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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

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

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