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New York, May 15: Industrially-produced trans-fats may give food a longer shelf life, but each year they also lead to the death of more than 500,000 people from cardiovascular and heart disease, according to the United Nations health agency. more
UN health agency launches new diagnostic tool to ensure effective treatment

New York, May: Although correctly identifying disease is essential for successful treatment, many have no way of accessing an accurate diagnosis, the United Nation health agency said on T ...

UNICEF urges wealthy countries to encourage more breastfeeding

New York, May 11 (JEN): Babies in wealthy countries are five times more likely to miss out on breastfeeding than those in the under-developed, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UN ...

Largest-ever global response to cholera targets 2 million people in Africa

New York: The largest cholera vaccination drive in history targeting two million people across Africa is underway, the United Nations announced on Monday, in response to a series of recen ...

Midwives ‘lead the way with quality care’, as world marks International Day

New York: Midwives are vital to driving sustainable development and key to helping mothers, and expectant-mothers, make informed, healthy choices, said the United Nations health agency&rs ...

‘Bad’ fats targeted in new global health guidelines

New York, May 5 (IBNS): People everywhere need to cut down on their consumption of artery-clogging fatty foods, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging, in a new report released on ...

Mental health ‘neglected issue’ but key to achieving Global Goals, say UN chiefs

New York: Mental health remains one of the most neglected global health issues, even though it is critical to the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by w ...

Vitamin A deficiency puts 140 million children at risk of illness and death – UNICEF

New York: More than 140 million children are at greater risk of illness, hearing loss, blindness and even death globally if urgent action is not taken to provide them with life-saving vit ...

Shift to coarse grains from rice for healthy, environment-friendly diet: Study

A diet that moves away from white, polished rice to include coarse grains and wheat could help Indians tackle micronutrient deficiencies affordably and cut down greenhouse gas (GHG) emiss ...

Get malaria response ‘back on track,’ UN says, as progress stalls and funding flatlines

New York: Marking World Malaria Day, the head of the United Nations health agency on Wednesday stressed the need to get the global response against the disease back on track while acknowl ...