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News tag: WHO


Overdose antidote should be available to bystanders

5 Nov, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Overdosing on opioids is a major problem worldwide, as 69000 cases are recorded each year, according to WHO. In an attempt to tackle the problem , WHO makes new recommendations about naloxone , a substance used as first aid for people overdosing with drugs like heroine, oxycodone and morphine. The…


WHO blames human error for kids dead after measles vaccination

19 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
When a muscle relaxant was mistakenly mixed with measles vaccine, it killed 15 children in Syria few days ago, World Health Organization (WHO) says. Calling it the biggest tragedy in a long time, WHO admitted sabotage could not be ruled out. Consequently, the measles inoculation campaign is suspended pending investigation.…