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Untreatable gonorrhea on the rise worldwide

Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea have spread to countries across the world, the United Nations health agency said on Wednesday, and millions of patients may run out of treatment options unless doctors catch and treat cases earlier.

Smallpox has existed for at least 3,000 years and was one of the world’s most feared diseases until it was eradicated by a collaborative global vaccination program led by the World Health Organization (WHO). When smallpox was officially declared eradicated in 1979, it had already killed an estimated 300 million people in the 20th century alone. Royalties such as Queen Mary II of England, Holy Roman Emperor Joseph I, French King Louis XV and Tsar Peter II of Russia all died of smallpox.

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WHO-Western Pacific Region Director Shin Young-soo stressed that people should talk openly and honestly about depression to break down fear and stigma and prevent its fatal consequence – suicide.

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WHILE the Philippines has won a great deal of world attention for its campaign against drugs, much of it critical due to the big number of deaths connected with it, another campaign against another form of addiction has won the plaudits of the World Health Organization (WHO). This is the national government’s campaign against tobacco addiction.

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The Department of Education has decided to do its part about a growing health problem in the country. Secretary of Education Leonor Briones issued a memorandum last March 17 to promote the long-lasting benefits of a healthy diet and improve the eating habits of students, teachers, and personnel of the department.

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Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need to make more efforts to plan for it, according to a large international study.

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