'Infodemic': World Health Officials Aim To Fight Rising Misinformation About CoronavirusFrom epidemic to "infodemic;" that's how the World Health Organization is characterizing the sudden rise of misinformation related to the coronavirus.
Excessive Video Gaming May Officially Become A Mental Health DisorderThe World Health Organization is poised to classify “gaming disorder” as a mental health problem – a designation that is long overdue according to therapist Paula-Jo Husack.
World Health Organization Pushing For 20-50% Tax On Soda, Sugary DrinksThe World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a tax of 20% to 50% on all sugar-sweetened drinks to reduce obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
Lawsuit Puts Berkeley Law Requiring Cellphone Warnings On Hold Saying Radiation Risk Is FalseA group representing the wireless industry has filed a lawsuit to put Berkeley's cellphone ordinance on hold, saying it violates the First Amendment.
Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New GuidelinesIt's no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we've been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.
Russia Bans Gay Drivers To 'Reduce Deaths From Traffic Accidents'Decree Number 1604 gives officials the right to deny drivers licenses to people with certain "disorders." The list includes everything from sexual preference and gender identity, to schizophrenia and pathological gambling.
Doctor Nearly Killed By Ebola Shares Story Of Survival At UCSFA few months ago, Dr. Ian Crozier was in Sierra Leone, working with the World Health Organization, in the fight against Ebola. He never dreamed the virus would nearly kill him.
Eliminating Dogs As The Reservoir For Rabies OutbreaksThere have been some widespread rabies outbreaks around the world and it’s getting recognition partly because of the recent Chinese government killing of 5,000 dogs in one city after five people were diagnosed with the disease.
The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.
San Francisco Cellphone Information Ordinance Goes Into EffectPosters and fact sheets will be available at cell phone stores to provide information about possible radiation from the devices.
Pacific Gas & Electric SmartMeters Coming To Santa Cruz CountyAt the end of June, Pacific Gas and Electric plans to install SmartMeters in Soquel, Scotts Valley and Watsonville areas where opposition to the wireless devices has been strongest.
ConsumerWatch: Cellphone Radiation Levels Vary By Make And NetworkCellphone radiation levels vary by make and model -- and also by network.