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Environmental pollution kills 1.7M children under 5 every year

Environmental pollution kills 1.7M children under 5 every year

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has made the shocking revelation that environmental pollution is killing as many as 1.7 million children under age of 5 years every year.

Medieval skeleton offers clues to history of leprosy

Medieval skeleton offers clues to history of leprosy

An analysis of a skeleton unearthed from a burial site in the U.K. has revealed clues to the history of infectious disease of leprosy, researchers reported.

Taxing sugary drinks can bring about major health benefits: WHO

Taxing sugary drinks can bring about major health benefits: WHO

Taxing sugary drinks can bring about a number of major health benefits, including reducing obesity, type-2 diabetes and tooth decay, the World Health Organization's Department for the Prevention of

Americas free from measles: WHO

Americas free from measles: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Tuesday that measles has been eradicated from the Americas, meaning all the nations in North, South and Central America. It is for the first time that such a severe communicable disease has been eliminated from the entire region.

WHO: Don’t use quinolones to treat gonorrhea

WHO: Don’t use quinolones to treat gonorrhea

This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that one of the world's most widespread sexually-transmitted diseases has been growing increasingly resistant to antibiotic treatments.

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