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  • GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine 11 hours 50 minutes ago

    London: GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended exclusively for use outside the European Union but will be evaluated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in...
  • Watch: New trailer for 'Doctor Who' features Peter Capaldi as the new doctor, along with a bunch of monsters and aliens July 14, 2014

    The Doctor is ready to see you now.'Doctor Who' fans, rejoice! The trailer for the latest season of the long-running British series is here! Featuring the 12th doctor Peter Capaldi, the series features the Doctor and his colleague Clara Oswald in TARDIS."Where are we going?" asks Clara. "Into the darkness,"...
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar 'thrilled' to be a part of 'Doctor Who' July 12, 2014

    London: Sanjeev Bhaskar, best known for starring "The Kumars at No. 42", is set to appear in an upcoming episode of "Doctor Who". The comedian will play an "important" role in the final episode of the new series, reports dailystar.co.uk. Sanjeev had previously lent his voice to "Doctor Who" audio stories,...
  • India needs more doctors than ever before: Harsh Vardhan June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Noting that doctor-to-population ratio in the country is much less than the standard prescribed by the WHO, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said India needs more doctors now than ever before. "India needs more doctors now more than ever before. Building healthy lives would enable us realise the...
  • Life is precious, don't lose it on roads! Follow these preventive measures June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The World Health Organisation's latest global road safety report has brought forth some disturbing facts including the fact that India is home to world's largest number of road deaths. The recent death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident in which he suffered no external injuries and...
  • Appalling road safety standards, maximum road deaths reported in India June 7, 2014

    Gopinath Munde's death is one more reason for us to ask hard questions about our appalling road safety standards and what to do about it. According to WHO's latest Global road safety report, India is home to the world's largest number of road deaths. Here are a few reasons which...
  • Sulabh International to build toilets in all the houses of Baduan village June 1, 2014

    Sulabh International will construct toilets in all the houses of Katra Shahadatganj village of Baduan, where two sisters were allegedly gangraped and murdered last week while they went to relieve themselves in fields. "Any woman defecating in the open is vulnerable and the central government must acknowledge the issue. Resources will...
  • Can you guess who this Bollywood star is? May 24, 2014

    Look carefully. Can you guess who this leading Bollywood star is? We can give you a hint- the star is a National award winner and got married few years back. Now can you identify the star? ...
  • Anand Sharma thanks USTR, WTO and IMF chiefs for supporting India May 14, 2014

    Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has written farewell letters to United States Trade Representative and chiefs of WTO and IMF thanking them for extending support to India at multi-lateral forums. "As I approach the end of my tenure and prepare to demit office by the end of this week, I...
  • India rejects WHO report saying New Delhi has worst air pollution May 9, 2014

    India on Thursday rejected the findings of a World Health Organisation (WHO) study that ranks New Delhi as the world's worst city for air pollution, with government scientists saying the UN agency had overestimated levels in the capital. A WHO study of 1,600 cities released on Wednesday found air pollution had...
  • 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution May 8, 2014

    Geneva: India's national capital Delhi is the most polluted city in the world, says a study released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday. The 2014 report of the Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) database contains the results of outdoor air pollution monitoring from almost 1,600 cities in 91 countries....
  • New Delhi has dirtiest air, Chinese data foggy, says WHO May 7, 2014

    An effort by the World Health Organization to measure pollution in cities around the world has found New Delhi admits to having the dirtiest air, while Beijing's measurements, like its skies, are far from clear. The study of 1,600 cities found air pollution had worsened since a smaller survey in 2011,...
  • Pakistan's failure to fight polio sparks global emergency response May 6, 2014

    Geneva: Pakistan's failure to stem the spread of polio triggered global emergency health measures on Monday, with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommending all residents must show proof of vaccination before leaving the country. The emergency measures also apply to Syria and Cameroon, which along with Pakistan are seen as posing...
  • 'The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly' is a story of hope, determination April 18, 2014

    Sun-Mi Hwang is writer based in South Korea. She has written over 40 books which cover a variety of genres and themes. She has written books for children as well as adults, and has also won numerous accolades for her prolific writing. "The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly" is...
  • Karen Gillan plays with perceptions in horror-thriller 'Oculus' April 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: A haunted mirror, a murderous father and two siblings seeking revenge form the plot for the new supernatural thriller 'Oculus', which blurs perceptions and reality with ghostly scares. 'Oculus', out in the United States and Canada on Friday, follows a young woman, Kaylie, who reunites with her brother Tim...
  • WHO declares India polio-free March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Completing three years without registering a single case of polio, the World Health Organisation on Thursday certified India as a country free of the deadly disease. WHO's declaration comes as a remarkable achievement for a nation that saw more than one lakh babies crippled every year. Until 2009, India...
  • Fan-made trailers that are so good that you won't miss the original March 19, 2014

