New York: A UN-led global initiative to tackle breast cancer could save 2.5 million lives by 2040, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, just ahead of World Cancer Day.
Mumbai: A team of doctors performed a successful unilateral hand transplant on a teenage girl on Friday, the first such procedure in the country.
New York: Trafficked medical products kill almost half a million sub-Saharan Africans every year, and action is needed to stem the flow, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) states in its new threat assessment report.
UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, announced on Wednesday at a meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Canberra: A team from Australia's national science agency has used artificial intelligence to make a breakthrough in Alzheimer's disease research.
New York: The head of the UN health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Monday that COVID-19 is still a global health threat and that now is not the time to declare the pandemic over.
New York: More countries have worked to eliminate dengue, leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) over the past decade, but greater efforts and investment are needed in the face of pandemic-related disruptions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
Geneva: Today, on World Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Day, WHO releases a new progress report, entitled “Global report on neglected tropical diseases 2023” highlighting the progress and challenges in delivering NTD care worldwide, against a backdrop of COVID-19-related disruptions.
New Delhi/IBNS: Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya and Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh Thursday launched the world's first COVID-19 intranasal vaccine, iNCOVACC.
New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement deploring the abduction of a doctor working for the UN health agency in the town of Menaka, in eastern Mali, by unknown assailants on Monday.
New York: Despite recent progress towards eliminating trans fat from food, some five billion people remain unprotected from its harmful impacts, thus increasing their risk of heart disease and death, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
New York: Two-and-a-half billion dollars: that’s how much funding the UN World Health Organization (WHO) will need across its operations this year, it said on Monday, to help a record number of people facing disease and starvation.
Tokyo: Japan has faced a new surge of COVID-related deaths, with 8,103 fatalities recorded in January so far, the highest monthly tally since the start of the pandemic, data from the Japanese Health Ministry showed.
Bhopal: Hyderabad-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech is all set to launch its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine iNCOVACC on January 26, the company's chairman and managing director Krishna Ella said here on Saturday.
Tokyo: Nearly 140,000 chickens will be culled in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture amid a fresh bird flu outbreak, local authorities say.