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  • Change urban lifestyle to battle dengue

    Change urban lifestyle to battle dengue

    The post-2000 era is marked by rise of several new strains of vector-borne pathogens leading to unprecedented proliferation of infectious diseases worldwide. But among them all, dengue has emerged as the single most important arboviral disease. As WHO reports suggest,......

    November 16, 2017
  • Virender Sehwag’s sweet advice for diabetics on World Diabetes Day

    Virender Sehwag’s sweet advice for diabetics on World Diabetes Day

    Former India opener Virender Sehwag, who is famously known for his sarcasm post-retirement, continued with his wit when he advised diabetics on World Diabetes Day on Tuesday. “Sugar se aur sugar coating karne waalon se doori achhi hai. (It’s better......

    November 14, 2017
  • IUDs may prevent cervical cancer risk

    IUDs may prevent cervical cancer risk

    According to the WHO, approximately 528,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide in 2012.

    November 8, 2017
  • India tops list of new TB cases in 2016: WHO

    India tops list of new TB cases in 2016: WHO

    India topped the list of seven countries, accounting for 64 per cent of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide in 2016, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation on Monday. India was followed by Indonesia,......

    October 30, 2017
  • '2.9 mn kids in India without vaccination against measles'

    '2.9 mn kids in India without vaccination against measles'

    Nearly 2.9 million children in India still remain without vaccination against measles, which continues to take the lives of nearly 90,000 people per year worldwide, according to a new report by leading health organisations. In 2016, an estimated 90,000 people......

    October 27, 2017
  • Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 124

    Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 124

    The death toll from Madagascar's plague outbreak has reached 124, officials said today, as they cautiously welcomed a slowdown in infections. The highly contagious plague has caused alarm across the poor Indian Ocean island since August, spreading to the capital......

    October 25, 2017
  • Mental health must become a priority

    Mental health must become a priority

    An India Spend report has stated that the number of Indians suffering from mental illness exceeds the population of South Africa. At present, the mentally ill account for nearly 6.5 per cent of the country’s population and it is estimated......

    October 15, 2017
  • World running out of antibiotics!

    World running out of antibiotics!

    'Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine'.

    September 21, 2017
  • World running out of antibiotics, WHO warns

    World running out of antibiotics, WHO warns

    Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics......

    September 20, 2017
  • WHO grants $175,000 for Rohingyas' healthcare

    WHO grants $175,000 for Rohingyas' healthcare

    The WHO has released its first tranche of emergency funding of $175,000 to provide lifesaving healthcare to the "vulnerable population" in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, a statement said on Tuesday. Though the World Health Organisation (WHO) did not specifically mention the......

    September 19, 2017
  • Driving oneself to death

    Driving oneself to death

    There has been an awesome increase in the number of people suffering from depression. The latest WHO estimates peg it at 18 per cent between 2005 and 2015. According to its findings, a person commits suicide every 40 seconds somewhere......

    September 5, 2017
  • UN declares Somalia free of polio

    UN declares Somalia free of polio

    The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday it had not recorded any case of polio disease in Somalia in the last three years, declaring the country polio free. The WHO said the country recorded the last case of......

    August 14, 2017
  • Good hand hygiene for good health

    Good hand hygiene for good health

    <p>As most contagious diseases spread though unhygienic habits, one must maintain hand hygiene.</p>

    July 31, 2017