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Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) More than 1,200 people have died from the Ebola virus disease since August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the country's Health Ministry said. more
Global study predicts more than 50 percent rise in chemotherapy demand by 2040

Sydney: More than 15 million people each year will need chemotherapy by 2040, a landmark study published today by a team of Australian researchers has shown. 

Under-fives' daily screen time should be kept to 60 minutes only, warns WHO

New York: Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up fit and well, the ...

12,000 Vietnamese die from tuberculosis each year: report

Hanoi (Xinhua/UNI) Vietnam detects 124,000 tuberculosis (TB) cases each year, while around 12,000 people die from the disease, local media reported on Monday.

Smoking may limit body's ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer: Study

London: Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded ...

Country origin ‘best predictor of outcome’ for children with cancer, UN experts say

New York:Each year, an estimated 215 000 cancers are diagnosed in children under-15, and about 85 000 cancers in those aged 15–19 years, the cancer research agency of the World Heal ...

Measles cases nearly doubled in a year, UN health agency projects

New York: A projected near-doubling of measles infections has been identified amid rising severe and protracted outbreaks all over the planet, in poor and rich countries alike, the World ...

‘Shared responsibility’ to stop 420,000 needless deaths from tainted food each year, UN, world leaders warn

New York: Each year, food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals cause more than 600 million people to fall ill, and 420,000 to die worldwide, prompting a cal ...

UN guidelines unveiled to prevent rising hearing loss among young smartphone listeners

New York: More than one billion 12 to 35-year-olds, risk irreversible hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds such as music played on their smartphone, UN health experts said on Tuesday ...

‘End the ongoing atrocities’ against people with albinism in Malawi, say UN rights experts

New York: After a recent "savage” killing and the abduction of a one-year-old baby in Malawi, United Nations experts have urged the Government to take immediate action to prote ...