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Ebola: UN health agency advises male sur New York, Nov 29 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that it is possible for the Ebola virus to be present in semen for 3 months after recovery, as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it plans to have 2,700 teams operating throughout villages in the remote forest areas of Guinea to educate villagers and monitor the epidemic at the community level. 29-Nov-2014
'The world is on the side of those who a New York, Nov 29 (IBNS) The top United Nations officials leading the fight against Ebola have made an appeal for people who possess skills that are “quite rare” to join the global effort, such as those who can provide patient care, undertake contact tracing and analyze how the outbreak is evolving in remote areas of the virus-affected countries, saying that "deploying more people to the districts is our highest priority." 29-Nov-2014
"Central government is setting up new AI New Delhi, Nov 28 (IBNS) Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Friday said the Central government is setting up new AIIMS in a phased manner in different States under Pradhan MantriSwasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) which aims at correcting the imbalances in availability of affordable or reliable tertiary level health care and to augment facilities for quality medical education in the underserved areas. 28-Nov-2014
Inculcate humanistic approach in young d Kolkata, Nov 28 (IBNS) President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated 150 bed facility at the Institute of Neurosciences in Kolkata on Friday. 28-Nov-2014
Leprosy eradication: SC slams Centre, st New Delhi, Nov 28 (IBNS): The Centre and states came under fire in Supreme Court, which on Friday stated that enough measures are not being taken to eradicate leprosy from the country, despite it being a "curable" disease, media reported. 28-Nov-2014
VLCC fights obesity with the Orange Pled Kolkata, Nov 26 (IBNS): On the occasion of Anti-Obesity Day, wellness brand VLCC launched its annual public awareness campaign against obesity. 26-Nov-2014
Bird-flu hits Kerala Kottayam, Nov 26 (IBNS): Bird-flu has again returned to haunt India. 26-Nov-2014
Ebola: Dec 1 target for response may not New York, Nov 26 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that while Ebola response targets for December 1 in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas, and confirmed two new cases in Mali amid ramped up efforts to reduce the likelihood that additional cases will be imported from neighbouring Guinea. 26-Nov-2014
Top UN health officials take joint missi New York, Nov 25 (IBNS) The Executive Director of Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibé and the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, have visited Mali in a joint mission to support the country in its efforts to curb the spread of Ebola, as authorities there announced one new case and that two more suspected patients were being tested. 25-Nov-2014
New bird flu strain in Europe threatens New York, Nov 25 (IBNS) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday warned that a new bird flu strain detected in Europe poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced countries situated along the Black Sea and East Atlantic migratory routes of wild birds. 25-Nov-2014
e-skilling Indian nurses: AHPI, Wadhwani Kolkata, Nov 24 (IBNS): Wadhwani Foundation's Skill Development Network (SDN) on Tuesday announced a MoU with The Association of Health Providers of India (AHPI) and Narayana Health (NH) to network and share the nursing training courses co-developed with NH. 24-Nov-2014
Narayana Heath acquires two Westbank Hos Kolkata, Nov 24 (IBNS): Multi-speciality Tertiary Carehospital networks Narayana Health on Monday announced the acquisition of the two Westbank Hospital units in Howrah in West Bengal. 24-Nov-2014
At least 5 newborn die at state-run hosp Ludhiana, Nov 24 (IBNS): At least five newborns died in a single day at a hospital in Punjab, media reports said. 24-Nov-2014
Indian returned from Liberia is Ebola sy New Delhi, Nov 23 (IBNS): The 26 year old Indian male, who had undergone Ebola treatment in Liberia and presently quarantined at Airport Health Organization Quarantine Centre in New Delhi continues to be symptom free, a government statement said. 23-Nov-2014
Ebola: Ban hopeful of outbreak's end by New York, Nov 22 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, but he emphasized that results to date are still uneven, and announced that the Organization’s top health officials will head to Mali, where the situation is still a cause of "deep concern." 22-Nov-2014
Embryoscope to benefit couples Kolkata, Nov 21 (IBNS) : The Embryoscope technology is set to improve the success rate for couples who have undergone multiple failed IVF cycles or have experienced recurrent miscarriages. 22-Nov-2014
Ban to take up fight against Ebola with New York, Nov 21 (IBNS) On the eve of a meeting of United Nations agency chiefs to discuss ways to jointly tackle the Ebola outbreak, the World Bank reported on Thursday Liberia’s labour sector has suffered a huge blow since the start of the crisis, as a "massive effort" was underway in Mali to halt the spread of the re-emerged virus. 21-Nov-2014
