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1 billion young at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO

Zee Media Bureau

Geneva: World Health Organization said today that more than one billion young people are at risk risk of hearing loss through listening to loud music.

WHO lauds India for anti-smoking mechanisms

The World Health Organisation today lauded India's tobacco control mechanisms, calling the country a "champion" for curbing "tobacco marketing in films".

Millions of Pakistani infants short of anti-TB vaccination

 Millions of infants in Pakistan will miss anti-tuberculosis immunization due to a countrywide shortage of Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine that protects them from tuberculosis.

Health mission urges more Saudi measures to combat MERS

An international health mission said today more measures are needed to combat the spread of MERS in Saudi Arabia, the country worst hit by the coronavirus.

WHO calls for 'smart' syringes to stem deadly diseases

The World Health Organisation has called on healthcare providers around the globe to switch to syringes that can only be used once in order to better battle deadly diseases spread by needle sharing.

Two suspected cases of polio in Bihar

Two suspected cases of polio have been reported in Bihar's Darbhanga district and the samples taken from two children were sent for tests at a laboratory in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Sunday.

Ebola-hit Liberia to reopen borders

Liberia is planning to reopen its borders following a reduction in the number of Ebola cases being reported in the country, a media report said Saturday.

PM2.5 level in Delhi 10 times more than WHO limits: Greenpeace

In an alarming news about the quality of air in Delhi, a survey has found the deadly PM2.5 levels in the national capital was 10 times higher than the safety limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation.

3,600 kids orphaned by Ebola in West Africa: UN

 At least 3,600 children have been orphaned due to the Ebola outbreak in West African countries, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said.

Apollo Cancer Conclave begins from Feb 6 in Hyderabad

A three-day international conference 'Apollo Cancer Conclave' (ACC) 2015, aimed at improving cancer management in India and abroad will be held here from February 6 onwards.

Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO
Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO

The weekly number of new Ebola cases registered across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose in the last week of January, marking the first hike in 2015, the World Health Organisation has said.

New Ebola cases lowest in seven months: WHO

The number of new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has fallen to the lowest level since late June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.

Ebola virus toll nearly 8,800: WHO

The number of people killed by the Ebola virus disease has reached 8,795, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Rich countries must support Ebola recovery: Oxfam

Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said on Tuesday.

WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

The World Health Organisation is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.

Suspected case of polio in Gurgaon

 A suspected case of polio has been reported from near Gurgaon and samples of an 18-month-old girl child have been sent for tests, a doctor said on Saturday.

Genetic changes in Ebola may impede treatments: Study

Researchers in the US studying the genetic makeup of Ebola in West Africa said on Tuesday that they have identified several mutations that could potentially interfere with the effectiveness of new drugs for the deadly virus.

212 Cambodian villagers infected with HIV

At least 212 villagers have been infected with HIV in Cambodia's Battambang province, the health ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO) jointly announced Saturday.

Ebola death toll tops 8,000: WHO

 The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has risen to 8,153 out of 20,656 cases recorded, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.

Rotating night shifts can be hazardous to health: Study

Working in rotating night shifts may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer, a new study has warned.