Health

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mobile diagnostic lab for cattle launched in Rajasthan 24-02-2014 08:23 PM

    Rajasthan on Monday launched mobile Diagnostic Laboratories for cattle for each division of the state. Flagging off a mobile lab in Jaipur, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Lal Saini said these mobile units/vans would be deployed in Jaipur, Bharatpur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer, Kota, and Udaipur's regional health care facilities....
  • Kannada actor-cum-minister Ambareesh's health stable 23-02-2014 04:29 PM

    Bangalore: Kannada star and Karnataka Housing Minister M.H. Ambareesh is recovering from a breathing problem caused due to lung infection, a senior doctor at a private hospital here said Sunday. "Ambareesh's health condition is stable and improving, though he is still on ventilator to help him breathe easily and avoid...
  • India's health sector dismal: Amartya Sen 19-02-2014 11:31 PM

    Kolkata: Stating that India's health sector is in a "dismal condition", Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Thursday said over reliance on private health sector without the availability of basic public health services would lead to exploitation of vulnerable and under-informed patients. "The state of health care is dismal," Sen said...
  • Meet Dausa man who has no ears but listens, talks on mobile 18-02-2014 04:56 PM

    A 30-year-old man has no external ears or a visible ear canal but listens and talks normally. This is rarest of the rare birth defect, and as the man from Dausa can communicate, it means his middle and internal hearing organs appear to be normal, said Dr Neeraj Kasliwal, prominent...
  • New government's health insurance scheme to benefit 7 lakh families 15-02-2014 07:47 AM

    Uttarakhand government on Friday decided to launch a special programme to benefit families not covered under the National Health Insurance scheme. The Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme was cleared by the state cabinet at a meeting in Dehradun, official sources said. Around 7 lakh families in the state, who are...
  • Sexual assault: Former health minister Shabir Khan surrenders 13-02-2014 08:40 PM

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir health minister Shabir Ahmad Khan, who has been accused of molesting a female doctor surrendered on Thursday. The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly speaker had already granted permission for his arrest. However, while speaking to the media for the first time since the controversy broke, Shabir...
  • Chidambaram humiliated me for speaking in Hindi: Urban Development Secretary 12-02-2014 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government is in disarray with top bureaucrats at war with two senior ministers. Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna said that Finance Minister P Chidambaram humiliated him by not allowing him to speak in Hindi and instead asking him to converse in English. Krishna has written to...
  • Health Secretary removed by PMO over issues with Cabinet Secretariat 12-02-2014 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju has been removed by the PMO due to issues with the Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday. Desiraju has been sent to Consumer Affairs Ministry. Sources say Keshav Desiraju opposed some appointments made by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. The Health Minister was allegedly packing...
  • Ambulance hijacked with sleeping worker inside 10-02-2014 11:14 AM

    Albuquerque: Authorities say an Albuquerque ambulance worker catching some sleep in the back of his vehicle woke up to find himself the victim of a carjacking. Police have arrested a man and a woman accused of driving off in the ambulance around 3am Saturday while it was parked outside Lovelace...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Doctors on strike, demand Health Minister Shabir Khan's arrest 08-02-2014 11:25 AM

    Srinagar: Strengthening their attack on J&K Health Minister Shabir Ahmed Khan, who stepped down on Friday following molestation allegations, the Kashmir Doctors Association has called for a day-long strike on Saturday demanding his arrest. Pressure is mounting on the Omar Abdullah government as an FIR has been lodged against Khan...