Health

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

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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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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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