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An estimated 180 000 deaths every year caused by burns

An estimated 180 000 deaths every year caused by burns

27 Mar 2018 | 1:02 PM

Kolkata, Mar 27 (UNI) Burns are a global public health problem, accounting for an estimated 180 000 deaths annually.

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Lead, a naturally occurring toxic metal found in Earth’s crust

26 Mar 2018 | 11:58 AM

Kolkata, Mar 26 (UNI) Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the Earth’s crust, its widespread use has resulted in extensive environmental contamination, human exposure and significant public health problems in many parts of the world.

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Imaging Tech to identify medicinal plants

Imaging Tech to identify medicinal plants

25 Mar 2018 | 12:22 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) are being used for survey and inventorisation of medicinal plants.

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World TB Day, opportunity to raise public awareness, economic consequences of tuberculosis

World TB Day, opportunity to raise public awareness, economic consequences of tuberculosis

23 Mar 2018 | 2:57 PM

Kolkata, Mar 23 (UNI) World TB Day is recognized each year on March 24, commemorating the date in 1882 when Dr.

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WHO launches large-scale polio, measles vaccination campaign in Syria

WHO launches large-scale polio, measles vaccination campaign in Syria

22 Mar 2018 | 12:31 PM

Damascus, Mar 22 (UNI) A vaccination campaign has been launched in northern Syria aimed at immunising hundreds of thousands of children against polio, as WHO health partners simultaneously carry out measles
vaccinations in the region’s displacement camps.

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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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WHO for bridging Israel and Palestine through Health

WHO for bridging Israel and Palestine through Health

21 Mar 2018 | 12:02 PM

Gaza, Mar 21 (UNI) The World Health Organisation recognised the progress made in the Israeli health system, vouching for health to be used as a 'bridge for peace' between the war-torn nation and its estranged neighbour Israel.

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4pc annual decrease too slow to end TB by 2030: WHO Europe/ECDC

4pc annual decrease too slow to end TB by 2030: WHO Europe/ECDC

20 Mar 2018 | 12:16 PM

Copenhagen/Stockholm, Mar 20 (UNI) Number of new tuberculosis (TB) patients has been decreasing at an average rate of 4.

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Liver diseases to be included in non-communicable diseases programme soon: Nadda

Liver diseases to be included in non-communicable diseases programme soon: Nadda

19 Mar 2018 | 2:04 PM

New Delhi, Mar 19 (UNI) Stressing on spreading awareness about Liver diseases, which account for around 2.

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Overeating during breastfeeding leads to early puberty of offsprings: study

Overeating during breastfeeding leads to early puberty of offsprings: study

19 Mar 2018 | 11:18 AM

Washington, Mar 19 (UNI) Overeating during breastfeeding is likely to put children at higher risk of obesity and going through early puberty.

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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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PAHO urges countries to vaccinate against measles to maintain its elimination in the Americas

PAHO urges countries to vaccinate against measles to maintain its elimination in the Americas

18 Mar 2018 | 10:10 AM

Washi ngton, Mar 18 (UNI) The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) warned that in the face of ongoing measles outbreaks in the Americas, countries should redouble efforts to vaccinate their populations, strengthen surveillance to detect possible patients, and implement measures to quickly respond to any suspected cases, according to an epidemiological released today said.

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