Health

  • Immunize to prevent 14 lakh under 5 children death every year 24-04-2014 11:57 AM

    Every day, more than 3500 children die in India from preventable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhoea, malnutrition and birth complications. This World Immunization Week I find myself struggling to accept that so many children continue to die when we have the tools to protect them. Health is featured in the manifestos...
  • Doctor arrested in inebriated state, released on bail 23-04-2014 03:33 PM

    A government doctor at a Community Health Centre (CHC) in Bundi was arrested in an inebriated state for allegedly disturbing peace but was released on bail, police said on Wednesday. Ganesh Lal Meena, posted at the CHC in Indergarh was arrested on Tuesday and a case under section 107 (disturbing...
  • US: Indian physician arrested on health care fraud charges 19-04-2014 09:58 AM

    New York: A 61-year-old Indian physician has been arrested on health care fraud charges and faces life imprisonment for illegally distributing opioid pain medication that resulted in the deaths of two patients in the US. Pawan Kumar Jain of New Mexico was arrested yesterday by the officials from the Drug...
  • Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health 'delicate' after pneumonia, says the Colombian President 17-04-2014 09:12 AM

    Bogota: Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has recovered from pneumonia but his condition remains "delicate", Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday. Garcia Marquez, who was hospitalized for nine days in Mexico City for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection, has been receiving treatment at his...
  • Tom Hanks has turned his lifestyle around, says wife Rita Wilson 15-04-2014 08:22 AM

    London: Hollywood star Tom Hanks has turned his lifestyle around following his diabetes diagnosis last year, according to his wife Rita Wilson. The 57-year-old actor, who has been dealing with high blood pressure since the age of 36, revealed last year that he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a...
  • Six-pack abs are not important, health is: Arjun Kapoor 31-03-2014 03:16 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor was almost 140 kg before he forayed into acting, but leading a "balanced" lifestyle helped him lose excess weight. He laments how fitness has become more about the number of pack of abs that one has. "It's unfortunate that now fitness has become about how many...
  • Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk 31-03-2014 01:02 PM

    New York: Teenagers with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life, a study shows. Stronger kids also have lower body mass index (BMI), lower percent body fat, smaller waist circumferences and higher fitness levels. "It is a widely-held belief that BMI, sedentary behaviours...
  • ACB books 16 medical department officials for fraud in Bundi 29-03-2014 02:28 PM

    The ACB has booked 16 officials of Bundi district's Medical and Health department for embezzlement of over Rs 22 lakhs from National Rural Health Mission and Pulse Polio Control Programme funds. The 16 officials, including Chief Medical and Health Officer of the medical department, were booked on Friday following the...
  • Fighting the discrimination on World Epilepsy day 26-03-2014 11:08 AM

    10-12 million people in India suffer from epilepsy but very few know that 70 percent patients can be cured. But it's the stigma that's the hardest to fight. On world epilepsy day, CNN IBN meets Ankur Khanna who's determined to fight this discrimination. ...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: Pilots' mental health a concern 24-03-2014 07:18 AM

    Dallas: Reinforced doors with keypad entries. Body scanners and pat-downs. Elaborate crew maneuvers when a pilot has to use the restroom. All those tactics are designed to keep dangerous people out of the cockpit. But what if the pilot is the problem? With no answers yet in the disappearance of...
  • Sinful to discriminate against leprosy patients: Dalai Lama 20-03-2014 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: Even though India has achieved the World Health Organisation's (WHO) elimination level for leprosy, the social stigma associated with the disease is still prevalent, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said. "This is a physical condition like any other and people should not look down upon others. All...
  • 'I eat right and am blessed with good genes,' says Aamir Khan about his youthful glow 15-03-2014 05:07 PM

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan is 49, but can give any younger actor of Bollywood a run for his money. The actor-producer says his genes and healthy lifestyle are to be credited. Aamir turned 49 on Friday. When asked about the secret behind his youthful looks and fit frame, he said: "What...
  • Bombay HC asks government to consider PIL seeking to share 'Aadhaar' data with EC 14-03-2014 05:45 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the union government and the Election Commission of India to consider a PIL seeking to share data collected during the process of issuance of Aadhar cards with the EC which can subsequently use it to register voters. The PIL filed by NGO 'Matoshri...
  • Facebook can create an epidemic of wellbeing 13-03-2014 12:27 PM

    You may be worried about airborne virus that can bring cold or flu but what about emotional contagion spreading fast via online social networks? According to a new research, Facebook feelings are contagious. Positive posts beget positive posts and negative posts beget negative ones - with the positive posts being...
  • Looking back at the days of practising surgery

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Having practiced surgery, in public and also in private sector hospitals, I am full of memories - of gratitude, of indifference and threats, dejection and...

