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India changes 'blindness' definition, opts for WHO criteria

India has changed its over four-decade-old definition of blindness, bringing it in line with the World Health Organization criteria, a step that would drastically bring down the number of people......

Preventing a leading killer: Drowning

According to the World Health Organization's Global Report on Drowning 2014, drowning is a serious and neglected public health threat claiming the lives of 3,72,000 people a year......

Indian Diaspora faces health crisis

The Indian Diaspora is facing a health crisis says Sangeeta Ahuja, who has been appointed chair of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin's health council.Pointing out that the Indian......

A cancer interview we must all read

'Our body functions in a particular system. We pass urine. We pass motions. We swallow food. We drink water. We breathe properly.' 'If there is an obstruction to any of these things -- difficulty......

SC sends convicts in Dec 16 gang rape case to gallows

The verdict said that the aggravating circumstances outweigh the mitigating ones and hence, the convicts did not deserve any leniency. IMAGE: Parents of December 16, 2012 gang rape victim......

SC tells tobacco industry packs must carry bigger warnings

The rules make India's health warnings on tobacco products the world's most stringent, along with Thailand Supreme Court, on Wednesday, told tobacco companies thatthey must adhere to a new rule......

Paharpur Business Centre: Inside the 'healthiest' building in Delhi

In a city with the worst air quality globally, Kamal Meattle has built a building that is among the purest in the world, finds c. Image: The six-storey building, which is spread across 50,000......

US wins WTO poultry case against India

The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Thursday that India broke international trade rules by blocking U.S. poultry and egg imports because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, confirming a win......

World's poor headed for better lives in 2030: Gates

Established in 2000, the foundation distributed $3.6 billion in grants in 2013, in particular for global health and development, and had $42.3 billion in assets as of late 2014. Image: A woman......

The happiest countries in the world

There is more to a country than the cold GDP numbers and economic statistics. And to understand well-being of a nation, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has come up......

India's Rio Olympics-bound sportspersons dope-free: NADA

IMAGE: Participants at the World Anti-Doping Agency Symposium for Anti-Doping Organizations in Lausanne, March 24, 2015. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters National Anti-Doping Agency Director......

Indian fitness expert on world body

Rajesh Desai, a 31-year-old health and fitness consultant who spent his early days in a transit camp, has been appointed on the committee of the World Association for Nutritional Professionals in......

Swiss-based trade union to inspect Qatar 2022 World Cup sites

A global trade union for construction workers that has criticized labour conditions in Qatar will inspect soccer stadiums being built for the 2022 World Cup in the Gulf Arab state. The Geneva-based......

Torch begins final race to stadium from beneath Rio's Christ

IMAGE: Former Brazilian volleyball player Isabel Barroso holds the Olympic torch next to Christ the Redeemer statue watched by Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes (L) and archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta in Rio......

Muscle pains could keep Pele from lighting Rio cauldron

IMAGE: President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach (right) and Brazilian legend Pele pose for picture. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters. Pele's doctors have given him the go......
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Indian family wins compensation from UK hotel

The family of a 59-year-old Indian woman who died soon after being severely burnt in the shower of a UK hotel have won a five-year-long legal... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/613539/indian-family-wins-compensation-uk.html
New WHO head seeks U.S. bipartisan support for global health

GENEVA (Reuters) - The new head of the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced hope on Wednesday that bipartisan support would prevail in the U.S.... ...

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INhealth/~3/9YPUbZW48Uo/us-health-who-director-idINKBN18K1FH
Britain says Manchester suicide bomber not likely to have acted alone

The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a pop concert venue packed with children likely did not act alone, a minister said on... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-britain-says-manchester-suicide-bomber-not-likely-to-have-acted-alone-2449348
Twenty in critical condition after Monday's Manchester bombing

LONDON (Reuters) - Around 20 people remain in a critical condition after Monday's suicide bombing at a British pop concert, with those wounded... ...

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As Modi rises, so does Baba Ramdev

Haridwar: Narendra Modi leaned to whisper in the ear of the man sitting cross-legged and barefoot next to him, the one clad in saffron robes with a... ...

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