World Health Organization

WHO pledges reforms as it admits Ebola mistakes

The World Health Organization's chief on Jan. 25 admitted the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola and pledged reforms to avoid similar mistakes in future.
Despite turning a corner in the fight against Ebola, there was no room for complacency, WHO head Margaret Chan told a rare emergency session of the agency.

Russia lists transgender people among those unfit to drive

New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with "sexual disorders" from driving.

The new regulations have been criticized by rights activists, who see them as unconstitutional and part of Russia's crackdown on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Health worker with Ebola transferred to London hospital

A health worker who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in Britain arrived at a London hospital from Scotland early on Tuesday for treatment after contracting the disease in West Africa.
The woman arrived at the capital's Royal Free hospital, Britain's designated Ebola treatment centre, in an ambulance accompanied by several police vehicles, a Reuters witness said.

Economics of losing weight and other New Year’s Resolutions

One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is losing weight. While some would like to shed off the few extra pounds gained during the holiday season, obesity is an increasing issue throughout the world. According to the World Health Organization, more than 2.1 billion people, nearly a third of the global population, are obese.