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Women worldwide live longer, healthier lives with better education: UN report

New York, Oct 22:The lives of women and girls around the world have improved in several areas over the last 20 years but they continue to be victims of gender based discrimination and violence, according to a new report launched on Tuesday by the United Nations. Coming on the heels of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The World’s ...

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Yemen: 3.3 million people in need of critical aid in besieged Taiz, warns WHO

New York, Oct 22: The top United Nations health official in Yemen is appealing for unrestricted access to Taiz, where “innocent lives are at risk” in the besieged highland city where more than 3.3 million people are in critical need of health assistance, safe drinking water, food and fuel. “The situation in Taiz is alarming,” warned Dr. Ahmed Shadoul, the ...

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Delhi moms join ‘FeedToDefeat’ campaign to raise awareness on breast cancer

New Delhi, Oct 19 : In order to mark October as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Medela India, producer of technologically advanced breastpumps, on Monday organized an awareness campaign ‘FeedToDefeat’ during Raahgiri at Connaught Place, to encourage women to breastfeed their baby. The event saw participation from women across Delhi NCR who came forth to pledge for breastfeeding by signing ...

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Health Ministry permits transfer of blood between blood banks

New Delhi, Oct 19 : The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has identified two major initiatives towards better utilisation of blood and blood components, as part of its commitment to ensure safe blood and enhanced access to blood products, on the recommendation of the National Blood Transfusion Council, an official statement said. “The first step is permitting the transfer ...

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Pele inaugurates Leukemia Unit of Apollo Gleneagles Cancer Hospital in Kolkata

The King of Football, Pelé, spent time with Dr Rupali Basu, President & CEO, Eastern Region, Apollo Hospitals Group, India and responded to her questions on sports injury and the facilities of sports medicine in Kolkata. He recounted those pain full moments of his injuries during his time and congratulated Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata on creating sports medicine facilities. Pelé ...

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Five tea labourers died of starvation in Assam

Guwahati, Oct 15 : At least five tea garden labourers died of starvation in Assam’s Cachar district in the past week. The incident took place at Bhuban Valley tea estate under Lakhipur sub division in the Barak Valley district, where more than 600 labourer families had faced food crisis in past a month. “At least five labourers of the tea ...

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CMRI shows patients how to Live with Arthritis

Kolkata Oct 13 : The team of specialist orthopaedics at The Calcutta Medical Research Institute enabled a talk to discuss ways in which individuals could live freely with Arthritis. On the occasion of International Arthritis Day CMRI not only educated the citizens of Kolkata about the condition and living with it in the modern world, they also launched a medical ...

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Cabinet approves setting up of new AllMS under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna

New Delhi, Oct 7 : The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval for setting up of three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AllMS) at Nagpur in Maharashtra, at Manglagiri in Andhra Pradesh and at Kalyani in West Bengal under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY). This involves financial implication of ...

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Kolkata doctor uses technology to prevent Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

Kolkata, Aug :1 Everyday, millions die owing their lives to diseases and with a 1000 casualty per day, Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) is one of the most overlooked ailments, said Kolkata based cardiologist Suvro Banerjee, here on Wednesday. Bannerjee, who implemented Eastern India’s first MRI compatible Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) on a female patient in July, earlier this year, spoke ...

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UN launches $25 billion strategy to end preventable deaths of mothers and children

New York, Sept 27: The United Nations on Saturday launched an ambitious public-private strategy to end preventable deaths of women, children and adolescents, with initial commitments of more than $25 billion for the next five years to provide life-saving treatments, from immunizations to perinatal care. The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health includes new policies and ground-breaking partnerships ...

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