Posts Tagged "world health organization"

Unhealthy diets greater threat to health than tobacco, says UN expert

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 in Health & Wellness, Health Optimization, Medical Rewind

Unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to global health than the increasingly regulated sale of tobacco and governments should move fast to tax harmful food products, a United Nations investigator said on Monday. In a statement issued on the opening of the annual summit of the World Health Organization (WHO), Belgian professor Olivier de Schutter called for efforts to launch negotiations on a global pact to tackle the obesity epidemic. “Unhealthy diets are now a greater threat to global health than tobacco. Just as the world came together to regulate the risks of tobacco, a bold framework...

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New Study Estimates 7.4 Million Smoking-Related Deaths Prevented By 2050

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 in Cancer, Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

An estimated 7.4 million smoking-associated deaths will have been averted by 2050 thanks to smoking policies all over the world, according to a study published in the July issue of the World Health Organization’s Bulletin. The study was created to determine the effectiveness of WHO’s anti-smoking measures (which they called MPower) implemented in 41 countries and territories between 2007 and 2010. The MPower measures are: Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies, protect people from tobacco smoke, offer help to quit tobacco use, warn about the dangers of tobacco, enforce bans on tobacco...

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‘Fake’ swine flu pandemic? WHO slams charges

Posted on Feb 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

Some claim H1N1 pandemic scare created for benefit of drug companies By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer updated 9:23 a.m. ET, Mon., Jan. 25, 2010 GENEVA – The World Health Organization on Monday slammed as “irresponsible” critics who claim swine flu is a fake pandemic created for the benefit of drug companies. The U.N. health agency said the outbreak of a new strain of H1N1 influenza in North America last year had all the scientific characteristics of a pandemic, adding the WHO was never improperly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry that has benefited from huge...

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