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  • Chicken resistant to avian flu will emerge: WHO expert

    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

  • Health: Why World Toilet Day is observed globally

    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...

  • World Diabetes Day: Facts and preventive measures against diabetes

    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 to be declared ebola-free

    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 largest number of TB cases in 2014

    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.

  • Tuberculosis ranks alongside HIV as leading killer worldwide: WHO report

    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

  • Processed meats can cause cancer: WHO

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday announced that processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, the media reported

  • Deepika Padukone urges elite Mumbaikars to join her fight against depression

    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

  • India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus-free: Narendra Modi

    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

  • WHO working to incorporate yoga into universal healthcare

    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

  • 10 interesting facts about blood donation

    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'

  • MERS cases in South Korea rise to 95

    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

  • World Health Day: Measures to ensure food safety and a healthy lifestyle

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated "Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe" as the theme of this year's World Health Day...

  • Health Ministry launches anti-tobacco advts featuring Rahul Dravid

    Health Ministry today launched anti-tobacco public advertisements and posters featuring former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid with an aim to encourage millions of young tobacco users to refrain from the deadly habit

  • Need political will to fight drug resistance, Ebola: WHO

    The World Health Organisation's Southeast Asia Regional Office (SEARO) has called for heightened political will to tackle emerging threats of non-communicable diseases (NCD), microbial drug resistance and Ebola-like disease outbreaks in the region

  • Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO

    The weekly number of new Ebola cases registered across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose in the last week of January, marking the first hike in 2015, the World Health Organisation has said

  • New Ebola cases lowest in seven months: WHO

    The number of new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has fallen to the lowest level since late June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday

  • Ebola virus toll nearly 8,800: WHO

    The number of people killed by the Ebola virus disease has reached 8,795, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said

  • Ebola death toll passes 7,500: WHO

    More than 7,500 people have now died from the Ebola virus, as the number of cases climbs towards 20,000, the World Health Organisation said today

  • Bans causing decline in gutka consumption: WHO study

    There are strong indications that state-level laws banning gutka are leading to a decrease in its consumption, with nearly 49 percent respondents admitting to having consumed less since the ban, according to a WHO study