Category archives for: World News

WHO supports the immunization of 874 000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria

WHO supports the immunization of 874,000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria

Attack on vaccines sets back immunization efforts in eastern Syrian Arab Republic

The World Health Organization has received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that has destroyed the only vaccines cold room in al-Mayadeen district, Deir Ezzor Governorate.

How FDA ‘Triers’ and Food Sampling Have Prevented Tragedy

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By: Suzanne Junod, Ph.D. Suzanne Junod, Ph.D., holding two grain triers. Throughout history, one of the most important tools used by FDA inspectors to protect the food supply is also one of the simplest – a trier – which allows an inspector to collect a representative sample of a product. Triers vary in design, depending […]

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros appoints Cook Islands’ Elizabeth Iro as WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros appoints Cook Islands’ Elizabeth Iro as WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer

Crown Mark Furniture recalls Louis Philip 5 Drawer Chest

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Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the 5 Drawer Chest does not comply with the performance requirements of the ASTM F2057-14 International Standard Safety Specification for Chests, Door Chests, and Dressers. The product can tip-over if not securely anchored to the wall by using the tip-over restraints provided with the product, posing […]

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO

Parts Canada recalls Icon Motorcycle Helmets

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Due to a sewing problem in the chin strap, the faulty stitching may allow the D-rings to separate from the chin strap. In the event of a crash, the wearer of the helmet may not be adequately protected, increasing the risk of personal injury or death.

WHO to establish high-level commission on noncommunicable diseases

WHO Director-General announced today the establishment of a new High-level global Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).

WHO provides 1.2 million antibiotics to fight plague in Madagascar

WHO provides 1.2 million antibiotics to fight plague in Madagascar

Toys"R"Us recalls Bruin Infant Wiggle Ball (AKA Giggle Ball)

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The wiggle ball’s rubber knobs and plastic back can detach from the ball, creating a small part, posing a choking hazard.

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