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20 Nov 2018


India, 15 African countries see 80% of world's malaria-cases: WHO

India and 15 other countries in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for almost 80% of the malaria cases reported globally last year, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report.

Spinning charkha may have positive effect on mental health: Study

Spinning charkha for 1-hour daily may improve concentration, multitasking abilities, patience and mind-body coordination of children and youth, a study claims.

05 Nov 2018


Diwali Pollution: 'Green crackers' to the rescue?

Let's be honest here- we Indians are a bit strange.

05 Nov 2018

Air Pollution

This mammoth 'smog tower' could help with Delhi's pollution woes

At a time when air pollution in spiralling in Delhi, a Delhi-based start-up has claimed that it has a solution to Delhi's air pollution woes.

05 Nov 2018

Air Pollution

Delhi: Air pollution breaches 'hazardous' category, PM10 at 900-mark

After a brief respite on Sunday, thick smog descended on Delhi-NCR on Monday, with air pollution levels crossing the hazardous category.

30 Oct 2018

Air Pollution

WHO: Air pollution kills 600,000 children, 7 million people annually

With winter approaching and air quality dropping in North India, the World Health Organization (WHO), on Monday, warned that every year, air pollution kills around 600,000 children under 15 years of age.

15 Oct 2018


China: Experts blame perfume, hair-gel for fueling smog in Beijing

Chinese experts have blamed the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in hairspray, perfume and air refreshers for the recurring air pollution in China as the dreaded smog returned to haunt the capital city of Beijing today.

13 Oct 2018


Zika virus outbreak: 50 infected in Jaipur, more expected

Following previous reports suggesting a Zika virus outbreak in Jaipur, as many as 50 Zika virus infection cases have been documented so far, marking India's biggest outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease ever.

11 Oct 2018


UNICEF, WHO laud India's polio-free status, says 'all govt-vaccines safe'

In the backdrop of some oral polio vaccine vials being found contaminated with the type-2 poliovirus, the UNICEF and the WHO today reiterated India's status as a polio-free country.

11 Sep 2018


800,000 people commit suicide every year, WHO gives details

Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide every year in the world, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15 to 29 in 2016, according to the WHO.

07 Sep 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Ban Ki-moon highly impressed by Delhi's Mohalla Clinics project

The Mohalla Clinics project of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi drew huge praise today from former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland after they visited a health facility built under the initiative.

04 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

UP government inducts rotavirus vaccine in routine immunization programme

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday inducted rotavirus vaccine in the routine immunization programme (RIP) to protect 57 lakh children in the state from diarrhea.

03 Sep 2018


India progressing in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN

India has made rapid progress in increasing access to sanitation in schools, the United Nations said, noting that the proportion of schools without any sanitation facility has decreased at a fast pace in the country.

03 Sep 2018


IIT Bombay Study: Most Indian salts contain plastic particles

In a first-of-its-kind study in India, researchers from IIT Bombay have found that most table salts available in India are likely to contain microplastics from polluted sea water.

23 Aug 2018


Air pollution cutting Indians' lives short by over 1.5yrs: Study

Ambient air pollution shortens an average Indian's life by over 1.5 years, say scientists who suggest better air quality could lead to a significant extension of human lifespan around the world.

41 dead in Ebola's latest outbreak in DR Congo

Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, health authorities said yesterday, adding that doctors were using a novel drug to treat patients.

13 Aug 2018


Indians may live 4yrs longer if country meets WHO standards

Indians would live for about four years longer on an average if the country meets the WHO's air quality standards, according to a new study.

27 Jul 2018


Indian students win Microsoft award for anti-fake medicine app

Three students from the RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru, have won a special award from Microsoft, along with $15,000 in prize money, for designing an app, "Drugsafe", that can identify fake medicines.

23 Jul 2018

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: 5 food items that help low blood pressure patients

It's quite common to assume that high blood pressure is the only blood pressure-related problem there is. However, low blood pressure is also dangerous.

20 Jul 2018


#HealthBytes: Here's how you can help yourself quit smoking

The ill-effects of smoking are known to most and need not be repeatedly iterated.

