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Reducing risk factors can prevent one-third of cancer cases: WHO

About one-third of cancer cases can be prevented by limiting tobacco use, lowering alcohol consumption and doing more exercise.

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Microcephaly the big threat, not Zika virus itself, WHO emphasizes

The medical condition which causes birth abnormalities in babies that’s being linked to the Zika virus is the main threat to health, the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasized on Wednesday.

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UN Gender Focus: zika virus, climate change and indigenous languages

Zika virus now in at least 18 countries in Latin America and Caribbean

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Zika virus spreads to 18 countries

A virus that could result in devastating birth defects has now spread to at least 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a branch of the World Health Organization.

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End of “devastating” outbreak of Ebola disease

The deadly Ebola epidemic is over in Liberia, bringing an end to what’s been described as a “devastating and difficult” outbreak.

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Five polio-free years in South-East Asia Region, announces UN health agency

The United Nations health agency today announced that the South-East Asia Region has completed five years without any case of wild poliovirus, a highly infectious disease that invades the nervous system and for which there is still no cure.

Without access to Yemeni city, “death toll will increase”

Unless humanitarian access is granted, the “death toll will increase” in the city of Taizz in Yemen.

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