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WHO asks govts to do more to prevent alcohol-related deaths and diseases

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.

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals observes 'Infection Control Week'

Kolkata, May 10 (IBNS): Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals concluded a week long 'Infection Control Week' in Kolkata on Saturday.

UN taps tourists to help protect original long-distance travellers

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.

Team India heads for ISEF contention

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.

Osteoarthritic women delay surgery: Arthritis Foundation

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.

HCG announces new diagnostics for cancer treatment in India

Kolkata, May 8 (IBNS): HealthCare Global (HCG) Enterprises Ltd, the Specialists in Cancer Care on Thursday announced genomics-based diagnostics, a 'standard-of-care' for cancer treatment in India.

UN deliberate on India's route to Universal Health Coverage

New Delhi, May 8 (IBNS): Echoing the increasing attention given to enhancing access to health services while reducing financial hardship caused by out of pocket spending on health in the country, a panel discussion supported by the United Nations in India deliberated on India’s route to Universal Health Coverage.

CSE calls for urgent action over WHO report on India pollution

New Delhi, May 8 (IBNS): The latest urban air quality database released by the World Health Organization (WHO) reconfirms that most Indian cities are becoming death traps because of very high air pollution levels, said India's leading non-government green pressure group Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), urging for action.

Most cities fail to meet new pollution guidelines: UN

New York, May 8 (IBNS): Many of the world's cities are "enveloped in dirty air" that is dangerous breathe, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, warning that urban dwellers are being exposed to excessive air pollution and are at a risk of respiratory diseases and other long-term health problems.

Caradigm joins Symphony Analytics to deliver healthcare solutions

Bangalore, May 7 (IBNS): Healthcare analytics and population health company Caradigm recently signed a business cooperation agreement with analytic process integrator Symphony Analytics, to help healthcare providers rapidly improve clinical and financial outcomes through comprehensive healthcare analytics solutions.

RTIICS to host free arthritis clinic

Kolkata, May 7 (IBNS): The department of orthopedics at the Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS) on Wednesday announced an 'arthritis clinic' on May 10 from 12 noon onwards, here.

Chronic diseases increase pregnancy risk: WHO

New York, May 7 (IBNS): Rates of maternal deaths are down, according to United Nations figures released on Tuesday, but pre-existing medical conditions heighten the risk of death for pregnant women and require continued investment in quality care during pregnancy and childbirth.

UN declares emergency to stem potential resurgence of polio

New York, May 6 (IBNS): The spread of polio in countries where it was once eradicated is an "extraordinary event" and unless an international coordinated response is urgently put in place, the preventable disease will resurge, the United Nations health agency on Monday warned.

Abu Dhabi: Ban urges bold leadership on climate change

New York, May 6 (IBNS): With the ominous and costly impacts of climate change profoundly evident, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday that too many stakeholders are still "sitting on the fence", and he challenged participants at a climate conference in Abu Dhabi to help him build persuasive political arguments to convince policymakers that the time for bold action is now.

Shantha's Pentavalent Pediatric Vaccine prequalified by WHO

Hyderabad, May 5 (IBNS): Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi on Monday announced that its pediatric pentavalent vaccine Shan5, developed and manufactured by its affiliate Shantha Biotechnics in Hyderabad, has received prequalification status from the World Health Organization (WHO).