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Over 150 people died from Dengue fever i

Moscow/ Sputnik/UNI As many as 154 people have died from dengue fever in 2019 in Malaysia, while almost 109,000 more were infected during the same period, media reported, citing the country's health minister, Dzulkefly Ahmad.

New Zealand strengthens community vaccin

Wellington/Xinhua/UNI: Trained community pharmacists in New Zealand will deliver MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations to people aged 16 and over in the latest step of the government's plan announced on Wednesday to battle measles outbreaks.

Moderate use of screen time can be good

London/IBNS: Research by the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University, carried out in partnership with researchers at Cardiff University and Cambridge University, has found that moderate levels of screen time can have a positive effect on children’s wellbeing and mental health.

One-in-four pregnancies unplanned, two-t

New York/IBNS: Around two-thirds of sexually active women surveyed in a new UN study indicated that although they wished to avoid or postpone having children, they had stopped relying on contraception out of concern for how it was affecting their health. As a result, around a quarter of all pregnancies are unplanned.

World is closer than ever to seeing poli

New York/IBNS: In a “historic achievement for humanity”, two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday, following the conclusion by a group of experts that WPV3, type three of the disease, has been eradicated completely.

Potato as effective as carbohydrate gels

New York/IBNS: Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, scientists report.

Increase health benefits of exercise by

New York: According to a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism health scientists at the universities of Bath and Birmingham found that by changing the timing of when you eat and exercise, people can better control their blood sugar levels.

Woman gives birth to quadruplets in K'ta

Vijayapura/UNI: A woman gave birth to quadruplets at a private hospital in Vijayapura city on Saturday, hospital sources said.

UN Committee says Ebola in DR Congo stil

New York/IBNS: The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, experts meeting in Geneva said on Friday.

Tuberculosis infections declining, but n

New York: A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradicate the curable and preventable disease.

Obesity rates soar due to dramatic globa

New York: Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a recipe for soaring global obesity rates, even in countries where many still suffer from hunger. On World Food Day, which falls on Wednesday, the UN’s food agency, FAO, is calling for action to make healthy, sustainable diets affordable and accessible for all.

Overweight before age 40 increases the c

London: In an international study, lead by the University of Bergen, the researchers wanted to find out how adult overweight (BMI over 25) and obesity (BMI over 30) increase the risk of different types of cancer.

Dog ownership associated with longer lif

New York: Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone, according to a new study and a separate meta-analysis published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.

Brain scans may provide clues to suicide

New York: Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Utah Health have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders.

Over 50 lakh benefitted from Indian gove

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts made in the health sector as India achieved a major milestone of providing benefit to over 50 Lakh people under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

Two pythons recovered in human habitatio

Agartala, Oct 15 (UNI) The wildlife officials released two pythons in deep jungles of West and North Tripura on Sunday after giving medication to the snakes caught by the villagers in two locations on Oct 13 last.

Robotic Surgery extends its wings to Joi

Mumbai/Chennai: Indian hospitals using surgical robots for performing complex soft tissue surgical procedures are extending their wings by using this superior technology for joint replacement with the introduction of robots custom built for orthopaedic surgeons, according to Dr Mahendra Bhandari, CEO, Vattikuti Foundation.

Advocacy firm SPAG publishes APAC Health

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS): With healthcare pursuing newer ways of treating people, there has been a paradigm shift in the perception of related communications, especially in the Asia Pacific region, according to a study by SPAG, a healthcare specialist independent communications and advocacy firm.

Global community pledges $14 billion to

New York: Donors have pledged just over $14 billion for the next three years to save 16 million lives and help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, ‘now we

New York: Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but “now we have to kill the virus”, the UN health agency said on Thursday.

World Mental Health Day sheds light on w

New York: Worldwide, 800,000 people die by suicide each year - one every 40 seconds - making it the second leading cause of death among young people (aged 15 to 29), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, spotlighting suicide prevention as the theme for this year's World Mental Health Day.

One billion people have preventable eye

New York: A staggering 2.2 billion people already suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, but the global need for eye care is set to increase “dramatically”, with lack of exercise a key factor, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, unveiling its first ever report on vision across the world.

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola s

New York: One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities combined with the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, United Nations agencies said on Friday.

Women's health brand &Me aims to bring m

Kolkata, Oct 3 (IBNS): A leading women's health brand from Bengaluru, &Me, has come up with the campaign, '#Unstoppable’, to  crush the stigma attached to  menstruation by  inspiring dialogue circling menstrual health awareness and education.

WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.

New York: UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated.


Strict alcohol laws which cut intake mor

Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy

Haryana govt. partners with J-PAL South

New Delhi, Oct 01 (IBNS): The National Health Mission (NHM), Government of Haryana and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to systematically integrate the use of data and evidence from rigorous research to improve state programme implementation and health outcomes.

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