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India signs WHO's 'call for action', pledging to end TB in South East Asian region by 2030

India signs WHO's 'call for action', pledging to end TB in South East Asian region by 2030

In 2015, TB caused nearly 8,00,000 deaths in the region, while an estimated 4.74 million new cases were reported.

Tighter air quality standards in China could prevent 3 million premature deaths each year

Tighter air quality standards in China could prevent 3 million premature deaths each year

Although PM10 mortality associations varied substantially across different cities, the researchers found a link between daily mortality and exposure to PM10 in 87 per cent of sampled cities.

Doctors claim India free from trachoma: All you need to know about eye infection causing blindness

Doctors claim India free from trachoma: All you need to know about eye infection causing blindness

The infection, which is caused by an obligate intracellular bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis, is common in children till nine years of age. 

India joins 8 nations to improve quality of care around birth

India joins 8 nations to improve quality of care around birth

The WHO and other partners had launched the Quality of Care (QoC) Improvement Network around birth in February in Malawi.

Half of 4.3 million TB cases were not documented in India, Indonesia, Nigeria: WHO

Half of 4.3 million TB cases were not documented in India, Indonesia, Nigeria: WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) has said that almost half of the estimated 4.3 million cases of tuberculosis cases worldwide were not documented in 2015 by the health authorities in India, Indonesia and Nigeria.

#womensday: Reasons to stop female genital mutilation

#womensday: Reasons to stop female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, continues to be a grave issue in many parts of the world, including India.

International Women’s Day: WHO urges safer, healthier workplace for women

International Women’s Day: WHO urges safer, healthier workplace for women

Women that work and are economically empowered tend to be better placed to make critical life choices, including on reproduction. 

Antibiotic breakthrough? Researchers discover new method to beat superbugs

Antibiotic breakthrough? Researchers discover new method to beat superbugs

The breakthrough they believe has the potential to change medical practice for the treatment of drug resistant infections.

Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

A polluted environment is a deadly one - particularly for young children, says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General.

Many websites providing 'misleading' vaccine safety info: WHO

Many websites providing 'misleading' vaccine safety info: WHO

The global health body said every month around 173 million users access VSN websites that contain, among other information, credible vaccine safety information.

WHO releases 1st ever list of 12 most 'dangerous superbugs' – Most of these bacteria have existence in India

WHO releases 1st ever list of 12 most 'dangerous superbugs' – Most of these bacteria have existence in India

As part of WHO’s efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines, the list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics.

 

12 'priority pathogens' greatest threats to human health; new antibiotics urgently required: WHO

12 'priority pathogens' greatest threats to human health; new antibiotics urgently required: WHO

The "priority pathogens" list published by the WHO on Monday has three rankings – critical, high and medium – according to how urgently new antibiotics are needed.

Feeling depressed after childbirth? Ways to deal with postpartum baby blues

Feeling depressed after childbirth? Ways to deal with postpartum baby blues

Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is very common after childbirth.

Is your loved one depressed? This is what you can do

Is your loved one depressed? This is what you can do

While stress can make depression worse, patience and perseverance is required because recovery from depression can take time.

Alarming rise of mental cases in India: Over 5 cr Indians affected by depression, 3 cr others have anxiety, says WHO

Alarming rise of mental cases in India: Over 5 cr Indians affected by depression, 3 cr others have anxiety, says WHO

HO document shows that while over five crore Indians, suffered from depression in 2015, over three crore others suffered from anxiety disorders in the corresponding year.

WHO regards depression as major cause of disability: Report

WHO regards depression as major cause of disability: Report

An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency said in a report.

Football star Lionel Messi becomes face of Hepatitis C treatment initiative in Egypt

Football star Lionel Messi becomes face of Hepatitis C treatment initiative in Egypt

Messi has signed to become the ambassador for Tour n' Cure, the Egyptian initiative said on its website.

Researchers estimate life expectancy to exceed 90 by 2030!

Researchers estimate life expectancy to exceed 90 by 2030!

The study offers many reasons behind the findings.

WHO assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority big boost to govt efforts towards quality healthcare: Nadda

WHO assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority big boost to govt efforts towards quality healthcare: Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Tuesday said the successful World Health Organisation (WHO) assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority will boost the government's efforts towards quality healthcare.

World Health Organisation calls for national framework to address health issues in India

World Health Organisation calls for national framework to address health issues in India

As the Centre and states are at varying levels of development, there is a need to be cognisant of this reality.