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Merck Ebola Vaccine Working: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea. WHO said that an international vaccine-focussed organization, GAVI, provided $5 million to Merck, and the medical firm committed to ensure that 300,000 doses of the vaccine are available for emergency use ...

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World Blood Donor Day: One Indian Woman Dies Every 5 Minutes from Pregnancy-Related Cause: WHO

The World Health Organization estimates that, of the 529,000 maternal deaths in the world, 136,000 or 25.7% occur in India every year, which means one Indian woman dies every 5 minutes from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. In fact two-thirds of maternal death occur after delivery and postpartum hemorrhage is the widely reported complication. The incidence of emergency postpartum hysterectomies ...

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World Mental Health Day: Deepika Padukone Leads the Way

As the world observes the Mental Health Day today, it is time to remember how mental illness affects anybody and everybody in society but overcoming it is the key to success for many celebrities. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of ...

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Dengue Grips Delhi: Causes, Symptoms, Solutions

In the month of August alone, national capital Delhi has seen 477 cases against 11 cases in 2013 and 142 cases in 2014 bringing chill into the people. Here’s a take on Dengue’s reach and implications, if it is not too late for you. Dengue, caused by Aedes mosquito, has four types – DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4 — and ...

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India still needs to go a long way to combat Hepatitis, says WHO report

India is one among few countries with a “written national strategy or plan” that concentrates solely on the prevention and regulation of viral hepatitis but the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the country is still lacking proper and appropriate measures to fight the disease. Hepatitis mortalities tagged under “undifferentiated” or “unclassified” are not enrolled to the central registry ...

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Insufficient mental health care reaching alarming levels, says WHO

Mental health is equally important as physical health as both are connected, imposing cascading effects on one another’s functioning. But mental health is not given enough attention, and the impact is reaching alarming leves. said a World Health Organization report. The World Health Organization (WHO) released its Mental Health Atlas 2014 yesterday revealing that almost 1 in 10 people suffer ...

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Mother, child and adolescent health high on Government agenda: J.P. Nadda

The health of women, young adults and children is central to the governance agenda, said Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda at the inauguration of the Global Stakeholders’ Consultation to update the strategy for health of Woman, Children and Adolescents. The global consultation is being hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with UN ...

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Gutka Ban Reduces Use by 49%, Why Not Cigarettes Now?

Backed by a WHO report on how the ban of gutka in India has dramatically brought down the usage to 49 percent, doctors in India vouch for a similar ban on cigarettes now to make the country less vulnerable to oral cancer, that is plaguing the users of tobacco products. The study conducted by the World Health Organisation along with ...

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