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  • WHO chief says Fidel Castro "looks wonderful"

    10/28/2009 12:15:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 419+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 28, 2009 | Jeff Franks
    HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro "looks wonderful," World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said on Wednesday, after meeting the 83-year-old who resigned the presidency last year due to ailing health. Chan, speaking at the end of her first visit to Cuba, said she met with Castro for more two hours on Tuesday during which he displayed a "truly impressive" knowledge of healthcare issues and looked to be in good condition. "I'm a doctor, I understand the importance of confidentiality, but I have to say he looks wonderful," Chan told a press conference in Havana. When their...
  • WHO Slammed for Neglecting Evidence

    05/09/2007 5:52:06 AM PDT · by BufordP · 18 replies · 553+ views
    Sci-Tech Today ^ | May 8, 2007 | Maria Cheng
    WHO's Director of Research Policy Dr. Tikki Pang said that some of his WHO colleagues were shocked by The Lancet's study, which found that the WHO is neglecting key evidence in its research, but he acknowledged the criticism had merit, and explained that time pressures and a lack of both information and money sometimes compromised WHO work. When developing "evidence-based" guidelines, the World Health Organization routinely forgets one key ingredient: evidence. That is the verdict from a study published in The Lancet online Tuesday. The medical journal's criticism of WHO could shock many in the global health community, as...
  • WHO chief dies after emergency brain surgery

    05/22/2006 9:32:29 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 38 replies · 2,020+ views
    Evening Echo ^ | May 22, 2006
    WHO chief dies after emergency brain surgery 22/05/2006 - 10:12:36 Dr Lee Jong-wook, head of the World Health Organisation, has died after emergency surgery for a blood clot in his brain over the weekend, officials in Geneva said today. Lee, who spearheaded the UN health agency’s fight against the spread of bird flu and the preparations for a potential human influenza pandemic, died this morning, said South Korea’s Ambassador to Switzerland, Park Won-hwa. Lee was 61. It is a “very sad bit of news”, Elena Salgado, Spain’s health minister and president of the World Health Assembly, said at the opening...
  • UN Campaign Underway to Ensure Abortion Internationally Recognized as Human Right

    03/08/2006 2:35:56 PM PST · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 701+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/8/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    NEW YORK, United States, March 8, 2006 ( There is a new desperation at the UN to secure international recognition of abortion as a human right, as abortion advocates increasingly anticipate that Roe vs. Wade will be overturned in the United States, says Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse of Concerned Women of America.Dr. Crouse is reporting on the 50th Commission on the Status of Women, held at the U.N. headquarters in New York, February 27 to March 10.Writing for The Beverly LaHaye Institute, CWA's think tank, Dr. Crouse said abortion advocates with the Commission are resorting to complex language games in...
  • Pill alert 'alarmist' (Carcinogenic contraceptive)

    07/31/2005 4:14:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies · 330+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 01, 2005 | David King
    AUSTRALIAN medical experts have urged women not to abandon oral contraception or hormone replacement therapy despite a World Health Organisation decision to classify them as cancer causing. The WHO's leading cancer research body - the International Agency for Research on Cancer - has changed its classification for combined oestrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives and combined oestrogen-progestogen HRT drugs from "possibly carcinogenic to humans" to "carcinogenic to humans". The decision puts the widely used compounds in the same category as the cancer-causing agents asbestos and tobacco...
  • The World Harm Organization

    03/01/2005 6:11:35 PM PST · by AliVeritas · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | March 1, 2005 | Doug Bandow
    These days nothing the United Nations touches turns to gold. Even for specialized agencies that theoretically could do good work. When the SARS epidemic was hop scotching across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) purported to be in the forefront of efforts to develop treatments and find a cure for the disease. But the WHO was reluctant to send staffers to Taiwan, hard-hit due to its extensive commercial and economic ties with China. For the WHO, politics was more important than health. A better name for the WHO might be the World Harm Organization. Taipei is not a member...
  • 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...
  • 'Benefits of Western Life' Bad for Health, says WHO

    09/14/2003 11:20:48 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 5 replies · 188+ views ^ | September 13, 2003 | Melanie Sully
    The World Health Organization says the health of young people throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia is suffering, as they are increasingly exposed to the so-called "benefits" of western life. The European Committee of the WHO concluded a week-long session in Vienna to discuss the increasing health problems of young people in Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Caucasus and central Asia. More than 300 representatives from 52 countries paid special attention to the increasing problems faced by children and adolescents related to alcohol and drug abuse and smoking, as well as behaviour problems and violence. Studies show that...
  • UN World Health Organization Announces Agreement on Global Tobacco Control

    03/01/2003 1:28:41 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 335+ views
    Agreement reached on global Framework Convention on Tobacco Control "Major step forward for health of peoples and nations" - Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland 1 March 2003 | GENEVA -- 171 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) have finalized a groundbreaking public health treaty to control tobacco supply and consumption. They agreed on a final text for a WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) governing tobacco taxation, smoking prevention and treatment, illicit trade, advertising, sponsorship and promotion, and product regulation. The negotiations, the final round of which began on 17 February, conclude four years of work to...
  • World Health Org. sets out world's deadly top 10 [Omitted-- residing in/near a Muslim country]

    10/30/2002 4:20:20 AM PST · by 1bigdictator · 4 replies · 377+ views
    The New Scientist ^ | October 30, 2002 | Andy Coghlan
    WHO sets out world's deadly top 10 Andy Coghlan 12:00 30 Oct 2002 Just 10 avoidable risk factors, including malnutrition, unsafe sex, smoking and poor sanitation, account for a massive 40 per cent of global deaths each year, warns the World Health Organization. The WHO's new data on patterns of death and illness appear in its World Health Report 2002, launched on Wednesday. The WHO says that cheap remedies exist and that governments of all countries can do more to prevent unnecessary and premature death. It concludes such countermeasures could extend average life expectancy by five to 10 years. "This...
  • Two Men Charged with Stealing from Donations for Afghan Kids

    08/16/2002 12:16:41 PM PDT · by anymouse · 27 replies · 171+ views
    USA Today ^ | 8/16/02 | Richard Benedetto
    <p>Americans have donated more than $10.3 million to aid Afghan children in the 10 months since President Bush asked them to help in a televised address.</p> <p>But the program was marred last week when two men who worked at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., screening White House mail were arrested and charged with stealing thousands of dollars, including cash donations sent by children.</p>