Health

Cancer drug to destroy tumors from inside shows promising results

Scientists have confirmed that a novel cancer drug which acts as a 'Trojan horse' to destroy tumors from the inside has shown promising results across six different forms of the deadly disease...

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Menstrual Hygiene Scheme to spread awareness among adolescent girls

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha Friday, the Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Ashwini Kumar Choubey emphasised on Government of India supporting the Menstrual Hygiene Scheme. To address the need of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls residing primarily in rural areas, this scheme provides funds to States or UTs through National Health Mission for decentralized procurement of sanitary napkins packs for provision primarily to rural adolescent girls at subsidized rates as per proposals ..

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Gujarat to get AIIMS, and the location is Rajkot

In one more gift to Gujarat by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government in Centre, the State is going to get All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who is also Health minister today in his briefing here said AIIMS will come up at Rajkot. He said once the land (near Khandheri stadium) which is already identified is allotted by district collector of Rajkot, tendering process for AIIMS will begin. AIIMS in Gujarat will have 800 to the 1,000-bed hospital ..

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Virtual reality tumors could help lead to new cancer treatments

Doctors have a new weapon in the fight against cancer: detailed maps of the cells in a tumor that can be explored and analyzed in a virtual reality simulation that its creators say provides researchers with an intuitive new way to examine complex medical data that could lead to unexpected breakthroughs...

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A vacation from work could be a lifesaver

The next time you feel stressed at work and need to get away from it all, it might be a good idea to act on your intuition and book travel tickets for an extended break. A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging, suggests there is a link between taking longer holidays and mortality rate...

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Over 2 rore children in Maharashtra given measles-rubella vaccine

This campaign began on November 27 with a target of vaccinating 10 lakh children daily and the health machinery is trying its best to complete the target. Currently, this campaign is being carried out in 94000 schools in the state and within a period of a month 2.10 crore children were given the vaccine, the Health Minister said...

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Junk food diet raises depression risk: Study

A diet of fast food, cakes and processed meat may significantly increase risk of depression.The study by a University in UK found that eating foods which are known to promote inflammation such as those high in cholesterol, saturated fats and carbohydrates puts people at 40 per cent higher risk of depression...

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The first ever kidney delivered by drone was a flying success

Drone delivery really only seems practical for two things: take-out and organ transplants. Both are relatively light and also extremely time-sensitive. Well, experiments in flying a kidney around Baltimore in a refrigerated box have yielded positive results — which also seems promising for getting your pad thai to you in good kit...

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The Purity and Control over the Thoughts and Beliefs is the bridge to Success…

Swami Ramdev..

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#WorldAidsDay: Not just a hashtag but a pledge to eradicate AIDS cases in 12 years

Today is World AIDS Day. The idea to set aside a day for AIDS was first conceived in 1987 after the virus that causes AIDS was first detected in 1986 in India. The WHO in 1988 declared December, 1 every year as World AIDS Day. The day is being observed worldwide to raise awareness, educate and inform people on ways of preventing the disease...

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Compensation formula for faulty hip implant patients approved by Health ministry

The Union Health and Family Welfare department has approved the formula of determination of compensation to patients who had received faulty hip implants prior to August 2010...

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New Prescription by doctors in Scotland: Be with ‘Nature’ thrice a day and you will be fine

Since October, doctors in Shetland, Scotland have been authorized to prescribe nature to their patients. It's thought to be the first program of its kind in the U.K. and seeks to reduce blood pressure, anxiety, and increase happiness for those with diabetes, a mental illness, stress, heart disease, and more...

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Thanks Ayushman Bharat! Now pregnant women will deliver babies in Dehradun private hospitals with zero cost

Dehradun and surrounding pregnant women will now be able to deliver the child free of cost even in private hospitals. The Health Department has prepared the work plan for this...

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Centre sends health experts to Madhya Pradesh to verify reports of Zika infection

The Union Health Ministry has sent a team of experts to Madhya Pradesh to verify reports of Zika virus cases in the state, on Thursday. A team from the National Centre for Disease Control and the Emergency Medical Response was dispatched after local authorities said three people had tested positive for the virus...

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Gujarat watchful following detection of Zika virus infection

Gujarat health machinery is vigilant following the detection of Zika virus infection. Principal Secretary of State Health Department and Health commissioner Jayanti Ravi said that one case of Zika virus infection has been reported and the patient has been cured...

