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Agencies, experts to be honored for tobacco control contributions


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

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

Global WHO report highlights negative health impacts of alcohol

Global status report on Alochol and health 2014

Worldwide, 3.3 million people died in 2012 due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. Alcohol consumption not only can lead to dependence but also increases people's risk of developing more than 200 diseases, including liver cirrhosis and some cancers.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 15:27

Primary screening with HPV test could save lives, prevent cervical cancer


High-level experts and public health advocates are meeting at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) this week to identify ways of making testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection more widely available as a primary screening method for cervical cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 14:16

Air quality is deteriorating in many of the world’s cities

Pollutted air

Air quality in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor (ambient) air pollution fails to meet World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for safe levels, putting people at additional risk of respiratory disease and other health problems.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014 10:58
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