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New York: Up to five million premature deaths a year could be prevented if the global population was more active, but many people live in areas with little or no access to spaces where they can safely walk, run, cycle or engage in other physical activities. more
WHO establishes new scientific group to study COVID origins, prevent future pandemics

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched an expert group that will examine the origins of new pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID ...

COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to decline: WHO

New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths has continued to decline globally, with  3.1 million new cases and just over 54,000 new deaths, reported over the last week, accord ...

Only 1 in 10 people who need palliative care, receive it: WHO

New York: Only one in 10 people who need palliative care are receiving it, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

WHO backs Regeneron COVID-19 drug cocktail - with equal access, price cut

New York: The Regeneron antibody drug cocktail – casirivimab and imdevimab – has been added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of treatments for COVID-19 pati ...

Improve support for rising numbers living with dementia, urges WHO

New York: More than 55 million people globally are living with dementia, and that number continues to grow, according to a new UN health agency report launched on Thursday, which notes th ...

WHO accused of 'appeasement' after it says Covid19 vaccines 'Halal' and 'Sharia compliant'

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has drawn flak after it issued a clarification on social media that Covid-19 vaccines are "halal" and "permissible according to Sharia l ...

Over 100,000 more people will be dead by the end of Olympics: WHO chief

Tokyo: As the Olympic Games 2020 kickstarted on Wednesday, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged people around the world not to forget our real ...

Equitable distribution of vaccines, equipment only way out of pandemic: WHO chief

New York: Equitable distribution of equipment and medicines to fight COVID-19 is the only way out of the global crisis, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in ...

WHO guidance on Artificial Intelligence to improve healthcare, mitigate risks worldwide

New York: Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds “enormous potential” for improving the health of millions around the world if ethics and human rights are at the heart of its desi ...