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Transsexualism will no longer be treated as a 'mental disorder': World Health Organization

Transsexualism will no longer be treated as a 'mental disorder': World Health Organization

This comes about 40 years after WHO stopped treating homosexuality as a disorder.

Jun 21, 2018, 11:38 AM IST
Nipah virus claims lives in Kerala: All about the rare, deadly Nipah virus

Nipah virus claims lives in Kerala: All about the rare, deadly Nipah virus

India has in the past documented human-to-human transmission of the rare Nipah virus.

May 21, 2018, 08:37 AM IST
Delhi environment minister seeks urgent meeting on air pollution

Delhi environment minister seeks urgent meeting on air pollution

Imran Hussain has written to union minister Harsh Vardhan seeking meeting with environment ministers of neighbouring states.

May 03, 2018, 12:39 PM IST

In WHO's global list, 14 of 20 most-polluted cities in India

Indian cities are fast becoming a gas chamber - choking residents towards a slow death with each breath.

May 02, 2018, 13:13 PM IST
India, China account for more than half of world's air pollution deaths: Study

India, China account for more than half of world's air pollution deaths: Study

Air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as chronic respiratory conditions like asthma.

Apr 18, 2018, 13:44 PM IST
World Health Day 2018: Simple ways to stay fit and healthy

World Health Day 2018: Simple ways to stay fit and healthy

Come April 7 and everyone across the globe will be seen celebrating World Health Day.

Apr 03, 2018, 16:20 PM IST
Doctors, what doctors? Woman gives birth in an auto in Chhattisgarh

Doctors, what doctors? Woman gives birth in an auto in Chhattisgarh

The woman was taken to Koriya's Community Health Centre in an autorickshaw but once there, no doctor was available to help her with the procedure.

Apr 02, 2018, 08:07 AM IST
Evil buds: Your earphones may be making you deaf, says WHO

Evil buds: Your earphones may be making you deaf, says WHO

It's not Dr Dre's fault. It may be the choices you have made.

Mar 31, 2018, 19:57 PM IST
World Tuberculosis Day 2018: Here's what you can do to prevent the disease

World Tuberculosis Day 2018: Here's what you can do to prevent the disease

It is an event designed to build public awareness about the epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
WHO member-countries commit to end TB by 2030

WHO member-countries commit to end TB by 2030

Member-countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region, including India, on Wednesday committed to intensifying efforts to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030.

Mar 15, 2018, 10:42 AM IST
'Disease X' added to list of potential pandemic killers by WHO

'Disease X' added to list of potential pandemic killers by WHO

According to WHO, the name 'Disease X' "represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease."

Mar 13, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
Some top-selling diabetes drugs in India unsafe for patients: Experts

Some top-selling diabetes drugs in India unsafe for patients: Experts

The study's authors pointed out that in March 2016, the Indian government banned more than 300 unapproved FDCs that lacked clinical support or that were found to be potentially harmful. 

Mar 08, 2018, 11:02 AM IST
WHO revises childbirth guidelines, calls for elimination of 'unrealistic' benchmarks

WHO revises childbirth guidelines, calls for elimination of 'unrealistic' benchmarks

Women in labour should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions while participating more in decision-making, the UN health agency said.

Feb 16, 2018, 13:52 PM IST
'Most Indians concerned about poor lighting harming kids' eyesight'

'Most Indians concerned about poor lighting harming kids' eyesight'

The survey pointed out that nearly half of all Indian parents worry that their child will need spectacles in future.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:27 PM IST
47 million children in India reside in most polluted areas: Report

47 million children in India reside in most polluted areas: Report

'Airpocalypse-II', a Greenpeace India report, said children are worst affected in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharashtra and Delhi respectively.

Jan 30, 2018, 07:12 AM IST
WHO helps Zambia immunize 1 million people against cholera

WHO helps Zambia immunize 1 million people against cholera

Two million doses of oral cholera vaccine from the Gavi-funded global stockpile were delivered to the southern African country in January, enough to immunize one million people.

Jan 11, 2018, 10:27 AM IST
Inside toxic Delhi's healthiest building, air as pure as in Switzerland

Inside toxic Delhi's healthiest building, air as pure as in Switzerland

The Paharpur Business Centre is a virtual jungle from the inside where pollution is at an absolute minimum despite being alarmingly high outside.

Jan 09, 2018, 09:46 AM IST
WHO pre-qualifies Indian vaccine for typhoid

WHO pre-qualifies Indian vaccine for typhoid

The Hyderabad-based company claims that Typbar TCV is the world's first clinically proven TCV.
 

Jan 03, 2018, 19:32 PM IST
WHO to classify 'Gaming Disorder' as a mental health condition in 2018

WHO to classify 'Gaming Disorder' as a mental health condition in 2018

The WHO said gaming disorder is wider than just video gaming disorder.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:31 PM IST
USD 1.5 million released for Rohingya refugees in Bangla: WHO

USD 1.5 million released for Rohingya refugees in Bangla: WHO

The global body said it has deployed additional staff and resources to respond to the rapidly spreading outbreak of the disease among the refugees in Cox's Bazar, adding that it has seen more than "1,500 probable cases including 21 deaths".

Dec 19, 2017, 22:56 PM IST

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