Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed due to Zika, suggest experts

More than hundred prominent doctors in a letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO) have suggested that the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed over the Zika outbreak in Brazil.

Over 80 percent of world's city dwellers breathe polluted air: WHO

Over 80 percent of world's city dwellers breathe polluted air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a World Health Organisation reports said on Friday.

Delhi no longer most polluted city; Gwalior, Allahabad top the chart in India

Delhi no longer most polluted city; Gwalior, Allahabad top the chart in India

The national capital was ranked ninth worst city in the survey, with an annual average PM 2.5 measurement of 122.

World Health Day 2016: Five ways to prevent diabetes!

Diabetes is caused mainly from unhealthy eating habits, stress and lack of physical activity.

WHO confirms new Ebola case in Liberia

WHO said a 30-year-old woman died of Ebola on Thursday while being transferred to a hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

Centre notifies new rules for management of bio-medical waste

Centre notifies new rules for management of bio-medical waste

Under the new rules, bio-medical waste has been classified into four categories instead of the earlier 10 to improve the segregation of waste at source.

Bedaquiline,1st drug for multi-drug resistant TB launched!

Health Minister JP Nadda launched first drug for multi-drug resistant TB at a high-profile meeting of international stakeholders, organised by his ministry and the World Health Organisation on Monday.

Serena Williams eyes Rio Olympics on her return to competition

Serena Williams eyes Rio Olympics on her return to competition

Williams, who will face Wozniacki in the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday, has already won Olympic gold four times, once in the singles and on three occasions in the doubles.

WHO seeks measures against declining efficacy of antibiotics

According to the WHO, when an antibiotic is used, bacteria that can resist that antibiotic have a greater chance of survival than those that are susceptible.

Does sexual aggression change female brain?

Women who experience sexual violence are more likely to suffer from depression, PTSD and other mood disorders.

34 countries reports Zika virus: WHO

Zika is a virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. It was first discovered in 1947 in the Zika forest of Uganda.

Colombia sees sharp rise in Zika cases

Three of these patients have died because of Zika virus infection and six more suspicious deaths were under investigation.

Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks: WHO

The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to "normal infants."

180 school children fall sick after taking tablets in Bihar on National Deworming Day: Report

At least 180 school children in Bihar took ill after they were administered deworming Albendazole tablets on Wednesday.

Chill as your smartphone won't give you cancer

No study or research about cancer has proved that non-ionising radiation causes cancer. If someone speaks on mobile phone for a long time, it generates heat.

Intake of fruits and vegetables low in Indians: Survey

Indians, across all age groups, consume less than half the quantity of fruits and vegetables recommended by World Health Organisation, a study revealed.

Australia, Pacific island countries on alert for Zika virus

Zika carrying mosquitoes are endemic to tropical and sub-tropical environments.

 

Red emergency alert against 'dangerous 7'

The WHO had on Thursday issued a warning to all countries, including India, who have the vector of Aedes mosquito, adding that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively" and could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas.

Red emergency alert against 'dangerous 7'- Part II

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