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In a landmark effort to eliminate illegal trafficking of tobacco products, delegates from the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) adopted a treaty on November 11, 2012 to control the generic viagra - cialis generic - cialis tadalafil - canada hospital pharmacy - http://pharmacycanadian-onlinein.com/ - generic viagra - viagra 50mg international tobacco supply chain. Recognizing the serious health…

In yesterday’s press release on radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced it has classified the exposure to radiation from cell phones and other similar radiation-emitting devices (radar, microwaves, radio, television) as a Group 2B carcinogenic risk.  To put that into perspective, the IARC has five classifications: Group 1 – carcinogenic to…

What’s on track to become a bigger killer than malaria? Vehicular traffic. Unless trends are reversed, cars and trucks will kill 1.9 million people worldwide annually by 2020. To combat this deadly threat, Bloomberg Philanthropies has funded a five-year initiative in Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Viet Nam where statistics are increasingly grim. A consortium…

Experienced travelers know that taking to the local roadways can be one of the most dangerous passages on an international itinerary. Whether in a taxi or a bus, or as a cyclist or a pedestrian, travelers roll the dice with their health and safety. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has released a comprehensive study of road hazards across 178…

The World Health Organization has declared the H1N1 outbreak a pandemic but has characterized it as "moderate in severity" and has not recommended any international travel restrictions.  At a press conference this morning, WHO officials noted that the most severe cases are in adults aged 30 to 50 and said their greatest concern is "we don't know how this virus…

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