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China to ring in New Year with UN-backed anti-tobacco campaign

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is helping China – home of some 350 million smokers – celebrate the New Year through a campaign seeking to bring an end to the tradition of giving cigarettes as gifts.

Safety checklist for surgery slashes complications by one-third, finds UN study

A simple list to be checked off during surgery – before anaesthesia, the first incision and the completion of an operation – has been shown to lower the incidence of death and complications by one-third, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), which developed the protocol.