Ebola cases no longer rising in Guinea, New York, Nov 20 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the number of Ebola cases is “no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is still increasing in Sierra Leone”, and that preparedness teams have been sent this week to Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal. 20-Nov-2014
Centre reviews Ebola situation New Delhi, Nov 19 (IBNS): Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda chaired an inter-ministerial meeting to review the situation arising out of Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa on Tuesday. 19-Nov-2014
Dengue on the rise in Mumbai Mumbai, Nov 19 (IBNS): The number of Dengue cases has been increasing at an alarming rate in Mumbai, media reported. 19-Nov-2014
Efforts by UN health agency under way to New York, Nov 19 (IBNS): The United Nations is intensifying its efforts to keep the Ebola outbreak from spreading in Mali by working to identify all chains of transmission and stepping up social mobilization campaigns to include a range of actors, from religious leaders to truck and bus drivers. 19-Nov-2014
Ebola treated Indian from Liberia quaran New Delhi, Nov 18 (IBNS): A 26 year old male Indian, who was treated and cured of Ebola in September, underwent the mandatory screening at the Delhi Airport after he arrived in India from Libya. 18-Nov-2014
Ebola: DR Congo declares end to outbreak New York, Nov 18 (IBNS) The United Nations on Monday praised the end of an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as some of the world’s top football players, including Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Neymar Jr, announced they are joining the Organization’s fight to help raise global awareness in the fight against the deadly virus. 18-Nov-2014
UN launches 'pocketbook' on nutrition ah New York, Nov 18 (IBNS) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has on Monday published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome this week. 18-Nov-2014
Amid signs of new Ebola cases, UN health New York, Nov 15 (IBNS) A senior United Nations World Health Organization official warned reported that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia, which had recently shown some signs of decline, is starting to pick up again, most likely because "people are relaxing their guard." 15-Nov-2014
On World Diabetes Day, Ban underscores t New York, Nov 15 (IBNS) As the world copes with infectious diseases such as influenza, malaria and the Ebola virus, World Diabetes Day is a reminder that non-communicable diseases pose an even greater threat to human health, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. 15-Nov-2014
J P Nadda inaugurates health pavilion at New Delhi, Nov 14 (IBNS): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda inaugurated the pavilion of the Health Ministry at the India International Trade Fair 2014, here on Friday. 14-Nov-2014
'Haiti cannot wait 40 years' to eliminat New York, Nov 14 (IBNS) The top United Nations coordinator for cholera response in Haiti says support for initiatives to combat the disease has been “disappointing,” noting that while it may be possible to eliminate cholera in about a decade, at the current rate of funding, it would take more than 40 years to do the job. 14-Nov-2014
Defeating Ebola, 'a fearsome,' elusive e New York, Nov 14 (IBNS) There has been important progress made in the global fight against Ebola but a scaling-up in the overall response remains necessary if the deadly outbreak is to be fully stopped, top United Nations officials told the General Assembly on Thursday as they cautioned against complacency in tackling the disease. 14-Nov-2014
UN health agency sees 'alarming trend' a New York, Nov 14 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday that progress towards the elimination of measles has stalled due in large part to outbreaks in China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria, as well as the re-emergence in Europe of the highly contagious virus. 14-Nov-2014
New UN targets on indoor air pollution a New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today highlighted the dangers of burning fuels like unprocessed coal and kerosene in the home, and issued targets for reducing emissions of health-damaging pollutants from domestic cook stoves, space heaters and fuel-based lamps. 13-Nov-2014
Ebola: UN special envoy says combating s New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, today made a passionate appeal to combat stigmatization surrounding the disease by calling for a global social media campaign to "express solidarity and to show we are anti-discrimination." 13-Nov-2014
UN praises China, US for 'highly signifi New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): The new measures announced by the Governments of China and the United States in addressing their greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades is a positive step towards achieving a more comprehensive accord at a global climate conference to be held in Paris next year, top United Nations officials have confirmed. 13-Nov-2014
