It's a commonly believed myth that kissing and hugging can spread HIV virus. Recent studies have proven that this is not the case. On the occasion of World AIDS Day, we take a look at several other myths related to the virus and the disease that need to be busted, how this global health observance came to be, facts and figures of HIV/AIDS, ways in which the illness can be passed on, symptoms, treatment methods and more...
Diabetes, an illness where a person has high blood glucose either because they are not producing enough insulin, or because the body does not respond properly to insulin is a major cause of concern worldwide. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day we present an overview about the disease, it's signs, symptoms, preventive measures that can be taken along with some facts that were unearthed during a 2015 survey by the International Diabetes Federation...
A recently conducted study in Mexico has confirmed that violence and social rejection are the cause of mental distress and impairment among transgender people, not their gender identity
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says hepatitis awareness drive can also be spread to aanganwadis - the government-run women and child care centres - to help prevent the disease among women and children.
On the occasion of World Hepatits Day, health experts list 10 preventive measures that could be taken to help keep the debilitating illness at arm's length
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call to move or postpone the impending Rio Olympics over the Zika virus outbreak
Over 80 percent of world's city dwellers breathe polluted air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a World Health Organisation reports said on Friday
The Rio Olympic Games should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" over the Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said in an open letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said that all its member countries in the Southeast Asian region have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus
Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and Raipur are in the top seven cities with worst air pollution
Microcephaly cases in Brazil have increased to 1,271, and almost one-sixth are linked to the Zika virus
India is among five countries where projects are underway to develop vaccines to fight the Zika virus currently circulating in 38 countries
On International Women's Day, nearly 100 people on Tuesday took a pledge not to subject their daughters to the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) prevalent in their community
The United Nations urged countries hit by the dangerous Zika virus to let women have access to contraception and abortion
Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech is developing world's first vaccine for Zika virus, which has been declared as public health emergency by the World Health Organisation
Melioidosis, which can spread through dust, water and contact, baffles doctors by masquerading as other diseases, goes undetected in 40 per cent tests; India is hotbed, warn researchers
The UN health agency has delivered more than 100 tonnes of medicines and supplies for 1.2 million people in strife-torn Yemen's central Taiz governorate, Xinhua reported
Senior public health specialist Henk Bekedam has taken charge as the World Health Organisation representative to India, an official statement said on Wednesday
Genetic engineering in the near future will create hens which are resistant to avian flu, eminent American virologist Robert G. Webster, a WHO expert on influenza, said on Wednesday
19th November is observed globally as World Toilet Day by members of the World Toilet Organisation as it happens to be the organisation's founding day...