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WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

The camps also face dire shortages of food and medicine in what has quickly become one of the world’s largest refugee settlements.

26 Sep 2017 6:07 AM

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

The drug resistance of these bugs is a public health emergency that must be treated urgently.

21 Sep 2017 10:07 AM

To keep our kids safe, all have a role to play

Crimes against children increased from 14,975 in 2005 to 94,172 in 2015.

15 Sep 2017 3:57 AM

Delhi: Report claims ‘smallpox’ killed two people

AAP government seeks clarification from civic bodies, which compiled the report.

05 Aug 2017 1:17 AM

Government: Less than one doctor for every 1000 Indians

The minister said emphasis of the government was to increasing the number of doctors in the country to improve the doctor population ratio.

21 Jul 2017 11:55 PM


Uttar Pradesh promotes ‘kangaroo care’ for infants

The importance of KMC in the context of UP has been studied by an organisation called Community Empowerment Lab (CEL).

08 Jun 2017 2:54 AM

Mercury use by dentists hazardous

While the presence of mercury in the patient leads to mercury poisoning, there is also a chance of mercury spillage in the clinic.

03 Jun 2017 7:14 AM

WHO confirms first 3 cases of Zika virus in India

A 34-yr-old female was tested positive for Zika after giving birth to her child with no history of fever during pregnancy or that of travel.

27 May 2017 6:20 PM

Centre asks states to ensure clean drinking water for all

The Indian Standard for safe drinking water provides the requirements and the methods of sampling, testing for drinking water.

20 May 2017 1:18 AM

Free incubators save lives of premature babies in Indonesia

Indonesia has the fifth greatest number of premature births of any nation in the world, at 675,700 a year, according to the WHO.

15 May 2017 10:36 AM


DisCourse: Act now or vanish into thin air

A look at successful examples around the world at a time when increasing levels of pollution offer both challenges & opportunities in India.

07 May 2017 2:26 AM

Reclaiming water in the arsenic zone

At Madhusudan Kati, the Sulabh Drinking Water project converts pond water into safe drinking water and is sold at 50 paise per litre.

02 May 2017 1:40 AM

Mystic Mantra: Living with the ‘black dog’

The modern man is done with the past culture and thinking, he needs something greater and higher to evolve within his being.

18 Apr 2017 12:15 AM

Don’t let depression slow you down, seek help

To address issues around prejudice and discrimination and continuing stigma associated with mental illnes.

11 Apr 2017 1:52 AM

25 per cent in 13-15 age group in India are depressed: WHO

WHO said that in 2012 the estimated suicide rate per 1 lakh people in India (15–29 years) was 35.5.

07 Apr 2017 3:14 AM


Smoking to kill 8 million people a year by 2030

It is responsible for likely over $1 trillion in health care costs and lost productivity each year.

10 Jan 2017 9:02 AM

Africa battles rise in lifestyle diseases

While the tobacco, alcohol and food industries have had to adapt to growing health-consciousness in the West.

21 Dec 2016 2:45 AM

Lack of funds affecting Malaria progress says WHO

There were still 212 million new cases and 429,000 deaths last year, 43 percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa weren't protected

13 Dec 2016 9:08 AM

Putting millions of infants to health risks

Giving other liquids and fluids and foods to babies less than six months is full of risks.

13 Dec 2016 6:37 AM

WHO’s green signal to HIV self-testing

Today, 40 per cent of all people with HIV (over 14 million) remain unaware of their status.

01 Dec 2016 2:58 AM