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New York: Worldwide, 800,000 people die by suicide each year - one every 40 seconds - making it the second leading cause of death among young people (aged 15 to 29), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, spotlighting suicide prevention as the theme for this year's World Mental Health Day. more
Alarming number of women mistreated during childbirth, new UN health agency figures show

New York: More than a third of women surveyed across four lower-income countries, reported being mistreated during childbirth, a new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has r ...

One billion people have preventable eye conditions, increasingly linked to lifestyle choices: UN health agency

New York: A staggering 2.2 billion people already suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, but the global need for eye care is set to increase “dramatically”, w ...

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust

New York: One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities comb ...

Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy

New York: Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organizat ...

Thousands join fun races in Athens to help raise awareness of breast cancer

Athens (Xinhua/UNI) Tens of thousands of amateur runners of all ages took part on Sunday in the 11th annual "Greece Race for the Cure Against Breast Cancer" races to raise aware ...

Signs DR Congo Ebola outbreak finally ‘on the retreat’ but risk of international spread, ‘still high’

New York: The second worst Ebola outbreak in history is “on the retreat” said the UN’s health agency chief on Wednesday, warning however that there is no room for compla ...

Plastic teabags release billions of microscopic particles into tea: Study

New York/Toronto: A cup of tea may be a cure for rainy days, but the soothing cup of the brewed beverage may also come with a dose of micro- and nano-sized plastics shed from plastic bags ...

Tanzania urged to provide more information on suspected Ebola case

New York: Authorities in Tanzania have been urged by the UN to supply further information about the death of an individual from suspected Ebola Virus Disease earlier this month in the com ...

UN welcomes ‘most comprehensive agreement ever’ on global health

New York: Describing it as an “important landmark” on our “journey to health for all”, Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday welcomed the UN Politica ...