The United Nations agency, issuing its first such guidelines, said under-fives should also be physically active and get adequate sleep to help develop good lifelong habits and prevent obesity and other diseases in later life.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), or female circumcision, is a practice that involves cutting off the clitoral hood, or partial or total removal of the clitoris
This decision from WHO was criticised by gamers around the world.
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The International Diabetes Federation projects that the number of Indians with diabetes will soar to 123 million by 2040. Currently, 5% of the Indian population suffers from diabetes.
The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been denounced by human rights groups.
The Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) developed by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), when considered at the national level, says Indians could live four years longer in average if its air quality meets WHO standards.
The World Health body has called on countries in South- East Asia Region to build on recent momentum aimed at ending TB by 2030, commending their resolve to take action and urging all countries to review and align national plans with the Delhi Call to Action issued in March.
Every year, environmental risks - such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene - take the lives of 1.7 million children under five years, the report said.
The National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI) has been given the maximum ratings by global health body World Health Organisation for vaccine regulations.
In a letter to the Finance Minister, the state-based outfit has pointed out that classifying different products in lower rate slabs will lead to distortion and prompt users to switch to lower priced products including beedis, damaging their health in the process.
Anuh Pharma shares rallied 20 percent intraday Friday after getting European Medicines good manufacturing practice certificate for 2 products.
The Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to be held from November 7 to 12 at Greater Noida.
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The World Health Organisation has called on governments to impose fiscal measures like taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages to discourage their consumption and prevent obesity and diabetes, prompting the Centre to look into the matter.
Nadda had in April said that the total expenditure on health as percentage to GDP for India in 2012 was merely 4 percent compared to poorest countries like Burundi which had around nine percent.
Experts noted that climate change was already causing tens of thousands of deaths every year. This is in addition to 7 million deaths caused by air pollution, a release by WHO said.
According to a latest report on air pollution released by WHO yesterday, Delhi was not the most polluted city as per 2012-13 data and was ranked 11th most-polluted city while four other Indian cities - Gwalior (2), Allahabad (3), Patna (6) and Raipur (7) - figured in the top seven cities with worst air pollution.
There is growing harmonisation between leading regulators across the world and WHO is taking note of the observations made by US FDA on pharma companies everywhere, says Surajit Pal, pharma analyst at Prabhudas Lilladher.
Bedaquiline, known as the 'miracle drug' is the first TB drug to be approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in over 40 years. The drug will be made available in six public hospitals in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati and Ahmedabad.
"A number of judgements delivered by the High Courts in Gujarat, Kerala, Allahabad, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh have ruled that there is no conclusive evidence to prove that EMF radiation emitted from mobile towers has adverse effects on health. Thus, they cannot potentially harm humans," TRAI Advisor (B&CS) Agneshwar Sen said.
The numbers say it all. In 2014, tuberculosis rivalled HIV Aids as the leading cause of death from infectious diseases according to a World Health Organisation report.
Instead, the plan will call for enforcing bans on what some environmentalists regard as relatively minor sources of pollution, including burning of garbage and construction dust.
Sanofi Pasteur, the group's vaccines division, said Mexico had approved the preventive treatment, called Dengvaxia, for all four dengue virus serotypes, but only for patients aged 9 to 45 who live in areas where the disease is endemic
The apex court stated that with growing environmental concerns there was need to take drastic steps and so decided to levy an Environmental Cess on all commercial vehicles entering the national capital region.