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  • British charity Diabetes UK launches a 'Measure Up' programme November 20, 2014

    London: Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the world and the abdomen is the most obvious risk factor. The British charity Diabetes UK has launched a 'Measure Up' programme to keep this in check. Dr Kamlesh Khunti, a leading diabetes expert in the UK said, "This is not...
  • Ebola virus: Tripura, Mizoram take preventive measures September 7, 2014

    Agartala/Aizawl: The Tripura and Mizoram governments have taken a number of preventive measures to check spread of deadly Ebola disease, officials from both the states said on Sunday. "The Tripura government has taken fourpronged steps to prevent contact or spread of Ebola virus," Health and Family Welfare Minister Badal Choudhury told...
  • Odisha government prepares for tackling possible flood July 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With heavy rains lashing several parts of Odisha, the state government on Sunday geared up to deal with any possible flood as more rains accompanied by highspeed wind was forecast for next few days. As heavy rainfall is predicted till July 23 in different parts, the state government has braced...
  • India reviews preparations to tackle swine flu April 28, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian government on Tuesday reviewed its preparations in the wake of the swine flu outbreak in various countries. The disease has already killed 152 people in Mexico, where it originated. An interministerial meeting held in the national capital, chaired by Health Secretary Naresh Dayal, was attended by officials from...
  • Here's how you can beat the heat this summer April 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The Capital is scorching with temperatures crossing 40 degree Celsius. Here is how you can be fully equipped to beat heatrelated illnesses. Temperatures are soaring in eastern central and northern India. In Orissa alone, 10 people have died due to the heat with temperatures hitting 42 degrees Celsius. In...
  • Getting a tattoo done? Watch out for safety September 20, 2007

    Tattoos are popular as ever, but you must choose the right parlour before getting it done. ...
  • Heat stroke: What you must know April 30, 2007

    New Delhi: With summers here the heat is on, and there is no respite. Exposure to the summer sun, humidity and over exertion can lead to a heat stroke, which can cause the bodys heatregulating mechanism to break down. Apart from that, a heat stroke can cause high fever, headache, nausea,...
  • India on a high amid riot of colours March 4, 2007

    New Delhi: It's a rainbow of colours across the country as India gets draped in the multicoloured hues of Holi, a jubilant nation is getting a new high as throngs of crowds are getting into festive gears, singing "Holi hai bhai Holi hai, bura na mano Holi hai." The festival of...
  • Add colour to life, but with care December 14, 2006

    New Delhi: From sarees to hair, every second person is going in for a makeover by changing their hair colour and getting your hair colour changed is easy these days. Go to any salon or lift any product off the shelf of a supermarket blonde, auburn, burgundy, red ...
  • Delhi dengue toll 36; Rs 22 cr released October 16, 2006

    New Delhi: The Government, on Monday, released Rs 22 crore to 11 affected states to launch drives to contain dengue said Director of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, P L Joshi. The money will be utilised for buying fogging machines and larvicides and launching awareness campaigns, he said. One more person...
  • AIIMS dengue cases rising constantly October 15, 2006

    New Delhi: Dengue continues to hold the Capital in its grip. On Sunday, three more people succumbed to this deadly disease at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). And with 192 confirmed cases in the hospital, authorities are struggling to cope. "We have mobilized 100 additional resident doctors, 50...
  • Dengue: three dead; 92 fresh cases October 15, 2006

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to Delhi's fight against dengue as the viral fever claimed three more lives in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 32, while 92 fresh cases were reported. Two senior citizens and a youth, who were being treated for dengue, died at...
  • Dengue toll 97; 4,700 cases so far October 14, 2006

    New Delhi: Despite preventive measures, the death toll due to dengue reached 97 across the country, with over 4,700 cases reported so far. In Delhi, the death toll has gone up to 27 after two more patients succumbed to the disease at the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on...
  • Another dengue death at AIIMS, toll 20 October 9, 2006

    New Delhi: Dengue has claimed one more life in the Capitals All India Institute of Medical Sciences, taking the death toll in the city to 20. A total of 173 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported from AIIMS with 41 new admissions to the hospital on Monday. Nearly...
  • Dengue claims 19th victim in Delhi October 7, 2006

