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Alcohol kills more than 3 mn each year, most of them...

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men. More than 3 million people died as a result...

The “rat fever” that is terrorising Kerala: an explainer

As several hundred cases - both confirmed and suspected -  of leptospirosis are reported from Kerala following the floods, the bacterial infection has caused...

11 S Asian nations to discuss dengue, malaria, drug access

Crucial meeting of WHO South East Asia Region will happen in Delhi next week Intensifying action to eliminate malaria, addressing the increasing threat of dengue,...

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in 1st hour of birth:...

New report reveals misconceptions that prevent breastfeeeding An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour...

New drug shows promise in excess bleeding at childbirth

Can replace Oxytocin, says WHO. India embarks on a restrictive regimen on oxytocin manufacture from July 1 Just as India readies to implement a ban...

Now, WHO launches its very own “Fitness challenge” – a global...

WHO global action plan on physical activity focuses on improving the environment for people to walk, cycle more Prime minister Narendra Modi and his ministers...

At World Health Assembly in Geneva, all eyes will be on...

The 71st World Health Assembly opens in Geneva next week with a "triple billion" agendaThe 71st World Health Assembly opens in Geneva next week...

WHO issues first-ever essential diagnostic tests

The list of essential diagnostics aims to improve diagnostic outcomes. World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first Essential Diagnostics List, a catalogue of the...

REPLACE artificial trans fats contained in margarine, ghee: WHO

WHO launches six-pronged strategy to eliminate industrial trans fats, often present in margarine, gheeThe World Health Organisation has released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for...

Eliminate Rabies: WHO Asks South Asian Countries

Nearly 26,000 people, die of rabies in Southeast Asia, and 1.5 million people remain at risk of the disease All over the world, rabies causes...

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Alcohol kills more than 3 mn each year, most of them...

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men. More than 3 million people died as a result...

Diet rich in fish, fruits & nuts lowers stroke risk

Mediterranean diet can lower stroke risk, especially in women.Fruits and nuts are the key to keeping stroke away. And some fish. One of the largest...

Now, a new weapon against drug resistant TB, a new antibiotic

A new naturally occurring antibiotic called, kanglemycin A is effective against drug-resistant tuberculosis As drug resistant tuberculosis emerges as an increasingly bigger challenge in achieving...