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What’s Shakin’ Bacon
Move over cigarettes, alcohol and asbestos. It's not new, but the World Health Organization has come out with the declaration that  bacon, hot dogs, red meat, sausage and processed meats are responsible for those cancer cells. The most recent study suggests that inflammation and cancerous …
WHO Predicts Expansion Of Ebola Cases
Over the next six weeks, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could sicken 20-thousand people.
Researchers with the World Health Organization and London's Imperial College say the virus could infect 20-thousand people by the beginning of November, unless intensive control measures are launched...
Sierra Leone Plans Nationwide Shutdown To Slow Ebola Virus
The Western African nation of Sierra Leone is taking drastic steps to try to slow the spread of the Ebola virus. Starting at midnight tonight, there will be a three-day nationwide shutdown. The nation's six million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house fo…
W.H.O. Says Junk Food Kills
I hate it when pronouncements are made that scare the bejeezus out of everyday folks. But it's my job to not only comment on the content but also share it with you, so you can decide for yourselves. According to the World Health Organization, global obesity and overweight rates have doubled since 19…
WHO Says Ebola Virus May Be More Widespread Than Thought
The World Health Organization is expressing concern that ``an invisible caseload'' of Ebola patients is going undetected by government surveillance measures in West Africa.
In a situation assessment issued today, the WHO notes that treatment centers opened over the past two weeks in Liberia…
Latest News On Ebola Virus
Missionaries who worked with Ebola patients in Liberia are going to be quarantined upon their return to North Carolina. The Charlotte-based Christian group SIM USA said none of the missionaries are showing signs of sickness.; Health officials in Mecklenburg County says this is a public safety measur…
Ethical Issues Over Use Of Experimental Ebola Drugs
The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease. But some health experts fear debate over limited doses will distract from tried-and-true measures to curb the growing…
Ebola Outbreak Termed “Out Of Control”
The head of the World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is out of control.
WHO chief Margaret Chan warned today that the outbreak is moving faster than international efforts to control it.
Chan met today with the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast to t…