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  • Ebola toll at 2,288 in West Africa: World Health Organisation

    The number of people infected by the Ebola virus disease in West Africa reached 4,269 as of Tuesday, while the total number of related deaths stood at 2,288, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) officials

  • WHO to unveil response plan for Ebola

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it will unveil a response plan to deal with the current Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa

  • Ebola toll rises to 1,350: WHO

    The death toll due to the Ebola virus continues to rise in West Africa and currently stands at 1,350, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said

  • Decoded: How Ebola virus disables immune response

    Researchers have revealed how Ebola virus blocks the body's natural immune response, paving the way for developing a drug to treat the disease that has killed over 1,000 people in West Africa

  • WHO to convene experts discussion on experimental Ebola treatment

    The World Health Organisation said on Thursday it will convene a panel of experts in medical ethics next week to explore the use of experimental treatment of Ebola in West Africa

  • WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency

    The World Health Organisation today declared the killer Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of west Africa an international health emergency and appealed for global aid to help afflicted countries

  • 'Seal off Ebola-hit regions'

    A meeting was held in Conakry, capital of Guinea, to discuss the outbreak, which has killed over 700 people so far

  • Nigeria reports its first Ebola death

    African coutries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra, have reported 1,093 cases so far

  • Top AIDS official says 6 colleagues on Malaysia plane, not 100

    International AIDS Society president Francoise Barre-Sinoussi today said six colleagues heading for a global conference in Melbourne were on a Malaysian plane that crashed over Ukraine, not 100 as reports suggested

  • Cholera vaccine is 86 per cent effective: Study

    A cheap and easy to deliver oral vaccine against cholera is 86 per cent effective in preventing the infection which causes severe diarrhea and can be fatal, researchers said today

  • Alcohol consumption in India on the rise: WHO report

    The Global Status report on alcohol and health 2014, released by the World Health Organization states that around 30% of the total population of India consumes alcohol a year

  • Yami Gautam speaks up for a cause

    Actress Yami Gautam attended the Polio Free Conclave 2014 in New Delhi yesterday as a guest speaker

  • India among 11 nations formally declared polio-free by WHO

    India and 10 other Asian countries were formally declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday

  • India declared 'polio free' by World Health Organisation

    India was today officially declared Polio Free by the World Health Organisation. India is one of the 11 countries in the South East Asian region which have been certified as being free of the wild polio virus

  • Chinese smog drives masks out of stock

    As consumers rush to protect themselves from smog that has shrouded the nation, the biggest online seller of face masks said that their stock is over

  • A healthy sign: India set to be a polio-free nation

    NEW DELHI: India is marking three years without any new recorded cases of polio — a feat that is expected to prompt the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare the country polio- free in March.

  • MPCB bursts loud crackers

    � but only to check if they meet prescribed noise levels

  • Gunmen kill woman polio worker in Pakistan, WHO suspends campaign

    Suspected militants shot and killed a woman polio vaccinator and injured another in an attack in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan Tuesday, prompting the World Health Organisation to suspend its vaccination campaign.

  • You can break free

    It's a shocking statistic. According to a World Health Organisation study, 35.9% of Indians suffer from some form of depression. Seema Hingorrany, India's leading clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and trauma researcher's new title, Beating the Blues, hopes to inform the reader about this fast-spreading phenomenon that is taking over society, across age groups and strata. We caught up with the expert to share about why it's important to fight the big D

  • Smoking single most important cause of premature heart attacks

    About 17.3 million people die of cardiovascular diseases and 10 per cent of the deaths are due to tobacco use