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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 measures to keep the deadly disease at bay. more
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 ...

Keyhole surgery returns to war-shattered Mosul as WHO prioritizes medical improvements

New York: In the wake of more than four years of intense conflict in Iraq to dislodge the terrorist group ISIL, the rehabilitation of the health system and improvements to lifesaving medi ...

Serious loneliness spans the adult lifespan but there is a silver lining: Study

New York, Dec 19: In recent years, public health officials have warned about a rising epidemic of loneliness, with rates of loneliness reportedly doubling over the past 50 years. 

One small flight for a drone, one ‘big leap’ for global health

New York, Dec 19: On a small island in the remote South Pacific, a one-month-old baby has become the world’s first child to be given a vaccine delivered by a drone, the United Natio ...

Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death

New York: Nearly 30 million babies each year -  nearly a quarter of the total - are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first mo ...

Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death

New York: Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new report by a global ...

UN pushes for universal health care on International Day

New York: Universal health care for all, leaving no one behind, by 2030: that’s the call going out on International Universal Health Coverage Day, which this year falls on Wednesday ...

Uzbekistan wins its long fight against malaria, as global rates continue to rise

New York: Uzbekistan’s success in becoming recognized as a malaria-free country by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an “extraordinary outcome,” said the Executive ...

UN agriculture chief urges ‘transformative changes’ to how we eat

New York,  Obesity affects millions of people, and several billion suffer from diseases caused by vitamin- or mineral-deficient diets, known as micronutrient deficiencies, according ...