Health

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital for regular check-up 7 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been admitted to the hospital for a regular check-up, say sources. Jaitley who is diabetic also underwent a surgery recently. The Finance Minister was scheduled to launch a single window website for tax payers on Monday. The event has been cancelled due to...
  • Christian faith enriched composite Indian identity: Hamid Ansari 20 hours 48 minutes ago

    Mangalore: Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Sunday said the Christian faith had strengthened the country's secular fabric and enriched the composite Indian identity. The contribution of the Christian church in social and charitable work in India, especially in education and health sectors has been particularly noteworthy, he said. Inaugurating the valedictory...
  • 'Kerala's achievements in health sector model for country' Yesterday

    Perinthalmanna (Kerala): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday hailed Kerala's achievements in the health sector as a "model for the country" and said the state wasmaintaining quality from Primary Health Centres to the medical college level. "The achievements of Kerala in the health sector is a model for the country....
  • Jammu and Kashmir floods: Army hospital saving lives as health infrastructure crumbles 2 days ago

    Srinagar: At a time when almost the entire healthcare infrastructure in Srinagar city has been rendered ineffective by the devastating floods, the Army's 92 Base Hospital has saved the lives of more than 300 people including 35 newborns. The army doctors without caring about their own houses and families affected by...
  • National Cancer Awareness Day on November 7 every year: Harsh Vardhan 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: National Cancer Awareness Day will be observed across the country on November 7 every year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced. "Henceforth, November 7 will be observed all over the country as National Cancer Awareness Day. It is high time we went into combative mode against this disease," he...
  • Bangalore: Over 300 students fall ill after consuming mid-day meal 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Nearly 300 children have fallen ill after consuming a mid-day meal in a government-run Urdu primary school in Bangalore. The students have all been rushed to a local hospital. The school claimed that they took all students for check up after a few students complained of uneasiness. Karnataka Health...
  • NHRC sends notice to Health Ministry over dearth of HIV drugs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Concerned over the reported shortage of drugs for HIV patients across the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Union Health Ministry asking for a report on measures taken to tackle the situation. "The Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media...
  • Apple's HealthKit gets bitten by a bug before iOS 8 launch 4 days ago

    Apple said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads. HealthKit gathers data such as blood pressure and weight from various health apps on Apple devices, and can be viewed by doctors...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama 5 days ago

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...
  • Health emergency in Pakistan due to floods September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Eight districts in Pakistan's Sindh province have declared a health emergency due to the floods caused by heavy rains, the media reported on Sunday. According to officials, Sindh Health Minister Saghir Ahmed declared an emergency in the province with particular focus on the eight districts, Dawn online reported. Sindh's health department...
  • Heart drug could be cure for Ebola: British experts September 14, 2014

    London: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a breakthrough that can lead to a cure for the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through West Africa, media reports said. The university has said the experts stumbled across an existing drug used in the treatment of severe heart disease, which could...
  • First of its kind online data base for dental care September 14, 2014

    Greater Noida: Information related to data on oral health can now be accessed on a first of its kind online data base for dental care, a release said on Saturday. Launched by the FDI World Dental Federation, a leading international organisation representing the dental profession, 'Data Hub for Global Oral Health'...
  • Delhi hospital sends relief to Jammu and Kashmir September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi has sent emergency relief supplies to flood-ravaged regions of Jammu and Kashmir to help it overcome the acute shortage of medicines and blankets. "The director general of health services, Srinagar apprised the hospital management (Sir Ganga Ram) that most of the hospitals in...
  • FIFA, UN to cooperate in fight against Ebola September 13, 2014

