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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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Quest for new treatment options for AIDS must continue, says ISCR

Kolkata / Mumbai, Nov 28 : “Getting to Zero” was the theme selected in 2011 through to the end of 2015 by the World AIDS Campaign (WAC) to commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec 1. The theme echoes the UNAIDS vision of achieving “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” While there are several preventive measures in place ...

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mproved access to antibiotics could avert deaths of children under five in India: Study

INew Delhi, Nov 19 : A new Lancet study out from researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) on Wednesday estimates that improved access to antibiotics could avert the deaths of several thousand children under five in India alone. More deaths would be averted in India than in any other country studied. Authors say this access ...

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Approximately 50% patients in India fail to take medicines correctly – IIHMR University

Jaipur, Nov 7 : With the initiative of ‘Health for all by the year 2000’ and various steps taken by the Government of India and World Health Organization, to improve the health status of India and its rural parts, there have been many positive implementations, but there still seem some challenges and gaps in the availability of generic medicines for ...

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Sierra Leone: Pregnant schoolgirls excluded from school and banned from exams

Freetown, Nov 6 (Just Earth News) Thousands of pregnant girls, excluded from mainstream schools and barred from sitting upcoming exams, risk being left behind as Sierra Leone moves forward from the Ebola crisis, Amnesty International said in a report published on Friday. The report, Shamed and blamed: Pregnant girls’ rights at risk in Sierra Leone, reveals how the prohibition, confirmed ...

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Maggi clears tests: Nestle

Gurgaon, Nov 4 : Nestle India on Wednesday announced that it will commence the retail selling of its popular noodles brand Maggi from this month. Following tests, the company said the newly manufactured Maggi noodles samples have been found safe. “We have received results from all three NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accredited laboratories mandated by ...

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Care24 raises seed fund of USD 350,000 from India Quotient

Mumbai, Oct 30 : Care24, Mumbai’s rapidly growing home healthcare platform, has raised its first round of funding worth USD 350,000 (INR 2.27 Crores approx) from India Quotient. Care24 is committed to bringing premium medicare services to the patient’s home. Care24 will use funds to enhance its technology, strengthen team, standardize care and quality assurance. Furthermore, it will focus on ...

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“An eye-opener”, says Shastri and Rahane after their Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital visit

Mumbai, Oct 29 : Following their visit to the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon, Indian Cricket Team Director, Ravi Shastri and player Ajinkya Rahane hailed their experience as an ‘eye-opener’. Speaking to media Shastri said, “When you bring a smile on their faces and make them forget their pain even for a little while, it brings a smile ...

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Indrani Mukerjea suffering from dengue?

Mumbai, Oct 28: One of the key accused in the Sheena Bora murder case Indrani Mukerjea might be suffering from dengue, media reports said. “Doctors from Mumbai’s Sir JJ Hospital, who visited the 48-year-old in Byculla jail on Wednesday, said her platelet count is down to 64,000 from 2.5 lakh,” India Today reported. A local court in Mumbai on Oct ...

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Rabindranath Tagore Surgical Centre launched Prayas-a diabetic clinic for underprivileged

Kolkata, Oct 26 : Rabindranath Tagore Surgical Centre located at Hiland Park in Kolkata announced the launch of ‘Prayas’ a dedicated diabetes clinic for the underprivileged sections of the society. This initiative by the unit of Narayana Health is to create awareness and help patients manage diabetes without compromising on their quality of life. Prayas Clinic will create awareness on ...

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