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Taking serious note on sexual offences, WCD Ministry suggests retraining of police force

Sighting the nationwide outrage over violence and offence compounded on children, the Centre has decided to retrain the police force on various sexual offence aspects and essentially those wherein they have to collect and preserve the evidence...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This ‘injectable bandage’ can heal wounds in no time

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

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88% Delhiites suffer from Vitamin D deficiency: ASSOCHAM

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

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Are SC/STs getting alienated from the BJP?

Despite its sincere efforts to ameliorate the condition of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the country, a picture is deliberately created by a section of the media and political interests that these sections of the Indian society are getting alienated from the BJP...

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Maneka Gandhi intends to amend POSCO Act, making provision for death penalty in child rape cases

Following the public outrage over the gang-rape of a minor girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday declared that her ministry intends to amend the POCSO Act, making provision for death penalty in child rape cases...

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Try this out! Practice ‘Bhadrasana’ with PM Modi

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

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Unveiling logo for development of women and children, PM assures to attend Partners Forum 2018 in December

Focusing on exploring new innovative ideas on enhancing the efforts on women empowerment, development of children and young people, a delegation of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) called on PM Narendra Modi to invite him to the upcoming Partners Forum 2018 to be held on December 12&13, 2018, in New Delhi...

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Start eating Berries to stay fit and prevent cancer now

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

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Science Convention opens up to explore the insights of homeopathic research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Empowering governance, WCD sets training programs for women elected in Panchayati Raj

Boosting the need to empower women and prepare them about the coming challenges, the departments in our country have taken immense steps to bring women forward. In this framework, the Department of Women and Child development has implemented a project to train women elected in Panchayati Raj...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mould your child’s brain the way you talk

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

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Washing hands can help 'RESET' your mind

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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For healthy sleep cycle: Put off your smartphones before sleeping

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Not a Zero Death Year, Attacks on Hindus increased in 2017.. Ways were different

Unfortunately, the well-intentioned article has got the facts wrong. Increasingly more and more Hindus are being butchered in the name of Islam. ..

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

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

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Birubala Rabha : Tirelessly fighting against the social evil of witch-hunting

The name of Birubala is an inspiration for many and with many more following her example we shall be successful in eradicating the social evil very soon...

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

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

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

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

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First of its kind, ‘Beti Zindabad Bakery’ empowers women rescued from Human Trafficking

She is beautiful, She is hardworking, She is Courageous! Celebrating her efforts and exertions she takes for everyone is one of the most commendable and admirable thing. Encouraging women empowerment and women entrepreneurship, a first of its kind initiative has been started in Chattisgarh. The Chattisgarh Government has started ‘Beti Zindabad Bakery’ boosting women empowerment...

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

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

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

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

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Soon measure your Blood pressure with smartphone; research underway

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

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

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

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Women are more prone to cancer than men: Study

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fake Cases against Army: 17 human rights cases against Saviours; 12 proved false and 5 under investigation

The Defence Ministry told the Lok Sabha that there were a total of 17 human rights violation cases against the Armed forces in last three years, of which 12 were proved to be false...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NHRC India got ‘A’ status by Global Alliance of Human Rights Institutions

India’s National Human Rights Commission has successfully retained its status A in the rankings of the Global Alliance National Human Rights Institution (GANHRI). The global alliance has given The National Human Right Commission of India ‘A’ status in the fourth row of five years...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Drink water! But only as per your body requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer’s Protein from the Brain

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

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

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

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New study says surgery, anesthesia may affect memory

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

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

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

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

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

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Stabilizing every working mother's need; crèche facility will be available in Parliament premises

Gone are the days when mother’s had to take a leave or resign from their jobs to take care of their babies. In a new move towards inclusive and supportive work environment for women employees, Parliament has approved to set up crèche facility for working mothers in their premises. ..

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Rigorous attempt to shed mainstream taboo #YesIBleed campaign encourages awareness on menstruation

Initiating a step to ensure every woman about menstrual hygiene, She Wings in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a campaign called as #YesIBleed. The objective of the campaign is to create a general approach on issue of menstruation, which is an experience that exceeds culture, class, and caste. ..

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

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

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These foods can cause cancer, stop eating now!

