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
April 7 is World Health Day and theme this year is hypertension or high blood pressure.
The World Health Organization is worried about the disease, particularly in low income countries where there’s a rise in the number of
On World Mental Health Day (10 October), WHO is calling for an end to the stigmatization of depression and other mental disorders and for better access to treatment for all people who need it.
Fighting stigma: a key to
Every ninth person in the world is aged 60 and above and their numbers will increase to one in five by 2050, numbering two billion elderly, a UN agency has concluded. Those over 100 years of age too will witness an exponential
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 absolute number of people aged 60 years and over is expected to
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
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
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
For the first time India is undertaking a survey on lifestyle trends in nine states. The government has taken this step in an effort to get data on people suffering from non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cardio-vascular
Cervical cancer kills over 70,000 Indian women every year. Experts say that Indian women should ideally opt for the preventive vaccine against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV is responsible for causing cervical cancer and
Women smokers are on the rise. Here are some facts you didn't know about women and smoking:
About 200 million of the world’s one billion smokers are women
Far fewer women than men use tobacco. Globally, about 40% of men
India said that it will meet the millennium development goals by 2015. Various UN bodies had questioned the country’s ability to do so. In a letter to WHO representative to India Neta Menabde, the Health and Family Welfare
An unknown disease has been the cause for the death of at least 56 Cambodian children in the past three months, as reported by the ministry of health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
Preliminary findings identified