World Health Organisation (who)
World  /  Published 23.02.20

A floating epidemiological disaster

The captain came over the intercom early in the evening: a passenger who had left the ship nine days earlier had tested positive for the new coronavirus sweeping through China.While the guests on boar...
By Motoko Rich/New York Times News Service in Japan

Business  /  Published 20.02.20

Drag on global GDP because of coronavirus

The cascading effect of the coronavirus epidemic might cause a drag of about a percentage point on global GDP growth, if the containment is delayed beyond June, a report said in Thursday. According to...
By PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.02.20

Home quarantine in coronavirus fight

The East Singhbhum administration has kept under home surveillance 26 persons who had come to the city and outskirts from China and other South East Asian countries, district civil surgeon Dr Maheshwa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 04.02.20

1.16 million new cancer cases

India had an estimated 1.16 million new cancer cases in 2018, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that said one in 10 Indians would develop cancer during their lifetime and on...
By PTI in United Nations

West Bengal  /  Published 09.03.19

Doctors must follow dengue dossier: Govt

The state government is asking doctors to follow a protocol while treating dengue patients in an attempt to minimise errors that can lead to fatal consequences.The lack of adherence to a protocol in p...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


India  /  Published 26.01.20

2 nos and response hold key to virus toll

The eventual human toll and cost of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) from China will hinge on the public health measures taken to contain its spread and two biological numbers that mark its potential to s...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 19.05.20

Volunteer for Covid-19 vaccine trial

Dhrubajyoti Saikia, a 27-year-old youth hailing from Folongoni of Upper Assam district of Golaghat, has volunteered for a Covid-19 vaccine trial.In a letter addressed to the deputy commissioner of Gol...
By Ritupallab Saikia in Golaghat

World  /  Published 22.01.20

17 die as China virus infects more than 540

Deaths from China’s new virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with more than 540 cases confirmed, increasing fears of contagion from an infection suspected to originate from illegally-traded wildlife.The pr...
By Reuters in Shanghai

India  /  Published 17.01.20

China travel health alert

The Union health ministry on Friday released a travel advisory for China and reviewed India’s preparedness for the novel coronavirus (nCoV) that causes pneumonia-like illness and has affected 41 peo...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.10.19

Acute malnutrition deaths overestimated, says study

Death rates among young children in India suffering from severe acute malnutrition are grossly overestimated and need to be corrected to guide policy-makers and turn the focus on preventive, home-base...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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