Even as India is less than a year away from being declared polio free, experts on Thursday asked for cautious administration of vaccine to keep the virus in check. ‘India reported the last wild polio virus type 1 case in
Every year on 31 May, WHO and its various partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day where they highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme of
The World Health Organisation is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus situation and it says that evidence suggests that the virus can passed from person to person. This came after the French health ministry confirmed that a
Researchers from the Michigan State University in the US have found that a strain of bacteria called Wolbachia bacterium can infect mosquitoes and make them resistant to the malaria parasite.
The study, published in the journal
Vietnam has suspended the use of Quinvaxem vaccine until the World Health Organisation (WHO) gives a report, following the death of nine children after receiving the vaccine since November 2012, state media reported. Quinvaxem
France has identified its first case of coronavirus infection, a virus akin to SARS, the health ministry announced on Wednesday. ‘This is the first and the only case confirmed in France to date’, with an infection by a new
People in Delhi can soon find out the dose of ultraviolet (UV) rays they are exposed to every day and take necessary measures to prevent sunburn. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is planning to issue UV rays advisories
Physically challenged people may soon be able to buy easy mobility as a low-cost electric wheelchair is to be launched soon.
'In India, there has always been a tremendous need for an affordable and well-designed electric power
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism is becoming more and more common in urban India. High taxation and even curfews aren’t making a dent in consumption. To address the problem in Rajasthan, the Catholic Diocese of Jaipur has set up
The number of avian flu affected cases reached 31 in Shanghai, with the confirmation of a new case on Wednesday, health authorities said. An 89-year-old man surnamed Chen, tested positive for H7N9 Tuesday night at the Shanghai
Given its current performance level, India is unlikely to meet the just stipulated benchmark on mitigation of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea among infants in the country. The death rate due to pneumonia and diarrhoea has increased by
Taking the bull by its horns, WHO and UNICEF have put together a Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) aimed at ending preventable child deaths by these two major killers by 2025. In
In the ever crowded city of Mumbai, pneumonia seems to be taking a toll on its residents. According to Dr Deepak Ugra, leading paediatrician and former head of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, pneumonia is the biggest killer of
The Indian vaccine regulatory system has met the standards set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), health ministry officials said on Tuesday. A WHO-led team of international experts reviewed the National Regulatory