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
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...
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...
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...
Sierra Leone is expected to be declared ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday, when it will have gone 42 days without any fresh case of the virus, the media reported on Tuesday
India recorded the largest number of Tuberculosis cases in the world last year, according to a report by the WHO that said 1.5 million people died in 2014 from the disease which ranks alongside HIV as a leading killer worldwide.
In 2014, tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.5 million people, 400,000 of whom were HIV-positive, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, ranking the disease alongside HIV as a leading killer worldwide
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday announced that processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, the media reported
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who has admitted to have been battling depression, called on Mumbai influencers to discuss a way out of the condition over tea at a Lower Parel five-star
The World Health Organisation has declared that mothers and newborns in India are free from tetanus at the time of birth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in New Delhi on Thursday
The World Health Organisation is closely working with centres in India and across the world to support the unique knowledge of yoga with scientific evidence and incorporate it into universal healthcare approaches
Voluntary blood donations or transfusions has saved millions of lives over the years. On World Blood Donor Day we present some interesting trivia on this 'global act of charity'
The South Korean health ministry on Tuesday said there were eight more cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 95