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Brazil to breed mosquitoes to fight dengue


July 9th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, JulY 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian authorities have inaugurated a breeder for a genetically modified type of aedes aegypti mosquito in hopes of finding a more effective way to combat dengue, ... Read more...

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WHO calls for universal health coverage in India


June 29th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India should work towards universal health coverage, the World Health Organisation (WHO) India representative Nata Menabde declared Friday.Talking to media persons after WHO and ... Read more...

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Health ministry mulls ban on cosmetic testing on animals


June 28th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India's health ministry Wednesday said it is considering a proposal by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for a ban on testing of ... Read more...

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Beatles blamed for drug epidemics in Russia


June 26th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The rampant drug abuse in modern Russia can be traced to the rock band Beatles and their experiments with psychedelics, a psychoactive drug, the country' ... Read more...

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Apex court issues notice to IMA over doctors’ strike


June 25th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on a plea by a non-government organisation seeking to declare as illegal the ... Read more...

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Eyeing small town India, subsidised condom set to be trendier


June 25th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Deluxe Nirodh, a subsidised condom that originally began as a family planning measure under a government initiative, is now eyeing smaller cities and towns to ... Read more...

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Free-medicines-for-all programme launch in October


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's ambitious plan to provide free medicines to all will be launched from October, says a government report.Strongly backed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Judge recuses herself from hearing plea against doctors strike


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday could not take up a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to declare that the proposed doctors' strike June 25 was illegal ... Read more...

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Website not hacked: Health ministry (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Denying that its website had been hacked, the union health ministry told the Supreme Court Thursday that the allocation of seats for post-graduate (PG) medical ... Read more...

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SC notice on vacant post-graduate medical seats (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the union health ministry on the plea of a medical student aspiring to get admission into a post-graduate ... Read more...

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SC notice on vacant post-graduate medical seats


June 21st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the union health ministry on the plea of a medical student aspiring to get admission into a post-graduate ... Read more...

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Shahabuddin, Gilani’s son face arrest (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court here Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrant against Pakistan's prime ministerial hopeful Makhdoom Shahabuddin and disqualified premier Yousuf raza Gilani's son Ali Musa ... Read more...

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Norway, India extend programme on child, maternal mortality


June 19th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) An India-Norway initiative for reducing child and maternal mortality will be extended till 2017 to coincide with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) plan, an ... Read more...

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Admission software hacked, medical student tells court (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday was told by a petitioner that the software developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for online counselling and admission to ... Read more...

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UAE approves 126 new drugs


June 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has approved the use of 126 new drugs to treat patients, it was announced Saturday.The health ministry said the drugs are approved after thorough ... Read more...

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Homosexuality is like rape, Polish nurses taught


June 9th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Homosexuality is similar to rape and prostitution, says an official teaching guide for Polish students of nursing and midwifery.The teaching books refer to homosexuality as a ... Read more...

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SC permits online counselling for undergraduate medical students (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday permitted the union health ministry to undertake online counselling for students seeking admission to undergraduate medical courses against 15 percent ... Read more...

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SC permits online counselling for undergraduate medical courses


June 7th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday permitted the union health ministry to undertake online counselling for admission of students to undergraduate medical courses for 15 percent central ... Read more...

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Dengue kills 56 in Sri Lanka (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 6 (IANS) Dengue fever has killed 56 people in Sri Lanka, the health ministry said Wednesday.Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying that a total of 11,473 dengue cases ... Read more...

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Dengue claims 56 lives in Sri Lanka


June 6th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 6 (IANS) A total of 56 people have died in the first five months out of 11,000 cases of dengue fever in Sri Lanka, the health ministry said ... Read more...

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More Chinese wives get HIV from husbands


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) The number of spouses infected with HIV by their partners is increasing in China, and most of those infected by spouses are females, China Daily reported ... Read more...

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WHO lauds China’s smoking curbs


May 31st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday praised China for its efforts to raise awareness on health risks caused by cigarette smoking."This year marks a milestone in ... Read more...

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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s expansive, surreal capital (With image)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) Constructed less than seven years ago in literally the middle of nowhere, Myanmar's new capital -where Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived Sunday ... Read more...

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Toddler receives world’s smallest artificial heart


May 25th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Italian doctors have saved the life of a 16-month-old boy after they implanted the world's smallest artificial heart in him, Daily Mail reported Friday.The device, which ... Read more...

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Donated organs give new lives to five Chinese


May 24th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) A woman in China has donated the organs of her 11-year-old son, who became brain-dead after an accident, to save the lives of five strangers.Yuan Dezhen, ... Read more...

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Akhilesh seeks three more AIIMS-like institutes in UP


May 18th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) After initiating the legwork for opening an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-like institute in Rae Bareilly, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president and ... Read more...

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Diabetes screening in schools, says Azad


May 16th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Concerned over the increase in diabetes among children and adolescents, the union health ministry has initiated a school-based screening programme for diabetes on pilot basis ... Read more...

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Efforts made to strengthen medical education: Health Minister


May 14th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In order to overcome the human resource shortage in the health sector, the government has increased the number of medical seats at the post-graduate level ... Read more...

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Health ministry probing irregularities in drug trials (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The health ministry Thursday said it has "already taken several steps" to plug loopholes in the Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation, which has been pulled ... Read more...

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Food poisoning kills 12 in China


May 10th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) Over 400 people suffered from food poisoning in China this year, and 12 of them have died, the health ministry said Wednesday.From January to March, the ... Read more...

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Anti-smoking activists in Kerala oppose I&B; ministry decision


May 9th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Anti-smoking activists in Kerala are up in arms over the decision of the union information and broadcasting ministry, to keep in abeyance the rules issued by ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia offers incentives to Indian pharma industry


May 9th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A high-level parliamentary delegation from Saudi Arabia currently on a visit to India Wednesday met Vice President Hamid Ansari and Health Minister Ghulam Nabi ... Read more...

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Soon, a national e-blood bank service


May 8th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Aiming at boosting blood donation in the country, the union health ministry is planning a nationwide database of blood donors connected through a web-enabled system. ... Read more...

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Land identified for AIIMS-like institute in Sonia’s constituency


May 8th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) The dream of an All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) like institution in Uttar Pradesh could soon be a reality with land for the project ... Read more...

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Nepal gets a new cabinet


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) A new cabinet comprising 11 ministers belonging to different political parties has sworn in Nepal, Xinhua reported Sunday.The new government has been formed after dissolving the ... Read more...

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