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Covid-19 Pandemic is Growing as Lockdowns Ease Worldwide, Says WHO

The World Health Organization says the Covid-19 pandemic is still growing even as countries start to ease lockdowns and other restrictions. "The epidemic is now...

Google Maps Offers User Location Data To Help Public Health Officials

Google Maps is offering user location data to help public health officials spot increase or decrease of movement across high-level categories of places —...

Here’s Why Automative Technology May Have Adverse Impact on Climate, Public Health

New automotive technology that promises enhanced fuel efficiency may have a serious downside, including significant climate and public health impacts, a new study suggests. The...

Over One Third of Healthcare Costs in the U.S. Goes to Bureaucracy: Study

U.S. insurers and providers spent more than $800 billion in 2017 on administration, or nearly $2,500 per person — more than four times the...

Afghan Public Health Ministry Launches Polio Vaccination Campaign

The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Monday launched a polio vaccination campaign in 179 high-risk districts. The campaign will cover 5.4 million children under five...

President Ram Nath Kovind Urges To Achieve The Perfect Balance For Public Health

President R.N. Kovind on Friday urged the need to achieve a perfect triangle of "quality, cost and access," saying it was critical to get all three...

A New Virus Typhus Rises In Los Angeles

 Typhus, a bacterial infection that is sometimes life threatening, is on the rise in Los Angeles and several other U.S. cities. Public health officials...

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been named the new Goodwill Ambassador by WHO

United Nations, October 21, 2017 : The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador to help tackle non-communicable...

Integrate National Plans to Eliminate TB by 2030: WHO

New Delhi, Sep 11, 2017: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has told the South East Asian countries to integrate their national plans and mobilise and utilise...

Banning E-Cigarettes Deprives Indian Smokers of a Less Harmful Alternative: Experts

Sep 02, 2017: Banning e-cigarettes may deprive Indian smokers of a substantially less harmful alternative, which can be against public health and can result...

Can Pain Make You Feel Better ? Understanding Deliberate Self Harm Practices Among Adolescents

- by Dr. Rajeev Nagpal, Australia Deliberate self harm (DSH), also known as self injury is the act of intentionally inflicting damage to the body ...

WHO Calls for stepped up action to Eliminate Hepatitis B and C by 2030

The World Health Organization is calling for stepped up action to eliminate Hepatitis B and C by 2030 WHO reports viral Hepatitis B...

World Immunization Week: Vaccine is the most powerful Public Health Tool

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017: Six years ago, 194 countries signed on to the Global Vaccine Action Plan, an international campaign to provide children and adults...

Being optimistic likely to Lengthen your Life, a New Study suggests

Dec 8, 2016: Being optimistic could lengthen your life, a new study suggests. Writing in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan...

ASHA: Delivering healthcare services to ethnic tribes in Arunachal Pradesh

Anpum (Arunachal Pradesh): Washed out bridges, absence of roads and uncertainty of reaching destinations deep in the forest, do not come in the way...

Before union budget’s cutback, State health budgets rose to 21 percent

New Delhi: An analysis of government data released in October 2015 revealed that state health budgets, taken together– rose 21 percent in the previous year, before...

Media reporting of medical doctors are not gospel TRUTHS

By Dr. J.K. Bhutani It was there earlier too but became prominent and absurdly clichéd with the broadcast of Aamir Khan’s show Satyamev Jayate in 2012....

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COVID-19 Accelerating Worldwide : WHO

The World Health Organization says 60 percent of the world’s 10 million COVID-19 cases since December came in the month of June – a...

Doctors Talk About Challenges they Face During the Pandemic

The year 2020 belongs to doctors and the healthcare workers who are risking their lives to fight the lethal, invisible virus Covid-19. While India...

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