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WHO calls for suicide prevention strategy as global rate dips

From 2010 to 2016, the global suicide rate fell by nearly 10% to 10.5 per 100,000 people. However, the number of deaths remained stable due to population growth.

3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025 if health services ramp up nutrition actions: WHO

The guide aims to address the “double burden” of treating people who are underweight and overweight, and provide countries with a roadmap for better interventions.

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WHO says eradicating malaria "can be done", but first aim is to control it

Malaria infected around 219 million people in 2017 and killed around 435,000 of them - the vast majority of them babies and children in the poorest parts of Africa.

Delhi: WHO building from 1962 razed to make way for new design, M F Husain mural inside saved

The WHO headquarters was built by Padma Bhushan recipient architect Habib Rahman, who was a senior architect with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) at the time.

‘Need counter-view from policy makers on vaccine hesitancy’

According to WHO, vaccine hesitancy refers to delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccination services.

WHO report: Mobile scheme to quit tobacco has over 2 million users in India

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) report on global tobacco epidemic, launched late on Friday, makes a special reference about India’s efforts in helping smokers quit.

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India has a doctor for every 10,189 people, finds WHO survey

The situation in the national capital is better compared to other states where the ratio stands at 1:2203.

Govt bans use of antibiotic Colistin in animal feed, poultry, aqua farms

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Colistin is a “reserve” antibiotic, which means it is supposed to be considered a “last-resort” option in treatment and used only in the most severe circumstances, when all other alternatives have failed.

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared international health emergency after more than 1,600 deaths

This is the fifth such declaration in history. Previous emergencies were declared for the devastating 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11,000 people, the emergence of Zika in the Americas, the swine flu pandemic and polio eradication.

India has over 19.47 lakh doctors: Government tells Lok Sabha

There were 7.88 lakh Ayurveda, Unani and homoeopathy (AUH) doctors in the country and assuming 80 percent availability, the number of doctors available for service would be around 6.30 lakh the minister said.

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Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

How pollution killed over 1 lakh children in 2016: News in Numbers

Over 1.25 lakh children in India below the age of five died in 2016 due to the impact of polluted air and almost one in five children who die from toxic air exposure across the world is from India, a new study by the World Health Organisation has sai

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Air pollution is reducing life expectancy by a year: News in Numbers

Average human life is about one year shorter because of PM2.5 ambient air pollution, with lives shortened by 1.5-2 years in the most polluted Asian and African countries, a new study that uses data from the Global Burden of Disease Project has found. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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