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Consumers empowered by sharing medical â

Sydney, June 30 (IBNS): Taking medical ‘selfies’ and sharing them with a doctor empowers and reassures healthcare consumers, and can improve doctor-patient relationships, a two-part QUT-led study has found.  

Harsh Vardhan dispatches a Central Team

New York, June 30 (IBNS): In view of the recent reported Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases in Assam, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has dispatched a central team to review the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) situation in the State, on Sunday.

Ebola fight ongoing amid evidence of ‘

New York, June 29 (IBNS): The vital work of tracing people infected with deadly Ebola virus disease in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is progressing, despite evidence of “several” massacres in the affected area earlier this month, the UN said on Friday.

BSF conducts annual medical conference i

Guwahati, June 28 (IBNS): The Border Security Force (BSF) organised their Annual Medical Conference at their campus in Shillong on Friday.

Gene therapy for corneal blindness: Ligh

India-born biomedical researcher Rajiv Mohan working in USA's University of Missouri is pursuing a singular mission: bring sight to the sightless. He has developed a way to genetically alter a pathway that limits the amount of light that enters the eye and help cure corneal blindness. Ralph Chapoco, Sean Na and Karina Zaiets report from USA with Godhuly Bose from India

Hamdard launches its Wellness Centre in

Bengaluru, June 25 (IBNS): Hamdard Laboratories, over a 100 year old iconic FMCG company, and India’s leading Health & Wellness business house furthers its expansion into retail with the launch of their next Wellness Centre ‘Hamdard Wellness’ in Bangalore on Tuesday after the successful opening of the centres in Delhi, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Patna, Ghaziabad and Meerut.

Study finds that drinking just one pint

London, June 25 (IBNS): New research by neuroscientists from the University of Sussex shows that drinking only one pint of beer or a large glass of wine is enough to significantly compromise a person’s sense of agency.

New study finds coffee could be the secr

London, June 25 (IBNS): A new study finds that drinking a cup of coffee could have a direct effect on the body's brown fat functions.

Cancer patients at Bengaluru's HCG gets

Bengaluru, June 22 (IBNS): On the occasion of International Yoga Day on Friday, Bengaluru based health-tech start-up Dozee, launched their Mindfulness feature on their healthcare app and provided the first-of-its-kind experience to cancer patients at HCG – The Specialist in Cancer Care.

Teachers need more training to support t

New York, June 21 (IBNS): On World Refugee Day, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling for more support to fill the gaps in training for teachers on trauma and psychosocial assistance for migrant and refugee students.

First-ever WHO global report on epilepsy

New York, June 21 (IBNS): More than seven in 10 people with epilepsy in developing countries are not getting the low-cost care they need, and UN health experts said on Thursday this could lead to a “significantly higher” risk of death among sufferers than in industrialized nations.

UN health agency steps up fight against

New York, June 19 (IBNS): As resistance to antibiotics grows, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the latest stage of its campaign to fight this deadly health risk – likened by the agency to an “invisible pandemic”– with the launch of a new online tool for health professionals on Tuesday.

Permanent multi-disciplinary expert grou

New Delhi, Jun 18 (UNI): Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday discussed and deliberated on the factors causing high child mortality in the reported Acute Encephalitis Syndrome cases in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar and immediate measures to be taken up to prevent child deaths.

Second Ebola death confirmed in Uganda a

New York, June 14 (IBNS): Together with Uganda, UN humanitarian agencies are racing to contain deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) there, after the announcement that it has claimed a second victim.

Patients may soon benefit from smart bed

Kolkata, June 13 (IBNS): In a bid to help patients in developing countries like India have safe and sound sleep, a leukaemia survivor has created a low-cost ‘smart bed’ at a fraction of the cost of expensive hospital beds that can prevent falls and pressure sores.

Get back to work in four hours: Mamata t

Kolkata, Jun 13 (IBNS/UNI): Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who paid a visit to state-run SSKM hospital this morning, issued a four-hour ultimatum to striking doctors in West Bengal to get back to work.

There is no need to panic about Nipah Vi

Puducherry, Jun 12 (UNI) Jipmer Medical Superintendent Dr.Ashok Bhade on Wednesday said that there is no need to get panic about Nipah virus in Puducherry.

