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India continues to be polio free, all vaccines in Govt prog...

In view of high immunisation coverage, risk of polio infection from contaminated vaccine is minimal, say WHO-UNICEF in statement In a statement issued this morning,...

Cervical Cancer Could Be Eliminated From Australia Within Next 20 years...

Australia could be the first country to eradicate cervical cancer Australia’s cervical cancer prevention program is highly effective and will eradicate the disease from the...

Diphtheria death toll in Delhi rises to 26, medical panel looks...

Diphtheria death toll in Delhi rises to 26 after two more children died of the infectious disease on Sunday Two more children died on Sunday...

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...

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Low gluten diet makes gut healthy, leads to some weight loss

Researchers evaluate the trend of choosing a low gluten diet even without allergies An increasing number of people choose a low-gluten diet, even though they...

Fatty fishes such as sardine & hilsa prevent premature birth

A new review suggests oily fishes and fish oils can help women carry babies to term A new Cochrane Review published today has found that...

ICFP 2018 comes to a close, Burkina Faso is the star...

A part of the 9 country Ouagadougou Partnership, it has the highest number of modern contraceptive users in the region The fifth International Conference on...