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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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Operation Insaniyat: India sends 55 tonnes of relief material for Rohingya Muslim Refugees in Bangladesh

Day by day the influx of Rohingyas in Bangladesh is escalating as they have been severely facing the ‘humanatarian’ crisis after forced to leave from the Rakhine state of Myanmar; on the grounds of ‘Humanity’, Indian Army extended their assistance and launched ‘Operation Insaniyat’ which provided 55 tonnes of relief material to the affected Rohingya people in Bangladesh...

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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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Education is fundamental right: Hill schools in Bengal suffering from indefinite strike sends out message to politicians

Darjeeling area which is in limelight since June facing loss in several industries. But the most important thing is getting overlooked is education. The hill area boarding schools have always been famous even in abroad. Since the indefinite shutdown called by Morcha started more than 50 schools over there could not carry their works. The innocent students are getting deprived of their basic fundamental right. To give out a strong message through a peaceful rally, teachers and school owners in Kurseong ..

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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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Enough of fairness cream ads; Watch the advt featuring swimmer Bhakti Sharma to inspire yourself

Mumbai, September 12: The frequent consumers of Youtube are so habituated or rather to say annoyed with the chunk of advertisements. Any audience while watching a Youtube video will definitely press the “skip ad” option. But there is always an exception in every bunch of examples. A Hero Pleasure ad featuring a swimmer Bhakti Sharma will definitely change the notion towards and audience will start falling in love with advertisements. Amid Youtube ads full of beauty product promotions, fairness cream ..

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Hounded by ISIS, Yezidis demand for creation of separate ‘Yezidi Autonomous Region’

The Yezidi leader demanded that the United Nations, US, Canada, UK, EU and other members of the international community to intervene with the Iraqi Government, and support the creation of an “Autonomous Region” for the Yezidis and other minorities in the Sinjar region and Nineveh Plain, under the protection of international forces and directly tied to Baghdad's Central government. This right is already guaranteed under the Iraqi constitution, article 125, but it needs implementation! This is the ..

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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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Need more focus on gender parity: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Underlining the importance of women empowerment Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asserted that policy makers should give due diligence to gender balance in climate change policies. Addressing the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development Mahajan said that climate change, women land rights, and sustainable development are all interrelated issue and needs more focus...

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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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Kolkata raised voice for voiceless; protest held against torture on stray animals

Someone is beating a poor animal on road or children throwing stones on strays are so familiar scenes that we even don’t wonder when such incidents take place in front of our eyes. Recently in social media, many videos of cruel torture on animal went viral prompting anger among animal lovers. To protest such act of cruelty, a group of animal lovers came down to the road in the heart of Bengal capital...

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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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Kolkata peeps don’t waste food! Donate leftover food to “Food ATM”

The city of joy Calcutta has never failed to show its humanitarian face to help people in misery. This time city gets “Food ATM” to help starved poor people of the city. From 15th August the ATM will start its full-fledged work. Calcutta's Famous Eatery, Sanjha Chulha has started this innovative concept...

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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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We are here to tell the world, Civilians in conflict are not a target

Antonio Guterres..

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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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South Africa takes help of technology to prevent Gender based violence; a new app fights women abuse

Gender based violence is a prevalent global problem. As technology is improving, South African women can now take help of technology to combat violence against them. South African women's rights organization People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) unveiled an app it hopes will help survivors of gender-based violence...

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Exposed! Religious freedom under threat in Pakistan: US

Pakistan’s human rights violation and apathy towards minorities, Balochistan and others is well known by other countries. But the United States again exposed Pakistan over the attacks on minorities like Sikhs, Christians and Hindus...

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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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Menstruation not a crime but isolating menstruating women is now real crime in Nepal as per new code

Kathmandu, August 10: Human race have progressed with time, reached the unreachable Moon but it could not change old blind faiths. Menstruation which keeps the human reproduction ongoing has always been badly tagged as something unholy. In almost every country Women even blush to utter the word such our social construct is. When society cannot overcome its disease law comes to overthrow it. Nepal has proved that very well. The Legislature-Parliament on Wednesday enacted a new law criminalizing a custom ..

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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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Communist party is losing its turf, hence instigating violence: Dattatreya Hosabale

Expressing concern over the repeated cases of violence against the RSS workers in Kerala Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sah-sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale asserted that Communist party was losing its turf in the state with the rise of RSS...

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Child marriage shows declining trend effectively by 20.4%

Somewhere, some how Indians lacked to walk on the demand of time. But ‘where there is a will, there is a way’ as the central government has taken several effective initiatives to stop child marriage and has also succeeded in it. Notably, child marriage is declining in our country effectively...

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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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Upper House gives nod to Backward Classes Commission Bill

The Rajya Sabha passed the Constitutional (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 seeking constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes at par with the SC and ST Commission, with the government assuring that the new law will not encroach on the rights of the states or the federal structures...

