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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.  more
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 ...

Better housing means better health and well-being, stress new WHO guidelines

New York,  The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines on Tuesday, highlighting that better homes, invariably lead to better standards of health and overall well-being. ...

Polio cases touch 20 in Afghanistan

Kabul: The 20th instance of polio has been reported from Afghanistan this year, officials said.

DR Congo violence puts Ebola humanitarian response at risk, UN food relief agency warns

New York,  A spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned any violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that could slow down the humanitarian ...