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BEWARE! On Coronavirus pandemic, WHO warns 'the worst is yet to come'
Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Now, with more than 500,000 people dead and more than 10 million confirmed cases worldwide, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said this is "a moment for all of us to reflect", the BBC reported.
WHO warns of disturbing rates of antimicrobial resistance during COVID-19 pandemic
Tue, Jun 02, 2020
A press release issued on Monday also showed that high rates of resistance among antimicrobials frequently used to treat common infections, such as urinary tract infections or some forms of diarrhea, indicate that the world is running out of effective ways to tackle these diseases.
WhatsApp partners WHO to create 'Together at Home' sticker pack
Tue, Apr 21, 2020
WhatsApp on Tuesday partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) to create a new sticker pack titled `Together At Home designed to reflect the moments and emotions people are going through in the coronavirus pandemic.
How to stay healthy during coronavirus lockdown: Boost immunity and don't fret over pH level
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
How to stay healthy during coronavirus lockdown: Amid the new coronavirus scare are several health myths going viral on social media platforms and one of those is: Improve your pH levels as "the pH for coronavirus varies from 5.5 to 8.5"
Aggressive measures needed to fight COVID-19 in SE Asia: WHO
Wed, Mar 18, 2020
In nearby Indonesia, which according to John Hopkins has 172 recorded cases of the virus, President Joko Widodo admitted recently that he deliberately held back information about the spread of the virus to prevent panic.
Coronavirus Update: UN chief calls for action as WHO declares Covid-19 a pandemic
Thu, Mar 12, 2020
Coronavirus Update: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for action on the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, after WHO declared the disease a pandemic.
WHO to identify online shopping as addictive disorder by 2024
Fri, Nov 08, 2019
By 2024, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will identify online shopping as an addictive disorder.
How Internet may be changing your brain
Fri, Jun 07, 2019
The World Health Organization's 2018 guidelines recommended that young children (aged 2-5) should be exposed to one hour per day, or less, of screen time.
Bengaluru among 14 global cities to clean toxic air
Wed, Aug 01, 2018
India`s tech hub Bengaluru on Tuesday joined 13 other cities, including London, to clean up toxic air and check pollution in urban areas the world over.
This Narendra Modi mega bid to make India healthcare is 'bold', ambitious', says WHO
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has termed the 'Ayushman Bharat', the government's mega healthcare initiative, as a bold and ambitious move that has the potential improve health and move people out of poverty.
TB patients may soon get monthly 'social support' from govt
Sat, Jan 13, 2018
Under the proposal, the money would be given to patients irrespective of their income level
World No Tobacco Day 2017: 19% quit smoking because of rising costs
Wed, May 31, 2017
As per World Bank data, tobacco use kills more than 7 million people every year and costs households and governments over $1.4 trillion through healthcare expenditure and lost productivity.
New Delhi tops WHO's most polluted mega-cities in the world list
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Air pollution levels of 10-micron particle pollution per cubic meter is the permissible level set by WHO.
AXA becomes first major insurer to cut ties with tobacco industry
Mon, May 23, 2016
AXA warned that without urgent action to curb the rise in smoking-related deaths, tobacco was expected to kill one billion people worldwide during the 21st century.