HEALTH

  • Health paralysis hits the working young 3 days ago

    A major population in India today belongs to the working class, with over 45 percent people belonging to the age group of 22-35. According to experts and various surveys conducted, a trend of younger population getting hit by lifestyle diseases has been witnessed. With the epidemic of 'lifestyle diseases' hitting...
  • A hug a day keeps the doctor away 3 days ago

    Washington: It may not be a far-fetched idea to replace apple a day with a hug as researchers have found that more frequent hugs protect stressed people from getting sick. The team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased...
  • The food show: Former professional tennis player talks about her fitness secret 1 week ago

    In this edition, Former professional tennis player Shikha Uberoi talks about her fitness mantra. She shares with us her secret about health and nutrition. ...
  • In modernising India, suicide is on the rise among young December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pinki Chauhan, a straight-A physics and maths student, arrived at her university campus in India shortly after breakfast, poured petrol over her wispy frame and lit a match. The 19-year-old ran screaming across the college grounds in Gurgaon, near the capital New Delhi, before falling to her knees in...
  • Dilip Kumar recovering, to be discharged from hospital soon December 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised for pneumonia, is on the road to recovery and maybe discharged soon, said a source. "He is doing fine now and has been responding well to the medicines. If things go well, he will be discharged soon...probably in the next three to four...
  • Living It Up: The sitting syndrome December 7, 2014

    In this edition of 'Living It Up', we explore how the sitting syndrome can impact your health. ...
  • Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's health now stable; recovering in hospital December 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised yesterday for treatment of pneumonia after he complained of cough and cold, is stable. "Dilip saab is fine. He is stable and recovering. He is in a normal room and not in ICU," a family source said today. The 91-year-old actor was admitted to...
  • Is our public health care system flawed? December 5, 2014

    The patients from Amritsar had undergone a cataract surgery at the eye camp that was organised by an NGO last week. Soon after the unsuccessful operations, the victims were admitted to the ENT hospital in Gurdaspur on Wednesday. ...
  • US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations December 3, 2014

    Washington: A US ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that began two days of meetings. Current US law bars any man who has had sex with a man even once since 1977...
  • 'No-Ebola certificate' must to enter India from affected countries November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked those travelling to India from Ebola-affected countries to carry a certificate stating that there is no evidence of the deadly virus in their body fluids, after a person cured of the disease was found to be carrying the virus in his semen. In case...
  • India initiates process to formulate guidelines for TB November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: India is the first country which has initiated the process of formulating standardised clinical guidelines for managing extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that occurs in the body other than lung parenchyma. The Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the AIIMS are in the process of framing...
  • Global Ebola toll rises to 5,689: WHO November 27, 2014

    Geneva: The World Health Organization on Thursday said that the global death toll from the Ebola virus had increased to 5,689 out of a total of 15,935 cases of infection, mainly in western Africa. The earlier WHO toll from last Friday gave a death toll of 5,459 and 15,351 cases. The WHO...
  • Indian dies of Ebola in Liberia, says Health Ministry November 26, 2014

    Mumbai: An Indian has died of Ebola in Liberia, said the Health Ministry on Wednesday. Mohammed Amir, who was employed in a pharmacy in Liberia, died of Ebola virus infection on September 7. Members of his family were informed about the incident. Earlier this month, a man from Liberia was...
  • Loose cigarettes likely to be banned, Health Ministry accepts expert panel's recommendation November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major decision to curb the use of cigarettes, the Health Ministry has accepted the recommendation of expert panel to ban the sale of loose cigarettes. The ministry has circulated a draft note on the ban. Before a reshuffle in the Cabinet, former health minister in Prime Minister...
  • Development in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez means power for just 6 hours November 23, 2014

    Gurez: As India continues to strive for a place in the list of fast developing nations, there are several things which its citizens have come to regards as basic necessities apart from food, shelter and clothing. One of the basic infrastructure requirements for leading a normal life and enjoy the...
  • Watch: TV foodies Rocky and Mayur bring to you 'Vital Stats of India' November 21, 2014

    TV foodies Rocky and Mayur bring Vital Stats of India, a show that talks about everything interesting in India is starting from 21st November at 9 PM. It's about facts, health, election, food, politics and every other thing one can think of. ...
  • Delhi's Lok Nayak hospital not equipped to deal with Ebola November 19, 2014

    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...
  • Ebola-infected man recovering; to be observed for 90 days November 19, 2014

    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 November 19, 2014

    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 November 18, 2014

    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...
  • AIIMS gets new CVO for three months November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Manoj Jhalani, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has been appointed as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of AIIMS till February 13. "In continuation of this Department's Office Memorandum dated 14.8.2014...the matter has been examined and with approval of Union Health Minister, it has been...
  • Gujarat: Two babies dead, one critical after government's immunisation programme November 14, 2014

    Surendranagar: Highlighting yet another case of poor child health care in the country, two babies have died after being administered medicines at a government-run immunisation programme in Surendranagar in Gujarat. One other baby is also critically ill after the immunisation programme. The babies who lost their lives are twins. The...
  • Children's Day special: Stark reality of child health in India November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: It is Children's Day today. As the nation celebrates the day, there is a need to analyse the real state of affairs that the children in the country face. In a picture that has not been a reassuring one, 13 lakh children die every year in the country...
  • Kerala neurologist Dr Shyam VK takes health care to his patients' home November 10, 2014

    Kollam: Dr Shyam VK, a neurologist from Kollam in Kerala leads the way in health care sector. After finishing his rounds on a hectic day, he visits bed-ridden patients at their homes. The ESI super specialty hospital in Kollam where he works allows him to do house visits every Saturday. One...
  • Chief Vigilance Officer of MCI HK Jethi had sought repatriation, Harsh Vardhan clarifies November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that Chief Vigilence Officer of Medical Council of India HK Jethi had written to the Health Ministry requesting repatriation to his parent cadre and that his application was only forwarded by his Ministry to the Department of Personnel...
  • Pakistan ready for WHO Ebola spot checks November 8, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan has taken all necessary measures to prevent the import of the deadly Ebola virus and invited a WHO team to inspect its preparedness levels. The World Health Organisation (WHO) officials in a meeting held last month had asked Pakistan to take measures to counter the import of the...
  • Health Ministry orders removal of MCI CVO HK Jethi who exposed corruption & sought protection November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has ordered the removal of the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the Medical Council of India (MCI), HK Jethi. The sacking of the officer comes after he wrote to the Central Vigilance Commission complaining about harassment and threats for exposing corruption. The Commission, without whose...
  • 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...
  • Centre to amend abortion law, to allow pregnancy termination till 24 weeks November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Abortion may soon be permitted at 24th weeks of pregnancy, the current limit is 20 weeks. The Union Health Ministry has time and again indicated that it wants to expand the role of traditional medical practioners for public health in India. However the draft bill does have some...
  • Ebola countries to get $450 million in financing November 6, 2014

    United Nations: A new private sector initiative announced on Wednesday will provide at least $450 million in commercial financing to the three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola to promote trade, investment and employment. The International Finance Corporation, which is part of the World Bank Group, announced that the package...