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Fortis Dengue case: JP Nadda seeks details report from Fortis hospital over the allegation of ‘outstanding bill’

Overbilling of Private Hospitals without proper treatment is not at all a rare case. Adding one more example to the list, recently a hospital in Gurugam charged RS 18 lakhs for a dengue patient who was admitted for 15 days only. Moreover, the child did not survive. The family was not at all satisfied and urged for investigation. Finally, Union Health Minister JP Nadda has asked the hospital to give a detailed report and assured the unfortunate family for proper investigation...

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Congratulations Manushi Chhillar! Haryana where girls get killed inside womb; those surviving make nation proud globally

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NTR Trust teams up with Facebook for blood donation drive

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

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

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

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Love dogs? Get yourself one, You might live longer

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

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

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

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Daily Drug Regimen for treatment of Tuberculosis introduced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Muslim Yoga teacher gets threats for teaching Yoga

Yoga is not a religious practice but a scientific and a secular practice says Yoga guru swami Ramdev on the issue of attack on a muslim yoga teacher’s house. A Muslim girl named Rafia Naaz, teaches Yoga in Ranchi. Some unknown people threw stones on her house as they were angry by her interview on a tv show...

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

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

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

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

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Ancient Ayurveda can rescue the oral cancer claims AIIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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State Policy cleared to protect transgender from social discrimination, abuse in Karnataka

With an aim of bringing the transgender community into the mainstream and also safeguarding them from exploitation in the society, the Karnataka government has cleared the State Policy for Transgenders, 2017. The policy had been drafted on transgenders, in agreement with a judgment which was a milestone by the Supreme Court in 2014...

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

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

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

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

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Number of reported cases of bullying in Japan school reaches over 320,000

From schools to colleges, universities the problem of bullying is very much prevalent in everywhere. Many students even lost their life or could not continue their education career due to trauma caused by bullying. A Japanese Education Ministry report showed the total of 323,808 bullying cases were reported at elementary, junior high and high school. ..

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Even a century may not be enough to end child marriage in Central and West Africa, UNICEF warns

Along with several other problems, child marriage is another social disease in West and Central Africa. So many unfortunate girls miss their basic rights to health, education, and losses their chilhood every year. The latest report of UNICEF says if proper progress does not accelerate in the region, ending child marriage in West and Central Africa will take more than 100 years...

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

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

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Don’t take pills, Take rest

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

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Having mushroom in breakfast can speed up weight loss: Study

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

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

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

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Several initiatives taken to tackle malnutrition in India: NITI Ayog

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

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Under Swastha Bharat, six GNTs to be achieved by 2025

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

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

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

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Bilingual kids better at picking up new languages: Study

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

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

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

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Indian Air Force launched innovative health application ‘MedWatch’

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

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

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

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

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

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Fathers spend more leisure time while mothers work the most after the childbirth, says a renowned study

A working mother works double than a man in a household. Researchers have found that fathers are often seen having fun while mothers work around the house. The study published online in the Journal Sex Roles found that 3 months after the birth of the first baby, men are most often relaxing while working women are engaged in housework or childcare. ..

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

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

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

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

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'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' sees an upward trend in the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) graph

'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' is a social campaign focused on generating awareness and improving the efficiency of welfare services to girls. The government on Friday claimed that there has been an improvement in sex ratio at birth in 104 districts selected for Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. ..

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

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

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Situation of Hindu Rohingyas aggravating, Dhaka NGO initiates “Donate To See Hindu Rohingyas Alive” campaign

The Dhaka based Research and Empowerment Organization which is working for Hindu Rohingyas has appealed the global audience and human rights organisations to donate for the refugee Hindu Rohingya families mostly women and children whose husbands and fathers have been slaughtered by the Muslim Rohingya goons. ..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tamannaah Bhatia extends support for 'Beti Padhao Beti Bachao' campaign

In order to spread the awareness for the girl child education, Actress Tamannaah Bhatia is all set to join the campaign of 'Beti Padhao Beti Bachao' through a film. Basking in the success of magnum opus Baahubali series, the ace Actress will be the part of the project 'A B C' helmed by Ramkumar Shendge...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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India turns technology into ending child labour; Rajnath Singh launches the web portal-PENCIL

One in every 11 children in India is working. More than half of the 5.5 million working children in India come from 5 major states- Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Taking a step towards ending the existence of child labour in the country, the government has launched an online portal yesterday to register, rescue and rehabilitate child workers, as part of a drive to curb the little ones’ exploitation. ..

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

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

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

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

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From Myanmar to Bangladesh: Hindu Rohingyas slaughtered, deprived, discriminated and still suffering

Prof. Chandan Kumar Sarkar, the Human Rights champion of Bangladesh and head of Research and Empowerment Organization based in Dhaka, has published a fact-finding report on the unseen and neglected plight of the Hindu Rohingyas who are migrating from Myanmar to Bangladesh after facing brutal attacks by the Rohingya Muslim goons who killed the male Hindu members and are forcing Hindu females to marry the and convert to Islam. ..

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

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

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

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

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Enough is enough! Ladies, just ‘Kick’ with this ‘Electroshoe’

When the land is no safe place for women, what we do? Tell girls to stay home, wear appropriate clothes…and the entire do’s and don’ts come like ‘the constitution book’, Right? Let us just get more realistic to face the ‘evil minds’ not by inhibiting the life of girls but rather by coming up to tackle the perverts in smart way...

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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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