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In 2012, 1.3 million EU citizens will be killed due to cancer

A new research has stated that as compared to earlier times there has been a decline in cancer deaths and in the European Union almost 1.3 million people will die of cancer.

Across the 27-country EU, a study was conducted to find out the rate of cancer deaths and it was seen that as compared to women, men were more likely to die from cancer and a significant amount of decline was seen in deaths due to breast cancer.

BPA not Accumulated in Body: WHO

The reports about BPA being a risk to the health of men has been shrouded after a report by the World Health Organization has concluded that the chemical is disposed of from the body through urine. The statement issued by who would come as a startling surprise to people, who had been reading so much negative reports about the chemical.

WHO Report: Tuberculosis Deaths still Alarming

In line with the yearly World Health Organization's (WHO) report "Global Tuberculosis Control 2010", experts reveal that tuberculosis infection rate remained static in 2008 and 2009. Approximately 9.4 million inhabitants of the globe caught the disease last year and the year before.

Especially in India and China, measures to decrease tuberculosis infections contributed to the stabilization of new infection cases. The report further reads that in 22 countries of the world the infection rate is even slightly falling and only in South Africa it is increasing.

Aid Agencies Begin Polio Immunisation Campaign in Central Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, Rotary International and several other aid agencies are collaborating on a campaign to vaccinate 3 million people in three central African countries against polio. The campaign will begin today in Pointe Noire, a coastal city in Congo-Brazzaville. The campaign will also be carried out in Angola.

Mass Vaccination Campaign targets 134 Million Indian Children

In line with a World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) supported vaccination program, 134 million Indian children from over 14 different Indian states will be immunized against measles.

UN spokesperson, Farhan Haq, declared on Tuesday: "The highly contagious disease claims the lives of some 400 children every day, and in 2008, three out of four children who died of measles were from India". He further explains: "The campaign now under way in 14 high-risk Indian states aims to prevent up to 100,000 child deaths annually".

WHO Categorizes Dengue in Neglected List

The World Health Organization (WHO still happens to consider dengue a neglected disease. Even though, every time a case of dengue is reported, it is brought under immense media glare. Apart from being a very fatal disease, dengue is also known to be one of the most, rapidly growing mosquito borne disease in the world.

However, WHO claims that despite the media glare and the alarming rate of infection, funds released to fight the disease are not sufficient. It further blames the lack of funds for the fast growth of dengue in the world.

A Mass Polio Immunization Campaign to Take Place

A mass polio immunization campaign is due to take place in 15 African countries targeting a total of 72 million children, as per an announcement made by the WHO.

Polio is said to have made its comeback from some of the four endemic nations in Asia and Africa. A press release had been issued by the WHO along with some other organizations which clearly stated that roughly 290,000 vaccinators had been marshaled to go door-to-door and deliver two drops of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to every child less than five years of age.

WHO Hopes New Polio Vaccine Will Finally Eradicate the Disease

Researchers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have found a new vaccine for polio, which is approximately 30% more effective than commonly used vaccinations. In fact, it is believed to be so effective as to potentially eradicate polio.

Dr. Bruce Aylward, Director of the WHO’s Polio Eradication Initiative, has called this new vaccine a “game changer” in the fight against this disease.

Get Acquainted with Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

The hand-foot-and-mouth disease is an infectious disease characterized by symptoms such as mouth ulcers, blisters on the hands, feet and mouth and fever, as per the World Health Organization (WHO).

The hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a communicable infection. It spreads from the direct contact with nose and throat releases, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the stool of infected persons. The disease is highly contagious during its early stage, told WHO.

Global AIDS report fails to light faces

UN agencies have stated that on Friday the world will be failing to meet the deadline meant for "universal" permit to HIV/AIDS care and treatment, while the new crisis-driven funding aides in unraveling any type of gains.

The WHO, UNAIDS, and the UN Children's Fund UNICEF through a joint report aimed to serve 80 percent of the HIV positive population to help prevent, treat and care for a number of users.

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