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Harsh Vardhan requests CMs for action on New Delhi, May 31 (IBNS): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan has decided to request the Chief Ministers of all states for their cooperation to set up super-speciality hospitals modelled on All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in their states. 31-May-2014
Haiti: UN reports lowest number of chole New York, May 29 (IBNS): The Haitian Prime Minister, the UN Special Representative to Haiti and the UN Senior Coordinator for cholera response vowed to press on with intensified efforts to eliminate the disease from the island as reports from the first months of 2014 reflected the lowest number of cases and cholera-related deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. 29-May-2014
'Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan' continues in We Kolkata, May 28 (IBNS): Multinational pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline said it is continuing its endeavor to sensitize on the cause of malnutrition with its initiative 'Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyan' in West Bengal. 28-May-2014
Funding shortfall threatens health servi New York, May 28 (IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday that it will have to suspend essential health services in Somalia unless it receives additional funding within one month, delivering a major blow to millions of women and children who depend on the agency and its partners for help. 28-May-2014
UN urges end to social injustice of obst New York, May 24 (IBNS): United Nations officials on Friday called for eradicating the global social injustice of obstetric fistula, a consequence of childbirth that affects an estimated two million women and girls in developing countries but is entirely preventable with access to quality medical care. 24-May-2014
UN urges research on animals in spreadin New York, May 24 (IBNS): Health experts and veterinarians called for stepped-up monitoring, investigations and immediate reporting of cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) during a meeting convened by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Oman. 24-May-2014
CMRI, BM Birla Heart Research Centre cel Kolkata, May 22 (IBNS) CK Birla Group of Hospitals (BM Birla Heart Research Centre and Calcutta Medical Research Institute), one of India's leading healthcare groups, on Thursday celebrated 'International Nurses day', and announced the launch of their specialized service called Homecare Nursing Service. 22-May-2014
Syria: UN adapts to meet needs of Palest New York, May 21 (IBNS): The health department of the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East on Tuesday reported that more than half of its health centres in Syria are destroyed or non-functional, even as life expectancy is on the rise for Palestinians in the region with a growing ageing population suffering from sedentary lifestyles. 21-May-2014
UN urges targets for improved health in New York, May 20 (IBNS): Health must be a part of any future global development agenda, a senior United Nations official underscored on Monday as she outlined a host of issues afflicting millions around the world and which impact on efforts to reduce poverty and advance overall well-being. 20-May-2014
UN urges global regulatory regime to bat New York, May 20 (IBNS): Calling on Monday for a new global agreement to regulate unhealthy diets, the United Nations expert on the right to food urged swift action from governments to help change the way the world eats, as obesity-related health problems now kill more people than tobacco. 20-May-2014
UNICEF urges quality care at birth to sa New York, May 20 (IBNS): The majority of the almost 3 million children who die before they turn one month old could be saved if they received quality care around the time of birth, according to the findings released on Monday in a study supported by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), which is urging additional attention and resources for this group of children. 20-May-2014
UN reports depression as adolescent hea New York, May 15 (IBNS): Road traffic injuries, HIV/AIDS and suicide are the top killers of adolescents globally, while depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, urging a stronger focus on the health of boys and girls in their pre and teen years. 15-May-2014
UN voices concern over gaps in maternity New York, May 14 (IBNS): Despite progress in maternity benefits and a positive trend in supporting new fathers, at least 830 million women workers still do not have adequate protection, the United Nations labour agency on Tuesday reported. 14-May-2014
Novo Nordisk, CMRI Hospital celebrates N Kolkata, May 13 (IBNS): Novo Nordisk India in association with CMRI Hospital organized a unique programme to educate nurses on the occasion of International Nurse Day. 13-May-2014
UN urges greater action to curb alcohol- New York, May 13 (IBNS): More than three million deaths in 2012 were linked to alcohol with a steady increase in alcohol use among women, the United Nations health agency on Monday reported calling on Governments to do more to prevent alcohol-related deaths and diseases. 13-May-2014
Prez presents National Florence Nighting New Delhi, May 12 (IBNS): President Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Florence Nightingale Awards to Nursing Personnel on the occasion of International Nurses Day on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. 12-May-2014
WHO asks govts to do more to prevent alc Geneva, May 12 (IBNS): Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by World Health Organization on Monday. 12-May-2014
Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals observes 'In Kolkata, May 10 (IBNS): Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals concluded a week long 'Infection Control Week' in Kolkata on Saturday. 11-May-2014
Osteoarthritic women delay surgery: Arth Mumbai, May 8 (IBNS): As India gears to celebrate Mother's day on Sunday, Arthritis Foundation of India (AFI) and Smith and Nephew have joined hands to generate awareness about osteoarthritis and associated pain. 08-May-2014
HCG announces new diagnostics for cancer Kolkata, May 8 (IBNS): HealthCare Global (HCG) Enterprises Ltd, the Specialists in Cancer Care on Thursday announced genomics-based diagnostics, a 'standard-of-care' for cancer treatment in India. 08-May-2014
UN deliberate on India's route to Unive New Delhi, May 8 (IBNS): Echoing the increasing attention given to enhancing access to health services while reducing financial hardship caused by out of pocket spending on health in the country, a panel discussion supported by the United Nations in India deliberated on India’s route to Universal Health Coverage. 08-May-2014
Caradigm joins Symphony Analytics to del Bangalore, May 7 (IBNS): Healthcare analytics and population health company Caradigm recently signed a business cooperation agreement with analytic process integrator Symphony Analytics, to help healthcare providers rapidly improve clinical and financial outcomes through comprehensive healthcare analytics solutions. 07-May-2014
RTIICS to host free arthritis clinic Kolkata, May 7 (IBNS): The department of orthopedics at the Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS) on Wednesday announced an 'arthritis clinic' on May 10 from 12 noon onwards, here. 07-May-2014
Chronic diseases increase pregnancy risk New York, May 7 (IBNS): Rates of maternal deaths are down, according to United Nations figures released on Tuesday, but pre-existing medical conditions heighten the risk of death for pregnant women and require continued investment in quality care during pregnancy and childbirth. 07-May-2014
UN declares emergency to stem potential New York, May 6 (IBNS): The spread of polio in countries where it was once eradicated is an "extraordinary event" and unless an international coordinated response is urgently put in place, the preventable disease will resurge, the United Nations health agency on Monday warned. 06-May-2014
Shantha's Pentavalent Pediatric Vaccine Hyderabad, May 5 (IBNS): Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi on Monday announced that its pediatric pentavalent vaccine Shan5, developed and manufactured by its affiliate Shantha Biotechnics in Hyderabad, has received prequalification status from the World Health Organization (WHO). 05-May-2014
Apollo Hospitals to integrate clinical g Kolkata, May 5 (IBNS): Apollo Hospitals on Monday announced the introduction of several genomic tests as part of its personalized medicine initiative. 05-May-2014
Haiti: UN lauds significant gains in fig New York, May 2 (IBNS): Significant gains in the fight against the cholera epidemic in Haiti have been recorded as the dry season ends and the United Nations continues to support the Government's comprehensive strategy of monitoring, rapid response and planning for long-term solutions, a top UN official in the impoverished country said. 02-May-2014
UN report on antibiotic resistance revea New York, May 1 (IBNS): Antibiotic resistance - when bacteria change so antibiotics no longer work in people who need them to treat infections - is now a major threat to public health, says a new United Nations report released on Wednesday. 01-May-2014
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