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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

Big B will fight against discrimination towards women as long as he's alive

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says it is unfortunate to have come across stories about married women who are thrown out of their house because they are suffering from Hepatitis B. He is against this kind of discrimination towards women and says he will fight for it as long as he is alive.

Feb 25, 2019, 13:48 PM IST

Study details how high fibre diets make for healthier lives

For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer fell by 5 to 27 percent, the study said.

Jan 11, 2019, 11:35 AM IST

Mindfulness strategies may help shed excess weight

As of 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults worldwide met the criteria for overweight or obesity.

Dec 20, 2018, 12:01 PM 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

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

Saliva test can predict burnout risk

The study involved comparing the work-related stress and cortisol levels of burnout patients with those of healthy employees.

Jun 17, 2018, 14:49 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

Some top-selling diabetes drugs in India unsafe for patients: Experts

The study's authors pointed out that in March 2016, the Indian government banned more than 300 unapproved FDCs that lacked clinical support or that were found to be potentially harmful. 

Mar 08, 2018, 11:02 AM IST

WHO revises childbirth guidelines, calls for elimination of 'unrealistic' benchmarks

Women in labour should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions while participating more in decision-making, the UN health agency said.

Feb 16, 2018, 13:52 PM IST

'Most Indians concerned about poor lighting harming kids' eyesight'

The survey pointed out that nearly half of all Indian parents worry that their child will need spectacles in future.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:27 PM IST

WHO helps Zambia immunize 1 million people against cholera

Two million doses of oral cholera vaccine from the Gavi-funded global stockpile were delivered to the southern African country in January, enough to immunize one million people.

Jan 11, 2018, 10:27 AM IST

WHO pre-qualifies Indian vaccine for typhoid

The Hyderabad-based company claims that Typbar TCV is the world's first clinically proven TCV.

Jan 03, 2018, 19:32 PM IST

WHO to classify 'Gaming Disorder' as a mental health condition in 2018

The WHO said gaming disorder is wider than just video gaming disorder.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:31 PM IST

USD 1.5 million released for Rohingya refugees in Bangla: WHO

The global body said it has deployed additional staff and resources to respond to the rapidly spreading outbreak of the disease among the refugees in Cox's Bazar, adding that it has seen more than "1,500 probable cases including 21 deaths".

Dec 19, 2017, 22:56 PM IST

Medical marijuana carries no health risks, isn't addictive: WHO

 Had health officials chosen to make medical marijuana illegal, it would have banned physicians from prescribing medical marijuana across the world.

Dec 15, 2017, 10:34 AM IST

Half the world's population lacks access to basic health services: WHO

The WHO said that it was completely unacceptable that more than half the world’s people still don’t get the most basic healthcare.

Dec 14, 2017, 09:20 AM IST