In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria

In a Rare Success, Paraguay Conquers Malaria

Paraguay has eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to do so in almost 50 years, according to the World Health Organization. But worldwide, momentum against the disease has stalled. Malaria cases increased by five million between 2015 and 2016, climbing to 216 million from 211 million. Nine countries in the Americas reported at […]

Azerbaijan, World Health Organization discuss cooperation prospects

Azerbaijan, World Health Organization discuss cooperation prospects

Baku, July 6, AZERTAC Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with Director-General of World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom. Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov hailed the cooperation with the specialized agencies of the United Nations, as such World Health Organization (WHO) and Azerbaijan. Minister Elmar Mammadyarov pointed that Tedros Adhanom`s priorities as the WHO Director-General – […]

Fact Check: Has the World Health Organization Added 'Gaming Disorder' as a Mental Health Condition?

Fact Check: Has the World Health Organization Added 'Gaming Disorder' as a Mental Health Condition?

An article from the website MedicalXpress was published on Facebook Monday and quickly flagged by users as possibly containing misinformation. “Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem,” the article told readers. Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for […]

There's no such thing as a 'right' amount of time to breastfeed your baby, doctors say

There's no such thing as a 'right' amount of time to breastfeed your baby, doctors say

The World Health Organization recommends that mothers breastfeed for at least six months.Veejay Villafranca/GettyImages INSIDER spoke with an OBGYN, a pediatrician, and a lactation specialist to figure out how long you can and/or should breastfeed. The World Health Organization and all three doctors recommended breastfeeding for six months but they said if you’re unable to, […]

Azerbaijan keen to develop cooperation with World Health Organization, deputy PM

Azerbaijan keen to develop cooperation with World Health Organization, deputy PM

Baku, July 5, AZERTAC “Azerbaijan is interested in further strengthening cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO)”, said Deputy Prime Minister, Chair of the National Coordination Council for Sustainable Development Ali Ahmadov as he met with WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Deputy PM Ali Ahmadov hailed cooperation between Azerbaijan and the WHO, pointing to […]

UW Psychiatrist Says More Needed on Gaming Disorder

UW Psychiatrist Says More Needed on Gaming Disorder

A psychiatrist in the Evergreen State says it’s important that the World Health Organization is recognizing online gaming addiction as a disorder, but more research is needed to fully understand and treat it. The American Psychiatric Association has yet to recognize gaming disorder, noting more study of the condition is necessary. Doctor Andrew Saxon at […]

World Health Organization declares 'video gaming' disorder

World Health Organization declares 'video gaming' disorder

In the newest edition of the International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared video gaming can become an addiction. The proposal came from Dr. Vladimir Pozy, a member of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse through the organization. According to WHO online, gaming (video-gaming or digital-gaming) disorder is characterized by […]