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Govt set to defer tobacco pictorial warning notification

Under pressure from various quarters, government is set to defer indefinitely the implementation of notification for increasing the size of pictorial warning on tobacco products beyond April one, when it was to come into force.

Ebola more deadly for young children: Study

Ebola is more likely to be fatal for children under five, an international team of scientists led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, a media report said on Thursday.

World`s first anti-organ trafficking treaty opens

 Starting Wednesday nations will be able to sign what backers say is the first ever international treaty to take on human organ trafficking.

Ebola crisis not yet over: Report

The number of Ebola cases might have declined, but the crisis caused by the disease is not yet over, the global medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Monday.

WHO denies politics swayed Ebola emergency declaration

The World Health Organization has denied that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the spread of the Ebola virus last year, despite evidence senior staffers repeatedly discussed the diplomatic and economic fallout of such a move.

WHO calls for global solidarity, action to end TB

WHO has called for global solidarity and action in a bid to put TB infection to an end.

WHO denies politics swayed Ebola emergency declaration

The World Health Organization has denied that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the spread of the Ebola virus last year, despite evidence senior staffers repeatedly discussed the diplomatic and economic fallout of such a move.

One year on, MSF slams global response to Ebola

A year on from the start of the Ebola outbreak, a report published Monday by frontline aid agency Doctors Without Borders slammed the international community`s slow response and detailed the "indescribable horror" faced by its staff.

One year on, MSF slams global response to Ebola

A year on from the start of the Ebola outbreak, a report published Monday by frontline aid agency Doctors Without Borders slammed the international community`s slow response and detailed the "indescribable horror" faced by its staff.

Medical devices industry in India underinvested: WHO

The ambitious 'Make in India' campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi throws up opportunities for growth of domestic medical devices industry, which is not only "underinvested" but heavily import-oriented at present, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Liberia reports first Ebola infection in a month: Government

Liberia said on Friday a patient in the capital has tested positive for Ebola, more than a month after the last new case of the disease was registered.

UN cancer agency IARC sees a risk in five pesticides

The UN`s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including a commonly-used weedkiller, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.

Scale up TB control initiatives to reach missing cases: WHO

Tuberculosis affects nearly three million people in WHO's South-East Asia region every year and of them nearly one million go undetected or untreated.

Tobacco use on decline but govts must intensify action: WHO

The rate of tobacco use is declining and non-smoking is becoming the new norm worldwide, the WHO has said.

Sierra Leone imposes new curfew to contain Ebola

Sierra Leone enforced on Thursday a new three-day curfew in an attempt to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, which has already killed nearly 3,700 people in the African country.

WHO chief says `tremendous progress` made in Ebola fight

The world has made "tremendous progress" in combatting the deadly Ebola virus, the UN`s World Health Organization chief told AFP on Wednesday.

Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund

Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched a joint fund in Abu Dhabi Wednesday to help developing countries pass tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with industry giants.

WHO chief wants tobacco firms pushed 'out of business'

World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan urged global action today to drive tobacco companies "out of business" and hailed progress in tackling smoking in many countries.

Tuberculosis still raging in Eastern Europe

About a thousand people still contract tuberculosis daily in Europe and Central Asia, despite an overall decline of the disease, a report by the Europe Centre for Disease Prevention and Control(ECDC) revealed Tuesday.