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Hepatitis could kill 5 mn in Southeast Asia: WHO


July 24th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said that over five million people are likely to lose life over the next decade due to viral hepatitis ... Read more...

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Six kids among 26 killed in Pakistan attacks (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least 26 people, including six children and a polio eradication worker with the World Health Organisation (WHO), were killed in separate attacks launched by ... Read more...

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WHO staff injured in Pakistan (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Geneva, July 17 (IANS) Two World Health Organisation (WHO) officials were injured Tuesday after some unidentified men attacked a UN vehicle in a suburban area of Karachi city.According to police, ... Read more...

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WHO calls for investment in disaster management


June 6th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday called on countries for greater investment in strengthening the resilience of communities to save lives during disasters and emergencies.At a ... Read more...

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Kids given swine flu vaccine ‘have an increased risk of sleep disorder’


February 2nd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 02 (ANI): Finnish researchers have found that children given a swine flu vaccine have an increased risk of a sleep disorder.According to a preliminary study by the National Narcolepsy Task ... Read more...

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Diet used by Kate Middleton’s mum branded a ‘health hazard’


November 27th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): A diet based on cottage cheese and prawns, used by Kate Middleton's mother, has been branded a 'health hazard' by French nutritionists.Carole Middleton is slimming down for ... Read more...

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Wi-Fi radiation killing trees


November 24th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Radiation from Wi-Fi networks which enable our burgeoning online communications may be killing off magnificent trees.Trees planted close to a wireless router had bleeding bark and dying ... Read more...

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Wi-fi radiation harmful to trees: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Wi-fi networks that enable our burgeoning online communications are a threat to trees, say Dutch scientists.According to the study in Holland, trees planted close to a wireless router ... Read more...

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WHO disputes Lancet’s report on number of malaria deaths in India


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The World Health Organization has disputed the findings of a study on malaria that claimed the number of Indians dying from the mosquito-borne disease each year 13 times ... Read more...

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Malaria deaths in India ‘13 times more than WHO estimate’


October 21st, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has found that the number of deaths caused by malaria in India is much more than estimated.The research concludes that more than 200,000 people in ... Read more...

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Dengue fever cases ‘have more than doubled in the last decade’


October 17th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17 (ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the number of dengue fever cases has more than doubled over the past 10 years.Dengue is a serious flu-like illness ... Read more...

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WHO declares swine flu pandemic over


August 11th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 10 (DPA) The World Health Organisation Tuesday officially declared the swine flu pandemic over, 14 months after it issued the highest influenza alert level for the disease. "The new H1N1 virus ... Read more...

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UN health agency provides 430 tons of medical aid to Afghanistan


August 7th, 2010 - 3:05 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations health agency on Friday conducted the largest-ever delivery of medicine and health supplies to Afghanistan, helping the country prepare to respond quickly to conflicts, ... Read more...

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Football fans travelling to South Africa warned of deadly fever outbreak


May 6th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Football fans travelling to South Africa for the World Cup are being warned over a deadly outbreak of Rift Valley Fever, an animal-borne disease, which has infected 172 ... Read more...

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Venom website hopes cut snake bite deaths


May 5th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): A website has been launched by the World Health Organisation which it hopes will help cut the estimated 100,000 deaths caused annually by poisonous snakes.The UN health agency ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games adding slums to Delhi, warns WHO


April 6th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Construction work due to the Commonwealth Games was adding slum clusters to the existing ones and due to this the overall health condition in the city would ... Read more...

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Swine flu scare was exaggerated, admits WHO (Lead)


April 6th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday admitted that the swine flu scare was exaggerated as alleged by several countries, including India, But it declined to comment ... Read more...

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WHO: H1N1 variant found in Norway and France not new


November 28th, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by BNO News
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said that a variant of the H1N1 swine flu virus found in Norway and France is not new, despite earlier reports ... Read more...

