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New York: Winning the fight against Tuberculosis requires that “social drivers” of the disease – especially poverty and inequality – are tackled head on, the United Nations Secretary-General said today, urging greater efforts to provide universal health coverage and combat the growing threat of anti-microbial resistance. more
Walk, cycle, dance and play – UN health agency recommends new action plan for good health

New York: One-in-five adults and 80 per cent of adolescents worldwide are not getting enough exercise, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which on Monday launched a new act ...

Five dead as major E. coli outbreak hits US

Washington: At least five people have been reported dead since a major E. coli outbreak occurred in the US, reports said.

World No Tobacco Day targets habit that ‘breaks hearts’ – WHO

New York: Spreading the message that tobacco causes deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke helps prevent “needless” loss of life, United Nations health experts said ...

Cancer Research: Fighting the fault in their stars

An American Indian doctor in a Missouri lab is using modern techniques to turn herbs used in ancient Indian cures into potentially life-saving medicine for breast and prostate cancer. Mad ...

Death of Ebola patients who fled DRC hospital highlights dangers: WHO

The escape of three patients infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the hospital where they were being treated is “not unexpected”, t ...

New health board aims to break ‘cycle of panic and neglect’ on pandemics

New York: A group of international experts has been tasked with helping the planet to better prepare for outbreaks, pandemics and other emergencies that have an impact on health.

HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report

New York: Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “u ...

Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘epidemiological knife-edge’

New York: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an “epidemiological knife-edge” regarding the spread of deadly Ebola disease, despite the quick response by aut ...

Poverty compounding health challenges for Palestine refugees – UN agency

Nerw York: Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and smoking-related ailments, account for the majority of the chronic health problems confronting Palestine ref ...