World Health

‘Hepatitis B’ infections in kids drop considerably

Geneva: The proportion of children under five years of age chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV) dropped to just under 1% in 2019 down from… Read more..

Kerala Health minister among world leaders invited to speak on UN Public Service Day

Kochi: K K Shailaja, Kerala Health Minister, was one of the distinguished speakers at the UN Public Service Day, the only one to be invited… Read more..

Covid-19 disrupts health services for non-communicable diseases: WHO

Geneva: Prevention and treatment services for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been severely disrupted since the Covid-19 pandemic began, according to a WHO survey released on… Read more..

Researchers develop new method to delay onset of Alzheimer’s

Guwahati: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, have developed a “new method” which could help reduce short-term memory loss associated with the… Read more..

Covid-19 fight: US to donate ventilators to India

New Delhi: India and the US have further resolved to take on the deadly Covid-19 together with Washington promising to donate “a lot of” ventilators… Read more..

Covid-19 ‘infecting’ Sustainable Development Goals: WHO report

Geneva: The Covid-19 pandemic is causing significant loss of life, disrupting livelihoods, and threatening the recent advances in health and progress towards the global development… Read more..

Covid-19 vaccine could be a reality by September

London: The wait for a vaccine to stop novel coronavirus appears to be just a few months away. Scientists at the Oxford University hopes to… Read more..

FDA approves first home testing kit for coronavirus

New York: The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first at-home testing kit for Covid-19, a development which will facilitate individuals to hold… Read more..

Hard fought gains in immunization coverage at risk, warns WHO

Geneva: Shutting down immunization services in the COVID-19 pandemic risks triggering a resurgence of diseases that can be prevented with safe and effective vaccines, warns… Read more..

Battling the coronavirus; Kerala model earns praise globally

Kochi: While many nations are finding it hard to contain spread of the deadly Covid-19, the containment strategies employed by south Indian state of Kerala… Read more..

Covid-19: WHO backs debt relief to developing economies;lauds India

Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has exhorted governments to ensure life essentials for vulnerable sections while lauding India for its social welfare measures and… Read more..

Corona fight: who all should undergo ‘rapid test’

Kochi: The south Indian state of Kerala, which first dealt with positive Covid-19 cases in the country, has initiated rapid testing to detect infected persons… Read more..