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How your status, where you live and your family background affect your risk of dementia

July 19, 2022 9:42 am

Several studies suggest parental education is related to an individual's dementia risk. Specifically, low maternal education is associated with poorer memory performance, and higher dementia risk

Monkeypox case count rises to more than 3,400 globally, WHO says

June 28, 2022 10:37 am

WHO said that since June 17, 1,310 new cases were reported to the agency, with eight new countries reporting monkeypox cases.

WHO calls monkeypox outbreak 'unusual, concerning'; know what qualifies as a public health emergency

June 15, 2022 1:35 pm

"I have decided to convene the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations on Thursday next week, to assess whether this outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a tweet on June 14

Explained: What the WHO says on Covid-19's origins, how to prepare for next pandemic

June 10, 2022 1:54 pm

The new panel comes after a WHO-China report on Covid-19, and a US intelligence inquiry, both of which pointed towards a natural origin for the pandemic, likely from bats, rather than a lab leak.

WHO believes Covid getting worse, not better in North Korea

June 02, 2022 12:44 pm

WHO has previously voiced concerns about the impact of Covid-19 in North Korea's population, which is believed to be largely unvaccinated and whose fragile health systems could struggle to deal with a surge of cases.

Monkeypox spread no reason to shun pride parades: World Health Organization

June 02, 2022 11:04 am

"Most of these events - the official events - are outdoors, they're family friendly. We don't see any real reason to be concerned about the enhanced likelihood of transmission in those contexts."

Explained: Who are ASHA workers, the women healthcare volunteers honoured by WHO?

May 24, 2022 5:18 pm

The WHO has recognised India's 10.4 lakh ASHA workers as 'Global Health Leaders'. Who are ASHA workers, and what do they do? How did the ASHA network help in pandemic response?

An Expert Explains | ASHA: A successful public health experiment rooted in the village community

May 24, 2022 8:02 am

It is a programme that has done well across the country. As skill sets improved, recognition and respect for the ASHA went up. In a way, it became a programme that allowed a local woman to develop into a skilled health worker.

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

May 20, 2022 9:13 pm

In what Germany described as the largest-ever outbreak in Europe, cases have now been confirmed in at least five countries - the United Kingdom, Spain Portugal, Germany and Italy - as well as the United States, Canada and Australia.

Ex-chief of CSIR slams WHO's 'flawed methodology' on ascertaining Covid deaths

May 18, 2022 5:19 am

Dr Shekhar Mande also said that WHO had failed to announce the pandemic at an early juncture and had also failed to criticise governments on their vaccine efforts.

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