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Many announcements in health budget are New Delhi, Feb 29 (IBNS): Poonam Muttreja,Executive Director, Population Foundation of India, on Monday said many of the announcements in the health budget are very welcomed. 29-Feb-2016
Union Budget 2016: Healthcare finally ta Chennai, Feb 29 (IBNS) : Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, today welcomed the transformative budget presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. 29-Feb-2016
Researchers find association between ora Louisville, Feb 29 (IBNS) University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers have found a bacterial species responsible for gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is present in 61 percent of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). 29-Feb-2016
West Bengal doctor fined 25.5 lakh INR f Kolkata, Feb 27 (IBNS) In a major judgment delivered on Friday, the W.B. State Commission has awarded a compensation of Rs. 25.5 lakh against a senior neurosurgeon and retired head of Neurosurgery at R.G. Kar Medical Hospital. 27-Feb-2016
Effective nutrition and sanitation key t New Delhi, Feb 26 (IBNS) The Economic Survey 2015-16 presented on Friday in the Parliament by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley highlights that relatively low cost maternal and early life health and nutrition programs offer very high returns on investments. 26-Feb-2016
UN health agency warns El Niño may incr New York, Feb 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The above-average rainfall caused by El Niño that is expected in parts of South America until May could cause floods and increases in diseases spread by mosquitoes, including malaria and the Zika virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. 26-Feb-2016
The Czech Republic reports its first ca Prague, Feb 25, (IBNS) The Czech Republic reported its first cases of Zika virus in the country on Thursday but health officials have not said where or how the people contracted the virus, according to media reports. 25-Feb-2016
In Brazil, UN health chief calls for bet New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Continuing efforts to bolster the international response to Zika, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan arrived on Wednesday in the northeast of Brazil to visit the area most affected by neurological disorders suspected of being linked to the virus, including microcephaly in babies. 25-Feb-2016
Talc-cancer case: Johnson & Johnson aske Missouri, Feb 24 (IBNS) A Missouri jury has directed Johnson & Johnson to pay $72m to the family of a woman whose death was allegedly linked to the use of a Baby Powder talc produced by the company, media reports said. 24-Feb-2016
More investment needed in developing fem New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Tuesday welcomed the “encouraging” results of two studies from Africa in which women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with the antiretroviral drug dapivirine once a month. 24-Feb-2016
Eating chocolates help perform better on Sydney, Feb 23 (IBNS) With Easter about a month away, its good news for chocolate lovers as new research has revealed that those who eat chocolate at least once per week performed better on multiple cognitive tasks, compared to those who ate chocolate less frequently. 23-Feb-2016
Using sugar to detect malignant tumours: London, Feb 23 (IBNS) Ordinary sugar could become a contrast agent of the future for use in magnetic resonance tomography examinations of tumours. 23-Feb-2016
Patience is indeed a virtue: NUS study f Sinagapore City, Feb 23 (IBNS) For young women seeking longevity and youth, a little patience may help you live longer. A group of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that the cells of impatient young women are ageing faster than their more patient peers, as characterised by shorter leukocyte telomeres. 23-Feb-2016
With Zoctr healthcare comes home New Delhi, Feb 23 (IBNS) Not everyone can afford long hospital stays. Hospitals too are trying to cut down average length of stay of patients in order to provide critical care to more. In such a situation there’s a huge imperative for home healthcare services that can take over when the hospital visit ends. 23-Feb-2016
Philippines healthcare providers adminis Kolkata/Lyon, Feb 22 (IBNS): Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced on Monday that vaccinations with Dengvaxia have commenced in the Philippines following official receipt of the first shipment of the vaccine earlier this month. 22-Feb-2016
258 Indian villages electrified under DD New Delhi, Feb 22 (IBNS) A total of 258 villages have been electrified across the country from Feb 15 to 21 under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). 22-Feb-2016
Health Minister gives go ahead for expan New Delhi, Feb 22 (IBNS) In a bid to strengthen the public health infrastructure and medical education in the country, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda gave a nod for the expansion of AIIMS Trauma Centre attached to AIIMS New Delhi on Monday. 22-Feb-2016
Zika Outbreak: WHO's global emergency re New York, Feb 20 (IBNS) WHO has launched a global Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan to guide the international response to the spread of Zika virus infection and the neonatal malformations and neurological conditions associated with it. 20-Feb-2016
From asthma to Zika, UN tackles links be New York, Feb 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The list of health conditions that can be linked to environmental pollution and degradation is long and growing, including skin cancer, lung cancer, asthma, lead poisoning, mercury poisoning, malaria, Ebola and Zika, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 20-Feb-2016
Cabinet approves agreement for collabora New Delhi, Feb 17 (IBNS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to the Agreement for collaborative activities to be signed in the area of Traditional Medicine between Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and the World Health Organization, Geneva. 17-Feb-2016
Zika: UN health agency launches global r New York, Feb 17 (Just Earth News/IBNS) As World Health Organization officials briefed United Nations Member States in New York on Tuesday on the Zika virus outbreak, the agency launched a global strategy to guide the international response to the spread of the virus and the neonatal malformations and neurological conditions associated with it. 17-Feb-2016
One in every two children in West Bengal Kolkata, Feb 16 (IBNS): More than half the children under 5 years are still anaemic in West Bengal, the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS 4, 2015-'16) data revealed. 16-Feb-2016
"Early detection and proper treatment of Kolkata, Feb 16 (IBNS): Dispelling myths that cancer in children is not curable, Gouri Shankar Bhattacharya of Fortis Hospitals Anandapur on Monday said that with early detection and proper treatment of cancer in children is curable and the child can go on to lead a healthy life. 16-Feb-2016
