HEALTH

  • PM Nawaz Sharif vows to eradicate polio from Pakistan Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday urged people to ensure that their children are given polio drops to make the country free of polio. At a function held at his residence here to mark the World Polio Day, Sharif administered polio vaccination drops to children and expressed commitment on...
  • First case of Ebola confirmed in Mali: Health Ministry 2 days ago

    Bamako: Mali's health ministry has said the country had its first confirmed case of Ebola after a two-year-old girl who had recently been in Guinea tested positive for the virus. "Today Mali has its first imported case of the Ebola virus," the ministry said on Thursday in a statement. The girl...
  • Guinea offers USD 10,000 to families killed by Ebola 2 days ago

    Conakry: The families of every Guinean health worker who has died in the Ebola outbreak will be compensated for their loss with USD 10,000 (7,800 euros), the government has said. A total of 42 families are currently eligible for the payout, said Sakoba Keita, the minister in charge of the...
  • Odisha government doctors to get higher remuneration 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: In a Diwali bonanza to doctors appointed on contractual basis, the Odisha government announced a hike in their remuneration. The hike was announced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak here a day before Diwali. As per the government notification, specialist doctors working in rural and urban...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Woman delivers baby on the floor of a government health centre 1 week ago

    Muzaffarnagar: A woman gave birth to a child on the floor of a primary health centre after the staff allegedly refused to admit her without a bribe in Shamli district. The incident occurred when the woman, Zubeda, was taken to a government primary health centre in Kandhla town after she...
  • After Australian couple abandons child, Centre proposes rules to regulate surrogacy in India October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has proposed new moves in order to regulate the booming business of surrogacy in India. According to the new proposed rules, foreign nationals who account for the maximum number of customers, will be barred from using Indian nationals as surrogate mothers. The rules state that it...
  • 'Hidden' consciousness found in vegetative patients October 17, 2014

    London: A team of researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist Srivas Chennu from University of Cambridge has found hidden signatures of consciousness in the brains of people in a vegetative state. These signatures point to networks that could support consciousness even when a patient appears to be unconscious and unresponsive, thus...
  • Health officials in India to be trained to handle Ebola cases October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Bracing to deal with Ebola epidemic which has claimed more than 4000 lives globally, the government on Thursday took stock of the measures being undertaken for strengthening the preparedness, surveillance and response system in states. A decision of imparting training to health officials of all states on ways...
  • UN calls for maintaining links with Ebola affected countries October 16, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged member states to maintain trade and transport links with the Ebola affected countries to enable timely utilisation of assistant resources. "The members of the Security Council stressed that the response of the international community to the Ebola outbreak has failed to adequately...
  • India tightens rules on cigarettes, tobacco branding October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Tobacco companies in India will have to stamp health warnings across 85 per cent of the surface of cigarette packs and other products, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, joining nations such as Thailand and Australia with stringent marketing rules. Up to 9,00,000 Indians die every year of diseases...
  • Cigarette packs to carry warning on 85 per cent of space October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Come April next year, 85 per cent of space on cigaratte packs and other tobacco products in India will have to be mandatorily covered with graphic and text warnings of health hazard, making the country top ranker in terms of display of caution on packages. After implementation of...
  • 'Indians more likely to absorb mobile radiation' October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indians are more likely to absorb radiation from mobile phones due to their low body mass index and the less fat content in their bodies, a leading health expert said Tuesday. "A hot tropical climate, low fat content in bodies and a lower body mass index on an average...
  • Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung inaugurates anti-TB campaign October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung inaugurated the '65th State Level TB Seal Sale Campaign' here, appealing to Delhiites to come forward and join it for prevention and control of tuberculosis. "Tuberculosis continues to be a major public health challenge which requires greater attention being paid to disseminating widespread information about...
  • India's first national policy on mental health launched October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The union health ministry on Friday launched the country's first ever mental health policy to provide access to good quality treatment to mentally ill people with the focus on those living in poverty. The policy, launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, is backed up by the "Mental Health...
  • Vasundhara Raje clears Pensioners Health Concession Scheme 2014 October 10, 2014

