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New York: States, civil society, psychiatric organizations and the World Health Organization (WHO) itself must change the way they address mental health challenges, a UN independent rights expert said, calling for a shift towards understanding the context behind mental distress. more
UNAIDS report: COVID-19 pandemic derails 2020 HIV targets

New York: HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached, owing in part to deeply unequal access to antiretroviral therapy and service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according ...

New UN report outlines ways to curb growing spread of animal-to-human diseases

New York: As the battle against COVID-19 rages, the world can expect to see other diseases that pass from animals to humans emerge, according to a new UN report launched on Monday, which ...

Israeli govt closes bars, gyms after coronavirus spike

Jerusalem/Xinhua: Israeli cabinet reimposed on Monday several restrictions to combat a rapid surge of coronavirus cases, deciding to immediately close gyms, bars, night clubs, and event h ...

Scientists now claim COVID-19 is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations

Washington: A group of scientists have claimed that the potential for Covid-19 to spread through airborne transmission is being underplayed by the World Health Organization, media reports ...

Maldives reports 11th COVID-19 death

Male/Xinhua: Maldives on Sunday recorded one COVID-19 death, raising the country's total death toll to 11, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.

COVID-19 toll in US rises by 45,283 to over 2.8mln over day

Washington/Sputnik: The United States recorded 45,283 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed count to 2,839,917, data published by the Johns Hopkins Un ...

WHO learnt about COVID-19 outbreak from media reports, not China, says revised timeline

New York: In a move that won't auger well for Beijing facing the heat of global community for a probe into the spread of Covid-19 from China, the World Health Organization (WHO) backt ...

‘Transfats’ from processed foods may increase ovarian cancer risk

New York: A likely link between processed and fried foods containing so-called “transfats” and ovarian cancer has been identified by UN scientists, they said on Thursday.

Blood pressure connected to eye health in young children

Young children with narrow retinal artery diameters were more likely to develop higher blood pressure, and children with higher blood pressure levels were more likely to develop retinal m ...