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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 by Cancer Research UK. more
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 ...

Measles in Europe: infection rates highest in a decade, says UN health agency

New York Feb 8 (IBNS): Although more children than ever before are being vaccinated against measles across Europe, overall infection rates are the highest in a decade, and a three-fold in ...

Migrants and refugees face higher risk of developing ill-health, says UN report on displaced people in Europe

New York: European authorities are “struggling” to meet the needs of irregular migrants and refugees who are wrongly accused of spreading sickness among host communities, the ...

Uganda’s Ebola preparedness ‘will go a long way’ says WHO chief

New Yor): In the wake of an ongoing Ebola outbreak affecting the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), neighboring Uganda is implementing a series of preventative response measu ...

On the first day of 2019, over 395,000 babies to be born worldwide: UNICEF

New York: As the calendar flips to 2019, about 395,072 babies will be born around the world, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, adding that a quarter will ...