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  • 'Who invented the piano' Google doodle: 5 interesting things about Bartolomeo Cristofori and the interactive doodle 10 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: You may know that Bartolomeo Cristofori invented the piano but did you know that the innovation behind it was a hammer mechanism. Here're five interesting things about Cristofori and how this musical doodle was put together. 1. Bartolomeo Cristofori was an Italian musical instrument maker credited with inventing the...
  • WHO gives emergency health kits, funds to earthquake-hit Nepal 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) has handed over four emergency health kits comprising medicines and medical supplies and USD 1,75,000 to meet the immediate health needs of quake hit people of Nepal. "Within hours of the tragedy, WHO disbursed medical supplies to cover the health needs of 40,000 people...
  • Malaria kills over 1,200 children a day: UNICEF April 24, 2015

    United Nations: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that malaria kills more than 1,200 children a day across the world, despite a 40 per cent drop in child deaths from the disease since 2000. The UN agency released its "Facts about Malaria and Children" ahead of World Malaria...
  • Police arrest Utah man who lit brush fire 'to signal for help' April 23, 2015

    Police in Utah arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of arson after he told officers he lit a brush fire that burned dozens of acres to signal for help after his car got stuck, authorities said on Wednesday. The Grand County Sheriff's Office said its deputies, local firefighters and Bureau of...
  • Yemen violence kills 944, injures 3,487: WHO April 21, 2015

    Geneva: The violence raging in Yemen since late March has killed 944 people and injured 3,487 as of April 17, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The UN health agency said the numbers came from health facilities in Yemen, but the true figures are likely higher since many people are...
  • Survey to find out condition of women in mental asylums April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has commissioned a survey to determine the condition of women who are abandoned by their family members in mental asylums to deprive them of property rights. The Women and Child Development Ministry has asked National Commission for Women (NCW) to do a survey on the number...
  • Our April 1st pranks and who all fell for them April 2, 2015

    On the historic day that was 1st April 2015, IBNLive.com did 5 April Fool's Day special stories, which were potentially true but actually fake news. A lot of people were pranked successfully. A lot of people took it in good humor, a few did not. In the following 5 stories...
  • Ebola more deadly for young children: Study March 26, 2015

    Washington: Ebola is more likely to be fatal for children under five, an international team of scientists led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, a media report said on Thursday. The team analyzed data on Ebola cases in children under 16 during the current...
  • India needs comprehensive tax policy for curbing tobacco use: WHO March 22, 2015

    Kolkata: India needs to draft a comprehensive tax policy for all tobacco products if it wants to cut down the easy access to the plethora of low-cost and locally produced tobacco products available in the country, World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested. Describing the availability and affordability of low-cost and...
  • Medical devices industry in India underinvested: WHO March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The ambitious 'Make in India' campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi throws up opportunities for growth of domestic medical devices industry, which is not only "underinvested" but heavily import-oriented at present, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. "There is a need for appropriate and applicable health care technology...
  • Air pollution level in Delhi exceeds WHO limits: Government March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The level of air pollution in Delhi exceeds the limits prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), government said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The air quality monitoring data for Delhi provided by Central Pollution Control Board indicates that the levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) exceed the WHO guidelines...
  • WHO recommends annual vaccination to combat swine flu March 6, 2015

    Kolkata: Annual vaccination is the most effective solution for combating seasonal influenza infections such as swine flu, which has killed more than 1,200 people in 2015 in India, the World Health Organisation has said. "It is recommended that people get a flu vaccine even during seasons when drifted viruses are circulating....
  • High Court to hear plea on increasing air pollution in Delhi March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to take immediate steps to control increasing air pollution in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, however, declined to give an urgent hearing on...
  • 471 arrested for refusing polio vaccination in Pakistan March 2, 2015

    Peshawar: Pakistani police on Monday arrested over 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children during a fresh anti-polio campaign Peshawar to eradicate the crippling disease from the country which contributes nearly 80 per cent of polio cases reported globally. Police arrested 471 parents who refused to administer polio vaccine to...
  • Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns February 28, 2015

    London: The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. "Nothing about influenza is predictable including where the next pandemic might emerge and which virus might be responsible," the United Nations health agency...
  • WHO lauds India for anti-smoking mechanisms February 27, 2015

