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Marathwada: Doctors go on strike in prot

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Jul 31 (UNI) Hospital services were affected in Marathwada region on Wednesday as the Indian Medical Association (IMA) doctors began their 24 hours strike in protest against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill passed in Parliament.

UNICEF must triple budget to combat Ebol

New York, July 31 (IBNS): With an unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said it would need to triple its budget to tackle the complex crisis, which included intensifying the overall public health response and launching measles vaccinations.

UN sees progress in fight against tobacc

New York, July 27 (IBNS): Progress is being made in the battle against the global tobacco epidemic, but more action is needed to help people quit the deadly products, according to a new report from the UN World Health Organization (WHO).  

DR Congo: efforts to control Ebola epide

New York, July 27 (IBNS): With Ebola accelerating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it plans to scale up and double food assistance to people affected by the disease.

Eliminating hepatitis calls for ‘bold

New York, July 27 (IBNS): Calling for “bold political leadership” ahead of World Hepatitis Day, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination. 

CII’s Young Indians hosts ‘Gift an O

Kolkata, July 26 (IBNS): Young Indians, an integral part and a strategic partner of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), on Sunday organized an open house to address the noble cause of ‘Gift an Organ - Breaking Myths : Making Miracles’ and spread awareness about some of the most common myths around the initiative.

In 2019, 124 have died from Japanese Enc

Guwahati, July 26 (IBNS): Japanese Encephalitis has claimed the lives of 124 people this year in Assam with four more casualties being reported in past 24 hours.

‘Deadly environment’ plus ‘politic

New York, July 25 (IBNS): The problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factors”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN health agency ‘strongly recommends

New York, July 23 (IBNS): Based on new evidence, the United Nations health agency on Monday announced it was recommending the use of the antiretroviral drug dolutegravir (DTG) – which, with other medication, treats HIV/AIDS – as the preferred first- and second-line treatment for all cases, including pregnant women and those who have the potential to give birth. 

Don’t panic, support DR Congo in fight

New York, July 20 (IBNS): Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, reiterating an appeal for the international community to show support and solidarity for its people.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak now a Public Hea

New York, July 18 (IBNS): The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our efforts”.

Maharashtra: Ten kg tumour removed from

Nagpur, Jul 17 (UNI) A team of doctors at the Government Medical College, Gondia, have successfully removed a huge ten kg soft tissue tumour from the back of a 56-year-old farm labourer from Saori village.

‘Greater urgency’ needed in fight ag

New York, July 17 (IBNS): The UN programme leading the global effort to end AIDS is calling for greater urgency and more funding in the fight against the disease, with data showing that the pace of progress in reducing new HIV infections is slowing, and some countries experiencing a rising number of cases.

Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as U

New York, July 17 (IBNS): Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international health emergency, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF warned that the epidemic “is infecting more children” than earlier outbreaks.  

Baby foods high in sugar, inappropriatel

New York, July 16 (IBNS): Proper nutrition for newborn babies into early childhood is key to development and good health in later life, according to the Regional Director of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe, as she launched two new studies on Monday.

DR Congo: Ebola case confirmed in Goma

Goma, July 15 (IBNS): A case of Ebola has been reported from Goma city in DR Congo, officials said.

Mobocracy may spell doom for the medical

Kolkata, Jul 10 (UNI) Health-care  professionals are four times more likely to be injured and away from work as compared to other professionals.

Groundbreaking cancer-fighting drugs now

New York, July 10 (IBNS): The UN health agency, WHO, announced on Tuesday that dozens of new drugs have been added to the list of essential medicines that every country should have, including new cancer treatments that can be swallowed rather than injected.

Human brains reorganise experiences whil

London, July 9 (IBNS): Researchers have found coherent chains of activity in human brains during rest, which may be important substrates of our powerful reasoning abilities.

WHO updates global guidance on medicines

New York, July 9 (IBNS): WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems.

Zika virus causes delayed childhood neur

Beijing, Jul 9 (Xinhua/UNI) An international study has shown that the Zika virus may lead to delayed childhood neurodevelopment and impairment in children's vision and hearing, China Science Daily reported on Tuesday.

WHO updates global guidance on medicines

New York, July 9 (IBNS): WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems.

Let's pledge to be an organ donor: Minit

New Delhi, July 8 (UNI) Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday asked people to come forward to donate organs and take a pledge to this effect.

Doctor commits suicide on first day of d

Nagpur, July 5 (UNI): A 26-year-old doctor allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room of Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) here, police said here on Friday.

Pharmacist runs government health centre

Guwahati, July 4 (IBNS): A pharmacist has been forced to run a government health centre in Assam in the absence of doctors.

Livelihoods of millions in East and Sout

New York, July 3 (IBNS): The rapid spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) across East and Southeast Asia is threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of households in the region which rely on pig farming, The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, reported on Tuesday.

Scientists find zebra odour useful in fi

Nairobi, Jul 2 (Xinhua) Researchers in Kenya have found that specific odours in zebra skin can provide leads to boost the management of the deadly trypanosomiasis disease, which is transmitted by tsetse flies to people and livestock.

Japanese Encephalitis claims 28 lives in

Guwahati, July 2 (IBNS): Japanese Encephalitis has claimed 28 lives in Assam so far, officials said on Tuesday.

Flute music helps to build brains of pre

Bern, Jul 1 (UNI) Swiss neuroscientists have reported positive effects of specially composed and performed music on developing neural networks of premature babies.

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