Posted: October 27th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Health News, The Organic Gourmet | Tags: Bacon Cancer, Beef Cancer, Cancer, Diet, health, Smoking, The Organic Gourmet, WHO, world health organisation | Comments Off on BACONS as BAD as Smoking!?
According to a new report by the World Health Organisation, Bacon is BAD! More accurately, the study says that processed meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon can cause colon cancer and red meat is also a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation experts say, in a potentially heavy blow for the global meat industry.
The analysis of 800 studies from around the world by the International Agency for Research on Cancer – IARC – found “sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer”.
“Each 50-gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent,” it said in a statement.
The category includes meat that has been salted, cured, fermented or smoked, hot dogs, sausages, corned beef, dried meat like beef jerky or South African biltong, canned meat or meat-based sauces.
The finding supports “recommendations to limit intake of meat” particularly in processed forms, the IARC said :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: From The Web, Medicated | Tags: Africa, CIA, Disease, Ebola, Nigeria, WHO, world health organisation | Comments Off on Mystery Nigerian Disease Kills Victims Within 24-hours
A mysterious disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least a dozen lives in a south-eastern Nigerian town, the government says.
“Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode town,” said government spokesman Kayode Akinmade. The disease, symptoms of which include headache, weight loss, blurred vision and loss of consciousness, killed the victims within 24 hours of their falling ill, he said.
Laboratory tests have so far ruled out Ebola or any other virus, Mr Akinmade added. The World Health Organisation – WHO – said it had information on 14 cases with at least 12 dead.
“Common symptoms were sudden blurred vision, severe headache, loss of consciousness followed by death, occurring within 24 hours,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 24th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler, Cankler Science News | Tags: Avian-Influenza, Bird Flu, Disease and Disorders, H5N1, health, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Poultry and Egg Production, SARS, Singapore, ustralia, Vietnam, WHO, World Health Organization | Comments Off on WHO Allows Publication of Controversial Bird Flu Research
After months of controversy, the World Health Organisation – WHO – has decided to allow the publication of controversial research into bird flu. Scientists in the Netherlands and the United States have made versions of the virus which could potentially spread more easily between humans. There were calls for the research to be kept secret, and WHO indicated earlier this month that this was their preference, but the WHO has decided it is in the public interest to release it.
The disease remains a huge problem in countries from Indonesia to Egypt. When the H5N1 strain of bird flu has been contracted by humans, more than 60 per cent have died, making it one of the most lethal strains of flu ever detected. An expert panel convened by the WHO has decided the research should be published in full. The panel says the research should not be published until it has increased public awareness and understanding and reviewed issues of bio-safety and biosecurity. Read the full article »»»»