Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world’s leading killers.

In another five years, the number of obese children in the world will outnumber the malnourished ones.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its recent guidelines to tackle the global epidemic obesity categorically recommended "not to provide formulated supplementary foods on a routine basis to chi

West Africa is most at risk of fatal hemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said Wednesday, calling for greater preparedness to save lives.

Despite the increase in child and adolescent obesity, globally, more children remain moderately or severely underweight, with 75 million girls and 117 million boys remaining moderately or severely

The World Health Organization says it has sent nearly 1.2 million doses of antibiotics to Madagascar in the fight against plague.

KOLKATA: The dengue serotype that is stalking the city this time around is deadlier than usual.

Eight years after it was launched, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana remains hamstrung by inflexible procedures and an inadequate coverage ceiling, finds new evaluation of its impact.

“The six cities hosting the tournament — New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, Guwahati and Kolkata — share dangerous levels of air pollution that threaten the health of spectators and athletes," act

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said 147 cases of measles have been recorded in Kwara between January and August, this year.

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