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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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A vicious combination of war, cholera and hunger has left 80 per cent of Yemeni children in desperate need of aid, the United Nations said today.... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/80-per-cent-of-yemen-children-in-need-of-immediate-aid-un-117072600800_1.html
is that work?

A recent Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) news article reported that the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) has called for... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/health-news/when-women-are-surrogate-mothers-is-that-work-73776.html
Yemen cholera epidemic slowing after infecting 400,000

Yemen's cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but there are signs the three-month-old epidemic is slowing, according to World... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-yemen-cholera-epidemic-slowing-after-infecting-400000-2513278
Millennium Alliance round four awards Rs. 8.15 crore to 24 social innovators

[India], July 24 (ANI-NewsVoir): The Millennium Alliance Initiative on Thursday recognized 24 high-impact social innovations from India at an award... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/millennium-alliance-round-four-awards-rs-815-crore-to-24-social-innovators-news-national-rhyoJEjchagdg.html
Cheetahs often don't thrive in captivity. We set out to find out why

Cheetahs have been tamed, used for hunting and kept in zoos in countries across Asia, Europe and Africa for centuries. However, they have never... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/environment-news/cheetahs-often-don-t-thrive-in-captivity-we-set-out-to-find-out-why-73562.html

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