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#JeaySindhudesh : State Atrocities against student activism of Sindh

In Sindh, JSSF was banned totally, Later in 1986, a long-bus carrying top-leadership & many activists heading to attend the conference in Medical college at Larkana was hurdled by Pakistan's Army At Jamshoro & Opened bullet fires. In result, Four of the leaders died on the spot, scores were severely wounded & hundreds were arrested by Pakistan's Army. They were detained for a long time or imprisoned without any charges against them. These type of the atrocities continue till today. ..

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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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Ever heard of clothing rights? Turkish women march for ‘Clothing Rights’ protest in Istanbul

Turkey has always been seen as a ‘conservative’ country. Women in Turkey don’t enjoy the independent rights as women in America or Britain do. As a result, there has been an increasing number of verbal and physical attacks against women for their choice of clothing. President Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist rooted AK Party have shown little interest in expanding the rights of minorities, gay or women in that case. To protest the silence by the Turkish government on minorities’ rights, hundreds of ..

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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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Technology without drawback; a new smartphone in Japan to restrict the screen time of children

Overuse of smartphone is a worldwide problem. Along with the good side of a new technology, a bad aspect always comes together. Nowadays instead of reading the book, playing outdoor, kids are attracted to Smartphones only. Once upon a time, Television was a great addiction for children; the addiction is now overtaken by the Internet. Recently a survey in Japan has shown teens and youth in 20s spend longer online than in front of the small screen. In such scenario, a Japanese mobile phone service provider ..

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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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Integrated Child Protection Scheme aims to give safe environment for overall development of children

With the objective to create a safe and secure environment for overall development of children in need of care and protection and for children in conflict with the law, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) takes care under Child Protection Scheme (ICPS)...

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Seva is the expression of compassion- Bhaiyaji Joshi

Underlining the importance of Seva in every individual’s life Rashtriya Swayasevak Sangh Sarkaryvah Bhaiyaji Joshi said that the spirit of service is instilled in our ancient culture where we consider that service to humanity is equal to service of God...

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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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Malala Yousafzai urges world leaders to invest in education for children in conflict-stricken countries

Highlighting the needs and importance of educations for those kids who are displaced from their motherland, Noble Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai during her first visit to Iraq called on world leaders to invest in education for children in conflict-stricken countries. She said, “Education is necessary to protect children both now and in the future.”..

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Saudi Arabia grants full access to sports, physical education for girls in public schools  

Bringing a major reform in an education system, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that the girls in public schools now onwards will have full access to sports, physical education etc. Notably, the major reform comes after years of calls by women across the kingdom demanding greater rights and access to sports...

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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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Andaman to take strict action on video, photos of Jarawa community uploaded on YouTube

Taking a cognizance of objectionable videography and photographs of the protected Jarawa and other tribal communities of the Andaman Islands on ‘Youtube’ social media platform, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribe (NCST) has initiated sternest action against it...

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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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The number of flowing refugee, migrant from Libya to Europe increasing with time

The fraught, famine, civil war, Islamic group problems are hitting Africa badly. With the increase in such problems, the refugee problem is mounting globally. To find secured better shelter, migrants from West and Central Africa are traveling to Europe. Though the danger in the route from Libya to Europe kills many migrants, movements have increased there. United Nations refugee agency has completed a study which indicates an increase of the movement...

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Bengal Child right Commission summons Bimal Gurung for children's presence in protest march

Gorkhaland issue now seems a long-lasting unsolved problem of West Bengal. The government and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha both are playing the game of increasing pressure on each other. GJM supporters burnt down important documents of GTA, started setting fire in important administration offices. But on last Monday, going one step further Morcha used children in their protest march from Singmari to Chawkbajar. Repetition of the same incident twice in a week has resulted into a show cause notice by the ..

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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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Watch out! Your phone is damaging your brain

Your brain power may be reduced when your smartphone is within reach, affecting your ability to concentrate on a task. Researchers from the University of Texas in US conducted experiments with nearly 800 smartphone users to measure how well people can complete tasks when they have their smartphones nearby even when they are not using them and found that they significantly effects the human brains...

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Human Rights abuse in Pakistan

Pakistani parliament has given extraordinary power to law enforcement agencies in Gilgit-Baltistan which are used to suppress the Shia population of the region. The authorities can detain anyone without due process of law, engage in electronic surveillance, conduct search and seizures, and use military force wherever deemed necessary...

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NPPA gets GST ready; releases provisional ceiling prices of 761 drugs

In order to facilitate smooth implementation of GST for pharmaceutical companies, the provisional ceiling prices of 761 formulations were worked out. Drug price regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has given out provisional pricing of anti-cancer, HIV, diabetes and antibiotics, with the majority being reduced in the price bar...

