World Health Organization

ebola

The Second-Deadliest Outbreak of Ebola Ever is About to Spread to a Third Country

A second case in the Congolese border city Goma is raising fears the outbreak will spread into Rwanda.
David Gilbert
7.31.19
screen time

WHO Says the Problem With Child Screen Time Isn't the Screens, It's Being Sedentary

The new World Health Organization guidelines for children under five recommend limiting screen time—only if it means kids are sedentary for more than an hour.
Caroline Haskins
4.25.19
measles

This is how worried you should be about the measles outbreak

“It’s like the Febreeze of diseases," one expert said.
Emma Ockerman
4.10.19
Motherboard

Air Pollution Killed 600,000 Children in 2016, According to WHO Report

The World Health Organization found that 1.8 billion people under 15 are at risk of respiratory infections due to contaminated air.
Becky Ferreira
10.29.18
maternal health

Why Did the Trump Administration Oppose a Global Breastfeeding Initiative?

Government delegates thought the resolution would pass without a hitch before U.S. officials reportedly threatened at least one country with sanctions if they didn't remove pro-breastfeeding language.
Marie Solis
7.9.18
addiction

The Case for Calling Gaming Addiction a ‘Disorder’ Is Weaker Than it Seems

"Now is not the time to pathologize one of the most popular leisure activities of the digital age."
Amy Orben
Andy Przybylski
6.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Why Gaming Addiction Could Be Classified as a Disease

The World Health Organization is considering adding "gaming disorder" to its International Classification of Diseases.
VICE Staff
1.3.18
mental health

Is Excessive Gaming a Disease? The WHO Is Considering Listing It as One

The World Health Organization is updating its International Classification of Diseases.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.1.18
Rise Up

40,000 Door-to-Door Volunteers are Taking on the World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis

After years of local armed conflict, a volunteer campaign is combatting a cholera crisis in Yemen.
Alice Rowsome
10.17.17
The VICE News Guide to the World

The VICE News Guide to the World — Week of October 09

VICE News
10.13.17
Voices

Car-Free Transportation Could Vastly Improve the Health and Economy of the US

Governments can use car-free transportation as another strategy to address broader social concerns like health, safety, and cost of living.
Krysia Solheim
10.12.17
abortion

Nearly half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe

Carter Sherman
9.28.17
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