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Displaying items by tag: World Health Organization

Friday, 20 March 2020 11:25

ACCC issues warning on COVID-19 scams

Scammers in Australia are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around coronavirus and selling products claiming to prevent or cure the virus, according to consumer watchdog the ACCC.

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Australia’s Health Informatics Society (HISA) and the Digital Health Agency have joined forces to launch a new professional development program to identify the necessary digital health capabilities for nurses and midwives to further improve the quality, safety and efficiency of care that they deliver.

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched an inquiry into the effects on children’s health of unregulated recycling of old mobile phones and other electronic equipment in developing countries.

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Sunday, 30 May 2010 00:53

Tobacco industry called "mutant virus"

A World Health Organization official calls the tobacco industry a "mutant virus" because of efforts initiated by the tobacco industry to entice women in poor countries to smoke cigarettes. This is all part of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2010.

 

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Margaret Chan, the head of the World Health Organization, called tobacco companies 'ruthless, devious.' Chan says she is not on speaking terms with the 'bullies," the derogatory name she used to refer to the tobacco industry.

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Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:45

WHO says H1N1 is with us for another year

The leader of the World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, that the pandemic called H1N1 influenza (flu) virus will likely remain a major health problem into 2011.

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), has raised the safety and health concern over the use of tanning beds to its highest risk category of "carcinogenic to humans." Carcinogenic is defined as "cancer causing."

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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday, September 19, 2008, that companies marketing electronic cigarettes as safe and effective ways to stop smoking (anti-smoking therapies) should stop making such claims. WHO also wants them to stop using its name and logo.

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