Indian PM posts video of 'refreshing and rejuvenating' workout

Indian PM posts video of 'refreshing and rejuvenating' workout

Narendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regime in a video in which the Indian prime minister wields a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder. The “refreshing and rejuvenating” benefits of his exercise workout were posted online on Wednesday, […]

World Health Organization certifies Paraguay malaria-free

World Health Organization certifies Paraguay malaria-free

In 2016, WHO identified Paraguay as one of 21 countries with the potential to eliminate malaria by 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973. “It gives me great pleasure to certify that Paraguay is […]

WHO Chief: 'We Are Still at War' With Ebola

WHO Chief: 'We Are Still at War' With Ebola

KINSHASA —  The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday cautioned against declaring victory too early in Congo’s Ebola epidemic, despite encouraging signs that it may be brought under control. “The outbreak is stabilizing, but still the outbreak is not over,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists on a visit to Democratic […]

Malaria: Is the disease on the rise again? Which countries are most at risk?

Malaria: Is the disease on the rise again? Which countries are most at risk?

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus released a statement declaring Paraguay to be free of malaria saying: “It gives me great pleasure today to certify that Paraguay is officially free of malaria.  “Success stories like Paraguay’s show what is possible.  “If malaria can be eliminated in one country, it can be eliminated in all countries.” […]

Correction: Congo-Ebola story

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In a story June 8 about progress being made in calming Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak, The Associated Press misidentified the program for the estimated $15.5 million needed over nine months. The World Health Organization said that was the appeal for the preparedness plan for the nine neighboring countries and not the […]

New Ebola vaccine is tested in Congo

New Ebola vaccine is tested in Congo

New Ebola vaccine is tested in Congo New Ebola vaccine is tested in Congo Posted: Monday, June 11 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-06-11 19:32:18 GMT Updated: Monday, June 11 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-06-11 21:45:38 GMT The World Health Organization rushed 7,500 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to Congo.  More >> The World Health Organization […]

I'm in denial about my internet dependence

I'm in denial about my internet dependence

When Jean-Paul Sartre said, “Hell is other people”, he was clueless. Social media did not yet exist. Now we all know how hellish other people are, no matter how heavenly their Instas. And we know not what we do. Or at least that’s how the internet is still spoken of, as something newish, out of […]

Polio re-emerges in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication

Polio re-emerges in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication

The diagnosis comes as Venezuela, with an estimated population of 31.3 million, experiences political and economic turmoil, resulting in a humanitarian and health care crisis. Poliomyelitis, known as polio, is a highly infectious viral disease that invades the brain and spinal cord and causes permanent paralysis in a small proportion of patients, according to the […]

Paraguay declared free of malaria by WHO

Paraguay declared free of malaria by WHO

Paraguay is officially free of malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, making it the first country in the Americas in 45 years to have wiped out the deadly disease which is back on the rise globally. Nearly half a million people – most of them babies and children in Africa – died […]