Health

#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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U.S scientists have developed a smart bandage that heals faster and controls dosage

A bandage cannot always heal the wound from within. It usually takes a lot of time and wears off easily. As a result of which the U.S scientists have developed a smart bandage that can precisely control the dose. ..

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Wear pink ribbon to symbolize Breast Cancer Awarenesss Month; here are few tips to prevent the deathly cancer

Breast cancer is one of the top cancer victimizing women in a long time. It is the most prevalent form of cancer. The disease has become a major problem all across the world including India. And October stands as the awareness month to educate people about breast cancer. ..

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Why does divorce run in families? The answer may be genetics, says a new study

hildren of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced when compared to those who grew up in two-parent families, and genetic factors are the primary explanation, says a new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden...

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Healthy tip: One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

A landmark study led by the Black Dog Institute has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can prevent future depression - and just one hour can help people. A research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry , the results have shown that even small amounts can protect against depression, with mental health benefits regardless of age and gender...

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At least 10 lakh deaths of children aged under five avoided since 2005

Death of children aged under five due to diseases including pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia/trauma, measles and tetanus was very high earlier. But the Indian government has severely focused on health sector since a past decade and therefore there has been a significant reduction in mortality rate of children under age five since 2005. At least 10 lakh children aged under five are saved since the year 2005 due to improvement in the health sector...

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And the award for best ‘Swacchta Pakhwada’ initiatives goes to Health Ministry!

The Health Ministry has been adjudged the best department during ‘Swacchta Pakhwada’, a fortnight-long inter-ministry initiative of Swacch Bharat Mission of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Health Ministry Secretary CK Mishra received the award on behalf of the entire Ministry. ..

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NHAI organises Free Eye Check Up campaign along National Highway to ensure safety for truck drivers

Five-day Free Eye Check-up Campaign kicked off organised by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari during the campaign said that “India witnesses five lakh road accidents every year in which 1.5 lakh people lose their lives. Most of these road accidents could be attributed to faulty engineering of roads, driver errors as well as flawed eyesight. The eye check-up and treatment of truck drivers who use national highways the most is ..

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If you’re not dreaming enough then you should check your health status! Read for more here!

Don’t you like dreaming? If you do then there’s good news for you. A good sleep helps in curing your illnesses. Isn't that exciting? According to a research by Rubin Naiman from Arizona University, a silent epidemic of dream loss is the root of many of the health concerns attributed to sleep loss. He has in fact published a comprehensive review of data on dreaming...

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On this #WorldHeartDay, read the significance behind this major cause that’s taking away 17.3 million lives each year

In today’s hustle and bustle life, we often stop caring about our health, especially heart. Without the proper functioning of blood through heart, it’s quite possible for us to suffer from heart disease. So, take good care of your heart on this World Heart Day and spread awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD). Moreover, World Heart Foundation organizes World Heart Day on September 29 every year to emphasize on the importance of being active and staying informed about cardiovascular health and ..

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Focusing on global health issues, India and Norway sign Letter of Intent for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

It’s very interesting to notice about how the health ministry of India is evolving. After JP Nadda took over the seat of Health Minister, he has been able to bring in about major changes in the precarious health condition of the country. To improve further health services, India has signed a Letter of Intent with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway to extend the cooperation within health sector through the Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) for a period of three years starting ..

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Acche din! Now doctors can work upto 65 years of age

Acche din! Now doctors can work upto 65 years of age. The Indian government has approved the enhancement of superannuation age of doctors other than doctors of the Central Health Services (CHS) falling under various Departments/Ministries/autonomous organizations, to 65 years...

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You can now beat your obesity, high blood pressure with this plant-based calorie-free sweetener!

Many people make lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or making their diet healthier, in order to lower it. Well, good news for all of them! Soon, treating obesity, hypertension and elevated levels of blood sugar and lipids can be as easy as taking a calorie-free sweetener. ..

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Want a solution for migraine? Visit your doctor to check for jawbone disorders that worsens the pain

Don’t worry; we have got your back. If you suffer from chronic migraine then we have a solution for it. According to a research, chronic migraine is mostly likely to occur in people who have severe jawbone disorder. The findings to the study indicate temporomandibular disorder affecting the jawbone may directly not affect the migraine problem but could worsen it even more...

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Know about the scientific facet of 'exercise', it makes your cells healthy promoting longer life

It’s been well-known that any kind of exercise benefits the body. Whether it’s cycling, walking or running, it makes us all healthy. You can lose weight, sleep better, fight stress and improve your overall body health. Zhen Yan of the University of Virginia School of Medicine said, “Whether muscle is healthy or not really determines whether the entire body is healthy or not. Aerobic exercise removes damaged mitochondria in skeletal muscle.” The researchers said that they found that one important benefit ..

