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'Zika epidemic still concern for public health'

'Zika epidemic still concern for public health'

The latest update of ECDC's rapid risk assessment on the Zika epidemic looked at the recent epidemiological and scientific information in light of the risk to Europe and European citizens.

WHO cautions against indiscriminate use of antibiotics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has cautioned that the current practice of indiscriminate use of antibiotics is increasingly leading to resistance to medicines, persistence of infections and treatment failure.

Are e-cigarettes safe and effective?

Medical experts have questioned the evidence on safety and effectiveness, underpinning the recommendations of e-cigarettes.

Drug abuse threat to national security: Rajnath Singh

Drug abuse was a serious threat not only to public health but also to national security, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Wednesday.

US FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who as commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for almost six years has overseen public health initiatives ranging from tobacco control and food safety to personalized medicine and drug approvals, is stepping down, the agency said on Thursday.

Govt slashes health budget, already one of the world's lowest

India spends about 1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on public health, compared to 3 percent in China and 8.3 percent in the United States.