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  • One in three older women suffer from Osteoporosis

    Around the world, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are at risk of an osteoporosis fracture, says the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).

  • Heart attack test 'cuts hospital stays'

    A blood test can more than halve the number of people admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack, say doctors.

  • World Hepatitis Day: Prevent hepatitis. Act now

    'Hepatitis' means inflammation of the liver and also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. They are transmitted through different routes: Hepatitis A and E through contaminated food and water; Hepatitis B – through unsafe blood and other bodily fluids; Hepatitis C – mostly through infectious blood; and Hepatitis D – serving as an additional infection in the presence of Hepatitis B.

  • Call for innovations to reduce child deaths

    Glaxosmithkline (GSK) and Save the Children announced the launch of their third annual $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award that rewards innovations in healthcare that have helped to reduce child deaths in developing countries.

  • Interactive Infograph: 10 common diseases

    Interactive inforgraph of twelve common diseases of male and female

  • Risk communication

    Risk communication is an integral part of any public health emergency response. In epidemics and pandemics, in humanitarian crises and natural disasters, risk communication

  • Prevent hepatitis: Act now

    Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.5 million people every year, mostly from hepatitis B and C. These infections can be prevented, but most people don't know how.

  • Are you aware of MERS?

    Are you going for Hajj this year? Then you should be careful. Please go through the following preventive measure which can protect you from being the fatal outcome.

  • A less recognised emerging public health problem

    The physical consequences of a disaster are more prominent than the emotional effects. Health effects in changing climatic conditions such as respiratory and cardiovascular

  • Break the silence around menstrual hygiene

    Worldwide 28th May is celebrated as World Menstrual Hygiene Day and WASH United is the initiator of this day from the year 2014.