World Health Organization

WHO: 1 Billion Children Affected By Abuse Every Year

(CNN) - A new report from the World Health Organization suggests about half the world's children suffer some kind of abuse each year. The study defines abuse as "physical, sexual or psychological violence.” To produce the report, the WHO,…

WHO Says Pandemic Accelerating In Africa

(CNN) - The number of coronavirus cases in Africa has doubled in 19-days and that rise has the World Health Organization concerned. The director of WHO Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, says the pandemic is accelerating on the continent with hotspots…

WHO Says Tobacco Industry Taking Advantage Of Pandemic

(CNN) - The World Health Organization has called on tobacco and nicotine industries across the world to stop taking advantage of the global pandemic. And marketing directly to children and teens. During a briefing on Thursday, Ruediger Krech, director…

WHO Pauses Studying Hydroxychloroquine

(CNN) - The World Health Organization is hitting 'pause' on studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential COVID-19 treatment. And it is doing so because of safety concerns. The decision was made after an observational study was published in the medical…

WHO Encourages Playing Video Games

(CNN) The World Health Organization is encouraging people to play video games amid the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. ambassador to WHO tweeted his support, asking people to help continue social distancing efforts by picking up a game and helping…

Report: Pandemic Could Kill Up To 80 Million Globally

San Diego, CA (KSWB) - The world is at a heightened risk for a deadly global pandemic that could kill up to 80 million people. That's according to a new report published on Wednesday by the World Health Organization.…

Don't Eat All Your Veggies! Study Suggests Shortage

(CNN) - It may be a good thing not everyone is eating enough fruits and vegetables. According a study in the lancet planetary health, if we did we could be facing a global shortage. The World Health Organization recommends…

WHO: Burnout Is An Official Medical Diagnosis

(CNN) - Is work stressing you out? You may have an actual medical condition. The World Health Organization now recognizes "burnout" in its guide as a legitimate medical diagnosis. The international classification of diseases handbook places it in the…

World's First Malaria Vaccine Goes To African Children

(CNN) - A new vaccine being tested right now in Africa could save millions of lives around the world. The World Health Organization announced Tuesday children in three African countries will receive the world's first malaria vaccine. According to…