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Why does the WHO's definition of respiratory droplets encompass such small diameters?

I frequently hear the World Health Organization (WHO) identify diameters of 5-10 μm as the size cutoff between "respiratory dropletes" and "droplet nuclei". For example, in a ...
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What happened to Solidarity?

Solidarity is a large clinical trial of treatment candidates for COVID–19, organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The relevant page on the WHO website—last updated on July 6, 2020—says: The ...
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Is there a standard projection (or ensemble of proyections) about whether a second wave of COVID-19 will occur?

Several countries and states are leaving or have partially left the lockdown and, with constraints, are recovering economical activity after getting hit by the covid-19 crisis. WHO has warned that ...
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Studies regarding the spraying disinfectants on the streets being [in]effective against Covid-19 or other viruses?

A quoted by CNN, the WHO recently took the the position that these measures, despite being seen/practiced in some countries, are largely ineffective (and also dangerous if people are directly exposed ...
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Has World Health Organization provided nutrition/diet/exercise guidelines to strengthen the human immune system for better responding to COVID-19?

Medical sciences is not my subject but my personal feeling is that: A strengthen immune system can better respond to viruses than a weak immune system. A balanced diet in combination with exercise ...
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Why not “increase temperature indoors to 30 Celsius or more + hydration” as a measure to slow down the new coronavirus spread?

Is the new strain of corona virus susceptible to heat? Skimming the map supplies the idea that it is, and many unpublished research suggest that heat might slow down the virus. If so why raising ...
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Why doesn't WHO think wearing mask is protection measure for COVID-19? [duplicate]

In WHO official website "What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of disease?", it doesn't mention that wearing mask an effective measure to protect people. I don't understand why ...
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Why does MERS include a geographical designator, even though it is a relatively recent term?

In a recent interview, the Chief Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme--Dr. Michael Ryan--said that the pandemic of influenza in 2009 originated in North America and we didn'...
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As ICD is a global standardization of diseases, is there a global standardization of drugs and if not, why?

I have asked here the question convention about best terms to take 5 htp. Questions like convention about best terms to take X for humans, might be too narrow, because, theoretically, as more ...
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Is there any reason why free sugar consumption should be limited to low amounts?

The terminology free sugars is possibly related to mono and dissacharides. It is not clear to me if it means precisely just refined sugars or both, refined and not refined. There is a WHO study ...
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Why is there no triptan on the WHO's list of essential medicine?

As a migraine sufferer myself I must admit, the existence of triptanes has made my life much better. If those would not exist, I might risk loosing my job if I have a bad phase of my migraines. So, ...
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Prevalence rate of thyroid cancer

I am looking for the newest information about the global rate of thyroid cancer. I've searched on WHO website, but it didn't work. Please introduce up-to-date, informative resources. Thank you.
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How serious is the antibiotic resistance problem?

I found figures and numbers on CDC and WHO, while the general public may have little idea about those numbers, such as how many people "normally" die from such disease. Can anyone provide some easy-...
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Is there a vault somewhere that contains vials of ALL the diseases? Even the eradicated ones? (Like the Svalbard Global Seed Vault)?

Does the World Health Organization (WHO) contain vials of all the diseases ever known to man? If so, where is it located? Or is that classified? Is it for the purposes of creating vaccinations if ...
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Is iron deficiency a serious threat to breastfed infants?

There is a controversial debate around this paper, which states that breastfed infants face the danger of iron deficiency if they are not supplemented with other food or pills early enough. Early ...
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How do I determine a target time frame for breastfeeding?

Overwhelming evidence suggests infants should be breastfed for at least 6 months, but how long should it continue? The American Academy of Pediatrics implies up to one year [1], but the World Health ...