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
The draft recommendations, the first since 2002, are aimed at reducing non-communicable diseases, led by cardiovascular diseases.
04 May 2018 9:35 PM
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
The additional 10 air monitoring stations for Mumbai have been commissioned and are in the installation phase.
03 May 2018 2:32 AM
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
A comprehensive programme for early detection and treatment is being implemented by the government.
15 Mar 2018 4:34 PM
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
The geographic origin of the epidemic is not certain and no samples remain for further study.
09 Mar 2018 1:50 PM
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
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
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
Inclusion means health care workers and doctors can now diagnose someone with the condition.
27 Dec 2017 9:14 AM
The list was last updated 27 years ago, in 1990.
24 Dec 2017 1:46 PM
There are no plans to legalise cannabis as it would not address the harm to individuals and communities.
14 Dec 2017 6:33 PM
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
The report, however, warns that the world is still far from eliminating measles.
27 Oct 2017 8:31 AM
As per WHO estimates, nearly five crore Indians are suffering from depression and over 300 million people are living with it globally.
10 Oct 2017 8:28 AM
The crucial issue is what can be done to better the quality of life of those affected by mental health problems.
09 Oct 2017 1:21 AM
According to researchers, patients are beginning to develop growing resistance to drugs which could jeopardise progress in modern medicine.
20 Sep 2017 2:18 PM
A WHO survey states that nearly 1 in 10 people fall ill every year from eating contaminated food.
10 Jul 2017 12:43 AM