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A new test can screen for every bacteria that causes disease in humans

More than 300 types of bacteria can cause diseases in humans. Now we finally have a way to screen for them all at once. Today’s most advanced platforms for bacteria screening can only look for signs of 19 types of bacteria in a sample. Now, researchers at Columbia University say they’ve come up with a new system that can screen for all 307 types that are known to cause diseases in humans simultaneously — and it could prove to be a powerful weapon in the global battle against antibiotic resistance...

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Gujarat issues alert in the wake of rise in Zika Virus cases in Rajasthan

The Gujarat government has issued special alerts in view of the cases of Zika Virus spread in neighboring state Rajasthan. An official of the Health Department said that people with symptoms of fever, such as those coming from Rajasthan and due to Zika virus infection will be looked at and medical teams will be deployed at the airport, bus stations and railway stations for their identification...

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Sugar pills can help tiny robots navigate your body

By 2030 we’ll all have armies of microscopic robots flowing through our bodies, diagnosing diseases and delivering drug treatments where needed...

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PM Modi brings medical gifts for the nation; cuts ribbon of Ayushman Bharat at Ranchi

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday cut the ribbon for one of the biggest health insurance schemes, Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana. Along with this PM Modi unveiled plaques to lay the Foundation Stone for medical colleges at Chaibasa and Koderma. He also inaugurated 10 Health and Wellness Centres...

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When honored, being grateful is the best gesture! Expressing gratitude Anganwadi workers meet PM Modi for doubling their incentive

Expressing gratitude and happiness, a group of 100 Anganwadi workers called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his decision on the recent announcement of increase in honorarium and other incentives. Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi was also present at the event. ..

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Strengthened health sector in India leads reduction of 4 percent in death of children below the age of five

Children are the future of the country but they are also very delicate. The children aged below five are volatile to various diseases that cause death too. However, India is moving ahead and is protecting these small children very effectively with the strengthened health sector. The strengthened health sector in India has led steady reduction in death of children below the age of five by 4 percent in last five years...

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Over 80% decline in estimated new AIDS infection cases since 1995 in India: Report

There has been more than 80 percent decline in estimated new HIV infection cases in the country since its peak in 1995. This was disclosed in the HIV Estimations 2017 report released by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in New Delhi on Friday...

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New Cancer Vaccine showed to be 100% effective in mice with aggressive melanoma

A new cancer vaccine involving an immunotherapy drug and a chemical that boosts its efficacy has just shown a 100% success rate in treating melanoma in mice, according to a new study...

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Pradhan Mantri Arogya Yojana adds one more disease in treatment list: Child Cancer

One of the beneficial schemes for the country, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana has spread its roots further as treatment of childhood cancer will be covered the scheme. NITI Aayog member Dr. Vinod Kumar Paul said the rate in this regard has been fixed. Dr. Paul said the scheme will provide health insurance cover of five lakh rupees to poor families. He said below Poverty Line (BPL) and lower-middle-class families will benefit from it...

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1.5 lakh health and wellness centres to be set up under Ayushman Bharat

India to lay carpet for nearly 1.5 lakh health centers which will take Ayushman Bharat Scheme which us one of the biggest healthcare schemes of the world a step ahead. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said the government is providing affordable health care and universal health cover to the people of the country...

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Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana gets logo

Giving power point presentation on 'Ayushman Bharat, the Health Minister JP Nadda said that work is very much on track to launch the flagship health insurance scheme on Septemeber 25, on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya...

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With abating rainfall in Kerala, Centre races to avert outbreak of disease due to flood

As rainfall in Kerala recedes and with people moving back to pavilion, the fear of outbreak situation is being duly monitored on a daily basis and the strategic Health Operation Centre has been activated. Until now there has been no outbreak of communicable disease in the state. ..

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Jharkhand’s Central Hospital to be soon under Labour Welfare Organisation; paves way for setting up new Medical College

The Central Hospital at Karma of Jharkhand will be soon transferred under the Ministry of Labour & Employment along with its land and building to the Jharkhand Government free of cost to establish a new Medical College under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Establishment of Medical Colleges attached with Existing District / Referral Hospitals and cater to the health needs of the people in the region...

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List of measures taken to ensure quality of generic medicines at affordable prices: Read here

To ensure the quality of generic medicines at affordable prices in the country, Minister Mansukh Mandaviya listed the number of measures taken by the government on Tuesday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister Mansukh Mandaviya stated that drugs manufactured in the country, irrespective of whether branded or generic, are required to comply with the same standards as prescribed in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules made thereunder for their quality...

