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World Health Organization (WHO) Study: Global Warming Contributes to 77,000 Deaths A Year In Asia And The Pacific

KUALA LUMPUR (ASRN.ORG) - A recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that climate change directly or indirectly contributes to about 77 000 deaths annually in Asia and the Pacific -- about half of the world total attributed to climate change.

Dr Shigeru Omi, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, stated: ''We have now reached a critical stage in which global warming has already seriously impacted lives and health, and this problem will pose an even greater threat to mankind in coming decades if we fail to act now.''


Pan American Health Organization Urges New Approach To Cervical Cancer Prevention

New “Screen and Treat” method said more effective than traditional Pap smear in Latin America and the Caribbean

WASHINGTON, D.C. (ASRN.ORG)- Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) briefed members of the U.S. Congress today on a new method of cervical cancer prevention that has proven in studies to be simpler and more cost-effective than the traditional Pap smear in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.


WHO Travel Study: Risk Of Blood Clots (VTE) Doubles After 4 Hours Of Travel

GENEVA (ASRN.ORG) - People seated and immobile for four hours or more on long travel - whether in a car, bus, train or plane - are at higher risk of developing venous thrombo embolism (VTE). But the absolute risk still remains relatively low, show the results from Phase I of the WHO Research Into Global Hazards of Travel (WRIGHT) project, which were recently released.

Findings indicate that the risk of developing (VTE) approximately doubles after travel lasting four hours or more.


Travelers Warning- Watch Your Brand Name Meds When Filling Them Abroad

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (ASRN.ORG) - Patients who fill their brand name prescriptions while traveling abroad need to be cautious, according to new research presented for the first time at the AAPS National Biotechnology Conference.

Unlike approved generic drug names, brand names of drugs are not standardized internationally. Therefore, consumers should not assume that a branded product in one country is the same as a product with the same or similar brand name in other counties.


New Poll Shows Women And Men Blame "Normal Aging" For Disease Called "Low Testosterone"--A Deadly Mistake

Study Shows Men With Disease Have 33% Greater Chance of Dying in Next 18 Years

BOCA RATON (ASRN.ORG) - Results of a new nationwide survey show that more than half of women whose male partners have symptoms of a medical condition known as low testosterone incorrectly attribute them to the normal course of aging. The survey also found that, while women believe their male partner's symptoms of low testosterone negatively impact their relationship, treatment of the condition improves the quality of the relationship.



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