Your high school sex ed teacher may have scared you with the shocking statistic that 1 in 5 people has herpes — but it turns out, the world is much more infected than that!
On Wednesday, the World Health Organization said that two-thirds of the world's population has the virus that causes cold sores!
According to a new report, 3.7 BILLION people under the age of 50 have the incurable herpes virus. This includes herpes simplex 1 virus (HSV-1) which is usually caught in childhood, and genital herpes (HSV-2) which is sexually transmitted.
But the new report shows that HSV-1 can also cause genital sores to develop — and oral sex is becoming the most prominent way it's transmitted!
Related: World Health Organization Says Bacon Causes Cancer!
The WHO research team said:
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We'd like a second opinion.
From causing high cholesterol levels to being filled with harmful hormones, doctors (and vegetarians) have always warned against the dangers of eating too much processed meat!
But now, meat lovers might want to put down the bacon all together!
On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that eating processed meat like sausages, ham, and — yes, BACON — causes cancer!
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Based on evidence from hundreds of studies, the organization's cancer research unit now officially classifies processed meat as "carcinogenic to humans" — linking it specifically to colon (or colorectal) cancer!
According to the report, eating just 50 grams (approximately two slices of ham) of processed meat each day, the risk of colon cancer can increase by 18%!
The organization considers processed meat as "any meat that is
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We love babies, and while we get excited whenever we see one, we don’t want them poppin out too EARLY!
But according to the Born Too Soon Report, the first study of it’s kind led by the WHO (World Health Organization), one in ten babies are born prematurely (born before 37 weeks instead of a full-term 40 week pregnancy) around the world each year!!!
What’s worse is that
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At least, that's what a report supported by the World Health Organization says.
Advances in medicine and increased funding has already cut malaria deaths in 43 countries by 38%, which is leading researchers to believe that MORE funding could bring deaths down to near zero by the end of 2015.
The WHO said the world can stop malaria deaths by 2015 if massive investment is made to ramp up control measures.
Robert Newman, director of WHO's global malaria programme, said in a statement:
"The results of the past decade exceed what anyone could have predicted and prove that malaria control is working."
Figures from the World Health Organization suggest the number of worldwide malaria deaths dropped to 781,000 in 2009 from nearly a million in 2000.
Whether or not Malaria deaths can actually disappear completely by 2015, it's exciting to hear that there is a definite decline. We hope WHO gets the funding it needs to continue that trend!
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We can't say it enough, but smoking kills!
For your own sake, as well as you friends and family's, please quit that nasty habit!
The World Health Organization has predicted that 6 MILLION people will die this year due to tobacco related causes, including 600,000 non-smokers!
The international health organization says that most governments are not doing enough to persuade people to quit smoking or protect others from second-hand smoke.
WHO described smoking as "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced" and may cause up to a billion deaths in the 21st century, compared the 100 million deaths it caused in the previous century.
Scary, right? Take charge of your life and don't allow yourself to become part of these frightening statistics!
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