23March2017

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People are lacking adequate access to water sources
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1 in 4 kids worldwide to face extreme water shortage by 2040: UN

BS RAWAT
 NEW DELHI: Nearly 600 million children, one in four worldwide, will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UN report.

Environmental factors
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Polluted environment kills 1.7 million kids annually: WHO

DTMT NETWORK
 Around 1.7 million children under five years of age die every year of environmental factors such as indoor and outdoor pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene. This figure has been revealed in two reports by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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WHO releases list of bacteria for which antibiotics needed

DTMT Network
 The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.

Poonam Khetrapal Singh
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India joins WHO call to end TB by 2030 in SE Asian region

DTMT NETWORK
 NEW DELHI: India, along with other countries in the South East Asian Region which bears half the global tuberculosis burden, has signed a 'call for action' and pledged to scale up measures to end the disease by 2030.

Latest Medical News
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One third of world's narcotics users are females

Rohit Shishodia
  The menace of drug consumption is not limited to the male population, but the number of women drug users has increased significantly globally. A report makes the shocking revelation that one third of global drug users are females, says the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).

Latest Medical News
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Over 300 million suffer from depression worldwide: WHO

Rohit Shishodia
 Depression has emerged as one of the greatest threats to health worldwide. Unemployment, bereavement and psychological trauma are major reasons behind depression. Women are more affected by depression as compared to men.