    Be it a popular movie franchise, a television show or an animated series. There are times when we are too impatient to wait for a new season. There are also times when we wish there was an alternative ending -- especially if you are a Game of Thrones fan. (Seriously,...
  • Indian author Pankaj Mishra wins $ 150,000 Yale literary prize March 11, 2014

    Washington: Award-winning Indian author Pankaj Mishra is among eight writers from seven countries who have won a $ 1,50,000 Yale University prize each in recognition of their literary achievements. Essayist and novelist Mishra has been selected for the prestigious Windham Campbell Literature prize in the non-fiction category, Yale University said...
  • WHO Director General on polio-free India February 12, 2014

    As India completes three years of being polio-free, World Health Organisation's Director General Margaret Chan tells CNN-IBN as of what worked in India's favour. ...
  • India completes three years without any polio cases January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The World Health Organisation is set to officialy declare India a polio free nation soon as no polio cases have been detected in the country for the past three years. India celebrates the third anniversary of being polio free on January 13, the most successful public health story of...
  • What makes Tom Hanks a fan of 'Doctor Who' December 8, 2013

    London: Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks admits he is a fan of science-fiction television programme 'Doctor Who'. The 'Saving Mr Banks' actor first watched the long-running BBC series in California in the 60s, reported Contactmusic. "We got our first colour TV in 1968, and in California that meant meant all these extra...
  • 'Doctor Who' celebrates 50 with eyes on global space November 25, 2013

    London: Thousands of 'Doctor Who' fans from across the world descended on London on Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a sci-fi series that has gripped generations with a quirky blend of time travel, merciless robots and evil aliens. 'Doctor Who', first aired on British television on November 23, 1963,...
  • Bihar will have toilets-for-all, assures Nitish Kumar November 23, 2013

    Re-affirming his commitment of toilets-for-all, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that open defecation is an affront to human dignity and his government will ensure that this problem is addressed in an urgent manner. Earlier, he had said that those lacking a toilet in their homes will not be...
  • Bihar government pioneered 'toilets first' slogan: Nitish November 20, 2013

    Patna: In an apparent reference to Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the Bihar government had pioneered the slogan in 2007. "Officials popularised the concept among the people, but some people are now talking about toilet first and temple later," he said...
  • Polio outbreak in northeast Syria risks spreading: WHO October 29, 2013

    Polio has broken out among young children in northeast Syria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed on Tuesday, and could spread inside and outside the country, where civil war has led to falling vaccination rates. The highly contagious crippling disease, transmitted via contaminated food and water, can spread rapidly among children...
  • GlaxoSmithKline aims to market world's first malaria vaccine October 8, 2013

    British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will seek marketing approval for the world's first malaria vaccine next year after trial data showed the shot significantly cut cases of the disease in African children. The vaccine known as RTS,S was found, after 18 months of follow-up, to have almost halved the number of malaria cases...
  • Need to shed stigma attached to Leprosy September 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Higlighting the discrimination against the leprosy-affected in India, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Elimination of Leprosy Yohei Sasakawa has called for extension of support to the patients to overcome the stigma associated with the disease. "Many parts of India still face the problems of discrimination and a major social stigma is...
  • 'KBC 7' begins today, Amitabh back with new rules September 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Singer Sonu Nigam will be seen with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the opening act of the seventh edition of game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (KBC). Sonu, 40, will belt out some hit numbers while Big B will jive to its beats. "With the incomparable Sonu Nigam and the fluidity of...
  • To live and die with dignity, we need Morphine at Hospitals September 4, 2013

    A million people with cancer and many millions more with other incurable diseases are in agonizing pain in India due to the lack of availability of morphine and other Opioid medicines (An Opioid is any psychoactive chemical that resembles morphine in its pharmacological effects). The World Health Organization (WHO) states...
  • Life expectancy gap growing between rich, poor women, says WHO September 2, 2013

    Geneva: Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing and could worsen without better detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. A WHO study, one of the first to analyse the causes...