According to new guidelines issued by the WHO, adults should consume less than 2,000 mg of sodium, or 5 grams of salt, and at least 3,510 mg of potassium per day. A person with either elevated sodium levels or low potassium
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that a 73-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has died in Germany from infection of a novel disease coronavirus. In its latest disease outbreak update, WHO said that the man
Ahead of the World Health Day, experts have expressed concern on the negative health implications as a result of increased prevalence of hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP) in the population.
As per the World Health
Stressing the need for better healthcare, President Pranab Mukherjee said that progress in the health sector was the key to India's future prominence in the world. Addressing the 33rd convocation of the Post-Graduate Institute
To deter people from using tobacco products, the health ministry has proposed a ‘sin tax’ on them. ‘The proceeds from this tax can be used for tobacco control,’ a health ministry official said.
‘The new tax has been
In a report released in Geneva on Thursday, the World Health Organization says that infants in Japan's Fukushima region are at greater risk of developing cancer after the March 2011 accident at the Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.
An estimated 360 million people in the world are suffering from hearing loss, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report prepared for International Ear Care Day (March 3) has said. WHO said one in three people over the age of 65,
According to a Swedish study, caffeine, the primary constituent of coffee, has been found to be associated with low birth weight babies and may also prolong pregnancy. A research team from the Norwegian Institute for Public
Experts from India, Bangladesh, Thailand and eight other Southeast Asian countries will deliberate to identify common challenges in autism, which has shown a significant increase in numbers in the recent times. The deliberations
Onko-sure, a minimally invasive single blood test, screens 13 different types of cancers at the earliest stage of the disease, a health expert said on Friday.
‘One of the recent advances in the field of cancer screening is
Despite the government making provisions for employment, 13 million people in India who have been cured of leprosy still find it hard to get a job due to the stigma attached to the disease, say health experts and
After a considerable drop in the prevalence rate of the disease, leprosy has been eliminated from the national capital as a public health problem, Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia said on Thursday. The rate has declined from 4.5
Aiming to continue its two-year run free from polio, India has stepped up vigilance at its borders to prevent the re-entry of the paralytic disease from Pakistan. Though the World Health Organisation (WHO) took India off the list
Once one of the most feared diseases worldwide which was responsible for paralysing many children, polio has been contained to a large extent. There are with only three epidemic countries left in the world – Afghanistan,