Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra, HIV, Anti-HIV pills, Sex, Unprotected Sex, WHO, World Health Organisation, PEP, post-exposure prophylaxis

    Maharashtra: Give anti-HIV pills even to those who unknowingly had unprotected sex, say experts

    Mumbai: According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline issued in 2014, regardless of the source of exposure of HIV, the person must be administered post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), an anti-HIV medication that must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. But in Maharashtra, the medicine is only given to persons who have been pricked by infected needles and not for those who have unknowingly had unprotected sex. Now, HIV experts say,

  • Eight lakh people commit suicide every year: WHO

    United Nations: Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide every year in the world, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15-29 in 2016, according to the WHO. A toolkit to help communities prevent suicides was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada on the World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday.

  • world suicide prevention day, world suicide prevention day 2018, Killer instinct, Indian celebs on suicide, say no to suicide, Suicide, Suicide awareness, International Association for Suicide Prevention, IASP, WHO,

    World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: Indian celebs open up on ‘killer instinct’

    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day! In wake of rising suicides, the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) and decided to observe September 10 as World Suicide Prevention Day. Mental disturbances like depression, anxiety, fear, nervousness, defeat, lack of confidences are some of the reasons why people commit suicide.

  • World Suicide Prevention Day 2018, World Suicide Prevention Day, Jiah Khan, Chester Bennington, Celebrities who commit suicide, International Association for Suicide Prevention, IASP, World Health Organization, WHO, World Federation for Mental Health, Suicide, reason of suicide,

    World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: Jiah Khan to Chester Bennington – Celebrities who shocked everyone by ending their life

    There can be many reasons which can drive people to commit suicide. Mental disturbances like depression, anxiety, fear, nervousness, defeat, lack of confidences are the some of the reasons why people commit suicide. Hence, in 2003, the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) to spread awareness to prevent suicides.

  • Afghanistan launches vaccination campaign targeting 9.9 million children

    Kabul: The Afghan Public Health Ministry launched a five-day nationwide immunity vaccination campaign on Monday targeting 9.9 million children under the age of five, the Ministry said in a statement. During the campaign, which is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), vitamin A capsules will also be given to over 8.9 million children aged between six months and five years, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • 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.

  • Health Ministry slammed again: Poster on coping with depression has angered doctors

    Mental health professionals are upset with some of the suggestions shown in a poster of dealing with depression tweeted by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday. The poster also suggested people to go to walks, follow a routine, eat fruits, positive thinking, doing yoga and having multi vitamins for dealing with depression.

  • Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    Geneva: The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatising its young players.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • World Malaria Day 2018: 10 preventive measures that must be followed to avoid Malaria

    2016 saw around 216 million cases of Malaria in 91 countries. The same year there were 445 000 deaths due to malaria, says the WHO reports. The disease can be fatal if not taken proper measures. It’s important to spread awareness about the disease and thus 25th of April is observed as World Malaria Day 2018. The theme for this year is ‘Ready to beat malaria’. Research and

  • 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.

  • World Tuberculosis Day: Here are 10 important facts about the life-threatening disease

    March 24 is observed as World Tuberculosis Day. India has seen high rates of Tuberculosis cases. Today, President and PM have also come out to address the issue of Tuberculosis in India., urging it to stop by 2050. The disease is responsible for destroying millions of lives every year. The theme of the year is “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”. The theme asks for a commitment from the political leaders at all

  • Dog bite cases increase by 20% in megapolis, reveals RTI query

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) claims to be dedicated for providing better facilities to Mumbaikars, seems to have forgotten its objective. This can be said so as the richest civic body- BMC which has an annual budget of crores of rupees has failed to arrange 65 lakhs for the Mumbaikars and instead turned a blind eye to the rising menace of canines in the city.

  • 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.