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills at least 1310 people; 2,00,000 more suspected 

An outbreak of cholera in Yemen is worsening day by day as at least 1310 people in a time period from 27th of April this year to till now. However, the suspected patients of the disease had reached up to 2,00,000. Notably, Yemen’s major parts are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year...

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8 UAE princesses convicted in Belgium after found guilty of human trafficking, degrading treatment to servants

Eight Princesses from the United Arab Emirates have been convicted in Belgium after they were found guilty of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants. However, they were acquited of the more serious charge of inhumane treatment. Earlier, the princesses were given a 15-month suspended jail term and ordered to pay a £145,000 each, half the sum is suspended...

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Forced conversions… a nightmare for Pakistani Hindus

Facing the heat of orthodox societal hegemony the life of Hindus based in Pakistan have become miserable with the emerging problem of forceful conversion resulting in mass exodus of Hindus from Pakistan. According to leading newspaper The Nation, Hindu girls are being abducted forcibly converted and then married to Muslims...

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills at least 1265; 1,92,983 more suspected: WHO

An outbreak of cholera in Yemen is worsening day by day as the dangerous disease killed over 1265 people in a time period from 27th of April this year to till now. However, the suspected patients of the disease had reached up to 1,92,983. Notably, Yemen’s major parts are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year...

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‘Solidarity Summit’ has raised $358 million for refugees, UN announces

Refugee issue is tormenting Africa, especially Nigeria, Uganda since a long time. Especially, in last month, the return of refugees to their native places is worsening the situation. Thousands of refugees are living in a horrible situation without minimum possession. Today UN held a summit Solidarity Summit’ for refugees hosted by Uganda. This has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today. UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, ..

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Uttarakhand is the 4th state to become Open Defecation Free (ODF)

As India tries to free itself from polluting environment, government takes steps to enhance environment at its best and provide as many amenities to the common people. Under Swachh Bharat Mission, government has launched Open Defecation Free (ODF) programmes which will avail toilets to the rural area people who still defecate in the open. States like Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Haryana and two others have implemented the Open Defecation Free (ODF) programme...

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Limitation, a mere word in dictionary; read about the Japanese woman who has proved that

Whenever we introduce someone, we give the description of how he or she looks. In an era, man has claimed their supremacy in every space- water, sky, land; we still don’t introduce someone by their work. Physical appearance is inherited with birth; we often seem to forget that. Dwarfism is a condition of short stature, as a result of a medical or genetic condition. But being unaware of that we make fun of dwarf people, in the circus, they work as Joker and we laugh. All these difficulties could ..

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Cabinet nods for India-Sri Lanka pact in traditional medicine, homoeopathy

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Modi on Thursday has given its approval for signing a MoU for cooperation in traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy between Ministry of AYUSH and Sri Lanka's Health Ministry. The signing of the propsed MoU will enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the areas of traditional medicine and homeopathy...

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#SwachhBharat! Now Haryana and Uttarakhand join the league of #OpenDefecationFree States

Open defecation is a major problem in India. Along with personal hygiene, it affects environment also. The practice of open defecation is not limited to rural India. It is found in urban areas too. In spite of a large number of people still practicing open defecation, the Government of India has made progress in reducing the practice. Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, and Kerala were the first three states to be declared as open defecation free state. Now, two more states are included in the list- Uttarakhand, ..

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Aadhaar number made mandatory for TB patients availing government cash benefits

Tuberculosis is that one disease which is engulfing the whole of India. Recently, tuberculosis is spreading like an epidemic which is larger than what was estimated. India is one of the 6 nations that has reported 60% of TB patients in the year of 2015, according to WHO. According to reports, the prevalence of TB in India was at 217 per 1, 00,000 population in 2015 as against the previously estimated 127. In a bid to help the TB patients, the Health Ministry has issued a notification asking those ..

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Environment Ministry marks #InternationalYogaDay celebrations, arranged sessions with Yoga Gurus

oga is India's blessing to the world that holds the guarantee of self-acknowledgment and as a science tries to keep the body, brain, and soul in concert. Environment Ministry too performed Yoga to mark International Yoga day...

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‘Great Wall of China’ showcased a great ‘Yoga’

Taking Yoga the ancient Indian science of health & healing to the world, like other countries China too celebrates International Yoga Day with great vigor. Like every year this year also the International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the world, including in Singapore, in a big way...

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Hello Ladies! Are you dreaming for glowy skin, curvy body, abs? ‘Yoga’ gives you all

Celebrate ‘Peace’ everyday, as Yoga is the ‘essential’ ingredient which will boost our life in many different ways. Today on this occasion of International Yoga Day 2017, which is celebrated by over more than 180 countries globally is a proof which states the authentic benefits of ‘Yoga’ to our physical and mental health...

