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UN Marks 'World Breastfeeding Week'

Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.

SOP newswire3UN Battles Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan - Rapid responses are critical to stemming a cholera outbreak that has afflicted South Sudan for more than a year, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation that has left approximately four million people displaced by conflict, according to the UN migration agency.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 'World Breastfeeding Week' - Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.
SOP newswire3UN: AIDS-related Deaths Decline - The scales have tipped for the first time in the fight against AIDS as more than half of all people living with the HIV virus now have access to treatment, while AIDS-related deaths have nearly halved since 2005, according to a new United Nations report.
SOP newswire3UN Warns of Health Dangers of Smoking - Despite measures protecting a majority of people from tobacco-related illness and death, the tobacco industry continues to hamper Government efforts to fully implement life and cost-saving interventions, the United Nations health agency today reported.
SOP newswire3UN fighting Cholera in Yemen - Unless the international community contributes $200 million to address the cholera outbreak in Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian arm will be forced to reprogram more resources tagged for malnutrition in the country already facing famine, a senior official today said.
SOP newswire3UN: Antibiotic Resistance Making Gonorrhoea Almost Impossible to Treat - Gonorrhoea is becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance, the United Nations health agency today cautioned, adding that there is a need for better prevention and treatment of the disease that infects an estimated 78 million people each year.
SOP newswire3UN Declares End to Latest Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo - A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is over, the United Nations health agency today said, while adding that enhanced surveillance for the virus continues.
SOP newswire3Ebola Outbreak in Congo - An Ebola outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has killed at least one person, the United Nations World health Organization announced earlier today.
SOP newswire3UN to Examine Lower-cost Biosimilar Drugs to Expand Access to Cancer Treatment - As a step towards making some of the most expensive treatments for cancer more widely available in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said today that it will launch a pilot project for prequalifying so-called biosimilars, or lower cost drugs.
SOP newswire3UN: Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to Pilot Malaria Vaccine Trial - The United Nations health agency regional office for Africa has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programme to make the worlds first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018.
SOP newswire3UN: 300 Million People Suffer From Depression - More than 300 million people are now living with depression, which is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for Recognizing Rights of People with Autism to Make Their Own Decisions - Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations today called for recognizing the rights of people with the spectrum neurological condition, which is believed to affect 70 million people around the world.
SOP newswire3UN Highlights Importance of Measles Vaccine Amid Europe Outbreak - Hundreds of measles cases have been reported in Europe.
SOP newswire3UN: Constant Surveillance Needed to Tackle Resurgent Outbreak of Avian Influenza - The United Nations food security agency called today for rapid detection and response systems to address a new and potentially lethal outbreak of avian influenza in China.
SOP newswire3Vigilance Against Zika Virus Should Remain High - Although a decline in cases of Zika virus infection has been reported in some countries, there is still a need for heightened vigilance.
SOP newswire3Yemen: UNICEF Vaccination Campaign Reaches Five Million Children - Amid escalating violence, the United Nations humanitarian agency for children and its partners have completed the first round of a nationwide door-to-door vaccination campaign reaching five million children under the age of five with oral polio vaccine and vitamin A supplementation.
SOP newswire3UN Fights AIDS Around the World - The United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response is urging everyone to make some noise for zero discrimination in healthcare settings.
SOP newswire3UN: Early Cancer Diagnosis Can Save Lives - Early cancer diagnosis saves lives and cuts treatment costs, the United Nations health agency today said, particularly in developing countries where the majority of cancer cases are diagnosed too late.
SOP newswire3UN: Processed Foods Drive Surge in Obesity Rates - Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are prevalent particularly among women and children, according to a new United Nations-backed report.
Ron G AnselmUnderstanding the Complex Puzzle of Memory - Scientists have recently began to study and probe the brains memory on more of a scientific level by using optogenetics in animals to try to relate the neutral circuits in their brain to the neutral circuits in memory in humans.
SOP newswire3UN Fills Gap in HIV Treatment for Patients in Libya - UN fights AIDS in Libya.
SOP newswire3Ebola Vaccine Highly Effective - The United Nations World Health Organization has said that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea.
SOP newswire3UN Fighting Cholera in Haiti - Haiti has been dealing with a cholera outbreak since October 2010.
SOP newswire3Malnutrition Among Children in Yemen at All Time High - With Yemen`s health system near collapse, the United Nations Children`s Fund warned today that nearly 2.2 million children are acutely malnourished and require urgent care, while at least 462,000 are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition a near 200 per cent increase since 2014.
SOP newswire3More Than 729,000 Haitians Vaccinated Against Cholera - A Pan American Health Organization United Nations World Health Organization-backed vaccination campaign has reached more than 729,000 people in Haiti`s areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the country last month, the health agencies said.
Robert Paul ReyesA Beer a Day Keeps the Doctor Away - A pint of beer a day could help reduce the risk of having a stroke or developing cardiovascular disease, new research has found.
SOP newswire3UN: Zika No Longer an International Public Health Emergency - The infectious disease and its associated consequences no longer present a public health emergency of international concern.
SOP newswire3UN Health Strategy Making Access to Revolutionary Hepatitis C Treatment Possible - According to the United Nations heath agency, since the approval of new medicines for hepatitis C offering a cure rate of over 95 per cent, fewer side effects and complete cure within three months about two years back, more than one million patients in low- and middle-income countries have been treated.
SOP newswire3UN Battles Cholera Outbreak in Haiti - Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today that the first track of the new United Nations approach to tackling cholera involves intensifying efforts to treat and eliminate the disease and boost access to clean water and sanitation.
SOP newswire3Taxing Sugary Drinks Can Curb Global Epidemic of Obesity and Diabetes - Unhealthy diet accounts for more than 11 million deaths annually, with four million deaths due to obesity, the United Nations health agency said today, launching a new report that says taxing sugary drinks can yield major health benefits, such as reducing obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.
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