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WHO calls for immediate safe evacuation Geneva, Sept 30 (IBNS): WHO is calling on belligerents in Syria to allow for the immediate and safe evacuation of the sick and wounded from all areas affected by the conflict, including eastern Aleppo. 30-Sep-2016
Discrimination and negative attitudes ab Geneva, Sept 30 (IBNS): New analysis by WHO shows that negative or ageist attitudes towards older people are widespread. They also negatively affect older people’s physical and mental health. 30-Sep-2016
WHO calls for stronger measures against New Delhi, Sept 30 (IBNS): The World Health Organization today urged countries across the WHO South-East Asia Region to continue to take decisive action to prevent, detect and respond to Zika virus as Thailand confirmed two cases of Zika-related microcephaly. 30-Sep-2016
World Heart Day observed at Dispur Hospi Guwahati, Sept 29 (IBNS): The city based Dispur Hospitals on Thursday organized a free health camp on the occasion of World Heart Day at Ganeshguri premises in Guwahati, where over 80 patients from Golaghat, Tezpur,Nagaon and Kamrup districts participated. 29-Sep-2016
Kolkata: Cancer-afflicted Jain woman ado Kolkata, Sept 29 (IBNS): An 83-year-old Jain woman from Kolkata, who is suffering from cancer, has stopped having food and water until her death, local media reports said. 29-Sep-2016
World Heart Day: Health Minister urges p New Delhi, Sept 29 (IBNS): Greeting people on the occasion of World Heart Day, Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda urged them to lead a balanced life. 29-Sep-2016
Modasta.com launches Kannada version of Bangalore, Sept 28 (IBNS): Modasta.com, a multi-lingual health content portal, on Wednesday announced the launch of a Kannada version of the website and app. 28-Sep-2016
Abortion pills in Canada not covered by Toronto, Sept 27 (IBNS): With the availability of the gold standard in medical abortion drugs later this year, most provincial drug plans will not cover the cost of the pills amounting to $300, reported Kelly Grant, Health Reporter, The Globe and Mail 27-Sep-2016
India committed to adhering to internati New Delhi, Sept 26 (IBNS): Attending the 20th session of FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia on Monday, India's Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said that the country is committed to adhering to international food safety standards. 26-Sep-2016
Doctors should work in rural areas to se New Delhi, Sept 23 (IBNS): Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha on Friday exhorted the medical professionals to devote their time in rural areas to serve the poor and the needy. 23-Sep-2016
Diabetics welcome Ontario-grown low Glyc Toronto, Sept 23 (IBNS): A new Ontario-grown variety of potatoes having a lower glycemic response prevents the rapid spike in blood sugar, that normally resulted from eating carbohydrate-rich foods, reported Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press. 23-Sep-2016
Infosys Foundation donates blood bank va Bangalore, Sept 23 (IBNS): Infosys Foundation has donated a blood bank van to NIMHANS on Friday. 23-Sep-2016
Alzheimer's patients need our affection, New Delhi, Sept 21 (IBNS): Addressing the nation on World Alzheimer's Day on Wednesday, Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said that people suffering from the disease needs affection before treatment. 21-Sep-2016
Under 5 child mortality rate falls signi New Delhi, Sept 20 (IBNS) Focussed, committed and targeted interventions of the Government have borne positive fruits in 2014. 20-Sep-2016
The memory of a heart attack is stored i London, Sept 17 (IBNS): Both heredity and environmental factors influence our risk of cardiovascular disease. 17-Sep-2016
Wellness as a concept gaining ground as Mumbai, Sept 15 (IBNS): Indians are clearly witnessing the impact of hectic lifestyle and multiple responsibilities. 44.5% of the respondents in an ICICI Lombard 'Wellness' Research admitted to being under stress. 15-Sep-2016
Chikungunya toll in Delhi rises to 11 New Delhi, Sept 15 (IBNS) : Five more deaths from chikungunya were reported on Thursday in the national capital, taking the toll in the vector-borne disease to 11, media reports said. 15-Sep-2016
Ahmedabad international airport starts s Ahmedabad, Sep 15 (IBNS): Ahmedabad's international airport authority started screening passengers for ZikaVirus following advisory from the Centre, according to media reports on Thursday. 15-Sep-2016
1913 of 2018 horn examined in Assam Guwahati, Sept 14 (IBNS): A total of 1913 horns of the total 2018 rhino horns stored in various treasuries of Assam have been examined so far, as the Rhino Verification Committee completed checking Barpeta treasury on Wednesday. 14-Sep-2016
Snail venom holds key to better diabetes Sydney, Sept 13 (IBNS): New research has found that venom extracted from a species of marine cone snail could hold the key to developing ‘ultra-fast-acting’ insulins, leading to more efficient therapies for diabetes management. 13-Sep-2016
Focus on migrant health: WHO Colombo, Sept 8 (IBNS): One in seven people globally is a migrant, refugee or an internally displaced person. 08-Sep-2016
Evidence of Zika virus found in tears, s Washington, Sept 7 (IBNS): Researchers have found that Zika virus can live in eyes and have identified genetic material from the virus in tears, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. 07-Sep-2016
J P Nadda leads Yoga Session at 69th ses New Delhi, Sept 7 (IBNS): Following in the vision of the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, J P Nadda led the yoga session at the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia Region at Colombo, on Wednesday. 07-Sep-2016
Address double burden of malnutrition: W Colombo, Sept 7 (IBNS): The World Health Organization on Wednesday called for a whole-of-society approach to address the double burden of malnutrition which affects populations across South-East Asia Region, particularly women and girls. 07-Sep-2016
India launches the biggest Leprosy Case New Delhi, Sept 6 (IBNS) Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched the biggest Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC) in the country on Monday across 149 districts of 19 states/UTs. 06-Sep-2016
Countries in South-East Asia pledge acti Colombo, Sept 5 (IBNS): To arrest the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases that kill 8.5 million people annually in WHO South-East Asia Region, member countries of the region on Monday adopted the 'Colombo declaration' which calls for strengthening delivery of services for these diseases at the primary health care level. 05-Sep-2016
The national nutrition week begins in We Kolkata, Sept 3 (IBNS): National Nutrition Week is celebrated all over the country during the first week of September every year. 03-Sep-2016
School kids face backache threat under h New Delhi, Sept 3 (IBNS): As many as 68 per cent of school going children, especially between 7-13 years of age, face the risk of backaches and other related problems, courtesy heavy loads of books and sporting kits, they carry in their school bags which weigh between 40-45 per cent of the weight of the kids, according to an ASSOCHAM Healthcare Committee findings ahead of Teacher's Day. 03-Sep-2016
Columbia Asia Hospital launches EUS Unit Kolkata/Bangalore, Sept 2 (IBNS): Columbia Asia Hospital announced the launch of EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound) Unit, as part of Integrated Digestive and Liver Care Program at their Bangalore hospitals, a release stated. 02-Sep-2016
South-East Asia Health Ministers meet in New Delhi, Sept 1 (IBNS): Health Ministers of the 11 Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region are meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from Sept 5-9 to set health priorities for the Region, home to nearly a quarter of the world’s population. 01-Sep-2016
Canadian made device counteracts Zika vi Toronto, Sept 1 (IBNS): In an attempt to counteract the birth and growth of the Zika Virus, a Canadian company based in Waterloo have come up with an innovative device that not only stops the spread of Zika Virus but terminates it from the roots completely. 01-Sep-2016
External Affairs Ministry confirms 13 In Singapore, Sep 1 (IBNS): The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Thursday that 13 Indians tested positive for the Zika virus in Singapore, according to media reports. 01-Sep-2016
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