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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

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

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 ...Read More

Eight lakh people commit suicide every year: WHO

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...Read More

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

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), collabora...Read More

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

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, defe...Read More

Afghanistan launches vaccination campaign targeting 9.9 million children

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 chi...Read More

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

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 ...Read More

Breast is best: Pamela Anderson writes to UN

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 ...Read More

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

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 o...Read More

Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

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 mov...Read More

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