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Games industry asks WHO to hold fire on "gaming disorder"

WHO has spent years looking into the addictive nature of video games, put “gaming disorder.”

11 Jan 2019 11:05 AM

Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, says WHO

WHO emergencies chief Dr. Peter Salama late Thursday called it 'a sad toll'.

30 Nov 2018 9:01 AM

Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies: WHO

Six cases were reported in children aged between 2 and 17 and one case was in a pregnant woman.

23 Nov 2018 8:31 PM

'Pollution in Delhi same as smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day,' says expert

To showcase the ill effects of air pollution, an installation depicting human lungs was unveiled at a city hospital Saturday.

03 Nov 2018 9:11 PM

Six more people tested positive for Zika virus in Rajasthan, cases rise to 123

The virus, transmitted through the aedes aegypti mosquito, causes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain.

21 Oct 2018 7:24 PM

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8 new Zika cases in Rajasthan, people infected in outbreak climbs to 117

Rajasthan health dept has formed 5-member committee to investigate, examine and track Zika virus disease.

20 Oct 2018 8:29 PM

World Heart Day: Proactive health strategies can counter cardiovascular disease risk

In India, five out of every 1,000 individuals aged between 15 and 19 do not report or have their heart disease diagnosed.

29 Sep 2018 8:51 AM

About 8,02,000 infant deaths in India in 2017, lowest in 5 yrs, says UN

'Even more heartening is fourfold decline in gender gap in survival of girl child over last 5 years,' UNICEF India said.

18 Sep 2018 9:34 AM

Changing the discourse on health and inclusive growth

Healthcare has now become a critical leverage point where government action could have the maximum impact.

21 Aug 2018 12:23 AM

Indians may live 4 yrs longer if country achieves WHO air quality standards: Study

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

13 Aug 2018 8:28 PM

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Sex addiction is classified as mental illness for first time

Compulsive sexual behaviour disorder is persistent pattern of failure to control intense, repetitive sexual impulses.

07 Jul 2018 8:42 AM

4 foods that can cause cancer revealed

We take a look at 4 otherwise innocent looking food items that can cause cancer

29 Jun 2018 4:30 PM

Saudi Arabia MERS outbreaks killed 23 in four months, says WHO

According to WHO said the total number of deaths from the disease has risen to 790 since it was first diagnosed in humans in 2012.

19 Jun 2018 8:40 AM

Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

WHO hopes that inclusion of gaming disorder in the classification will stimulate debate as well as further research.

18 Jun 2018 4:39 PM

WHO lauded for fast Ebola action in Congo

So far, 52 confirmed, likely or suspected cases of the deadly virus have been registered in DRC, including 22 deaths.

25 May 2018 9:17 PM

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Congo Ebola outbreak: Confirmed cases rise to 31, Catholic priest infected

Ebola spreads through contact with bodily fluids and is both highly infectious and extremely lethal.

25 May 2018 4:27 PM

Congo Ebola outbreak: Nurse becomes 27th victim to die from deadly virus

The nurse's death brings the toll to 27, with 49 cases of hemorrhagic fever, of which 22 have been confirmed as Ebola.

22 May 2018 3:06 PM

WHO calls for a global ban on trans fats

The strategy to eliminate trans fats, dubbed REPLACE, calls for a broad awareness and advocacy campaign as well as legislative action.

14 May 2018 8:51 PM

Ebola outbreak in Congo: Are we better prepared this time?

So far, 21 people have been reported to have hemorrhagic fever – a symptom of Ebola – of whom 17 have died.

12 May 2018 10:34 AM

Cholera vaccination campaign starts in Yemen after year delay: WHO

There have been more than one million suspected cases of cholera in Yemen, and 2,275 recorded deaths since Nov 2016, the WHO says.

09 May 2018 9:04 AM

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