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  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study 10 hours 19 minutes ago

    Washington: An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after...
  • WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other Yesterday

    Dakar (Senegal): The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said on Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening. The UN health agency warned yesterday that the outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could...
  • SC notice to Centre on PIL for precautions against Ebola Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking immediate steps for proper screening of international flyers coming to India from Ebola virus-affected countries to prevent the deadly virus from spreading. A bench of Chief Justice RM Lodha, justices Kurian Joseph and RF Nariman...
  • Human trials of Ebola vaccine to start next week Yesterday

    Washington: The US government announced on Thursday that it will start initial human trials of Ebola vaccine next week. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement that the phase one clinical trial will determine if a vaccine, co-developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
  • WHO sounds alarm over Ebola infections as deaths top 1,500 Yesterday

    Accra: The World Health Organization said on Friday that the number of Ebola cases was increasing rapidly and could exceed 20,000 before the virus is brought under control, as the death toll topped 1,500. New figures showed the massive scale of the crisis, which the WHO said indicated a "rapid increase...
  • Government asks PepsiCo to bring down sugar level in its drinks: Should sugar content of all soft drinks be lowered? 2 days ago

    The government is doing its bit to make the nation healthier. After levying an additional 5 per cent excise duty on carbonated beverages, the Processed Food Industries Minister has urged fast food giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content in their carbonated drinks. ...
  • Ebola kills 1,500 health care workers 2 days ago

    There's growing concern about the increasing number of health care workers becoming infected with Ebola. Public health experts say part of the problem is a shortage of protective gear in more remote areas. The Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 1,500 health care workers. ...
  • Apollo launches critical care delivery initiative 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: A new initiative in the delivery of critical care medical services was on Wednesday launched by Apollo Hospitals. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched "eAccess", an advanced technology interface that enables the doctors to monitor and provide critical care services to patients undergoing treatment in Intensive Care Units...
  • WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola 3 days ago

    Freetown: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease. At least 1,427 people...
  • Six passengers quarantined at Delhi airport hospital test negative for Ebola: Government 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the six passengers who were quarantined at the Delhi airport hospital on fears of having been exposed to the Ebola virus have tested negative. The passengers who arrived in Delhi from Liberia on Tuesday have now been shifted to the Ram Manohar...
  • Delhi: 6 passengers suspected to have been exposed to Ebola virus taken to hospital after arriving from Liberia 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Six passengers who arrived in Delhi from Liberia on Tuesday have been taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. These passengers are suspected to have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The six people will be quarantined at the hospital, where a check up will be done. They...
  • Airports on alert as 114 Indians return from Ebola-hit Liberia 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Mumbai and Delhi international airports are on alert as 114 Indian nationals are returning from the Ebola-hit Liberia on Tuesday. Elaborate precautionary measures have been taken to screen these 114 people as they arrive at the airports. "As part of the tentative plan, the aircraft will be first...
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first Ebola cases 5 days ago

    Freetown: The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa. The UN's World Health Organisation also announced that one of its health experts, an epidemiologist, had been infected while...
  • India reviews state hospitals to end widespread corruption 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday ordered a review of activities at all state-owned hospitals to end what the health minister called systemic corruption, as part of the new administration's crackdown on malpractice in the healthcare sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has vowed to eradicate graft in India's $74 billion...
  • Centre reviews state hospitals to end widespread corruption 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday ordered a review of activities at all state-owned hospitals to end what the Health Minister called systemic corruption, as part of the new administration's crackdown on malpractice in the healthcare sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has vowed to eradicate graft in India's $74 billion...
  • Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases 1 week ago

    Abuja: Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities. The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West Africa, with 142 more cases recorded, bringing...
  • Efforts on to end corruption in central hospitals: Harsh Vardhan 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Under attack for removing whistleblower IFS officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi as AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said various forms of corruption exist in central hospitals and efforts are on to end the "systemic and symptomatic" corruption. Defending Chaturvedi's removal, Vardhan said his designation as...
  • Two year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone 1 week ago

    Freetown (Sierra Leone): Sierra Leone, battling a deadly outbreak of Ebola, passed a law on Friday that will see anyone harbouring a victim of the disease facing a two-year jail term. The attorney general announced the new measure as a top parliamentarian lashed out at neighbouring countries for failing to do...
  • WHO, Health Ministry working on 'preparedness plan' on Ebola August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: World Health Organisation (WHO) is working with Health Ministry to formulate a "preparedness plan" to deal with just in case if there is an outbreak of Ebola in the country. "Preparation is a very critical aspect. WHO is working with the Ministry of Family Welfare and Planning to ensure...
  • Ebola scare: Health Ministry conducts screening at all airports in India August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), as many as 531 passengers are being tracked at airports across India for Ebola. But no positive cases have been detected so far. The Health Ministry is conducting screenings at all airports. Till August 21, there had been 1350 deaths and 2473...
  • Ebola scare: Sri Lanka suspends on-arrival visa facility for 4 African nations August 22, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has suspended on-arrival visa facility for visitors from four African countries in the wake of Ebola epidemic in Africa, officials said. External Affairs Ministry officials said privilege to obtain visa on arrival has been suspended for visitors from Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea with immediate effect....
  • Medical health cards mushroom as against insurance policies August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With medical costs going through the roof, patients are in the frantic on looking for options that could save family budget from expenditures that cannot be done away due to the necessary procedures which the patients have to undergo. The traditional health insurance plans have been a solution until...
  • American Ebola survivor doctor says 'thrilled to be alive' August 22, 2014

    Atlanta: Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Dr Kent Brantly and his fellow medical missionary,...
  • Gambia on high alert for Ebola outbreak August 22, 2014

    Banjul: Gambia's ministry of health and social welfare said on Thursday that it is on high alert for a possible Ebola outbreak in the country and are taking preventive measures to tackle the disease. Modou Njai, director of health promotion and education at the ministry, said that so far there has...
  • Surviving Ebola: Africa cries out for healthcare boost August 21, 2014

    Johannesburg: Surviving sickness can make you stronger. So while a western corner of Africa writhes in the deadly grip of the Ebola virus, there are signs this emergency may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen spending and investment on public healthcare in the world's least developed continent. "If anything, I...
  • Is putting age limit for smoking good idea to curb tobacco use? August 21, 2014

    There is more bad news for cigarette smokers as there could soon be an age limit for smokers. Three months into being in power, the Narendra Modi government is working on curbing the consumption of tobacco products. Here are views from the viewers of CNN-IBN. ...
  • 2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN August 20, 2014

    United Nations: The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said on Tuesday. "WHO is working with the World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure that people in the quarantine zone receive...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200 August 19, 2014

    Monrovia/Genev: Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90...
  • West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food: WHO August 19, 2014

    Geneva: Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria. The WHO said it was working with the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure food delivery to 1...
  • Sikkim: Health officials draw up plan of action to keep Ebola at bay August 19, 2014

    Gangtok: A meeting of senior officers of the Health Department was held here to formulate a plan of action for prevention and treatment of Ebola Virus Disease in Sikkim. Health Secretary Dr K Bhandari, who chaired the meeting on Monday, said no case of Ebola had been reported in the state...