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Over 400 million people globally need hearing aids, a study by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals, but only 20 per cent get them due to lack of financial and human resources, as well as stigma. more
One in eight people on Earth is living with obesity, warns WHO

At least one in eight people on Earth are living with obesity, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday (March 1, 2024), citing a newly released global medical study.

WHO says five nations awarded for their efforts towards eliminating mass-produced trans fats in food

Five countries have been awarded for their efforts towards eliminating mass-produced trans fats in food, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday.

Tobacco consumption witnessing global decline, says WHO

The number of people using tobacco continues to decline despite industry attempts to jeopardize progress towards stamping out cigarettes and other such products, the World Health Organiza ...

Malaria: WHO declares Cabo Verde free of deadly disease

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday declared Cabo Verde free of malaria, hailing it as the latest success in the global fight against the disease.

WHO alerts COVID-19 risk still remains high

The public health risk from COVID-19 remains high, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday.

World Health Organization officially names noma as a neglected tropical disease

In a pivotal move towards addressing one of the world’s most underrecognized health challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) (December 15, 2023) announced the inclusion of no ...

WHO warns children aged 13 to 15 worldwide are using e-cigarettes at rates higher than adults

E-cigarettes, which pose serious health risks, are being “aggressively marketed” to young people and in large parts of the world there are no rules in place to protect childre ...

WHO alerts low back pain cases are expected to rise to an estimated 843 million by 2050,releases first-ever guidelines on managing it

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday released its first-ever guidelines on managing chronic low back pain - the leading cause of disability worldwide, that effects an astoni ...

Child deaths from wasting are predictable and preventable: WHO chie

Worldwide, 45 million children under five are wasted, meaning they are dangerously thin for their height, and roughly one million die each year from the condition, the Director-General of ...