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#IPledgeFor9 initiative checks up more than one crore expecting mothers

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

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Toothpaste not only cleans teeth but treats malaria: Study

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

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Cure Cancer by early detection through CancerSEEK blood test

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

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

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

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Go, Consult Private OPD and come back to Health Center

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

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Hair loss? Then this might be a boon for you

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

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

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

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Goa welcomes Health wellness center enhancing medical facilities in the state

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

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Women harassment and violence in India: Current scenario

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

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

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

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Deadly monster ‘Bleeding Eye’ fever reeling over Africa!

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

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New research indicates Cancer might have an answer soon

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

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

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

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Have a peaceful sleep or else get prone to Alzheimer disease

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

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

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

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Muesli in breakfast every day can keep arthritis away

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

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

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

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India notifies significant decline in under five Child Mortality

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

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Smartphones are serving mental health damage says study

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Caffeine level in body indicates possibility of Parkinson’s disease

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

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One #Pledgefor9 boon for million pregnant women

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

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

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

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

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

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National Health Mission: lifeguard for the poor

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

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Why you should not eat your food fast?

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

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

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

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Database portal launched to track the number of Healthcare professionals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#IPledgeFor9: Initiative to save mothers and save newborns

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

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German research highlights that semen can fight cancer

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

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Are you diabetic? Just one click and stay healthy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Priyanka Chopra..

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

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

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Cheese Lovers! Eating Cheese everyday may keep your heart healthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AYUSH Ministry sets up research institute to boost Ayurveda

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

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Eat 6 meals in a day to burn belly fats faster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The universal message of Sikh tenets

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

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JP Nadda declares India free from infective trachoma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Eight states to get Hindu minority status in Hindu majority nation

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

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

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

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Odisha inks MoUs to provide better healthcare facilities especially for children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hats off to UN who vows to bring back around 15000 migrants from Libya

“We will bring back the migrants trapped in Libya” says International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing. He has committed IOM to fully support this week’s initiative of the African Union with the European Union and Libya’s Government of National Unity, with UN backing to alleviate the plight of thousands of migrants trapped in Libya...

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Be careful! One to be imprisoned for three yrs if utters ‘Talaq’ for 3 times in one go

Triple talaq is an evil practice that ruins the whole life of a woman. But now anyone who utters Talaq for three times in one go will be imprisoned for three years with fine...

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Unfortunate four billion! More than half of the global population has no social security protection

This world suffers from an acute problem of inequality. While some people even have their own jet, some people don’t even have proper social security and can’t afford basic needs. More than half of the global population that means some four billion people has no social security protection...

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Women need to be part of the entrepreneurship ecosystem to enable prosperity of the society

Manushi Chhillar..

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Curbing Malaria menace: India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third

The menace of malaria is one of the most dangerous dead threats to the world. To prevent the occurrence of it, the Indian government, as well as World Health Organization(WHO), has taken several steps to curb the menace of it. Though the WHO malaria report 2017 has many drawbacks, the greener side is that India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020...

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India, Italy ink pact to deepen cooperation in health sector

India and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector by exchanging and training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts, today...

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Dark Truth: Family members linked to nearly half of child trafficking cases worldwide

We know Child trafficking is one of the worst problems in this world. Out of this fear, many parents don’t allow their children to go anywhere with outside people. But what if the culprit is in the family? Yes, this cruel but true data has been revealed in a report which says almost half of the identified child trafficking cases have begun with a family member’s involvement...

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Prevention of high blood pressure to get monitor with ‘Hypertension Management Initiative‘

The government has launched India Hypertension Management Initiative for prevention and control of high blood pressure. Around 200 million adults in India have high blood pressure, yet control rates for the condition remain low...

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1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified: WHO

While taking medicines we think that this will cure us but can you even think that even medical product can be of low standard or of false standard? But this is the truth as World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that out of 10 medical products 1 product is substandard or falsified...

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This Micro-ambulance will never be late due to heavy traffic

AmbuPod is an inventive product that can become a boon to provide emergency medical care as well as outpatient services in remote rural areas and also it has caught the attention of entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. It is developed by a Pune-based Dr Lavanian Dorairaj...

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A Robot doctor? No, it’s not only in sci-fi anymore but now exists in China

A robot is helping the doctor’s for treatment of patients- does it sound like a scene from sci-fi? No, rather it’s going to be true in China. For the first time ever, For the First Time, a Robot in China has passed the country’s National Medical Licensing Exam. It even scored much higher than the required pass marks. Xiaoyi, the robot which passed the test is an AI-powered robot and its name means “Little Doctor”...

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Early detection is key to survival: Detecting Skin Cancer gets easy

Detecting skin cancer early isn't easy. Currently, it's done through visual inspections or biopsies, but some doctors may not pick up on the disease using the former, while some patients may not be able to afford the latter. But now detecting skin cancer soon be easy!..

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More concrete steps to be taken for combating under nutrition: PM Modi

Since when our Nation is fighting against under nutrition. So in this concern Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the progress and efforts take up to prevent and reduce under-nutrition and related problems in India. The current status of malnutrition, stunting and related problems was reviewed. Successful nutrition initiatives in some other developing countries came up for discussion...

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Wanna see a #zerohunger world? Just follow these 9 tips to avoid wasting food unnecessarily

Wasting food is one of the worst habits a man can have while so many people across the world suffer from and die from hunger, malnutrition. But unfortunately, almost every well-off man has this habit. It is so unfortunate that about 1/3 of the food we produce globally is lost or wasted every year. If you really want to come out of such a habit have a look at the 7 tips below...

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A timely step: Centre asks states to take strict actions against hospitals involved in malpractices

If we take the example of Fortis Gurugram case, we will remember how many other similar cases happen every day. Corporate hospital chains sometimes really exploit patients and their families by overcharging. Hence Central government has urged all states to curb this menace by implementing Clinical Establishment Act. Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan has written a letter to all state chief secretaries in this regard...

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Government approves new women empowerment scheme

“Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendra” is the new scheme the Union Cabinet and Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) have approved for empowering women in the country...

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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

Babita Phogat..

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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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