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

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

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

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

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

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Yogurt may reduce risk of heart diseases

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

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

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

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Hindus in Bangladesh facing grave deprivation; Thanks to Enemy/Vested Property Act

In the Enemy Property Act, India was declared as an Enemy territory and all enlisted properties of the “Enemy” meaning Hindus who had fled to India were to be taken by State control for management and benefits accruing from business relating to such properties would also fall under the control of the State. ..

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Add grapes in your diet to treat depression

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

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Dim light can make you dumb!

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

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This New Pill will kill virus in just 24 hours

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

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Air pollution may lead to unethical behavior and crime

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

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Hindu families in Bangladesh even after 71 years paying the cost of partition

It has been 71 years of partition but still now infinite Hindu families of Bangladesh are paying the cost. The Muslim –dominant neighbor of India has always shown a hostile attitude to the Hindu natives of the country. While lakhs of families left Bangladesh leaving behind everything after partition for saving lives, the remaining Hindu minority families are facing the threat every day about which human right activities, as well as international communities, seem less bothered. Here, the non-fictional ..

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

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

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Shedding the taboo about menstrual hygiene, Railway installs sanitary vending machines

Taking forward the unique initiative of informing people about sanitation and menstrual hygiene the Western Railway Women's Welfare Organisation (WRWWO) has installed sanitary napkin dispensers and incinerators for female staff at all its major offices on the network. ..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Women coming out of silence to enroll complaint against violence

The official authorities have also looked after the matter affecting people especially women and girls and have also made essential requirements for complaints against violence. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has dedicated an email ([email protected]) solely to address and resolve the issues of hateful conduct and stalking on Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook etc which came into effect from July 2016. ..

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

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

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

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

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

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Women safety ‘Himmat App’ upgraded, ensures more safety and security

An upgraded version of the original Himmat App and QR code has been launched containing complete information of taxi and auto-rickshaw drivers across the Delhi regions. This upgraded version was launched by Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Bajaj...

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WHO acclaims Himachal Pradesh doctor for developing cheap cure for rabis

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

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

M Venkaiah Naidu..

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

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

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

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

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Scientists track Immunotherapy: A boon for Cancer patients

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

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Norway cares for Mumbaikars! 1st women only toilet comes up in Mumbai built by Norway prisoners

Public toilet – only for women comes up in Mumbai after ex-convicts and former drug addicts hailing from Norway built the toilet near Mumbai Central Railway station. The project was initiated by a group called ‘Back in the Ring’, led by Alexander Medin, a yoga teacher from Norway, under whose guidance the 15-member team started building the toilet last year...

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100% fruit juice does not raise the blood sugar

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

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Eat green veggies to cut stroke risk by 64%

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

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

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

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

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

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Spinach has fibers, vitamins and human heart muscles too!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mosquitoes can be trained not to bite humans

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

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

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

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

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

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AMRIT Pharmacies to increase by four times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Web portal Rapid Reporting System launched to address grievances of adolescent girls

On the occasion of National girl child day the Department of Women and Child Development has launched a web portal called as Rapid Reporting System for adolescent girls. This portal was inaugurated by WCD Secretary Rakesh Shrivastav. The aim to launch this portal was to address the grievances faced by the adolescent girls. They can report their problems here and necessary action would be taken against the issue...

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Pink City lays the foundation stone for Homeopathy Research Institute

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

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

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

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Vice-President calls for new research to prevent cancer

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

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

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

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Faecebook to promote “high quality news” to avoid sensationalism, misinformation

Spreading sensational or misleading contents through social media could be really harmful in many cases. Taking note of that, social Media giant Facebook will begin to prioritize “trustworthy” news outlets on its stream of social media posts...

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#IPledgeFor9 initiative checks up more than one crore expecting mothers

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

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Toothpaste not only cleans teeth but treats malaria: Study

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

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Cure Cancer by early detection through CancerSEEK blood test

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

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

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

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Go, Consult Private OPD and come back to Health Center

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

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Hair loss? Then this might be a boon for you

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

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

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

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Goa welcomes Health wellness center enhancing medical facilities in the state

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

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Women harassment and violence in India: Current scenario

India has always been seen and considered as a country which high values and rituals the customs and traditions play an important role in lives of people. A country which glorifies its name through the word ‘Mata’ is helplessly walking on a wrong path. The streets are no longer safer for women. A city which was one chaotic has not become silent...

