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Wednesday, December 11, 2019



Four in five teens do not exercise enough: WHO

December 07, 2019 2:32 pm

The report, published in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal, did not mention why adolescents are so inactive, but a WHO co-author of the study suggested digital technology means more young people spend time on electronic devices

India ranks 8th in WHO study on physical activity among adolescents

November 22, 2019 5:44 am

While data was pooled from 298 school-based surveys across 146 countries including 1·6 million students aged 11–17 years. More than four in five school-going adolescents aged 11–17 years were insufficiently physically active in 2016.

Tackling paedophilia: Psychologists open doors for those seeking help

November 11, 2019 2:53 pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) terms paedophilia as a mental disorder, with patients suffering from persistent sexual interest in children.

WHO paper praises govt for ‘commitment’ to health

October 10, 2019 3:19 am

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday released the strategy document, which stated, “In the past few years, the government of India has placed health high on its political agenda and made a commitment to make significant increases in public spending in health."

World Hepatitis Day 2019: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Thailand achieve Hepatitis B control: Can India bridge the gaps?

July 29, 2019 7:49 am

India is one of the few countries in the world to offer free diagnostics and life-long drugs for Hepatitis B.

Baby food contains very high levels of sugar, says WHO

July 17, 2019 11:03 am

Added sugar and sweet flavour in baby food can increase the child's liking for sweet foods as they grow, increasing the risk of obesity and tooth decay. "The very high level of free sugars in pureed commercial products is also cause for concern", as per WHO.

Sri Lanka has eliminated measles, announces WHO

July 10, 2019 3:30 am

The elimination of a disease means that there have been zero new cases of the disease in the last three years.

Pakistan seeks help from WHO to investigate HIV outbreak

May 28, 2019 2:16 pm

According to estimates, 163,000 people were infected with HIV in the country but only 25,000 were registered with state-run HIV programmes and out of that, only about 16,000 came regularly for treatment and medicines.

WHO to release new package to improve treatment of multidrug-resistant TB

March 22, 2019 9:30 am

Since 2000, 54 million lives have been saved, and TB deaths have fallen by one-third. But 10 million people still fall ill with TB each year, with too many missing out on vital care.

Why Congo's Ebola outbreak still going strong

February 01, 2019 4:50 pm

Congo's health ministry reports 759 cases, including 705 confirmed ones and 414 confirmed deaths. Ebola is spread via infected bodily fluids, including those of the dead.