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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
India witnessed highest number of TB cases, deaths in 2016: WHO

India witnessed highest number of TB cases, deaths in 2016: WHO

TB is an infectious, airborne disease mainly affecting the lungs and is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Oct 31, 2017, 12:39 PM 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
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
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
2,000 dead, over 530,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO

2,000 dead, over 530,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO

The epidemic has spread rapidly because of the deterioration in hygienic and sanitary conditions and the disruption of water supply in the country, which has suffered an armed conflict since 2014, the WHO said.

Aug 22, 2017, 11:02 AM IST
Cholera cases in war-ravaged Yemen soar past half-million: WHO

Cholera cases in war-ravaged Yemen soar past half-million: WHO

Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, WHO said.

Aug 14, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
Ebola can persist in survivor's semen 2 years after infection

Ebola can persist in survivor's semen 2 years after infection

The research team also observed the detection of Ebola virus RNA in the semen of men who had previously had a negative test of their semen in some cases.

Aug 03, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
India among five countries responsible for most child deaths due to inadequate breastfeeding: UN report

India among five countries responsible for most child deaths due to inadequate breastfeeding: UN report

Breastfeeding not only helps prevent diarrhoea and pneumonia, two major causes of death in infants, it also helps reduce mothers' risk of ovarian and breast cancer, two leading causes of death among women.

Aug 02, 2017, 11:59 AM IST
Yemen cholera toll rises to 1,992: WHO

Yemen cholera toll rises to 1,992: WHO

The International Committee of the Red Cross has expected the suspected cases of cholera in Yemen to reach 600,000 by the end of 2017.

Jul 30, 2017, 11:07 AM IST
World Hepatitis Day 2017: Know its different types and symptoms!

World Hepatitis Day 2017: Know its different types and symptoms!

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue, commonly caused by a viral infection.

Jul 28, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

Malnutrition is one of the main challenges in containing the disease.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:36 AM IST
Dramatic rise in tobacco control policies in last decade: WHO

Dramatic rise in tobacco control policies in last decade: WHO

The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic found that 4.7 billion people--63 per cent of world's population--are covered by policies such as strong graphic warnings, smoke-free public places or other measures.

Jul 20, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

In a latest report on the global tobacco epidemic, the WHO said about 4.7 billion people, or 63 per cent of the world's population, are covered today by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure. 

Jul 20, 2017, 15:32 PM IST