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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......

Is your city one of the world's 20 most polluted cities?

Production: Rajesh Alva/Rediff.comInformation: Press Trust of India. Delhi and Varanasi are among 14 Indian cities that figure in the list of 20 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5......

50 years later: The City of Dawn thrives

Auroville just turned 50.Aurovilians who grew up in the experimental city speak of how their childhood was marked by a sense of openness and possibility.Nikita Puri reports from the City of Dawn.......

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......

'Your work speaks even after you are dead'

'We are not in the crore game, at least not me.''So when I do a film, I do it purely on its merit, where I think we will go ahead and make a fantastic film.' IMAGE: Manoj Bajpayee in Aiyaary. Manoj......

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......

Sports Shorts: BFC knock Kerala Blasters out of ISL

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday IMAGE: Bengaluru FC post 2-0 win. Photograph: ISL Media Bengaluru FC knocked Kerala Blasters out of the ongoing Indian......

What Tendulkar said in his first Parliament speech...

Sportspersons who won the gold, silver and bronze medals for India, do we appreciate them enough?" asked the iconic India batsman in his maiden Rajya Sabha speech on Facebook Live after he was......

Former Barca defender accused of links with Mexican drug lord

US sanctions former Mexico captain Rafael Marquez for alleged drug ties 'I deny categorically any type of relation with this organization'   IMAGE: Former Mexico captain Rafael Marquez who......
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Fear and suspicion hinder Congo medics in Ebola battle

Congo’s government, the World Health Organization (WHO) and aid agencies are racing to contain what could be the most dangerous of Democratic... ...

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/fear-and-suspicion-hinder-congo-medics-in-ebola-battle/story-PBMorKgmx2Yrc0YBjV5BwN.html
WHO says 9 nations mobilize to prevent possible Ebola spread

The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa says the agency is accelerating efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to try... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/who-says-9-nations-mobilize-to-prevent-possible-ebola-spread-118052300654_1.html
Study suggests air pollution causes genetic disorders

A recent study by a non-profit hospital in Los Angeles suggests that long-term exposure of particulate matter in polluted air triggered the... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-study-suggests-air-pollution-causes-genetic-disorders-2617911
An International Update

Guideline for A Safe Practice of Anesthesia was co-published with World Health Organization for the first time as an official WHO guideline by the... ...

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The UN is violating press freedom by blocking access to Taiwanese journalists trying to cover the world body's major health meeting, Taipei's... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/un-curtailing-taiwanese-media-freedom-taipei-118052200935_1.html

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