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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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World Hand Hygiene Day: Everything you need to know

Good hand hygiene helps stop spread of infection, control risk of bacterial mutations and makes health care significantly more efficient.

05 May 2018 9:10 AM

Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO

The draft recommendations, the first since 2002, are aimed at reducing non-communicable diseases, led by cardiovascular diseases.

04 May 2018 9:35 PM

WHO urges India, South East Asian countries to accelerate efforts to end rabies

Rabies causes 59,000 deaths globally every year, translating to one person every nine minute, mostly children and the poor.

03 May 2018 7:38 PM

Mumbai pollutants 5 times the WHO standard: Study

The additional 10 air monitoring stations for Mumbai have been commissioned and are in the installation phase.

03 May 2018 2:32 AM

Renewed ayurveda push planned to fight diabetes

The CSIR’s role in promoting herbal drugs to treat chronic diseases like diabetes also came up for praise during discussions.

09 Apr 2018 1:01 AM

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WHO study shows Kerala has 50000 new cases of cancer every year

A comprehensive programme for early detection and treatment is being implemented by the government.

15 Mar 2018 4:34 PM

Sedentary lifestyle causes glaucoma in youth: Survey

As per a survey by Glaucoma Society of India, in 2017, out of the total glaucoma cases across India, a majority belong to metro cities.

15 Mar 2018 1:56 AM

Find why Spanish flu is deadlier than World War I

The geographic origin of the epidemic is not certain and no samples remain for further study.

09 Mar 2018 1:50 PM

WHO tries to curb rise of caesarean deliveries by revising childbirth guidelines

While rates of interventions like c-sections vary among regions, WHO has seen what it considers a worrying rise in such practices worldwide.

15 Feb 2018 8:47 PM

Bill Gates backs Central America malaria elimination plan with USD 31 million

New money would also help leverage more than $100 million in domestic financing and $39 million of existing donor money in region by 2022.

25 Jan 2018 8:11 AM

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Govt trashes WHO report that 57 per cent Indian doctors not qualified

Centre has requested CMs to take appropriate action against quacks and evolve policies to ensure availability of quality health workforce.

05 Jan 2018 9:12 PM

Too much of video gaming to be named mental disorder: WHO

Inclusion means health care workers and doctors can now diagnose someone with the condition.

27 Dec 2017 9:14 AM

WHO recognises Gaming disorder as Mental Health Condition

The list was last updated 27 years ago, in 1990.

24 Dec 2017 1:46 PM

Medicinal cannabis not a scheduled drug, good for health: WHO

There are no plans to legalise cannabis as it would not address the harm to individuals and communities.

14 Dec 2017 6:33 PM

One in 10 drugs being sold in developing countires fake, says WHO

WHO says bogus drugs are growing threat as increased pharmaceutical trade, including Internet sales, open door to toxic products.

29 Nov 2017 8:41 AM

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