Here are ten interesting facts about ageing
The world population is rapidly ageing
Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 years will double from about 11% to 22%. The number of people aged 60
We all generally value and respect the older people we love or know well. But our attitudes to other older people within the broader community can be different. In many traditional societies, older people are respected
September 29 is World Heart Day.
As per WHO’s The World health statistics 2012 report,one in six adults obese, one in 10 diabetic and one in three has raised blood pressure. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO
29th September is World Heart Day
Still smoking? In this day and age. Maybe understanding how your body starts to recover after you quit smoking will help you kick the butt.
1. There are immediate and long-term health
A paper by Lancet suggests that survival rates post-surgery has improved drastically in the last half a century. According to the report, the likelihood of dying after general surgery has dropped by 90% from the 70s while the
On Sunday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that they had identified a rare and deadly virus in a 49-year-old man which belongs to the same family as the SARS virus. It issued a statement saying that it had confirmed
September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day.
Worldwide, nearly 35.6 million people live with dementia. This number is expected to double by 2030 (65.7 million) and more than triple by 2050 (115.4 million). Dementia affects people in
Tending to the seriously ill in intensive care units (ICUs) requires pin-drop silence, but current noise levels there ranged between 51-55 dB which is comparable to noise levels at a busy road, says a European study. It exceeds
A senior official of the health ministry Friday said the World Health Organisation's (WHO) India Representative Nata Menabde had written to the ministry denying that any report from WHO claimed that a third of cheap generic
Indian scientists have found a safe orally-administered drug against kala azar, a disease that puts at risk an estimated 165.4 million people in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. Termed by WHO as a "neglected
At least 77 new cases of poliomyelitis have been detected in 10 states in Nigeria, Xinhua reported. Ado Mohammed, executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), said this Saturday at a polio
The WHO ambassador , Yohei Sasakawa , said that India is committed to curbing the rates of leprosy and the stigma attached to the condition. Sasakawa, on a seven-day visit to India, met senior officials from the ministry of
According to the Lancet medical Journal, forty percent of men in developing countries either smoke or use smokeless tobacco. Tobacco is likely to kill half of its users. There are huge disparities in the rates of smoking
Recently, the Australian High Court dismissed the legal challenge from the tobacco industry and has gone ahead with the plain packaging of cigarettes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has strongly welcomed the decision and