Tagged: WHO

Monday Micro – first animal model of sexual transmission of HIV - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 19, 2013

Taken from http://www.medicalopedia.org/4240/interview-of-a-pakistani-patient-with-hiv-aids-infection/ According to estimates by the World Health Organisation, at the end of 2011, 34 million people worldwide were infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) responsible for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which the immune system progressively fails. That same year, 2.5 million people became newly infected, and 1.7 million … Read More

Monday Micro – Is the new Saudi coronavirus a pandemic in waiting? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles May 13, 2013

Between November 2002 and July 2003, a novel respiratory virus appeared in South China, spreading first to Hong Kong and going on to infect people in 37 countries around the world. As the virus spread, thousands were quarantined, schools were shut, and many airports implemented thermal screening programmes to stop potentially infected people from getting on planes. By the end … Read More

Death of a Brain Cell - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jun 04, 2011

I have to say, I much preferred the WHO when they were only a rock and roll band and not a teeming hive of health BureauPrats*. This week, a meeting of the terminally stupid (otherwise known as the International Agency for Research on Cancer – IARC) issued a statement that flies in the face of logic, [...] Related posts: … Read More

Holy Hyperbole Batman!! - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan May 25, 2011

Apparently the Armageddon predicted by Harold Camping is not the only one we have to contend with. Watch out, it’s The Next Armageddon! Did you know that the WHO is not the health promoting organization we think it is but really the most nefarious institution in human history?[1] According to one conspiracy nut[2] the WHO [...] … Read More

National Immunisation Week - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles May 02, 2011

Apparently last week was National Immunisation Week, promoted by the Ministry of Health as part of the WHO’s Western Pacific Region Vaccination Week. It completely passed me by, hence this post a week after the event. Oops. This is what the WHO had in mind: Educate parents and caregivers about the importance of vaccination in protecting their children from … Read More

Breast Dogma - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 17, 2011

There’s a bit of a rumpus going on at the moment in the world of Midwifery. It seems that some brave doctors, paediatrician Dr Mary Fewtrell, of University College London and her colleagues, have published a paper challenging the WHO dogma of six months of breast feeding. The Midwives are all frothing at the mouth [...] Related posts: … Read More

Who if anyone got to the WHO? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 04, 2010

Did scientists with links to “big pharma” fuel fear about pandemics at the World Health Organisation resulting in a massive spend-up on antiviral drugs? UPDATE: BMJ coverage now online here. It sounds like a conspiracy theory the anti-vax movement would dream up, but according to a joint investigation between the British Medical Journal and The Bureau … Read More

Interphone: How not to communicate science - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 18, 2010

The 10 year long, 20 million euro Interphone study into brain cancer and mobile phone use has finally been published, but the way its launch was handled led to contradictory headlines and confusion among journalists trying to communicate its important findings. For the record, Interphone which is the responsibility of the World Health Organisation, and involved surveying … Read More

Interphone – is the mobile industry in for a nasty shock? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 26, 2009

The long-awaited final report of the 10 year-long, 20 million pound Interphone study into whether mobile phone use can cause brain cancer is set to be published before the end of the year, according to reports from the UK over the weekend. The results are expected to cause some concern for the mobile industry and … Read More