Tag Archives: World Health Organization

Limit your salt shaker

The World Hypertension League and other international health organisations have called for tobacco-style health warnings to be placed on salt sold in supermarkets and on saltshakers in restaurants. This comes in response to a position statement published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, whose lead author and former President of …

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Air pollution linked to dementia

In the first global study that was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Australian researchers have found a clear link between air pollution and increased risk of dementia later in life. The study by Dr Ruth Peters at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), reportedly looked at people living in Canada, …

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Rubella eliminated

In a highly significant public-health accomplishment for Australia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has verified that Australia has eliminated rubella, a contagious viral illness that can result in miscarriage or stillbirth. Rubella, also known as German measles, causes a fever, rash and swollen lymph glands. If contracted by pregnant women …

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