World Health Organisation

Air pollution shortened average Indian life expectancy by 5.2 years: Report

The World Health Organisation guideline stipulates that PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter) not exceed 10 micron per cubic metre and that PM10 (particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter) not exceed 20 micron per cubic metre.

Jul 28, 2020, 19:55 PM IST

Tuberculosis vaccine may help in reducing COVID-19 deaths: Study

According to the study, the places where death rates were lower varied in terms of age distribution, incomes, and health care access, but they all had one thing in common: a TB vaccination programme.

Jul 10, 2020, 13:11 PM IST

Harsh Vardhan takes charge as WHO Executive Board chairman, calls for shared response to fight COVID-19

Vardhan was elected as the Chair of the Executive Board of World Health Organization for the year 2020-21 during the 147th session of the board in a meeting that was held virtually. 

May 23, 2020, 01:14 AM IST

COVID-19 cure in sight? Bangladeshi doctors claim Ivermectin with Doxycycline can treat coronavirus patients

Even if scientists are able to make a vaccine for coronavirus in the next few months, it will take a lot of time to reach 750 crore people of the world.

May 22, 2020, 00:43 AM IST

ICMR to take part in WHO trials to find out best option to treat coronavirus

Welcoming India’s participation in the WHO global solidarity trial Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India said, “We congratulate the Government of India, particularly ICMR for joining the global Solidarity trial."

May 13, 2020, 20:33 PM IST

Time to be responsible and stay at home: Lionel Messi's message on coronavirus pandemic

Barcelona tennis star Lionel Messi has said that it is time for everyone to be responsible and stay at home after the Spanish football league season was suspended in the wake of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has spread all across the world and declared 'pandemic' by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Mar 15, 2020, 15:33 PM IST

Drinking alcohol will not protect you from COVID-19, WHO quashes rumours

The WHO also revealed that taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease and cannot be transmitted through goods manufactured in China or any country reporting COVID-19 cases.

Mar 07, 2020, 16:02 PM IST

Coronavirus global death toll reaches 2247; Iran reports two more deaths

South Korea remained the worst-infected country outside China as it confirmed 52 more cases of novel coronavirus taking the total figure to 156.

Feb 21, 2020, 22:36 PM IST

Over 2,000 now infected with coronavirus; 56 dead in China

President Xi Jinping said during a politburo meeting on Saturday that China was facing a 'grave situation', as health authorities around the world scrambled to prevent a pandemic.

Jan 26, 2020, 08:37 AM IST

After 41 cases of Coronavirus in China, India's Health Ministry takes preventive actions

The MoHFW has written to Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) to facilitate thermal screening at the International airports of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Cochin for the airlines to follow International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidelines for managing and notifying anybody reporting illness on flights originating from China and disembarking in India.

Jan 20, 2020, 23:27 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

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

Drug compound to kill antibiotic-resistant superbugs found

The research, published in the journal ACS Nano, describes the new compound which kills gram-negative E. coli, including a multidrug-resistant pathogen, said to be responsible for millions of antibiotic-resistant infections worldwide annually.

May 30, 2019, 11:17 AM 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

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