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Covid-19 significantly disrupted the ophthalmology devices market in 2020

March 26, 2021

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

When the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Covid-19 as a worldwide pandemic in March 2020, routine healthcare appointments were avoided to prevent patients from contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Ophthalmology services were particularly impacted since many procedures are elective and most […]


Regulatory

WHO says children do play a role in coronavirus spread, but schools are not a ‘main contributor’

August 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization warned on Thursday that an increasing body of evidence suggests children do play a role in the spread of Covid-19, but classrooms are not thought to be a “main contributor” to the pandemic. It comes as […]


Regulatory

Germany, Spain record highest daily coronavirus infection rate since April as cases surge across Europe

August 20, 2020

Via: CNBC

Germany and Spain have both recorded their highest respective daily coronavirus infection rate since April, with other countries in the region also reporting a sharp rise in new cases. Several European countries have imposed travel restrictions, social-distancing measures and mask-wearing […]


Innovation, Research

The Coronavirus Originated in Bats and Can Infect Cats, WHO Scientist Says

May 8, 2020

Via: Time Health

A World Health Organization scientist said Covid-19 comes from bats and can infect cats and ferrets, but more research is needed into the suspected animal link to the disease. The novel coronavirus comes from a group of viruses that originate […]


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A coronavirus vaccine cannot be reasonably expected until the end of 2021, professor says

May 4, 2020

Via: CNBC

A vaccine for Covid-19 will not be ready until the end of next year, according to Dale Fisher, chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. That timeline would be a “very reasonable” expectation because […]


Regulatory

WHO defends its initial coronavirus response: ‘The world had enough time to intervene’

May 1, 2020

Via: CNBC

The World Health Organization defended Friday its initial response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying it gave world leaders enough time to intervene early in the outbreak. The agency declared Covid-19 a global health emergency on Jan. 30 when there were […]


Innovation, Research

Coronavirus ‘likely’ to have come from animals — not a lab, WHO says

April 21, 2020

Via: CNBC

Evidence suggests the coronavirus originated in bats in China in late 2019 and was not manipulated or made in a laboratory, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. The comment from the United Nation’s health agency comes after President Donald […]


Regulatory

WHO Head Says He Regrets Trump’s Decision to Halt U.S. Funding

April 15, 2020

Via: Time Health

The head of the World Health Organization says it regrets the U.S. decision to halt funding. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the U.S. has been “a longstanding and generous friend to WHO and we hope it will continue to be so.” […]


News

Millennials Aren’t Taking Coronavirus Seriously, a Top WHO Official Warns

March 20, 2020

Via: Time Health

One of the World Health Organization’s top officials in charge of fighting the coronavirus pandemic has a stark warning for millennials and other young people about the threat of COVID-19 amid reports that some are shrugging off pleas from health […]


Regulatory

Italy closes bars, restaurants and most shops as coronavirus death toll jumps 30%

March 12, 2020

Via: CNBC

Italy has tightened its nationwide lockdown further in response to the rising death toll from coronavirus, ordering all non-essential shops and services to close. Announcing the measures Wednesday evening, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said supermarkets and pharmacies will be […]


Regulatory

The WHO Estimated COVID-19 Mortality at 3.4%. That Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

March 9, 2020

Via: Time Health

Nobody had ever seen the coronavirus that causes the disease known as COVID-19 before the current outbreak began in China in December 2019. So for context, it is often compared to a symptomatically similar disease we know well: the seasonal […]


Regulatory

WHO urges increased production of personal protective equipment

March 4, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged manufacturers to urgently increase the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) worldwide as more countries are getting affected by Covid-19. The scarcity of PPE such as gloves, medical masks, respirators, goggles, and face […]


Regulatory

North Korea reportedly quarantines 380 foreigners in bid to prevent coronavirus outbreak

February 24, 2020

Via: CNBC

North Korea has reportedly quarantined 380 foreigners as part of efforts to prevent the coronavirus outbreak. The majority of those quarantined are thought to be diplomats stationed in the capital city of Pyongyang, Yonhap news agency reported Monday, citing state […]


Regulatory

Watch: World Health Organization holds press conference on coronavirus outbreak

February 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

World Health Organization officials are holding a press conference Friday to update the public on the new coronavirus outbreak. As of Friday, more than 31,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in over two dozen countries, resulting in at least […]


News

No, garlic won’t protect you from coronavirus: WHO pushes back on rampant misinformation

February 4, 2020

Via: CNBC healthcare

Some of the World Health Organization’s recent Twitter posts may seem like obvious statements, but amid rapidly spreading misinformation about the new coronavirus, thousands if not millions of people are being exposed to false health warnings and quack treatment methods. […]


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‘The worst has yet to come,’ analyst says of China coronavirus outbreak

January 23, 2020

Via: CNBC

The severity of the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in China that’s claimed more than a dozen lives is still unknown, and the extent of its spread will only be clearer after the Lunar New Year holidays, said David Roche of […]


Editorial

How brain training and enhanced resilience may reduce anxiety

August 20, 2019

Via: Natalie Dunn

We live in a society that collectively suffers from anxiety. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in 13 individuals suffers from anxiety, with one in four adults experiencing a phase of anxiety during their lifetime. Anxiety is one […]


Innovation, Research

Can blocking a single protein tackle depression, obesity, and pain?

April 2, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Almost 40 percent of adults in the United States were living with obesity in 2015–2016. Worldwide, nearly 40 percent of adults are overweight, and 13 percent of them have obesity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the […]


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Cancer to kill nearly 10 million this year says WHO report

September 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

According to a report released by the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency this week, 9.6 million people would lose their lives to cancer this year. This translates as one in eight of all deaths and one in eleven of […]


Editorial

Is Healthcare the Most Important Problem Facing US Today?

June 29, 2018

Via: Kelly Redmond

Americans say the most important problem facing US today is healthcare, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The survey analyzed data from January 2018 to June 2018 and showed an increase in public concern regarding the issue. High costs of health […]