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India facing shortage of 600,000 doctors, 2 million nurses: Study

India has shortage of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses, say scientists who found that lack of staff who are properly trained in administering antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing live-saving drugs.

Apr 14, 2019, 23:19 PM IST

How toys are doing more harm than good to our children

Toys are among a child's first possessions. But do you know that the chemicals used in the manufacturing of these toys can adversely affect your child’s health? According to a new study, these contaminated toys can prove dangerous to children with serious health implications.

Dec 22, 2018, 11:46 AM IST

Malaria cases fell by 24% between 2016 and 2017 in India: WHO

The report states that there has been a substantial decline in the number of malaria cases in Odisha which has helped the country fare better this year.

Nov 20, 2018, 11:43 AM IST

Indians may live four years more if air is cleaned to WHO standards: Study

A group of researchers have proposed a slew of measures to overcome the issue that includes applying monetary charges for excess emissions.

Aug 13, 2018, 15:29 PM IST

Swachh Bharat Mission could save 3 lakh lives each year: WHO

The Swacch Bharat Mission was launched on October 2 of 2014 and aims to bring an end to open defecation in the entire country by 2019.

Aug 04, 2018, 10:15 AM IST

Licensed water trolleys in north Delhi found 'violating' health norms

Generally parked on pavements or other public places, these facilities cater to people, especially the lower-income group in quenching their thirst. 

Aug 03, 2018, 18:01 PM IST

Congo's new Ebola outbreak can't be tackled by vaccines, says WHO; triggers panic

Congo declared the outbreak of new Ebola on Wednesday of which it may be impossible to use a vaccine to tackle new Ebola virus, said WHO.

Aug 03, 2018, 10:36 AM IST

Three in every five newborns not breastfed in first hour of life

According to UNICEF and WHO report, newborns who breastfeed in the first hour of life are significantly more likely to survive.

Jul 31, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

Breast is best: Pamela Anderson bats for breastfeeding, writes to UN

The disapproval of the resolution by the US government has garnered a lot of criticism and strong reactions from people.

Jul 11, 2018, 18:37 PM IST

Transsexualism will no longer be treated as a 'mental disorder': World Health Organization

This comes about 40 years after WHO stopped treating homosexuality as a disorder.

Jun 21, 2018, 11:38 AM IST

Nipah virus claims lives in Kerala: All about the rare, deadly Nipah virus

India has in the past documented human-to-human transmission of the rare Nipah virus.

May 21, 2018, 08:37 AM IST

Delhi environment minister seeks urgent meeting on air pollution

Imran Hussain has written to union minister Harsh Vardhan seeking meeting with environment ministers of neighbouring states.

May 03, 2018, 12:39 PM IST

In WHO's global list, 14 of 20 most-polluted cities in India

Indian cities are fast becoming a gas chamber - choking residents towards a slow death with each breath.

May 02, 2018, 13:13 PM IST

India, China account for more than half of world's air pollution deaths: Study

Air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, stroke and heart disease, as well as chronic respiratory conditions like asthma.

Apr 18, 2018, 13:44 PM IST

World Health Day 2018: Simple ways to stay fit and healthy

Come April 7 and everyone across the globe will be seen celebrating World Health Day.

Apr 03, 2018, 16:20 PM IST

Doctors, what doctors? Woman gives birth in an auto in Chhattisgarh

The woman was taken to Koriya's Community Health Centre in an autorickshaw but once there, no doctor was available to help her with the procedure.

Apr 02, 2018, 08:07 AM IST

Evil buds: Your earphones may be making you deaf, says WHO

It's not Dr Dre's fault. It may be the choices you have made.

Mar 31, 2018, 19:57 PM IST

World Tuberculosis Day 2018: Here's what you can do to prevent the disease

It is an event designed to build public awareness about the epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:40 PM IST

WHO member-countries commit to end TB by 2030

Member-countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region, including India, on Wednesday committed to intensifying efforts to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030.

Mar 15, 2018, 10:42 AM IST

'Disease X' added to list of potential pandemic killers by WHO

According to WHO, the name 'Disease X' "represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease."

Mar 13, 2018, 15:59 PM IST