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 […]

Effective ways to increase your bone strength

It is important to build strong bones before you get to a certain age, especially if you are a woman. While aging is associated with a normal loss of bone density, there are many preventable factors to consider

Effective ways to increase your bone strengthHere are a few tips you can follow to boost your bone health: Increase your intake of calcium and vitamin D Calcium plays a primary role in boosting bone strength, by building it and slowing down bone loss. But you also need to get enough vitamin D, the nutrient responsible for transporting the calcium. For […]

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 […]

Shocking: Nearly 2.6 lakhs of deaths in India caused due to alcohol abuse

The figures in India relating to the alcohol consumption are worrisome and raise a number of red flags. The alcohol per capita consumption in India was at 2.4 litres, 4.3 litres and 5.7 litres in 2005, 2010 and 2016 respectively

Shocking: Nearly 2.6 lakhs of deaths in India caused due to alcohol abuseWHO’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 presents a comprehensive picture of alcohol consumption and the disease burden attributable to alcohol worldwide. More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. This represents 1 in […]

One in 20 of all deaths worldwide due to alcohol abuse, states WHO

Alcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed. The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were of men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide

One in 20 of all deaths worldwide due to alcohol abuse, states WHOMore than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. More than three quarters of these deaths were among men, the U.N. health agency said. And despite evidence of the health risks […]

Childhood cancers are curable if treated early, say experts

International Childhood Cancer Month is celebrated every September to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families

Childhood cancers are curable if treated early, say expertsAccording to a report by World Health Organization (WHO) with access to quality care, more than 80% of children with cancer can survive, living full and healthy lives. However, many children in low-income and middle income countries do not receive or complete care, and, as a result, over 90% of childhood cancer deaths occur in […]

WHO report: 10 million people developed TB in 2017; India accounts for 27% cases

Tuberculosis remains the world’s most lethal infectious killer. It claims more lives than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. TB is also a preventable, treatable, curable disease. Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030. TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. WHO calls for urgent action to #EndTB

WHO report: 10 million people developed TB in 2017; India accounts for 27% casesTuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. WHO, in its latest 2018 Global TB Report, says countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030 and calls for an unprecedented […]
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