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Global swine flu toll rises to over 5,700: WHO


October 31st, 2009 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS) More than 700 people have died of swine flu this week raising the number of fatalities from the viral disease to 5,712 worldwide, Xinhua reported citing the UN ... Read more...

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Swine flu killed over 4,700 people worldwide, says WHO


October 17th, 2009 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 4,735 people have been killed by swine flu since the viral disease was detected in April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a latest update. Of ... Read more...

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Majority hospitalised in US for swine flu had other conditions


October 14th, 2009 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (DPA) The most complete tracking yet of patients hospitalised for swine flu shows that more than half had underlying medical conditions, the US Centres for Disease Control said Tuesday. Still, ... Read more...

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Global swine flu toll rises to over 3,900: WHO


September 26th, 2009 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 26 (Xinhua) A total of 3,917 people have died of swine flu worldwide since the outbreak of the viral disease in April, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a ... Read more...

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WHO confirms 816 deaths from swine flu worldwide


July 28th, 2009 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 27 (DPA) At least 134,503 people have been infected by swine flu virus across the globe, with 816 confirmed deaths, the World Health Organisation reported Monday. An official said at least ... Read more...

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WHO: 700 deaths from swine flu recorded


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 21 (DPA) The World Health Organisation Tuesday said the death toll from swine flu had risen to 700 globally. By comparison, seasonal flu, the common variety of influenza which normally hits ... Read more...

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Global H1N1 flu tally over 10,200: European health agency


May 20th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 20 (DPA) The number of global cases of the new H1N1 influenza virus strain topped 10,200 Wednesday, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said. The agency tallied 10,215 ... Read more...

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Global flu tally over 9,700: European health agency


May 19th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 19 (DPA) Over 9,700 cases of the new influenza A (H1N1) virus have been reported worldwide as of Tuesday, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said. The agency ... Read more...

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Global flu tally over 7,700: European health agency


May 15th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 15 (DPA) The number of global cases of the new influenza A (H1N1) virus has topped 7,700, according to figures released Friday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and ... Read more...

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Flu virus was not lab creation, WHO says


May 15th, 2009 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 14 (DPA) There is no evidence to support a theory that the new influenza A(H1N1) virus was created in a laboratory, a World Health Organisation official said Thursday. Scientists associated with ... Read more...

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Global flu tally at 6,500: European health agency


May 14th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 14 (DPA) The US accounted for over half of the almost 6,500 confirmed cases of the influenza A(H1N1) virus, according to figures released Thursday by the European Centre for Disease ... Read more...

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Global flu tally nearly 6,000: European health agency


May 13th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 13 (DPA) There are nearly 6,000 confirmed cases of the new influenza A (H1N1) virus worldwide, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said Wednesday, with the US accounting ... Read more...

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Global swine flu tally nears 5,300: European health agency


May 12th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 12 (DPA) The number of confirmed cases of the influenza A(H1N1) virus approached 5,300 worldwide, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said Tuesday. The US, Mexico and Canada ... Read more...

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30 countries report 4,694 cases of swine flu: WHO


May 12th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 11 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said that 4,694 cases of the new influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 53 deaths, were confirmed in 30 countries. Mexico had 48 deaths from ... Read more...

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European health agency puts global flu tally at 5,100


May 11th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 11 (DPA) Over 5,100 confirmed cases of the influenza A(H1N1) have now been reported worldwide, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said Monday. With 2,532 cases, the United ... Read more...

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Swine flu cases rise to 2,371 in 24 countries: WHO


May 8th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 8 (DPA) The World Health Organisation has increased the number of laboratory-confirmed infections of influenza (H1N1) in humans to 2,371 cases in 24 countries. In a posting to its website late ... Read more...

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Two billion people may get swine flu: WHO (Lead)


May 8th, 2009 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 7 (DPA) A third of the world could potentially become infected with the new H1N1 influenza virus, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said Thursday. "Looking at past pandemics, a ... Read more...

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