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PAHO/WHO urges countries to raise tobacco taxes to save lives

Breaking the habit of smoking

(PAHO/WHO) On World No Tobacco Day (31 May), the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and to prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 14:48
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Five-fold increase in dengue cases in the Americas over the past decade

Lab technician

The number of dengue cases in the Americas increased five-fold between 2003 and 2013, according to data presented this week at a high-level regional meeting on dengue hosted by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 14:30
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Agencies, experts to be honored for tobacco control contributions

tobacco

The ministries of health of Panama and Costa Rica and four tobacco control experts from Canada and the United States will be honored with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) 2014 World No Tobacco Day awards at a special June 2 event where U.S. Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak will also speak.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:22
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New “90-90-90” targets for controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean

Antiretroviral treatment (ART)

In a new move to jointly address the HIV epidemic and improve the lives of people living with the virus, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and partner organizations have established new targets for expanding diagnosis and antiretroviral treatment (ART) and reducing patients’ viral loads by the year 2020.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:40
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PAHO/WHO says more attention to adolescents’ health would prevent deaths and improve health throughout their lives

Adolescents of the Americas

A new report from the World Health Organization, Health for the World’s Adolescents, shows that interpersonal violence, traffic injuries and suicide are the three leading causes of death among youths ages 10-19 in the Americas. Depression is one of the three top causes of illness and disability among youths in the hemisphere.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:10
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