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Did you know that any kind of physical activity can prevent you from death? Well, read here!

Some of us really hate doing the household chores, right? Well, you’ll be surprised to learn that physical activity of any kind can prevent heart disease and death, says a large international study involving more than 130,000 people from 17 countries. ..

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World’s largest vaccine campaign in the second phase; targets 3.4 crore children in India

With the support of World Health Organisation (WHO), India have had launched its campaign on Measles and Rubella (MR) along with ten other WHO South-East Asia Region member countries on 5th February 2017...

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Attention worriers, expressive writing cools brain on stressful tasks; read the tips too!

Chronic worries: Simply writing about your feelings may help you perform a stressful task more efficiently, said a Michigan State University study that measured participants’ brain activity. The research published online in the journal Psychophysiology provides the first neural evidence for the benefits of expressive writing, said lead author Hans Schroder...

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NGOs initiates to reintegrate mental patients with society

In India, almost 15 crore individuals are estimated to have mental health issues and the 10% gets the treatment. To reintegrate these people with their families and society The Banyan has launched BALMSFL located at the Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health on September 17...

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Jet lag drugs could ease side effects of cancer medicine, suggests Edinburgh University

Cancer is not spreading of virus; it is multiplication of cells in the body. And cancer is very painful in the advanced stages and most of the times, even doctors can’t recommend of pills that can ease it. But University of Edinburgh and University of Aberdeen in UK have come up with a brilliant and most shocking solution to this. A drug used to ease the effects of jet lag may also prevent the painful side effects of cancer medications. The pain caused by chemotherapy damage to nerves by blocking ..

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Health Ministry with WHO, plans to uproot diabetes from India by launching a mobile initiative, mDiabetes

Diabetes is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in collaboration with the WHO Country Office for India and other partners, has launched a mobile health initiative for the prevention and care of diabetes – mDiabetes. ..

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To control ‘infant mortality’ rate, Tamil Nadu will provide contraceptive injections for women free of cost

Being one of the populated states now Tamil Nadu will give ‘contraceptive injections’ to women belonging to the age group of 18-45 years. To bring the population menace under scrutiny and to adopt safety measures for birth control, Tamil Nadu will be giving ‘contraceptive injection’ once in every three months...

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Indulge in dark chocolate as much as you want as it helps in reducing heart diseases

We all crave for chocolate and most of us associate it with fats and calories. However, that’s not the same case with dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is popularly known as one of the best superfoods. If you take a bite of dark chocolate to satisfy your craving, you are at the same time helping your heart too...

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To treat uninvited guest ‘Heart Attack’, CORolla device may soon work wonders

Today’s hectic lifestyle, stress, untimely food habits, lack of physical activities have taken a toll on the human heart. Lakhs of people have died and still fall prey to this uninvited guest ‘Heart Attack’. In Israel, a certain device is been used to treat or prevent this fatal treatment...

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Quit your office chair every 30 minutes because sitting for too long may increase death risk

Innumerable IT and corporate offices have a 9-hour shift where people normally sit and work non-stop majorly the entire day. Many researches have suggested that sitting at one place for a long duration is unhealthy but a new study published in Internal Medicine Annals has found that adults who sit for one to two hours at a time without moving have a higher mortality rate than adults who accrue the same amount of sedentary time in shorter bouts. ..

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Kolkata blessed with India’s first advanced Homoeopathy Virology lab

Kolkata on Tuesday got blessed with India’s first India’s first advanced Homoeopathy Virology. The laboratory, established at a cost of Rs. 8 crore is the only one in India for conducting basic and fundamental research in Homoeopathy for viral diseases like influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya, and swine flu. Homeopathy is already a popular practice in West Bengal and the inauguration of this lab will encourage for enhanced practice. ..

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India, Morocco sign MoU on cooperation in the field of health further taking the friendly relations ahead

India and Morocco friendly relations go back to 1956 when India supported the decolonization of Morocco at the United Nations. The MEA have stated, “India and Morocco have enjoyed cordial and friendly relations over the years of bilateral relations with significant growth and depth.” And yesterday, both nations have taken a step ahead in the field of health. The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the green signal for signing an MoU between India and Morocco. ..

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AYUSH Ministry inaugurates Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy in Agartala to strengthen the services in North-Eastern states

A Regional Research Institute of Homeopathy has been inaugurated by the AYUSH Ministry in Agartala, Tripura. Shripad Naik of AYUSH Ministry has urged homeopathic researchers to contribute and help the government in the management of epidemics like dengue, chikungunya, malaria and swine flu as the contribution of homeopathy in controlling epidemics is well known in the past. Naik made this appeal at the inauguration of the Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy (RRI) in Agartala. ..

