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British Safety Council welcomes #AirWeShare campaign to tackle pollution

British Safety Council, alarmed by new research, welcomes the #AirWeShare campaign in calling for urgent action on protecting outdoor workers from air pollution.
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WHO removes ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ diagnosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed 'Gender Identity Disorder' from their diagnostic guidelines; meaning that Trans individuals should not be dismissed by Governments as 'mentally ill'.
infection prevention

Infection prevention: Overcoming challenges in sepsis diagnosis

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group discusses the concerns with overcoming challenges in sepsis diagnosis.
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Toddlers are spending less than 3 hours outside per week

A recent study, by Kiddi Caru, has revealed that parents said their children get 3 hours or less outside per week.
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UK’s approach to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) gets UN recognition

The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has awarded official designation to the UK International Reference Centre for antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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Proper diabetic retinopathy (DR) monitoring improves health and saves money

Petri Huhtinen from Organisation Optomed OY Ltd argues that proper diabetic retinopathy (DR) monitoring improves health and saves money.
Tackling tuberculosis

Tackling tuberculosis (TB) in Africa

While Africa has made progress in tackling tuberculosis (TB), it still has one of the highest TB rates in the world and remains a priority.
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Implementing infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes worldwide

We spoke with Prof Benedetta Allegranzi at the World Health Organization (WHO) to find out about the importance of implementing infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes to reduce healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and sepsis worldwide.
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Air pollution: A major environmental risk to health

In this in-depth question and answer interview with Charles Ndika Akong, Technical Officer and Dr Magaran Bagayoko, Senior Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), we find out why air pollution is a major environmental risk to health.
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Anaemia: Challenges and concerns on iron deficiency

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group provides an overall perspective and analysis on the public health concern of anaemia, including the challenges and concerns when it comes to iron deficiency.
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Extra £12 million in UK aid for Cyclone Idai

UK Aid is sending £12 million to the survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawai and Zimbabwe, in addition to the £6 million announced on Monday.
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WHO launches new global influenza strategy

WHO released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza.
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Measles in Europe: Record number of sick and immunised people

More children are being vaccinated against measles in Europe; progress has been uneven between and within countries, leaving increasing clusters of susceptible individuals unprotected.
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Neurobiological research drives the ability to treat mental illness

Jeffrey Borenstein, of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation argues that research drives the ability to treat mental illness and why funding innovative neurobiological research is a priority.
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Tackling sepsis through hand hygiene

Chris Wakefield, Vice President, European Marketing & Product Development, at GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd explores hand hygiene and how infection prevention measures can be strengthened to help save lives.
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UK to aid Rohingya refugees: where are they now?

In 2019, there are over 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, and we are left wondering: will the Myanmar government ever take responsibility? What will happen to them?
infectious diseases in Africa

The detection, identification and monitoring of infectious diseases in Africa

Professors from The SACIDS Foundation for One Health and Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania share their thoughts on infectious diseases in Africa.
fibre intake

Fibre and heart disease: simple ways to up your fibre intake

A new study supported by the World Health Organisation found that higher dietary fibre intake is associated with a reduced risk of several chronic diseases.
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A new front against Ebola: Extensive support for preparedness activities in Africa

Dr Ibrahim Socé Fall tells us about the excellent work that WHO Regional Office for Africa is doing around Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
neurodegenerative disorders

Early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders: Where are we now?

Dr Gerry Morrow shares his thoughts on the current state of play when it comes to the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders, and asks the questions, can we screen, and should we screen?

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