Here are three things that we have learned from WHO's announcement on the first results from its coronavirus origin investigation
Experts advise “avoid crowded places, close-contact settings and confined and enclosed spaces with poor ventilation".
Poll revealed antivaxxers, global warming and concerns about antibiotic resistance were Britons’ main health concerns.
The 10 worst countries within the EU for a child to be born in have been revealed, in a stark new report.No country in the world offers a child the chance of both a healthy upbringing and a good environment for their future, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation, Unicef and medical journal The Lancet.The report, which compares factors including health, education and nutrition in a global index of 180 countries, says no single country is adequately protecting children's health or environment.Read more: Rain sees river in flood-ravaged town reach highest level in 200 yearsTitled A Future For The World's Children?, the report says excessive carbon emissions, particularly from wealthier countries, threaten the future of all children.The index shows that youngsters in Norway, the Republic of Korea and the Netherlands have the best chance at survival and wellbeing, while the UK ranks 10th.Children in Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia, Niger and Mali face the worst odds.Read more: Four Britons on board cruise ship in Japan test positive for coronavirusThe report also highlights the threat to children from "harmful" marketing, saying evidence suggests that children in some countries see as many as 30,000 adverts on television in a single year.Its authors said an increase in childhood obesity, which they link to marketing of junk food and sugary beverages, has "dire individual and societal costs”.Read more: XR activists dig up lawn outside Trinity CollegeTo protect youngsters worldwide, the report calls for a new global movement driven by and for children.Its recommendations include stopping CO2 emissions with urgency, incorporating children's voices into policy decisions and tightening regulations of "harmful" commercial marketing.Here are the worst countries inside the EU to be ranked on the list.
The number of cases of the highly infectious disease during 2018 have already outstripped any year since 2010.
Life expectancy in humans is expected to break the 90-years-old barrier for the first time in 2030. New research has found that humans are living longer due to changing lifestyles and advances in medical science. The study, led by Imperial College London in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, found that South Koreans could have the highest life expectancy in the world come 2030.
Scientists are being forced to re-think their strategy on battling malaria after a drug used to treat the disease in the UK failed for the first time. Four patients who presented with signs of the tropical disease, which is spread by mosquitoes, had to seek alternative treatment after the drug commonly used to tackle malaria did not work. Research by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) said the treatment failure was due to strains of the disease showing reduced susceptibility and a “potential first sign of drug resistance” to artemether-lumefantrine (AL).