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At African Union Summit, Ban promises UN New York, Jan 31 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursdayassured African leaders gathered for a summit in Addis Ababa of the support of the United Nations in helping the countries affected by Ebola "build back stronger than ever," while the head of the UN development agency tasked with leading the Organization's recovery efforts urged the world to stay the course in aiding hard-hit West Africa. 31-Jan-2015
Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield launc Kolkata, Jan 30 (IBNS): Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield has announced the launch of its Assisted Conception Unit (ACU). 30-Jan-2015
Kolkata: Apollo Gleneagles opens eye-ca Kolkata, Jan 29 (IBNS): Hospital group Apollo Gleneagles on Wednesday officially launched their comprehensive eye-care unit at Gariahat area in Kolkata. 30-Jan-2015
27 swine flu deaths in Rajasthan in one Jaipur, Jan 28 (IBNS) A sudden spurt in the incidence of swine flu has claimed 27 seen lives over the past one moth in Rajasthan and 100 people are still battling the dreaded viral disease in different hospitals. 28-Jan-2015
Mylan expands Hepatitis C licensing agre Pittsburgh/Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IBNS): Mylan Inc. on Tuesday announced that its subsidiary Mylan Laboratories Limited is expanding its hepatitis C licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to include the non-exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute the investigational NS5A inhibitor GS-5816 and single tablet regimen of sofosbuvir/GS-5816, once approved, in 91developing countries. 27-Jan-2015
UN health agency to hold special weekend New York, Jan 24 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that it will hold a special meeting on Ebola on Sunday, as one of its top officials noted that the outbreak is "still an incredibly dangerous situation" and warned against "a false sense of security" generated by the decline in new cases. 24-Jan-2015
El Salvador: UN rights office welcomes ' New York, Jan 24 (IBNS) The United Nations human rights office on Friday welcomed the 'ground-breaking decision' of the Salvadorian Legislative Assembly to pardon a young women's 30-year sentence in an abortion case. 24-Jan-2015
Davos: UN launches $1 billion appeal for New York, Jan 22 (IBNS) The United Nations on Wednesday appealed for $1 billion needed for the first six months of 2015 to sustain the momentum to stamp out Ebola in West Africa, where 'the epidemic has started to turn' in all three of the worst-hit countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. 22-Jan-2015
Nadda assures all support to Telangana t New Delhi, Jan 21 (IBNS) In view of the reported cases and deaths from H1N1 influenza from Telangana, the Union Health Minister J P Nadda has reviewed the situation. 21-Jan-2015
Nepal: UN agency continues distribution New York, Jan 21 (IBNS) Five months after a series of landslides and subsequent flooding brought devastation to large swathes of Nepal, thousands of survivors continue to remain exposed to bitter temperatures and wintry conditions, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned. 21-Jan-2015
Ten die of swine flu in Hyderabad Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IBNS) Swine flu, the dreaded viral disease that rages through Telengana, has claimed 10 lives this month with 3 more deaths being reported. 21-Jan-2015
Mankind Pharma 5th fastest growing compa New Delhi, Jan 20 (IBNS): Within a short span of 20 years, Mankind Pharma, has set the Indian pharmaceutical industry astonished by achieving the rank of 5th largest and fastest growing company of India, according to the IMS Health report. 20-Jan-2015
7 dead of Swine flu in AP and Telengana Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IBNS) Swine flu continued to afflict Andhra Pradesh and Telengana as 7 people died and 173 affected of the dreaded disease since January 1 with 25 fresh cases being reported on Tuesday. 20-Jan-2015
No new Ebola cases reported in most of L New York, Jan 20 (IBNS) The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) on Mondaywelcomed encouraging statistics recently released by Liberia's Minister of health and Social Welfare that reported that 12 of the country’s 15 counties have had no new cases within 20-Jan-2015
UN health agency urges greater governmen New York, Jan 20 (IBNS) The international community has an opportunity to reverse the global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and prevent the grim annual toll of 16 million people who die of heart and lung diseases, strokes, cancer and diabetes before the age of 70, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Monday. 20-Jan-2015
Novo Nordisk launches Ryzodeg in India New Delhi, Jan 19 (IBNS): Novo Nordisk, the global leader in diabetes care, on Monday announced the launch of Ryzodeg for people with type 2 diabetes in India. Ryzodeg is a combination of two distinct insulin analogues (insulin degludec and insulin aspart in the ratio of 70% and 30%), making it the first combination of a basal insulin with an ultra-long duration of action and a well-established mealtime insulin in one pen 1,2,3. 19-Jan-2015