RB pledges $1 million Zika relief packa Kolkata, Feb 15 (IBNS) In response to the global call for urgently needed resources to fight the spread of the Zika virus, RB is announcing a Zika Relief Package of $1 million USD consisting of both cash and product donations that will be made available to health authorities and international NGOs battling the outbreak. 15-Feb-2016
Child's death at Barasat hospital: Autho Kolkata/Barasat, Feb 13 (IBNS): Days after an eight-month-old baby girl died at Barasat State General Hospital, the hospital authority has issued show-cause notice to one doctor, two staff nurses and one house-staff. 13-Feb-2016
UN agencies boost efforts to prevent fur New York, Feb 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Following the outbreak of Lassa fever in Benin, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) officials in the country are scaling up an emergency response to help prevent further spread of the disease. 12-Feb-2016
UN agriculture agency warns of threat to New York, Feb 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. 11-Feb-2016
Alchem International launches third gene Kolkata, Feb 10 (IBNS) Alchem International on Wednesday said it has launched the third generation phytomedicine called PhytoRelief-CC to combat symptoms of cough, cold and flu. 10-Feb-2016
Zika: UN agriculture agency provides exp New York, Feb 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Under the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations system, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is mobilizing a coordinated response to Zika aimed at minimizing the threat in affected countries and reducing the risk of further international spread. 10-Feb-2016
Government urges banks and MFIs to pitch New Delhi, Feb 9 (IBNS) Union Minister of Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation, Birender Singh, on Tuesday, urged banks and micro-finance institutions to come forward in a big way for credit disbursal to achieve the goal of Swachh Bharat Mission of making India Open Defecation Free by 2019. 09-Feb-2016
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals launches t New Delhi, Feb 8 (IBNS) In a bid to tackle air pollution through a common cause, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals has launched the Exhale initiative in the city. The initiative mainstay is to involve the citizens of Delhi in its fight against pollution and to take steps to ensure a safer and cleaner city of the future. 08-Feb-2016
UN agencies mobilize to support Governme New York, Feb 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS) After the identification of four cases of Lassa fever in Benin, the Government, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has immediately launched a response against the epidemic, the agencies announced on Friday. 06-Feb-2016
Upholding women’s human rights essenti New York, Feb 6 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Upholding women’s human rights is essential if the response to the Zika health emergency is to be effective, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said today, following the advice to women by some governments to delay getting pregnant due to the possible link between the virus and neurological disorders affecting newborns. 06-Feb-2016
With focus on cervical cancer, Ban says New York, Feb 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Marking World Cancer Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that where a person lives should not determine if they develop a cancer or die from it, as he called to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health issue while also reducing the burden that millions face from all cancers. 05-Feb-2016
Cancer awareness and care can make diffe New Delhi, Feb 4 (IBNS): As the incidence of cancer in India grows, awareness and palliative care will make all the difference, in the fight against this deadly disease, feel experts. 04-Feb-2016
UN health agency urges action now in Eur New York, Feb 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS) European countries were called on on Wednesday by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) to act early and in a coordinated way to protect the region from Zika virus, just one day after another case was confirmed in the United States. 04-Feb-2016
"India needs to scale-up clinical resear Kolkata, Feb 3 (IBNS): The past decades have witnessed hundreds and thousands of lives lost to cancer, and present day statistics only confirm the disease’s top spot in the list of life-threatening illnesses. Today, cancer is the second biggest killer after heart disease in India. Data from the WHO World Cancer Report released in 2015 indicates that in India, there are 7 lakh new cancer cases per year, killing over 3.5 lakh people every year. 03-Feb-2016
Bharat Biotech unveils first vaccine ca Hyderabad, Feb 3 (IBNS): Vaccines and Bio-Therapeutic manufacturer, Bharat Biotech, on Wednesday announced breakthrough in developing world’s first, two promising candidates Zikavac vaccines for Zika infection. 03-Feb-2016
Facebook launches initiative to combat Z New York, Feb 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said his company has partnered with the non-profit Abrasco Divulga in Brazil as part of an effort to fight against Zika virus. 03-Feb-2016
Indian lab applies for patent for the fi Hyderabad, Feb 3 (IBNS): As the race to find a vaccine for the Zika virus hots up, Bharat Biotech International Limited of Hyderabad, India, claims it has made a breakthrough and has filed for the patent for the world's first Zika virus vaccine, according to media reports on Wednesday. 03-Feb-2016
First case of sexually transmitted Zika Dallas, Feb 3 (IBNS): A person in Texas, United States, has been infected with the defect-causing Zika virus after having sex with a person who apparently caught the virus while visiting Venezuela in South America, the local media reported quoting county health officials on Tuesday. 03-Feb-2016
Zika virus: UN agencies step up response New York, Feb 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Following yesterday’s declaration of a public health emergency of international concern regarding the cluster of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in relation to the Zika virus, United Nations agencies on Tuesday highlighted their actions to support affected communities. 03-Feb-2016
Zika: Health Ministry issues guidelines New Delhi, Feb 2 (IBNS): The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday issued guidelines on the Zika virus disease here. 02-Feb-2016
Sanofi Pasteur to leverage its strong va Lyon, France/Kolkata , Feb 2 (IBNS): Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today that it has launched a vaccine research and development project targeting the prevention of Zika virus infection and disease. 02-Feb-2016
Films showing smoking scenes should be r Geneva, Feb 1 (IBNS) WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco. 01-Feb-2016
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