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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.

Study finds kiwifruit is a powerful mood booster

Kiwifruit has proven itself as a powerful mood booster and new research from the University of Otago has shown just how fast its effects can be.

More than one million lives were saved in Europe due to COVID-19 vaccines, says WHO

COVID-19 vaccines saved at least 1.4 million lives in Europe – “irrefutable” proof of the power of these inoculations, the regional head of the World Health Organization ...

WHO reports show cholera cases rising globally

The world enters 2024 with soaring cases of cholera globally, with over 667,000 cases and more than 4,000 deaths last year, UN agencies have reported.

Study shows vaccine lowers risk of COVID-19 in children

Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, reduces the risk of serious acute illness in children and adolescents, a study has revealed.

Indian pharmaceutical firm's COVID vaccine Corbevax gets WHO's emergency use listing

Biological E. Limited (BE), India's Hyderabad-based vaccines and pharmaceutical company, has announced that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has granted an Emergency Use Listing (E ...

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.