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Art of Living celebrates #IDY2017 in 150 nations to define ‘Yoga is for all’

To cherish India's heritage and good health, The Art of Living celebrated third International Yoga Day (IDY) in 108 nations with a message- Yoga is not just limited to one religion or one country, it`s for all and treasure of good health...

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Prominent personalities share their Yoga poses on this #InternationalYogaDay

On this International Yoga Day, not only Narendra Modi, Baba Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravishankar come out to preach the age-old exercise but also the Bollywood fraternity. Evergreen actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted saying that he has been practicing Yoga since his childhood. Such tweets are even more motivating at the international front as people look up to him from across the world. Along with him, other prominent personalities like Shilpa Shetty, Shaina NC, Arbaaz Khan, Bipasha Basu, Virat Kohli and many ..

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"Lakhs of Yogis made Guinness record of largest yoga session"; Baba Ramdev, Amit Shah join the mood

While the whole world in engaged in the celebration of ‘Yoga Day’, Gujarat made it special hosting the biggest International Yoga Day event in which at least 5 lakh participants performed Yoga with great enthusiasm making it a Guinness World Record of the largest yoga session. Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP President Amit Shah participated in the mega event...

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Real heroes of India enthused Indians with Yoga sessions at extreme terrains

To heal the mental unrest, Yoga’s contribution is unremarkable. We complain that we face stress every day but the heroes who are protecting our country they spend every minute in tension, stress. Mental and physical stability of the security forces is very much needed. That is why armed security forces from all along India is celebrating International yoga day for the healing of mental stress. From the borders of the country to the mountains, water the color of celebration is prevailing everywhere...

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‘Yoga for Health’ propagated throughout the nation to heal ‘Oneself’ on the eve of #IDY2017

The whole nation is drowned in the fever of celebrating 3rdWorld Yoga Day 2017, with different concepts, with different ideologies toward society and to heal ‘Oneself’. With the theme ‘Yoga for Health’- people from different parts of nation are already immersed in performing different Aasanas...

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Singapore’s ‘Intellectually Disabled’ too celebrate International Yoga day

Yoga is India's blessing to the world that holds the guarantee of self-acknowledgment and as a science tries to keep the body, brain, and soul in concert. Legitimately showcased, yoga can possibly attract countless. aking Yoga the ancient Indian science of health & healing to the world, Singapore celebrating International Yoga Day with great vigor. ..

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Myanmar raised the curtain of International Yoga day celebration with quiz contests

The aroma of a flower can never be bound in a certain place. It gets spread through the air. Like that, the power of yoga is now not only cherished by India but in every country also. The neighboring country of India, Myanmar is also observing 3rd International yoga day. They opened the celebration with a quiz contest. Next Sunday, Yangon, the capital of Myanmar will observe the day vividly...

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‘YOGA’ fervor continues globally: UAE, Saudi, US performs Asanas with great enthusiasm on 3r Intl Yoga Day

Crores of people of many countries with various levels of skills, age and nationality, and health-conscious residents laid down their mats, relaxed and communed with nature to participate in the grand celebration of World Yoga Day on Tuesday. At least 180 countries today is celebrating Yoga day including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, United States of America etc...

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African nations reflect similar enthusiasm in Yoga

Yoga indicates a complete path by itself. It helps to gain “Union”- the union of body and soul. It brings someone to the experiential reality. Yoga was declared as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO last year. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Evolving in India, now every nation cherishes this practice. In 2014, proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by. On the 3rd International Yoga ..

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From India across the world- Yoga stretches its back on this #InternationalYogaDay

Derived from the Sanskrit word, ‘Yug’- Yoga is a practice that is being preached from ancient India. The very origin of Yoga dates back to 5th-6th B.C and till today, the world believes in Yoga and its healings. On the International Yoga Day, from UK to Canada, China to India, people religiously practice Yoga and celebrate it with all their zeal today. Almost 3 million people regularly attend yoga lessons in Germany alone. Meanwhile, London has totally dived into the practice of Yoga. Thousands of ..

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Not only elders but also 1500 school kids celebrates International Yoga Day in Malaysia

Taking Yoga, the ancient Indian science of health & healing to the world, Malaysians celebrating International Yoga Day with great vigour. Like every year this year also the International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the world, including in Malaysia, in a big way...

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Russia aims to achieve 'a healthy mind in healthy body' on International Yoga Day

Yoga-the great art of living, is celebrated everywhere. India has gifted the world the invaluable ‘Yoga’. Yoga is not mere asana or exercise but it teaches how to live a balanced life. This art is more than 10,000 years old. This way of living that aims towards 'a healthy mind in a healthy body'. Today is the International Yoga day and along with India, the whole world is celebrating Yoga today. Russia, the long-term friend of India is also celebrating the day in different corners of the country...

