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Soumya Swaminathan: Just what the doctor ordered

Soumya Swaminathan’s appointment as World Health Organisation’s deputy director offers an opportunity to push for improving the medical research environment in India, reports Veena......

Beware! Zika reaches India, WHO confirms 3 cases in Gujarat

Zika virus disease has reached India, with the World Health Organisation confirming first three cases in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. The WHO endorsed the findings of laboratory tests conducted in the......

No threat to polio-free status of India: WHO

Amidst concerns over resurfacing of polio cases in India, the World Health Organisation on Saturday said there is "no threat" to the polio-free status of all Southeast Asian region countries,......

Zika virus: Centre issues guidelines; warns against travel to affected areas

A day after the World Health Organisation declared emergency over the "explosive" spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Centre on Tuesday issued detailed guidelines for combating the......

Zika outbreak is now a global emergency: World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday declared an international emergency over the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it is an......

Delhi is the world's most polluted megacity!

In 2012, with one million deaths, China reported the highest toll from PM2.5 and PM10 pollution. At the time, India followed, reporting 621,138 deaths, nearly 10 per cent of the global toll......

Pollution: Millions die young every year!

  The ranking of the world’s most polluted cities issued by the World Health Organisation in 2014 showed that 13 of the 20 most polluted towns were in India. Latest international......

Slowdown no issue, India to be fastest growing economy in 2016

The report underscores the need to implement fiscal reforms that boost government revenues. India will be the world's fastest growing large economy at 7.3 per cent in 2016, improving further to 7.5......

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......

How the world of sport reacted to Russian doping

An independent commission report, led by Canadian law professor and sports lawyer Richard McLaren, published on Monday revealed evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes at......

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......

FIFA agreeing to hold 2022 Qatar World Cup in winter?

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke (right) with Fernanda Lima. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images FIFA has reportedly raised objections of holding the 2022 Qatar World Cup in the summer in......

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......

What's hot at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Anti-NKorea protesters burn flags before opening ceremony IMAGE: Police try to extinguish burnt portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korea protest before the opening......
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Twitter India steps in to bridge blood donation gap

Aiming to create more awareness and bridge the demand-supply gap for blood units in India, Twitter India on Tuesday launched a new social... ...
How Indian-origin UK boy died after eating Navratri Prasad, reveals inquest after 4 years

An inquest into the death of an 11-year-old Indian-origin boy in England concluded this week that he died of a nut allergy after consuming 'mithai'... ...
Hafiz Saeed's offices, seminaries sealed in Pakistan's KP province

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