    Madrid: FIFA, football's world governing body, said that it looks forward to cooperating with the UN to combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed over 2,000 in West Africa. The Antoinette Tubman stadium in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, will host two Ebola treatment units after the World Health Organisation (WHO)...
  • India contributed money to fight Ebola September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Friday contributed a total of $500,000 in financial assistance to augment the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola virus. "India contributes $500,000 financial assistance to augment WHO efforts to prevent spread of Ebola virus disease," Syed Akbaruddin, ministry of external affairs spokesperson,...
  • Health Ministry joins relief efforts in Jammu and Kashmir September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has joined relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir by sending over 1000 tonnes of medicines, waterpurifying plants and teams of doctors and experts to the floodravaged state. A 20member clinical team comprising physicians, pediatricians and reproductive health specialists have been deployed in Srinagar, an official...
  • Fishermen murder: SC allows one Italian marine to travel to his country for 4 months September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday granted permission to one of the Italian marines facing murder trial in India, to travel back to Italy. The marine has been allowed to travel to Italy for four months on health grounds. Massimiliano Latorre, one of two Italian marines being held over...
  • WHO: Ebola outbreak is accelerating out of control September 12, 2014

    Washington: The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scaleup that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control,...
  • Oral health a major threat to public health, says President September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Underlining that oral diseases pose a major threat to public health, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that they have become leading health problems resulting from tobacco use, alcohol and changing life style. Inaugurating the FDI Annual World Dental Congress hosted by the Indian Dental Association at Greater...
  • AB blood type may increase dementia risk September 11, 2014

    Washington: People with the least common blood type, AB, are more likely to develop thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia in later years than people with other blood types, says a study. "Our study looks at blood type and risk of cognitive impairment," said study author Mary Cushman...
  • Ebola toll hits 2,288 in West Africa: WHO September 10, 2014

    Geneva: The number of people infected by the Ebola virus disease in West Africa reached 4,269 as of Tuesday, while the total number of related deaths stood at 2,288, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) officials. The virus has spread rapidly over the past 21 days, and the number of patients...
  • Smoking in public likely to earn you a fine of Rs 20,000 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Smoking in public could earn a person a fine of Rs 20,000 as suggested by the expert panel set up by the Health Ministry on tobacco control. The panel has also suggested raising the age limit for consumption and banning the sale of loose cigarettes. Final recommendations are...
  • UN to hold highlevel Ebola event on outbreak September 10, 2014

    United Nations: SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon will hold a highlevel event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, which starts on September 24,...
  • Ebola threatening Liberia's existence, minister warns September 10, 2014

    Monrovia: Ebola is threatening the very existence of Liberia as the killer virus spreads like "wild fire", the defence minister warned on Tuesday, following a grim World Health Organization assessment that the worst is yet to come. After predicting an "exponential increase" in infections across West Africa, the WHO warned that...
  • Social media can help people lose weight September 9, 2014

    London: Want to shed those extra pounds? Join social media! Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to new research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies shows that such programmes...
  • Isolation ward in Mecca to check Ebola virus September 9, 2014

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will establish a 50bed exclusive isolation ward at Arafat Hospital in Mecca during the Haj pilgrimage as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus and other communicable diseases, Arab News reported on Tuesday. Deputy Health Minister for Planning and Development Mohammed AlKhasheem said that over 22,000 medics will...
  • New drug may fight flu in one dose September 8, 2014

    Washington: Doctors could soon have a new weapon to fight the flu virus as US researchers have found a singledose influenza drug that can safely and effectively relieve influenza symptoms. An analysis of clinical trials shows that a single injected dose of the neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) peramivir is safe and effective...
  • Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten back September 8, 2014

    Conakry, Guinea: Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there. The Macenta region, right on the Liberian border, had been one of the first places where the outbreak surfaced, but they hadn't seen a new case...
  • #ToiletsForAll: The Citizen Journalist show September 8, 2014

    This week we focus on the status of sanitation and toilets in India. ...
  • Dengue cases soar to 1,005 in Odisha September 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The number of people infected with dengue has soared to 1,005 in Odisha this year, with 36 more cases reported in the state in two days, an official said on Sunday. "Thirtysix people have tested positive (for dengue) in the past two days. Ninety per cent of them belong to...