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WHO warns of potential coronavirus pandemic

WHO warns of potential coronavirus pandemic

Dr Tedros Adhanom said the sudden spike of COVID-19 cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea in the past 24 hours is 'deeply concerning'.

India had an estimated 1.16 million new cancer cases in 2018: WHO

India had an estimated 1.16 million new cancer cases in 2018: WHO

Ahead of the World Cancer Day, WHO released two reports: one aimed at setting the global agenda on the disease

Fear is the key: Gold rate jumps amid coronavirus scare

Fear is the key: Gold rate jumps amid coronavirus scare

The yellow metal opened in London at $1,580.40 per ounce (London am fix).

First case of coronavirus in Nepal after student who returned from Wuhan tests postive

First case of coronavirus in Nepal after student who returned from Wuhan tests postive

The deadly virus originated in Wuhan in December last year and since then cases have been reported in the United States and several Asian...Read More

Too early to declare Coronavirus outbreak as global health emergency: WHO

Too early to declare Coronavirus outbreak as global health emergency: WHO

The WHO made this decision during the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) on Thursday.

India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution: WHO

India should take urgent action to tackle air pollution: WHO

Madrid / New Delhi: India should take "urgent action" to tackle air pollution as the levels of toxic air in many cities of the country ar...Read More

World Diabetes Day 2019: WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

World Diabetes Day 2019: WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

The UN health agency voiced alarm ahead of World Diabetes Day Thursday at the soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world

WHO issues first World report on vision

WHO issues first World report on vision

United Nations: A staggering 2.2 billion people around the world suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, the UN health ag...Read More

Focus on nutrition actions could save 3.7 mn lives by 2025: WHO

Focus on nutrition actions could save 3.7 mn lives by 2025: WHO

The new report, ‘Essential Nutrition Actions: mainstreaming nutrition throughout the life course', released on Wednesday, stresses the ro...Read More

31 test positive for HIV in Pakistan's Sindh

31 test positive for HIV in Pakistan's Sindh

2,500 people were screened out of which 31 tested positive in Shikarpur

Baby, say bye to screen time

Baby, say bye to screen time

United Nations: Infants under the age of one year should not be exposed to electronic screens at all and “sedentary” screen time for chil...Read More

More PG seats in medical colleges

More PG seats in medical colleges

Those doing post graduation after MBBS will now have more seats for MD and MS courses in medical colleges. The number of PG seats will go...Read More

Over 120 killed, 600 hurt in Libya fighting: WHO

Over 120 killed, 600 hurt in Libya fighting: WHO

Tripoli: Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this mo...Read More

India stands committed to increase its overall health allocations to 2.5 pc of its GDP: J.P. Nadda

India stands committed to increase its overall health allocations to 2.5 pc of its GDP: J.P. Nadda

New Delhi: Union Health Minister J P Nadda said on Thursday, India has set an example by increasing its domestic financial allocation for...Read More

68 million girls at risk of genital mutilation by 2030: WHO

68 million girls at risk of genital mutilation by 2030: WHO

Geneva: If female genital mutilation continues at its current pace in countries where it is prevalent, some 68 million girls are suscepti...Read More

Congo’s Ebola outbreak second largest in history

Congo’s Ebola outbreak second largest in history

Johannesburg: The World Health Organisation says Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastati...Read More

Mumbai: From Dec 1, in-house care for HIV+ve inmates of Byculla, Arthur Road jails

Mumbai: From Dec 1, in-house care for HIV+ve inmates of Byculla, Arthur Road jails

Mumbai: A national study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has shown that 1.7 per cent of prisoners in Mumbai are HIV-posi...Read More

India, 15 other African nations account for 80% of world’s malaria cases: World Health Organization

India, 15 other African nations account for 80% of world’s malaria cases: World Health Organization

United Nations: India and 15 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for almost 80 per cent of the malaria cases reported globall...Read More

WHO says 98 pc under-5 children from countries like India exposed to toxic air

WHO says 98 pc under-5 children from countries like India exposed to toxic air

New Delhi: About 98 per cent of children under the age of five years in low- and middle-income countries, which include nations like Indi...Read More

India remains polio free: UNICEF, WHO

India remains polio free: UNICEF, WHO

New Delhi: In the backdrop of some oral polio vaccine vials being found contaminated with the type-2 polio virus, the UNICEF and the WHO ...Read More

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