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  • WHO: To Avoid MERS, Don’t Drink Camel Urine

    06/26/2015 11:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/28 | ELIAS GROLL
    Six people have died, 87 have been infected, and some 1,800 schools and kindergartens have temporarily shut their doors amid an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea. It’s likely the most significant outbreak of the disease outside the Middle East, and over the weekend, the World Health Organization released details on new cases of the disease in South Korea. It also issued a surprising piece of advice for individuals seeking to avoid infection: Drink neither raw camel milk nor camel urine. That’s perhaps not as strange as it sounds. While the exact transmission mechanisms remain unclear, it...
  • Rangel, Levin, Emanuel,Van Hollen Jeopardize World’s Health

    08/06/2008 2:49:24 PM PDT · by nateriver · 1 replies · 127+ views
    Rangel, Levin, Emanuel, Van Hollen’s stance against Intellectual Property Rights will increase the risk of creating drug-resistant strains of the world’s most dangerous viruses. In addition it allows countries like Thailand to shift important healthcare spending to bolstering their politically present military.
  • Not the Sixties Any More (from "Belmont Club" site)

    08/22/2007 12:32:46 PM PDT · by WL-law · 4 replies · 582+ views - linked at Belmont Club ^ | 8-22-07 | Hans Rosling
    Check out this very remarkable video presentation about world population and health statistics, one that debunks many common myths. Freepers should find it fascinating. Here's a link to the video:
  • Climate change can wait. World health can't (What to do with $50 Billion)

    07/02/2006 7:27:19 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 16 replies · 625+ views
    THE GUARDIAN ^ | 07/02/2006 | Bjorn Lomborg,,1810738,00.html Climate change can wait. World health can't With $50bn, we could make the planet a better place but money spent on global warming would be wasted Bjorn Lomborg Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer A city council has a £10m surplus, which it wants to allocate to a good cause. Ten groups clamour for the cash. One wants to buy new computers for an inner-city school. Another hopes to beautify a park. Each puts a persuasive case for the benefits they could achieve. What should the councillors do? The straightforward answer might seem to be to divide the cash...
  • WSJ: Death by Environmentalist (DDT, and the silent spring of human beings dead of malaria)

    12/29/2004 6:14:52 AM PST · by OESY · 10 replies · 1,653+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 29, 2004 | Editorial
    Aid workers tending to the ravaged islands and coastlines of southern Asia say a big concern is an outbreak of malaria and other waterborne diseases.... Which reminds us of a just-out World Health Organization report anticipating a shortage in a key antimalarial drug.... This news about treatments wouldn't be so devastating but for the fact that the international groups in charge still can't get malaria prevention under control. And that's the real tragedy. A blight that has been all but eliminated in the West, malaria still claims between one million and two million lives every year in the underdeveloped world....
  • C.I.A. Hunts Iraq Tie to Soviet Smallpox

    03/27/2003 7:16:02 PM PST · by vannrox · 45 replies · 1,599+ views
    SLATE reference to New Yourk Times Article ^ | Updated Friday, December 6, 2002, at 9:35 AM PT | By Jack Shafer
    December 3, 2002 C.I.A. Hunts Iraq Tie to Soviet SmallpoxBy JUDITH MILLER he C.I.A. is investigating an informant's accusation that Iraq obtained a particularly virulent strain of smallpox from a Russian scientist who worked in a smallpox lab in Moscow during Soviet times, senior American officials and foreign scientists say. The officials said several American scientists were told in August that Iraq might have obtained the mysterious strain from Nelja N. Maltseva, a virologist who worked for more than 30 years at the Research Institute for Viral Preparations in Moscow before her death two years ago. The information came to...
  • WHO ranks global health hazards (Governments to regulate food ingredients?)

    10/30/2002 2:56:47 PM PST · by mountaineer · 5 replies · 224+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/30/02 | Associated Press
    Governments may have to consider legislation to reduce the salt, fat, sugar and other unhealthy ingredients in manufactured foods, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. THE RECOMMENDATION is in this year’s annual World Health Report, which for the first time tries to rank the major threats to health worldwide and examine ways to reduce them. The report examines the 20 biggest risks to human health and their impact on disease, disability and death. It estimates that if these threats were tackled, at least an extra decade of healthy life could be achieved in even the poorest...