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WHO calls for humanitarian corridor to evacuate Gaza wounded

In a statement, the U.N. health agency said that four hospitals had been damaged in the conflict.

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Telco operators to launch online repository for cell tower emission data

Users will also be given access to the details of the tower like its ownership, name of the BTS operator.

Read more: COAI, mobile towers, WHO
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WHO calls for raising tax on tobacco; Mizoram starts with 20 per cent

Almost 50 per cent of cancers among men and 25 per cent among women are related to tobacco use in India.

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Spike in measles cases, Delhi sends report of cases to WHO

From May 5 to 21, 90 lakh people have been screened for measles, mostly in congested areas and slums.

Read more: measles, New Delhi, WHO
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800 travellers to polio-endemic nations given OPV since March

As part of the surveillance, the PMC health officials are also focussing on detecting acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases.

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After WHO rap, L-G forms panel to look into city’s air pollution

This committee will specifically look into two issues – vehicular air pollution and pollution levels in the Yamuna.

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Delhi not alone, 3 other cities equally polluted, says WHO

Delhi is leading the pack globally with PM 2.5 levels at 153 ug/m3.

Read more: AAP, Beijing, WHO

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WHO confirms air pollution in Indian cities is worsening. But government quibbles over data.

Read more: air quality, WHO
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Indian political parties gloss over environment

WHO confirmed that New Delhi has most polluted air in world, according to data reported by 1,600 cities in 91 countries.

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Indian cities have dirtiest air, says WHO, puts Delhi at the top

Thirteen of the dirtiest 20 cities were Indian, with New Delhi, Patna, Gwalior and Raipur in the top four spots.

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Delhi most polluted city in the world : WHO

The concentration of particulate matter in air of Delhi is much more than permissible limits, says WHO.

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Maternal deaths witness a drop by 45 per cent across the globe

In 2013, the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) was 210, down from MMR of 380 in 1990.

Read more: maternal deaths, WHO

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Antibiotic resistance is a major public health challenge, a new WHO report has confirmed.

Antibiotic resistance a worry, spreading fast: WHO

Antibiotic resistance happens when a disease causing bacteria mutates (changes its DNA).

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Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121 in West Africa

The WHO says an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people.

Read more: Ebola, WHO