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New York, Oct 30 (JEN): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday confirmed 10 cases of polio in conflict-stricken Syria, adding that health authorities in the country and neighbouring nations have already begun a comprehensive response to the outbreak. more
UN urges end to potentially deadly lead paint use

New York, Oct 23 (JEN): Pregnant mothers and young children in the developing world are exposed to high levels of lead through unsafe paints, particularly in colours yellow and red where lea ...

UN urges countries to end use of lead paint

New York, Oct 19 (JEN): Countries should strengthen national actions to eliminate lead paint, a major source of potential poisoning for young children which causes some 600,000 new cases of ...

Air pollution key to cancer: WHO

New York, Oct 18 (JEN): The specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday that outdoor air pollution is a leading environmental cause ...

UN marks Global Handwashing Day

New York, Oct 16 (JEN): From Ethiopia and Yemen to Bolivia and Viet Nam millions of children on Tuesday took part in the sixth annual United Nations-backed Global Handwashing Day, driving ho ...

UN launches initiative to phase out mercury in medical devices

New York, Oct 12 (JEN): The United Nations World Heath Organization (WHO) and Health Care Without Harm – an international coalition of health care organizations and professionals â ...

UNSC urges Sudan to engage in polio vaccination campaign

New York, Oct 12 (JEW): Alarmed by the immanent threat posed by the spread of polio through South Kordofan, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Friday called on the Sudanese Governmen ...

Cancer and Celebrities: One True Thing

What do Yuvraj Singh, Monisha Koirala, Lisa Ray, Anurag Basu, Barbara Mori, and others have in common beside the fact that they are celebrities? They are gritty, fearless and fighting crusad ...

Sanofi, IDF, PHFI partner to fight diabetes in India

Mumbai / Kolkata, Sept 30 (JEN): Sanofi, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) on Monday announced their first joint public health initiati ...

India: Doctors take US healthcare technology to villages

Technology developed in the US for improvement in healthcare is now being used in rural India. SPAN writer Steve Fox reports