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Health Ministry in association with AIIMS organizes 7th International Conference on Cost Effective Use of Technology in eHealthCare

The eHealthCare is a new concept in India. To breakdown the term, the motive of eHealthCare is to help patients, physicians and community hospitals to provide quality technology. Medical technology is still not abundant in India and to improve the situation, the Health Ministry has recently inaugurated the 7th International Conference and Workshop on Cost Effective Use of Technology in eHealthcare at AIIMS. ..

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Around 2.7 lakh Punjabis addicted to drugs: Study

The future of lakhs of youth is destroyed due to a drug addiction. Punjab is one of the states where a major quantity of drugs is utilized and youth are destroying their life after getting addicted to several banned substances. Notably, Around 2.7 lakh which is less than 1% (0.9%) of the Punjab’s population is addicted to drugs while 22 lakh Punjabis are addicted to alcohol and 16 lakh to tobacco...

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Just dedicate 25 minutes to Yoga, meditation and see improvements in brain function and energy levels!

Yoga and stretching exercises are very beneficial to one’s body. If practiced in the morning, it cleanses the body, mind and soul, three together. It acts as a great kick starter to your day. In fact, practicing brief sessions of Hatha Yoga and mindfulness meditation can also significantly improve brain function and energy levels, stated a new study by Waterloo University. ..

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Health Ministry organizes 10th Medical Technology Conference; calls for integration of technology as priority

Health Ministry plays a crucial role in India. The Ministry incorporates and monitors the services provided to the normal citizens of the country. Keeping the services beside, the medical technology forms the crux of the hospitals services. To shape India’s medical technology and healthcare, MoS Anupriya Patel inaugurated the 10th Medical Technology Conference at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi. ..

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No, over-eating is not the only reason to obesity, genetic effects in your lifestyle play a huge role too!

We have most of times encountered people blaming their genes when they see a body defect. That’s not true! Genetic effects in our body depend on our lifestyle. The risk for developing obesity is influenced by our lifestyle as well as our genes. In a new study from Uppsala University in Sweden, researchers show that our genetic risk for obesity is not static, but is influenced by our lifestyle. ..

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NITI Aayog launches National Nutrition Strategy to focus more on children and women’s nutrition in the country

Taking a serious note of child stunting and malnutrition elevating statistics in India, NITI Aayog calls for renewed focus on nutrition and launched National Nutrition Strategy for eradicating the problem in a phased manner. It intends at bringing nutrition to the centre-stage of the National Development Agenda. It lays the roadmap for targeted action to address India's nutritional needs. ..

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‘Antara’ and ‘Chhaya’ are two new contraceptives launched by Health Ministry; read briefly here!

The Health Ministry has launched two new contraceptives, an injectable contraceptive MPA under the ‘Antara’ programme and a contraceptive pill, ‘Chhaya’, in the public health system to expand the basket of contraceptive choices to meet the emerging needs of couples. ..

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Do you know? Scientists develop ‘camera’ that can see through human body

Scientists have developed a camera that sees through the human body. This will help doctors track internal examinations as they occur, rather than relying on expensive X-rays. The camera detects light sources within the body, such as that on the end of an endoscope...

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GOOD NEWS! Coffee lowers risk of death by 18%

A study has revealed that people who drank two to four cups of coffee a day had an 18% lower risk of death compared to people who did not drink coffee. The study had very diverse populations with different lifestyles for subjects, and found that mortality was inversely related to coffee consumption for heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease...

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World Bank announces US$200 million to combat cholera in Yemen

Yemen is continuously suffering from the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. The death toll in Yemen has reached to 2,016 while suspected cholera cases have reached to 5,54,197 due to the massive outbreak of cholera in the whole country since April 2017. Therefore, the World Bank announced US$200 million grant to support Yemen as it struggles to contain one of the world’s largest cholera outbreaks...

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800 children have died in Jharkhand hospitals this year; HC takes cognizance asking for a health report

Recently, the death of children in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand has increased majorly this year. More than 800 children have died in 2 hospitals in Jharkhand this year, with most deaths blamed on encephalitis. Over this incident, the Jharkhand High Court told the government to inform it about the steps the government plans to take to improve the health services in the state. ..

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#NationalNutritionWeek this year will focus on ‘Breastfeeding Practices” for greater infant health growth

Every year during this time, Health Ministry observes National Nutrition Week from 1st September to 7th September. This year’s theme to the National Nutrition Week is “Optimal Infant and Young Child feeding practices”. During this period, a week-long campaign will be carried out to create mass awareness about the importance of appropriate nutrition in protection and promotion of health and wellbeing of children. ..

