Under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 all across the globe. In 1948, the World Health Organization organised the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate April 7 of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO's founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year.
World Health Day: Sedentary lifestyles affecting health of India's elderly
As WHO focusses on healthy ageing as its theme for the World Health Day Saturday, experts say sedentary lifestyles and growing psycho-social factors are affecting the health of India's elderly. ...
Pregnant diabetics more prone to birth defect: Study
Pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have birth defects than women without the condition, a study by a Britain-based major research-intensive university said here Wednesday. ...
A vitamin that helps the critically ill
Vitamin D, which the body synthesises with the help of sunlight, has an important bearing on the functioning of our auto-immune system, says a study. ...
Fear of plague haunting Himachal villages
Residents of the Rohru rural belt in Himachal Pradesh are living in fear of the 'wrath of god'. The cause of the scare is actually pneumonic plague caused by rats, but many of them believe ...
Chocolates may help you stay slim
People regularly eating chocolate tends to be thin, suggests a new study. ...
Moderate drinking after heart attack lowers death risk
Men who drink moderately have a lower risk of death than non-drinkers, especially after surviving the first heart attack. ...
'Smelly food' can keep you off unwanted pounds
Smelly food can keep you off unwanted pounds as stronger smells led to smaller bite sizes and less consumption, says a new study. ...
New drug 'slows' oesteoarthritis progression
Protelos (strontium ranelate), prescribed for those with osteoporosis or brittle bone disease, has shown promise in slowing down the progression of osteoarthritis, a study reveals. Osteoarthritis, the gradual wearing away of cartilage and bone, affects ...
 
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