Tag: World Health Organisation

All you need to know about hepatitis

All you need to know about hepatitis

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), hepatitis is one of the widely-recognised public health diseases in India, and liver diseases are the 10th most common cause of death in the country. Gone are the days when liver diseases were only associated with alcohol consumption, says Dr. D. Palaniyamma, Medical[Read More…]

55 cases of Zika virus confirmed in Jaipur

Pregnant lady infected by Zika virus in Ahmedabad

Three cases of the deadly Zika virus have been reported in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The World Health Organisation confirmed that the infected persons include a pregnant lady as well, who belongs to Bapunagar area of the city. Dr. Deepak Saxena, Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) Gandhinagar, said that[Read More…]

Mental Illness – A Call to Action!

With words like “depressed”, we casually make references to mental health in daily conversation. However, we don’t realise how prevalent mental illness is in our lives. Per a 2016 survey (NIMHANS) 10.6% of India’s population, or a staggering 13 crore people have a diagnosable mental health condition. Take a close[Read More…]

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