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Report: WHO Warns Of Drug-Resistant Threat  

The World Health Organization reports that drug-resistant bacteria have become a global problem.

05/01/2014

Drowning replaces traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths for boys age 1-4; second leading cause for girls in that age group. (Getty Images)

Study: Drowning A Leading Cause Of Accidental Deaths For Young Children

Drowning replaces traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths for boys age 1-4; second leading cause for girls in that age group.

04/15/2014

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

WHO: Pollution Kills 7 Million People Every Year

Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.

03/25/2014

The World Health Organization's cancer agency warns there will be 22 million new cases of cancer every year within the next two decades.  PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: 22 Million New Cancer Cases To Develop Each Year

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency warns there will be 22 million new cases of cancer every year within the next two decades.

02/03/2014

Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: Living By Green Spaces Improves Long-Term Mental Health

Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area.

01/07/2014

File photo of a mosquito. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CDC Issues Travel Health Advisory For St. Martin

U.S. health officials have issued a travel advisory for the Caribbean island of St. Martin because of a mosquito-borne disease.

12/18/2013

File photo of a pregnant woman holding her stomach. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Mechanic Invents Tool To Aid In Vaginal Delivery

An Argentine mechanic was inspired by a wine bottle trick to invent a cheap medical device that could reduce complications in women during labor delivery.

11/17/2013

If you're 65 and living in Hawaii, here's some good news: Odds are you'll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you'll likely be in pretty good health. (Photo by Theo Heimann/Getty Images)

CDC: Retirement Shorter, Sicker In Southern States

If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good health.

07/19/2013

Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization says in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WHO: HIV Treatment Must Begin At Diagnosis To Stop Spread

Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization says in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults.

07/01/2013

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan looks on during a meeting on the SARS-like virus coronavirus (nCoV) situation on May 23, 2013 at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. (credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

WHO: New MERS Virus ‘Threat To The Entire World’

The World Health Organization warns that the deadly SARS-like virus first seen in the Middle East is a global threat.

05/29/2013

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