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One Step Centers: Redefining the Status of Women Safety in Indian Society!

Bharatiya Nari! The term holds a strong significance in the life of each one of us today. Our existence depends completely on this one person who has been worshipped for years until now. Where has all the love, care, emotions and most importantly RESPECT for this word faded? Why is the country and most importantly the society depriving and degrading the importance of this word every now and then? Have we failed as a country to treasure our values and respect our elders the way we did a long time back? ..

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Deadly monster ‘Bleeding Eye’ fever reeling over Africa!

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

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New research indicates Cancer might have an answer soon

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

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

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

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Have a peaceful sleep or else get prone to Alzheimer disease

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

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

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

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Muesli in breakfast every day can keep arthritis away

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

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Saudi Arabia enters a new age of reform with Women watching football match for first time ever

The world football definitely witnessed one of the most progressive reforms on Friday. For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia, a conservative Islam country, allowed women to spectacle a Football match. The country is undertaking many reforming steps to push the gender equality forward...

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India notifies significant decline in under five Child Mortality

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

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Smartphones are serving mental health damage says study

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Caffeine level in body indicates possibility of Parkinson’s disease

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

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One #Pledgefor9 boon for million pregnant women

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

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

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

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

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

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National Health Mission: lifeguard for the poor

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

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Why you should not eat your food fast?

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

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

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

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Database portal launched to track the number of Healthcare professionals

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

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#TripleTalaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan embraces BJP saying 'PM Modi made a revolutionary law in the interest of victims'

Ishrat, who was one of the five petitioners in the triple talaq case, said she would work in the party's women's wing. "Modiji made a revolutionary law in the interest of victims, I was very happy. I will work in the party's women wing," Ishrat Jahan said...

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New feather added to the ‘Digi-India’ haat, tribal artifacts now available online

Do you like those accessories with long tassel strings, beads; traditional weaved cloths, pottery etc. Want to have one of them? Don’t worry because these are now available to you online. The online shopping portals have collaborated with Amazon and Snapdeal to sell these products. ..

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More power to women empowerment, promoting organic products by rural women

Women empowerment has always seen the light of the day. Many women have come forward and proved their worth of making a change in the stereotype society. So, in order to appreciate the efforts and promote the sale of organic products by women, a festival was organized in the Dilli Haat, New Delhi called as ‘Organic Products by Women’. ..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#IPledgeFor9: Initiative to save mothers and save newborns

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

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German research highlights that semen can fight cancer

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

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Are you diabetic? Just one click and stay healthy!

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

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

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

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

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

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Speak up! #OneStepCentre opened up for abused girls in #Telangana

top abuse! Speak up for yourself girls! There is no age limit for violence and thus to take a stand and speak against it, an initiative called as One Step Centers are opened for girls and women to stop the ongoing sexual harassment, eve-teasing, misbehavior. This has been started in many states and to enter the league is the state of Telangana. Women and girls who face violence can enroll their complaints in these centers and the authorities would take undue action against the culprit. The main objective ..

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As far as empowering women is concerned, we must change our mindsets at an individual level

Priyanka Chopra..

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

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

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Cheese Lovers! Eating Cheese everyday may keep your heart healthy

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

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Hey girls! Don’t remain silent on harrassment; raise your voice through SheBox

Women in India have been treated as the epitome of beauty and considered as a Goddess. But if you really consider them as Goddess then why are women facing atrocities every now and then? Why are they targeted for every mishappening in the society? We come across many cases and news where we see the women has been harassed and ill-treated. This is not just on open roads or midnights but these atrocities against the women can be seen even at workplaces. ..

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Country smiles in the battle against child marriage; the evil practice declines to 26.8%

Child Marriages in India were common throughout history for a variety of reasons, including poverty, insecurity, as well as for political and financial reasons. But it affects both boys and girls, therefore, the central government has taken several measures to eradicate this evil practice from society. As per National Family Health Survey, the percentage of women (in the age group 20-24 years), who were married before legal age, has reduced from 47.4% in 2005-06 to 26.8% in 2014-15...