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At least 809 complaints of advertisements pertaining to Ayush, herbal medicines or products received in last three years

Around 809 complaints of advertisements pertaining to Ayush and herbal medicines/products have been received during the last three years. This was said by AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik on Tuesday. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said that about 809 complaints of advertisements pertaining to Ayush and herbal medicines/products have been received during the period from April 2015 to March 2018...

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“100% coverage of Swachh Bharat Mission in Oct 2019, can avert up to 3 lakhs death” says WHO applauding India

Commending India for its efforts in shaping a country to look upon, the World Health Organization has lauded the very first mission under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the Swachh Bharat Mission. Lauding India’s commitment to augment coverage of safe sanitation services, WHO assumes “If 100% coverage is achieved by October 2019, could avert up to 3 lakhs deaths due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014.”..

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India sees major reductions in HIV infections says UN report

India is progressing on health path as a UN report says that that the country has seen a major reduction in the number of new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths and people living with HIV from 2010 to 2017 on the back of sustained and focused efforts, according to a UN report...

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Ashima Sharma named brand ambassador of Anaj Bank

Bollywood film star Ashima Sharma has been nominated as Brand Ambassador of Anaj Bank by founder chairman Dr Rajiv Shrivastava...

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Who said Aadhaar is mandatory to Ayushman Bharat? This is totally incorrect: Health Ministry

Some newspapers have reported on Thursday that the use of Aadhaar Card will be a “must” to avail benefits under the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission...

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These microneedles can dissolve in the skin to deliver drugs

We have heard many times people saying that they are afraid of injections as they pinch you or causes a pinchy pain that now here is your mantra where you won’t even come to know how the medicine has been injected in your body...

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NHA launches process to empanel hospitals to achieve universal health coverage

In order to improve access for the unreached sections of the population and give them a proper healthcare, The National Health Agency (NHA), the apex body for implementation of the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme, has launched a formal process to empanel public and private hospitals to achieve universal health coverage...

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Madhya Pradesh to become ‘Medical Pradesh’ soon: Ayushman Bharat Yojana to step in this Independence Day

Madhya Pradesh is going to have a medical revolution as world’s biggest healthcare scheme; Ayushman Bharat Yojana will be implemented in the state from this Independence Day...

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Declining maternal mortality graph in Madhya Pradesh owes an award

Reducing maternal mortality has added a cheery to the cake in Madhya Pradesh development. For this good achievement, the state is going to be awarded today...

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Freeze life! This drug will freeze cancer cell and kill them: Study

Cancer has been a very risky and killer disease. People have been going through lot of stress and the chemotherapy these patients undergo can never be rightly described. But now, the patients and those detected by cancer can breathe a sigh of relief. The scientists have developed a drug compound that may freeze the cancer cells and will also kill them. ..

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Andhra Pradesh: Pilot state to celebrate ‘Health Festival’

Andhra Pradesh becomes the first state in the country to cut the ribbon for a ‘Health Festival.’ This festival proved to be a boon for the state’s people as it brought 14 free dialysis centers and facility like Telemedicine for them as a healthy gift...

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Bravehearts of India mark the InternationalYogaDay with pride, honour and harmony

Today on International Yoga Day, we hear from many people that Yoga fever is in the air but Yoga is on Ice, Water too as our security forces have celebrated Yoga Day in any situation they are for the protection of our mother India. In other words, we can say there is no need for any special place for doing Yoga or any required environment to do so. Our Air Force, ITBP, BSF, Navy Jawans have performed Yoga in the places where we cant even imagine, have a look..

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"Yoga day has become a mass movement": PM Modi leads a massive gathering in Yoga abhyaas at Dehradun

International Yoga Day is an inspirational moment for Yoga lovers and also for those who are wishing to get into this world of rejuvenation and relaxation. Today is the time to spread the message of Yoga all over the world. This ancient way of keeping the body fit and free from all kinds of diseases is nothing but a boon of Indian Culture and ancient Indian Science too. Today the world is celebrating the 4th International Yoga Day. To demonstrate the power of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi with ..

