Free Press Journal
  • Swachh Bharat could help avert over 3L deaths

    New Delhi : If India remains committed to achieving 100 percent coverage in terms of safe sanitation services by October 2019, as many as 3,00,000 deaths caused due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014 can be averted, the World Health Organisation highlighted.

  • Swachh Bharat Mission could help avert over 3 lakh deaths, says WHO

    New Delhi: If India remains committed to achieving 100 percent coverage in terms of safe sanitation services by October 2019, as many as 3,00,000 deaths caused due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014 can be averted, the World Health Organisation highlighted.

  • Breast is best: Pamela Anderson writes to UN

    Los Angeles: As US President Donald Trump’s administration officials opposed a breastfeeding resolution of the World Health Organisation (WHO), actress Pamela Anderson on behalf of PETA wrote a letter to UN stating the importance of breastfeeding for newborns.

  • President Trump denies US opposition to WHO breastfeeding resolution

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has defended US efforts to reportedly undermine a World Health Organisation measure in support of breastfeeding. A New York Times report claimed US officials fought against language that all governments should “protect, promote and support breastfeeding”. The report alleges that the US threatened countries over the resolution, which eventually passed. A government spokesperson called the reports “patently false” on Monday, BBC reported. On Twitter, Trump “called

  • Is there something called an anti-cancer diet?

    Cancer is the second most common cause of death in India, after cardiovascular disease, says the website of National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in six deaths are due to cancer. According to the WHO website, cancer occurs when the body cells change due to the “interaction between a person’s genetic factors and three categories of external agents” called physical carcinogens, biological carcinogens

  • India makes groundbreaking reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate, says WHO

    New Delhi: India has made groundbreaking progress in reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR), from 556 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 130 per 100000 live births in 2016. The present MMR has put India on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of an MMR below 70 per 100000 live births by 2030.

  • Nipah Virus result of tampering with nature, says J P Nadda

    Raipur: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda claimed that the Nipah Virus outbreak in Kerala is the result of “tampering with nature”. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Nadda assured that the Centre is closely monitoring the situation in Kerala.

  • INDIA-HEALTH-DISEASE-NIPAH

    Nipah Virus outbreak: Schools, Colleges to remain shut in Kozhikode till June 12

    Kozhikode: In the wake of the Nipah Virus outbreak in parts of Kerala, schools, colleges, and other educational institutions in Kozhikode will remain shut till June 12. Moreover, aforementioned institutions in Wayanad, Kannur, and Malappuram districts would remain closed till June 5, as opposed to the initial reopening on June 1. However, schools and colleges in other districts have reopened on Thursday after summer vacations.

  • Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumors

    Kinshasa, Congo’s Ministry of Health said today the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the 3 affected health zones in the country’s Equateur province. The ministry gave the toll after surveillance teams in the capital, Kinshasa, were deployed along the Congo River to monitor people coming in there. Health brigades have also been set up at various entry points to Kinshasa and other cities as part

  • Mumbai, BEST services, Citizen, BMC, frequency of BEST buses

    Mumbai: BEST to provide e-charging stations at bus depots soon

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport has decided to set up a electric charging stations at its bus depot which will be accessible to electric vehicle owners. This move come after World Health Organisation (WHO) report revealed that air pollution has reached an alarming level in city.

  • Indore: Hospitals told to report heat stroke cases immediately

    Indore: With rise in temperature, the health department has directed hospitals to monitor sun stroke cases and report casualties immediately. The department has raised alert after receiving directives of World Health Organisation (WHO), which has sought the data to spread awareness about global warming.

  • vaping

    World Health Day 2018: Is Vaping an alternative to smoking?

    “It all started on a Goa trip with my friends four years ago. My friends asked me to hold a pen-like structure, put it between my lips and gently suck. And that was my first-ever experience with vaping. I really liked it. I am not a smoker though. Since then I do vape twice or thrice a week with natural flavours,” says 28-year-old Hemal Mewada, an Interior Designer by profession.

  • stop the spread of fake news, live stream news, live-streamed footage, Miami's WSVN 7, shooting at a Florida school, Kayvon Beykpour

    Twitter India steps in to bridge blood donation gap

    Bengaluru: Aiming to create more awareness and bridge the demand-supply gap for blood units in India, Twitter India on Tuesday launched a new social initiative called #BloodMatters.

  • Indore: 80% of targeted kids receive two drops of life

    • Among 5,60,000  children below 5-yr age in district 4,08,247 administered vaccine at 3,900 booths
    • Health activists to reach every doorstep to administer drops to those who missed first phase for next two days

    Indore: Aimed at immunising kids from polio and thus eradicating the disease from country, first phase of the year’s pulse polio campaign was launched across district on Sunday.

  • WHO gets support of 114 countries to end TB by 2030

    Geneva: In an attempt to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, delegates from 114 countries have agreed to take urgent action to end the world’s deadliest disease. The announcement came at the first WHO global ministerial conference in Moscow on ending tuberculosis.