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UN health agency moves to allay mounting New York, July 31 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active sympto 31-Jul-2014
WHO, ILBS host consultation meeting on v New Delhi, July 28 (IBNS): On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day 2014, ILBS in partnership with the WHO Country Office for India on Monday organized first ever consultation meeting on viral hepatitis to examine gaps, challenges and priorities. 28-Jul-2014
India observes World Hepatitis Day toda Kolkata, July 28 (IBNS): Hepatitis B is a serious global health problem, responsible for 1.4 million deaths every year compared to 1.5 million deaths from HIV/AIDS and 1.2 million from each of malaria and TB. India along with all the nations across the globe observed World Hepatitis Day on Monday to spread awareness about this menace. 28-Jul-2014
'Art for Nutrition' brought alive with K Kolkata, July 26 (IBNS) GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare flagged off the 'Art for Nutrition' tram from Esplanade Tram Depot in Kolkata on Thursday. 26-Jul-2014
CMRI Hospitals celebrate World Brain Day Kolkata, July 23 (IBNS): In an endeavour to build awareness and consciousness among people, Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI), part of the CK Birla Group, celebrated World Brain Day 2014 in the city. 23-Jul-2014
Japanese encephalitis toll rises to 105 Siliguri, July 23 (IBNS): The Japanese encephalitis toll climbed to at least 105 in last 22 days of July in West Bengal's northern districts, a top state health services official said. 23-Jul-2014
UN agency warns of fruit bat risk in Wes New York, July 22 (IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging increased efforts to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats. 22-Jul-2014
60 die of Japanese encephalitis in north Siliguri, July 21 (IBNS) At least 60 people have died of Japanese encephalitis in last weeks at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, a top West Bengal health services official said. 21-Jul-2014
UNAIDS chief calls for end to 'hypocrisy New York, July 20 (IBNS); The head of the United Nations agency dealing with HIV and AIDS on Sunday urged world leaders at an international conference in Australia to end the hypocrisy on sex and make treatment and reproductive health education universally available. 20-Jul-2014
Fire-ravaged AMRI-Dhakuria resumes indoo Kolkata, July 19 (IBNS) Multi-specialty AMRI Hospitals, where a fire had killed 293 people in December 2011 at its main Dhakuria building facility, resumed indoor patient service at the revamped unit after a suspension of operation for over two and a half years, officials said. 19-Jul-2014
Harsh Vardhan visits Odisha Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IBNS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan began a two-day visit of Odisha on Friday to personally experience the 'remarkable' growth story of the state's health profile. 18-Jul-2014
AIDS deaths fall, but millions unaware o New York, July 17 (IBNS)While showing a downward trend in AIDS-related deaths, a new United Nations report out on Wednesday warns that19 million of the 35 million people living with the virus globally do not know their HIV-positive status and therefore, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale-up to close the gap. 17-Jul-2014
Kolkata hospital arranges for Arthritis Kolkata, July 16 (IBNS): The Department of Orthopaedics at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences will be conducting an Arthritis Clinic for people residing in and around Kolkata on July 19. 16-Jul-2014
Ban to travel to Haiti, Dominican Republ New York, July 14(IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Haiti and the Dominican Republic starting Monday to meet with senior government officials as well as to get a first-hand look at programmes designed to improve health and reduce poverty. 14-Jul-2014
7 infant deaths reported from Malda hosp Malda, July 12 (IBNS) At least seven new-born babies died in the Malda Medical College and Hospital in Malda district of West Bengal, said reports on Saturday. 12-Jul-2014
Varian Medical Systems organises Oncolog Kolkata/Mumbai, July 11 (IBNS): Major advances in radiation therapy and radiosurgery for the treatment of cancer are being highlighted in a three-day Oncology Summit taking place in Mumbai from July 10-12. 11-Jul-2014
UN: Health officials weigh national effo New York, July 11 (IBNS): With world leaders gathered Thursday in New York for the United Nations General Assembly’s review of efforts made since 2011 in controlling non-communicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the Organizations’ top health official launched a new report that shows progress at the national level has been insufficient and uneven. 11-Jul-2014
World's poor hardest hit by chronic dise New York, July 11 (IBNS): At a high-level review and assessment by the United Nations General Assembly of progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan today expressed deep concern about projected trends, especially as poor populations, the least able to cope, will be hit the hardest. 11-Jul-2014
Saket City Hospital, Philips launches Al New Delhi, July 8 (IBNS): Saket City Hospital's (SCH) Institute of Neuroscience has added an advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, brain aneurysms, brain and spinal AVMs and tumors, and other complex neurovascular conditions with the acquisition of Neuro interventional biplane system from Phillips. 08-Jul-2014
Iraq: UN agencies move to combat spread New York, July 5 (IBNS): United Nations relief agencies and their partners working amid the ongoing turmoil and massive population displacement in Iraq are scaling up their healthcare responses, with a major polio vaccination campaign in Baghdad, and efforts to help relieve the “immense burden” on the existing healthcare system in Kurdistan. 05-Jul-2014
Ebola: UN agency to help West Africa coo New York, July 5 (IBNS): West African countries and international health authorities at a United Nations-backed emergency summit have adopted a strategy covering a range or priorities, including strengthening cross-border collaboration, to combat the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, which has killed hundreds of people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. 05-Jul-2014
UN health agency presents new plan to e New York, July 4 (IBNS) The United Nations health agency on Thursday presented a new plan aimed at eliminating tuberculosis (TB) in over 30 countries with low levels of the infectious airborne disease. 04-Jul-2014
Govt introduces 4 vaccines to be provide New Delhi, July 3 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced the decision of his government to introduce four new vaccines as part of India's Universal Immunization Programme (UIP). 03-Jul-2014
New UN report outlines top 10 food-borne New York, July 2 (IBNS) A new report released on Tuesday by two United Nations agencies identifies a "top 10" of food-borne parasites with the greatest global impact, including those found in pork, fish, fresh produce, fruit juice and milk, among other foods. 02-Jul-2014
Saket City Hospital celebrates surgery s New Delhi, July 1 (IBNS) New Delhi's Saket City Hospital celebrated the success of 100 cochlear surgeries done by them calling the occasion, ‘Celebration of Senses’. 01-Jul-2014
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