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Gaming addiction is a 'mental health disorder': WHO

Many times we hear our elders speaking that how interesting their childhood was, they use to play many physical games. Even now children do play games but digitally. Almost every child in urban cities plays games digitally. This habit of ‘Gaming’ has been now classified as a mental disorder by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

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Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur lays foundation stone of 250-bedded Hamirpur medical college

In a bid to strengthen medical facilities in the state, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur laid the foundation stone of 250-bedded hospital of Dr. Radhakrishnan Government Medical College in Hamirpur. Notably, CM Jai Ram Thakur along with laying the foundation stone of Medical College also inaugurated residential block of Dr. Radhakrishnan Government Medical College and performed online foundation of the college campus at village Thai. The 250-bedded hospital would come up at a cost of ..

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This therapy could stitch together damaged spinal cords

Here’s the thing about the spinal cord: you’ve only got one. And right now, if you injure it, doctors can’t fix that. All they can do is try to reduce further damage. But a new, experimental gene therapy may change that. In new research published Thursday, rats paralyzed from spinal cord injuries were able to move their legs and paws again...

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Drum rolls! India on right track, maintains ‘Polio Free’ status

Progressing on the health sector, India has emerged on a commendable note with showing development in many terms. WHO hailed India on maintaining the ‘polio free status’ ever since the last case of polio was found in India in 2011. The Polio Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) reviewed the country programme activities and make recommendations; the expert member group concluded that ‘the country is on the right track’. ..

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20 states commit towards implementation of Ayushman Bharat Mission

With an aim to benefit 10 crores (50 crore people) families of the nation, 20 states have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for implementing Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). It will be cashless and paperless access to services upto Rs. 5 lakhs per year will be available for the beneficiary families at the point of service in both public and private empanelled hospitals across India...

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National Health Protection Mission ‘Ayushman Bharat’ launched in Himachal to provide best health services

In a bid to provide best health services to the people of the State, Ayushman Bharat–National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) was launched in the Himachal Pradesh. Notably, Himachal Health Minister Vipin Singh Parmar participated in the Health Ministers Conclave at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. On this occasion, Union Health Minister exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding with the Health Ministers of 20 States including Himachal Pradesh marking their commitment towards the launch ..

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#WorldBloodDonorDay: Twitter spreads the message of boon for humans ‘Blood Donation’

We all see the posters of blood donation with good slogans which appeals us to donate blood which saves a life, we see blood donation camps etc but we sometimes ignore it. But today, on World Blood Donor Day we shall take a pledge to donate blood as it is beneficial for us as well as to whom we donate. For example, if we donate blood then new fresh blood gets produced and our donated blood will save someone’s life too...

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#InternationalYogaDay2018: PM Modi to give fitness mantra; have a look at preps in Dehradun

Exactly a week is remaining for International Yoga Day and this year Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun has been selected for the main event of this day. PM Modi will be participating in this event by performing Yoga. And also for this, the state government has staring its preparation...

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Some Breast Cancer patients can skip Chemotherapy; thanks to new genetic insight

A new class of patients could soon be treated for breast cancer, no chemotherapy required. That’s because they don’t really benefit from it, according to a study published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine...

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Sweat and sacrifice will lead you to the journey of success

Shilpa Shetty Kundra..

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U’Khand holds curtain raiser event for Intl Yoga Day: Swami Ramdev, CM Rawat rehearse Yoga

There are only 14 days remaining for International Yoga Day and this year Uttarakhand’s capital has been selected as the host the main event of 4th International Yoga Day celebrations (IDY-2018). Yoga guru Swami Ramdev and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday took part in a curtain raiser event in Dehradun...

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Standing by his words on availing affordable healthcare facilities, PM Modi samvad’s with beneficiaries of Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana

Availing affordable cardiac stents, knee implants, the schemes tabled by the government has hit the right target. Initiating constant efforts to ensure affordability among the people pertaining to healthcare, the Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana has hit the right chords. Interacting to the beneficiaries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assures of implying to the promises made and provides best services resorting to the healthcare facilities. ..

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Health Ministry closes gates of 82 medical colleges, exempts from giving admission for new academic session

This year we will face a shortage of around 10000 doctors as compared to last year because 82 medical colleges in the country have been barred by the Health Ministry from giving admissions to students for the academic session 2018-19, based on the recommendation of the Medical Council of India (MCI)...

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Acche din! Maternal Mortality rate in India goes down with 22%

India fighting against maternal mortality has now achieved a significant decline of 22% since 2013. According to the just-released SRS bulletin (2016), India has shown impressive gains in reduction of Maternal Mortality with 22% reduction in since 2013...