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Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune has contributed and developed the best Yoga in India

As India celebrates Yoga today at an international level. There’s an institute that has worked to spread Yoga, internationally, over a period of 4 decades. The Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute has published books on Yoga and these have been translated into multiple languages. There are thousands of Iyengar Yoga teachers popularising and propagating yoga across the world. The Institute has been selected as the first recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for outstanding contribution to promotion ..

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With complementary rain showers PM Modi heartily celebrate World Yoga Day with thousands

Today on this auspicious occasion of International Yoga Day 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi enthusiastically greeted everyone while celebrating World Yoga Day with more than thousand people in Lucknow. Interestingly despite of rain showers in the early morning, PM Modi compassionately continued to perform Yoga along with other people...

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Lucknow is all set for the historic 3rd International Yoga Day

The state capital Lucknow is all set to witness the mega proceedings of third International Yog Day in the presence Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The event will take place at Ramabai Ambedkar Ground. on this occasion Governor Ram Naik ,UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath , and senior government officials will participate in the celebrations of Yoga day...

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Darjeeling terms Internet Shutdown as human rights violation based on a UN resolution

Darjeeling unrest has been troubling everyone in the Hill area and near vicinities since a week. The Gorkha land issue has totally devastated the stable situation there. Police and GJM supporters’ clashes are now commonplace incidents. Amidst such violence, the Bengal Government instructed to shut down the internet in the area for days. Since Sunday there is no internet connection. Regarding this situation, the local people have questioned the violation of human right by the government over a UN speech...

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While India gears up for #Yoga Day, Ayush ministry shares 'Common Yoga Protocol' 

This Yoga Protocol has been prepared with suggestions and consultations from yoga experts and heads of the eminent yoga institutions in the country...

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Yoga offers you ‘Sky above, Earth below and Peace within’! #IDY2017

India has been practicing Yoga since ancient times as Yoga is a way to learn and understand the spiritual India. Yoga defines the culture and heritage of India which also describes the way to lead a healthy life. Today while our lives are stuck amidst the stress and hectic routine, our body and mind craves for peace and tranquility – which can be attained through Yoga. Let us unite on the eve of InternationalYogaDay 2017 and encourage healthier minds for healthy ‘us’...

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With main focus on ‘intellectually disabled’, Singapore mark its International Yoga Day

Like many countries, Singapore too waked up early for a celebration of 3rd International Yoga Day. Singapore has arranged Yoga sessions or practice throughout the city between 17-25 June having 85 sessions and 8000 participants at 70 Centres with center Focus on Sun Love Home for the intellectually disabled...

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Introducing ‘Dance Yoga’ Ramdev Baba encouraged people says ‘will help make India stronger’

World is geared up to celebrate International Yoga Day 2017 with full enthusiasm. Founder of Patanjali, Yoga Guru- Ramdev Baba organized 4 day event where he introduced paticipants to new form- ‘Dance Yoga’...

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One in 10,000 Irish teenagers will die by suicide, says UNICEF

One in 5 Irish children aged 11-15 years experience two or more psychological symptoms. They either face sleeping difficulties or feel low or nervous all the time. This has been found by the UNICEF while they studied the children in the country. Ireland’s teenage suicide rate has been listed as fourth-highest amongst the high-income countries. ..

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Over 500 people wake up to 3rd #InternationalYogaDay celebration in Malaysia

Taking Yoga, the ancient Indian science of health & healing to the world, Malaysians celebrating International Yoga Day with great vigour. Like every year this year also the International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the world, including in Malaysia, in a big way. The Mission has inspired various other Malaysian institutions also to celebrate the Yoga Day during the week of 18-25 June 2017 or as convenient to them in various Malaysian cities...

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Dual attack for Yemen: Cholera outbreak claims death over 1100 while militants looted 63 relief vessels

An outbreak of cholera in Yemen has brought a disaster as over 1100 people killed in a time period of just three months. However, the suspected patients of the disease have reached up to 1,58,960. Yemen’s major parts are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year. On the other side, militants in Yemen have detained and looted more than 63 relief vessels packed with aid provided by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries...

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Munich celebrates #InternationalYogaDay with writing workshops on asanas and quizzes

The 21st of June was called by the UN and WHO to be the "International Day of Yoga". This day is being used annually from 2015 onwards every year in order to familiarize as many people as possible with the advantages of yogapraxis. Munich will celebrate the International Yoga Day with Yoga workshops, competitions on asanas, quiz, essay, writing and shloka recitation...

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Puppets do Yoga too! Celebrations of #InternationalYogaDay kicks off in Anganwadi centres

While International Yoga Day is on corner, not only India but the whole world is ready to celebrate Yoga day which highlights the importance of Indian culture and its benefits to our health. Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi kickstarted the International Day of Yoga 2017...

