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#WHO convening experts on drugs and vaccines to set Coronavirus research agenda

#WHO convening experts on drugs and vaccines to set Coronavirus research agenda

| February 7, 2020

Hundreds of experts will meet in Geneva next Tuesday and Wednesday (11-12 February) to set research and development priorities for coronavirus drugs, diagnostics and vaccines to combat the outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (5 February), writes Stephanie Nebehay. “There are no proven effective therapeutics for novel coronavirus,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive […]

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New diesels’ #ParticleEmissions spike to 1,000 times normal levels in tests 

New diesels’ #ParticleEmissions spike to 1,000 times normal levels in tests 

| January 13, 2020

New diesel cars’ pollution is peaking at more than 1,000 times their normal levels, tests of two top-selling vehicles show. The dangerous spikes in particles can instantly stress the heart and are a result of the cars cleaning their filters, which may occur in urban areas, last for up to 15km, and are effectively ignored by […]

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#WHO launches new report on global #Tobacco use trends

#WHO launches new report on global #Tobacco use trends

| December 19, 2019

For the first time, the World Health Organization projects that the number of males using tobacco is on the decline, indicating a powerful shift in the global tobacco epidemic. The findings, published today (19 December) in a new WHO report, demonstrate how government-led action can protect communities from tobacco, save lives and prevent people suffering […]

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After years of cherry-picking, can #IARC turn over a new leaf?

After years of cherry-picking, can #IARC turn over a new leaf?

| May 22, 2018

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a semi-autonomous unit of the World Health Organisation (WHO), elected Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass last week as the agency’s incoming director. Weiderpass is scheduled to take over from current director Dr. Christopher Wild in January 2019. IARC, which is dedicated to coordinating research into the causes of human […]

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Can Macron get France to finally quit #smoking ?

Can Macron get France to finally quit #smoking ?

| April 14, 2018

Emmanuel Macron is gearing up to mark the first anniversary of his election as Elysee-watchers ask whether – or when – nationwide rail strikes will start testing his resolve for reform. For the young leader’s liberal agenda, it’s imperative the showdown over the railways not sap too much political capital or momentum. After all, the […]

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#Taiwan: An important partner in global health security calls for support for its participation in the World Health Organization and the 2018 World Health Assembly

#Taiwan: An important partner in global health security calls for support for its participation in the World Health Organization and the 2018 World Health Assembly

| April 9, 2018

The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition. —Constitution of the World Health Organization As we embark on this great collective journey [toward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development], we pledge that no […]

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Battling over #glyphosate in Brussels

Battling over #glyphosate in Brussels

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The long-running saga around glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular weed killers like RoundUp, will likely continue to roil Brussels through the German elections in September. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis has demanded a qualified majority vote on whether to extend the licence for the chemical, despite the fact that all of […]

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