News from World Health Organization

* Large Gains in Life Expectancy
People everywhere are living longer, according to the “World Health Statistics 2014”.
Read the press release on the “World Health Statistics 2014”.
World Health Statistics 2014.
* Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health
Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by WHO.
Alcohol consumption also increases people’s risk of developing more than 200 diseases and, in addition, harmful drinking can lead to violence and injuries.
Read the press release on the global alcohol report.
Global status report on alcohol and health 2014.
* Health for the World’s Adolescents
WHO’s “Health for the world’s adolescents” report reveals that depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19 years.
The top 3 causes of adolescent deaths globally are road traffic injuries, HIV/AIDS, and suicide.
Read the press release on adolescent health.
Read the “Health for the world’s adolescents” report.

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