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WHO Urges Preventative ARVs for Those at High Risk for HIV

WHO Urges Preventative ARVs for Those at High Risk for HIV

  Geneva, Switzerland – People who regularly face a “substantial” risk of HIV infection should take preventative anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment, the World Health Organization said in new guidelines released.  Prophylactic, or ...

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Smoking, Alcohol, Obesity Tar Europe’s Bill of Health: WHO

Smoking, Alcohol, Obesity Tar Europe’s Bill of Health: WHO

  London, United Kingdom – “Alarming” rates of smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity in Europe could set back progress in reducing premature mortality, the World Health Organisation said in a report ...

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WHO Urges European Action on Migrant Health

WHO Urges European Action on Migrant Health

  Vilnius, Lithuania – The World Health Organization on Monday called for international action to respond to the public health challenges resulting from Europe’s worst migrant crisis in decades, and urged ...

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Polio Case Detected in Mali, Country on ‘High Alert’: WHO

Polio Case Detected in Mali, Country on ‘High Alert’: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland – Mali is on high alert after a baby was found to have the highly contagious, crippling polio virus, the World Health Organization said Monday, blaming low vaccination ...

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Measles Outbreak Kills More than 300 in DR Congo: UN

Measles Outbreak Kills More than 300 in DR Congo: UN

  Kinshasa, DR Congo – A major outbreak of measles has killed almost 320 people and infected more than 20,000 in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United ...

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Africa Celebrates One Year Without Polio: UN

Africa Celebrates One Year Without Polio: UN

  Mogadishu, Somalia – Africa has marked one year since the last case of recorded polio, with the United Nations celebrating a key step towards eradicating the disease. The last recorded ...

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Tips to Protect Yourself From MERS- A Deadly Virus

Tips to Protect Yourself From MERS- A Deadly Virus

  DUBAI, UAE – Are you avoiding people in your surroundings with that hacking cough, cold, or flu? Do you draw your hand back from every doorknob? From a few sniffles to ...

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