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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
Medical marijuana carries no health risks, isn't addictive: WHO

Medical marijuana carries no health risks, isn't addictive: WHO

 Had health officials chosen to make medical marijuana illegal, it would have banned physicians from prescribing medical marijuana across the world.

Dec 15, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
Half the world's population lacks access to basic health services: WHO

Half the world's population lacks access to basic health services: WHO

The WHO said that it was completely unacceptable that more than half the world’s people still don’t get the most basic healthcare.

Dec 14, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
Six percent of global malaria cases recorded in India: WHO

Six percent of global malaria cases recorded in India: WHO

In 2016, there were an estimated 445,000 deaths from malaria globally, compared to 446,000 estimated deaths in 2015.

Nov 29, 2017, 17:40 PM IST
An end to TB: Tuberculosis may be eradicated by 2030, says WHO

An end to TB: Tuberculosis may be eradicated by 2030, says WHO

Delegates from 114 countries have agreed to take urgent action to end TB.
 

Nov 18, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Over 15,000 fresh cases of TB detected: Health Minister JP Nadda

Over 15,000 fresh cases of TB detected: Health Minister JP Nadda

TB is an infectious, airborne disease that mainly affects the lungs. It is also one of the top ten causes of death worldwide.

Nov 17, 2017, 09:01 AM IST
Include these five foods in your diet if you are diabetic

Include these five foods in your diet if you are diabetic

The theme for this year is 'Women and Diabetes'.

Nov 14, 2017, 11:25 AM IST
India may be staring at a possible mental health epidemic: President Ram Nath Kovind

India may be staring at a possible mental health epidemic: President Ram Nath Kovind

Nearly two hundred thousand Indians take their own lives each year and if data for attempted suicide was included the number goes up substantially.

Nov 03, 2017, 08:26 AM IST
World Mental Health Day: Here’s how you fight depression, says science

World Mental Health Day: Here’s how you fight depression, says science

WHO says, nearly five crore Indians are suffering from depression and over 300 million people are living with it globally.

Oct 10, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
Measles eradicated from UK for the first time, says WHO

Measles eradicated from UK for the first time, says WHO

The global health body issues the statement of elimination once a disease has stopped circulating for at least three years.

Sep 27, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
Pakistani family caught carrying 'mosquito bag' into hospital

Pakistani family caught carrying 'mosquito bag' into hospital

Hospital authorities suspect the mosquitos were 'carriers of a lethal diesease.' 

Sep 21, 2017, 11:04 AM IST
Global shortage of antibiotics, may impact treatment options: WHO

Global shortage of antibiotics, may impact treatment options: WHO

There are also very few oral antibiotics in the pipeline, yet these are essential formulations for treating infections outside hospitals or in resource-limited settings.

Sep 20, 2017, 12:21 PM IST
WHO calls for 'bolder political actions' to curb premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases

WHO calls for 'bolder political actions' to curb premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases

NCDs are by far the leading cause of death in the world, representing 63% of all annual deaths, with more than 36 million people killed each year.

Sep 19, 2017, 10:36 AM IST
If air quality in India meets WHO standards, people could live longer

If air quality in India meets WHO standards, people could live longer

The Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) developed by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), when applied at the national level, translates to about four additional years over and above the existing average life span of Indians.

Sep 12, 2017, 20:33 PM IST
Affordable medicine: WHO wants bold steps

Affordable medicine: WHO wants bold steps

The WHO also wants more emphasis to be given on leveraging collective strengths through greater inter-country cooperation. 

Sep 10, 2017, 19:47 PM IST
Strengthen health systems to eradicate dengue, malaria: WHO

Strengthen health systems to eradicate dengue, malaria: WHO

The world health body said that in recent years the transmission dynamics and risk of vector-borne diseases have shifted due to unplanned urbanisation, increased movement of people and goods, and environmental changes.

Sep 09, 2017, 17:04 PM IST