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Cholera outbreak in Haiti “predictable” using new data technology

The Cholera outbreak in Haiti could have been predicted using new technology that harnesses decades of satellite data, according to a scientific prize winner, speaking at UN Headquarters.

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Campaign tackles health impact of air pollution in cities

A new initiative has been launched to raise awareness about the health impacts of air pollution which the World Health Organization (WHO) calls “an invisible kil

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People are happiest at the “ends of their lives” anti-ageism author says

People are happiest at the beginning and ends of their lives and older people enjoy better mental health than the young and middle-aged.

That’s what a best-selling American author and blogger on ageism- the discrimination or prejudice against older people- discovered.

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World Mental Health Day highlights psychological first aid in crises

Approximately one in 10 people worldwide suffered from a mental disorder over the past year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.

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Medical supplies reach Al Qamishli Kurdish area in northern Syria

More than 11 tonnes of medical supplies have been airlifted to Al-Qamishli in northern Syria for the first time since last December, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization has said.

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A bad attitude about ageing not good for health: WHO

Negative attitudes about ageing can reduce an older person’s lifespan by more than seven years, according to research cited by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Countries to “beat back” threat of heart disease

A new initiative called “Global Hearts” has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) to beat back the threat of heart disease.

Heart attacks and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death.

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Hajj pilgrims at risk from heat exhaustion and respiratory diseases

Pilgrims who travel to Saudi Arabia for the annual Muslim Hajj celebrations are facing the heightened risk of heat exhaustion and respiratory diseases, according to the World Health Organization (WH

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People in need of food in north-east Nigeria doubles to 4.5m

The number of people in need of urgent food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria has doubled to 4.5 million according to the UN World Food Programme or

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Push to eliminate viral hepatitis in Africa by 2030

Efforts are being made by African countries to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

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