Cooler Climate Could Save a Million Lives a Year

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 5, 2018 (ENS) – Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone, finds a new World Health Organization...

 

Worldwide Cancer Burden Growing Year by Year

Worldwide Cancer Burden Growing Year by Year

  GENEVA, Switzerland, September 12, 2018 (ENS) – The global cancer burden is estimated to have risen to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, which...

 

Monsanto Must Pay $289 Million to Roundup Cancer Victim

Monsanto Must Pay $289 Million to Roundup Cancer Victim

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 15, 2018 (ENS) – A San Francisco jury has found Monsanto liable for causing a school groundskeeper’s cancer through his exposure to the Monsanto product Roundup and ordered the agricultural giant...

 

Mosquito ‘Danger Days’ Multiply as Climate Warms

Mosquito ‘Danger Days’ Multiply as Climate Warms

  PRINCETON, New Jersey, August 14, 2018 (ENS) – Sicknesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the United States, with just over 642,600 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016. Nine new germs spread...

 

Mosquito & Tick-borne Viruses Thrive on Climate Change

Mosquito & Tick-borne Viruses Thrive on Climate Change

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – Enabled by climate change, international travel and international trade, disease-bearing insects are spreading to ever-wider parts of the world. They have existed in Africa and Asia for...

 

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Teen Delinquency

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Teen Delinquency

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 13, 2018 (ENS) – Two Harvard researchers who examined the racial ecology of lead exposure as a form of environmental inequity have concluded that lead exposure in childhood is linked to antisocial...

 

California Issues Warning on Cell Phone Radiation

California Issues Warning on Cell Phone Radiation

  SACRAMENTO, California, January 9, 2018 (ENS) – There are now more cell phones in the United States than there are people. As smartphone use continues to increase, especially among children, the California Department of Public Health...

 

Zika Virus in Mice Blocked by New Drug

Zika Virus in Mice Blocked by New Drug

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, September 27, 2017 (ENS) – An antibody that protects against the dengue virus has also proved to be effective against the Zika virus in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

 

Minamata Convention on Mercury Enters into Force

Minamata Convention on Mercury Enters into Force

  NEW YORK, New York, August 16, 2017 (ENS) – The world’s first treaty to protect the environment and human health in nearly a decade, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, enters into force today, committing its 74 Parties, including...

 

Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals Exposure

Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals Exposure

  NEW YORK, New York, June 1, 2017 (ENS) – Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without autism, according to an innovative...

 
 
 
 

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