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Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

The molecular structure of the proteins involved in the Zika virus' replication process was first described only a year ago.

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

Malnutrition is one of the main challenges in containing the disease.

Dramatic rise in tobacco control policies in last decade: WHO

Dramatic rise in tobacco control policies in last decade: WHO

The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic found that 4.7 billion people--63 per cent of world's population--are covered by policies such as strong graphic warnings, smoke-free public places or other measures.

WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

In a latest report on the global tobacco epidemic, the WHO said about 4.7 billion people, or 63 per cent of the world's population, are covered today by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure. 

Hepatitis A: Seven tips to protect yourself from the infection this monsoon

Hepatitis A: Seven tips to protect yourself from the infection this monsoon

According to the Word Health Organisation (WHO), the risk of Hepatitis A is associated with lack of safe water, poor sanitation and hygiene.

Swine flu: H1N1 virus kills 600 in first half of 2017; symptoms, prevention

Swine flu: H1N1 virus kills 600 in first half of 2017; symptoms, prevention

About 12,460 people have been affected by swine flu till July 9, 2017, and 600 people have died due to the H1N1 virus.

Dengue can be detected at early stage, new reusable biosensor promises the same

Dengue can be detected at early stage, new reusable biosensor promises the same

Dengue is endemic in all states and union territories (UTs) of India, according to World Health Organization (WHO). In 2015, a total of 99,913 dengue cases and 220 deaths were reported from across the country.

For the first time, vaccine shows protection against gonorrhea

For the first time, vaccine shows protection against gonorrhea

The findings mark the first time a vaccine has shown any protection against gonorrhea and point to new avenues in the search for a specific vaccine to stop the global spread of 'super-gonorrhoea'.

Antibiotic resistance making gonorrhoea treatment harder: WHO

Antibiotic resistance making gonorrhoea treatment harder: WHO

The global health body said every year, an estimated 35.2 million people were infected by the disease in the WHO's Western Pacific Region and 11.4 million in the South-East Asian Region, which includes India.

WHO warns of untreatable gonorrhoea superbug

WHO warns of untreatable gonorrhoea superbug

At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable “superbug” strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organization said.

Cholera cases surpass 200,000 in Yemen: WHO

Cholera cases surpass 200,000 in Yemen: WHO

The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has been "increasing at an average of 5,000 a day", said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) executive director Anthony Lake in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

The World Health Organization regional director for Africa Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti said on Wednesday that she was currently working with the DRC ministry of health to announce the end of Ebola outbreak in the country, Efe news reported.

Yoga can be practiced at all ages to stay fit, healthy: WHO

Yoga can be practiced at all ages to stay fit, healthy: WHO

The International Day of Yoga, draws a critical link between healthy lifestyles, physical activity and individual and public health. 

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: Toll rises to 1,146, says WHO

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: Toll rises to 1,146, says WHO

Last month, the WHO said the number of suspected cases could reach 300,000 in the next six months.

Shocking! Teens aged 13-15 years turning towards using tobacco products, reveals survey

Shocking! Teens aged 13-15 years turning towards using tobacco products, reveals survey

Most smokers, according to the study take up smoking during their teens and half of nations had a smoking rate of at least 15 percent for boys compared to the 8 percent of girls.

Newly-developed experimental Ebola vaccine found to be safe in humans!

Newly-developed experimental Ebola vaccine found to be safe in humans!

Only mild to moderate side-effects were seen, with only three severe reactions, including headache, diarrhoea and fatigue, which were completely resolved, the researchers said.

Yemen cholera toll reaches 1,054: WHO

Yemen cholera toll reaches 1,054: WHO

Two thirds of the total population, around 19 million, need humanitarian and protection aid. 

#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

This year, the World Health organisation (WHO) is emphasising on blood donation in emergencies. Becuase no-one knows when disaster will strike. But every disaster has victims, and many victims need blood. 

Bhutan, Maldives declared measles free; become first in WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate disease

Bhutan, Maldives declared measles free; become first in WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate disease

Bhutan and Maldives have become the first in their region to eliminate the highly infectious disease.

Kerala mother dies after saving her child from dog attack - How dangerous is rabies?

Kerala mother dies after saving her child from dog attack - How dangerous is rabies?

Rabies is a a vaccine-preventable viral disease often transmitted through bites or scratches, usually via saliva, of an animal.