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Japan starts the celebration of International Yoga Day

India has gifted the World a great art of living- Yoga. Yoga cannot be defined as mere exercises or asana. It teaches how to live a balanced life. On the verge of International Yoga Day, many nations are celebrating this great art. Japan capital, Tokyo witnessed an event of Yoga with more than 450 participants...

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Prez Mukherjee unveiled Super Specialty Hospital to enhance quality health life of Udupi people

On Sunday the President Pranab Mukherjee to provide better health infrastructure in rural areas, laid the foundation stone for A Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Super Specialty Hospital. This hospital will provide hassle free services for people to encourage quality health...

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Indian army believes in human rights: asserts Army Chief Gen Rawat

Chief of the Indian Army Gen. Bipin Rawat Saturday asserted that there was no human rights violation by the Indian armed forces in the Kashmir valley...

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HRD Ministry takes initiatives to inculcate the benefits of Yoga in daily life

Yoga is not just exercise or asanas, Yoga means the union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. This art is more than 10,000 years old. This way of living that aims towards 'a healthy mind in a healthy body'. 21st June is the international yoga day. To make common mass aware of Yoga benefits, Human Resource Development has taken several initiatives...

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European Union slams Pakistan's stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav, poor rights record

Dual facing Pakistan is been criticized in all over the world and India has played a very important role in exposing Islamabad’s dirty policies of backstabbing via spreading terrorism in other countries. Now, European Union slammed Pakistan as it adopted a resolution raising concern over the lack of civilian jurisdiction in the nation as well as on Kulbushan Jadhav row...

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The elder abuse is on rise as every 1 out of 6 is affected: WHO

Not only women and children but elder people are the victims of ‘Abuse’. A new study, supported by World Health Organization WHO and published in the Lancet Global Health, has found that almost 16% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to psychological abuse (11.6%), financial abuse (6.8%), neglect (4.2%), physical abuse (2.6%) or sexual abuse (0.9%). The research draws on the best available evidence from 52 studies in 28 countries from different regions, including 12 low- and middle-income ..

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Hundreds of people hospitalized after food poisoning strikes refugee camp of Iraq

At least one child has died and over 200 people have been hospitalized while nearly 600 others were treated in the camp itself after a serious outbreak of food poisoning at a refugee camp in Iraq...

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On this World Blood Donor Day, pledge to donate blood more often as you can save 3 lives!

Have you ever donated blood and thought of where exactly does your precious blood goes? Well, the donated blood that the hospitals or blood campaigns receive does not only go to the patients lying on the hospital beds. Most of us ignore the very fact that disasters happen any time without any call and victims at the need of the hour seek for blood. You blood goes to the people who are the sufferers of any natural calamity or a terrorist attack. Every pint of your blood can save 3 lives. By donating ..

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Ministry of AYUSH approves setting up of 100 Homeopathy hospitals across India

Heading towards rejuvenating health through ‘Ayurveda’, India will set up 100 AYUSH hospitals. Ministry of AYUSH has approved for setting up of 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) hospitals across the country...

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Saving your food in Aluminum foil? Think again

Cooking your food in aluminium pots or pans isn’t a bad thing, but placing it in foil and putting it in the oven is problematic. The researchers found dangerously high levels of aluminum in foods after being cooked, reheated, and even cooled on aluminum foil. The cause for alarm is that when aluminum accumulates in the body, it can lead to osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s...

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Disastrous Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills at least 923; 1,24,000 more suspected

An outbreak of cholera in Yemen is worsening day by day and has brought the disaster as over 900 people killed in a time period of just two and half months. The suspected patients of the disease have reached up to 1,24,000. Yemen’s major parts are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year...

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Shocking! Overall prevalence of diabetes in 14 states, 1 UT is 7.3%; Chandigarh tops the list

Diabetes nowadays is the most common disease in India due to less physical activity and having more junk food. 7.3% people of 14 states and 1 union territory are now suffering from this hazardous disease...

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Yoga is best app that everyone must download in their life

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar..

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Healthy gets creative! Come let us delve and enjoy Yoga with Puppets

With the aim to increase the popularity of Yoga through life-size Mascots Ministry of AYUSH, launches awareness drive. The mascots provide an eye-catching way of helping boost the awareness of International Day of Yoga (IDY)...

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Cholera epidemic stares at civil war–torn Yemen, claims 8000 lives 

Cases were registered in 19 different provinces. Epidemic spread due to poor hygienic conditions and the shortage of medical facilities...

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Yoga practice elevates by 30% from last 2 years, research says it helps to eradicate diabetes

Yoga has earned the global recognization in promoting positive health among people. Since treatments in the modern media hospitals are becoming expensive affairs for the people, Yoga is gradually making new inroads into the health care system. Yoga not only makes people healthy but also helps to reduce the burden on the health care delivery system of the country. To promote Yoga more in the country, the second edition of National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga was inaugurated by AYUSH Minister ..

