World Health Organisation (who)
World  /  Published 03.12.18

Snapshots from the first decade of the AIDS crisis

When the World Health Organisation declared December 1 World AIDS Day in 1988, the disease was a global pandemic. By the end of that year, 82,362 cases of AIDS had been reported in the United States, ...
By New York Times News Service

Health  /  Published 15.08.19

Nod to drug to treat deadliest tuberculosis

US drug regulators on Wednesday approved a new compound for use with two other drugs to treat the deadliest form of tuberculosis, with health activists saying it should be made affordable to patients ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.20

Biodiversity to the rescue

India has the second largest population in the world, with over half of the territory used as cropland. India’s food production needs to increase substantially in the coming decades due to an expect...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Calcutta  /  Published 08.04.20

CMC Challenge: how to scan all homes

Calcutta Municipal Corporation personnel will try to visit every home in the city from this week to seek out anyone suffering from fever in an exercise aimed at detecting any silent Covid-19 carrier.C...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.20

‘Masks not for all’

A person not showing symptoms of the coronavirus such as coughing or sneezing should not wear a mask, public health experts have said.It is, however, advisable that health workers and those who work i...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


India  /  Published 19.10.19

Survey sounds rabies treatment alert

Vaccine stock-outs, poor treatment practices and even inadequate wound-washing facilities may hobble India’s efforts to eradicate human rabies by 2030, community health experts said after a seven-st...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 03.04.20

Covid-19 spread by respiratory droplets, not through air: WHO

The virus that causes the Covid-19 disease is primarily transmitted through 'respiratory droplets and close contacts,' and does not seem to stay long in the air, a recent WHO publication said.Respirat...
By PTI in Beijing


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