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Kerala partly complies with NHRC order on endosulphan victims


June 11th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Kerala informed the country's apex human rights panel Monday that it has partially complied with its recommendations on giving compensation to victims of toxic pesticide ... Read more...

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Harvard team crack superbugs’ genetic code


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the genetic code of superbugs such as MRSA, figuring out why they have become so resistant to anti-bioitics in mixed infections. Since 2005, ... Read more...

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‘Hand-hygiene reduces healthcare-acquired infections’ (May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day)


May 4th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday said the number of infections acquired during medical or surgical procedures can be brought down by 50 percent ... Read more...

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Fire at two health care facilities


March 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Dozens of patients were evacuated from a premier referral hospital here after a major fire, bringing back memories of a hospital inferno that killed 94 people.Another ... Read more...

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Four new medical colleges for Maharashtra


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Maharashtra will soon have four new medical colleges with a total intake of 400 students, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here Monday.The new medical colleges will ... Read more...

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Delhi journalists’ health facilities upgraded


November 17th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delh, Nov 16 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to provide all its accredited journalists additional health care facilities which are available to Group A officers in the government, ... Read more...

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Congress signals partial roll back as Trinamool, allies up the ante


November 5th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress and other United Progressive Alliance (UPA) constituents upping the ante over the latest hike in prices of petrol, the Congress Friday ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s first gay medical clinic opens in Bali


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 3 (IANS/AKI) The first medical clinic for gay patients has opened in the Indonesia's tourist destination Bali.The initiative aims to serve gays, lesbians and transgenders that are ... Read more...

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Government committed to welfare of armed forces: Antony


August 14th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Sunday said the government was committed to the welfare of the armed forces and had taken steps to improve the quality ... Read more...

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Meghalaya to introduce health insurance scheme


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) The Meghalaya government will introduce a health insurance scheme for those whose annual income is below Rs.5 lakh, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said Monday."The proposed insurance ... Read more...

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US hails Indian efforts to rebuild Afghanistan


May 14th, 2011 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Taking note of India's "enhanced position as a regional leader" the United States has welcomed New Delhi's boost in aid to Kabul and strong support ... Read more...

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New superbug behind fatal colon infections


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, April 3 (IANS) Australia is in the grip of a new superbug that can cause potentially fatal colon infections, researchers said. The first case of an epidemic strain of ... Read more...

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Delhi Govt. to launch health care benefits for school children


March 26th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): The Delhi Government has decided to launch another flagship program to provide quality health care facilities to all school children from April.Under the new scheme, the ... Read more...

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Panel slams rural health scheme implementation


March 24th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) came under sharp attack from a parliamentary committee Thursday, with the health ministry being asked ... Read more...

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Net times for Agra’s league of seniors


February 6th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Feb 6 (IANS) For senior citizens of the city of the Taj Mahal, some of them well over 70-years-old, a new world of learning has opened up that ... Read more...

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Minister urges diaspora to assist in health care


January 8th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi Friday urged the Indian diaspora to partner with the government in making health care facilities more accessible."Delivery of quality health ... Read more...

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Azad invites private sector to help in health infra (Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday called for more participation from the private sector in health ministry's project of building hospitals and medical colleges on land owned ... Read more...

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Azad invites private sector in healthcare infra


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday urged the private sector to participate in the health ministry's project of building hospitals and medical colleges on land owned ... Read more...

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How airborne influenza may spread


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Influenza usually spreads through direct contact and droplets, but a new study examines aerosol transmission as a possible way.On April 4, 2008, seven inpatients in a Hong Kong ... Read more...

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Regular health check-ups will reduce absenteeism: Assocham


September 28th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 28 (IANS) Employees undergoing regular medical check-ups can reduce the absenteeism rate by two-three percent and thus add to the increase in the national income, says a study released ... Read more...

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Now, a robot to wash and dry your hair!


September 28th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): Japanese scientists have developed a hair-washing robot that uses 16 robotic fingers and two motorised arms to do the job.Created at Panasonic Corporation, the robot has been created ... Read more...

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UAE launches global health mission for poor kids


August 25th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a campaign to provide free health-care facilities to at least one million poor children in several countries including India and ... Read more...

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Decision-aid program increases safety for abused women


July 28th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): University of Missouri researchers have come up with a new Web-based program to help women experiencing abuse develop individualized safety plans and better assess the severity of their ... Read more...

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Health care facilities affected in Kashmir


July 5th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar July 05: (ANI) The healthcare facilities of Srinagar have been hit badly due to the disturbance followed by curfew in Jammu and Kashmir.The curfew has led to closure of many ... Read more...

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Nurses will retire at 65


June 10th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Union Cabinet on Thursday enhanced age of superannuation of teachers with M.Sc.(Nursing) in the Central Government nursing institutions.With Cabinet's approval the nursing teaching faculty's age of ... Read more...

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Gates meets Health Secretary


May 14th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Microsoft founder Bill Gates met Union Health Secretary Sujatha Rao in New Delhi on Friday and the duo reportedly discussed health-related issues prevailing in India, like ... Read more...

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Gates Foundation, Bihar ink deal for better health


May 13th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, May 13 (ANI): The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Government of Bihar to ensure better delivery of medicare.With the signing of ... Read more...

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Cabinet gives nod to set up six AIIMS-like institutions


March 19th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the revised cost estimates (RCE) for setting up of six new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) like institutions in ... Read more...

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Foreigners teach underprivileged children in Varanasi


March 8th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Mar 8 (ANI): Foreign teachers have taken up the noble initiative of imparting social and environmental education to the underprivileged children at a school run by the Aghor foundation in Varanasi. ... Read more...

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Health, Railways Ministries to develop healthcare facilities along railway network


February 5th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5(ANI): In a new initiative in the field of providing access to good health care facilities to common people across the country, Health and Family Welfare Ministry and Railways ... Read more...

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NHRC calls for a meeting on issues of illegal medicine practice


January 29th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for a meeting on Friday to discuss the issues of inadequate health care facilities in tribal areas, illegal medical ... Read more...

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Punjab provides full advantage of national rural health mission to needy


January 26th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Jan 26(ANI): Punjab Government is trying provide better health care facilities in rural areas of the state with the help of the National Rural Health Mission (NHRM).The NHRM is an initiative ... Read more...

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Scott Brown wins the special US Senate seat in Massachusetts


January 20th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Massachusetts, Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US President got a nasty anniversary present in the form of Scott Brown, who won the US Senate seat in Massachusetts yesterday. With the Republican ... Read more...

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Exhibition on UPA government’s initiatives in the north-east (With image)


January 17th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) A five-day mega exhibition showcasing the development initiatives of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in the Indian north-east began in south Tripura Sunday. Organised by the Directorate of ... Read more...

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Orissa villagers join hands with security forces to fight Maoists


December 24th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sundargarh, Dec 24 (ANI): The villagers in the Maoist hit K. Balan region in Orissa's Sundargarh district have for the first time joined hands with the security forces to counter and flush ... Read more...

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