World Health Organization
Opinion  /  Published 22.03.20

What not to call a virus

Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has run afoul of the language police. He called the coronavirus the “Wuhan virus”. When challenged about this criminal violation of linguistic propriety, he...
By Gwynne Dyer

Health  /  Published 10.03.20

Myth-busting on COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to infect people around the world, advice to fight the outbreak is available a dime a dozen. The bogus claims, conspiracy theories and rumours floating ar...
By Chandana Chandra

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.20

Yahan. Wuhan.

Once upon a time there was an Ovid. The Roman poet wrote Metamorphoses, tales of transformations. And now we have amongst us a COVID-19 or Coronavirus, transforming life as we know it. Ovid’s Metamo...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.20

Kill with silence

She should be enjoying her one-year-old grand-daughter in gay Paree, but Caroline is worried: her husband is headed back to China as the Christmas-cum-Spring Festival holiday draws to a close. Althoug...
By Neha Sahay

World  /  Published 27.01.20

China PM to lead fight against virus

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will “inspect and direct” efforts to control a virus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan and promised reinforcements, as provincial authorities faced accusations from ...
By Reuters in Shanghai


North East  /  Published 27.03.20

Liquor firms to make sanitiser

Five lakh litres of sanitisers will be supplied to the health department free of cost in the wake of outbreak of Covid-19 in Assam.The decision is based on a directive by state excise minister Parimal...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.19

Crash and burn: When switching off is not an option

Human health — both physical and mental — is the sum total of many parts. There seemed to be a brief period of confusion around this a few days ago when the World Health Organization first listed ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.20

Strays deserve cold comfort too

Sir — In the midst of winter, Twitterati found on the social media app a sight that warmed their hearts. A rickshaw driver was giving a ride to a stray dog who had been wrapped in a blanket. The ima...
By The Telegraph

Health  /  Published 16.01.19

Food that is best for baby

The World Health Organization has recommended that babies be exclusively breastfed for the first six months. This means no “top-up” bottle feeds with cow’s milk, formula or water. Breast milk gi...
By Dr Gita Mathai

World  /  Published 24.04.19

Malawi becomes 1st nation to immunise kids against malaria

The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunising children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease.Alth...
By AP in London


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