New York, May 20 (IBNS): The majority of the almost 3 million children who die before they turn one month old could be saved if they received quality care around the time of birth, according to the findings released on Monday in a study supported by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), which is urging additional attention and resources for this group of children.
Geneva, May 16 (IBNS): CERN, the European organization for nuclear research on Friday in a study on 'Cloud' noted that biogenic vapours emitted by trees and oxidised in the atmosphere have a significant impact on the formation of clouds, thus helping to cool the planet.
New York, May 15 (IBNS): Road traffic injuries, HIV/AIDS and suicide are the top killers of adolescents globally, while depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, urging a stronger focus on the health of boys and girls in their pre and teen years.
New York, May 14 (IBNS): Despite progress in maternity benefits and a positive trend in supporting new fathers, at least 830 million women workers still do not have adequate protection, the United Nations labour agency on Tuesday reported.
New York, May 14 (IBNS): Urging the international community to "come together at the highest political level" to halt the escalation of wildlife and forest crime, the United Nations crime chief said on Tuesday that the USD 8-USD 10 billion reaped annually from this "ruthless trade" ranks it alongside the trafficking of human beings, arms and drugs in terms of illicit profits.
Kolkata, May 13 (IBNS): Novo Nordisk India in association with CMRI Hospital organized a unique programme to educate nurses on the occasion of International Nurse Day.
New York, May 13 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Monday stressed the need for a vigorous response to wildlife and forest crime, noting the growing threat the scourge poses to development worldwide.
New York, May 13 (IBNS): More than three million deaths in 2012 were linked to alcohol with a steady increase in alcohol use among women, the United Nations health agency on Monday reported calling on Governments to do more to prevent alcohol-related deaths and diseases.
New Delhi, May 12 (IBNS): President Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Florence Nightingale Awards to Nursing Personnel on the occasion of International Nurses Day on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
Geneva, May 12 (IBNS): CERN Director General Rolf Heuer and Taner Yildiz, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey on Monday signed an agreement admitting Turkey to CERN Associate Membership, subject to ratification by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Meclis.
Geneva, May 12 (IBNS): Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by World Health Organization on Monday.
Kolkata, May 10 (IBNS): Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals concluded a week long 'Infection Control Week' in Kolkata on Saturday.
New York, May 10 (IBNS): On this year's World Migratory Bird Day, the United Nations is spotlighting the role sustainable tourism can play in conserving one of the world's true natural wonders: the spectacular movements of migratory birds along their flyways.
New Delhi, May 10 (IBNS): Former Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam recently wished luck to the 18 young innovators with their exceptional inventions, set to prove their mantle at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the only global science competition for students from grades 8-12.
Mumbai, May 8 (IBNS): As India gears to celebrate Mother's day on Sunday, Arthritis Foundation of India (AFI) and Smith and Nephew have joined hands to generate awareness about osteoarthritis and associated pain.