All posts tagged WHO

  • Current Affairs
    Body clock linked to how drugs work, study finds

    A team of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have provided important clues about how the role of timing may influence the way drugs work in the body. By monitoring the function of cells in 12 tissues in mice, they found vast shifts in activity throughout the day and used these to...

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    Nigeria is free of Ebola, declares WHO

    Nigeria is now officially free of the Ebola virus, according to a decl...

  • Current Affairs
    Guinea shuts borders with Liberia and Sierra Leona over Ebola

    Guinea has closed its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leona to control the outbreak of Ebola virus that has taken a toll of nearly 1,000 people in the three countries. Addressing a news conference Guinea’s health minister Rémy Lamah said: “We have provisionally closed the frontier between Guinea and Sierra Leone and...

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    Experts warn WHO not to “control and suppress” e-cigarettes

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been warned by scientists to “resist the urge to control and suppress e-cigarettes”, arguing that these safer nicotine products could be part of the solution to reduce non-communicable diseases. A group of 53 leading experts from 15 countries have urged the WHO to reconsider its stance...