  • Emphasizing care in healthcare: Redefining patient experience 09-03-2014 06:15 PM

    How should we look at the India's record in delivering health? A panel of experts discusses about the India's health report and inadequate spending on health sector and how can regulatory framework be strengthened. ...
  • Power of 49: Women's health and sanitation 07-03-2014 09:41 PM

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN-IBN has joined hands with Tata and its 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. This week on the show CNN-IBN takes the issue of challenges of health and sanitation....
  • Wello: The Rs 12,350 mobile phone case that doubles up as a fitness tracker 06-03-2014 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: US-based technology startup Azoi launched a health monitoring device embedded within a mobile case, which measures vitals such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and electrocardiography (ECG), etc. The device, will be available in India on pre-order through its website starting August for Rs 12,350. "We are targetting...
  • Power of 49: 2 doctors work tirelessly for healthcare in Sittilingi 05-03-2014 09:07 AM

    Power of 49 is a 'Jaago re' initiative in association with Network 18, encouraging women to vote this election. The campaign brings you the story of two doctors who have worked tirelessly to set up the Tribal Health Initiative in Tamil Nadu's Sittilingi valley that had the highest infant mortality...
  • 11 children ill after drinking water in Dharampur school 04-03-2014 08:02 PM

    Eleven children fell ill on Tuesday after drinking water from a handpump at a school in Bihar's East Champaran district, officials said. All were reported out of danger after basic treatment. The incident took place at the government primary school in Dharampur of East Champaran, a police officer said. According...
  • Government dubs 2-finger test on rape victims unscientific, bans it 04-03-2014 04:39 PM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • Odisha makes health insurance provision for journalists 04-03-2014 03:08 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday decided to introduce health insurance scheme for journalists, official sources said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved a proposal in this regard which has provision of insurance cover worth Rs 1 lakh per annum. Five members of a journalist family could get benefit from the scheme,...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh to attend ex-servicemen's rally in Rajasthan 03-03-2014 07:01 PM

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh will attend an ex-servicemen's rally in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on March 8. The rally, organised by Ranbankura Division of Army's South Western Command, will be held at the Nagaur Sports Stadium to address issues related to ex-servicemen and 'veer naris' (war widows). General Singh...
  • Power of 49: Women's health and sanitation 03-03-2014 09:09 AM

    The Power of 49 campaign has been designed to encourage women to vote this election. CNN-IBN has joined hands with Tata and its 'jaago re' campaign to put the woman voter on the political centrestage. ...
  • AIIMS starts unique health ID number system for its patients 02-03-2014 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: AIIMS has started issuing Unique Health Identification numbers to its patients with a view to electronically track medical care facilities provided to them and also to have a systematised database in place. Till now, all patients at AIIMS were identified by the Out Patient Department (OPD) cards issued...
  • News 360: Ghulam Nabi Azad defends his move to sack Keshav Desiraju 28-02-2014 09:21 PM

    Two days after former health secretaries and bureaucrats wrote a letter to Prime Minister regarding the transfer of health secretary Keshav Desiaju, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was forced to defend his move. Azad wrote a letter to Cabinet Secretary and said Azad said Desiraju's approach has been a...
  • FTP: Health Secretary transferred: Do honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system? 26-02-2014 11:08 PM

    Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was removed by the PMO earlier this month due to issues with the Cabinet Secretariat. Desiraju has been transferred to Consumer Affairs Ministry. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts, whether honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system. ...
  • Desiraju transferred: Health ex-secretaries, bureaucrats allege foul play 26-02-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly two weeks after the Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was transferred to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, former health secretaries and bureaucrats have written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging foul play. The letter said, "Since we are at a loss to understand the reasons...
  • DCI member colludes with ex-college head to get it derecognised 25-02-2014 08:17 AM

    Coimbatore: A year after the former chairman of Tamil Nadu Dental Council Dr Gunaseelan was caught accepting bribes from dental colleges for increasing the number of seats, all is not well with the top medical body of India. The trail of shame still continues. CNN-IBN has accessed a report of...