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Every year, 30 mn babies need special care to survive

New report by a global coalition that includes UNICEF and the World Health Organization highlights the challenge in reducing infant deaths the world over Nearly...

India and China stand to gain the most from Paris Agreement

WHO’s COP-24 Special Report: health and climate change provides recommendations for governments on how to maximize the health benefits of tackling climate change Meeting the...

Measles making a comeback the world over, WHO warns

Because of gaps in vaccination coverage, measles killed an estimated 110 000 peopleA new report by the World Health Organisation and the Centers for...

Real time health data in seven states, at the click of...

Union health ministry launches ambitious online platform for monitoring health situation Government of India, late on Sunday evening did a soft launch of an ambitious...

Air pollution is restricting lung development in children

Air pollution is restricting lung development in children, putting them at risk of lifelong breathing disorders Children exposed to air pollution due to increased diesel...

93% kids below 15 breathe foul air; poor, girls worst hit

New WHO report on Air pollution and child health examines the heavy toll of both ambient (outside) and household air pollution Every day around 93%...

14 of 20 most polluted cities in the world in India:...

New report by the World Health Organisation paints a dire picture; Delhi is the most polluted Indian city According to a new World Health Organisation...

As Delhi reels again, the why, what and how to, of...

Avoid a run, stay indoors, if you can this November weekWith continued burning of crop stubbles in neighbouring states and dipping temperatures having sent...

Reduce alcohol availability, raise taxes, WHO tells members

World Health Organisation unveils SAFER a five pronged strategy to crack down against alcohol consumption World Health Organisation has called upon countries to strengthen restrictions...

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...

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Undergraduate medical curriculum revision after 21 yrs

Under new curriculum students will have clinical exposure right from the first yearNext academic year onwards, undergraduate medical students in India will have clinical...

This app can detect anaemia from photo of your fingernail

A smartphone app can diagnose anaemia by analysing the colour of a person’s fingernails in a photograph Anaemia is a condition in which people do...

In rare effort, Apollo docs operate on underweight “blue baby”

The baby was born with a condition called transposition of great arteries Like any other parent, Mrs. Meena and Mr. Vinod were delighted after the...