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World AIDS Day: Over 14 million HIV positive people unaware of infection; WHO recommends self-testing

Updated : Nov 30, 2016

By : PTI

Category : Life

World AIDS Day: Over 14 million HIV positive people unaware of infection; WHO recommends self-testing

HIV self-testing means people can use oral fluid or blood-finger-pricks to discover their status in a private and convenient setting, the WHO release said. #India #NewsTracker #Health #HIV #WHO #Africa #AIDS #art #World Health Organisation #HIV positive #antiretroviral therapy #Worlld AIDS Day #HIV sel-testing kits #antiretroviral therapy (ART
HIV: One in seven people in Europe unaware of their infection

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

HIV: One in seven people in Europe unaware of their infection

One in seven people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Europe is unaware of their infection, the European Union and World Health Organisation reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region. #NewsTracker #Russia #Europe #HIV #WHO #AIDS #BodyAndSoul #Acquire Immuno Deficiency Syndrome #HIV epidemic
Delhi pollution: '95% of China's power plants have pollution filters; in India, 10% do'

Updated : Nov 21, 2016

By : IndiaSpend

Category : India

Delhi pollution: '95% of China's power plants have pollution filters; in India, 10% do'

Delhi’s smog may have made national headlines in early November 2016 – when air-quality levels exceeded by 40 times safe limits set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) – and subsequently receded from public attention. #China #Delhi #ConnectTheDots #WHO #Air pollution #Delhi NCR #pollution control board #air pollutants #Delhi's smog
WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

Updated : Nov 19, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications #United Nations #Brazil #NewsTracker #Health #UN #WHO #World Health Organisation #Centres for Disease and Control #CDC #Zika Virus #Zika #microcephaly
Curbing stray dog menace: Animal welfare board's approach deeply flawed, unscientific and unsavoury

Updated : Nov 13, 2016

By : Meghna Uniyal

Category : Life

Curbing stray dog menace: Animal welfare board's approach deeply flawed, unscientific and unsavoury

India reports the highest number of the world’s human rabies deaths according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is both shocking and shameful that this figure that has changed little in the last couple of decades. As in other rabies endemic countries, the WHO identifies the largest reservoir of rabies in India as the dog population. #WHO #World Health Organisation #AnimalRights #Kerala stray dog menace #Kerala dog menace #Dog population in India #rabies in India
India at WTO: Takes strong stand to save generic drugs industry, calls for transparent health assessment

Updated : Nov 13, 2016

By : Shreerupa Mitra-Jha

Category : World

India at WTO: Takes strong stand to save generic drugs industry, calls for transparent health assessment

Governments engaged in bilateral and regional trade investments should ensure that these agreements do not include provisions that impinge on the right to health, India said in a strong statement delivered at the WTO highlighting a longstanding fight by India to sustain its generic drugs industry. #UN #Generic drugs #WHO #WTO #intellectual property rights #TRIPS #IP #Indian generic drug industry #affordable medicine
Daily meditation can help you quit smoking, says new study

Updated : Nov 10, 2016

By : IANS

Category : Life

Daily meditation can help you quit smoking, says new study

A new study has shown that tobacco addicts can quit the habit of consuming nicotine products just by meditation #Health #Yoga #WHO #Tobacco #Smoking #meditation #Addiction #Brahma Kumaris #BodyAndSoul #tobacco addiction #quit tobacco
Re-evaluating the 'cost' of life: Cancer-preventing HPV vaccines are substantially over-priced, says study

Updated : Nov 07, 2016

By : Shreerupa Mitra-Jha

Category : Life

Re-evaluating the 'cost' of life: Cancer-preventing HPV vaccines are substantially over-priced, says study

A recent study revealed that the manufacturing costs for two most prevalent HPV cancer vaccines could be priced much lower than the quoted ‘no profit’ price #India #NewsTracker #Cancer #WHO #Healthcare #Vaccine #Human Papilloma Virus #HPV
Bird flu scare in Delhi, zoo shuts down until further notice

Updated : Oct 20, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : India

Bird flu scare in Delhi, zoo shuts down until further notice

Around 8 water birds and a few ducks and pelicans were reported to have been affected by bird flu, causing Delhi zoo's temporary shutdown. #India #New Delhi #Karnataka #WHO #Maharashtra #Ghazipur #Najafgarh #Gopal Rai #Yamuna Biodiversity Park #Delhi National Zoological Park #A(H5N1)
PepsiCo sets aggressive target to cut sugar; Indian arm to focus on stevia usage, Quaker oats

Updated : Oct 18, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : Business

PepsiCo sets aggressive target to cut sugar; Indian arm to focus on stevia usage, Quaker oats

The Indian arm of PepsiCo has already launched a product that has used stevia as a substitute and has 30 percent less sugar content #WHO #Indra Nooyi #Gatorade #PepsiCo #Tropicana #stevia #sugar content #7UP