New York, May 1 (IBNS): Antibiotic resistance - when bacteria change so antibiotics no longer work in people who need them to treat infections - is now a major threat to public health, says a new United Nations report released on Wednesday.
New York, May 1 (IBNS): Highlighting local climate action happening on the ground in developing countries, the top United Nations climate official on Wednesday called for greater international support to help these communities harness local knowledge and ingenuity.
Geneva, Apr 30 (IBNS): A new report by World Health Organization (WHO), its first to look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally, revealed that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
Mumbai/Kolkata, Apr 29 (IBNS): Global healthcare company Abbott on Tuesday announced the launch of its all-new Digene range with 'Quick Cooling Action' and enhanced taste profile which provides quick relief from symptoms like acidity, gas, heartburn, bloated stomach and related uneasiness.
New Delhi, Apr 28 (IBNS): Diagnostics network chain SRL Diagnostics Limited (SRL), recently announced the launch of new lab test- ST2, to help predict risks of coronary heart disease by finding a specific biomarker in the bloodstream.
Kolkata, Apr 27 (IBNS) Malnutrition is one of the major child health concerns in India even as manifestos of various political parties in the season of elections remain silent on the issue.
Kolkata, Apr 27 (IBNS) Kolkata will host the 14th World Congress on Public Health in February, 2015, announced the organising committee at a curtain-raiser on Saturday. It has been more than three decades since the city hosted the prestigious event which is held every three years at different locales across the world.
New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): The tide has turned on malaria, with mortality rates for children in Africa down by half, but a stronger surveillance system is urgently needed to prevent new outbreaks and resurgences, United Nations officials on Friday warned, marking the sixth annual World Malaria Day.
New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): A United Nations-backed summit wrapped up in the Netherlands on Friday with a set of concrete actions to turn around the health of the world's oceans and food security for millions by tackling key threats such as climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution.
Washington, Apr 26 (IBNS) Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database.
Washington, Apr 26 (IBNS) NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest "brown dwarf" known -- a dim, star-like body that, surprisingly, is as frosty as Earth's North Pole.
Noida (UP), Apr 25 (IBNS) Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, an integrated Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Company, announced on Friday that it has received Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) for Spironolactone Tablets, 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg.
New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Scientists in a United Nations-backed collaborative have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly in a breakthrough that brings new hope to the fight against one of the most devastating livestock diseases spread by the insect.
New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): While some 80 percent of children around the world, or 110 million infants, are receiving life-saving vaccinations each year, "one in five - more than 22 million children - not being vaccinated is too much for us," according to the World Health Organization at the start of World Immunization Week 2014.
New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Announcing that more than 50 partners are now on board its partnership initiative to fight against neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria, the United Nations intellectual property agency on Thursday hailed the watershed achievement as a significant step towards helping more than one billion people overcome such maladies.