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Researchers might've discovered an anti-inflammatory drug that could cut down heart attack risks

A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked. Researchers from years are trying to break the ice for ‘heart attack’ treatments. And there is one institution that might’ve found the treatment. The British Heart Foundation said they could help lives with the help of drug called ‘canakinumab’. BHF performed a study where patients reported 15% reduction in the risk of repeat heart attacks...

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A slow and steady approach will help you in losing weight sooner than crash diets!

We often come across people who complain of gaining weight just as soon as they lose it. A recent study has found that shedding consistent kilos each week can help keep the weight off over the long term...

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Pay attention! Too much of good cholesterol may also kill you

While high levels of “good” cholesterol have long known to be beneficial, its excess can also raise your risk of death, say researchers. Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. However, the findings showed that people with extremely high levels of good cholesterol have a higher mortality rate than people with normal levels. ..

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Take note! Smoking influence is powerful in collectivistic culture than individualist ones; read here!

Smoking is a bad habit, said everyone but ever wondered about how this habit enters into a person? Well, a new research from the University of Pennslyvania has found out that having peers who smoke doubles the risk that non-smoking teenagers will also pick up the habit. ..

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Kenya to hold new anti-malaria drug trials

Malaria still threats human race especially in some countries of Africa it is still highly prevalent. For a new anti-malaria drug, trials will be held across nine countries in Africa and Asia. In next couple of months, Kenya will hold trials for KAF156, developed by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis...

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Death toll in Gujarat reaches 288 due to outbreak of swine flu

An outbreak of swine flu or the H1N1 virus in Gujarat since January 2017 has brought the disastrous result in the state as the death toll has increased to 288 while 1,877 H1N1-infected people are being treated in hospitals across the state...

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High doses of vitamin C may halt the progress of a deadly blood cancer: Study

Here is good news! High doses of vitamin C may halt the progression of a deadly blood cancer by encouraging faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to die, a study claims. The study was published in the journal Cell...

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ICMR, Health Ministry sign pact with South Korea’s IVI for vaccine

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Health Ministry inked a pact with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea to collaborate on vaccine research and development. ..

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Health Secretary calls for strengthening peripheral health institutions

Presiding over a national review meeting of the National Health Mission (NHM) in New Delhi recently, Health Secretary CK Mishra called for adopting innovative approaches to make the healthcare facilities at the peripheries work in order to make tertiary care facilities less crowded, which may eventually impact the quality of healthcare in the country...

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To provide healthcare at doorstep 11 ‘Mobile Medical Units’ will travel across rural and inaccessible areas of Odisha

In order to provide healthcare at the doorstep in rural Odisha, especially to those which are inaccessible rural areas, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off 11 Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) which will travel to rural areas across the State providing free primary health care services...

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Medical outlets of AMRIT Deendayal to facilitate people in Assam, UP and Punjab

The flagship programme of the Health Ministry- AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment) was launched in November, 2015 to provide economical healthcare services. To improve the services of the medical assistance more, Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda has decided to launch 15 medical outlets of AMRIT Deendayal in Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The launch will take place through video conference from Shimla today. ..

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Dengue Epidemic: Health Minister Nadda chairs review meeting on prevention of vector borne diseases in Delhi

Dengue virus affects as estimated 390 million people around the globe each year, and can cause symptoms ranging from a mild fever and headache to severe low blood pressure. India and Thailand are central air traffic hubs that are helping in the spread of dengue epidemic. To put a stop to the action, Health Minister Nadda held a high level review meeting for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (dengue, malaria, chikungunya and swine flu) in Delhi. ..

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Do you know? Blowing out colorful candles atop a Birthday cake increases bacteria on cake

When the Birthday bell rings, everyone gets into the world of celebrating with cakes, parties, colours, glitters, gifts etc. ‘Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you… and the candles are blown! Yay, that’s how we celebrate Birthdays. Attention! Those colourful candles burning brightly atop a birthday cake may look lovely, but apparently blowing them out increases the bacteria by 1400% over the cake itself...

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Take a Sigh peeps, Soon the new blood test could instantly detect the ‘Cancer’ at early stage

We humans along with technology are doing wonders in the fields of science. Don’t believe? Here is the good news. A new blood test could soon reveal if an individual has cancer before showing symptoms. This test could act as a boon for millions of us, ain’t it? ..

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Take note ladies! Prolonged night shifts could put you at the higher threat of breast cancer

Women of 21st Century are much bolder, confident and progressive than men. With the advancement of new technology and digital age, women are excelling in every field. But with all the success arrives work pressure which often leads to night shifts which can cause great harm to women. According to a study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, women who live in areas of higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk of risking a breast cancer than women who live in lower levels ..

