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Air pollution deaths – How to protect yourself and your family!

Air pollution has been linked to a number of serious health problems, including cardiovascular diseases, stroke, chronic respiratory diseases and cancers.

Marriage between first cousins increases risk of passing genetic disorders: Study

A study by Igenomix, the reproductive genetic laboratory giant, on Wednesday has revealed that consanguineous marriages or marriages between first cousins increase the risk of passing genetic disorders to their children.

India accounts for 75% of air pollution casualties in South East Asian Region: WHO

The WHO report released Tuesday said air pollution is killing nearly 8,00,000 people a year in the South East Asian Region with India alone accounting for at least 75% of the casualties caused by cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer.

Tobacco farmers seek participation in WHO summit

The International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) on Thursday urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow their participation in the upcoming 7th Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

UN high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance: Five things to know!

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the biggest threats to global health and endangers other major priorities.

DNA: Analyzing how Sri Lanka managed to control malaria

Analyzing how Sri Lanka managed to control Malaria. To know more watch the full news story of DNA.

Yoga helps in building resilience against non communicable diseases

Health Minister J P Nadda on Wednesday said that yoga helps in building resilience against the non-communicable diseases and can also be used for preventing and controlling many other lifestyle diseases.

Health Minister JP Nadda ​ to lead yoga session at WHO conference

 Health Minister J.P. Nadda will lead the yoga session at the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee of the Southeast Asia region here on Wednesday, a statement said.

WHO certifies Sri Lanka as Malaria-free

According to WHO, after Malaria cases soared in the 1970s and 80s, the country's anti-Malaria campaign in the 1990s adjusted its strategy to intensively target the parasite in addition to targeting the mosquitoes.

India may have up to three times more TB patients than assumed

The study found that in 2014, the private sector treated between 1.9 million and 5.34 million cases -- or about double the cases handled by government-run hospitals.

Common cancer symptoms: Why it is important for you to recognise them

Symptoms of cancer vary widely depending on the specific type and grade of cancer, or may not occur at all.

Do you know how harmful leading a sedentary lifestyle is? - Read

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of avoidable death and is as harmful as smoking, as per World Health Organisation.

Seasonal allergies may cause changes in the brain

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens such as pollen, dust mites and leads to cold-like runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure.

There is one doctor for 893 patients: Govt

There is one doctor for every 893 patients in the country if allopathic doctors and those practising Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy streams are considered together, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

Parasitic worm infection may increase HIV risk

W bancrofti is a mosquito borne parasitic worm. Worldwide, it causes 90 per cent of lymphatic filariasis cases, a disease commonly known as elephantiasis, which is a neglected tropical disease as defined by the World Health Organisation.

Breastfeeding: How much, how often, introduction of solid foods!

It is recommended that newborns should not go more than about 4 hours without feeding, even overnight.

Japanese encephalitis: All you need to know about the viral disease

 The incubation period of JEV (time from infection until illness) is typically 5-15 days, but 1 in 250 infections develop into encephalitis.

2016 Rio Olympics: WHO chief going to the Games, says Zika risk low

2016 Rio Olympics: WHO chief going to the Games, says Zika risk low

Brazil has been hardest hit by the disease outbreak, and many physicians, competitors and potential visitors have expressed fears the Olympics could serve as a catalyst to spread the virus globally.

India should double coverage of HBV vaccine at birth: WHO

WHO representative to India, Henk Bekedam, described "the administration of Hepatitis B dose within 24 hours of birth as a key challenge."

World Hepatitis Day: 52 million Indians suffer from chronic hepatitis

 Hepatitis is an inflammatory of the liver, commonly caused by a viral infection.