Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: WHO

Cough syrups made by Delhi-based Maiden Pharma may be tied to 66 deaths in Gambia, says WHO

In July, alarm was raised in Gambia after several children began falling ill with kidney problems. WHO has issued an alert asking regulators to remove the company's goods from the market.

Cholera cases surge with outbreak in 26 countries, fatality rates rising sharply, says WHO

Average fatality rate this year has almost tripled compared with the five-year average, a WHO official said. A cholera outbreak in Syria alone has already killed at least 33 people.

‘Bloodbath childhood’ is what I got in India. Haemophilia needs Modi govt’s attention

In India, WHO-recommended 'standard care' is so expensive that many can't afford it. The other option is to simply wait till the bleeding stops.

Moving toward malaria-free India not easy. But new-age technology has answers

For four years, ICMR-VCRC has been preparing mosquitoes that carry strains of a bacteria called Wolbachia, which can reduce pathogen transmission in mosquitoes.

Why treating monkeypox like STI adds less to prevention, more to stigma

A close relative of the variola virus, monkeypox can spread through skin-to-skin contact and sexual intercourse. It’s not an STI, only behaving like one.

Monkeypox spreads with close physical contact, not limited to gay sex, clarifies WHO

In an earlier statement, WHO said a few cases were reported in clinics located in LGBTQ communities, triggering panic.

India reports fourth case of monkeypox in Delhi, no history of foreign travel

The WHO had on Saturday declared monkeypox as a global public health emergency of international concern.

WHO declares monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Speaking at a press conference regarding the monkeypox outbreak, WHO's Director-General Ghebreyesus said that he convened an emergency committee, a month ago.

Oldest antibiotic prevents rheumatic heart disease, but India’s burden still high. Here’s why

Rheumatic heart disease is associated with a bacterial infection that can later manifest as heart problems. WHO says it’s the most commonly acquired heart disease in people under 25.

Polio virus in Kolkata sewage came from vaccinated individual, not cause for alarm, says WHO

India faces a 'threat' of importation of wild and vaccine-derived polio viruses, but Kolkata sample not a public health worry, according to World Health Organization.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.