World Health Organization

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Mapping the world's drunkest countries

    Can American beer drinkers best the Germans? ​Wonder how your beer consumption compares to those of your counterparts in Belgium or Burkina Faso? The World Heath Organization recently released its comprehensive Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health (2011), which revealed some interesting ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2010
  • Feature

    May 14, 2008

    Minnesota ranks second-lowest in the nation for total disciplinary actions against doctors

    Senior advisor to WHO’s patient safety program: Frivolous lawsuits have created a high level of fear of litigation within the medical community

  • Movies

    March 7, 2007

    Threat Level: Killer Tadpole

    Korean box-office monster emerges from the Han River to slime us stateside

  • Unknown

    September 27, 2006
  • News

    August 23, 2006

    Let's Not Talk About Sex

    A newly approved vaccine could prevent a widespread precancerous STD. But will anyone use it?

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2006

    The blind leading the blonde

    Blondes are not going extinct. That's the big news in today's Pioneer Press.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2005

    Very bad news, a handy digest

    National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration: Rita crosses Florida keys, heads for Gulf Coast The Independent (UK): Global warming "past the point of no return." Reuters: WHO: World has slim chance to stop flu pandemic

  • News

    February 23, 2005

    No. 1?

    America by the numbers

  • Books

    February 27, 2002

    Down to the Wire

    Opponents of a new power line in the suburbs win one, and lose one

  • News

    May 31, 2000

    Who Wants to be a Senator?

    Forget free trade with China, privatizing Social Security, and that pesky debate about campaign-finance reform. Here’s everything you really need to know about that gaggle of Minnesotans who are vying for a six-year stint in Washington.

  • Feature

    June 1, 1999

    The Final Cut

    Now that routine circumcision is discouraged by the medical establishment, will most parents abandon the procedure?

  • News

    May 26, 1999

    The New Sexual Revolution

    Kitchen Militia moms storm the stage, AIDS activists howl in the wings, born-again virgins recite their vows, and the fight over sex education in school turns into the hottest ticket in town

  • News

    March 18, 1998

    A Dose of Reality

    After years of gathering dust on drugstore shelves, the female condom may finally be on its way to finding acceptance among gay men and Third World women.

  • News

    February 25, 1998

    Let Them Eat Shit

    Minnesota beef producers can begin using radiation to kill bacteria and extend the shelf life of everything from hamburger to filet mignon. But a number of scientists, scrappy idealists, and small farmers still say it's not a good idea.

  • News

    July 24, 1996
  • News

    December 13, 1995

    The Age of Plagues

    It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.