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New York, Feb 4 (JEN): With new cancer cases worldwide expected to rise from 14 million to 22 million per year within the next two decades, and annual cancer deaths rising from 8.2 million to 13 million, the United Nations on Monday called for multipronged preventive action including treaties and laws extending tobacco-style restrictions to alcohol and sweetened beverages. more
UN identifies unmet need for palliative care worldwide

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): Only 1 in 10 people who need medical care to relieve the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness is currently receiving it, according to a new United Nations re ...

UN warns of growing bird flu risk, urges vigilance

New York, Jan 21 (JEN): The United Nations agricultural agency Monday issued a new warning that bird flu viruses are on the rise again in China and urged neighbouring countries to be extra v ...

UN concerned over surge in animal-human diseases

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): About 70 per cent of new diseases infecting humans in recent decades have come from animals, the United Nations food agency Monday reported, warning that it is getti ...

UN seeks support for global malaria fight to ensure success

New York, Dec 13 (JEN): While financing has increased substantially and enabled great progress in the fight against malaria, much more is needed to prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths a ...

WHO concerned over sharp rise in breast cancer

New York, Dec 13 (JEN): More women are being diagnosed with and dying from breast cancer, the specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday reporte ...

UN lauds progress in malaria fight despite less funding

New York, Dec 12 (JEN): The number of people killed by malaria has been cut by nearly half in Africa and a slightly lower rate globally, but sustained funding is needed to lower the numbers ...

Bhopal group releases toxic product study

Bhopal, Dec 1 (JEN) On the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, members of the Sambhavna Trust presented a report of their recent study “Toxic Tre ...

Breast cancer awareness important for everyone: Bipasha Basu

Everybody knows Bipasha Basu is a health freak. But not many know how she motivates herself everyday despite having osteoarthritis. TWF correspondent Sreya Basu in conversation with the actr ...

South Asia: Sachin Tendulkar appointed ambassador for hygiene

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is going to bat for hygiene and sanitation in South Asian, promoting the use of toilets and hand washing, the United Nations c ...