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Topic: World Health Organization

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My Say: Saving the environment to save ourselves
The search for a better and healthier life has been the pursuit of princes, paupers and philosophers alike — as each, over generations, has tried to unlock the secrets to what could improve the days...
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Facebook bans self-harm images in fight against suicide
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11 — Facebook Inc will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media compa...
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‘Suicide cases on the rise’
PETALING JAYA: Suicide among teenagers aged 13 to 17 is on an upward trend, with thoughts of suicide rising from 7.9% in 2012 to 10% in 2017, the Health Ministry’s National Health and Morbidity Study found.
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Facebook bans self-harm images in fight against suicide
Facebook Inc will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and p...
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WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation
The World Health Organization said on Thursday it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups and other forums to...
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Ebola survivors face kidney problems and risk of premature death
People who survive Ebola virus infection face a dramatically higher risk of dying – probably from severe kidney damage – within a year of leaving hospital, according to a study of survivors of an ...
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WHO says eradicating malaria 'can be done', but first aim is to control it
Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.
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Plastic particles in drinking water present 'low' risk: WHO
Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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Mounting wave of lawsuits threatens Bayer’s Monsanto bet
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, July 30 — One year after taking over US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto in a US$63 billion gamble, the payoff for German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer remains in q...
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Malaysia has second highest road deaths in Western Pacific
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Study finds possible link between sugary drinks and cancer
People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers said on Thursday.
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Unicef chief warns against misinformation on vaccination
The head of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Friday warned against misinformation on vaccines and vaccination programmes, calling on the international community to work together to comba...
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Digitalisation is key to keep Malaysia’s taps running ― Leong Chee Khuan
JUNE 4 ― Malaysia recently experienced one of its worst water shortages in history, with several states affected by reduced rainfall.
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Intake of nurses not affected
SEREMBAN: There is no moratorium on the intake of nurses, says the Public Service Department (PSD).
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Heavy fighting rages in Libyan capital
Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognised government.
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Suicide prevention is our business
RAGE, devastating grief, helplessness and immense guilt are among the gamut of emotions that assail me almost every time I read a death by suicide in newspapers or social media.
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Benefits of HIV medicines far outweigh side effects
A FEW days ago, I read a report in a local daily about a HIV positive patient’s health regime without medication.
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Need for suicidal posts on social media to be addressed
PETALING JAYA: Even as suicide rates in Malaysia remain murky, mental health practitioners are calling for more urgent action to prevent suicides.
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Sexual and reproductive health education is a must — Eyman Hadi Abd Manaf
MAY 6 — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 16 million teenage girls give birth each year.
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M'sia on track to meet WHO zero-malaria target by 2020
The Health Ministry has targeted Malaysia to be declared a human indigenous malaria-free nation by the World Health Organization by 2020.
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Jobs for cancer survivors
I REFER to the report “Kula urges employers to hire ex-convicts” (The Star, April 29), which is indeed refreshing news.
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Grim reminder to opt for renewable energy
NOT many young people know much about the catastrophic nuclear disaster that occurred on April 25–26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the now-abandoned town of Pripyat in northern Uk...
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Minding the tobacco industry
THE Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the news about the imminent introduction of the long-awaited standalone Tobacco Control Act to replace the Control of Tobacco Products Regulation...
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Long awaited Tobacco Control Act should plug existing loopholes
LETTER | The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes news of the introduction of the long-awaited standalone Tobacco Control Act to replace the Control of Tobacco Control Regulation (CTPR) 1...
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Microsoft introduces tools to better VR experience for users with low vision
At a conference in Scotland next month, Microsoft researchers will demo the tools they've been developing for VR headsets to make the experience more accessible and enjoyable for those with low vision.
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Circadian rhythm and road crashes
THE recent factory bus crash, which claimed the lives of the driver and 11 passengers who were foreign workers, is another black mark in our road safety track record.
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A commitment to universal health coverage for refugees
WORLD Health Day, marked each year on April 7, celebrates the right to health. This year’s theme is universal health coverage (UHC), which UN member states have agreed to work towards achieving by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Air pollution hot spots in Europe
PARIS, FRANCE (April 1): Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains -- Europe's air pollution hotspots are clearly visible f...
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Despite lawsuits, Bayer boss calls Monsanto takeover ‘a good idea’
FRANKFURT, March 24 — The boss of German chemicals giant Bayer insisted today its multi-billion dollar takeover of Monsanto was a “good idea”, despite huge legal costs piling up over its Roundup...
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Health ministry studying ways to reduce cancer treatment costs in private sector
PUTRAJAYA: The health ministry is studying ways to reduce the cost of cancer treatment in private hospitals, said its minister Dzulkefly Ahmad.
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Health Ministry studying ways to reduce cancer treatment costs in private sector
PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Health is studying ways to reduce the cost of cancer treatment under private hospitals, says its minister Dzulkefly Ahmad.
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Bayer shares plunge on new US cancer ruling
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, March 20 — Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer plunged as markets opened yesterday, after a second US jury ruled that blockbuster pesticide Roundup — made...
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Dirty Air Kills 7 Mil People A Year, But This Johor Facility Might Have A Solution For That
On average, we typically take in between 9,000 to 11,000 litres of air a day, with about 70 percent of that consumed indoors.
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Pasir Gudang chemical spill: Facts about the 9 chemicals found and their health impact
SINGAPORE - The illegal dumping of toxic chemicals into a river in Pasir Gudang, Johor, has sickened more than 2,700 people, including hundreds of students.
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No gender equality without quality public services
COMMENT | Austerity. From the left to the right, governments have only that one word on their lips.
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New Delhi is world's most polluted capital, Beijing eighth
New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital city in 2018, two groups monitoring air pollution said on Tuesday in a study of the amount of fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 in 61 capital cit...
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Turn down the volume: WHO takes aim at harmful smartphone use
More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through excessive use of smartphones and other audio devices, the United Nations warned, proposing new safety standards for safe volume levels.
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Don't let ex-EC chief off the hook; PM doesn't trust Malay sentiment poll
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
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Retract article demonising oil palm industry, Putrajaya tells WHO
PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya today demanded the World Health Organization (WHO) withdraw an article in its bulletin likening Malaysian palm oil players to “tobacco and alcohol lobbyists”.
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No scientific data, medical evidence to justify female circumcision
I refer to the letter titled, ‘There’s no basis for banning female circumcision’ written by Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar and Nur Saadah Khair.
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Healthier with less sugar
THERE are about three million obese Malaysians – and the number is increasing – while there are about five million individuals who suffer from varying degrees of diabetes.
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Place for traditional medicine
THE Health Ministry takes note of the concerns expressed by Concerned Medical Practitioner from Kuala Lumpur in the letter “ Traditional, not scientific ” ( The Star , Jan 10).
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WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries
GENEVA: The palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to those of the alcohol and tobacco industries to influence research into the health effects of its product, a study published by the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
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