09 Jul 2018


#HealthBytes: Here's how you can help yourself quit smoking

The ill-effects of smoking are known to most and need not be repeatedly iterated.

01 Jul 2018


Doctors' Day: Meet doctors who treat poor free of cost

From running street clinics to giving free-of-cost treatment to the poor, many doctors in old Delhi's Chandni Chowk are going beyond their line-of-duty to serve people.

28 Jun 2018


Health-Ministry describes depression as 'state of low mood', receives flak

A post describing depression as "a state of low mood" on the official Twitter handle of Health Ministry was slammed by the Twitterati for "trivializing" the issue as some users termed the definition as "highly inaccurate".

20 Jun 2018


India spends less than Sri Lanka and Bhutan on public-health

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but its expenditure on healthcare as a percentage of GDP remains quite shameful.

19 Jun 2018


WHO declares gaming addiction to be a mental health disorder

Parents are rarely successful in getting their kids off computers, especially if their children are playing games.

18 Jun 2018


How doctors saved lives in Nipah-virus affected areas

When Nipah virus began taking a toll in Kerala, none imagined those affected with the deadly disease would return to normalcy.

10 Jun 2018


India's maternal mortality ratio reduced by 77%; WHO commends progress

WHO has commended India's progress in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77%, from 556 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 130 per 100,000 live births in 2016.

05 Jun 2018


WHO pays tribute to Kerala nurse who died of Nipah

The World Health Organization has paid glowing tributes to Kerala's young nurse Lini Puthussery, who died of Nipah virus last month.

02 Jun 2018


#NipahOutbreak: Re-opening of Kozhikode schools, colleges postponed to June 12

Kerala Government has decided to postpone the re-opening of educational institutions in Kozhikode district to June 12, besides deferring all examinations, except those conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

28 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Ujjwala Yojana leading to better health of Indian women: PM

PM Narendra Modi on Monday said ten crore LPG connections, including four crore free connections to poor women, were given in last four years, compared to 13 crore connections in six decades since Independence.

21 May 2018

Lok Sabha

Nipah virus: Kerala on high alert after 11 deaths

The Kerala health department has been put on high alert in the wake of 11 deaths due to "Nipah" virus. The first incident was reported in Kozhikode district where three members of a family died.

08 May 2018


World's first hospital-on-wheels is a 'lifeline' for millions in India

India's healthcare system is in shambles, particularly affecting the millions in rural areas. Lack of access combined with excessive costs has left an innumerable number of people helpless.

02 May 2018


14 of world's 20 most-polluted cities in India: WHO

Despite global outrage, air pollution has reached critical levels globally. According to latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), an alarming nine of 10 people breathe in highly-polluted air, which kills 70L people annually.

30 Mar 2018


UN urges Bangladesh to relocate 1.5L Rohingya-refugees ahead of rains

About 1.5 lakh Rohingya refugees, who fled violence in Myanmar to settle in crowded camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, are living in flood-prone areas and must be relocated ahead of the coming rainy season, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

25 Mar 2018


Self-driving cars are not perfect, but they are the future

A 49-year-old woman was killed in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday after being hit by a self-driving Uber.

24 Mar 2018


Only one doctor for 17,685 people in Bihar: Health Minister

There is only one doctor for every 17,685 persons in Bihar, the state Health Minister Mangal Pandey said in the Assembly.

10 Mar 2018


Sale of non-ISI helmets to be banned soon

Non-ISI helmets for two-wheeler drivers are set to be banned by the end of the year.

02 Mar 2018


This 13-year-old is spreading Autism awareness through his apps

According to World Health Organization (data updated till April, 2017), it is estimated that worldwide, 1 in every 160 children, suffers from some form of Autism.

20 Feb 2018


OrCam: This lesser-known company got a $1 billion valuation

OrCam Technologies Ltd., an Israeli company developing technology for visually impaired people, has been valued at $1 billion after completing a funding round of $30.4 million.

22 Dec 2017


No interim order on tobacco pictorial warning, hearing in January

Several petitions had been filed against the Karnataka HC's recent order quashing mandatory pictorial warnings covering 85% of tobacco packs. It put the compulsory coverage at 40%.

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