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US: One in five Americans has hearing loss – study

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 15,2011

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) — Nearly a fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins University researchers and published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Read more…

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UN General Assembly opens high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases

Monday, September 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 19,2011

 UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) — The UN General Assembly, the principal UN body which represents all 193 member states, on Monday opened an Read more…

JAPAN: Fukushima plant based on poor safety assesment – UN

Thursday, September 15, 2011 Comments off

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Somalia:WHO launches vaccination campaign against Measles in Somalia

Saturday, August 20, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 20,2011

GENEVA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) — The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) started an emergency vaccination campaign in all accessible areas of South and Central Somalia, WTO spokesperson Tarek Jasarevic said here on Friday. Read more…

Somalia:WHO decries increasing cholera cases in southern Somalia

Friday, August 19, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 19,2011
By Peter Mutai
NAIROBI, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday decried increased number of confirmed cholera cases in the Somalian capital Mogadishu, and growing reports of acute watery Read more…

Somalia:WHO says 18 cholera cases confirmed in Somalia

Friday, August 12, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 12,2011
GENEVA, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) — 18 people seeking treatment at hospitals in Somalia had been confirmed cholera positive through laboratory tests, the Geneva based World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Read more…

WHO launches online nutrition guidance

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  August 11,2011

GENEVA, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) — In a bid to prevent millions of deaths and suffering every year from malnutrition, the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) launched an online initiative on Wednesday. Read more…

Expanded midwifery services could save millions of lives – UN

Monday, June 20, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 20,2011

20 June 2011 –Up to 3.6 million deaths could be avoided each year in 58 developing countries if midwifery services are upgraded, according to a report released today by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners. Read more…

WHO panel warns cellphones may cause cancer

Thursday, June 2, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June  2,2011

Cancer experts at the World Health Organization have for the first time found evidence that the heavy use of mobile phones may increase the risk of developing brain tumors. Read more…