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More than 10% of the world’s children are not being vaccinated against preventable diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, new data show The World Health Organization and UNICEF’s new …

Pharmacists are invited to contribute to a major new medication safety initiative  The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is seeking feedback on the draft of Australia’s …

According to a WHO report, Australians are drinking at levels much higher than the global average and outside low-risk recommendations – especially men and boys The World Health Organization (WHO) …

The world is set to miss its lifestyle disease targets, according to a new report from the World Health Organization Unless there is serious change in the meantime, the global …

The WHO aims to reduce medication errors by 50% worldwide within five years  A new global initiative for error reduction was launched in Brisbane today, as part of a push …

More than 300 million people across the world are now living with depression – an increase of more than 18% over the past decade According to the latest estimates from …

WHO today published its first list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health The list was drawn …

The World Health Organization and the International Pharmaceutical Federation have released new guidelines for health care professionals prescribing or supplying medicines for children when no authorised product exists. The guidelines …

The number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. Factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and …

A New World Health Organisation study linking processed and red meats to cancer highlights the benefits of eating more fruit, vegetables and whole grains, Cancer Council Australia said today. The …