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World Health Organisation (WHO)

Mohan Guruswamy | Suicides are no indication of India’s farmers’ plight

Suicide is a matter of psychology, and not of economics — no matter how tempting that may be to exaggerate an issue

09 May 2023 12:05 AM

Using term 'Indian variant' for B.1.617 strain has no basis: Health ministry

The WHO also said it does not identify viruses or variants with names of countries they are first reported from

12 May 2021 10:07 PM

Facebook helps government, UN health organisations use Messenger effectively in coronavirus response

The social media giant has also invited developers to build messaging solutions for access to accurate information on the coronavirus

23 Mar 2020 2:38 PM

Coronavirus cases in India touch 73, Kerala has maximum cases

The number of people infected with coronavirus climbed up to 73 in India with Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh reporting a surge in cases

12 Mar 2020 4:35 PM

Faltering malaria fight should refocus on high-risk countries, says WHO

The plan involves making better use of detailed data to target areas where widespread use of indoor spraying would have a greater impact

20 Nov 2018 9:50 AM


Know how noise pollution affects your health

Excessive noise can affect blood pressure and cause hypertension.

15 Oct 2018 8:46 AM

Dengue: A continuing global threat

Here's all you need to know about the disease.

11 Sep 2018 1:02 PM

Stroke increases dementia risk by around 70% : Study

Stroke characteristics may help to explain variation in dementia risk.

02 Sep 2018 10:36 AM

Does your child still demand breast milk?

Humans are designed to nurse beyond babyhood, breast milk does not have any expiry date

07 Aug 2018 2:55 PM

How blogger helped bring breastfeeding back to Serbia

Breast milk produced during the early days is especially rich in nutrients and antibodies.

05 Aug 2018 1:36 PM


World Breastfeeding Week: Breast milk is baby's first vaccine

Early initiation has numerous immunological and nutritional benefits for newborns that have been found to reduce mortality.

04 Aug 2018 6:19 PM

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in first hour of life

Most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income countries.

31 Jul 2018 11:23 AM

New Ebola virus found in Sierra Leone

Researchers are now working with the Sierra Leone government to determine whether any humans were infected.

27 Jul 2018 1:24 PM

'Doctors continue to bear the brunt of social aggression'

Psychologists contend that this could be part of a larger trend in society, of giving vent to innate prejudices, bigotry, patriarchy.

02 Jul 2018 8:27 PM

Gonorrhoea symptoms more prominent in men than women

WHO estimates that 78 million people worldwide are infected with gonorrhea each year.

02 Jul 2018 11:46 AM


Escalating air pollution levels harm city dwellers

Air pollution worsens during cooler temperatures because cold air tends to settle down and reduce ambient air quality.

22 Jun 2018 2:18 PM

Yoga helps against non-communicable diseases: WHO

Adults require at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity weekly.

20 Jun 2018 3:47 PM

Smoking up does not make psychiatric patients suicidal

Cannabis consumption is expected to increase.

14 Jun 2018 9:18 AM

'We are still at war' with Ebola: WHO chief

In contrast to past Ebola outbreaks health workers have moved quickly to halt Congo’s latest epidemic.

13 Jun 2018 9:28 AM

WHO diseases panel split on soft drink sugar tax to cut obesity

The panel said that its 21 members represented “rich and diverse views”, but that some views were “conflicting”.

01 Jun 2018 8:30 PM