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  • Two outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus reported at duck farm in Kerala: OIE 6 hours 22 minutes ago

    Paris: India reported two outbreaks of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus at duck farms in the southern state of Kerala, the first occurrence of the disease since February this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. About 15,000 ducks died of the H5 strain of the...
  • Patient with Ebola symptoms being monitored in New York 4 days ago

    New York: A person showing symptoms of Ebola has been subjected to medical tests at a New York hospital, after returning from the Ebola-hit country of Mali. The patient, who has not been publicly identified, has been put in quarantine in New York's Bellevue Hospital, according to official sources. Medical personnel are...
  • British charity Diabetes UK launches a 'Measure Up' programme 5 days ago

    London: Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the world and the abdomen is the most obvious risk factor. The British charity Diabetes UK has launched a 'Measure Up' programme to keep this in check. Dr Kamlesh Khunti, a leading diabetes expert in the UK said, "This is not...
  • 3D-printed model to help treat complex heart disorders 5 days ago

    Washington: A 3-dimensional printed model of the heart, combined with standard medical images, may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, scientists say. Most heart surgeons use 2D images taken by X-ray, ultrasound and MRI for surgical planning. However, these images may not reveal complex structural complications in...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO 5 days ago

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation has said that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15,145 cases of infection, since late December 2013. On Friday, the UN health agency had reported 5,177 deaths and 14,413 cases. The WHO believes that the number of deaths...
  • Ebola patient in India: Are we Ebola-ready? 6 days ago

    As an Indian national returning from Liberia has been quarantined at a special facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. CNN-IBN asks whether we are Ebola-ready and discusses it with Senior Consultant Dr. MS Jha at Primus Hospital. ...
  • Delhi's Lok Nayak hospital not equipped to deal with Ebola 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A Health Ministry team has found that Delhi's Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP), which was designated by Central Government to offer Ebola treatment is not equipped to deal with the disease. Central government had identified Ram Manohar Lohiya and LNJP hospital for treating Ebola patients after...
  • Status check: Are airports Ebola-ready? 6 days ago

    As an Indian national returning from Liberia has been quarantined at a special facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. CNN-IBN does a status check at three airports in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai to see what arrangements the Indian government has made for Ebola. ...
  • Ebola-infected man recovering; to be observed for 90 days 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Ebola-infected man, who was quarantined at the Delhi airport, is recovering from the deadly disease. The man had contracted Ebola in Liberia and had also been treated but traces of the diseases were found in his body fluids following which he has been kept in isolation. The...
  • Need to be careful about the spread of ebola in India: Doctors 6 days ago

    Since, ebola virus can continue to stay for 90 days, the patient should be isolated for 90 days. According to government officials, a three member team has been constituted to inspect all airports to identify the gaps. It will include officials from the ministries of Health, Civil Aviation and Immigration....
  • Man tests positive for Ebola, kept in isolation in Delhi 1 week ago

    News Delhi: India has quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement that the Indian national tested negative for...
  • After anonymous complain alleges bribery by pharma companies, MCI summons 300 doctors 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest exposes of the unholy nexus between doctors and pharmaceutical companies, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has summoned about 300 doctors from across the country to depose on an anonymous complaint that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm. According to a complaint,...
  • Indian diabetics consume high amount of carbohydrates: Study 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Indian diabetics' population, which is second largest in the world with an estimated 65 million affected people, consumes high amount of carbohydrates, according to a study. The dietary habits of diabetics are not much different from those of non-diabetics, as per the recent STARCH study conducted by Bayer...
  • Company denies rat poison in pills linked to Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths November 16, 2014

    Raipur: The company at the centre of a probe into why more than a dozen women died after being sterilised in Chhattisgarh has denied that the antibiotic tablets it manufactured were contaminated with a chemical compound commonly found in rat poison. Preliminary tests of ciprocin tablets made by Mahawar Pharmaceuticals, a...
  • Chinese team arrives in Liberia to staff Ebola clinic November 16, 2014

    Monrovia: About 160 Chinese health workers arrived on Saturday in Liberia, where they are due to staff a new $41 million Ebola clinic that, unlike most other foreign interventions, is being built and fully run by Chinese personnel. China, Africa's biggest trade partner, had come under fire for the level of...
  • Sterilisation tragedy: Chhattisgarh government sacks surgeon and chief medical officer November 13, 2014