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Positive Energy on the Way! 100 Yoga parks soon in all over India

Yoga has its grassroots in India; with a need to promote its importance globally government has been taking various steps and initiatives. To boost further 100 Yoga parks are expected to be set up all over India. People get ready to get rejuvenated. ..

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills at least 800 people; 1,00,000 more suspected  

An outbreak of cholera in Yemen is worsening day by day as the dangerous disease killed over 800 people in a time period of two months. However, the suspected patients of the disease had reached up to 1,00,000. Notably, Yemen’s major parts are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year...

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New “Selfie with Daughter” app launched to improve child sex ratio

Gender equality is a key step for the development of a nation. Even in this twenty-first century, there are many families who don’t welcome a new female member in the family. Fetus killing is one of the worst social diseases. A balanced sex ratio is very important for the better sociological condition. Today the President Pranab Mukherjee launched a mobile application ‘Selfie with Daughter’ with a vision to improve the child sex ratio of India...

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Major dip in the tobacco consumers of ‘India’; Users reduced by 81 lakhs

India has come a long way in controlling the use of tobacco. Tobacco is a prime driver of poverty and it affects the family as a whole, the community and the country and requires a multisectoral approach to control it. Consuming tobacco creates a higher risk for cancer to grow than any other consumption. Health Minister JP Nadda has regulated a major dip of tobacco consumption amongst the youth. And as a result of that, Nadda was conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global ..

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Doctors in Jharkhand join IMA Delhi protest march; demands to stop ‘violence’

Violence on doctors is not a new issue in India. There have been many instances where in the doctors have been thrashed knowingly if a patient succumbed to death. In a move to stop the violence on doctors, Indian Medical Association in New Delhi has organized a rally march to insist the Central Government to formulate a stringent law against such violent incidents. The rally march will be joined by circa 300 doctors from Jharkhand...

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Largest Human Milk Bank will improve infant survival rate supporting breastfeeding in Northen India

It is observed that, In India, very few children are put to the breast immediately after birth. Though 96% of children (both urban and rural population) under age five have ever been breastfed, only 29% started breastfeeding within half an hour of birth in urban population and 21% in the rural population...

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Dark shadow of ‘Malnutrition’ kills ‘Childhood’ of around 31 million Indian children: Survey

India is getting crushed under the shadow of ‘Malnutrition’. The Survey report was done by Save the Children, an international non-profit working for marginalized and deprived children in their journal ‘Stolen Childhoods’ stated that India has the highest no. of children stunted due to malnutrition...

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Now, save a person’s life in first 10 mins by learning from ‘Skill a Life, Save a Life’ program

In India 1,324 accidents occur on roads every day and a life is lost every 4 minutes and measures taken in the first 10 minutes can save a life. Keeping this in mind, the Health Ministry is initiating its’ ‘Skill a Life, Save a Life’ program by launching First Responder course for professionals as well as general public. ..

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Health Minister Nadda releases 10th Common Review Mission (CRM) report of National Health Mission

Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda attended the function for dissemination of 10th Common Review Mission (CRM) report of the National Health Mission. He said, “Ensuring quality of healthcare in public and private sector is our key priority. However, new challenges demand we make innovative strategies and encourage new ideas and innovations and take advantage of them so that nobody is left untouched of our services.”..

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Embrace life, don’t rise up with the smoke; Quit Tobacco on this #WorldNoTobaccoDay

Remember the legendary Mukesh advertisement just before the movie is played at the theatres? Well, that stands as a very good example today on the #WorldNoTobaccoDay. World Health Organisation has taken this day very seriously and has spoken on its effects and threatening challenges on the international front. Tobacco consumption is one of the biggest public health threats the world faces, killing more than 7 million people a year. But tobacco use is one of the largest preventable causes of noncommunicable ..

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills 471; 52,000 more suspected  

Yemen is been suffering from a dual attack, one is from massive civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera which has killed at least 471 people just within a month and suspected patients of the disease had reached more than 52,000. Notably, Yemen’s major parts are suffering from Cholera since the month of April this year...

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The issue of NGO Law in Egypt leads to international outrage

Recent decisions of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have created an outrage among Egyptian citizens. On Monday, Egypt issued a new law regarding the activities of non-governmental organizations. The new law bounds the limit of NGO work only to social and developmental work. The draft of the law was first ratified in last November. The controversial law has been criticized by human right organizations...

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US researchers identify protein called Tudor-SN that slows down cancer development

Nothing is impossible in science. But cancer is an extremely complex disease which leads people to death and earlier it was an incurable but the researchers, scientists etc of all over the world have found many effective ways, medicines to cure this very dangerous disease. Researchers again found an effective way to slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer...

