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Smoking rates remain stubbornly high around the globe

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Smoking rates remain stubbornly high around the globe

According to the World Health Organization, while cigarette consumption is declining in some countries, the number of smokers worldwide is on the upswing. Those smokers also consume more cigarettes than ever. Explore our maps of smoking rates around the globe.

Posted: February 4, 2010 15:51   Comments: 5
H1N1 virus has peaked in U.S. but is spreading in Asia

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H1N1 virus has peaked in U.S. but is spreading in Asia

According to the World Health Organization, the H1N1 virus has peaked in much of the northern hemisphere, with substantial declines in the U.S. and Canada. While the disease is still active in the U.S., increases are occurring in central and eastern Europe, and in parts of west, central and south Asia. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Martin Blaser.

Posted: December 24, 2009 15:20   Comments: 3
H1N1 virus hasn’t mutated, WHO says

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H1N1 virus hasn’t mutated, WHO says

The World Health Organization says that the H1N1 virus hasn't mutated into a more deadly strain. However, WHO officials are warning that the pandemic will hit poor countries especially hard. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the dangers.

Posted: September 21, 2009 14:49   Comments: 2
Pandemic

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Pandemic

Its official -- the world is experiencing a pandemic for the first time since 1968, the World Health Organization declared on Thursday.

Posted: June 11, 2009 18:03   Comments: 3
World powers must shift mindset to tackle flu, global threats

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World powers must shift mindset to tackle flu, global threats

As the World Health Organization convenes public health officials from around the world to tackle the H1N1 flu and other diseases, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that international institutions like the WHO are critical in the face of globe-circling threats.

Posted: May 18, 2009 13:56   Comments: 9

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