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‘Ignorance takes toll on oral health’ (September 12 is World Oral Health Day)


September 12th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Dental health is an indicator of overall health. There are simple ways to maintain oral hygiene. Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal, for instance, can ... Read more...

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High-fat diet lowers blood sugar in diabetics


May 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 13 (IANS) Food with a lot of fat and few carbohydrates may actually benefit type-2 diabetics who are advised to stick to a low-fat diet. The results of ... Read more...

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Will launch countrywide tour for Jan Lokpal: Anna


March 13th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), March 12 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Monday said he will begin his countrywide tour to campaign for an effective Jan Lokpal bill after two months."I ... Read more...

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WHO lauds India’s year without polio (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) With a 'zero-polio' record in the last one year, India Friday carried its fight against the crippling disease to hospitals and health care centres across ... Read more...

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Hopeful yet vigilant India marks a year without polio


January 13th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) With a 'zero-polio' record in the last one year, India Friday carried its fight against the disease to hospitals and health care centres across the ... Read more...

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Most schools lax on corporal punishment: Study


January 4th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Even as the Right to Education (RTE) Act bars corporal punishment, a survey of nearly 200 schools in 11 states revealed Wednesday that only five ... Read more...

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India faces huge donor crunch in liver transplants: Experts


October 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India is facing a huge donor crunch in liver transplants -- of the nearly 20,000 needy patients, only 500 are able to get them, according ... Read more...

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Chinese police bust trafficking rings, rescue 89 infants


July 27th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Chinese police have rescued 89 infants after busting two trafficking rings in the country, a media report said.Over 360 suspects involved in the criminal networks were ... Read more...

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New study explores why some diabetics escape complications


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study from Lund University Diabetes Centre attempts to find out why some diabetics never develop severe or fatal complications.After only ten years with diabetes, 70 per ... Read more...

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‘Low cost key to private-public health services in villages’


October 20th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Partnership between public and private healthcare providers requires accessibility, affordability and accountability to take the benefits to rural areas, health experts said Wednesday."Health has been on the ... Read more...

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NRHM completes five years, rural health still in disarray


April 11th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has completed five years of operation and has achieved several targets but its main objective to put the rural ... Read more...

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Azad overrules IMA’s objections to rural MBBS course


March 18th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has three problems with the government's plan to create a special cadre of rural doctors through a truncated MBBS ... Read more...

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AIIMS to guide 40 medical colleges on drug reaction


December 29th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will help at least 40 medical colleges in the country in understanding the adverse reactions from commonly used drugs. "It ... Read more...

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MAMC to take care of 2010 Games athletes’ dental health


December 15th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) was Tuesday entrusted the task to attend to dental emergency and to provide complete dental healthcare to over 7,000 athletes and ... Read more...

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Over 134,000 infected with leprosy in 2008-09: Azad


November 24th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) There were over 134,000 new leprosy infections in 2008-09 but the number is slowly decreasing in India, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Apollo Group to open medical college, expand facilities


October 7th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Hospital chain Apollo Group will soon open a medical college for undergraduation, chairman Prathap C. Reddy said Wednesday. "We are likely to start an undergraduate college. It is ... Read more...

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Malaria spreads in Orissa’s Gajapati district


September 4th, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
Gajapati (Orissa), Sep 4 (ANI): Malaria scare is on an all time high in Orissa's Gajapati district as at least 15 tribals have succumbed to the deadly disease in the past one-month ... Read more...

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Law ministry vetting bill on HIV/AIDS patients’ rights


July 29th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A bill, which aims to ensure equal rights for HIV positive people in the country so that they don't face discrimination at work and at health care ... Read more...

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Assam to focus on rural health care


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Jorhat (Assam) June 2 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi gave away certificates and appointment letters to the successful participants in the first batch of the state sponsored diploma course in Medicine ... Read more...

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Oak Ridge screening technology could save vision of millions


February 18th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) People at risk of becoming blind can now be screened almost instantaneously for eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a condition usually affecting ... Read more...

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Phone counselling as effective as face-to-face counselling in weight loss maintenance


November 25th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study has found that telephone counselling may be as effective as face-to-face counselling when it comes to weight loss maintenance.According to researchers, face-to-face and telephone ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi attends Iftar party in Rae Bareilly


September 27th, 2008 - 10:04 am ICT by ANI
Unchahar/ Rae Bareilly, Sept 27 (ANI): Congress party president Sonia Gandhi attended an Iftar party here on Friday during the holy month of Ramadan. Sonia, who is on a two-day visit to ... Read more...

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Demand to improve quality of life for kids under six years


September 3rd, 2008 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2(IANS) Over 800 women from 15 states assembled here Tuesday for a public meeting to remind policy makers of their commitment to better the quality of lives of children ... Read more...

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Widow forced to break tradition, cremate AIDS victim husband


April 9th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by admin
Cuttack, April 9 (IANS) A woman was forced to break tradition and cremate her husband after relatives and neighbours refused to help out for fear of contracting AIDS from the dead man. ... Read more...

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India’s first web portal for the disabled launched


March 12th, 2008 - 8:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Punarbhava.in, India's first interactive web portal for the disabled,was launched here Wednesday, along with a screen reading software that will enable the visually challenged to use computers. ... Read more...

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