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‘Greater urgency’ needed in fight against HIV/AIDS, warns UN agenc...

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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 UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest childr...
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, inappropriately marketed in Europe, reveal two UN studies
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 profession in India: Expert
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 included in updated UN list of essential medicine...
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 while resting to find new solutions: Study
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 and diagnostic tests
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 neurodevelopment: international study
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 and diagnostic tests
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: Miniter Harsh Vardhan
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.
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