• Fatal exposure

    Workers exposed to pesticides over a long period of time may run the risk of contracting cancer

  • Free passage

    drugs containing narcotics and psychotropic substances can now be easily imported, thanks to a new set of guidelines being issued by the World Health Organization (who). The new rules aim to

  • Western Africa

    At least 217 people have succumbed to spinal meningitis over the past two months in Togo, Burkina Faso and Ghana, according to a recent World Health Organization (who) report. who said in a statement

  • Poison Scare

    Alarm bells are ringing in Bangladesh following a warning by the World Health Organization (WHO) arsenic contamination is seriously affecting the country. As preventive measures, the effectiveness of



    On December 26, 1996, the Convention to Combat Desertification, a UN treaty aimed against formation of new deserts, came into force. It was one of the pacts agreed at the UN sponsored Rio summit in


    According to a recent UN report, the world population growth rate is slowing down. Nevertheless, the world is expected to see 3.7 billion more people by the year 2050 from the current level of

  • Seeing yellow

    close on the heels of the dengue, yellow fever is threatening to break out in India, according to the World Health Organization. The Aedes aegypti mosquito which spreads the dengue fever


    Ageing population will be a serious cause for concern in the coming century according to the World Health Organization (WHO). By 2020, the number of old people is set to nearly double to around

  • Caught napping

    it took more than a 100 deaths in New Delhi to shake the government out of its apathy to the dengue epidemic. The World Health Organization ( who ) recently revealed that it had warned the

  • Future scourges

    when the new century rolls in, it will bring in its wake more mental illnesses and deaths and disabilities due to traffic accidents, according to a World Health Organization ( who ) report

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