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Bottled correction fluid sale banned to check abuse


September 19th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Retail sale and production of bottled correction fluid, used on printed pages, and nail paint remover have been banned to check their abuse as intoxicating ... Read more...

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Who says cheap Indian generic medicines are fake? Not WHO


September 14th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A senior official in the union health ministry Friday said the World Health Organisation's (WHO) India Representative Nata Menabde had written to the ministry denying ... Read more...

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70 injured in clashes in front of US embassy in Egypt (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) At least 70 people were injured Thursday in clashes in front of the US embassy in the Egyptian capital, the health ministry said.Among the injured ... Read more...

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30 injured in clashes in front of US embassy in Egypt


September 13th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) At least 30 people were injured in clashes in front of the US embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the state TV reported Thursday, quoting ... Read more...

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900,000 Chinese born with birth defects every year


September 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Around 900,000 babies are born with birth defects in China every year, the health ministry said Wednesday.This constitutes about 5.6 percent of the total number of ... Read more...

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GM rice tested on Chinese schoolchildren?


September 12th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China's top health authority has ordered a probe into a report that said genetically modified (GM) rice was tested on schoolchildren as part of a research ... Read more...

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India for stringent regulation to check spurious drugs


September 10th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India is working to strengthen policies related to drug regulation in order to check spurious drugs in the market, Minister of State for Health Sudip ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia targets its illegal private clinics


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has launched a crackdown on illegal private medical practices.Saudi Arabian authorities Sunday announced to have started the crackdown, with the latest closure being of ... Read more...

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‘India focus for allergy research’


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India will be under more focus for treatment and research on allergic disorders over the next two years, president of World Allergy Organisation (WAO) Ruby ... Read more...

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India committed to curb leprosy, stigma: WHO ambassador


August 31st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India is committed to curbing leprosy cases in the coming years and eliminating the stigma associated with the disease, World Health Organisation's (WHO) Goodwill ambassador ... Read more...

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‘Heroine’ makers move court on smoking scene rider (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The makers of Bollywood film "Heroine", starring Kareena Kapoor, Monday moved the Delhi High Court against the information and broadcasting ministry's order to display ... Read more...

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NAC discusses universal healthcare for people


August 24th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Union health ministry Friday made a presentation before the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) on providing universal healthcare to the citizens, said ... Read more...

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China combats illegal organ transplants


August 13th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China's health ministry Monday vowed to cooperate with police investigations into medical institutions and workers involved in instances of illegal human organ transplants.Police will announce the ... Read more...

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Indian-American doctor offers healthcare solutions for India


August 13th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) A leading Indian American doctor has proposed four major projects to transform India's healthcare system with US expertise, but laments that New Delhi's response appears at ... Read more...

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To combat ’silent killers’, India to conduct survey


August 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India for the first time is undertaking a survey on lifestyle trends in nine states in an effort to get data on people suffering from ... Read more...

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India for global recognition of Ayurveda, Unani


August 8th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India is pushing for a WHO collaborative centre on traditional medicine to win legal recognition to the Indian systems of medication like Ayurveda and Unani ... Read more...

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Medicinal plants export from India jumps 137 percent


August 8th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India continues to be ranked the world's second largest exporter of medicinal plants after China as the trade in herbals registered around 137 percent growth ... Read more...

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Infectious diseases killed nearly 1,700 Chinese in July


August 7th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Infectious diseases killed a total of 1,669 people in China last month, with AIDS accounting for 70 percent of the deaths, the health ministry said Tuesday.As ... Read more...

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China’s health ministry launches TV channel


August 7th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) health ministry has launched a TV channel that will promote awareness, education and prevention of diseases.The China Health Television (CHTV) has so far reached more ... Read more...

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19 injured in Afghan mosque blast


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 19 people were injured in Afghanistan when a powerful bomb exploded during Friday prayers in a mosque, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

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Israel mulls junk food tax to check expanding waistlines


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 2 (IANS) In a bid to control growing obesity rates in the country, the Israeli government is all set to authorise a plan which will levy a special ... Read more...

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Central, Delhi governments get notice on mobile phone towers


August 1st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to the central and Delhi governments on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to bar installation of ... Read more...

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GVK Bio’s Ahmedabad facility cleared by USFDA


July 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) GVK Biosciences, Asia's leading contract research organisation Monday announced that its Ahmedabad clinical pharmacology unit successfully cleared the USFDA audit.The GVK BIO Ahmedabad facility, commissioned in ... Read more...

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Hepatitis awareness programme launched for Mumbai slums


July 28th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Marking World Hepatitis Day, National Liver Foundation Saturday launched an awareness and medical care programme on hepatitis-B in the city's slums.The voluntary organisation's pilot project named ... Read more...

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Tripura to launch 24X7 ambulance service


July 28th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 28 (IANS) Tripura, under a central government scheme, will launch an emergency ambulance service to provide 24 hours facility to the patients, officials said Saturday.The authorities will start ... Read more...

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Swine flu deaths rise to 133 in Brazil


July 25th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, July 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian health authorities reported the deaths of 10 more people in the southern part of the country from the AH1N1 swine flu virus, bringing the ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand is biggest tobacco consumer in north: Survey


July 21st, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Uttarakhand has earned the dubious distinction of being the state with highest consumption of tobacco products, followed by Jammu and Kashmir, according to a survey ... Read more...

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Panel to examine chances of separating conjoined twins


July 20th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The union government Friday told the Supreme Court that it has set up a panel of three doctors to examine the possibility of surgically separating the ... Read more...

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China bans sale of mud snails after vomiting cases


July 20th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China's health ministry Friday banned the sale of Nassariidae, a small mud snail species, that have reportedly caused people to faint and vomit after eating them.The ... Read more...

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SC pushes for surgical separation of conjoined sisters (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed the union health ministry to set up a panel of doctors to examine the possibility of surgically separating 16-year-old conjoined ... Read more...

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SC pushes for medical separation of conjoined sisters


July 16th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed the union health ministry to set up a panel of doctors to examine 16-year-old conjoined sisters from Bihar on the ... Read more...

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Around 500,000 perform Amarnath Yatra


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) Around 500,000 pilgrims have so far performed this year's Amarnath Yatra that began June 25, an official said Monday. Eighty-six pilgrims have died during this ... Read more...

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Cholera outbreak in Cuba after 130 years


July 15th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 15 (IANS) In the first cholera outbreak reported in 130 years, Cuba's health ministry confirmed 158 cases of the disease hitting the Caribbean island nation this month, according ... Read more...

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Walkathon spreads awareness on World Population Day


July 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Over 500 people, including children, Wednesday participated in a walkathon organised here to spread awareness on population stabilisation on the occasion of the World Population ... Read more...

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Goa to re-negotiate mediclaim scheme with insurer


July 9th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) The Goa government will re-negotiate the terms and conditions of its mediclaim insurance scheme with ICICI Lombard and re-launch it within the year, Health Minister Laxmikant ... Read more...

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