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Michael Bloomberg named World Health Organization ambassador

Michael Bloomberg named World Health Organization ambassador

By Associated Press  |  August 18, 2016

Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job—as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol and obesity.

Editorial: Congress needs to stop dithering on Zika

Editorial: Congress needs to stop dithering on Zika

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 05, 2016

Don't hold your breath waiting for members of Congress to return to Washington to deal with the immediate public health threat posed by the Zika virus. That would require putting the public interest over politics, an approach gone missing in action during this poisonous election year.

Getting into a lather over handwashing

Getting into a lather over handwashing

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 07, 2016

Think washing your hands is as easy as 1-2-3? Think again! Getting them properly cleaned is an 12-step, 60-second, finger-interlacing and rotational rubbing extravaganza, according to the World Health Organization.

Data Points for Feb. 1, 2016

Data Points for Feb. 1, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2016

Data Points for the week of Feb. 1, 2016, covered the following topics: Zika virus and vector-borne diseases.

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