World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation

At last Britain is pushing the WHO to reform. It’s sorely needed

This year marks the end of an era for the World Health Organisation: its director-general for a decade, Margaret Chan,…

These days it’s the over-50s who risk ‘dying of ignorance’ about HIV

Much has changed since the scare-mongering 1980s, when that Aids-engraved tombstone whipped Britain into a national frenzy. Today, on the…

E-cigarettes above Ebola? How the WHO lost the plot

How do you deal with a man who likens himself to Hitler, describes the murder of children as ‘collateral damage’,…

Britain must speak up for e-cigarettes — the health of the world’s smokers depends on it

Last week Public Health England announced that fewer people than ever are smoking in England (less than 17 per cent).…

Six hours of exercise a week is ‘best dose to ward off disease’

The minimum amount of exercise recommended by the British Government and the World Health Organisation is insufficient to prevent cancer,…

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause cancer so leave that tea to cool off

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause oesophageal cancer, according to the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. The…

‘Worrying’ rise in children being prescribed anti-depressants

There has been a large increase in the number of British children prescribed anti-depressants, according to research published in the…

Before antibiotics, TB patients were treated at sanatoriums where the main cure was rest plus fresh, cold air

Return of the White Death: TB is once again a serious threat to the nation’s health

Infection rates in parts of London are higher than in Rwanda, Eritrea or Iraq

Barbecued meat ‘will raise your risk of kidney cancer’

Last month the World Health Organisation commissioned a report which suggests that processed meat can cause cancer. Now researchers from…

Why processed foods are bad: they massacre our microbes

Last week the people of the world were in shock when many of their favourite meats were labelled as carcinogenic…

Bacon may cause cancer but here is why you shouldn’t be worried

The presenter Karl Pilkington once said that if he could be a super hero he would like to be ‘Bullshit…

Young Europeans ‘may lead shorter lives than their grandparents’

The World Health Organisation has warned that the current generation of young people in Europe may live shorter lives than…

‘Health guidelines’ are about forcing a change in the law, not changing behaviour

According to the Daily Mail, the NHS intends to ‘slash safe drinking limits’. The article is light on evidence, but…