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Weather doesn`t cause low back pain, say scientists

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 13:08

Aussie scientists have shunned the belief that low back pain are linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation.

Gaza healthcare services on brink of collapse: WHO

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 03:11

Health services in the occupied Palestinian territory are on the brink of collapse amid severe shortages in medicines and fuel for hospital generators, as the Gaza conflict with Israel deepens, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday.Health services in the occupied Palestinian territory are on the brink of collapse amid severe shortages in medicines and fuel for hospital generators, as the Gaza conflict with Israel deepens, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday.

West African nations in crisis talks as Ebola spreads

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:55

Health ministers from across western Africa gathered on Wednesday to plan "drastic action" against the world`s deadliest-ever Ebola epidemic as dozens of new cases continued to emerge.

Risk of Ebola spread in west Africa, WHO warns

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:32

The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola could spread beyond hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighbouring nations, but insisted that travel bans were not the answer.

Indian refiners face $13 bn clean fuels bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 23:55

Oil refiners will need to invest 800 billion rupees (USD 13.4 billion) in upgrades to produce cleaner fuels, a government official said, as the world`s fourth biggest oil consumer seeks to curb dire air pollution in its cities.

WHO study report on India`s air pollution a `shocker`: NGO

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 23:01

A green NGO today termed as "shocker" the latest WHO data which says India is among the world`s worst countries for its polluted air and demanded a response from the government "to the public health crisis".

Delhi`s air more polluted than Beijing`s, reveals new study

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 12:36

An examination of daily pollution figures collected from New Delhi suggests that the air in the national capital is laden with dangerous small particles of pollution.

Hepatitis...It`s closer than you think

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 18:50

WHD is an annual event that grants special focus on people living with Hepatitis B,C.

New UN communications and economic chiefs named

Last Updated: Friday, June 01, 2012, 14:55

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has appointed Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal to be the UN`s new communications chief.

Russia to ban smoking indoors

Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 10:03

Russia is undertaking this step in an effort to stamp out the habit.

`Curbing C-sections could save countries billions`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 10:34

Putting a halt to medically unnecessary cesarean sections could save more than $2 billion a year worldwide, a new study estimates.