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Carl Fjeld, a Minnesota State University Moorhead senior from Twin Valley, has been selected to be an intern with the World Health Organization at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, May 16 throu... Posted on 3/10/11 at 6:22 PM
The World Health Organization released the list to highlight the need to reduce outdoor air pollution, which is estimated to cause 1.34 million premature deaths each year. The global body said investments to lower pollution levels quickly pay off due to lower disease rates and, therefore, lower healthcare costs.
News last week that an arm of the World Health Organization said cellphones might raise the risk of brain cancer has been greeted by Americans mostly with a shrug of the shoulder — one that's pinning a cellphone to the ear.
The World Health Organization said today it is investigating samples of variant swine flu linked to two deaths and one severe case in Norway, but that so far the significance of the mutation is unclear. Norway’s Institute of Public Health announced Friday that the mutation “could possibly...cause more severe disease” because it infects tissue deeper in the airway than usual.
Countries can choose from stronger measures like school closures that may slow the spread of swine flu in the beginning, but the disease will continue to spread anyway, a World Health Organization spokesman said today.
A small study conducted by federal scientists shows Novavax Inc.'s experimental vaccine against swine flu, produced in just weeks versus several months for standard methods, is effective in animals, the company said this morning.
WHO: Pregnant women at 'increased risk,' with risks including spontaneous abortion, death Swine flu has been hitting pregnant women unusually hard, so they are likely to be among the first group advised to get a new swine flu shot this fall.
The complaints – deemed the first serious opposition to a wind farm in North Dakota by one Public Service commissioner – come as the members prepare for a formal rule-making process to set the minimum distance between wind turbines and dwellings.
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