Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHO

Nutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and center going forward

Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHONutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and centre going forward Essential health packages in all settings need to contain robust nutrition components but […]

Accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer in the region: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries in its South-East Asia Region to accelerate their efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by the year 2030

Accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer in the region: WHOCervical cancer is a significant public health problem in the region. In 2018, an estimated 158,000 new cases and 95, 766 deaths were reported due to cervical cancer, which is the third most common type of cancer. “Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection and treatment services for everyone, everywhere to address the growing problem […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan launches FSSAI’s Eat Right India Movement

The campaign ‘Eat Right India’ with its new logo and tagline ‘Sahi Bhojan. Behtar Jeevan’ were released by the Union Health Minister, at an event in New Delhi on September 05, during the side-lines of the 5-day ‘72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia’

Dr Harsh Vardhan launches FSSAI’s Eat Right India Movement“Eat Right, Stay Fit, Tabhi India Super Fit”, Dr Harsh Vardhan said this as he launched the Eat Right India Movement of FSSAI, the new healthy eating approach which places citizens at the centre of a Health Revolution through food and fitness. Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW), Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia […]

Malaria infection linked with increased risk of heart failure, finds study

Malaria infection is linked with a 30% raised risk of heart failure, according to a small study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology

Malaria infection linked with increased risk of heart failure, finds studyThe mosquito-borne infection affects more than 219 million people worldwide each year, according to 2018 statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). “We have seen an increase in the incidence of malaria cases and what is intriguing is we have seen the same increase in cardiovascular disease in the same regions,” said first author Dr […]

Could energy boosting sports drinks be deadly for your health? 

The sports drink market is expected to see growth in the coming years due to increasing demands worldwide, but the debate on the benefits and health risks associated with its consumption also continues among scientists and the industry

Could energy boosting sports drinks be deadly for your health? Amid the rapid growth of sports drink markets globally, scientists have also been raising concerns about the product’s potential impact on human health. A new study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports suggests that sports drinks can effectively enhance endurance performance, Outside Magazine reported. The findings come from the analysis of […]

Microplastics in water not harmful to humans, says WHO report

Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on the issue, the WHO found that larger particles, and most smaller ones, pass through the body without being absorbed. But it said the findings were based on ‘limited information’ as it called for greater research on the issue

Microplastics in water not harmful to humans, says WHO reportMicroplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization. However, the United Nations body warned against complacency because more research is needed to fully understand how plastic spreads into the environment and works […]

World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Smokeless tobacco accounts for 90% oral cancer cases

India’s problem is smokeless or chewing tobacco, which causes 90% of oral cancers. As per the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2017), 21.4% (15+ adults) use smokeless tobacco whereas 10.7% smoke

World Head and Neck Cancer Day: Smokeless tobacco accounts for 90% oral cancer casesWhen it comes to tobacco, the government, health experts, NGOs and other voluntary organisations immediately start talking about the use of cigarette and bidi and its ill-effects whereas tobacco does not only mean cigarette and bidi, it is also smokeless tobacco. International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS), a global organisation, declared July […]

New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritise highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access

New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHOThe WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritise critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems. Published on Tuesday, July 9, the two lists focus on cancer and other global health challenges, with an emphasis on effective solutions, smart prioritisation, […]

P.D. Hinduja Hospital starts signature campaign for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street’

More than 3,500 (as of now), Mumbaikars pledge their support via the signature campaign to declare a part of the iconic Cadel Road (Veer Savarkar Marg) as a no smoking street 

P.D. Hinduja Hospital starts signature campaign for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street’P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre announced the launch of a first of its kind initiative in the city, a proposal for Mumbai’s first ‘No Smoking Street.’ The hospital proposes to declare the 1.8 km stretch on Cadel road between the Kaapad Bazaar Junction (including the PN Kotnis Rd) and Chaityabhoomi (Sant Dyaneshwar […]

Say no to tobacco and second-hand smoke for healthy lungs, warn experts

The focus of the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) this year is ‘tobacco and lung health.’ Every year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and global partners observe WNTD on May 31 and people are made aware about the ill-effects of tobacco and discourage them from using tobacco in any form

Say no to tobacco and second-hand smoke for healthy lungs, warn expertsAs per the World Health Organisation (WHO), this year the campaign will focus on the impact of tobacco has on lungs from cancer to chronic respiratory disease (COPD). People will be informed about lung cancer, the primary cause of which is tobacco smoking. Smoking tobacco is responsible for two-thirds of lung cancer deaths globally. Even […]
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