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WHO to meet on Congo’s Ebola outbreak as death toll soars

Ebola spreads through contact with the bodily fluids of its victims. The health ministry said 73 patients had received new experimental treatments. Of them, just over half recovered, 20 were still in hospital and the rest died.

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Suicide kills more people than war every year: Survey

According to the annual survey of Our World in Data, the number of deaths through suicide is more than double the number of deaths through terrorism, war, conflict, and executions throughout the world.

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World Contraception Day 2018: Theme and objective of the day dedicated to population control

Promotion of family planning and ensuring access to preferred contraceptive methods for women and couples is essential to securing the well-being of people around the world.

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Tuberculosis remains world’s deadliest infectious disease: WHO

WHO, in its latest 2018 Global TB Report, says countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030 and calls for an unprecedented mobilization of national and international commitments.

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First time, under-five mortality rate same as global average

The under-five mortality of the girl child is 2.5 per cent higher (40 deaths per 1,000 live births) than the under-five mortality of the boy child (39 deaths per 1,000 live births).

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New drug to save women’s lives from post-childbirth bleeding says World Health Organization

A study has found that new drug carbetocin can prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth thus saving the lives of thousands of women.

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Playing too hard

WHO classification of gaming as an addiction points to challenges of intricate half-lives, lived out on consoles

A drive to clean air

Electric vehicles can reduce urban pollution significantly. India needs to offer monetary incentives and other subsidies to manufacturers.

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WHO commends India for reducing maternal mortality ratio by 77 per cent

India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio, recording a 22 per cent reduction in such deaths since 2013, according to a Sample Registration System bulletin released earlier this week.

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Battling Nipah: A month later, Kerala seems to be over the hump but officials can’t lower their guard

A month after the death of the first suspected victim, Kerala seems to be over the hump, having kept off a second wave of infection. But the 2,500 people in quarantine, doctors manning isolation wards, and officials can’t afford to lower their guard. The Indian Express reports from a state on high alert.

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WHO to adopt digital health initiative by India: Nadda

India has fast tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving all the four tenets of UHC that is strengthening health systems, improving access to free medicines and diagnostics and reducing catastrophic healthcare spending.

India push for Ayush and yoga at World Health Assembly

The Indian government is set to hold three more yoga sessions in the UN during the week-long assembly.

Congo, U.N. agencies deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

Congo, UN agencies deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

The disease — most feared for the internal and external bleeding it can cause in its victims owing to damage done to blood vessels — has already spread to three separate locations covering 60 km (37 miles) or more in Equateur province.

Mass vaccination may not prevent Ebola outbreaks

Mass vaccination may not prevent Ebola outbreaks

The findings come as the World Health Organisation has announced a new Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Kongo.

India has 14 of world’s 20 most polluted cities, Kanpur tops the list

The WHO report estimated that nine of 10 people in the world breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Further, according to WHO’s study, ambient air pollution caused about 4.2 million deaths globally in 2016.