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WHO says that annual measles death rates have dropped

The report, however, warns that the world is still far from eliminating measles.

27 Oct 2017 8:31 AM

Find out how to fight depression this World Mental Health Day

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

Mental healthcare: Facing a number of challenges

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

Antibiotics may soon become redundant, say experts

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

Everything about food poisoning

A WHO survey states that nearly 1 in 10 people fall ill every year from eating contaminated food.

10 Jul 2017 12:43 AM


Mumbai footpaths not pedestrian friendly: Road safety survey

The survey was conducted Thursday morning by nearly 20 road safety experts.

09 Jun 2017 2:10 AM

The merchants of death

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco — a threat to development.”

29 May 2017 12:47 AM

Mostly men consult doctors for depression issues

Depressive disorders are now also the second largest contributor to disability adjusted life years (DALYs).

08 Apr 2017 1:36 AM

Trials to begin on TB vaccines

India aims to reduce TB mortality by 90 per cent by 2035.

14 Mar 2017 1:48 AM

Websites providing misleading vaccine safety info: WHO

In recent years a number of websites providing “unbalanced, misleading, and alarming” vaccine safety information have been established.

02 Mar 2017 9:10 PM


Dying planet

Moreover, air pollution varies not only with population density, but also with regional differences, says a Nasa study.

28 Feb 2017 7:36 AM

AIIMS plan to revise user charge put on hold

Following opposition from faculty members, the proposal to revise user charges has been put on hold, an AIIMS official said.

25 Feb 2017 6:50 AM

More people depressed now than in decades: WHO

Depression is more common among females (5.1%) than males (3.6%).

24 Feb 2017 5:40 AM

Before GST meeting, experts push for higher tax on bidis

Bidis are the most commonly used tobacco product in India, accounting for 64 per cent of all tobacco consumption.

17 Feb 2017 3:32 AM

Diet threats: Rice and arsenic

Why some say the way we grow rice, could be bad.

16 Feb 2017 2:53 AM


India joins 9 country UN network to reduce maternal, newborn deaths

The network has nine countries which are India, Bangladesh, A Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.

15 Feb 2017 10:11 AM

Deworming drive: Centre to target 34 crore children

The nationwide, pre-school and school-based deworming effort will be observed across India on February 10 to deworm all children.

10 Feb 2017 2:59 AM

India beats polio vaccine crisis with new policy

India introduced IPV as part of global polio endgame strategy.

13 Jan 2017 1:44 AM

Ebola vaccine coming soon?

The vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, was studied in a trial involving 11,841 people in Guinea during 2015.

23 Dec 2016 3:53 AM

Disabled women face double discrimination

Disability is a public health, a human right and development issue.

22 Dec 2016 2:46 AM