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‘Even deadlier…’: WHO chief warns of next pandemic as Covid-19 cases dip

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that the world should be ready for the next pandemic, which might be “even deadlier” than Covid-19.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus a press conference in Geneva.(AFP file)
Updated on May 24, 2023 06:19 PM IST

Quarter of adult population in South-East Asia affected by hypertension: WHO

While a quarter of the adult population in the WHO South-East Asia Region has high blood pressure, only one in three are on treatment.

Modifiable risk factors for hypertension include unhealthy diets such as excessive salt consumption.
Published on May 17, 2023 11:38 AM IST

WHO issues warning against use of artificial sweeteners

The WHO said that the results of the review had suggested that the use of such sugar alternatives had undesirable effects.

Artificial sweeteners can result to increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and mortality in adults. (File)
Published on May 16, 2023 06:06 PM IST

WHO warns against artificial sweeteners

WHO has recommended against the use of non-sugar sweeteners (NSS) to control body weight or reduce the risk of non-communicable illnesses.

Common NSS include acesulfame K, aspartame, advantame, cyclamates, neotame, saccharin, sucralose, stevia and stevia derivatives. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 16, 2023 04:38 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Covid highlighted need for more responsive global health architecture: Mandaviya

Mandaviya cautioned against fragmented and siloed efforts in addressing the challenges faced by the world and underlined the need for collaborative efforts to ensure global health security

He was speaking at the G7 health ministers’ meeting on Global Health Architecture in Nagasaki, Japan. (Dr Mansukh Mandaviya | Twitter)
Updated on May 13, 2023 05:27 PM IST
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