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Using social media for society: Japan decides to create ‘help lines’ on social networking sites to prevent suicides

All around the world, declining mental health among common mass has become a real issue. A person depressed sometimes chooses the road to escape succumbing to the situation. Hence Japan government’s move can be a footprint for other countries also as it has decided to establish helplines on social networking sites targeting young people with suicidal thoughts...

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More than 350 complaints are registered in She-Box portal against women abuse

The initiative to start She-Box portal by the Women and Child Development sexual harassment on women has gained momentum. Complaints regarding inappropriate behavior in companies have been pouring in this portal. Around 350 complaints have been registered for inappropriate behavior. The complaints have come from both the government as well as private sector offices. ..

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

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

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AYUSH Ministry sets up research institute to boost Ayurveda

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

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Eat 6 meals in a day to burn belly fats faster

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

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Food brings smile: Hunger declines in some states of Nigeria for first time since the onset of Boko Haram crisis

Amid the piles of crisis, scarcity, Nigeria gets one good news at the end of the year. For the first time since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis, hunger has considerably declined in conflict-torn northeastern Nigeria. As per a latest report, the number of people facing acute hunger has halved since June-August - from 5.2 million to 2.6 million people...

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Many wow factors in reforms of labour law added; Laws amended from enhanced bonus limit to maternity leaves

Change is the need of the hour and if this change is related to common man then it’s definitely a win-win situation. Labour laws in India have given beneficiaries to the people and have been trying to make valuable amendments. Thus to cater the needs of the people the government has decided to make some reforms in the labour laws in legislative assembly. These reforms are made to make things more effective, flexible, and sync in with economic and industrial scenario. The labour law is however divided ..

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At least 4 billion people across the globe lives without a single social protection: International Labour Organization

Only 45 percent of the global population is effectively covered by at least one social benefit, while the remaining 55 percent i.e 4 billion people are left unprotected. Notably, despite significant progress in the extension of social protection in many parts of the world, the human right to social security is not yet a reality for a majority of the world’s population. ..

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Actively interact with people than passive scrolling on social media; latter is more harmful to mental health

New York, December 16: “Depression”, a word which has become a highly used one among young generation. A teenage with sad eyes often says “I’m depressed.” Many psychologists say overuse of social media is a reason of declining mental health among youth. Now social media giant Facebook has itself warned about the emotional and mental toll the social network takes on its addicts. It happens many time we actually don’t talk to anyone but scroll the home page or news feed of a social media or long time. ..

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Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh soon to delete column of ‘Caste’ in police records and FIRs

Caste, creed divides people now and it should be eliminated from all kinds of a document as quickly as possible. Therefore, taking a note of this Punjab, Haryana and the Chandigarh administration have decided to delete the column of ‘Caste’ in police records and FIRs...

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Union cabinet clears Bill to ban evil practice of instant #TripleTalaq among Muslims; make it criminal offence

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday cleared a bill that makes a Triple Talaq a criminal offence. Also, the central government is expecting to get the bill that makes a Triple Talaq a criminal offence in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament which commenced today...

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

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

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WHO says world needs Universal Health Coverage; essential health services not reached to all

Many people at the end of month save a fair amount of monthly income for medical insurance or such schemes. Why? That is because health expenses are sometimes way too much for common mass. But the people who can’t even afford two times meal what about them? They also fall sick but they can’t afford healthcare. The stark reality is least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services. Moreover, nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to ..

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

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

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UN kicks off a year-long campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration

The United Nations on Sunday kicked off a year-long campaign to honour the foundational human rights document in Paris and France. Notably, a foundational human rights document will mark its 70th anniversary next year...

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The universal message of Sikh tenets

The greatness of the Indian culture lies in the fact that it retained those values which are essential for spiritual as well as temporal needs of humanity and kept on abandoning, periodically, those practices which had lost their relevance according to the imperatives of the time and place...

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JP Nadda declares India free from infective trachoma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eight states to get Hindu minority status in Hindu majority nation

National Commission for Minorities has set up a three-member committee to study the matter to give minority status to Hindus in eight states including Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab...

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Indian-Muslims or Hindu-Mussalmans: A psycho cultural Analysis - I

It is a psycho-cultural study from different segments of life, particularly arts of India. To also mention briefly, the basis of these explanations is rooted in what is called by Carl Gustav Jung as the Archetypal Memory of a race...

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Odisha inks MoUs to provide better healthcare facilities especially for children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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