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  • India needs more doctors than ever before: Harsh Vardhan 30-06-2014 08:36 PM

    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...
  • Life is precious, don't lose it on roads! Follow these preventive measures 07-06-2014 10:36 AM

    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...
  • Appalling road safety standards, maximum road deaths reported in India 03-06-2014 05:36 PM

    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 01-06-2014 05:07 PM

    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...
  • Can you guess who this Bollywood star is? 24-05-2014 07:59 AM

    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 14-05-2014 09:04 PM

    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,...
  • India rejects WHO report saying New Delhi has worst air pollution 09-05-2014 03:54 PM

    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...
  • 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution 08-05-2014 01:47 PM

    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 07-05-2014 08:45 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan's failure to fight polio sparks global emergency response 06-05-2014 08:21 AM

    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...
  • 'The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly' is a story of hope, determination 17-04-2014 11:56 PM

    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' 13-04-2014 06:05 PM

    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...
  • WHO declares India polio-free 27-03-2014 06:20 PM

    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,...
  • Fan-made trailers that are so good that you won't miss the original 19-03-2014 02:20 PM

    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 11-03-2014 07:24 AM

    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 12-02-2014 03:46 PM

    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 13-01-2014 07:49 AM

    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...
  • What makes Tom Hanks a fan of 'Doctor Who' 08-12-2013 03:06 PM

    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...
  • 'Doctor Who' celebrates 50 with eyes on global space 25-11-2013 06:07 PM

    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,...
  • Bihar will have toilets-for-all, assures Nitish Kumar 23-11-2013 01:17 PM

    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...
  • Bihar government pioneered 'toilets first' slogan: Nitish 20-11-2013 11:40 AM

    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...
  • Polio outbreak in northeast Syria risks spreading: WHO 29-10-2013 06:55 PM

    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...
  • GlaxoSmithKline aims to market world's first malaria vaccine 08-10-2013 02:34 PM

    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...
  • Need to shed stigma attached to Leprosy 25-09-2013 06:51 PM

    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...
  • 'KBC 7' begins today, Amitabh back with new rules 06-09-2013 10:45 AM

    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...
  • To live and die with dignity, we need Morphine at Hospitals 04-09-2013 12:32 PM

    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 02-09-2013 01:37 PM

    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...
  • KBC 7: Follow new set of rules to win Rs 7 crore jackpot 30-08-2013 11:37 AM

    Mumbai: The popular game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, is back and this time it's bigger and better. The jackpot prize in the 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 2013' will be Rs 7 crore and participants will have to answer 15 questions to win the whopping prize money....
  • WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed children in Bihar 22-07-2013 10:24 PM

    New Delhi/London: The pesticide that killed 23 schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organisation (WHO) describes as its "high acute toxicity". As early as 2009, the United Nations health agency urged India to consider a ban on the pesticide...
  • MERS: The next big threat? 17-07-2013 01:52 PM

    If you've seen the movie 'Contagion' , you'll know how fast a virus can spread and how deadly it can be, but will this be true for the newly emerging virus, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) as well? The World Health Organisation has warned that this novel virus is...