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Technical group formed to take stock of the situation in view of Zika virus

New Delhi, Jan 29: Union health minister J P Nadda, on Friday, held a high level meeting with his senior officials and the All India Institute of Medical Science to take stock of the situation arising from the spread of Zika virus being reported from some countries. On Friday, the central government’s Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P ...

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Tips to keep dry scalp at bay in Winter

Everyone experiences mild to moderate dry scalp at some point, but for some it’s a chronic problem, especially this time of year, as the weather zaps moisture out of our hair and scalp. Since winter can bring the dreaded dry scalp or worsen an existing scalp condition, we’ve compiled a list of treatment alternatives to clear your scalp and keep ...

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West Bengal: Tobacco use comes down, anaemia percentage going high

New Delhi, Jan 28: Consumption of tobacco has come down by a little more than 11 per cent in West Bengal, according to the recent reports released by the National Family Health Survey.. Also the rate of alcohol consumption in men has taken a dip, scoring 28.7 per cent, bettering its previous 34 per cent recorded in the last survey. ...

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Sharad Pawar admitted in Pune hospital

Pune, Jan 25: NCP chief Sharad Pawar was admitted to Ruby Hall Clinic on Sunday after the veteran minister complained of breathlessness. After accessing the reports, doctors have said barring a few kidney related issues, there is nothing critical about his health. His cardiologist Parvez Grant told media, “We have carried out all the essential tests. Barring some kidney-related issues, ...

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Cases of Zika virus, 20 American countries & 10 in Africa affected: WHO

New York, Jan 23: Twenty countries in the Americas and about 10 in Africa, Asia and the Pacific have reported cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus infection according to information delivered on Friday by the UN World Health Organization (WHO). “Most are reporting sporadic cases but we have larger outbreaks in Brazil, in Colombia, in El Salvador, in Panama and ...

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President launches countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2016

New Delhi, Jan 16: The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee launched the Pulse Polio programme for 2016 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old, at the Rahstrapati Bhawan, in the presence of the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda, here today. Tomorrow is the National Immunization Day. Around 17.4 crore ...

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Urgent support needed to provide health services for 15 million people in Yemen – UN

New York, Dec 17 : The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners on Wednesday appealed for $31 million to ensure the continuity of medical services for nearly 15 million people in Yemen affected by the ongoing conflict, following the collapse of the country’s health system. “WHO is appealing to donors to help us meet the urgent, immediate ...

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Kolkata: Medical student died due to dengue

Kolkata, Dec 4 : A medical student died due to dengue in Kolkata’s private hospital on Wednesday, reports said on Thursday. According to reports, Malini Banerjee (19), a resident of Durgapur, was studying MBBS (1st Year) in R. G. Kar Medical College in Kolkata and staying in a girls’ hostel inside the campus. Malini reportedly caught dengue there before few ...

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals organizes 6th Annual Nursing Conclave and leadership meet to discuss the significant role of nurses in healthcare

Kolkata, Dec 2 : The Apollo Group of Hospitals, the Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare organizations, organized their group’s annual nursing conclave and leadership meet on Wednesday. The three day conference themed ‘What got us here won’t get us there’ will witness key thought leaders from the government and healthcare fraternity deliberate, debate and discuss how India can address the healthcare ...

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PM Modi urges for organ donation in ‘Mann Ki Baat’

New Delhi, Nov 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, while addressing the nation on the 14th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, urged for organ donation. He said: “Last time I spoke about Organ donation. Organ donation can save valuable lives, in a way it brings immortality.What could be a bigger donation than this?” Modi said, differently-abled people are a ...

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