Make food safety a priority: WHO

The World Health Organisation(WHO) on Tuesday urged each nation in the South-East Asia region to make food safety a priority.

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.

India needs comprehensive tax policy for curbing tobacco use: WHO

India needs to draft a comprehensive tax policy for all tobacco products if it wants to cut down the easy access to the plethora of low-cost and locally produced tobacco products available in the country, World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested.

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.

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.

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.

4 more aid workers flown back to US for Ebola monitoring

Four more American aid workers arrived back in the United States today from West Africa to be monitored for Ebola, health officials said.

Mobile towers no health threat: Ravi Shankar Prasad

 Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday that fears of mobile towers being hazardous to health are not true, adding that reports from the World Health Organisation do not substantiate the claim.

Vaccine worth $1.3 mn spoils in Pakistan

 Pentavalent vaccine worth $1.3 million, enough to vaccinate 400,000 infants against five potentially deadly diseases, has spoiled in a storage room at the National Health Services (NHS) of Pakistan, media reported on Wednesday.

BMC denies in HC charges of drug scam in civic hospitals

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court, in which it denied allegations of an antibiotic drugs scam that is suspected to have put in danger the lives of patients last year in the civic hospitals here.

1.1 billion people at risk of hearing loss: WHO

Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at nightclubs, bars and sporting events, the WHO has warned.

1 billion young at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO

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Geneva: World Health Organization said today that more than one billion young people are at risk risk of hearing loss through listening to loud music.

WHO lauds India for anti-smoking mechanisms

The World Health Organisation today lauded India's tobacco control mechanisms, calling the country a "champion" for curbing "tobacco marketing in films".

Millions of Pakistani infants short of anti-TB vaccination

 Millions of infants in Pakistan will miss anti-tuberculosis immunization due to a countrywide shortage of Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine that protects them from tuberculosis.

Health mission urges more Saudi measures to combat MERS

An international health mission said today more measures are needed to combat the spread of MERS in Saudi Arabia, the country worst hit by the coronavirus.

WHO calls for 'smart' syringes to stem deadly diseases

The World Health Organisation has called on healthcare providers around the globe to switch to syringes that can only be used once in order to better battle deadly diseases spread by needle sharing.

Two suspected cases of polio in Bihar

Two suspected cases of polio have been reported in Bihar's Darbhanga district and the samples taken from two children were sent for tests at a laboratory in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Sunday.

Ebola-hit Liberia to reopen borders

Liberia is planning to reopen its borders following a reduction in the number of Ebola cases being reported in the country, a media report said Saturday.

PM2.5 level in Delhi 10 times more than WHO limits: Greenpeace

In an alarming news about the quality of air in Delhi, a survey has found the deadly PM2.5 levels in the national capital was 10 times higher than the safety limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation.