Health

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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For healthy sleep cycle: Put off your smartphones before sleeping

Our life has groped up with technologies all around! One of the essential assets we have is our smartphones- rather it has become our basic need. Yes, our smartphones provides us with many facilities at our fingertip but it has its negative side too. One of the important and should not be ignored side is that –Do not sleep with your smartphones!..

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To Protect Human Health, Bio-medical Waste Management Rules Amended: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

To protect the environment and human health from infectious bio-medical waste, Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules, 2016 Rules have been amended to improve compliance and strengthen the implementation of environmentally sound management of biomedical waste in India...

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MP to give incentives for TB patient’s diet, doctors for notification and treatment

Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Rustam Singh informed that target has been set to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from the state by 2025. He said that Rs 500 will be given for nutritious diet to patients from diagnosis till recovery...

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New height to uniqueness! PM Modi takes 3d avatar to teach us Yoga asanas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always stressed that yoga is a form of preventive healthcare. He insisted and urged the whole country to be fit and well through Yoga. However, taking a step forward in a unique way, PM Modi released a 3D animation video in which is seen performing Yoga...

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Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur flags off CB-NATT mobile van for eradication of TB

Yesterday, the whole country including Himachal Pradesh vowed to eradicate the deadly disease Tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 on the occasion of World TB Day. Notably, a high voltage campaign was launched in the Himachal Pradesh by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur under the 'Mukhya Mantri Kshay Rog Nivaran Yojna' at Una in a bid to eradicate TB by 2025...

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‘Nikshay Aushadhi’ initiative kicks off to ensure ‘TB Mukth Bharat’ by 2025

At the function, the Health Secretary Preeti Sudan launched the Nikshay Aushadi Portal and shorter regimen for Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TB). She also released the TB INDIA 2018 Report and National Drug Resistance Survey Report...

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Ayushman Bharat: World’s largest healthcare programme gets a warm welcome

World’s largest government-funded health care programme walks in the fate of India. On Monday the Union Cabinet gave a nod to the launch of Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Mission which aims to cover over 10 Crore poor families and provide coverage of up to Rs 5 Lakhs...

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Benefitting divyangs, medical course reservation quota leveled up from 3% to 5%

Helping the disabled and the bringing them on a platform to confer progress and development, the reservation quota has helped them move ahead. Hovering to the benefits of reservation and expanding their seats, the Department of Health and Family Welfare approved to amend the percentage of seats by increasing it from 3% to 5% in accordance to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016...

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Kerala set to host ‘Global Digital Summit’ to explore digital avenues for benefit of healthcare system

Kerala set to host 2 day ‘Global Digital Summit’ with an aim to converse upon the likelihood of digital technology in global healthcare system. The ‘Global Digital Summit’ is being organized by Kerala government, will be held on 22nd and 23rd March...

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‘Deendayal Thali’ to gratify patients & relatives at just Rs10

Availing major services to the people, the government has taken great efforts. The State of Maharashtra has every now and then proved to be a state that has welcomed major changes in the guidance of Devendra Fadnavis. Initiating another one such major achievement is the availability of food to the patients and their relatives in hospitals under the ‘Deendayal Thali’ initiative at an affordable price of Rs 10 for all. ..

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CM Fadnavis pledges to make Maharashtra ‘cataract free’ by 2019

Maharashtra seems to be on the highway towards the healthy mission of getting ‘cataract free’ by next year. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stressed about Maharashtra to go ‘Cataract Free’ by 2019...

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Soon measure your Blood pressure with smartphone; research underway

Measuring your blood pressure could one day be as simple as pressing your fingertip against the back of your smartphone and watching the results show up in a corresponding app...

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Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana: a scheme which has blessed 17,66,423 mothers

To all pregnant and lactating mothers, here is good news for you about Maternity benefits under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). The number of beneficiaries enrolled underPMMVY) has increased to 17,66,423. Every day on an average, around 50, 000 new applications are received for enrolment. So far, Rs. 2048.21 Crores to all 36 States/UTs have been sanctioned under PMMVY out of which Rs. 2042.09 Crores have been released till date...

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Women are more prone to cancer than men: Study

Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine, discovering a universal blood test for cancer. Their vision is an annual test designed to catch cancer early and save lives. Globally, cancer cases in men far outnumber those in women, but a new paper has found that India observes a reverse trend in this regard. ..

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Are you drinking water in a plastic bottle? Then you are at risk

You already know how bad plastic bottles are for the planet. We go through a million of them per minute and are generally terrible at recycling. As a result, bottles join other plastic waste in clogging up waterways, harming wildlife and accumulating in delicate ecosystems...

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Actor Irfan Khan diagnosed with ‘Neuroendocrine Tumour’; Read here to know about the disease

It is very unfortunate to know that talented veteran actor Irfan Khan has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor. In a tweet Irfan Khan confirmed that he is diagnosed with the rare disease. Fans and industry friends have been reaching out extending good will wishes for him...

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Heal and recharge yourself! Go hug your pillows and sleep tight

Are you on diet? Do you eat healthily? That’s great, do you sleep healthy? Well go hug your pillows and sleep tight because your body needs it! Today on the World Sleep Day let us peep into some interesting benefits of sleep that our body needs. ..

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‘LaQshya’ programme set to be launched committing to ensure safe motherhood

In order to offer quality care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre (OT)- a new program is on its way titled as ‘LaQshya’. ‘LaQshya’ will reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. It will also improve quality of care during delivery and immediate post-partum period...

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Embracing cooperation in health sector, Ministry of Health signs MoU with WHO

Progress in India is very evident with each changing step and initiative, the country is moving towards new development. Recently when Prime Minister Narendra Modi cited of eliminating Tuberculosis by 2025, the country rejoiced and appreciated the efforts taken by the centre. On similar lines, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a MoU for enhanced cooperation in the health sector...

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‘Cleanliness’ is mandatory! Construction of toilets in schools to go on full swing under welfare schemes

Taking a leap towards cleanliness, schools to get upgraded with toilet infrastructure! Centre mandates constructing toilets to ensure an adequate number of toilets as per student strength in the school. Around 9.95 lakhs toilets have been constructed under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) while 49,636 toilets under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)...

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Not 2030, India sets a target to completely eliminate TB by 2025, pledges PM Modi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India has set a target for complete elimination of TB by 2025, as against the global target date of 2030. While addressing the inaugural session of the “END TB” summit, Prime Minister said the Government is working comprehensively towards this goal...

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Beat the Heat for summer safety, swaying way for good health

Leaving for work on a bright sunny day, definitely gives a good start for the day. But this good start eventually turns out to be bad when the scorching heat pinches us leading towards worse health problems. It's indeed getting too warm this summer!..

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Australia to become 1st country to completely eradicate ‘cervical cancer’

Australia is on its way to completely eradicate ‘cervical cancer’. According to a new study, the efforts of health authorities to distribute a free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in schools have been successful...

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Animal organs to be used for humans: Scientists develop pigs for transplants

A group of scientists in Japan have developed a pig that can be used for human transplantations in a process known as xenotransplantation. It is a process where animal organs and cells are transplanted into humans. Since pig organs are functionally similar to humans, more than 200 xenotransplantations have been conducted in several countries including New Zealand and Russia...

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Shift towards Homeopathy: 50% increase of homeopathic patients in last 5 years

50% increase of patients seeking Homoeopathic treatment was reported during last five years, said Shripad Naik, Minister of State for Ayush. This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today...

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Stroke Patients need more of social and emotional comfort rather than physical rehabilitation: Study

A person who has undergone stroke needs to be taken proper care. According to a recent study from the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a person with heart stroke should be given social and emotional support rather than sending them to a rehab...

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Reviving the old method, Apple soon to launch healthcare services for its employees

Apple has always looked after its employer’s safety and concerned about their health. To continue their efforts, the company will soon launch new medical practices, named AC Wellness, to treat Apple employees in spring 2018. The company will start with two clinics in Santa Clara County, California, near its headquarters in Cupertino...

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Karnataka launches ‘Arogya Karnataka programme’ to provide affordable healthcare coverage

Karnataka launched new health scheme titled as Arogya Karnataka programme - to provide treatment at affordable cost. With this Karnatak became the 1st state towards offering universal health coverage. The scheme was officially launched on Friday by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. With this, Karnataka will be the first state to implement a scheme towards offering universal health coverage (UHC), according to the CM...

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Some enjoy healthy long lives, some suffer premature deaths ! Simple urine test could measure age related diseases

We humans have always been concerned about our age and age-related issues: maybe skin or illness. No need to worry now as a simple urine test may determine how much people are getting older biologically, an advance that could help predict the risk of developing the age-related disease and even death...

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Participate and win! Ayushmaan Bharat programme awaits for an attractive logo and tagline

Gear up for yet another competition initiated by the Center over launching a logo for its ‘Ayushmaan Bharat’ programme. This competition will be done basically through a digital crowd sourcing campaign on MyGov portal. The competition was launched on 19th February, 2018 and will conclude on 6th March, 2018. The main aim of the competition is to generate awareness among the population about these health sector initiatives and engage them towards ownership in shaping a healthy India...

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India stands with HIV patients; free annual Viral load test launched

To provide free of cost viral load testing for 12 lakh HIV affected people treatment in the country at least once a year, an initiative has been launched. Viral Load test is a big step forward in treating and monitoring people living with HIV...

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UK all set to welcome 100% biodegradable tea bags curbing wastage of plastic

There are innumerable ways to cut down on plastic waste in terms of our drinking like eliminating straws and banning the use of single use of bottles. Luckily for people who drink tea have an advantage. Luckily, a United Kingdom wholesaler is attempting to fix that problem with a more environmentally-friendly bag...

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Stay calm and carry on! A little anxiety can improve your memory

Have you ever got worried or anxious over small silly issues? Panicked and disturbed over things that don’t really mean much? Relax, lay back because a little anxiety can help you in remembering things. According to a study published in the journal Journal Brain Science, it shows that there are manageable levels of anxiety actually aided people in being able to recall the details of the events...

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Tamil Nadu to provide ‘free breast surgeries’ to the poorest sections of society

Tamil Nadu set to provide ‘free cosmetic breast surgeries’ to women. It includes implants for aesthetic or medical reasons on priority for those belonging to the poorest sections of society...

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Drink water! But only as per your body requirements

We have always been warned of drinking ample amount of water to stay fit and healthy. But you need not really drink large bouts of water. According to a research it is stated that for those of you who struggle to drink the advised eight glasses of water a day, there is a good news that 'rule' doesn't have to apply to everyone. ..

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No hide and seek required for cancer anymore: CancerSEEK blood test can detect it at early stage

Till date, we have known cancer detection is a complex similar to the disease. But breaking the complex wall, researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers...

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Smile even if you don’t have teeth! Grannies and grandpas to get free tooth replacement

Who all love those toothless beautiful smiles of our grandparents? There’s more to this, as all the toothless grannies and grandpas of Kerala can smile heartily- thanks to Kerala Social Justice Department’s sweet initiative that provides free teeth replacement surgeries to the elderly...

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Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer’s Protein from the Brain

Marijuana is a drug known for its qualities like making a person feel drowsiness but do you know that it has also qualified to remove toxins too. An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid beta protein in the brain, which is thought to kickstart the progression of Alzheimer’s disease...

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Don’t ignore Rice for high carb; three rice varieties have anti-cancer properties

Rice, the staple food of Indian, has even anti-cancer properties. A research has found anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice native to Chhattisgarh. The rice varieties, Gathwan, Maharaji and Laicha have the ability to fight cancer...

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New study says surgery, anesthesia may affect memory

Have you ever gone through any surgery or anesthesia? There’s a slight chance that you might suffer from lower memory than who have never through such medical process. A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health has come up with the result...

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India is committed to modernizing its health facilities and services using digital technology: J P Nadda

Speaking on the topic of the role of digital health in supporting improved health outcomes in India, Health and Family Minister J P Nadda said “Digital health has great potential towards reducing inequity in provisioning and distribution of healthcare resources and services and it can greatly facilitate proactive treatment for disabled patients, children with developmental delays and deformities and people suffering from mental health illnesses and for those suffering from stigmatic infections such ..

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Miracle of modern medicine: Refurbished Organs could save millions on the transplant list

Organ transplantation is a miracle of modern medicine, but it has a pipeline problem: roughly 20 people die every day while waiting for an organ transplant. Scientists at Harvard Medical School think they may be able to solve that problem by sprucing up old organs from pigs and animals, giving the organs and their new owners alike a new lease on life...

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Pakistan the riskiest place to be born; Read to know why

According to a report by UNICEF, it is a risk to be born in Pakistan as one in 22 babies born there die before they turn one month old. UNICEF released a report on Tuesday examining the death rates of newborn babies during the first 28 days of life...

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These foods can cause cancer, stop eating now!

A joint study by researchers from France and Brazil has revealed that 'ultra-processed foods ' may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades. These foods include packaged baked goods, snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals, ready meals and reconstituted meat products...

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Digital India Program has rolled out major beneficiary reforms in healthcare services: J P Nadda

Enlightening the masses about how Information and Communication Technology has made improvements in the healthcare sector and the use of digital technology has given this an added advantage Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda addressed this in the Global Digital Health Partnership Summit in Australia...

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Alarming! Sex ratio at birth significantly dips in 17 states including Gujarat, Haryana and Maharashtra

Despite the huge success of a social campaign 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' that focused on generating awareness and improving the efficiency of welfare services to girls, the sex ratio at birth saw a significant decline in 17 out of 21 large states of the country...

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Yogurt may reduce risk of heart diseases

According to the researchers, clinical trials have stated that high intake of yogurt may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among men and women with hypertension. The study by Nurses’ Health observed that participants consuming more than two servings a week of yogurt had an approximately 20% lower risk of major coronary heart disease or stroke...

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From dengue to diarrhea outbreak, Kolkata civic body shows inadequacy to face public health crisis

During diarrhea outbreak Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) goes under same denial mode which it sought during Dengue outbreak too. Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Thursday blamed "packaged water" for the outbreak of diarrhea denying any contamination in municipality supply water. However, at least he accepted water contamination as a reason for the enteric disease after several days...

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Add grapes in your diet to treat depression

Researchers have found that certain grape-derived compounds might be developed as therapeutic agents as they help in treating depression. Also adding grapes to your diet will have the positive impact on your mental health...

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Dim light can make you dumb!

If you read or perform any activity under dim lights, it could end up making you dumb. A research conducted by the Michigan State University said that spending too much time in dimly lit rooms may change the brain's structure and effect the ability to remember and learn...

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This New Pill will kill virus in just 24 hours

The year has been termed as the flu season, it is said that the year is the most widespread on record causing many to turn to hospitals since October, 2017. Therefore a Japanese drugmaker claimed to have developed a pill capable of killing the virus in just one day...

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Air pollution may lead to unethical behavior and crime

As per a study published in a US journal, people exposed to air pollution might develop criminal and fraud behaviour. This research reveals that air pollution may have potential ethical costs that go beyond its well-known toll on health and the environment...

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Sudden Diarrhoea outbreak scares residents of South Kolkata, water contamination feared as reason

South Kolkata goes under the fear of Diarrhoea as over 650 residents of Baghajatin area show the symptoms of the disease. Almost 300 victims went to Baghajatin state Hospital for treatment. Any infection in drinking water is being assumed as the reason of the outbreak...

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Nation celebrates Unani Day: A new arrow to a traditional bow

Today the nation celebrates as Unani Day as it is the 150th Birth Anniversary of Hakim Ajmal Khan, the contribution made by him to the traditional medicine and to the nation was remarkable. As a part of the celebration, a two-day International Conference on Unani Medicine is organized...

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Kerala healthiest, while UP and J&K fastest health improving states in India

NITI Aayog released its report 'Healthy States, Progressive India' declaring Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu as the top three states in terms of overall performance. In smaller states, Mizoram, Manipur and Goa have been adjudged as the best. Lakshadweep stood out among the Union Territories...

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804 complaints of misleading advertisements of Ayurvedic, herbal products reported in last two years

As many as 804 instances of misleading advertisements/claims allegedly of herbal/AYUSH products and services including Ayurvedic medicines were received by the government during the period of last two years and the current year from April 2015 to January 2018. ..

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Science invents edible doctors: QR Codes which can be eaten and solve many health issues

A team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with colleagues from Abo Akademi University in Finland, believe they’ve come up with a new solution to producing medicine with more accurate dosage: edible QR codes. Okay, maybe it’s not a radically different idea since you still have to consume something, but there’s more to it than how it gets into the body. And it’s probably easier to swallow than a tiny, unfolding robot...

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Education, Equality, Empowerment play pivotal role in moving the country forward in every aspect

Manushi Chhillar..

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As many as 78 new colleges are teaching Ayurvedic, Unani and Homoeopathy medicine currently

There are a total of 78 new colleges teaching Ayurvedic Medicine, Unani Medicine and Homoeopathy as well as Siddha during the academic year 2017-18 in which 6020 students are studying. This was said by AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday...

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WHO acclaims Himachal Pradesh doctor for developing cheap cure for rabis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has notified a rabies immunisation protocol developed by Omesh Bharti, 49, a government doctor in Himachal Pradesh, as the new global standard. The procedure, successfully tested on thousands of dog and monkey bite victims in the past five years, brings down the cost of treatment from Rs 35,000 to Rs 350 per patient!..

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Campaigning on women’s hygiene replicates strengths of Beauty with Purpose and Freedom from Shame

M Venkaiah Naidu..

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Scientists are in a mode to develop a boon for mankind: An artificial heart

Scientists are developing something which can be a boon for mankind that is an artificial heart. Instead of using separate parts, the Swiss team, led by Nicholas Cohrs, 3D-printed an artificial heart using a soft, flexible material. The material was molded into a single part (or a “monoblock”) which allowed the team to design a complex inner structure complete with pumping mechanisms able to be triggered by silicon ventricles. This method imitates a realistic human heartbeat...

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Know the “can” in cancer: Curb the menace by raising awareness and choosing a healthy lifestyle

Millions of people are struggling with a global terror namely Cancer. Medical science has progressed far but still during this disease remains an impossible task. While treatment is costly and tough, an early detection can lower the risk definitely. On World Cancer Day, the pledge should be taken to raise awareness for prevention of cancer, early detection, and change in lifestyle...

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Scientists track Immunotherapy: A boon for Cancer patients

Cancer patients have to go through many treatments in which they have to suffer a lot but this invention may prove as a boon for them. Though it may not cure cancer it may fight against Cancer for a longer period. ..

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100% fruit juice does not raise the blood sugar

As per the latest study published in Journal of Nutritional Science, drinking 100% fruit juice does not raise the blood sugar levels. The study reveals 18 randomized controlled trials to evaluate the impact of 100% juice from fruits, such as apple, berry, citrus, grape and pomegranate...

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Eat green veggies to cut stroke risk by 64%

According to a latest study, green leafy vegetables in your diet will help you to cut the risk of a stroke. Researchers said that reducing stress and increasing green leafy vegetable intake is the new way to reduce the rate of bleeding in the brain...

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Bengaluru pitches for ‘Period Fellowship’ to educate 1 million girls about menstrual hygiene

Bengaluru has kick-started its unique initiative ‘Period Fellowship’ to educate girls in different regions of the country about menstrual hygiene. This is first of its kind initiative to empower girls and women. ‘Period Fellowship’ aims to educate one million girls...

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Science blesses Alzheimer: First blood test to detect the disease invented

he world's first accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease has been developed by a team of scientists from Australia and Japan, with the test able to detect the presence of the disease up to 20 years before symptoms begin...

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Spinach has fibers, vitamins and human heart muscles too!

We have always heard of leafy vegetables are a good source of fiber which helps digestion, vitamins etc but a research has found out that one of the vegetable spinach can be used to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs...

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30th Kerala Science Congress wraps up stressing on ‘Viruses and infectious diseases’

With the theme of ‘Viruses and infectious diseases’, 30th Kerala Science Congress wrapped up which included lessons of the science behind infections and diseases. The KSC was organised at Government Brennen College for three days where scientists from different parts of the country graced the event...

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Be cautious! Mild headaches can be a cause for major ailment in future

Headaches are a common ailment - so common, perhaps, that many of us just accept them as part of life. Tension headaches, sinus headaches and migraine headaches are among the most common varieties. When headaches happen it can lead to indications about triggers. That rate of occurrence doesn't mean it's an emergency, but it's worth checking out...

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Maharashtra nods to sell sanitary napkins at Rs. 5/- to rural women

Maharashtra gave a nod to sell sanitary napkins to rural women at subsidized rates. Women from rural areas are deprived of the sanitation facilities, especially from using sanitary napkins due to their costs and inaccessibility. In a move aimed at curbing services tax on sanitary pads, the Maharashtra government decided to implement a scheme to sell sanitary napkins to rural women at a subsidized rate...

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Moment of contentment, HealthCare toll free number will resolve common man grievances

Public welfare and their benefits are important for proper functioning, and therefore to give them an appropriate treatment in health care centers and hospitals the officials have started a toll free number 18002088900 for Central Government Health Scheme across the country...

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Have 'Turmeric Milk' daily; Read to know why?

Washington, January 31: Turmeric is an important spice in India which held prominence in Ayurveda for its medicinal and antiseptic qualities. Now, according to a study by US scientists, having Turmeric milk can help boost memory and enhance the mood of a ..

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Mosquitoes can be trained not to bite humans

In a massive development, an experiment proved that mosquitoes can be trained to not bite humans. As per a study in Current Biology, you can train the insect by slapping it when it is about to bite you...

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Does it hurt you like someone’s pricking with needles during periods? Know Why

Hey girls, here is the secret which might tell you what gives you so much pain down there during periods! Do you bleed heavy? Does it hurt you like someone’s pricking you with needles? Yes, yes every girl can relate herself to this...

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Over six lakh children below five years of age were administered with Polio drops in Himachal Pradesh

Over six lakh children below five years of age were administered with Polio drops on the occasion of launching Polio Vaccination drive in the Himachal Pradesh...

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AMRIT Pharmacies to increase by four times

In an order to reduce the cost of treating the two health issues, cancer and heart diseases, that are on the rise in India the Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) Retail Pharmacy scheme is launched. Now this AMRIT pharmacy will be increased four times giving relief to many...

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For youngsters to not get addicted, Maharashtra bans selling tobacco in shops selling FMCG products

After imposing a ban on plastics, Maharashtra bans the sale of tobacco at shops selling Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) goods with a concern to keep children away from tobacco. The Maharashtra government announced a ban on the sale of tobacco at shops that sell chocolates, chips and other edible items...

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‘Be Healthy Be Mobile’ initiative helps individuals to quit tobacco

In order to create awareness and remove people from the clutches of smoking the Department of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) has started an initiative to curb tobacco. This initiative with the help of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is a utilization of mobile technology to quit smoking. WHO-ITU’s ‘Be Healthy Be Mobile’ initiative, aims to reach out to tobacco users of all categories who want to quit tobacco use and support them towards ..

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To add little happiness in lives of Mumbaikars, ‘Happiness Centres’ will hit the city soon

To add little happiness in the daily hectic lives of Mumbaikars, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is set to set up three ‘Happiness Centres’ called as ‘Swatantra Anand Kaksha’. These will be developed in open spaces and include facilities such as a picnic spot, amphitheatre, playground, recreational space, parking space, eateries, etc...

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Pink City lays the foundation stone for Homeopathy Research Institute

Foundation stone for Central Research Institute (CRI) was laid in Jaipur on Monday. This will be the third CRI under the aegis of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH). MoS for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik commenced this ceremony...

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Get immediate assistance on health problems just by dialling '104'

‘Prevention is better than cure’ is an apt saying for all of us. In order to take proper care and precaution from uncessary health issues, the Health Department has issued a toll free number '104' so that people would get personal assistance from medical professionals by just one SMS. ..

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Vice-President calls for new research to prevent cancer

The Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu exhorted medical professionals and researchers to make efforts come up with path breaking advances, so as to help in the prevention of cancer and its treatment...

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Indo Britain meetings would provide an opportunity for exchange of homeopathy knowledge

Homeopathy is not only bordered at a national level but also at international level. The roots have spread across the globe. International expert of Homeopathy from Homeopathy Research Institute, Ms. Rachel Roberts also a Faculty of Homeopathy, U.K. met MoS AYUSH Shripad Naik and said that the international homeopathic community looked up to India for the integrated healthcare model being adopted by India...

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#IPledgeFor9 initiative checks up more than one crore expecting mothers

To give the protection and safety to the expecting mothers an initiative was introduced has crossed one crore mark. This has added a feather to the cap which is PM Modi’s vision to provide a healthy pregnancy to the ‘To be mothers’...

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Toothpaste not only cleans teeth but treats malaria: Study

An artificial brain scientist ‘eve’ has developed a technology which can be helpful to humankind. The robo scientist says that a compound commonly found in soap and toothpaste could be a new weapon in the fight against drug-resistant malaria...

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Cure Cancer by early detection through CancerSEEK blood test

Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine, discovering a universal blood test for cancer. A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University are undergoing a trialled method that detects eight common forms of the disease...

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‘Mission Indradhanush’ reaches great miles immunising the future of the country

With the increasing amount of intensifying immunization in the country, the officials of health department have left no stones unturned to enlighten the masses. It is however seen that the awareness has achieved great mile to immunize the children of the country. To ease the mode of awareness among the people the National Health Portal has also started an app for Child Immunization...

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Go, Consult Private OPD and come back to Health Center

It has been simplified the referral system under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), permitting all beneficiaries to seek OPD consultations from specialists at empanelled private hospitals after due referral. The referral will be mentioned on computer-generated prescription slips...

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Hair loss? Then this might be a boon for you

Researchers have already explored ways to use stem cells to treat everything from diabetes to aging, and now, a team from UCLA thinks they could potentially offer some relief for people suffering from baldness...

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Boost your immune system with 'Vaccitech', a universal vaccine for flu

Naturally, our lives would be much simpler if we could just get one "universal" flu vaccine shot that could protect against most strains for a longer period of time. Now it looks like Vaccitech, a private spinoff of Oxford University in the United Kingdom, is getting closer and closer to that goal...

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Goa welcomes Health wellness center enhancing medical facilities in the state

To enhance health services in the state a Central Government Health Services Wellness Centre was inaugurated at Bambolim near Panaji on Tuesday...

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Deadly monster ‘Bleeding Eye’ fever reeling over Africa!

After the deadly Ebola outbreak, now another catastrophic fever is reeling over the continent of Africa! Already 4 have succumbed to the deadly ‘bleeding eye’ fever nearby countries like Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Dr Congo are posing severe threats. Up to 60 people are now feared to be infected and are undergoing tests by a team from the Sudanese Health Ministry and the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

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New research indicates Cancer might have an answer soon

“Cancer” –the word itself creates terror in our minds as it is till now an incurable disease. But the terror might be uplifted in near future as a new research paper indicates a different direction. Newly developed personalized vaccines have prevented early relapse in 12 patients with skin cancer. Physicians and scientists led by Catherine Wu at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston presented result of their new cancer therapy...

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Now Smart Bed will stop your snoring; Want to know how?

A smart bed was developed by a US-based company which can adjust itself automatically in such a way that one stops snoring. It is equipped with automatic snore detection and an adjustable base...

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Have a peaceful sleep or else get prone to Alzheimer disease

Having sleepless nights for a long term can lead to bad health and make you more prone to disease. According to a small research it was noticed that sleep deprivation can lead the brain to produce more of the Alzheimer’s-linked protein amyloid beta, thus leading to Alzheimer’s...

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Walk of joy and contentment for women, AC Mobile Toilet Van are here for your service

Walking on the foot-steps of PM Modi’s dream project of Swachh Bharat, another feather added to the cap was with installing AC mobile Toilet Van for women in Bandstand and Carter Road areas of Bandra. This noble initiative was taken into consideration by Poonam Mahajan. ..

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Muesli in breakfast every day can keep arthritis away

In contemporary lifestyle, arthritis is a major problem. To fight this miserable disease, there’s an easily available weapon in front of your hand. Consuming more fiber-rich foods including Museli can positively affect chronic inflammatory joint diseases as it helps to make bones stronger...

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India notifies significant decline in under five Child Mortality

India fighting against child mortality has now achieved a significant decline in under five child mortality rate. The rate of decline has doubled over last year...

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Smartphones are serving mental health damage says study

In the age of digitalization, smartphones are one of the paved ways towards it. But these smartphones are helpful in many ways but on the other side, they are kind of slow poison which is degrading ours’ as well as future generation’s mental health...

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Unfortunate! At least 5,900 infant babies died in last three years in Jammu and Kashmir

At least 5,900 infant deaths in Jammu and Kashmir took place in last three years. This was said by state Health Minister Bali Bhagat in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council in a written reply to a question during the question hour...

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Just a ‘look’ and she knows it! Women can read people's minds through eyes

Women are more likely to have 'mind-reading' genes that give them the ability to read a person's emotions by simply looking at their eyes. Scientists at the University of Cambridge, UK revealed this using cognitive empathy called 'Reading Mind In The Eyes' and found that women on an average fared better than men. They also identified genetic variants in women that are linked to the same ability...

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Surgery-related death rate double in Africa compared to global average: Study

Though the world has progressed a lot with time, some regions of the world lacked the momentum in the race. Africa, the continent blessed with natural resources, still faces various serious issues in the health sector. Lack of proper infrastructure leads African patients to death more if compared to global average...

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Caffeine level in body indicates possibility of Parkinson’s disease

Your morning coffee cup can indicate whether you have Parkinson’s disease or not. This is because of the new study which says that the level of caffeine in the blood could help determine if a person has Parkinson's disease...

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One #Pledgefor9 boon for million pregnant women

An initiative was started to assure comprehensive and quality antenatal care free of cost for women on every 9th of every month. This has ensured that around 1 crore of women have been informed about the diet and maternal care health...

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Brush every day or loose it! Wait …don’t worry you can still ‘regrow’ your teeth

It was till now believed that permanent teeth once grown will not grow for the second time. If one of your teeth falls then it can only be replaced by an artificial tooth by the dentists. But this can now be proved wrong as scientists have found out a drug which can regrow your teeth..

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India’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial launched to train cancer doctors

Country’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series was launched to train the doctors across the country to educate them in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers...

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National Health Mission: lifeguard for the poor

If a poor person gets ill the very first thing comes to his mind is from where I will pay the medicines’ bills? How will I able to pay hospital bills? From where the money will come? In other words, illness is an omen for the poor. But need not worry; National Health Mission is there to wipe your tears...

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Why you should not eat your food fast?

If you belong to that section of people who spare less than 10 minutes to eat your meals, then you must change your eating style. People who eat at an unhealthy fast rate end up becoming obese and develop metabolic syndrome...

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Expecting mothers have a look; schemes which would help you during pregnancy

India is fighting against malnutrition since many years and to tackle this problem several initiatives are taken. Last year administration gave 12000 cr as a fund to deal with malnutrition, along with this there are many schemes launched For Children Born With Low Birth Weight...

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Database portal launched to track the number of Healthcare professionals

To track the number of professionals and streams of allied and healthcare professions in the country the Allied and Healthcare Professionals’ database portal was launched on Monday. In this till now more than 3000 professionals have already registered on the portal during the testing phase.’..

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Goans secure tourists’ health: will give free emergency medical treatment

The Goans have always welcomed their tourists with cheer and happiness, along with this they will now serve them medically too as it has now be declared that emergency medical procedures will remain free for outstation tourists...

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Sip of tea in thermocol cups and swallow chemicals in your body

India is a nation who is known for its tea or coffee loving habits. Here most of the people drink tea in the morning and evening for self stimulation. People love drinking tea when they are on trips, picnics and also it acts as a stress buster. A cup of tea is the morning makes a person’s day fresh this is the common phenomena in India. But do you know that tea is good if drank in metallic containers than thermocol cups or plastic cups...

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One drug for two problems; Alzheimer’s and tooth cavities

Dental fillings are now a part of history. Gone are the days of intense tooth ache. Those sleepless nights and unbearable pain is all fading away. According to a research, scientists have come up with a drug that can be used for tooth cavity. A drug earlier introduced for Alzheimer’s patients can now be used even for tooth decay’s. The new discovered drug called Tideglubsin has been introduced for repairing tooth ache...

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#IPledgeFor9: Initiative to save mothers and save newborns

Motherhood is a very sensitive emotion which a woman experiences during her time of pregnancy. Not only she but her whole family becomes cautious about her health during the whole period of nine months...

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German research highlights that semen can fight cancer

Cancer is a disease which ruins one’s life badly. You may lose your hairs, you may be very weak and even Cancer may be fatal. Taking this into consideration German researchers has found out a very unique medicine which can fight Cancer...

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Are you diabetic? Just one click and stay healthy!

Come out! Speak about it! Every year, around 5.8 million Indians die from non-communicable diseases including heart diseases, lung diseases, stroke, cancer, diabetes and others. Diabetes is one such subject which people ignore or neglect thinking it does not matter much. So to talk and create awareness a mobile initiative has been launched called as mDiabetes...

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Now FSSAI to certify popular and top street food places in India

In a great move, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India will ensure that all kinds of street food served are safe and hygienic. The top food regulator is likely to certify popular and top street food places in India after assuring food quality...

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Be happy, make happy! Read some easy ways to help depressed people

“Depression”, this word has been tormenting lakhs of people worldwide. Depress is not a mere syndrome but a threat to mental health. While we always considered depression as a mood swing, it is a real illness. Depression can be treated and cured. Here are some easy tips as advocated by World Health Organization (WHO) to take care of depressed people or self-depression...

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Essential drugs at low cost; NAPA caps prices of diabetes, blood pressure and pain killer medicines

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, NPPA has fixed prices of 27 essential medicines, including those used for the treatment of diabetes, blood pressure and pain. In a statement, the NPPA said, it has fixed the prices of essential medicines under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013. For Medicines that are not under price control, manufacturers are allowed to increase the maximum retail price by 10 per cent annually...

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Cheese Lovers! Eating Cheese everyday may keep your heart healthy

If you’re a cheese lover, you will welcome the results of the new study with open arms. Researchers suggest that eating around 40 grams (or 1.41 ounces) of cheese every day could help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. These new findings come from an analysis of 15 observational studies that looked at the effects of cheese intake on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...

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#SwachhBharatMission: A step towards ODF nation which has built 500 lakh toilets till now

India is heading to become 100 % Open Defecation Free (ODF) nation, it seems brightly that the dream of ODF nation is moulding positively as under Swachh Bharat Mission till now 500 lakh toilets have been constructed. This has paved a way towards clean India...

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AYUSH Ministry sets up research institute to boost Ayurveda

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) for undertaking coordinating formulating, developing and promoting research on scientific lines in Ayurveda is set up by The Ministry of AYUSH...

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Eat 6 meals in a day to burn belly fats faster

According to a study by Researcher Terri-Ann Nunns, Founder of the TerriAnn123 Diet Plan, eating 6 times daily holds the key to losing weight in a healthy manner. She says that eating regularly helps to burn calories at a faster rate naturally. ..

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Nuclear medicine is gaining significant momentum improving our quality of life: Dr Subhash Bhamre

Development in medical science has led to significant improvement in our quality of life says MoS of Defense Dr. Subash Bhamre while inaugurating a four day 49th Annual Conference of the Society of Nuclear Medicine – India SNMICON...

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‘Mission Indradhanush’ prevents childhood diseases by reaching over 25 million children

Union Health Minister JP Nadda stated that the government are committed to advancing the agenda of Universal Health Coverage in the country, and have rolled out various initiatives to meet this aim...

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JP Nadda declares India free from infective trachoma

Health Minister J P Nadda on Friday declared that India is now free from infective trachoma and termed this as a momentous achievement. Notably, Trachoma is a chronic infective disease of the eye and is the leading cause of infective blindness globally...

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Think twice before taking painkillers; the pills can make you obese, insomniac

Painkillers are harmful we all know now. Along with killing your pains, it might kill your normal lifestyle by bringing dreadful problems like Obesity, Insomnia, and Hypertension. As painkillers are the easiest way to solve some problems temporarily doctors often prescribe it as well as patients also take it without doctor’s permission. For a headache to a minor injury, the wide spell of painkillers needs to be brought down...

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Wait on! Think twice before you add Canola oil bottle in your shopping cart, It may harm your memory

Sometimes u eat certain things assuming it to be healthy and beneficial for your body but sometimes it is not so it may have an adverse effect on your physique. Same is in the case of Canola Oil, it is promoted as a healthy product but in fact it affects your memory says a research of Temple University...

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India, Cuba ink pact to deepen cooperation in the health sector

India and Cuba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector on Wednesday. Union Health Minister JP Nadda and Dr Roberto Tomas Morales Ojeda, Public Health Minister of Cuba signed the pact. ..

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Odisha inks MoUs to provide better healthcare facilities especially for children

Odisha inked four MoUs with an aim to provide better healthcare facilities. As per the MoU, the Glocal Healthcare systems will assist the State government to implement the digital dispensary project, a pilot project, in 14 locations in Nabarangpur district in the first phase...

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Care for ‘Ears’? Then don’t mess with your ‘Earwax’

How do you get rid of earwax? Q-tip, oil solution, or anything else? Stop right there because you shouldn’t remove earwax! So you might be surprised to learn that earwax serves an important purpose - and doctors say that most of us should not be trying to remove it at all...

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No extra efforts! Women are naturally more fit and athletic than men

It’s proved! Women don’t need to take extra efforts as study shows that ‘women naturally are stronger than men’. According to the study carried out by the Waterloo University of Canada, Oxygen absorption and muscle oxygen extraction between 18 young men and women of similar age and weight during treadmill exercise. Women can process oxygen faster than men when they start to exercise in treadmill; Women consistently performed well than men with around 30 per cent faster oxygen uptake throughout the ..

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Arogya’17 inaugurated attracting 60 countries to promote Ayurveda all over the globe

To spread the message of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddhha, Sowa Rigpa, Homoeopathy and wellness not only in india but on the international level the exhibition cum conference ‘Arogya 2017’ is organized by AYUSH and Commerce Ministries...

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Replace fruit juice in breakfast with whole fruit, especially if you are diabetic

Remember your perfect breakfast food; undoubtedly fruit juice holds an important ranking on the list. But if you are a diabetic, you need to moderate your fruit juice intake. A recent study says larger glasses of juice can substantially raise blood sugar levels. A risk of type-II diabetes has been linked to fruit juice consumption...

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Curbing Malaria menace: India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third

The menace of malaria is one of the most dangerous dead threats to the world. To prevent the occurrence of it, the Indian government, as well as World Health Organization(WHO), has taken several steps to curb the menace of it. Though the WHO malaria report 2017 has many drawbacks, the greener side is that India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020...

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India, Italy ink pact to deepen cooperation in health sector

India and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector by exchanging and training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts, today...

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Prevention of high blood pressure to get monitor with ‘Hypertension Management Initiative‘

The government has launched India Hypertension Management Initiative for prevention and control of high blood pressure. Around 200 million adults in India have high blood pressure, yet control rates for the condition remain low...

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1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified: WHO

While taking medicines we think that this will cure us but can you even think that even medical product can be of low standard or of false standard? But this is the truth as World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that out of 10 medical products 1 product is substandard or falsified...

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This Micro-ambulance will never be late due to heavy traffic

AmbuPod is an inventive product that can become a boon to provide emergency medical care as well as outpatient services in remote rural areas and also it has caught the attention of entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. It is developed by a Pune-based Dr Lavanian Dorairaj...

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A Robot doctor? No, it’s not only in sci-fi anymore but now exists in China

A robot is helping the doctor’s for treatment of patients- does it sound like a scene from sci-fi? No, rather it’s going to be true in China. For the first time ever, For the First Time, a Robot in China has passed the country’s National Medical Licensing Exam. It even scored much higher than the required pass marks. Xiaoyi, the robot which passed the test is an AI-powered robot and its name means “Little Doctor”...

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Early detection is key to survival: Detecting Skin Cancer gets easy

Detecting skin cancer early isn't easy. Currently, it's done through visual inspections or biopsies, but some doctors may not pick up on the disease using the former, while some patients may not be able to afford the latter. But now detecting skin cancer soon be easy!..

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More concrete steps to be taken for combating under nutrition: PM Modi

Since when our Nation is fighting against under nutrition. So in this concern Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the progress and efforts take up to prevent and reduce under-nutrition and related problems in India. The current status of malnutrition, stunting and related problems was reviewed. Successful nutrition initiatives in some other developing countries came up for discussion...

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A timely step: Centre asks states to take strict actions against hospitals involved in malpractices

If we take the example of Fortis Gurugram case, we will remember how many other similar cases happen every day. Corporate hospital chains sometimes really exploit patients and their families by overcharging. Hence Central government has urged all states to curb this menace by implementing Clinical Establishment Act. Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan has written a letter to all state chief secretaries in this regard...

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NTR Trust teams up with Facebook for blood donation drive

In order to bridge the gap between blood donors and patients, NTR Trust has joined hands with international social media giant Facebook for the efficient availability of blood units...

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#WorldToiletDay: Since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, more than 12 mn toilets constructed in rural India

Attempting to aid in break the restrictions around toilets, the United General Assembly has chosen 19 November as World Toilet Day. Titled as “Sanitation for All” earlier, this was taken to encourage the access to sanitation among the poor and to finish the practice of open-air defecation which is harmful to public health...

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Love dogs? Get yourself one, You might live longer

Love dogs? You might live longer! Swedish scientists have drawn out conclusions from their studies that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up...

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CM Fadnavis launches initiative to curb ‘Childhood Obesity’; Schools to get ‘BMI Dialers’ to measure BMI

To bring down the increasing levels of ‘obesity’ amongst children, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched a new initiative against childhood obesity, which will directly benefit over 6,000 children in Pune alone by making them aware about their Body Mass Index (BMI)...

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Daily Drug Regimen for treatment of Tuberculosis introduced

Under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), the daily regimen for TB patients across the country has been launched by the Health Ministry. The thrice-weekly regimen for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) was provided by the Health Ministry but it has now decided to change the treatment strategy for TB patients from thrice weekly to daily drug regimen using fixed-dose combinations (FDC) for treatment...

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India has ended polio and will use a similar intensified effort to end TB: JP Nadda

On Ending TB in Sustainable Development Era, Health Minister JP Nadda reaffirmed India’s commitment to eliminating TB by 2025 at 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference at Moscow, Russia. To strengthen and energize the discourse on TB and are perhaps the biggest window for global action on TB in the foreseeable future the Ministerial and High-Level meetings offer participating nations the potential...

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Kerala is the healthiest state of India while ‘Life Expectancy’ low in Uttar Pradesh

Kerala always stands out with its achievements, this time Kerala stood as the India’s healthiest state followed by Assam, according to the report published in the medical journal Lancet. The report was prepared under the Disease Burden Initiative, a joint project between the Indian Council of Medical Research, Public Health Foundation of India, and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare...

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Savlon launches ‘ID Guards’ for kids to raise awareness about hygiene on the eve of Children’s Day

Today the Savlon- Indian antiseptic brand took an initiative to spread awareness about hygiene amongst kids by introducing ‘Savlon ID Guard’ on the eve of Children’s Day. Savlon launched ‘Savlon ID Guard’ under its #SavlonSwasthIndia initiative. ..

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#WorldDiabetesDay Let’s take a quick overview of diabetes and simple lifestyle change measures to prevent it

With the changing lifestyle of this new era, types of diseases are also changing. Obesity, diabetes and such diseases related to lifestyle problem are becoming more prevalent. Moreover, in middle- and low-income countries diabetes prevalence has been rising. On World Diabetes Day, let’s take a quick overview of diabetes and needed preventive measures...

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Love mushrooms? Then you might be helping yourself in the fight against ageing

Love mushrooms? If yes then good but if no then you should start loving it! By eating mushrooms you might be helping yourself in the fight against ageing and in boosting your general health, according to a team of Penn State researchers! That's because mushrooms are a rich source of potent antioxidants...

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Northeast to get India's first ever ‘Air Dispensary’: Dr Jitendra Singh

ndia’s north eastern region is all set to get the first ever “Air Dispensary” based in a helicopter, said Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER)...

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India aims to be Tuberculosis free by 2025: Trivendra Singh Rawat

In so far as the awareness level of tuberculosis in Uttarakhand is considered, the state can found the target to finish TB by 2024 said the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday. On the occasion of inaugurating the Daily Regiment new treatment method for the treatment of tuberculosis patients, he further added that India has to free Tuberculosis by 2025...

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Full Immunization is every child’s right for healthy life: WHO

Each and every child has the right to live a healthy life. For this a child should be fully immune to fight against various diseases. Proper vaccination regularly makes a child immune. Today is World Immunization Day, A day which makes you aware that is your child totally immune?..

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Menstrual Hygiene is her ‘Right’: Kerala girls to get free access to sanitary napkins

Kerala never fails to show what is right! In an impressive way, now Kerala girls will soon have easy and cost-free access to sanitary napkins in their schools under ‘She Pad’ scheme. Girls feel the same that this should happen all over India. The scheme will be implemented in 300 schools across 114 panchayats in Kerala and aims at ensuring menstrual hygiene amongst girls...

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Ancient Ayurveda can rescue the oral cancer claims AIIA

Disease of cancer has become a major problem. In the medical world, doctors have started discussing new ways to treat it. In this all Ayurveda‘s role is coming in the front. It is discovered that Ayurveda is capable to rescue the deadly disease of Oral cancer...

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Having a dentist’s appointment? Not scared rather you will be lost as Gorilla welcomes you to ‘Dento Jungle’

Having a dentist’s appointment? Feeling nervous? Everyone’s gets scared of dentists! What if you suddenly enter the dentistry and you find out that it is the jungle? As the door opens, you enter the twilight zone, there's a gorilla welcoming you inside and all kinds of animals asking you go further, and you can almost imagine the enthralling birds chirping overhead. ..

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Around 2.5 quintals of stale food seized to maintain hygiene during Odisha’s Bali Jatra

Odisha’s annual historic event ‘Bali Jatra’ kicked off where Health Squad of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) seized around 2.5 quintals of stale food and destroyed during the ongoing Bali Jatra fair to ensure proper hygiene is maintained in preparation and no stale food is served to visitors during the festival.v..

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Now citizens being vocal about desperate attempt of Bengal govt to suppress dengue statistics

The futile attempt of Bengal government to suppress the statistics of Dengue has made the situation worse in the state. Whereas every day new Dengue cases are coming up every day and many patients dying from dengue, the administration has sought a denial mode. Citizens are even not getting proper information. Hence now citizens have started filing litigations in public interest. The questions are rising why health department is not starting campaigns to aware citizens...

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Biggest obstacle to fight mental health problems is Stigma: President Kovind in World Congress of mental health

With the progress of technology, human life has become more complex and stressful. Against this backdrop, problems related to mental health are more emerging. For first time World Congress of Mental Health is being held in India. On Thursday President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health. National Mental Health Survey 2016 found that close to 14 per cent of India’s population required active mental health interventions. As urban life is faste..

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High vitamin D levels in childhood may reduce diabetes risk: Study

Researchers from University of Colorado in the US examined the association between vitamin D levels in the blood and islet autoimmunity. Islet autoimmunity, detected by antibodies that appear when the immune system attacks the islet cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, is a precursor to type 1 diabetes...

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Kerala Govt along with UK University set to revamp healthcare model to address training and research development

Kerala government along with UK University set to revamp its healthcare model to address issues surrounding capacity development for primary care, training and research. The delegation led by Kerala Health Minister K K Shylaja Kumari concluded her two-day visit to the University of Warwick in England to explore how the general practitioner (GP) system has adapted to pressures caused by population changes...

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Conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia separated successfully; Odisha CM lauds the efforts of the doctor’s team

It was successful surgery where conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia were separated and now they can live ‘independent’ lives of their own. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has praised the extraordinary work done by four Odisha doctors; Dr AK Mahapatra & team in separation surgery of conjoined Jaga & Kalia at AIIMS...

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World Polio Day: Polio cases have decreased by over 99% since 1988

World polio day is established on 24th October over a decade ago by Rotary international, celebrating the birth of Jonas Salk (an American medical researcher and virologist). He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines...

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Don’t take pills, Take rest

Don’t take pills, Take Rest! Public Health England (PHE) says up to a fifth of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary as many illnesses get better on their own. Overusing the drugs is making infections harder to treat by creating drug-resistant superbugs...

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Having mushroom in breakfast can speed up weight loss: Study

In modern lifestyle, obesity is an integral health problem. Losing weight is many people’s common goal nowadays. Now a research paper suggests Mushroom, the high protein food can help you in the process. Having mushroom in breakfast can help to control weight...

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A new portable device can detect malaria within seconds in cheaper cost

Nowadays many poor patients face problem to have a blood test for fevers like Malaria, dengue due to high cost. By paying only Rs 10, within a few seconds now malaria detection is possible. Researchers from two institutes in Kolkata have developed such a portable device...

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Several initiatives taken to tackle malnutrition in India: NITI Ayog

To tackle malnutrition in children and mothers, India has taken several initiatives as NITI Ayog released National Nutrition Strategy focusing on interdepartmental convergence, targets & real-time monitoring. Pregnant women and lactating mothers will now receive five thousand rupees in cash on fulfilling basic conditions of health and nutrition...

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Under Swastha Bharat, six GNTs to be achieved by 2025

Since 1991, India's 50% of the increase in GDP, more than one-third of the world's malnourished children live in India. To tackle the malnourishment, the Health Ministry has set the six Global Nutrition Targets (GNTs) to be achieved by 2025 and also made the strategies to improve Nutrition status on Monday...

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On this #WorldFoodDay, let’s pledge not to waste food whereas about 800 million people suffer from hunger

Go to a restaurant, you will see leftover food in alternative tables whereas about 800 million people suffer from hunger. Despite the world produces about 800 million people suffer from hunger, kills more people every year than malaria, tuberculosis, and aids combined. The exact amount of food the privileged section of the society waste is one-third of the food produced worldwide. Rather than observing the day with events, speeches we should take the pledge to not waste food unnecessarily...

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Bilingual kids better at picking up new languages: Study

Research has uncovered how we understand language. A study done at Fordham University has revealed that bilingual kids have a better chance of picking up new languages. It was published in the journal 'Bilingualism: Language and Cognition'...

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Where there is a will there is Life: Heart from Mumbai saves life of a Lebanon businessman in Chennai

How life has plans for humans? No one knows what it is upto, how long it will be! People just have to value it and live it to their fullest. In an incidence a 61-year-old Lebanese businessman in Chennai received a heart from Mumbai. As per the Zonal Transport Transplant Co-ordination (ZTCC) centre, it is the first time that a heart has been transported to another city. A 61-year-old Lebanese businessman was waiting to receive heart for a month...

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Indian Air Force launched innovative health application ‘MedWatch’

To mark the 85th anniversary, Indian Air Force launched an innovative health application ‘MedWatch’; aims to provide authentic health information to all IAF personnel. This app was developed while keeping in mind with the Prime Minister's vision of 'Digital India'. The App was formally launched by Chief of Air Staff BS Dhanoa on Oct 11 during the Air Force Commanders' Conference...

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Curb the sedentary lifestyle; reports show women suffering from arthritis more than men

Arthritis is a chronic illness that affects the joints mostly. The disorder hits elderly people from their early 50s. And the prevalence of arthritis is rising the most in women rather than men, reports SRL Diagnostics yesterday...

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Vice-President releases 2 medical guides and asserts medical fraternity to provide affordable healthcare

Medical facilities provided by the private hospitals are so unaffordable for the patients that they often continue to live their life with illness. Highlighting this particular issue, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has said that the medical fraternity to treat their profession as a mission to provide healthcare to the masses at an affordable and reasonable cost. He said this during the two book launches of ‘Minimally Invasive GI Cancer Surgery’ authored by renowned laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. C. Palanivelu ..

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