    Bilaspur: The Chhattisgarh government on Thursday sacked surgeon Dr RK Gupta, who conducted the failed sterilisation surgeries which claimed the lives of 14 women and left over 50 hospitalised, and also the Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Bhange for 'dereliction of duty' and 'negligence'. A statement from the state...
  • US: Ebola victim's family, hospital reach settlement November 13, 2014

    Dallas: The hospital that treated the only Ebola patient to die in the United States will pay his relatives an undisclosed sum and create a charitable foundation in his name, the family's attorney said on Wednesday. The agreement heads off a potential lawsuit from relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died...
  • Ebola death toll tops 5,000, steep rise in Sierra Leone cases: WHO November 13, 2014

    Geneva: The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa's three hardest-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has risen to 5,147 out of 14,068 cases at the end of November 9, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. A further 13 deaths and 30 cases have been...
  • UK: Some 22,000 HIV-risk patients of a dentist recalled for test November 12, 2014

    London: Some 22,000 patients of a British dentist are to be recalled for tests to see if they have been infected with blood-borne viruses, including HIV, in what is believed to be the biggest ever recall in UK medical history. The recall affects all patients who were treated by Desmond...
  • Learn lessons to quit smoking during sleep November 12, 2014

    New York: Some of our brain regions remain active even during slumber and researchers have found that certain conditioning during sleep can change behaviour such as quitting smoking or giving up other addictions. Certain kinds of conditioning applied during sleep could induce us to change our real life behaviour, the findings...
  • Are government-run health camps putting lives at risk? November 11, 2014

    In a case of sheer medical negligence, eight women have died after undergoing sterilisation surgeries at a camp on the outskirts of Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. CNN-IBN asks whether the government-run health camps are putting lives at risk. ...
  • Smoking associated with risk of developing a second smoking related cancer November 11, 2014

    Washington: A large study has found that cigarette smoking prior to the first diagnosis of lung (stage I), bladder, kidney or head and neck cancer increases the risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer. "As survival improves for a number of smoking-related cancers, patients are living longer; however, smoking may increase...
  • Pneumonia: The scourge that's killing India's children and what you can do to tackle it November 11, 2014

    Children's Day falls two days after World Pneumonia Day. The chilling fact is that more than 1.7 lakh children in India under the age of 5 have lost their lives to pneumonia last year. More than 9.5 lakh children world-wide have lost their lives to a disease that can easily...
  • Is eating meat Indian culture? It always has been November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A controversy has broken out after an organisation linked to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) demanded that only vegetarian food be offered to students at India's elite Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT). The Centre has forwarded the protest letter, one of more than 20 received, to IITs with a...
  • Harsh Vardhan asks states to work with Centre on Ayurveda November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday urged all the state governments to work with the Centre to improve the quality of Ayurveda healthcare services in the country. "Health for all through a holistic medicine system was not just the mandate of the central government, it also needed active...
  • IMA rejects amendments in abortion law proposed by Health ministry November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has rejected the draft of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act amendments. The IMA has formed an Association of All India Body of Gynecologists on MTP, after a meeting on Friday, rejected the draft amendments to MTP act. The Union Health Ministry has...
  • Odisha government planning to centrally procure chemo medicine November 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With cancer emerging as a public health problem in the state, Odisha government is planning to centrally procure chemotherapy medicines in order to provide free of cost treatment to the poor patients, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak. "We are also...
  • Japan to offer $100 million aid to Ebola-hit Africa November 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan will provide up to USD 100 million in fresh aid to Ebola-hit West Africa, the government said on Friday, after the United States called for further global efforts to combat the deadly virus. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the aid would come on top of USD 40 million...
  • EU scheme commits $350 million for research on Ebola vaccines, tests November 6, 2014

    London: The Europe Union and drugmakers pledged on Thursday to invest 280 million euros ($350 million) in Ebola research, with the lion's share going to the testing and manufacture of potential vaccines. The funding will go to projects backed by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a public-private scheme jointly paid for...
  • Ebola surging in Sierra Leone amid lack of treatment centres: UN November 6, 2014

    Dakar: The number of Ebola cases is surging in Sierra Leone as the country suffers from a lack of treatment centres, while lack of food and basic goods is forcing some people to leave quarantine areas, the United Nations said. The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) said in its...