World Health Organization

air pollution

Air Pollution Killed 600,000 Children in 2016, According to WHO Report

The World Health Organization found that 1.8 billion people under 15 are at risk of respiratory infections due to contaminated air.
Becky Ferreira
10.29.18
mental health

Is Excessive Gaming a Disease? The WHO Is Considering Listing It as One

The World Health Organization is updating its International Classification of Diseases.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.1.18
argentina

Why Some Argentine Nutritionists Don’t Think Ultra Processed Foods Are That Bad

The World Health Organization recommended South American countries reduce their ultra-processed food consumption. Some Argentine nutritionists disagree.
Meaghan Beatley
1.16.17
olympics

World Health Organization Rejects Call to Postpone Olympics Amid Zika Fears

WHO has called Zika a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern,” but is not concerned about it enough to postpone or move the 2016 Olympics from Rio.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.29.16
Health

Polio Could Be Eradicated Within One Year

The infectious disease famous for causing paralysis in the legs is on its way out, according to the WHO.
Louise Matsakis
4.11.16
Science

Why Eradicating Earth’s Mosquitoes To Fight Disease Is Probably a Bad Idea

Hint: no one knows for sure what the consequences would be.
Melissa Cronin
2.1.16
Radio Motherboard

Radio Motherboard: What Have We Learned from the Ebola Outbreak?

It’s been more than a year and a half since the biggest Ebola outbreak in history began, and it’s still ongoing.
Adrianne Jeffries
7.17.15
Modern Medicine

Ebola's Paper Trail

There is a data collection problem in West Africa. Paper can fix it.
Mahad Ibrahim
7.15.15
Science

Why We Haven't Stopped the Ebola Outbreak Yet

We’ve gotten better at fighting the virus, but it might be a while before it’s totally gone.
Alexandra Ossola
12.30.14
Power

The Word 'E-Cigarette' Must Be Banned, Says the World Health Organization

WHO particularly hates cigalikes, and wants vaping to be considered a separate entity from 'smoking.'
Jason Koebler
8.26.14