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Disastrous swine flu in Gujarat claims at least 208 precious lives

An outbreak of swine flu or the H1N1 virus in Gujarat has brought the disastrous result in the state. At least 208 have been killed so far due to an outbreak of swine flu in Gujarat since January 2017 and 1883 positive cases are registered due to which death toll may increase further effectively...

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Get your child immunized as Telangana rolls out vaccine campaign to combat Measles and Rubella

With an intention to uproot Measles and Rubella, today Telangana rolled out the Measles and Rubella campaign which will provide the vaccination to around 70 lakh children between 9 months and 15 years. Measles and Rubella campaign will continue till 25th September...

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Mumbai’s ‘One Rupee Clinic’ initiative kicks off; aims to give affordable health service to the commuters

Good news for the commuters! Railways have come up with new initiative ‘One Rupee Clinic’ at all the railway stations of Mumbai and now even Western Railways will also be the benefited. Authorities have decided to open the cost-effective ‘one rupee clinic’ for hassle free medical treatments at all western railway stations...

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World heads closer to target of eliminating polio; Somalia declared free of polio

According to the latest report by WHO, Somalia has witnessed zero polio case in last three years. That is why it has been declared a polio free country. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo praised efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, UNICEF and WHO to eradicate polio from Somalia...

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AYUSH Ministry records more than 3.5 lakh practitioners of Homopaethy, Unani, Siddha and Naturopathy in the country

The AYUSH Ministry was first formed on 9th November 2014 soon after PM Narendra Modi sweeped the general elections and came into power. In the span of just 3 years, the total number of registered practitioners of Homoeopathic, Unani, Siddha and Naturopathy is more than 3.5 lakh. And the total number of AYUSH hospitals is 3,639 while dispensaries are 26,405. ..

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Demand of smoke-free Olympics gradually increasing in Japan

Smoking has been an issue in Japan and played a major role in Tokyo election. Banning smoking in public places is an increasing demand. Now the issue is bothering Olympics organizers also. Anti-tobacco groups in Japan demands a complete smoke-free Olympics rather than designated smoking areas in games location...

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#NationalDewormingDay will cover 11 cr children across India’s schools and anganwadis

The second round of National Deworming Day (NDD) will be held today in 33 States and Union Territories to tackle worm Infections, targeting more than 11 crore children. ..

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Health Minister Nadda highlights steps taken to control vector borne diseases in a review meeting

Health Minister J P Nadda held a high level meeting to review the activities for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (dengue, malaria, chikungunya) in the country,. Nadda extended assurance to all states that there is no shortage of medicines, diagnostic kits, masks etc. The Health Minister further reassured the states for all possible help from the government. Highlighting the important role that the field level workers, and municipal corporations and municipalities play in control and ..

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Health Ministry gives out framework for private hospitals serving the districts’

Public private partnership as we know is a cooperative arrangement between two or more public and private sectors. Such an arrangement can be seen in the healthcare as well. Public health and hospitals being a state subject, the provision of healthcare services is the primary responsibility of the respective state/UT governments. However, under National Health Mission (NHM) technical and financial support is provided to the states/UTs to strengthen their health systems, including support for projects/progr..

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Measles eradication to accelerate soon! Vaccination campaign rolls out from this month

India, along with 10 other WHO South East Asia Region member countries, have resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020. In this direction, Health Ministry has initiated measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in the age group of 9 months to less than 15 years in a phased manner across the nation. The campaign aims to cover approximately 41 crore children and is going to be the largest ever vaccination campaign worldwide. ..

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This food is causing your depression and anxiety!

A new study by the University College London (UCL) found that men who consume a lot of sugar run an increased risk of depression. The study was done on a group of 5,000 men and 2,000 women who were analysed for sugar in their diets and common mental health problems...

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Stringent steps taken by centre to check quality of drugs available in country: Read now

Chemical and Fertilizers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya gave the brief information of the stringent steps taken by the centre to check the quality of drugs available in the country in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Minister Mandaviya also informed that in the National Drug Survey conducted in the year 2014-16, 3.16 % of drugs were found Not of Standard Quality (NS)...

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Centre proposed 14 new AIIMS hospitals in the country; 73 existing medical institutions being upgraded

All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi is the one of the profound medical institutions in the country. And when we hear AIIMS, we only think about the one in Delhi. Well, good news awaits you on this; Centre has proposed to set up 14 new AIIMS hospitals in the country. The additional 14 new AIIMS will be under the various phases of ‘Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana’ in different parts of the country. ..