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VP Hamid Ansari speaks briefly on Ayurveda at the Silver Jubilee of ‘Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth’

Ayurveda is a traditional healing system of India, going back at least to the Vedic times. It is amongst the oldest and most elaborate forms of traditional medicine in the world. Addressing the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, Vice President of India Hamid Ansari assures that Ayurveda medicine is still an important component of our healthcare system...

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Drinking Red Wine has same effect as going to gym: Study

This might just be the good news ever for those who feel lazy to go to the gym. Researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, found that resveratrol, also found in nuts and grapes, could potentially help people who want to exercise but find it difficult. ..

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Ayurveda is oldest, most elaborate forms of traditional healing system of India

M Hamid Ansari..

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Shocking! One out of every three female students at UAE University suffers from Obesity

Obesity in females of United Arab Emirates is found very commonly due to their sedentary lifestyle and poor sleeping habits. Notably, over 36 percent of children in UAE are obese and not only children but one out of every three females in the country suffer from Obesity...

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#MenstrualHygieneDay: How NGOs in India changing the facet of menstrual hygiene, Read here!

Menstrual hygiene is something that girls/women should always take care off. There are still villages that exist in India where young girls use cloth during menstruation as they cannot afford sanitary napkins. A rage has also been going viral on the Internet about cutting the rates of vermilion (sindoor) but not sanitary napkins. ..

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An outbreak of Zika virus hovers over Gujarat, WHO confirms 1st case in Ahmedabad

Gujarat seems to have been facing problem in combating Zika virus which is hovering over the state majorly. According to WHO reports, the virus is said to be circulating in South East Asia and 3 cases of the virus has already been reported between February 2016-January 2017 in Ahmedabad. All cases were reported from Bapunagar here and the patients tested positive at the Gujarat government-run BJ Medical College (BJMC). ..

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WHO confirms first 3 cases of Zika virus in India

World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus in India. All the cases are from Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. One involves a pregnant lady who was tested in January. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had reported the cases to WHO earlier. Gujarat govt had made notifiable only cases of dengue, malaria and chikun gunya. However, the virus that causes Zika & Dengue is the same...

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Besides You, Even Healthy 'Heart' loves 'Dark Chocolate' !

Eating a small amount of chocolate every week may decrease the risk of heart diseases, according to a new study. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, USA, after studying nearly 1000 people for a year, have found that people who ate chocolate (which has more flavanols) 1 to 3 times per month were about 10% less likely to be diagnosed with heart related issues...

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Cancer treatment rates will fall; specialized hospitals will merge on a single platform, says PM Modi

In the times of development and technological innovation, the world is grieving with cancer. Cancer has become like plague which is spreading amongst people. In India, 14.5 lakh people are estimated to carry cancer in one of their body parts. With such a dangerous threat to the people’s lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed into constructing cancer hospitals that will provide affordable treatment to all without any fancy. He was addressing this speech on the occasion of a book launch at ..

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#LGBT: Taiwan legitimizes same-sex marriage

Taiwan has taken a unique step of supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). Taiwan’s Council of Grand Justices on Wednesday ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, said banning current civil law of marriage between a man and a woman is unconstitutional and that the legislature has two years to either amend the law or create a new law...

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Good News! Now AIIMS to offer super-specialty healthcare to Assam

With the aim to offer super-specialty healthcare to people in Assam, government on Wednesday gave approval for establishment of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Kamrup (North Guwahati Revenue circle)...

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India and Germany sign Joint Declaration of Intent on cooperation in the field of alternative medicine

ndia is blessed with well-developed systems of traditional medicine which hold tremendous potential in the global health scenario. Germany has considerable interest in Traditional Systems of Medicine. The Ministry of AYUSH as a part of its mandate to propagate Indian systems of medicine globally has taken effective steps by entering into MoU with China, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago Hungary, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mauritius, Mongolia and Myanmar. PM Narendra Modi has approved the Joint Declaration of Intent ..

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Due to ‘Scorching Heat Waves’ this summer ‘Swine Flu’ claimed atleast 185 lives in Maharashtra

Since the ‘Swine Flu’ has infected humans, it is still taking toll over lives of humans. Maharashtra has become the state with highest ‘swine Flu’ deaths. Only in Maharashtra, swine flu has claimed at least 185 lives. ..

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NHRC asks Jharkhand govt over the abduction and recruitment of children by Maoists

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Government of Jharkhand, through its Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, calling for a report after taking suo motu cognizance of a news article about abduction and recruitment of children by Maoists in Jharkhand. ..

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Former Ethiopian Health Minister Tedros Ghebreyesus is the new WHO chief

The former health minister of Ethiopia Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected the new Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Ethiopian Government had recommended Dr Ghebreyesus for the top post and he will begin his 5-year term on July 1...

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