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New York: The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, experts meeting in Geneva said on Friday. more
Tuberculosis infections declining, but not fast enough among poor, marginalised: UN health agency

New York: A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradi ...

Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency

New York: Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a recipe for soaring global obesity rates, even in countries where many still suffer fr ...

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, ‘now we have to kill the virus’: UN health agency

New York: Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but “now we have to kill the virus”, the UN h ...

World Mental Health Day sheds light on worrying rates of youth suicide

New York: Worldwide, 800,000 people die by suicide each year - one every 40 seconds - making it the second leading cause of death among young people (aged 15 to 29), the World Health Orga ...

Alarming number of women mistreated during childbirth, new UN health agency figures show

New York: More than a third of women surveyed across four lower-income countries, reported being mistreated during childbirth, a new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has r ...

One billion people have preventable eye conditions, increasingly linked to lifestyle choices: UN health agency

New York: A staggering 2.2 billion people already suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, but the global need for eye care is set to increase “dramatically”, w ...

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust

New York: One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities comb ...

Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy

New York: Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organizat ...

Thousands join fun races in Athens to help raise awareness of breast cancer

Athens (Xinhua/UNI) Tens of thousands of amateur runners of all ages took part on Sunday in the 11th annual "Greece Race for the Cure Against Breast Cancer" races to raise aware ...