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Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 million early deaths

For the study, the researchers used global data from multiple studies and estimates from the World Health Organization in making their calculations.

Jun 11, 2019, 11:31 AM 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

Discrimination against women disturbs me: Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday said he is pained that women who carry hepatitis B virus face discrimination in the society, something he will continue to fight for. 

Feb 24, 2019, 18:56 PM IST

Air pollution in 39 major northern Chinese cities up by 16 per cent in January

China`s official air quality standard is 35 micrograms, while the World Health Organization recommends an annual average of no more than 10.

Feb 12, 2019, 09:47 AM IST

WHO study likens palm oil lobbying to tobacco and alcohol industries

Trans fats are prepared in an industrial process that makes liquid oils solid at room temperature, and are now widely recognised as bad for health.

Jan 09, 2019, 10:26 AM IST

India made rapid progress in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN report

Now girls are more likely to attend when they are on their period, said a joint UN agency study.

Sep 03, 2018, 10:07 AM 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

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

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

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 Cancer Day: Key facts about second leading cause of death globally

 World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4.

Feb 04, 2018, 15:29 PM IST

Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

International cricketers returned Monday for day three of the third Test even as air pollution at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium soared to hit 18 times the World Health Organization`s safe level.

Dec 05, 2017, 10:05 AM IST

Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade: WHO

Some pharmacists in Africa, for example, say that they are compelled to buy from the cheapest but not necessarily the safest suppliers to compete with illegal street traders.

Nov 28, 2017, 21:01 PM IST

Robert Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday.

Oct 23, 2017, 00:39 AM IST

High blood pressure, joint diseases more common among people living in high-rises: Survey

The survey also revealed that nearly 20 per cent of adults between 40-55 age group had blood pressure levels between 140-159, which is an indication of prehypertension. 

Aug 01, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

The molecular structure of the proteins involved in the Zika virus' replication process was first described only a year ago.

Jul 23, 2017, 11:40 AM IST

Dengue can be detected at early stage, new reusable biosensor promises the same

Dengue is endemic in all states and union territories (UTs) of India, according to World Health Organization (WHO). In 2015, a total of 99,913 dengue cases and 220 deaths were reported from across the country.

Jul 12, 2017, 16:41 PM IST

Bhutan, Maldives declared measles free; become first in WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate disease

Bhutan and Maldives have become the first in their region to eliminate the highly infectious disease.

Jun 13, 2017, 20:07 PM IST