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  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Cambodia: Mystery virus kills 60 children July 9, 2012

    A mysterious illness has killed 60 out of the 62 children that were infected with it. WHO says it is trying to get the diagnosis as soon as possible so that it is easier to asses how dangerous it would be, if at all, for neighbouring countries. ...
  • India off polio endemic list: Ghulam Nabi Azad February 25, 2012

    Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad made the announcement after most of the environmental samples for polio virus tested negative for the first time in 2010. ...
  • Monkey who paints wows Canada December 7, 2011

    It's not quite the Planet of the Apes. A painting monkey in Ontario is taking the Canadian art world by storm. ...
  • 3.7 mn Indians affected by Alzheimer's: report September 21, 2011

    Every 70 seconds, somewhere in the world, a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). ...
  • How to avoid cancerous cell phone radiation June 2, 2011

    CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi gives you a few tips on how to avoid risk of radiation exposure from cell phones. ...
  • Cell phones may cause cancer: WHO June 1, 2011

    The WHO overturns its previous findings, says mobile phones can cause cancer. ...
  • Elderly worst hit in earthquake-stricken Japan March 23, 2011

    The Japan tragedy has left the elderly most affected. They are more prone to diseases and rebuilding their houses is difficult as well. ...
  • WHO endorses new test to diagnose TB December 20, 2010

    The test promises to diagnose tuberculosis in 90 minutes as opposed to traditional tests that can take up to 90 days. ...
  • 50 pc HIV, AIDS cases dropped in India: report November 25, 2010

    The report also shows that world over, more than 52 countries have managed to drop HIV infections and deaths by upto 20 per cent. ...
  • H1N1 'pandemic' over, but swine flu stays August 12, 2010

    Countries like India, China, New Zealand and Australia are still fighting the spread of swine flu. ...
  • CJ: Support, love people with autism April 2, 2010

    An estimated one out of 10,000 persons in India are autistic in varying degrees, according to a study done by the WHO. With good societal support people with autism can hope to be part of mainstream society. ...
  • Self review by WHO over H1N1 allegations January 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Admitting it needs to review its own performance during the swine flu scare, the World Health Organisation is defending itself against allegations of over-hype. The organisation is also denying that it was unduly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. CNN-IBN took part in a telephonic press conference. ...
  • WHO exaggerated H1N1 to benefit pharma cos? January 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Was the swine flu scare exaggerated to benefit pharma companies? Evidence has surfaced that several members of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) vaccine board - which pushed countries to buy the H1N1 vaccine - have had significant ties with pharma companies. Documents acquired through the Danish Freedom of...
  • Get married and stay happily forever after December 17, 2009

    Marriage is the key to remain happy and healthy. A study published in the British journal Psychological Medicine based on surveys of nearly 35 thousand people done by the World Health Organisation and a number of other international organisations. ...
  • Watch: Severe side-effects of H1N1 vaccine reported November 27, 2009

    A number of severe side-effects of the H1N1 vaccine have been reported. Doctors in Canada have been told to stop using one batch of the vaccine. ...
  • Pneumonia biggest killer of kids in Asia and Africa November 2, 2009

    Atlanta: November 2, 2009, is the the first-ever World Pneumonia Day. Every 15 seconds a child dies from pneumonia. Every year the lung infection kills more than 2 million children under the age of five. The World Health Organisation says that pneumonia causes more deaths than measles, malaria and AIDS combined. Most...
  • Parents anxious as kids' Tamiflu syrup in short supply October 9, 2009

    New Delhi: At least 20 anxious parents visit Dr Varma, a paediatrician, every day and they are worried that their child might have the H1N1 flu. Adding to their worries is the shortage of anti-viral medication for children. Oseltamivir syrup for children below three years is still not easily available...
  • Scientists discover exact method of H1N1 virus attack September 11, 2009

    Indian geeks are fast catching up on the trend in the West of earning fast bucks for designing games. Indian techies now discover that making applications for iPhone is a money-minting machine. On the health front scientists from Imperial College, London have discovered the exact process in which the H1N1...
  • Govt urges patients to get timely diagnosis of H1N1 September 7, 2009

    New Delhi: With the H1N1 death toll already crossing the 100 mark in India, the Health Ministry has said the main reason for casualties is delay in diagnosis. Many of the casualties have happened due to patients going to private clinics first which lack facilities to test for swine flu....
  • China claims to beat world at swine flu vaccine trials August 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Chinese drugmaker Sinovac Biotech said it's the first to complete clinical trials for the H1N1 flu vaccine and that its single shot vaccine shows no severe adverse effects. Regulators are expected to start approving swine flu vaccines worldwide in September, as more results come in from clinical trials....
  • On Guard: WHO releases swine flu animation August 18, 2009

    New Delhi: The swine flu has worried people around the world. Here's an exclusive clip courtesy the World Health Organisation on why you should not panic and how to guard yourself against the virus. ...
  • Watch: Mexico keeps swine flu deaths under check August 14, 2009

    As the country grapples with swine flu, the one country that is being seen as a role model in tackling the outbreak is Mexico. This is where it all started. But in spite of hundreds testing positive, Mexico has kept the death toll under check. ...
  • Watch: Swine flu survivor recounts his story August 12, 2009

    The child is now back to school after recovering from swine flu. ...
  • Death by swine flu is clear and present danger August 10, 2009

    The number of swine flu deaths in the country stands at four now. The latest casualty was an NRI who dies in Ahmedabad on Sunday morning. ...
  • Special from Pune: H1N1, fear in the city August 9, 2009

    Citizens from Pune, the epicentre of swine flu, speak about their fears and expectations from the govt. ...
  • Alarm raised, Experts say swine flu will get worse July 25, 2009

    Swine flu cases are increasing: 371 confirmed cases have been confirmed in India. But with the monsoon setting in, worse may be in store. ...
  • Watch: WHO annual meeting discusses Swine Flu May 21, 2009

    The World Health Organisation's Annual Meeting is going on this week in Geneva. And it's no surprise that Swine Flu tops the agenda. ...
  • World picks on pigs due to Swine flu scar May 5, 2009

    Mumbai: It's not easy being a pig, particularly right now. What the Bird flu did to chickens, Swine flu is doing to pigs. ...