    Jaipur: In Diwali bonanza to retired employees, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje approved the Pensioners Health Concession Scheme, 2014 to provide medical care in the government-run hospitals and approved private hospitals. The scheme to provide medical and health benefits to lakhs of state pensioners at concessional rates was earlier announced...
  • Mental health of children in institutions important: Activists October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Child rights activists on Thursday stressed on the need to provide adequate mental health services for children in institutional care to ensure their social inclusion. Most children residing in institutions like children's homes, care homes, orphanages, reform schools and institutes for physically and mentally disabled have been through exceptional...
  • Vasundhara Raje calls for public support for improving health facilities October 7, 2014

    Kota: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje called for public support to improve medical and health facilities in the state. She was speaking as a chief guest while inaugurating a blood bank building and 28 OPD blocks of Bharat Vikas Parishad hospital in Dadabari area. Raje said the government do feel...
  • Government likely to roll out Health Assurance Mission by year end October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Government hopes to roll out its ambitious Universal Health Assurance Mission by the end of this year as the Health Ministry ready with the details of its proposal which envisages to bring all Indians under health insurance cover. "We are prepared with the scheme. We are in...
  • Convicted AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa keeping good health; no need for any panic: Official October 4, 2014

    Bangalore: AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, who is lodged in Parapana Agrahara prison after being convicted in an illegal assets case is keeping good health and there was no need for any panic, a top Karnataka police official said on Saturday. "I appeal to the people of...
  • Let's Talk Health: Disease-Free Diabetes October 3, 2014

    With more and more people falling prey to diabetes every passing day, it has become been recognised as the seventh disease to cause maximum deaths across the world. ...
  • Convicted AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa not unwell, says Bangalore Police Commissioner September 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi has denied reports of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa's ill health. Speaking to reporters, Reddi said, "We usually write to a couple of government hospitals routinely when there is a Z+ security person in city, to keep ward ready...
  • Government to launch health drive to eliminate measles, other diseases September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: An ambitious drive to eliminate or control a host of diseases, including measles, which affects lakhs of people and leave many killed every year will be launched, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said. Vardhan said the government was already working towards eliminating measles by 2015 and Rubella, also...
  • Awareness campaign held to mark 'World Rabies Day' in Jamshedpur September 28, 2014

    Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (JUSCO) and Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI) launched an awareness campaign to mark the 'World Rabies Day' on Sunday. Over 200 students and teachers from Jusco Shool, along with officials of JUSCO and APCRI. Have taken part in the...
  • Liberia's chief doctor under Ebola quarantine September 28, 2014

    London: Liberia's chief medical officer has put herself under quarantine for 21 days, after one of her assistants died from the Ebola virus. Liberia's deputy health minister Bernice Dahn on Saturday said that she had no symptoms but wanted to take every precaution, BBC reported. She said she had not come into...
  • US pharmaceutical companies wary of the Indian market, says Rishabh Mishra September 27, 2014

    Talking about his expectations from the Narendra Modi government and the ramifications of the PM's US visit, Dr Rishabh Mishra - a member of American Physical Association also discussed the reason US pharmaceutical companies are not that confident coming to the Indian market as they are worried about their patent...
  • Two third of Indians want government to provide health care, says Don Baer CEO September 25, 2014

    CEO, Burson Marsteller, Don Baer said in an interview that according to a survey conducted nearly two thirds of Indians and 55 per cent Indian business leaders say that the government should provide health care. "It is opposite in the US," said Don Baer. ...
  • Modi US visit: Healthcare an important debate in both India, US September 25, 2014

    PM Modi is likely to meet US pharma companies and a survey by Burson Marsteller finds that nearly two thirds Indians surveyed feel that the government should provide health care. 55 per cent Indian business leaders feel the same. However, it's the opposite in the US. ...
  • PM Modi inaugurates mega food park in Tumkur, Karnataka September 24, 2014

    Tumkur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a mega food park in Tumkur, Karnataka on Wednesday. The park has been developed with the support of the Ministry of Food, state and central governments. Future Group's food park is first of its kind in India with the group investing about Rs 250...
  • Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown September 24, 2014

    Freetown: Health teams that went door-to-door in Sierra Leone found 130 confirmed cases of Ebola during a nationwide shutdown to slow the spread of the disease, an official said, as authorities consider repeating the unprecedented exercise. About 70 more suspected cases are still being tested, said Deputy Minister for Political...
  • Ebola could infect more than a million, US warns September 24, 2014

    Atlanta: More than a million people could be infected with the Ebola virus by January unless greater efforts are made to contain the disease in West Africa, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have said. In a press conference at CDC headquarters in Atlanta on Tuesday, health authorities said...