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This Tooth-Mounted Diet Tracker will keep an eye on your relationship with food

A tooth-mounted sensor has been engineered that tracks your every bite (and what it contains). Such a device could be useful, but it could also exacerbate our already-problematic relationship with food...

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Unique gift on environment day; India gifts its women with biodegradable sanitary napkin

Adding feather to the existing victory hat, the women on World Environment day have been given a unique gift. An Oxo- biodegradable Sanitary Napkin which has been launched by the Government under the ‘Janaushadhi Suvidha’, the affordable sanitary napkins will now become available at over 3,600 Janaushadhi Kendras functional in 33 States/UTs across India...

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AYUSH, MSME Ministries join hands to boost Traditional Medical sector

In order to boost medicinal benefits of India on a national level, Ministry of MSME and Ministry of AYUSH signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of the Ministers of AYUSH and MSME on Monday. The MoU will create synergies through the institutions and schemes of both ministries for the development of AYUSH enterprises in the country. The objective of this partnership is to position India as a world leader in “Holistic Healthcare”...

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Meet your new organ: Interstitium

We all know about our organs but if someone says that a new organ has been added to your organ list the? The interstitium is your newest organ. Scientists identified it for the first time because they are better able to observe living tissues at a microscopic scale, according to a recent study published in Scientific Reports...

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Take this pill and Flu virus gone from your body in just 24 hours

We are fighting with many diseases with different medicines etc but now science has added a new tool to fight against Flu which can remove the Flu virus in just 24 hours from your body. ..

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Dehradun! Be ready, you are the host of this year’s International Yoga Day

Take out your Yoga mats, exercise clothes etc as less than a month for International Yoga Day (IDY) is remaining, preparations have started as this year’s celebrations of Main Event is to be organized in Dehradun on June 21...

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Now no more late medication for liver patients: This blood test can detect the damage before its symptoms

Science can do anything now one of the boons for humans is brought by our scientists is that they have developed a quick and robust blood test that can detect liver damage before the symptoms appear. This will add a speed where the patients with liver disease get late treatment...

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Govt hospitals told to take steps to contain spread of Nipah virus: Mah Health Minister

No patient affected by Nipah virus which attacked people in Kerala, is found in Maharashtra. There is no need to panic. Still, if any symptoms of this ailment are observed, the patients should immediately contact the doctors, appealed State Public Health Minister Dr Dipak Sawant on Tuesday...

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India is firmly committed to achieving universal health coverage for its citizens says J P Nadda at World Health Assembly

India is firmly committed to achieving universal health coverage for its citizens as has been articulated in our National Health Policy 2017.” This was stated by J P Nadda, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during his addresses at the Plenary Meeting of the 71st World Health Assembly, at Geneva today. The Health Minister spoke on the theme: Health for All: Commit To Universal Health Coverage...

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Stay alert, Stay safe! Mysterious Nipah virus slays 10 people in Kerala

: Health related issues are such that needs proper tackling and given undue importance. In the wake of Nipah virus spreading across places have led to the death of almost ten people in Kerala. In this pretext, the Union Health Minister JP Nadda has asked the Director of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to visit Kerala's Kozhikode district to assist the state government...

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Science creates ‘nanodrops’: Will help to get rid of spectacles

Now soon you will be free of wearing spectacles if you are suffering from farsightedness or nearsightedness as these drops will be your saviors...

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Now researchers will diagnose diseases even if cells change structure

It’s sometimes difficult to see exactly what’s going on with individual cells as they fight disease. And that can make it hard to figure out what a person needs to make them better...

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Situation moulds you in anything: An engineer saves a life as a doctor

Do you remember Hindi movie 3 Idiots? The same in which Aamir Khan, an engineering student delivers a baby in an emergency situation using his ‘engineer brainy techniques’ without any doctor’s help; not even electricity. The same situation aroused and here is a story where a senior undergraduate engineer saves a life that too in a flight...

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Boon from science! It can reverse aging blood cells

From revitalizing heartbeats and increasing longevity, to removing disorders via gene editing, blood-borne challenges are approached with new solutions as quickly as we can innovate them. While many of the solutions we currently have can tackle blood disorders reactively, researchers at the University of Lunds in Sweden have devised a method that could address blood disorders proactively...

