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Is environment paying the price for development?

Data released by the World Health Organisation shows that of the 20 most polluted cities of the world, 13 are in India. This report is based on the levels of particulate matter classified as......

Child mortality rate in India is declining

As per World Health Organisation data, visualised above, the biggest causes of mortality in children between the ages of 0 to 4 years are prematurity, acute lower respiratory infection (including......

More than 1 million affected by Ebola outbreak: WHO

With more than one million people affected by the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has warned that there is "no early end in sight" to the severe health crisis......

Gunmen kill doctor working with WHO in Pakistan

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a doctor working for the World Health Organisation in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Friday, three days after a foreign consultant for the UN agency was......

'Indians most depressed': Govt rubbishes WHO study

The Union health ministry on Thursday rejected media reports which cited a World Health Organisation-sponsored study to claim that Indians were the most depressed in the world. After conducting a......

India slashes health budget, already one of the world's lowest

The United Nations estimates about one third of the world's 1.2 billion poorest people live in India The government has ordered a cut of nearly 20 per cent in its 2014-15 healthcare budget due to......

Why malnutrition, not hunger, is the problem in India

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation has worked out the cost of malnutrition to the world economy: about five per cent of its annual gross domestic product, or $3.5......

Health insurance rates across the world

Deutsche Bank has compared the insurance annual premium rates across the globe. The premium is for a basic policy for a local resident between 25-35 years.   Since the definition of a......

Happiest countries in the world

Economic prosperity, health and a strong social support network continue to correspond highly with happiness around the world. The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development has......

15 countries that drink the most alcohol

Recently, the World Health Organisation released a comprehensive report on the global status of alcohol, in order to help countries combat the harmful use of alcohol and avoid negative health and......

Protesters disrupt FIFA World Cup visit

A small group of protesters demanding more spending on health and education disrupted a visit by FIFA officials to the 2014 World Cup stadium under construction in Cuiaba on Tuesday. Dozens of......

Injured Serena pulls out of Cincinnati Open

Former world number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the Cincinnati Open with a toe injury, tournament organisers said on Wednesday. Williams was due to face Australian 10th seed Samantha......

Foot injury puts Clijsters out of Wimbledon

World number two Kim Clijsters has withdrawn from Wimbledon with a foot injury, organisers of the grasscourt Grand Slam said on Wednesday.\\nClijsters, the current US Open and Australian Open......

Serena pulls out of French Open

Former world number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open because she has not fully recovered from health issues, organisers said on Thursday. "American Serena Williams, who has not......

Never thought of pulling out: Sprint champions

Despite all the bad press that the organisers got regarding health and security issues pertaining to Commonwealth Games, Jamaican 100m sprint champion Lerone Clarke and silver medallist Englishman......
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Schools close as MERS virus spreads in S Korea

More than 200 primary schools shut down today as South Korea struggled to contain an outbreak of the MERS virus that has infected 30, killed two... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/schools-close-as-mers-virus-spreads-in-s-korea-115060300216_1.html
China starts to snuff out smoking

A student dresses as a cigarette case to create awareness on the benefits of not smoking in the city. AFP China’s capital began imposing the... ...

http://dc.asianage.com/international/china-starts-snuff-out-smoking-432
A ‘slum’ in the heart of the capital

Police have said they are planning the imminent dismantling of a migrant camp in the La Chapelle area of Paris over fears of a disease epidemic.... ...

http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/paris-migrant-camp-a-%E2%80%98slum%E2%80%99-in-the-heart-of-the-capital/ar-BBktNFx?srcref=rss
Minister thrashes RJD leader

Jharkhand's health minister and veteran BJP politician Ramchandra Chandrawanshi today attacked a political rival in full public view, and then got... ...

http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/caught-on-camera-jharkhand-health-minister-thrashes-rjd-leader/vi-BBksggn?srcref=rss
'Legalise cannabis' call finding support

Eight-year-old Vedd Raaj has severe epilepsy and autism. His most violent seizures come once a month, triggered by infections he catches due to low... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/wellness/struggle-to-legalise-cannabis-finding-support-among-lawyers-doctors/article1-1353235.aspx

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