Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease and stroke are the biggest killers worldwide and have been so for 15 years. In 2016, 15.2 million people died because of these cardiovascular diseases

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study  Dr Lukas Schwingshackl — from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke — led the new study. This study was the first to carry out an analysis that allows the impact of several oils and solid fats on blood lipids to be assessed in a single model. Many have compared the effect of replacing […]

Union health ministry monitors cases of Zika virus in Rajasthan

A few cases of Zika virus disease have been reported in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The present outbreak in Jaipur was detected through the ICMR surveillance system

Union health ministry monitors cases of Zika virus in RajasthanAs directed by J. P. Nadda, union health minister, a seven member high level Central team was deputed to Jaipur immediately following detection of first case to assist State Government in control and containment measures. The situation is being reviewed at the level of union minister of health and monitored on a daily basis by […]

Mental health: Problems faced by youngsters in a changing world

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day (October 10) is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’. The expanding use of online technologies, like social media, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time grows

Mental health: Problems faced by youngsters in a changing worldAdolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings […]

WHO sets out to increase childhood cancer survival rate by 60% by 2030

In September 2018 WHO announced a new effort – the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer - with the aim of reaching at least a 60% survival rate for children with cancer by 2030, thereby saving an additional one million lives. This new target represents a doubling of the global cure rate for children with cancer

WHO sets out to increase childhood cancer survival rate by 60% by 2030The aims of the Initiative are two-fold: to increase prioritization of childhood cancer through awareness raising at global and national levels and to expand the capacity of countries to deliver best practice in childhood cancer care. Concretely, WHO will support governments to assess current capacities in cancer diagnosis and treatment including the availability of medicines […]

WHO launches safer alcohol control plan to prevent and reduce alcohol-related deaths

The World Health Organization (WHO) today released SAFER, a new initiative and technical package outlining five high-impact strategies that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences

WHO launches safer alcohol control plan to prevent and reduce alcohol-related deathsThe WHO-led initiative and action package aim to support global target of reducing harmful use of alcohol by 10% by 2025 SAFER is the newest WHO-led roadmap to support governments in taking practical steps to accelerate progress on health, beat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through addressing the harmful use of alcohol, and achieve development targets. “We […]

Ban on tobacco ads help users to reduce its consumption

Hard-hitting anti-tobacco advertisements and graphical warnings on the packs – especially those that include pictures – reduce the number of children who start smoking and increase the number of smokers who quit

Ban on tobacco ads help users to reduce its consumptionGraphic warnings can persuade smokers to protect the health of non-smokers by smoking less at home and by avoiding smoking near children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 78 countries, which represent 47% of the world’s population, meet the practice of graphical warnings. It contains warnings in the local language and covers at least […]

Decoding the effect of gaming addiction on children’s health

Dr Parul Tank, a consultant psychiatrist from Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how excessive gaming can impact your child’s health both positively and negatively and what should a parent do

Decoding the effect of gaming addiction on children’s healthHave we ever considered gaming addition as a mental health issue? Maybe not, with a hope that this phase will pass, we usually brush it under the carpet. Excessive gaming, like any other activity, has its impact. Video games started off as a way for kids to pass the time, back in the 50’s, but […]

Simple, yet effective tips for healthy aging

Being free of disease or infirmity is not a requirement for healthy ageing as many older adults have one or more health conditions that, when well controlled, have little influence on their well-being

Simple, yet effective tips for healthy agingHealthy ageing is about creating the environments and opportunities that enable people to be and do what they value throughout their lives. Everybody can experience healthy ageing. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines healthy ageing “as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age.” Functional ability is about […]

WHO is developing benchmark documents for practice in traditional medicine

WHO Working Group Meetings with AYUSH Ministry inaugurated at Jaipur. World Health Organization is developing Benchmark Documents for practice in Ayurveda, Panckarma and Unani system as part of its global strategy to provide safe, effective and accessible Traditional Medicine to global community

WHO is developing benchmark documents for practice in traditional medicineDevelopment of these benchmarks documents is included in the Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) between WHO and Ministry of AYUSH. WHO Working Group Meetings for three WHO benchmark documents scheduled September 17 to September 19, 2018, was inaugurated today at Jaipur. The three days programme containing four sessions on each day has been organised by Ministry […]

Cancer risk factors that you need to be aware about

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) report, around one third of deaths from cancer are due to the 5 leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol use

Cancer risk factors that you need to be aware aboutCancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. Risk factors for cancers Tobacco use, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity are major cancer risk factors worldwide and are also the 4 shared risk factors […]
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