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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
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
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
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