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Kenyan teens rejecting HIV treatment only due to social stigma

Social stigma is one of the most harmful evil social disease. A stigma can push people to carry life threatening act. A large part of youth from three African nations quite HIV treatment only due to due to stigma, discrimination and disclosure issues. Though HIV can be spread through various means still Public are not clearly aware of the transmission process. The United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) has revealed that Kenyan teenagers are most likely to quit HIV treatment...

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Irony! South Africa, the nation with biggest HIV treatment program has highest HIV prevalence rate

The African nation which is considered as one of the most developed nations in the continent, unfortunately, has the highest HIV prevalence in the world. The bigger irony is South Africa has biggest HIV treatment program in the world.As per Statistics South Africa report, approximately 12.6% South African population suffers from HIV...

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’ Full immunization’ to covered from 7th October in most of the North-East states, declares Health Ministry

With the aim to accelerating the full immunization coverage and provide greater focus on urban areas and other pockets of low immunization coverage, the Ministry of Health has drawn up an aggressive action plan to achieve the target by 2018. According to the plan, states will conduct Intensified Mission Indradhanush drives for 7 working days from 7th day of every month starting from 7th October 2017 for four consecutive months excluding Sundays, holidays and Routine Immunization days. A total of 118 ..

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills 1,992; 4,19,804 more suspected: WHO

Yemen is facing the world's largest cholera outbreak as the disastrous disease has claimed lives of at least 1,992 people while the suspected patients of the disease had reached up to 4,19,804. ..

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Can’t afford costly medicines? Well, Health Ministry sells quality drugs at affordable prices as well

More than 100 billion medicines are sold every year in India. After the GST rollout, the rates of medicines have also increased depending on the HSN code of the item. In a bid to supply cheap medicines to the people who can’t afford, the Health Ministry has National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) which fixes the ceiling price of the drugs...

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Parents can now work with the healthcare staff of the hospital for their newborn’s well-being

To improve the health of a new born, Health Ministry released operational guidelines for planning and implementation of Family Participatory Care (FPC). The guidelines will serve as a guiding document for those intending to introduce FPC in their facility as an integral part of facility based newborn care. ..

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Heavy breakfast is good for health: Study

A new study found that people who eat a heavy breakfast are likely to stay fit. The study, in which 50,000 people participated, showed that those who made breakfast their largest meal in the day had lower Body Mass Index than those who preferred large evening meals...

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Dengue hits Kerala with highest records of 10,377 cases along with Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra

As viral fever like dengue and swine flu has claimed many lives in India, Kerala tops the list of having highest records with 10,377 dengue cases where 18 succumbed to deadly dengue. After Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra too stand in the same line having highest records of dengue cases...

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AYUSH drugs formulations published publicly, open to people for discretion

To regulate the quality standards of Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathic drugs, the government has established new Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian medicine and Homeopathy under the Ministry of AYUSH. Pharmacopoeia Commission’s prime mandate is to steer the work of developing quality standards of drugs, publish and revise Ayurvedic and other drugs. Pharmacopoeia Committees and Pharmacopoeia Laboratories of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy are in place for development of respective standards ..

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Health Ministry lists out measures taken to control chronic anemia in women

India tops the list of nations with most anemic women and children. Iron-deficiency anemia has remained the top cause of disability in India for 10 years. According to National Family Health Survey (NFHS)–IV (2015-16), the prevalence of anemia among women aged 15 to 49 years is 53%. In order to prevent anemia among women and children, National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI) has been launched in 2013, a flagship scheme under the National Health Mission based on the life-cycle approach, under which iron-folic ..

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West Bengal received Rs. 3694.136 lakhs under National Ayush Mission in last 3 years

The more our World has progressed, the more we are forgetting the natural resources. When there are enriched medical practices like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani & Homoeopathy, we only opt for allopathy treatment. The government of India 3 years ago launched National Ayush Mission provide cost effective and equitable AYUSH health care throughout the country. Under the scheme n amount of Rs. 3694.136 released to West Bengal under NAM during last 3 years...

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Over 20 lakh people enroll to quit tobacco: WHO report

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that over 20 lakh people enrolled themselves in the Indian government's quit-tobacco initiative in its 1st year. 7% users quit tobacco after putting their names down for the programme. The ‘mTobaccoCessation’ programme reinforces the behavioural aspect of the quitting process, using motivation and real time support in moments of stress using mobile technology...

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At least 5000 Yemenis falling sick every day due to outbreak of cholera: WHO

Yemen is facing the world's largest cholera outbreak as the disastrous disease has claimed lives of at least 1,837 people while the suspected patients of the disease had reached up to 3,72,900. Notably, 91.3% parts of Yemen are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year with 5000 Yemenis are falling sick every day...

