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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia Disease outbreak news

The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia has reported additional laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO.Between 11 August and 28 September 2014, 15 cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) including 4 deaths were reported to WHO.During September 2014, Saudi Arabia reported 11 MERS-CoV cases, including 2 deaths, from ... Read More »

#IndiaFitness – Gaining weight without eating so much

#IndiaFitness , Newspastrolling team did a survey, recently and met with many people suffering from over weight problem  and take their views, opinion on their food habits. You will not believe they gave a single tone. We don’t eat too much and also avoid street & fried food but still gaining weight. Why? Do you people ever sit and think ... Read More »

Philips inaugurates Africa’s first Community Life Center aimed at strengthening primary health care and enabling community development

The Philips Community Life Center provides crucial access to health care and services through an innovative community hub  Nairobi, Kenya – Royal Philips (AEX: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) today opened its first Community Life Center in Kenya, an integrated solution for primary health care and service facilities that provides community development from a health care, lighting and healthy living perspective. Developed by the Philips Africa Innovation Hub and introduced in collaboration ... Read More »

Statement regarding interim findings of WHO assessment of deaths of children in Idleb Governorate, Syria

A World Health Organization (WHO) assessment of the cause of the death of 15 children in rural Idleb, northern Syria has concluded that the most likely cause of the event was the incorrect use of a drug called Atracurium as a diluent for Measles/Rubella vaccine. There is no evidence that the Measles/Rubella vaccine itself or its correct diluent were the cause of ... Read More »


‘U-N-I-T-Y’ is just not an ordinary five letters word. Many a battles have been won, territories have been conquered and unnumbered impossible tasks have been made possible. Such is the power of this small word. History has been its witness and the Present vouches for it. There lies an impeccable amount of virtue, strength and fearlessness beneath this word. It ... Read More »

Experimental therapies: growing interest in the use of whole blood or plasma from recovered Ebola patients (convalescent therapies)

Ebola virus disease currently has no vaccines or medicines approved by national regulatory authorities for use in humans save for the purpose of compassionate care.  To date, the virus has infected 6242 people and killed 2909 of them. These figures, which are far greater than those from all previous Ebola outbreaks combined, are known by WHO to vastly underestimate the ... Read More »

Who will you hug today?

If you have noticed a puzzling rise in the amount of hugs going around you, it is because today is the ‘Hug a Vegetarian Day’. As the name literally suggests, it is the official day for hugging vegans and vegetarians or, if you are an herbivore yourself, for receiving them. It is an annual event happening on the last Friday ... Read More »


LENSKART GIVES YOU ACCESS TO SUPERLATIVE EYE CARE AT YOUR DOORSTEP WITH ITS BIKE EYE CHECK-UP SERVICE Aims to spread quality eye care across the country with this door-to-door service New Delhi, September 25, 2014:, India’s leading online eye wear retailer has launched yet another innovative serviceto enhance consumer convenience: The Bike eye check-up initiative. Through this initiative the ... Read More »

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Emergency Committee Meeting

The Seventh Meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) Emergency Committee on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) will be held starting Thursday, 25 September 2014. The meeting will request affected countries to provide their views and updates, and seek the advice of Committee members and advisors on recent developments and appropriate recommendations. The consultations will be held by electronic ... Read More »


GENEVA: On World Heart Day, held 29 September, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries to take action on the overuse of salt by implementing WHO’s sodium reduction recommendations to cut the number of people experiencing heart disease and stroke, and, in turn, save lives. Noncommunicable diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are the leading causes of premature death ... Read More »

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