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Hyderabad mosque clinic teaching yoga to fight lifestyle diseases

The counselors at the clinic are teaching various asanas to the patients every alternate day besides giving them YouTube links to follow yoga on their mobile phones.

Feb 15, 2020, 20:12 PM IST

Coronavirus will be called COVID-19, announces WHO

The deadly Novel Coronavirus has officially got its name and will now be known as 'COVID-19'.

Feb 12, 2020, 16:54 PM IST

WHO working on recommendations for resuming flights to China

Sylvie Briand, WHO director of global infectious hazard preparedness, said people infected with the coronavirus should wear masks, but that for other people without signs of the disease, "the masks will not necessarily protect them 100%".

Feb 04, 2020, 22:18 PM IST

Will decide on Thursday if coronavirus outbreak in China is a global health emergency: WHO

 The World Health Organization said it will decide on Thursday (January 23) whether to declare a global emergency over the outbreak of a coronavirus spreading in and beyond China.

Jan 23, 2020, 06:31 AM IST

An extra 15 minute daily walk could boost global economy, says study

Adding an extra 15 minutes of daily walking, or jogging a steady one kilometre each day, would improve productivity and extend life expectancy - leading to more economic growth, the study by the health insurance group Vitality and the think tank RAND Europe found.

Nov 06, 2019, 17:44 PM IST

DNA: Mental health in India: 7.5% of country affected

A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that 7.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from some form of mental disorder.

Oct 10, 2019, 23:22 PM IST

Kashmiri man posing as WHO director dupes many, arrested in Mangaluru

The Kashmiri man and his accomplice duped people in different parts of country, including Goa, Mumbai, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Amritsar.

Aug 25, 2019, 14:29 PM IST

Indian firm develops test to detect drug-resistant TB mutation

The breakthrough DNA test will enable a doctor to correctly prescribe the most effective drug to a TB patient without a time-consuming trial and error process.

Aug 09, 2019, 15:39 PM IST

Quarter of global population at tuberculosis risk: Study

The study, published in European Respiratory Journal, shows that one in four people in the world carries tuberculosis bacterium in the body.

Aug 06, 2019, 15:24 PM IST

Shame, guilt affect work of asthma sufferers

Asthma sufferers are missing nearly one-tenth of work hours due to their symptoms, which also results in a loss of productivity and affects their emotional well being.

Aug 01, 2019, 17:01 PM IST

WHO calls for increased global action against tobacco

Although tobacco use has declined in most countries and regions, population growth means the total number of people using tobacco has remained stubbornly high.

Jul 29, 2019, 17:36 PM IST

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared 'health emergency'

Latest UN figures showed that some 650 people have died in the current outbreak, while about 12 new cases are reported every day.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:47 PM IST

World Environment Day: Beat air pollution with IIT-Delhi alumni's low-cost solution

Launched by IIT-Delhi alumni, Nanoclean Global Pvt Ltd is an Indian start-up, providing low-cost solutions to tackle air pollution. It had won the prestigious Startup National Award for their effort. #WorldEnvironmentDay #BeatAirPollution #IIT

Jun 05, 2019, 16:00 PM IST

Accelerate actions to slash tobacco use across South-East Asian Region: WHO

It also asked its member countries to undertake targeted actions like developing youth-focused anti-tobacco campaigns, increasing the cost of the product and protecting people from its exposure.

May 30, 2019, 15:55 PM IST

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