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©REUTERS Saudi death from SARS-like virus: WHO A SARS-like virus that has struck in Britain and the Middle East has claimed a new victim in Saudi Arabia, bringing the global toll from the mystery illness to nine.
13 марта 2013
©REUTERS/Susana Vera Downturn threatens Europe's life expectancy gains: WHO Gains in life expectancy across Europe could be reversed if cash-strapped governments cut health budgets.
13 марта 2013
©REUTERS Japan riled by WHO's Fukushima cancer warning Japan on Friday insisted warnings by the WHO of a rise in the risk of cancer for people in Fukushima were overblown, saying the agency was unnecessarily stoking fears.
01 марта 2013
WHO says polio fight critical despite attacks The head of the World Health Organization's polio drive said Friday it was crucial to push on with the fight to eradicate the disease despite a rising death toll among vaccination workers.
01 марта 2013
Cambodia reports sixth bird flu death this year A three-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing the country's toll from the deadly virus to six so far this year.
13 февраля 2013
World's second most polluted city turns to buses On the streets of Ulan Bator a people renowned for their horse riding skills have to contend every day with ever more Hummers, Land Cruisers and Range Rovers.
11 декабря 2012
Photo courtesy of caradvice.com Smoking in cars beats UN pollution threshold Smoking in cars raises levels of dangerous fine-particle pollutants to many times the limit recommended by the world's health agency.
17 октября 2012
©REUTERS/Sergio Moraes Dengue fever: Vaccine trial raises a muted cheer A prototype vaccine for dengue notched up the best success yet against the disease but failed to protect against all its viral strains.
11 сентября 2012
Photo courtesy of asilee.com One million people commit suicide each year: WHO One million people die by their own hand each year, accounting for more deaths than wars and murders put together, the World Health Organisation said Friday, calling for urgent action to address the problem.
08 сентября 2012
A woman holds a packet Winfield cigarettes. ©REUTERS/Daniel Munoz Australia says no plan for total smoking ban Australia said Thursday it has no plans to ban smoking after a key court ruling allowing cigarettes to be sold in plain packets, describing the health battle against tobacco as "one step at a time."
16 августа 2012
WHO finds virus link to Cambodia mystery disease Health experts working to identify an illness that has killed dozens of children in Cambodia found a link to a virus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease.
09 июля 2012
WHO declared Kazakhstan malaria-free The World Health Organization has declared Kazakhstan malaria-free.
29 марта 2012
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev© PHOTO: Don't smoke when I'm near A flash-mob timed to the World No Tobacco Day was held on May 28 in Almaty.
30 мая 2011
Photo courtesy of UNICEF UNICEF provided poliomyelitis vaccine to Kazakhstan Kazakhstan completed immunization of children against poliomyelitis. It was done because of the outbreak in Tajikistan and Russia in 2010.
21 апреля 2011

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