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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...

Theme of Hand Hygiene Day 2018 has resonance for India

Healthcare providers in rural areas often oblivious of the importance of hand hygiene Much as the hand hygiene message may have become a vehicle in...

Pollution kills 7 million people every year: WHO

New report by WHO flags the huge toll pollution continues to claim despite efforts by governments Nine out of 10 people around the world breathe...

Their concerns held up tobacco warnings but bidi workers most exploited

Study by Public Health Foundation of India with WHO support recommends ban on bidi rolling in homesCiting exploitation of bidi workers, a new study...

Re-vaccination with BCG can reduce infection from TB patients

According to the World Health Organisation, people ill with TB can infect 10–15 other people through close contact over the course of a year A...

Massive diphtheria vaccination drive on in Bangla Rohingya camps

A multi agency effort is currently underway in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh to vaccinate more than 475,000 children as part of an...

WHO recommends shorter period on catheter for childbirth complication

The new guidance recommends a 7–10 day period of bladder catheterisation to allow complete healing A 7-10 day bladder catheterisation after surgical repair can help...

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India to partner private sector for JEET in TB fight

Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis (JEET) is the biggest public private partnership against TB India has launched a massive partnership with the private sector...

Molecule raises hopes of arresting the spread of cancer

Scientists have identified a new compound that blocks the spread of pancreatic and other cancers in animal models Scientists at NIH/National Center For Advancing Translational...

Cancer immunotherapy results may vary in females

Different immune responses in men and women, and interaction with hormones might impact how men and women benefit from immunotherapy drugs Men and women may...