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New York: A stand-by drug used to prevent potentially-fatal bleeding after childbirth has some new competition – with improved benefits, according a United Nations health agency-led report. more
Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic Congo is ‘largely contained’: WHO

New York: Almost two months after the start of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts announced on Tuesday that the deadly dise ...

Amazon-JP Morgan-Hathaway name Indian origin Dr. Atul Gawande as CEO of their heralded healthcare firm

Boston: Indian-origin Dr. Atul Gawande, a celebrity Harvard surgeon and writer, has been picked as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a new healthcare company launched by Amazon, J.P. M ...

WHO to classify 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

New York: In a major development, the World Health Organization has added gaming disorder has been added to the section on addictive disorders.

Prevention is key to ‘breaking the cycle of HIV transmission’, UN chief tells General Assembly

New York: This year’s United Nations annual debate over how best to battle HIV and AIDS heard that while progress had been made, it remains “uneven and fragile” with man ...

Paraguay’s elimination of malaria ‘shows what is possible’ – UN health agency

New York: Paraguay has successfully eliminated malaria, the United Nations health agency has announced, highlighting that the major milestone offers lessons to other countries aiming to c ...

WHO reports ‘very strong progress’ in battling DR Congo Ebola outbreak

New York: One month after the start of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts on Friday reported “very strong progress” ...

‘Social drivers’ must be confronted in fight against tuberculosis says UN chief

New York: Winning the fight against Tuberculosis requires that “social drivers” of the disease – especially poverty and inequality – are tackled head on, the Unite ...

Walk, cycle, dance and play – UN health agency recommends new action plan for good health

New York: One-in-five adults and 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not getting enough exercise, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which on Monday launched a new act ...

Five dead as major E. coli outbreak hits US

Washington: At least five people have been reported dead since a major E. coli outbreak occurred in the US, reports said.