Health

  • Convicted AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa not unwell, says Bangalore Police Commissioner 4 hours 17 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO 6 days ago

    Geneva: The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO said, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year. The UN agency said in a report that new cases would surge from hundreds each week to thousands without...
  • Variable heart rate sign of good health and fitness 1 week ago

    Washington: The amount of time between heartbeats can vary even at a "constant" heart rate - and this variability is a good thing, say scientists. Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) has been found to be predictive of a number of illnesses, such as congestive heart failure and inflammation. For athletes,...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital for regular checkup September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been admitted to the hospital for a regular checkup, 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 September 21, 2014

    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' September 20, 2014

    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 September 20, 2014

    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 September 20, 2014

    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 midday meal September 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Nearly 300 children have fallen ill after consuming a midday meal in a governmentrun 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...
  • Gate Foundation to work for primary health care in India September 18, 2014

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates who is on a visit to India talks to famous Indian author Chetan Bhagat. ...
  • NHRC sends notice to Health Ministry over dearth of HIV drugs September 18, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    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 September 17, 2014

    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 floodravaged 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...