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DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ says newly appointed UN Ebola response...

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New York, May 24 (IBNS): With the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s worst ever Ebola outbreak now in its tenth month, the United Nations on Thursday announced measures to strengthen its response, with the Organization’s newly appointed Emergency Coordinator (EERC) declaring there is “no time to lose”.
End ‘shame, isolation and segregation’ of fistula sufferers, urges UN reproductive hea...
New York, May 24 (IBNS): Although obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, more than two million women and girls still live with the painful and disfiguring condition, according to UN data.
Sixty measles cases confirmed in New Zealand's Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand, May 20 (Xinhua) Sixty measles cases were confirmed in New Zealand's Auckland including five news cases over the weekend, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) announced on Monday.
Over 1,200 people died from Ebola outbreak in DR Congo since August : Health Ministry
Moscow, May 20 (Sputnik/UNI) More than 1,200 people have died from the Ebola virus disease since August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the country's Health Ministry said.
Preschoolers who watch TV sleep less, study finds
Amherst, May 18 (IBNS): Preschoolers who watch TV sleep significantly less than those who don’t, according to new research by University of Massachusetts Amherst neuroscientist Rebecca Spencer and developmental science graduate student Abigail Helm.
Woman devotee dies of cardiac arrest at Meenakshi temple
Madurai, May 17 (UNI) A sexagenarian woman devotee died of cardiac arrest while worshipping at the World-renowned Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple on Friday.
Countries must up their game to reduce low birth weights, warns UN-backed report
New York, May 16 (IBNS): Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report released on Wednesday.
UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as milli...
New York, May 15 (IBNS): Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.
Common food additive found to affect gut microbiota
Sydney, May 14 (IBNS): University of Sydney research provides new evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have a substantial and harmful influence on human health.
Global study predicts more than 50 percent rise in chemotherapy demand by 2040
Sydney, May 14 (IBNS): More than 15 million people each year will need chemotherapy by 2040, a landmark study published today by a team of Australian researchers has shown. 
WHO is establishing technical advisory group and roster of experts on digital health
New York, May 14 (IBNS): WHO is establishing a global multi-disciplinary technical group to advise us on issues related to digital health.
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