Aug 12th, 2012
In the public mind, sub-Saharan Africa is a region plagued by war, famine and disease. Now it faces a new threat — obesity. It is not a problem widely associated with a continent where millions live on less than a dollar a day. But growing rates of obesity are posing a significant risk to the [&helli...
Feb 11th, 2012
By Alex Duval Smith in Porto Novo – Guardian Last year Benin announced free treatment for malaria, and has now followed up by cracking down on fake drugs and recruiting an army of outreach health workers In the markets of west Africa, malaria drugs are on sale as openly as oranges and bananas. ...
Feb 3rd, 2012
The World Health Organization is defending its numbers on global malaria deaths and disputes a new study claiming that nearly twice as many people die of malaria than previously believed. The study, which appears in the British health journal, The Lancet, reports that more than 1.2 million people die...
Jan 19th, 2012
A rising proportion of abortions worldwide are putting women’s health at risk, researchers say. The World Health Organization study suggests global abortion rates are steady, at 28 per 1,000 women a year. However, the proportion of the total carried out without trained clinical help rose from 4...
Dec 22nd, 2010
TORONTO – A comparison of cancer survival rates in six developed countries puts Canada in the top three alongside Australia and Sweden, and ahead of Norway, Denmark and the U.K. The study, initiated in the United Kingdom and published online Tuesday in The Lancet, examined survival rates for br...