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Appreciating the efforts, PM Modi reviews preparation for the launch of Health programme ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’

Aiming to achieve milestones, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Ayushmaan Bharat has gained quite a lot of momentum. PM Modi on Monday reviewed the progress of preparations towards the launch of the ambitious Health Assurance programme under Ayushman Bharat. ..

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Ayushman Bharat to spread its roots with an aim to set up 150000 health care centers

In order to share and give a common understanding of the multiple components to enable the Health and Wellness Centres (HWC) to deliver comprehensive primary health care, a two-day conference was organized under Ayushman Bharat...

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Jotting down benefits for people, Modi Govt approves multi-specialty hospital in New Delhi

Jotting down list of improvements and new developments, the Modi cabinet in a new welcoming move has approved a proposal for establishing a 100 bedded hospital at Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC), Najafgarh, New Delhi. Union Minister of Health J P Nadda expressing gratitude towards this approval said that this would take the ambitious ‘SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas’ project...

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Directing to boost healthcare sectors, 20 AIIMS to be set up across India

Moving a step towards making things easy for the people and focusing on their health, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday approved setting up more 20 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) across the country, six of which have already been established, and to upgrade 73 medical colleges...

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Teenagers! More friends on social media are injurious to mental health: Study

Did you always want to be the most popular kid in school? Do you worry about the number of friends you have on Facebook?..

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Good news! Mega vaccination campaign against Measles-Rubella kicked-off in Punjab

The State-wide Vaccination Campaign against Measles-Rubella was kicked-off on Tuesday from Punjab’s Faridkot district as a part of a National strategy to eliminate Measles and control Rubella in the country. Health and Family Welfare Minister of Punjab, Brahm Mohindra while rolling out the campaign said that during this campaign, all children ranging from the age of nine months to less than 15 years will be vaccinated regardless of previous vaccination with MR or MMR or history of measles or rubella-like ..

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Life savior for humans and animals, India bans import of Oxytocin chemical; restricts domestic use to public sector

Oxytocin, a peptide hormone, and neuropeptide, has been banned for importing and its formulations. And also its manufacture has been restricted for domestic use to public sector only...

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Himachal Pradesh to get free Heli-ambulance services soon

In a bid to strengthen the health transport services and timely airlifting of the patients particularly of remote and tribal regions of the State, the Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday decided to introduce free Heli-ambulance services. Notably, the Himachal Pradesh Cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while taking into consideration the tough topographical conditions of the state decided to introduce free Heli-ambulance services to be operated by Heli-mission Switzerland with ..

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This innovation will make paralyzed people walk; have a look

Researchers have developed something that can be boon for paralyzed people who have to rely on support to go somewhere. But now they themselves will be independent to walk like a normal person. At an initial test, the invention has been tested on paralyzed monkeys which were successful now its turn for humans...

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Next in the row, Health Ministry to roll out programme to combat hepatitis

The Health Department of India has brought in new techniques of development in health sector. To provide proper health care services to the masses, the Health Ministry has decided to roll out an initiative for prevention and control of viral hepatitis to address aspects such as surveillance, awareness generation, safe blood and injection safety to combat the disease...

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Assam set to provide free medical care of upto Rs 2 Lakh Cr for all under ‘Atal Amrit Abhiyan’

In a ground-breaking initiative Assam unveiled ‘Atal Amrit Abhiyan’- a health scheme that offers free medical care of up to 2 lakh rupees for every individual from Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families. ..

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Heading to achieve ‘Healthy India’, 235 districts will be enveloped under 2nd phase of ‘POSHAN Abhiyan’

On the way to achieve the target of ‘Healthy India’, around 235 districts will be enveloped under the second phase of ‘POSHAN Abhiyan’ or ‘National Nutrition Mission’. The initiative ‘POSHAN Abhiyan’ aims to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia among children, women and adolescent girls along with reducing low birth weight in the country...

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For the 1st time, Indian scientists make Ayurvedic drug to cure Dengue

For the first time ever, Indian scientists have formulated an Ayurvedic drug to cure Dengue; the medicine is likely to be available in the market by next year...

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This ‘injectable bandage’ can heal wounds in no time

Have you wounded yourself? Need a quick recovery technique? Don’t worry scientists have invented an injectable 'bandage' made out of a common food ingredient and nanoparticles. And not only does this material staunch bleeding stunningly fast, it also helps wounds heal more quickly...

