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policies to curb short-lived climate pollutants could yield major health benefit




a commitment to reducing global emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (slcps) such as methane and black carbon could slow global warming while boosting public health and agricultural yields, aligning the paris climate agreement with global sustainable development goals, a new analysis by an in...



hiv co-infection influences natural selection on m. tuberculosis




tuberculosis (tb) remains a major global health problem, with 10 million cases and 2 million deaths per year, according to the world health organization. the only available vaccine is effective in children but its effect wanes in older children and adults.



should we commit to eradicate malaria worldwide?




for bruno moonen, deputy director for malaria at the global health program, eradication is the only equitable and sustainable solution.he points out that the world has already committed to malaria eradication, albeit without a target date -- and that malaria endemic regions "are setting ambitious el...



presstv-wto predicts global trade recovery in 2017




the world trade organization said wednesday it expected global trade to rebound slightly in 2017 but warned that deep political and economic uncertainties risked hampering the recovery.the organization forecast that global trade would expand by 2.4 percent in 2017, up from just 1.3 percent last year...



antibiotic resistance: how to save the world from superbugs




superbugs, or bacteria that have grown immune to the drugs used to treat them, are rapidly becoming a global public health crisis. in the united states alone, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die every year from tho...



dr david nabarro: why who should prioritize mental health




what comes to mind when you think of the big challenges to global health? catastrophic infectious outbreaks like ebola in west africa during 2014 and 2015? or perhaps you focus on long-term threats, like the sickness caused by polluted air in mega-cities like beijing and new delhi, the growing world...



women less likely to have their heart health checked




a new report has highlighted a gender divide in the screening of patients for cardiovascular disease - australia's number one killer.research from the george institute for global health and the university of sydney found men were significantly more likely to have their heart disease risk factors mea...



climate-driven species on the move affect humans




as their environments change, valuable natural resources such as norway spruce (picea abies) will make way for less valuable warm climate species. credit: mostphotosa comprehensive international study published today in science describes how humans are affected when climate changes cause species to ...



climate change causes anxiety, depression, report says




climate change doesn't just affect people's physical health by exacerbating problems like asthma — it can also cause mental health issues like anxiety and depression, according to a new report.researchers behind the report from the american psychological association and ecoamerica say the mental h...



early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes




the age at which girls start menstruating could flag a later risk of diabetes during pregnancy, according to a university of queensland study uq school of public health researchers analysed data from more than 4700 women from the australian longitudinal study on women's health and found a higher num...



brace yourself for deadly heat waves even if global warming is halted




global megacities like kolkata could face annual deadly heat waves like the one that claimed over 2,000 lives in india in 2015, even if global warming is halted at the levels struck under the paris deal, scientists have warned.nations supporting the 2015 paris agreement have pledged to limit global ...



indian cities may face deadly heatwaves due to global warming




global megacities like kolkata could face annual deadly heat waves like the one that claimed over 2,000 lives in india in 2015, even if global warming is halted at the levels struck under the paris deal, scientists have warned.nations supporting the 2015 paris agreement have pledged to limit global ...



presstv-debate: threats of global terrorism




debate: threats of global terrorism in this episode of the debate, press tv has conducted an interview with paul street, an author and political commentator based in iowa city, and lawrence j. korb, a us foreign policy and national security analyst from washington, to discuss the growing threats of ...



diet and global climate change




you are what you eat, as the saying goes, and while good dietary choices boost your own health, they also could improve the health care system and even benefit the planet. healthier people mean not only less disease but also reduced greenhouse gas emissions from health care.as it turns out, some rel...



oil drops, recovers and global markets advance




crude oil bounced back from its lowest level since november, while global stocks powered to fresh record highs.



rising health benefit costs still outpace overall inflation




the pace of the rising cost that insurers charge for employee health benefits in the u.s., having slowed a bit last year, looks to be leveling off at about 7.5 percent for 2017.that figure does not take into account benefit plan design changes that are helping keep down the cost increases that emplo...



rising health benefit costs still outpace overall inflation




the pace of the rising cost that insurers charge for employee health benefits in the u.s., having slowed a bit last year, looks to be leveling off at about 7.5 percent for 2017.that figure does not take into account benefit plan design changes that are helping keep down the cost increases that emplo...



nutrition report calls for greater cooperation and coordination in promotion of




new york, april 6, 2017 - a special issue of annals published by the new york academy of sciences, stresses how increased pulse consumption could address nutrition issues related to the health of the overall human population, as well as the planet.pulses are members of the legume family and include ...



australian organisations unaffected by global cyber attack: federal government




a fast-growing global cyber attack that has struck computers across europe and asia has not affected any australian organisation, the federal government says. however, a us cyber security firm has named australia as one of the many countries affected. trump issues secret tapes threat to comeyvideo...



more winter-time haze in beijing with global warming




global warming has boosted the frequency and severity of deadly air pollution peaks in northern china, scientists said monday.



the changing of the global economic guard




china has profited immensely from the open global trading system. but whether it remains open depends on the actions of the west’s increasingly reactive democracies.



presstv-global depression ballooned in past decade: who




cases of depression have ballooned almost 20 percent in a decade, making the debilitating disorder linked to suicide the leading cause of disability worldwide, the world health organization says.by 2015, the number of people globally living with depression, according to a revised definition, had rea...



vigilance against zika virus should ‘remain high,’ un health agency says in new




10 march 2017 – although a decline in cases of zika virus infection has been reported in some countries, there is still a need for heightened vigilance, the world health organization (who) reported today, issuing fresh guidance on the virus that has been linked to birth defects and neurological co...



can australia help the u.s. handle north korea?




jump to navigationsharetweetemailsaveembed 05/04/17 former australian prime minister kevin rudd joins greta van susteren to discuss the global threat posed by north korea. descriptionlimit"> ...moreduration: {{video.duration.momentjs}}up next in: world news on msnbcchannelstop storiesfrom nbc news a...



hospitals are among best workplaces for women: dr dharminder nagar




as we celebrate yet another international women’s day, we are bound to revisit many issues and subjects that are pertinent to women. participation in the global workforce, workplace equality, safety and growth opportunity in careers are just a few of them. as they break ceiling after ceiling, wome...