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China on yellow alert as heavy pollution chokes several cities

PollutionBeijing : China today issued a yellow alert for smog as the pollution choked most regions in the country’s north with no signs of abating. This morning, PM 2.5 density [...]

March 19th, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Topnews,World | Read More »

Safer polio vaccine strains for post-eradication era

plosLondon : Scientists have developed a new generation of polio vaccine strains that are both effective and unable to cause the disease in case of an accidental or intended release [...]

January 1st, 2016 | Posted in Highlights,Sci-Tech | Read More »

Ebola scare stigmatised African immigrants in the US

Ebola VirusWashington : The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa led to a social stigma against African immigrants in the US, an analysis of the news coverage of the Ebola [...]

November 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Highlights,Sci-Tech | Read More »

India recorded largest number of TB cases in 2014

WHOUnited Nations :  India recorded the largest number of Tuberculosis cases in the world last year, according to a report by the WHO that said 1.5 million people died in [...]

October 29th, 2015 | Posted in Highlights,Topnews,World | Read More »

Food safety being compromised due to use of pesticide: CSE

Food CourtNew Delhi: Contamination of food is a “serious” problem in India as use of antibiotics “compromises” food safety while junk food adds to the problem, a green body today said [...]

April 7th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

WHO denies politics swayed Ebola emergency declaration

World Health OrganizationLondon:  The World Health Organization has denied that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the spread of the Ebola virus last year, despite evidence senior staffers [...]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in World | Read More »

Air pollution level in Delhi exceeds WHO limits

Prakash JavadekarNew Delhi: The level of air pollution in Delhi exceeds the limits prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), government said in Rajya Sabha today. The air quality monitoring data [...]

March 19th, 2015 | Posted in Nation | Read More »

India has 19 health workers for every 10K people

J P NaddaNew Delhi: India has 19 health workers which includes doctors and nurses for every 10,000 people in comparison to World Health Organisation (WHO) norms which prescribe 25 health workers for [...]

March 13th, 2015 | Posted in Nation | Read More »

Ban on gutka has positive impact

People  burn a symbolic holi of tobacco and gutkaMumbai: Stringent state-level laws banning gutka have a positive impact as reduced product availability has resulted in decreased consumption of gutka, according to World Health Organisation (WHO). In a study [...]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Mumbai | Read More »

Global Ebola toll rises to 5,689: WHO

Ebola virusGeneva, Nov 27 (AFP) The World Health Organization today said that the global death toll from the Ebola virus had increased to 5,689 out of a total of 15,935 cases [...]

November 27th, 2014 | Posted in Topnews,World | Read More »