One-in-five suffers mental health condit

New York, June 12 (IBNS): More than one-in-five people living in conflict-affected areas suffers from a mental illness, according to a new report based on UN figures, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for increased, sustained investment in mental health services in those zones.

UN health agency identifies 5-year-old C

New York, June 12 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health, confirmed on Tuesday the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, stemming from the nearly year-long current outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Assam to start free Hemo-Dialysis in the

Guwahati, June 11 (IBNS): The Assam government will launch a free Hemo-Dialysis programme in the state on June 14.

Vattikuti Foundation sets up Joint Repla

Chennai, June 7 (IBNS): At a time when over 15 crore Indians face knee and hip joint problems and one in four needs urgent joint replacement surgeries, Detroit-based non-profit Vattikuti Foundation, has set up a knowledge-sharing body for surgeons specializing in the area.

More than one million sexually transmitt

New York, June 7 (IBNS): The global scale of sexually transmitted infections (STI) should be a “wake-up call” to governments, UN health experts said on Thursday, citing data showing that one in 25 people today have “at least one” curable STI, which occur at a rate of more than one million a day worldwide.

Nipah virus: Six patients tested negativ

Kochi, Jun 6 (UNI) Six patients who were under observation suspecting Nipah Virus at the Government Medical College here were tested negative, Kerala health minister K.K. Shailaja said on Thursday.

Karnataka on high alert following outbre

Bengaluru, June 6 (UNI): The Karnataka health department has sounded high alert in the state following the outbreak of the Nipah virus in the neighbouring Kerala state.

Workplace interventions may improve slee

New York, June 5 (IBNS): Simple workplace interventions, like educating employees about the importance of sleep and providing behavioral sleep strategies, may produce beneficial results, according to a new review.

Nipah Virus issue: Kerala CM to chair hi

Kochi, Jun 5 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will convene a high-level meeting here on Thursday in the wake of Nipah outbreak in the State.

Nipah: Another 311 people under observat

Kochi, Jun 4 (UNI): The health condition of the 23-year-old college student who confirmed positive to the deadly Nipah virus is improving even as another 311 people are under medical observation in Kerala on Tuesday.

Nipah Virus case : Medical team from Del

Kochi, Jun 4 (UNI) A six-member medical team including doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi reached here on Tuesday in the wake of Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala.

Yoga improves health in later life, stud

London, June 4 (IBNS): Older adults who practise yoga are more likely to be in better mental and physical shape, research suggests.

Antidepressants and opioids double the r

Sydney, June 4 (IBNS): Taking antidepressants or opioids more than doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture in older people, according to a paper published today in Australian Prescriber. 

Coffee not as bad for heart and circulat

London, June 4 (IBNS): Drinking coffee might keep us up at night, but new research has given us a reason to sleep easy knowing that the popular drink isn’t as bad for our arteries as some previous studies would suggest.

‘Catastrophic’ healthcare costs put

New York, June 4 (IBNS): Pregnant women are putting their lives and their babies at risk because of “catastrophic” and prohibitive healthcare costs before, during and after childbirth, UNICEF said on Monday.

Nagpur: Woman performed her own delivery

Nagpur, Jun 3 (UNI) In a shocking incident, a pregnant woman admitted to the government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) had to perform her own delivery due to the hospital administration’ s apathy on Sunday, sources said.

Suspected Nipah virus case reported from

Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 3 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a suspected case of Nipah infection has been reported in Ernakulam.

World Bicycle Day: Harsh Vardhan arrives

New Delhi, June 3 (IBNS): On a day when  World Bicycle Day is being observed globally, Dr. Harsh Vardhan rode a cycle to arrive in Nirman Bhawan here to take charge as the Indian Health Minister.

Eating blueberries every day improves he

London, June 1 (IBNS): Eating a cup of blueberries a day reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease – according to new research led by the University of East Anglia, in collaboration with colleagues from Harvard and across the UK.

Exposure to air pollution before and aft

Barcelona,June 1 (IBNS): A growing body of research suggests that exposure to air pollution in the earliest stages of life is associated with negative effects on cognitive abilities. 

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