Antibiotic resistance serious global threat to public health: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned in its new report that resistance to antibiotics poses a serious global threat to public health.

Sanitation should be key political agenda`

Deploring the "inadequate" investment in India in the health sector, particularly sanitation, a top public health scientist Tuesday criticised politicians for not making sanitation a key political agenda.

Antibiotics use in farms creating public health crisis

The over-use of antibiotics by the agriculture and aquaculture industries is posing a threat to public health, and the way out is to impose a fee on their "non-human use", says a new paper.

Smokers likelier to quit under strict, city-wide smoking bans

Researchers have said that completely banning tobacco use inside the home - or more broadly in the whole city - measurably boosts the odds of smokers either cutting back or quitting entirely.

E-cigarettes could save lives, conference told

Switching to e-cigarettes could save millions of smokers` lives, a conference on the rapidly expanding use of the devices heard today, though some delegates warned more research on the health effects is needed.

Multi-sectoral policies needed for tobacco-free society: PM

Noting that use of tobacco imposes serious consequences on economy and society, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said its control needs a combination of political and public health action and multi-sectoral policies will drive down its demand and supply.

Literacy can improve public health in India more than income

Researchers have claimed that literacy has a greater impact on public health in India than income.

Raising `sin` taxes on tobacco, alcohol could help improve public health

Physicians believe that raising "sin" taxes on tobacco and alcoholic beverages, and imposing them on sugary drinks and fatty foods would lead many people to cut back, improving public health.

`Get rid of bacteria and improve public health to prevent stomach cancer`

Get rid of bacteria and improve public health to prevent stomach cancer in developing countries, Australian Nobel laureate Robin Warren said here Saturday.

Overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria widespread in parts of Asia

Researchers have warned that substantial overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria is evident in south and central Asia.

WHO meet: Southeast Asian MPs focus on public health

WHO has brought together parliamentarians from Southeast Asia to discuss challenges and strengthen the public health system.

WHO meet: Southeast Asian MPs focus on public health

WHO has brought together parliamentarians from Southeast Asia to discuss challenges and strengthen the public health system.

Leaded fuel to be gone by 2013: UN

Leaded gasoline, once so widespread it was sold at US pumps as "regular" fuel, is expected to be eradicated globally within two years, the United Nations Environment Program announced Thursday.

WHO urges countries to tackle tobacco epidemic

Globally, nearly six million people die each year from tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke. The annual global death toll from the epidemic of tobacco use could rise to eight million by 2030.

WHO urges countries to tackle tobacco epidemic

Globally, nearly six million people die each year from tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke. The annual global death toll from the epidemic of tobacco use could rise to eight million by 2030.

Environment not issue of activism but of public health: Ramesh

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday asked industry captains not to
look at environment as an issue of "activism" but of public
health that affects all.

How economic recessions affect public health

A new study suggests that mortality rates during economic recessions in developed countries decline rather than increase.

How economic recessions affect public health

A new study suggests that mortality rates during economic recessions in developed countries decline rather than increase.