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From TheJournal.ie World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service WHO Health Alert

World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service

This is to fight misinformation that has been spreading like wildfire on social media, mostly on WhatsApp.

From TheJournal.ie No new cases in Wuhan 'gives the rest of the world hope', says World Health Organization WHO

No new cases in Wuhan 'gives the rest of the world hope', says World Health Organization

The World Health Organization said today its greatest worry was the impact the virus could have in a country with a weak health system.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed Coronavirus

Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed

The World Health Organization has said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed and approved for use.

From TheJournal.ie World Health Organization declares spread of coronavirus a pandemic Covid-19

World Health Organization declares spread of coronavirus a pandemic

The director general of the WHO today criticised the “alarming levels of inaction” in relation to the global outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: 42 new cases confirmed in UK, as Pope Francis to hold Sunday prayer by livestream Coronavirus

Covid-19: 42 new cases confirmed in UK, as Pope Francis to hold Sunday prayer by livestream

In Greece, a row has erupted over whether to cancel Holy Communion, while China has just 99 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is not a drill': WHO urges world to take Covid-19 more seriously Coronavirus

'This is not a drill': WHO urges world to take Covid-19 more seriously

The US Congress passed an emergency $8.3 billion spending bill to combat the coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie First death in UK as number of Covid-19 cases continues to ramp up globally Worldwide Effects

First death in UK as number of Covid-19 cases continues to ramp up globally

Health officials have warned countries aren’t doing enough to cope with the outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie WHO warns of 'potential pandemic' as efforts to contain coronavirus worldwide get more drastic Covid-19

WHO warns of 'potential pandemic' as efforts to contain coronavirus worldwide get more drastic

“The sudden increase of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning,” the WHO chief said.

From TheJournal.ie WHO warns Africa is ill-equipped to deal with coronavirus due to 'weaker health systems' Africa

WHO warns Africa is ill-equipped to deal with coronavirus due to 'weaker health systems'

There has been 200 suspected cases on the continent but nearly all have been confirmed negative.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report Warning

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus vaccine could take up to 12-18 months, says WHO Covid-19

Coronavirus vaccine could take up to 12-18 months, says WHO

A candidate vaccine could be “around 16 weeks from now”, but months of testing would be needed after that.

From TheJournal.ie First death from coronavirus reported in Japan Japan

First death from coronavirus reported in Japan

China has reported 1,367 deaths among 52,526 cases on the mainland

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation Coronavirus

Coronavirus declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation

The organisation urged “leaders in all countries to take immediate action”.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus deaths in China spike as global health emergency could be declared today Contagion

Coronavirus deaths in China spike as global health emergency could be declared today

The Department of Foreign Affairs has begun advising Irish citizens against all non-essential travel to China.

From TheJournal.ie Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO Outbreak

Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “there is no evidence to suggest that any Irish citizen has contracted the virus”.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese authorities lock down second major city in response to spread of new virus Virus

Chinese authorities lock down second major city in response to spread of new virus

Officials say at least 444 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in China’s Hubei province.

From TheJournal.ie Seven in 10 adolescents in Ireland do not get the recommended daily amount of physical activity WHO

Seven in 10 adolescents in Ireland do not get the recommended daily amount of physical activity

A global study highlighted a huge gender gap between girls and boys in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets Vaccine

Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets

There are fears that Ireland’s status could also be at risk.

From TheJournal.ie WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar Nutrition

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.

From TheJournal.ie Conceiving within a year of stillbirth does not increase risks for next pregnancy, new study finds New Study
From TheJournal.ie Measles cases reach record high across Europe Outbreak

Measles cases reach record high across Europe

Over 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Gender identity to no longer be considered a disorder of the mind, says WHO Gender

Gender identity to no longer be considered a disorder of the mind, says WHO

The World Health Organisation’s revised classification system sees trans-identities added under conditions relating to sexual health.

From TheJournal.ie Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness Gaming Disorder

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness

Those who suffer have trouble controlling their behaviours around gaming.

From TheJournal.ie New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo Viral Disease

New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

Ebola is one of the world’s most notorious diseases, being both highly infectious and extremely lethal.

From The42 Palace snap up former Liverpool and Brazil goalkeeper on a free transfer Remember Him?

Palace snap up former Liverpool and Brazil goalkeeper on a free transfer

35-year-old Diego Cavalieri has been reunited with Roy Hodgson until the end of the season.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bizarre and offensive': Simon Harris weighs in on the Robert Mugabe controversy Mugged Off

'Bizarre and offensive': Simon Harris weighs in on the Robert Mugabe controversy

Mugabe’s appointment was condemned by a number of officials..

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance? Superbugs

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

From TheJournal.ie Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world Yemen

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

From TheJournal.ie Fewer Irish children are getting drunk and doing drugs, study finds On The Dry

Fewer Irish children are getting drunk and doing drugs, study finds

Cannabis and alcohol consumption is down when compared to 1998 levels.

From TheJournal.ie The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried On The Rise

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried

Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis? Stigma

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

From TheJournal.ie Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk Childhood Obesity

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk

A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.

From TheJournal.ie Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study WHO

Road accidents are the biggest killer of young people - world study

Over 3,000 people aged 10-19 die every day from largely preventable causes, the report found.

From TheJournal.ie After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency Rio 2016

After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency

In January to April this year, there had been 7,911 Zika cases, down 95% on the same period in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Europe-wide measles warning as outbreaks of disease spread across a number of nations Warning

Europe-wide measles warning as outbreaks of disease spread across a number of nations

France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Poland, Switzerland and Ukraine are the most affected.

From TheJournal.ie Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year Environmental Risks

Pollution kills 1.7 million children under five worldwide each year

Over half a million deaths each year are from diseases attributable to air pollution and second-hand smoke.

From TheJournal.ie Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling Healthy Ireland Survey

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Four medics killed in another airstrike in Syria Khan Tuman

Four medics killed in another airstrike in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring said 13 people were killed, including four paramedics and nine fighters belonging to the Islamist Fatah al-Sham Front.

From TheJournal.ie Several people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in the North Microcephaly

Several people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in the North

A person was treated as recently as last week, the BBC has reported.

From TheJournal.ie Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there Outbreak Fears

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there

The World Health Organisation has declared the virus a global public health emergency.

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