- WHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues Updated: Aug-01-15 12:43 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests.
- UN Ebola mission winds down, WHO takes reins in West Africa Updated: Jul-31-15 12:17 pm
- Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa Updated: Jul-31-15 11:44 am
LONDON - An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.
- EU regulator recommends 1st license for malaria vaccine Updated: Jul-24-15 10:25 am
LONDON - The European Medicines Agency has recommended approving what would be the world's first licensed malaria vaccine, even though it's only about 30 percent effective and its protection fades over time.
- Panel: Politics among reasons for botched UN Ebola response Updated: Jul-07-15 12:08 pm
LONDON - The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday - but it didn't blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis.
- WHO says too few countries taxing tobacco products enough Updated: Jul-07-15 6:31 am
MANILA, Philippines - Taxing cigarettes up to 75 percent of their retail price is among the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use, but too few governments levy high enough taxes, according to a World Health Organization global report released Tuesday.