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Amitabh Bachchan reveals 75 percent of his liver is gone

The 76-year-old, who has been associated with various health campaigns like Polio, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis and diabetes, urged people to get tested and diagnosed.

Aug 20, 2019, 20:33 PM IST

Number of polio cases reaches 47 in Pakistan

The majority of cases, 36, have been reported in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and its tribal districts.

Jul 29, 2019, 16:35 PM IST

Arpita Khan Sharma calls out troll for demeaning her son

Recently, Arpita celebrated Ahil's third birthday with her father Salim Khan, and a video from the celebrations was uploaded on Instagram by the paparazzi.

Apr 04, 2019, 22:58 PM IST

Pakistan polio team caught faking data, wasting vaccines

A team from the World Health Organisation caught vaccinators deputed at the permanent transit point (PTP) of Sabzi Mandi Mor.

Nov 19, 2018, 13:56 PM IST

Big B admires 'undying dedication' of anti-polio campaign workers

Big B, who has served as Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for the polio eradication campaign in India, took to his blog to laud the hard work. 

Oct 24, 2018, 13:42 PM IST

Stephen Hawking may have had polio, was misdiagnosed with ALS, claims medical expert

Stephen Hawking passed away in the early hours of March 14 at his Cambridge residence at the age of 76. 

Mar 21, 2018, 18:04 PM IST

Pulse polio drive second phase underway, over 3 lakh children to be immunised

The second phase of Pulse Polio immunisation camp is currently underway in several parts of the country.

Mar 11, 2018, 13:21 PM IST

Terrorists kill mother, daughter working to eradicate polio

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead a mother and her daughter who were part of a polio vaccination team in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province.

Jan 19, 2018, 12:17 PM IST

Toddler dies half an hour after allegedly being administered polio drops in Ludhiana

Within half an hour, the child started frothing at the mouth and was rushed to Krishna Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Sep 22, 2017, 08:54 AM IST

Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

The novel vaccine was produced with a method that uses virus-like particles (VLPs) -- non-pathogenic mimics of the polio virus which are grown in plants.

Aug 17, 2017, 00:05 AM IST

As shortage of polio vaccine strikes world, WHO urges dose cut

The World Health Organization urged countries today to resort to smaller doses to ward off outbreaks of polio as there is a global shortage of the vaccine.

Apr 28, 2017, 23:31 PM IST

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases, from infancy to old age.

Apr 25, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

President Pranab Mukherjee launches Pulse Polio Programme

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday launched the Pulse Polio Programme for 2017 under which about 17 crore children of less than five years age will be immunised.

Jan 28, 2017, 20:49 PM IST

President Pranab Mukherjee launches pulse polio immunization programme

The programme will cover 17 crore children aged under five years in an effort to maintain the country's 'polio-free' status.

Jan 28, 2017, 17:16 PM IST

Six-in-one pediatric vaccine launched in India

The vaccine, Hexaxim, indicated for primary and booster vaccination of infants and toddlers from six weeks to 24 months of age, provides protection against six major childhood diseases -- diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenza B and Hepatitis B.

Nov 24, 2016, 20:07 PM IST

Ronan Farrow pays tribute to brother Thaddeus

Actress Mia Farrow's son Ronan has opened up about the death of his adopted India-born brother, Thaddeus, just days after he committed suicide. Ronan, 28, remembered Thaddeus in an Instagram post, uploading two throwback shots of his late brother, reported People magazine.

Sep 26, 2016, 18:37 PM IST

Mia Farrow's adopted Indian son Thaddeus dies in car accident

"The Great Gatsby" actress Mia Farrow's son Thaddeus has died following a car crash. He was 27.

Sep 22, 2016, 12:02 PM IST

Polio returns in Nigeria, two new cases reported since 2014

"A vaccination campaign will begin within the next 10 days," Haq said.

Aug 13, 2016, 10:45 AM IST

No threat to polio-free status of India, says WHO

Noting that all the countries including India maintain a "high vigil" for the detection of the disease, the World Health Organisation's South-East Asia Regional Office (WHO SEARO) said that no child has been afflicted by wild poliovirus since the last case was reported from West Bengal in January, 2011.

Jun 18, 2016, 18:54 PM IST

UN fears polio surge in children from Iraq`s Fallujah

Speaking to journalists by phone after touring camps for displaced people around Fallujah, Alwan said mothers were nervous because their children had not been vaccinated since the IS takeover in 2014.

Jun 17, 2016, 17:48 PM IST