    New Delhi: The dengue fever continues to create panic in the Capital. According to officials in the Health Ministry, the disease has claimed 18 lives in Delhi so far. But sources put the toll at a much higher figure with more cases being reported from citys LNJP and Ganga Ram...
  • HC raps govt over dengue mess October 6, 2006

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday expressed its anguish over the Centre and Delhi Government for not complying with its 1996 order directing it to take preventive measures against the outbreak of dengue in the Capital. A Bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Vijender Jain directed the central and...
  • Delhi fights back mosquito menace October 5, 2006

    New Delhi: With dengue cases rising at an alarming rate in the Capital, residents are taking measures to prevent mosquito breeding. "We clean our house daily, use mosquito mats and also wash our cooler regularly" 16year old Delhi resident Bhavita Kukreja says. With the deadly fever spreading across Delhi, people are...
  • Dengue reaches feverish pitch in Delhi October 5, 2006

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's family falling prey to the dengue menace, the clear and present danger of the mosquito borne virus cannot be ignored. And the current dengue scenario has put the country in panic mode. "There's a sense of panic. Any kind of fever is being...
  • Dengue: 43 dead, PM calls meeting October 5, 2006

    New Delhi: About 300 fresh cases of dengue were reported across the country on Thursday, taking the number of people afflicted to nearly 3,000 and deaths due to the viral disease to 43 as Delhi alone reported 673 cases of infection. Dengue was discussed during a Union Cabinet meeting presided...
  • Dengue is spreading, bite by bite October 5, 2006

    New Delhi: The Aedes mosquito seems to have spared none. Transcending all barriers, the mosquitoborne disease reached Prime Ministers residence on Wednesday and took his grandsons and soninlaw as victims. More cases are increasingly being reported from across the country and representatives from various northern states will meet in the Capital...
  • Dengue: Over 2,700 cases, 40 deaths October 4, 2006

    New Delhi: Over 2,700 cases of dengue have been reported in the country, claiming at least 40 lives, with Delhi and Kerala accounting for the majority of the patients, it was officially stated on Wednesday. The official figures stated nearly 600 dengue patients in the national capital, from Kerala (713...
  • 11 die of Dengue as Govt wonders October 3, 2006

    New Delhi: Dengue is spreading across the Capital and the fears of the disease acquiring the status of an epidemic are turning out to be real. The Delhi Government has called a high level emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss ways to control the outbreak of dengue and Delhi Health Minister...
  • Dengue cases rise to 35 in AIIMS October 1, 2006

    New Delhi: In an emergency meeting called by the Director General of Health Services on Sunday, Civic Bodies and hospitals discussed ways to deal with the current outbreak of dengue in Delhi. "Dengue will be declared an epidemic in Delhi if condition doesn't improve by Tuesday," Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri...
  • AIIMS student dies of dengue September 30, 2006

    New Delhi: Dengue has made its dangerous way back to Delhi doctors and medical staff amongst those affected at the Capital's most prestigious hospital All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). At present, there are 22 cases of dengue registered at the AIIMS hospital. Out of these 17 patients...
  • VIP dengue dens invincible for MCD September 23, 2006

    New Delhi: Dengue cases in Delhi are on the rise. And with 200 cases of dengue and seven deaths reported in the capital so far, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is not in a position to take any chance. The civic body has taken the threat very seriously and...
  • MCD officials turn teachers in Delhi September 18, 2006

    New Delhi: Kids of Bal Bharti School in the capital are taking special lessons for dengue. And the teachers are none other than the MCD officers. But ask the students about the plight in class Do mosquitoes bite you in the class? Pop comes an answer, "Yes, sometimes." Walk into...
  • What you must know about dengue September 14, 2006

    New Delhi: Dengue has returned in Delhi with a vengeance and more than 81 residents are admitted to hospitals down with the deadly fever. The sudden return of the disease has forced the state government to form 12 special task forces to combat what could turn out to be an...
  • Six deaths due to dengue in Delhi September 13, 2006

    New Delhi: As six persons lost their lives to dengue in the Capital in the early September, Delhi government decided to take strict action that includes lodging police cases, against people found responsible for breeding of mosquitoes. In all, 66 cases of dengue were reported in Delhi in the week ending...