WHO calls for intensified efforts to prevent hepatitis

World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed the importance of acting now to prevent hepatitis, saying infections caused by the five distinct hepatitis viruses are causing about 1.45 million deaths worldwide each year.

Britain reports two suspected MERS cases

 The Manchester Royal Infirmary has confirmed that its accident and emergency department (A&E) was temporarily shut down while two suspected cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) were being investigated.

World Hepatitis Day: Risks and preventive measures!

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can affect any individual of any age including children.

Cancer increasing all over the country: Governor

 There is an increase in cancer cases all over the country, which as per World Health Organisation reports,is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, Governor Dr K Rosaiah said here today.

Government launches drive to reduce diarrhoea deaths

To reduce diarrhoea deaths in the country, the union health ministry in collaboration with a few international health organisations on Friday launched the Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight-2015 programme.

No laxity in polio eradication program: Govt

No laxity has been reported in the polio eradication program after India was declared 'polio free' and the government has taken cognisance of reports of suspected polio cases which after tests were discarded as non-polio acute flaccid paralysis cases.

WHO to launch campaign to combat hepatitis in India

The WHO Thursday said it will launch a new pilot campaign in India, Egypt and Uganda to combat hepatitis which affects over two million people globally through the use of unsafe injections.

South Korea MERS outbreak 'virtually' over

The South Korean government on Monday declared the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus outbreak was "virtually" over.

Ebola toll exceeds 11,250 in West Africa: WHO

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the number of people killed by Ebola in West Africa has exceeded 11,250.

Air pollution costs France 100 billion euros per year
Air pollution costs France 100 billion euros per year

The effects of air pollution cost France some 100 billion euros ($110.1 billion) each year, a French Senate committee report estimated Wednesday, citing impact to health as the major expense.

Less than one mental health worker per 10000 people globally: WHO

Nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide have mental health disorder, but only one per cent of the global health workforce is working in the area, the WHO said today with a top official underlining that a country of India's size needs about ten times more specialists than it currently has.

NGT raps Centre for lack of measures to curb air pollution

Neither the Centre, nor the states are owning up responsibility for growing pollution or suggesting measures to curb it, the National Green Tribunal today said, asking whether they have no responsibility towards children suffering from the menace.

Why Indians are at higher risk of diabetes

Compared to those in the developed world, middle classes in India and other developing countries are more susceptible to Type-2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases, thanks to their undernourished ancestors, says a study.

Liberia tests on new Ebola virus show similar to earlier strain

Tests on the Ebola virus that claimed Liberia`s first victim since it was declared Ebola-free in May showed the strain was closely related to an earlier Liberian strain, the World Health Organization and a health official said on Friday.

Experts call for immediate WHO reform after Ebola exposes failings

Experts called on Tuesday for urgent, root-and-branch changes to the World Health Organization after an inadequate response to West Africa`s vast and deadly Ebola outbreak.

WHO urges governments to raise tobacco taxes to beat smoking

Too few governments make full use of tobacco taxes to dissuade people from smoking or help them to cut down and quit, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, recommending that at least 75 percent of the price of a pack of cigarettes should be tax.

Every third person in World is obese: Study

Over a third of the world's population is obese, a study published in the WHO bulletin has said while asserting that governments need to make the food supply healthier to reduce risk of problems linked to obesity.

Congo and WHO investigate possible Ebola outbreak

Health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating a possible outbreak of Ebola in a village about 270 km (170 miles) northeast of the capital Kinshasa, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Women face sexual abuse even during childbirth: WHO

Women face both physical and sexual abuse in health facilities during childbirth, a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows.

Cuba first country to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission: WHO

Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to newborn, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).