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Over 20 lakh people enroll to quit tobacco: WHO report

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that over 20 lakh people enrolled themselves in the Indian government's quit-tobacco initiative in its 1st year. 7% users quit tobacco after putting their names down for the programme. The ‘mTobaccoCessation’ programme reinforces the behavioural aspect of the quitting process, using motivation and real time support in moments of stress using mobile technology...

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Reeling under the spell of Dengue, JP Nadda willingly steps forward to fund states’ for more help

As the breezy monsoons begin in India, so does the Monsoon session in Parliament and the arrival of dengue fever. In South of India, especially in regions of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the grip of dengue is much higher than any other state. Out of 11,581 cases of dengue, 20 deaths have been confirmed until 16th July just in Kerala...

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At least 5000 Yemenis falling sick every day due to outbreak of cholera: WHO

Yemen is facing the world's largest cholera outbreak as the disastrous disease has claimed lives of at least 1,837 people while the suspected patients of the disease had reached up to 3,72,900. Notably, 91.3% parts of Yemen are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year with 5000 Yemenis are falling sick every day...

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Yes! Coffee can make you live longer: Study

Based on a study by 'Annals of Internal Medicine' drinking coffee can make you live longer. In the study spanning 16 years, researchers observed that regular and decaffeinated coffee drinkers experience health benefits like increased life span and low risk of cancers and chronic diseases...

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Magic of Music! Bengaluru man plays Guitar while doctors perform a surgery on his brain

Music is an escape, well said. For the first time, it has happened that during the live Brain Circuit Surgery performed in India where the patient played the Guitar! Shocking, isn’t it? Patients are usually given anaesthetics to prevent pain during a surgery as some complex procedures can be a harrowing experience for people...

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The “gods” in human attire give a child 2 new hands by transplant for the first time

The transplant sector in Medical has improved a lot in recent years. After several achievements, now transplant medicine has created another revolutionary achievement with World's first child double hand transplant. After almost 11 hours of surgery involving four teams of doctors, Zion Harvey had got two hands again. The experts who were involved in the operation has announced it a success...

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Govt lays down stricter norms to preserve Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medicinal systems

India as we all know is based on the concrete foundation of Ayurveda and ancient medicinal systems. Ayurveda is the only traditional Hindu system of medicine which incorporates all the knowledge from 4 Vedas. To preserve the traditional medical knowledge and the hygiene of more than 2 billion people of India, the government gave birth to the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library in 2003. TKDL protects wrongful patents of traditional medicinal knowledge at International Patent Offices. It also disperses ..

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Govt lays down stricter norms to preserve Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medicinal systems

India as we all know is based on the concrete foundation of Ayurveda and ancient medicinal systems. Ayurveda is the only traditional Hindu system of medicine which incorporates all the knowledge from 4 Vedas. To preserve the traditional medical knowledge and the hygiene of more than 2 billion people of India, the government gave birth to the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library in 2003. TKDL protects wrongful patents of traditional medicinal knowledge at International Patent Offices. It also disperses ..

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Don't scold your kids, Read why!

As per a latest German study, scolding kids may only encourage them to continue with their bad habits. Kids can only learn to stop undesirable tendencies if they are given an alternative - not just criticism...

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills 1784; 3,44,700 more suspected: WHO

Yemen is been suffering from a dual attack, one is from massive civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. An outbreak of cholera in Yemen has claimed lives of at least 1784 people while the suspected patients of the disease had reached up to 3,44,700. Notably, Yemen’s major parts are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year. 22 governorates of Yemen have been suffering from Cholera...

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‘National Strategic Plan’ launched for Malaria elimination within 5 years

To elimination malaria from country in the next 5 years, Union Health Minister launched the National Strategic Plan for the 2017-22 on Wednesday. Speaking at the launch, Nadda said that the government would like to eliminate malaria by 2027 and urged the states for active cooperation. National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22) which gives strategies for working towards the ultimate goal of elimination of malaria by 2030...

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Mission Parivar Vikas to focus in 7 states for population stabilization: JP Nadda

Health Minister J P Nadda while felicitating a function organized by Jansankhya Sthirita Kosh (JSK) said “Mission Parivar Vikas will focus on 146 high fertility districts in 7 states with high TFR. Under this, specific targeted initiatives shall be taken for population stabilization through better services delivery”...

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STD diseases may be becoming drug resistant; WHO warns

A report by the World Health Organization says that at least three people around the world have cases of completely incurable gonorrhea. WHO warned about the dangers of drug-resistant gonorrhea which can cause infertility and increase the risk of contracting other infections...

