For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease.
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As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said.
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As implementation of domestic tobacco control laws and global tobacco treaty advance, the tobacco industry is facing the heat. The industry has sued governments when they attempt to implement life-saving tobacco controls
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The World Health Assembly approved the WHO's new post-2015 global TB strategy and targets for tuberculosis, which aims to achieve the targets for 2035- 95% decline in TB deaths and 90% decline in TB incidence rate.
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The WHO has confirmed that two people traveled from Guiena by public transportation to Kayes, a city in western Mali on the Senegal River.
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Every week we hear updates on the number of infected and dead caused by Ebola but individual numbers aren't the whole story. The WHO projects millions of cases in Africa by next year!
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A new Ebola case in the U.S. is reportedly linked to a Doctors Without Border medic who self-reported very early symptoms and was immediately placed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.
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At global tobacco treaty negotiations in Russia, Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO is worried big tobacco is openly going after children.
04:19 Oct 19, 2014
Tobacco industry allies tried to persuade government delegations before the global tobacco treaty negotiations began in Moscow, but governments who ratified the treaty voted for public health.
22:01 Oct 18, 2014
With the news today that both Dallas nurses are being transferred to another hospital for treatment, it becomes important to learn about bio-safety levels.
09:42 Oct 16, 2014
She reported that Cuba for one has already sent 165 health professionals to the region and plans to send nearly 300 more.
05:36 Oct 16, 2014
They arrive from over 115 third world countries where tuberculosis kills 2.1 million people annually, and from countries where leprosy thrives.
05:27 Oct 16, 2014
29-year-old Amber Vinson flew on a commercial airline within a few hours of when she self-diagnosed as possible Ebola patient. But it isn't even clear if her hospital informed her of the guidelines.
11:49 Oct 15, 2014
The CDC and Frontier Airlines are notifying passengers who shared a flight with the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola the very next day. Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on Oct. 13 landing at 8:16 (local time) has
11:09 Oct 15, 2014
Indoor air quality concerns more than just fumes and smoke in the house. Dampness and mould pose health risks, especially for people living with asthma.
03:59 Oct 13, 2014
Despite the fact that a health care worker who treated the Ebola patient who recently died had full protective gear they have been diagnosed with Ebola. How could they catch it, is it easier to catch than first thought?
13:23 Oct 12, 2014
Researchers have demonstrated that childhood obesity prevention programmes have a positive health impact on body mass index (BMI - a measure of body fat based upon height and weight). So policies and practices should take this evidence into consider
08:17 Oct 11, 2014
A WHO Conference brought together top experts from around the world to discuss the progress in developing Ebola treatments. Two promising vaccines are being tested.
12:24 Oct 7, 2014
But what astounded Alina Saba, a young indigenous woman participant from Limbu tribe of Nepal, was: 'When I arrived in NYC, I was struck by the level of inequality that exists in this world. of Ne
20:18 Oct 3, 2014
The conflict of interest between pharmaceutical companies/medical manufacturers, and public health is seldom made evident.
12:30 Oct 2, 2014