World Heart Day: Make healthy heart choices, WHO asks women

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Heart Day, WHO is asking women around the globe to make healthy heart choices.

World Health Organisation is calling on countries to take action to reduce the risk of heart disease in women.

India staring at a heart disease epidemic? Facts you should know!

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.

Chinese women's average life expectancy increases

Chinese women's average life expectancy grew to 77.4 years in 2010, an increase of 4.1 years over 2000, a white paper issued on Tuesday said.

'Pvt sector support lacking in public health schemes'

 Public health programmes are "failing" in India due to the lack of private sector support, a top World Health Organisation (WHO) executive said on Friday while underscoring the "gap" between policy-making and research.

WHO calls for focus on neglected tropical diseases

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday called for renewed commitments and focused efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases which continue to disable, disfigure and kill people in South-East Asia.

First dengue treatment comes closer to reality

As per a new study, first dengue treatment has come closer to reality.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2015: Raise awareness and reduce stigma, says WHO

On the eve of the World Suicide Prevention Day 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) today called for collective efforts to raise awareness about suicide and reduce the stigma associated with it.

WHO seeks investment in emergency preparedness measures

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday asked South East Asian nations to invest in emergency preparedness measures to effectively respond to natural disasters, infectious diseases and radiological disasters in the future.

High prevalence of Osteoporosis among Indian men: Survey

Not just women, men in India have also reported high incidence of Osteoporosis as per a health survey which has claimed that over 80 per cent of 73 lakh men screened were found to have alarmingly low levels of vitamin D in their blood which is essential for maximising bone health.

Beware, dengue can affect your vision!

Dengue fever is a dangerous and debilitating disease caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. But, what's even scarier is that the mosquito-borne disease can affect vision and in rare cases, cause blindness.

Ebola could be defeated by year-end: WHO

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could be completely over by the end of the year if efforts to root out new cases are kept up, the WHO chief said Thursday.

Lifestyle diseases increase death risk of 25% Indians, before they turn 70: Study

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A recent study suggests that 25% Indians may die from non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cardio-vascular ailments or cancer before they turn 70 years of age.

IOC rules out viral testing of Rio's Olympic waters
IOC rules out viral testing of Rio's Olympic waters

The International Olympic Committee ruled out conducting viral tests of Rio de Janeiro's sewage-laden waterways ahead of the 2016 games, a top official said, despite an Associated Press study showing dangerously high levels of disease-causing viruses at all aquatic venues, with experts saying athletes are almost certain to be exposed to pathogens.

Ebola response enters 3rd phase but cases may rise again: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) today said that the Ebola outbreak response has entered its third phase, but warned against "irrational exuberance" as the number of fresh cases dropped to two last week.

Increasing salt intake puts you at high BP risk

 Stressing for the need to maintain a lower salt diet over a lifetime, significant research has revealed that people who gradually increase the amount of salt in diets also face high blood pressure risk as people who habitually eat a high-salt diet.

Novel ingredient can cut daily salt intake

An ingredient that reduces sodium in certain foods can also lower its intake in the general public, saving them from various life-threatening diseases, new research shows.

Ebola toll exceeds 11,250 in West Africa: WHO

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the number of people killed by Ebola in West Africa has exceeded 11,250.

Less than one mental health worker per 10000 people globally: WHO

Nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide have mental health disorder, but only one per cent of the global health workforce is working in the area, the WHO said today with a top official underlining that a country of India's size needs about ten times more specialists than it currently has.

Blocking key human protein can stop malaria

Scientists have identified a key protein in the human body that, if targeted, can stop the malaria parasite in its tracks.

No conclusive proof that mobile radiation is harmful: BSNL

There is no decisive data or evidence so far to show that radiations from mobile phones or towers have adverse health or environmental effects in India, a top BSNL official here said.