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  • Cut-out on these foods for a healthy monsoon!

    While for most of us monsoon is all about a hot cup of tea and snacks with the pitter-patter in the background, we keep forgetting that the season change often affects our immune system. We are more prone to catching infections and diseases like malaria, dengue, cold, flu during the[Read More…]

  • Spectroscopy probe to ensure longer life for cancer patients now

    According to a recent study published by the American Association for Cancer Research journal on Wednesday, cancer patients will now be able to enjoy longer life expectancy and reduced risk of recurrence thanks to a multimodal optical spectroscopy probe developed by Canadian researchers. The paper is titled, “Highly accurate detection[Read More…]

  • Aadhaar mandatory for TB patients to receive cash assistance under Nikshay

    Under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, Aadhaar has been made compulsory for tuberculosis patients and health providers seeking cash assistance under a central programme. Through a web page application Nikshay, the revised programme can be administered online. It is mandatory for all government and private healthcare providers to register[Read More…]

  • Menstruation Taboo: 70% of Indian mothers consider menstruation “dirty”

    While there is very little awareness of facts on menstruation among young girls in India even to this date, a latest national health data reveals that only 7 of India’s 36 states/union territories have 90% or more women in the 15-24 age group who use hygienic protection during menstruation. Menstrual[Read More…]

  • Alarming rise of numbers of fake doctors in Karnataka

    Health Minister K R  Ramesh Kumar informed the Legislative Council on Monday that 2,869 cases of fake doctors had been identified across the state in the recent past. He added that the government is to blame here as they didn’t take measures to prevent it at the preliminary level. Replying[Read More…]

  • Kerala: Viral fever kills 103; govt appeals people to join sanitation drive

    Kerala government on Sunday appealed to the people to join the government’s mass sanitation drive on a war footing after more than 100 deaths were reported since January in Kerala due to numerous types of fevers. As many as 103 people, including women and children, succumbed to several types of[Read More…]

  • Passive smoking may cause arthritis in young girls

    Bad news for cigarette smokers, your habit is not only risking your life but also the life of others! A new study shows that passive or second-hand smoking can be proven more harmful than we had estimated, having serious implications on one’s health, especially for young girls. According to the[Read More…]

  • Soon medicines can be purchased at low cost at railway stations

    Under the Janaushadhi campaign, the government has announced a decision of providing medicines at affordable prices to consumers. The quality medicines will be made available through special outlets called the ‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras’. The medicines will be available at different outlets including stations and hospitals, as announced by[Read More…]

  • Karnataka: Free health bhagya for all soon

    In Karnataka, the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government is all set to announce a free health bhagya for all. Under the coverage, free medical treatment will be provided to everyone in both government and private hospitals. The decision is seen to be a move keeping an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections.[Read More…]

  • Metro Blood Bank to be launched in Chennai, Delhi soon

    In order to provide a central point for processing of blood and their supply, a Metro Blood Bank is going to be launched in Chennai very soon. A state-of-the-art facility will coordinate with other health centres and will provide blood to the needy. The announcement was made by the Health[Read More…]

  • 13kg poop surgically removed from constipated 22-year old Chinese man

    In a shocking incident, 13kg of faecal matter has been removed from the intestines of a 22-year-old man who has been constipated since his birth. The operation was performed in China. Reports added doctors removed a 30-inch long section of his colon filled with 13kg of faeces during the three-hour-long[Read More…]

  • Pregnancy is not a disease; no need to avoid sex, meat: Gynaecologists

    The Ayush Ministry on Tuesday left many people, especially women ,concerned when it came up with the guidelines on what a pregnant woman should be doing and eating to deliver a healthy baby. The ministry has suggested that a pregnant woman should avoid having sex or feeling of lust, eating[Read More…]

  • Population boom trend: Three men fathered 96 children

    Population control becomes one of the central concerns when it comes to the development of a country. However, in the list of most populous countries, Pakistan doesn’t fail to acquire the 6th position with almost 200 million population. The reason of a skyrocketing population can be accorded either to the government[Read More…]

  • CBSE moves SC to lift stay on NEET results, plea to be heard on Monday

    On Madras High Court’s decision to restrain the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from announcing the NEET results, CBSE has now moved the Supreme Court challenging the Madras High Court order. However, the SC will hear the matter on Monday. CBSE sought for SC to lift the stay of[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Pharmacist suspended for treating patients under trees

    In a recent incident of treating patients under the tree, officials today directed the concerned authorities to place a pharmacist under suspension. Director of health services, Dr Kailash Chandra Dash, directed the Kendrapara CDMO to suspend the pharmacist working at Babar Primary Health Centre in Gogua Panchayat under Mahakalpada block[Read More…]

  • Kerala: Marriages to follow green-protocol

    Kerala government is all set to make the marriages nature-friendly with the announcement of a green protocol. The implementation of the protocol includes the exclusion of all the non-degradable articles. Disposable glasKerala: Marriages to follow green-protocol ses, thermocol decorations and plates will be kept at bay from marriage functions. According to[Read More…]

  • Pak: Sanitary worker dies after doctor refuses to treat his unclean body

    A sanitary worker, who fell unconscious while cleaning a manhole, was suffocated to death on Thursday in Umerkot after the doctors at Civil Hospital allegedly refused to treat him until the body was cleaned. The deceased, Irfan Masih, 30-year-old, along with three other sanitary staff had stepped down into a[Read More…]

  • Too much Facebook can make you depressed

    According to researchers from the University of California, those who check their Facebook profile more often are likely to be sad and unhealthy as compared to those who use the popular social networking site infrequently. Researchers in the US used data from 5,208 people about their Facebook use between 2013 and 2015.[Read More…]

  • Zika Virus in India: WHO confirms 3 cases in Ahmedabad

    Threatening the health of many, the Zika virus disease has reached India. Notably, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed its first three cases in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. Laboratory tests conducted in India, authorised by the WHO, said that all the 3 cases, including that of a pregnant woman, were reported from[Read More…]

  • Odisha: Stray dog feeds on stillborn in govt hospital premises

    In a shocking incident, a stray dog was found feeding on the corpse of an infant inside the premises of sub-divisional hospital of Jeypore in Odisha’s Koraput district. According to reports, two passers-by witnessed the dog eating a stillborn baby body. What is even surprising is, the spectators did not[Read More…]

  • Increasing rate of vector-borne diseases in Delhi

    According to a municipal report released on Monday, at least 89 cases of chikungunya have been reported in Delhi this year despite CM Arvind Kejriwal’s direction to make a general plan for Delhi to fight the vector-borne diseases. The season for vector-borne diseases has however ended but reports of such[Read More…]

  • How to keep yourself cool in summer

    Again the summer is here. The scorching heat can take away all your interest towards life. Excessive heat can cause dehydration, sun burn, heat cramps etc. Precautions are essential to combat the summer. Follow these steps to keep yourself cool in the summer: Wear loose lightweight clothing Loose Cotton Kurtas[Read More…]

  • A socially conscious actor and his fight against addiction  

    While we have several examples of people losing their lives due to drugs and alcohol addiction in the glamour industry, here is someone from the same society, setting a whole new example. Bengali film actor-turned-social activist Bobby Chakraborty’s main aim is to keep young boys and girls off addiction. Drug[Read More…]

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