Chennai baby gets mysterious burns, docs Chennai, Jan 19 (IBNS) In a rare medical condition which causes mysterious burns on body, a baby is being treated by a special team of doctors in a hospital here for 'Spontaneous Human Combustion Syndrome.' 19-Jan-2015
President launches Pulse Polio Immunizat New Delhi, Jan 17 (IBNS): President Pranab Mukherjee launched the Pulse Polio Immunization Programme by administering polio drops to children at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday . 17-Jan-2015
International experts, led by UN, kick o New York, Jan 16 (IBNS) Spearheaded by the United Nations, a team of international experts has begun an Ebola Recovery Assessment (ERA) mission in Sierra Leone as part of an effort to partner with Governments to address the impact of the virus on affected countries. 16-Jan-2015
World Bank says Ebola puts future prospe New York, Jan 13 (IBNS) Job losses and food insecurity are among the far-reaching and persistent socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the results of two new World Bank Group surveys released on Monday. 13-Jan-2015
Stepathlon extends support to underprivi Bengaluru, Jan 12 (IBNS): Stepathlon, the pedometer based mass participation event, designed to create a global health revolution among corporate professionals, has completed three successful years. 12-Jan-2015
Two leading Ebola vaccines show 'accepta New York, Jan 10 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that two promising Ebola vaccines appear safe and could soon be tested in West Africa, as the agency wrapped up an expert meeting in Geneva earlier today. 10-Jan-2015
PM chairs meeting on healthcare New Delhi, Jan 9 (IBNS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday instructed the Health Ministry to establish mechanisms to ensure accountability among doctors and health officials in the public sector. 09-Jan-2015
Ebola: vaccine trials can offer 'signs o New York, Jan 9 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday convened in Geneva its second ever high-level meeting on Ebola vaccines access and financing, to review the current status of clinical trials and plans for Phase II and Phase III efficacy trials. 09-Jan-2015
Second swine flu death reported in Delhi New Delhi, Jan 9 (IBNS): With the death of a 30-year-old man from East Delhi who succumbed to the H1N1 virus at a private hospital on Thursday, Delhi reported its second swine flu death this year, media reports said. 09-Jan-2015
In Liberia, UN Ebola mission chief comme New York, Jan 8 (IBNS) On his first tour of Ebola-stricken Liberia, the newly appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) on Wednesday outlined his vision to tackle the scourge in what he called a “3C approach” which he described as recognizing the vital roles of "countries, communities and coordination." 08-Jan-2015
Religare Health Insurance launches 'Joy' New Delhi, Jan 7 (IBNS): Religare Health Insurance Co Ltd (RHICL), a specialized health insurance company, has expanded its bouquet of products with the launch of a new Health Insurance Policy, 'Joy' that offers cover for maternity and the new born. 07-Jan-2015
UN health agency says no Ebola detected New York, Jan 7 (IBNS) Despite reports of Ebola cases in Mosul in several Iraqi media sources last week, the Iraqi Ministry of Health and the United Nations health agency have confirmed on Tuesday that no cases of the disease have so far been found in the country. 07-Jan-2015
SRL Diagnostics recommends cold weather New Delhi, Jan 5 (IBNS): Are you dogged by cold hands and feet this winter? Is it because of the extreme winter cold or something else? You might be suffering from thyroid disorder. SRL Diagnostics, a leading global diagnostics chain, claims that this butterfly-shaped gland in the neck plays a vital role for the body, including helping it to stay warm. 05-Jan-2015
Nadda reviews preparedness on H1N1 Influ New Delhi, Jan 5 (IBNS) In a high powered meeting with senior officers of the Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Health Research, AIIMS, Safdurjung, Dr. RML Hospital, NCDC and officers from Govt. of Delhi and Ghaziabad, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda reviewed the state of preparedness and action taken to deal with H1N1influenza cases in New Delhi on Monday. 05-Jan-2015
Outgoing head of UN Ebola mission sums New York, Jan 3 (IBNS) Delivering his final press conference as head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury on Friday pointed to significant progress in tackling the outbreak since he was appointed in September last year, while stressing that zero cases is the only acceptable outcome in the "big battle" with the disease. 03-Jan-2015
Outgoing head of UN Ebola mission sums New York, Jan 3 (IBNS) Delivering his final press conference as head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury on Friday pointed to significant progress in tackling the outbreak since he was appointed in September last year, while stressing that zero cases is the only acceptable outcome in the "big battle" with the disease. 03-Jan-2015
Promotive and preventive health to empow New Delhi, Jan 2 (IBNS): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has said the government is planning to shift the focus from ‘sick care’ to healthcare’ and reduce the need for hospitalization care. 02-Jan-2015
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