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WHO calls for strengthening malaria elim Kolkata, July 29 (IBNS): The World Health Organization on Wednesday called for bolstering efforts for malaria control and elimination by targeting malarial parasites believed to be less fatal, but now causing high disease burden. 29-Jul-2015
Health department and UNICEF organizes D Kolkata, July 28 (IBNS): The West Bengal health department, along with the UNICEF, launched an Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) at Budge Budge area in South 24-Parganas district on Monday. 28-Jul-2015
SRL Diagnostics to expand its business i Kolkata, July 28 (IBNS): In an endeavour to provide world class diagnostic services to people of Eastern India and especially West Bengal, SRL Diagnostics, the leading global diagnostic chain plans to expand their footprints in the eastern part of India. 28-Jul-2015
New England Journal of Medicine publishe Lyon, France, July 28 (IBNS) Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced on Tuesday that new data analyses published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) provide a comprehensive picture of the potential public health impact of vaccinating endemic populations from pre-adolescence to adulthood against dengue. 28-Jul-2015
India granted patent to treat incurable Kolkata, July 24 (IBNS): Indian medical innovation has come to the forefront with the Human Embryonic Stem Cell technology developed by Dr Geeta Shroff at Nutech Mediworld being granted the 66th patent in Malaysia for the treatment of various medical conditions. 24-Jul-2015
Apollo Hospitals and National Release Ce Kolkata, July 24 (IBNS): National Release Centre (NRC) for India in collaboration with Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., hosted a two day interactive Workshop on 'Introduction to SNOMED CT' at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata on Friday and Saturday. 24-Jul-2015
UN health agency to mark World Hepatitis New York, July 24 (IBNS) The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursdaythat it will commemorate the fifth World Hepatitis Day next week with a global ?injection safety initiative campaign in three pilot countries together with the foundation arm of IKEA to combat the "silent epidemic" that kills more than 1.4 million each year. 24-Jul-2015
Mumbai High Court questions blanket ban Mumbai, Jul 23 (IBNS) The Bombay High on Thursday questioned the propriety of the blanket ban on Maggi noodles. 23-Jul-2015
New healthcare facility opened in Kolka Kolkata, July 22 (IBNS) ISADOS multi-specialty clinic, a smart healthcare destination was inaugurated in Kolkata's Beliaghata area on Wednesday by Chandrima Bhattacharya, West Bengal Minister of State, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare and Law and Judicial Affairs. 22-Jul-2015
Blood donation in Kolkata red-light dist Kolkata, July 18 (IBNS): In what is seen as a major threat to public health and violation of rules, two clubs in Kolkata hosted blood donation camps in two high-HIV transmission risk zone red light areas of the eastern city, triggering a major controversy since a central blood bank actually went to both places to collect the blood in the presence of ruling party leaders. 18-Jul-2015
UNICEF, UN health agency report increase New York, July 17 (IBNS) An increasing number of children are receiving life-saving vaccinations around the world, according to the latest data released by two United Nations agencies. 17-Jul-2015
Valve made from cow's hearts saves woman Chennai, Jul 16 (IBNS) In a unique surgical feat in India, an 81-year-old woman in Chennai has been saved using a heart valve made from a cow's heart. 16-Jul-2015
JP Nadda launches 'Clean and Green Campa New Delhi, July 15 (IBNS) J P Nadda, Minister for Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday launched the 'Clean and Green' campaign at AIIMS in New Delhi under the ‘Kayakalp’ initiative of the Health Ministry to encourage public health facilities in the country to work towards standards of excellence to help the facilities stay clean and hygienic. 15-Jul-2015
Syria's children at risk from water scar New York, July 14 (IBNS) Syrian children are becoming increasingly vulnerable to water borne illnesses amid peaking summer temperatures and dwindling supplies of safe water, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday. 14-Jul-2015
Health Minister moots Mission Mode for p New Delhi, July 11 (IBNS): On the occasion of World Population Day, J P Nadda, Minister for Health & Family Welfare mooted the idea of taking up the task of population stabilisation in the country by adopting a Mission Mode approach, where focussed and targeted work in taken up in those states where the figures have been high. 11-Jul-2015
Some $3.2 billion needed for Ebola recov New York, July 10 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will call for continued solidarity with the three West African countries most impacted by the unprecedented Ebola outbreak at tomorrow's International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York, which will seek to raise $3.2 billion over the next two years so that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone can fully rebound from the crisis. 10-Jul-2015
Ebola cases evade detection due to ongoi New York, July 9 (IBNS) The origin of the new cluster of Ebola cases is “not yet well understood,” the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesdayabout the outbreak in West Africa where a residual lack of trust in the response means that some cases still evade detection for too long, increasing the risk of further transmission. 09-Jul-2015
Sensor technology can improve accuracy o Birmingham, July 8 (IBNS) New research has shown how a smart sensor chip, able to pick up on subtle differences in glycoprotein molecules, can improve the accuracy and efficiency of prostate cancer diagnosis. 08-Jul-2015
Top Australian cancer researcher visits New Delhi, July 8 (IBNS) One of Australia's leading cancer experts, Dr Warwick Tong, is visiting India now to strengthen medical research links between both countries and explore potential new collaborations in the sector. 08-Jul-2015
UN health agency recommends taxing tobac New York, July 8 (IBNS) Only one in 10 of people now live in countries that levy taxes of more than 75 per cent on a pack of cigarettes despite the fact that raising taxes on tobacco products is one of the most effective – and cost-effective – ways to reduce consumption of products that kill one person every 6 seconds, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today. 08-Jul-2015
After missteps on Ebola, WHO must re-est New York, July 8 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the report issued today by a panel of experts tasked to look into the agency's response to the unprecedented 2014 Ebola outbreak, which said that WHO needs to re-establish its pre-eminence as the guardian of global public health and that this will require it to make significant changes throughout, with strong political and financial support from Member States. 08-Jul-2015
UN: cholera outbreaks can be controlled New York, July 7 (IBNS) Use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, adding that the deadly water-borne disease is a major public health concern from Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen. 07-Jul-2015
Ebola: as virus resurfaces in Liberia, U New York, July 4 (IBNS) In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits and chlorine and buckets for handwashing stations. 04-Jul-2015
AIDS is a 'human rights issue,' Ban decl New York, July 4 (IBNS): Ending the AIDS epidemic – in all places and all communities – is essential to realizing the vision of a life of dignity for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared Friday in Barbados at the Caribbean region launch of a major new United Nations report the calls for scaling up an inclusive, rights-based and stigma-free response to wipe out the deadly disease. 04-Jul-2015
EUOR launches mobile health App Kolkata, July 2 (IBNS) EUOR has launched a mobile health App-EUOR HEALTH- in Kolkata recently. 02-Jul-2015
Cuba becomes first country to halt mothe New York, July 1 (IBNS) Cuba has become the world's first country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, "a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free generation," the World Health Organization announced today. 01-Jul-2015
Cholera eradication in Haiti will take ' New York, July 1 (IBNS) While some 16,000 new cases of cholera have been reported in Haiti so far this year, the disease is now under control but it will not be eradicated unless improving water and sanitation conditions are given a higher priority by both the Government and donors, says the outgoing United Nations official tasked with leading the response to the outbreak. 01-Jul-2015
Despite gains, 2.4 billion people worldw New York, July 1 (IBNS) United Nations agencies tracking access to water and sanitation targets against the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) warned on Tuesday that the lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water. 01-Jul-2015
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