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation lauded India's tobacco control mechanisms, calling the country a "champion" for curbing "tobacco marketing in films". "India is a champion from the point of view in controlling tobacco marketing in films. You even have the case of Woody Allen who did not want his film released...
  • India needs to reorganise its healthcare system: WHO February 22, 2015

    Kolkata: India should reorganise its healthcare delivery system with the right mix and distribution of services to achieve Universal Health Coverage, a top WHO official has said. Besides reducing out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure incurred by people, government should also increase public expenditure on health and develop mechanisms for cashless access to...
  • Gurgaon: Man held for selling fake swine flu medicine February 22, 2015

    Gurgaon: A man was on Saturday arrested for selling fake medicines for prevention and cure of swine flu, police said. Charan Singh, who hails from Lucknow, was living in Bijwasan area of Delhi. Police said he was arrested from R.K. Hospital in Rajendra Park area in Gurgaon, while he was supplying fake...
  • High air pollution cuts most Indian lives by 3 years February 21, 2015

    Chicago: India's high air pollution, ranked by the World Health Organisation among the worst in the world, is adversely impacting the lifespans of its citizens, reducing most Indian lives by over three years, a new study has said. Over half of India's population - 660 million people - live in areas...
  • WHO approves breakthrough 15-minute Ebola test February 20, 2015

    Geneva: The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said on Friday. The test, developed by US firm Corgenix Medical Corp, is less accurate than the standard test but...
  • PM2.5 level in Delhi 10 times more than WHO limits: Greenpeace February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In an alarming news about the quality of air in Delhi, a survey has found the deadly PM2.5 levels in the national capital was 10 times higher than the safety limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation. Air quality monitoring survey conducted by Greenpeace inside five prominent schools...
  • Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia target zero new Ebola cases in 60 days February 16, 2015

    Conakry: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three states hardest hit by an epidemic of Ebola, said on Monday they had set a target of reducing the number of new cases to zero within 60 days. The worst Ebola epidemic in history broke out in late 2013 in Guinea and has...
  • Is the government prepared to tackle Swine Flu? February 13, 2015

    Swine Flu has now claimed 407 lives this year, 216 in the first 10 days of February itself. Most deaths have occoured in Rajasthan and Gujarat but cases are being reported from across the country. Tami Flu the vaccine needed to cure the virus is running short in most places. ...
  • Weekly Ebola cases below 100, WHO says endgame begins January 29, 2015

    Geneva: The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to January 25, the lowest tally since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, signalling the tide might have turned against the epidemic. "The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to...
  • Ebola ebbing in West Africa but vigilance needed: WHO January 22, 2015

    Geneva: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa appears to be ebbing, with fewer than 150 cases reported in the past week, but efforts must be pursued to stamp out the deadly disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Sierra Leone remains hardest-hit, accounting for 117 of the 145 new...
  • UN reports significant drop in Ebola cases January 22, 2015

    Geneva: The deadly Ebola epidemic is slowing significantly in the three west African countries at its epicentre, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, adding that those countries were now adequately equipped to stem the tide. The UN health agency said in its latest update that a total of 8,626 people had...
  • Super Dad: The man who can put his pants on without using hands, while holding a baby! January 16, 2015

    The internet is full of awesome people who are endowed with seemingly useless superpowers that become the source of our entertainment. In the wild land of YouTube, we came across one such man, who manages to win my slow claps and an honorary title of SUPERDAD! Behold, ladies and gentlemen,...
  • WHO deems two Ebola vaccines 'acceptably safe' January 10, 2015

    Geneva: Two vaccines for treating the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which have already undergone the first phrase of trials, were deemed to be acceptably safe by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday. "The year 2014 will be remembered as a year the Ebola virus challenged humanity. I believe 2015 will...
  • UN tally of Ebola-linked deaths tops 8,000 January 3, 2015

    Berlin: The World Health Organization says more than 8,000 people are thought to have died last year from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Geneva-based body says the total number of confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from the disease in the three most affected countries reached 7,989 by December...
  • Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 7,588: WHO December 25, 2014

    Geneva: The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading intensely in Sierra Leone, especially in the north and west, with 315 new...