Data crunched by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the COVID-19 emergency reversed more than a decade of gains in life expectancy, reinforcing the need for countries to agree on a global pandemic treaty to protect future generations. more
Study shows COVID-19 vaccine can help people with heart failure live longer

Heart failure patients who are vaccinated against COVID-19 have an 82% greater likelihood of living longer than those who are not vaccinated, according to research presented today at Hear ...

AstraZeneca decides to withdraw Covid-19 vaccine citing 'commercial reasons'

The maker of Covishield, AstraZeneca, has decided to withdraw its Covid-19 vaccine citing "commercial reasons".

US is witnessing rise in new COVID-19 vairant named FLiRT. Is it too dangerous?

The United States is witnessing an uptick in new COVID-19 variant cases, triggering concern over a potential summer wave.

Antibiotics saw “extensive overuse” globally among hospitalized COVID-19 patients during pandemic, observes WHO

Antibiotics saw “extensive overuse” globally among hospitalized COVID-19 patients during the pandemic without improving clinical outcomes, while also potentially exacerbating ...

WHO says nearly 7000 avoidable deaths reported in Europe due to COVID-19 pandemic

There were nearly 7,000 excess deaths from tuberculosis (TB) in the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) European region during the three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, new data pu ...

More than one million lives were saved in Europe due to COVID-19 vaccines, says WHO

COVID-19 vaccines saved at least 1.4 million lives in Europe – “irrefutable” proof of the power of these inoculations, the regional head of the World Health Organization ...

Study shows vaccine lowers risk of COVID-19 in children

Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, reduces the risk of serious acute illness in children and adolescents, a study has revealed.

Indian pharmaceutical firm's COVID vaccine Corbevax gets WHO's emergency use listing

Biological E. Limited (BE), India's Hyderabad-based vaccines and pharmaceutical company, has announced that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has granted an Emergency Use Listing (E ...

WHO alerts COVID-19 risk still remains high

The public health risk from COVID-19 remains high, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday.