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‘Heatwaves may claim close to 100,000 lives in Europe every year’

If nothing is done, heatwaves could lead to the deaths of 90,000 Europeans each year by the end of the century, the European Environment...


Global monkeypox infections cross 50k, shows WHO report

More than 50,000 monkeypox cases have been recorded in the global outbreak, WHO figures showed, though transmission is slowing in the virus...


Delhi logs India's fourth monkeypox case

India News: Delhi yesterday reported first case of Monkeypox. The patient has been admitted to Maulana Azad Medical College, the Union...


Indian government takes steps to reduce monkeypox risk

India News: The Union health ministry has taken a number of steps to minimise the risk of monkeypox importation as well as to boost...


COVID-19 cases rising in 110 countries, warns WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday stated that the COVID-19 pandemic is changing but it is not over and warned that the Covid...


Modi reiterates India’s Ukraine stand during Quad summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated India's stand on the importance for ending hostilities, resumption of dialogue and diplomacy, in...


Indian Cabinet approves MoU with UK over medical product regulation

The Indian Cabinet has given its approval for signing a memorandum of understading (MoU) between the Central Drugs Standard Control...


Amazon to launch online pharmacy in India

“Amazon Pharmacy” will provide both over-the-counter and prescription-based drugs, basic health devices as well as traditional Indian...


Indian-origin doctor appointed as New York health commissioner

Dr Dave A Chokshi, a 39-year-old Indian-origin physician with expertise in public health, has been appointed as New York City's new health...


Singaporean professor Paul Tambyah appointed to lead International Society of Infectious Diseases

Currently Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Professor Paul Tambyah is also Senior Consultant Infectious...


Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan takes charge as Chairman of WHO Executive Board

The chairman's post is held on a rotational basis for a period of one year among regional groups.


Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to become Chairman of WHO Executive Board: Reports

The chairman's post is held on a rotational basis for a period of one year among regional groups.


UN predicts global baby boom during COVID lockdown

The UN projected a sharp rise in global birth rates, led by India, in the months since WHO declared coronavirus a pandemic, triggering...


NEA to release Wolbachia-Aedes mosquitoes at dengue high-risk areas from May 2020

From May 2020, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will release male Wolbachia-Aedes mosquitoes at selected dengue high-risk areas to...


Dengue cases this year could exceed 16,000: NEA

There are five dengue deaths so far in 2020.


UAE suspends all tourist visas, shuts down tourist attractions and entertainment destinations to break COVID-19 spread

UAE and Oman suspend visas to all foreigners, Dubai and Sharjah shut down tourist attractions and entertainment destinations to break...


IPL postponed to mid-April amid COVID-19 threat

The decision was taken at a meeting by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.


Delhi government says no IPL matches in the city amid COVID-19 threat

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia today announced that the government is banning all sporting activities, including IPL matches,...


COVID-19 set to affect cricket in India as MEA advises against conducting IPL

The sports ministry has asked all federations, including the BCCI to follow Health Ministry guidelines and avoid mass gatherings of people.


Actor Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for COVID-19

The couple are currently in Australia where Hanks is shooting for his upcoming Warner Bros film on Elvis Presley.


Kerala makes hiding travel history a crime as India confirms at least 60 COVID-19 cases

India has also cancelled all visas and e-visas granted on or before March 11 to nationals of France, Germany and Spain.


UK health department minister tests positive for COVID-19

The Conservative MP was amongst those who helped craft the legislation to fight the COVID-19 outbreak and is the first British politician to...


Costa Fortuna cruise ship passengers disembark in Singapore, none declared unwell say authorities

Ahead of docking at the Singapore port, Costa Fortuna declared that none of its passengers and crew on board are febrile or have exhibited...


6 more COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore as of March 10

Singapore reported six more cases of COVID-19 infection as of 12pm on Tuesday, March 10, said Ministry of Health (MOH).


As WHO warns of "very real" COVID-19 threat, countries extend measures

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned of a "very real" threat that the new coronavirus outbreak will become a pandemic.