Chhattisgarh mass sterilization doctor a Bilaspur, Nov 13 (IBNS): The Chhattisgarh police on Wednesday night arrested the doctor who performed mass sterilization surgeries in Bilaspur last week, media reports said. 13-Nov-2014
Stopping Ebola as fast as possible is 'n New York, Nov 12 (IBNS): The number one priority is to stop Ebola as fast as possible and “get ahead of the virus,” the chief of the United Nations emergency response mission said as the UN health agency on Tuesdayreported that efforts to contain the outbreak in West Africa are being hampered by cumbersome diagnostic tests. 12-Nov-2014
West Africa 'on brink' of major food cri New York, Nov 12 (IBNS) As Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, leaving more than 4,000 people dead, the region is now on the brink of a major food crisis, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food has warned on Tuesday. 12-Nov-2014
Pork tapeworm infection among leading ca New York, Nov 11 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said neurocysticercosis – transmitted after consuming undercooked pork or water contaminated by tapeworm eggs-is "the most frequent preventable cause of epilepsy in the developing world." 11-Nov-2014
Ebola: reported denial of medical care o New York, Nov 11 (IBNS) United Nations and other leading international transport, trade and tourism organizations on Monday expressed concern about the report denial of medical care for ill seafarers on board ships that had previously called at ports in Ebola-affected countries. 11-Nov-2014
Ebola: UN chief hails progress in fight New York, Nov 10 (IBNS) The world is on the "right track" to defeating Ebola as the infection rate of the deadly virus shows some signs of slowing in West Africa's most affected areas, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Sunday as he urged the international community to remain constant in fighting the disease until it is completely extinguished. 10-Nov-2014
PM attends valedictory function of the 6 New Delhi, Nov 9 (IBNS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the biggest challenge to Ayurveda comes from people who have dedicated their life to it. 09-Nov-2014
UN refines Ebola response amid efforts t New York, Nov 8 (IBNS) The United Nations health agency on Fridayannounced a new burial protocol for Ebola victims aimed at reducing the risk of exposure to the disease for family members as they bury their loved ones in accordance with religious rites amid Organization-wide efforts to control the deadly outbreak by a 1 December deadline. 08-Nov-2014
Ebola: UN says experimental vaccine tria New York, Nov 7 (IBNS) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday said the Ebola crisis response “needs to scale up, get better and perform faster,” as the UN health agency reported that if judged safe, larger scale trials of an experimental vaccine could be taken to hard-hit West African countries as early as January 2015. 07-Nov-2014
UN expert panel issues guidelines on rig New York, Nov 7 (IBNS) The United Nations committee tasked with monitoring implementation of the global treaty to end all forms of discrimination against women has published a set of guidelines on Thursday to ensure that the challenges faced by women in situations of displacement and statelessness are addressed and their rights enforced. 07-Nov-2014
Govt to push for standardization in Ayur New Delhi, Nov 6 (IBNS): Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan announced here on Thursday that the government would soon set up a separate Central Drug Controller for traditional medicines with a view to ensuring quality in production standards. 06-Nov-2014
Ebola: UN envoy warns against letting gu New York, Nov 5 (IBNS) The UN envoy coordinating the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa said in the Liberian capital on Tuesday that when national governments, partners and communities work together, "dramatic improvement" can be achieved, but cautioned against "even for a second [thinking] that everything is okay." 05-Nov-2014
Opioid overdose claims 70,000 lives each New York, Nov 5 (IBNS): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines on Tuesday aimed at reducing the number deaths related to opioid overdose covering a range of drugs – from morphine and heroin to painkillers such as oxycodone – that claim nearly 70,000 lives each year. 05-Nov-2014
Commemorative stamp on liver transplant New Delhi, Nov 4 (IBNS): The Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & IT has brought out a commemorative postage stamp on liver transplantation in India. 04-Nov-2014
UNICEF to boost staff in Ebola-hit count New York, Nov 4 (IBNS) As the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced on Monday that it plans to boost its staff in countries on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the head of the UN World Health Organization attributed the lack of research into cures and vaccines for Ebola to the fact that the disease has historically been confined to poor African nations. 04-Nov-2014
Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals commemorates Kolkata, Oct 31 (IBNS) Kolkata's Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals observed the World Stroke Day in the city recently. 01-Nov-2014
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