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88% Delhiites suffer from Vitamin D deficiency: ASSOCHAM

According to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), around 88% of Delhi's population are suffering from Vitamin D deficiency. ASSOCHAM report stated that 55% of respondents fall under the age bracket of 20-29 years, followed by 30-39 years with 26%, 40-49 years with 16% , 50-60 years with 2%. However, the major problem is that they are not even aware of the deficiency and its consequences...

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Try this out! Practice ‘Bhadrasana’ with PM Modi

Insisting the entire nation to dwell in yoga as a form of preventive healthcare, PM Modi taking a step forward in a unique way released a 3D animation video in which is seen performing Yoga. Stressing in the need to incorporate one in having a healthy lifestyle, PM Modi released a new video practising the 'Bhadrasana' and urged people to make it a part of morning routine...

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Start eating Berries to stay fit and prevent cancer now

According to the latest study, eating berries may prevent cancer due to the presence of higher antioxidants in it. The rich concentration of antioxidants in it will help to improve digestive system, facilitate weight loss and fight signs of ageing...

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Science Convention opens up to explore the insights of homeopathic research

With the theme "Innovate: Evolve; Progress: Exploring Science since 40 years", a two-day scientific convention has been organized as a tribute to the founder of Homoeopathy Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann...

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Science’s gift to Diabetes: This drug will put it in reverse gear

Are you Diabetic? Then science has brought something for which can solve your problem and get rid you off from taking insulin etc. Researchers have found out a new drug which can completely reverse Diabetes...

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To make organ transplants more transparent, Kerala issues set of norms to confirm brain death cases

In order to speed up the process of ‘organ donation’, Kerala rolled out set of norms to confirm brain death cases with an aim to make organ transplants more transparent in the state. The norms are applicable to both government and private-run hospitals in the state...

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Availing facilities of motherhood, More than 11 lakh beneficiaries benefitted from maternity scheme

Benefitting women by initiating various schemes and structures, the Department of women and child development has seen the light of the day with each attempt they succeed in. In a new path of progress, More than 11 lakh women have benefited from the maternity scheme 'Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana' (PMMVY) till date...

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This World Health Day, lets pledge to invest in good health and protect self

‘To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life - William Londen’. Complying to this let us set the stage ready to celebrate ‘World Health Day’ together. Promising to create a global health awareness, the world comes together to celebrate World Health Day every year on 7 April under the leadership of World Health Organisation (WHO)..

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Accomplishing target before the set date, Andaman and Nicobar becomes Open Defecation Free

After an unrelenting battle against open defecation that lasted more than a year, Andaman and Nicobar became an open defecation free (ODF) island before the set target. With this development, Andaman and Nicobar islands has become a union territory to become ODF. This feat has been possible largely because of the initiative to build community toilets...

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Benefitting Ayurvedic doctors, Uttarakhand HC directs states to pay equally with allopathic counterparts

Terming doctors are life saviors; it has become important that the doctors get paid on par with the efforts they take for their work. Noticing the issue and prevailing justice to the doctors, the Uttarakhand High Court has directed the state government to pay Ayurvedic medical practitioners in the state on par with their Allopathic counterparts...

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‘Organ Donation’ enveloped under digital mission: App launched charting smooth process of donation for patients

Do you know? One organ donor can save 8 lives. Now, ‘organ donation’ set to get enveloped under ‘Digital India’ mission. A new application and a web portal for ‘organ donation’ were unveiled in Mumbai for smooth access of donated organs...

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Mould your child’s brain the way you talk

We all know that talking to the child helps them develop. But a new study has revealed that it’s how you talk to your child that really matters for their brain growth. Spewing complex words at them, or showing flashcards in the hope of enriching their vocabulary won’t work, you have to do conversation with them...

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Washing hands can help 'RESET' your mind

Cleaning your hands often can help your brain shake off old ideas and focus on new tasks or goals. According to scientists, from the University of Toronto, washing hands can help reset your mind...

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New human organ discovered, it's called ‘Interstitium’

In a surprising discovery, scientists have spotted a new organ in our body, which was apparently hiding in the plain sight. The new organ 'interstitium' is a connective tissue an 'open, fluid-filled highway'...

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National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill to get a new face

National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill will get a new face as certain official amendments have been approved...

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Rajya Sabha hears updates on modernization of Rural Healthcare facilities in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is witnessing a good pace in modernization of Rural Healthcare facilities. , funds have been released to the state to strengthen their health-care systems including rural medical facilities so as to provide universal access to equitable, affordable and quality healthcare services...

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