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Stay alert! After Gujarat, Zika Virus hits Tamil Nadu; patient recovered completely

After Gujarat, now Zika virus hits Tamil Nadu. On Monday Tamil Nadu prepared a report on one case of Zika in the Natrampalayam panchayat in the remote Krishnagiri district. On June 26, the patient developed symptoms such as fever, redness of eyes, headache, and photophobia, pain behind the eyes, myalgia and weakness...

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Disastrous outbreak of cholera in Yemen claims at least 1706 precious life: WHO

Disastrous outbreak of cholera still continues to kill people in Yemen in large number since the end of April this year. An outbreak of cholera in Yemen has claimed the life of at least 1706 people since 27th of April while the suspected patients of the disease had reached up to 2,97,438. Yemen’s 22 governorates have been suffering from Cholera...

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Gonorrhea rising gradually as Antibiotic-resistant, WHO report says

Antibiotics are the most common drug in the world to fight infections caused by bacteria in both humans and animals. Antibiotics fight these infections either by killing the bacteria or making it difficult for the bacteria to grow and multiply. But recently due to the mutational change in Bacteria, Antibiotic resistance is increasing. In addition to that, the lifestyle, bad habits are also leaving an impressionable effect. Doctors usually suggest an antibiotic course for various infections. But patients ..

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Dual attack for Yemen: Cholera outbreak claims death over 1500 while 2,46,000 more suspected

An outbreak of cholera in Yemen is worsening day by day as the death toll has crossed over 1500 in a time period from 27th of April this year to till now. However, the suspected patients of the disease have reached up to 2,46,000. Notably, Yemen’s major parts are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year...

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Dr. Tedros, the 1st African starts his journey as WHO Director-General

The continent which is devastated with several health problems is the home of new WHO Chief. The first African has taken the charge of WHO Chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus an Ethiopian medical doctor. He was nominated by the Ethiopian government and became the first person from continent to occupy this profile...

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Overcoming a nightmare; Congo declares an end to Ebola outbreak

In the first half of this year, Ebola grasped the normal flow of life in many countries. Among other countries, Congo was one of the Ebola victims. During the month of May, WHO informed Ebola outbreak news in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Finally on Saturday, overcoming this nightmare the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an end to its two-month Ebola outbreak. ..

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Beware! Currency notes are causing diseases

Microbes have made our phones, seats, door knobs and all our personal belongings as their home. A study conducted by a biologist Jane Carlton at New York University has found that Propioni bacterium, bacteria known to cause acne are spreading through bank notes...

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Arunachal to get Hygiene toilets for all households with 'Sulabh' assistance

Arunachal, the largest state in the North East will get hygienic toilets for all households in the state'. The Arunachal government is collaborating with the 'Sulabh International' the globally reclaimed organisation for this giant task...

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Health is wealth; 1st WHO Africa forum suggests health as the basis for socioeconomic development

In childhood, we were taught in schools –Health is Wealth. Following the same principle, WHO suggests Africa that being healthy is the basis for all socioeconomic development. Africa is the only continent in the world where the population as a whole is getting younger. Hence vitality of Youth is the greatest gift for Africa. To safeguard this vitality, Africa needs to work together for a healthy youth. World health organization held is the first forum in Africa’s Rwanda from 27th June to 28th June...

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Sending your kids to school early is not good!

Parents, if you’re planning to enroll your child into school early, think twice. Starting school early could have a negative impact on child’s well-being. A study, led by the Stanford University which investigated more than 2,000 children across 80 primary schools in US, has found that children who are younger than their peers when they start school are more likely to develop poorer mental health...

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India was the top supplier in health sector to UN system in 2016

The UN procured $902 million worth of goods from India last year, making it the top provider, ahead of the US, in this category. India supplied $162 million worth of services to the UN system. According to estimates by the UN, India's procurement volume and share of total UN procurement, however, has dropped from $1.3 billion and 7.3 per cent in 2015 to $1.1 billion and 6.0 per cent of total UN procurement in 2016...

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Delhi drivers to receive health checkups for 2 months at all CNG stations of IGL

Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, together, inaugurated the Swasth Saarthi Abhiyaan (SSA). The Swasth Saarthi Abhiyaan (SSA) is a two month long mega campaign focusing on providing preventive healthcare to the auto, taxi and bus drivers of the region. The SSA event is a unique initiative to address the major issues being faced by public transport drivers of the region, with almost all of them being users of CNG...

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‘Healthcare’ is for everyone; it is the fundamental right of every individual: WHO

‘Healthcare’ to the one who need must be accessible in every corner of the world irrespective of his/her caste, sex, creed, money, status. As ‘healthcare’ is one of the fundamental need and right of the human being. According to World Health Organisation WHO, Discrimination in health care settings is widespread across the world...

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