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World No Tobacco Day highlights health and other risks associated with tobacco use

World No Tobacco Day highlights health and other risks associated with tobacco use

19 May 2018 | 12:33 PM

Kolkata, May 19 (UNI) Every year, on May 31, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

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Fortis Hospital performs Double Root Translocation surgery to cure 3-year-old Kashmiri boy

Fortis Hospital performs Double Root Translocation surgery to cure 3-year-old Kashmiri boy

14 Apr 2018 | 4:32 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI A team of doctors at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) recently performed a rare Double Root Translocation Surgery to cure three-year Mohammed Aasim, from Safapora, Ganderbal in Jammu and Kashmir recently.

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Millions of people in WHO European Region drink contaminated water

Millions of people in WHO European Region drink contaminated water

21 Mar 2018 | 12:02 PM

Bonn (Germany), Mar 21 (UNI) Millions of people in the WHO European Region drink contaminated water, often without knowing it.

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Snake bite, a neglected public health issue in many tropical and subtropical countries.

Snake bite, a neglected public health issue in many tropical and subtropical countries.

19 Mar 2018 | 10:40 AM

Kolkata, Mar 19 (UNI) Snake bite is a neglected public health issue in many tropical and subtropical countries.

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In its quest to eliminate malaria, India focuses on Odisha and the tribal states

In its quest to eliminate malaria, India focuses on Odisha and the tribal states

16 Mar 2018 | 1:05 PM

Kolkata, Mar 16 (UNI) India’s goal of eliminating malaria by 2030 may appear at first glance to be easily attainable.

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Five-year survival rate 66 pc for breast cancer in India

Five-year survival rate 66 pc for breast cancer in India

11 Mar 2018 | 11:21 AM

New Delhi, Mar 11 (UNI) Five-year survival rate for breast cancer in India is 66.

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WHO calls for action from governments and their partners to stem the rise in hearing loss

WHO calls for action from governments and their partners to stem the rise in hearing loss

03 Mar 2018 | 10:23 AM

Kolkata, Mar 3 (UNI) Some 900 million people could suffer from disabling hearing loss by 2050, according to new estimates released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the occasion of World Hearing Day today.

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Nurses play a critical role in health promotion

Nurses play a critical role in health promotion

27 Feb 2018 | 2:40 PM

Kolkata, Feb 27 (UNI) Nurses play a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention and delivering primary and community care.

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Govt. bans production and sale of chicken in Paradip

Govt. bans production and sale of chicken in Paradip

26 Feb 2018 | 3:56 PM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (UNI) Odisha government has imposed a ban on the production, sale of chickens and chicken products in Paradip area of jagatsinghpur district for three months after the blood samples of a chicken sent to High Security Animal Diseases Laboratory Bhopal found to be H5N1 positive.

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PAHO, OAS renew agreement to cooperate on  public health response to drug problem in Americas

PAHO, OAS renew agreement to cooperate on public health response to drug problem in Americas

24 Feb 2018 | 11:31 AM

Washington, Feb 24 (UNI) The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)
and the Organisation of American States (OAS) have renewed a
memorandum of understanding under which they will work
together—employing a public health perspective—to improve countries’
capacities to respond to the needs of people affected by the drug
problem.

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WHO releases its 2018 Blueprint list of priority diseases

WHO releases its 2018 Blueprint list of priority diseases

13 Feb 2018 | 12:37 PM

Kolkata, Feb 13 (UNI) The World Health organization ( WHO) releases its 2018 list of priority pathogens that have the potential to cause a public health emergency and which have no, or insufficient, countermeasures.

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Working to end myths and misconceptions about FGM

Working to end myths and misconceptions about FGM

07 Feb 2018 | 2:49 PM

Kolkata, Feb 7 (UNI) The World Health Organization (WHO) joined individuals, organizations and UN partners worldwide in marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Violence against children includes all its forms against people under 18 years

Violence against children includes all its forms against people under 18 years

06 Feb 2018 | 12:51 PM

Kolkata, Feb 6 (UNI) Violence against children includes all its forms against people under 18 years old, whether perpetrated by parents or other caregivers, peers, romantic partners, or strangers.

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Total Lunar Eclipse - blue moon and super full moon - starts at 1718 hrs

Total Lunar Eclipse - blue moon and super full moon - starts at 1718 hrs

31 Jan 2018 | 4:56 PM

New Delhi, Jan 31 (UNI) The first Lunar eclipse of the year, with a rare coincidence of a blue moon and a super full moon, will commence today partially from 1718 hrs.

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Epilepsy, a chronic noncommunicable disorder of brain that affects people of all ages

Epilepsy, a chronic noncommunicable disorder of brain that affects people of all ages

31 Jan 2018 | 12:05 PM

Kolkata, Jan 31 (UNI) Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain that affects people of all ages in the world.

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