health policy

Former AIIMS director to shape Goa’s health policy


August 29th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 29 (IANS) As Goa drafts its health policy, a leading Delhi-based doctor and former director of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Dr P.K. ... Read more...

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Healthy ageing a global challenge: WHO


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Making life for the elderly healthy and productive is a global challenge, top World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said here Tuesday ahead of World Health ... Read more...

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Experts challenge FDA approval for Alzheimer’s drug


March 25th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Experts have challenged approval for a new dose of a best-selling Alzheimer's drug by the FDA which not only "breached" its own "regulatory standard" but causes ... Read more...

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Regular medication can ease severe asthma attacks


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) A quarter of severe asthma attacks could be averted if only patients took their prescribed medication regularly, according to a new study by the Henry Ford ... Read more...

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‘Alzheimer’s patients require love, care, medicines’


September 20th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) 'Pick laundry', 'Pay maid' and notes relating to other daily chores greet you as you enter Padma Narsimhan's room, where she sits in a corner ... Read more...

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Haryana to bring health services at par with private sector


August 12th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Haryana's health department will soon have an ambitious health policy that seeks to bring government healthcare facilities at par with those of the private sector.Haryana's Health ... Read more...

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Breast-feeding babies staves off asthma risk


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Breast-feeding a baby for six months post birth can stave off their risk of developing asthma-related symptoms in early childhood, says a scientific study.The study looked ... Read more...

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Mamata for modernising court infrastructure


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday emphasised on the need to revamp the infrastructure in the courts for fast disposal of pending cases.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Severely obese teens ‘no more likely to be depressed’


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Severely obese adolescents are no more likely to be depressed than normal weight peers, according to a three-year study.However, it found that white adolescents might be somewhat ... Read more...

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RTE Act violations: Dirty school toilets major complaint (Lead)


April 21st, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Dirty, non-functional toilets form a major chunk of the complaints filed by parents in Delhi under violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.According to ... Read more...

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RTE Act violations: Dirty school toilets major complaint


April 21st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Dirty, non-functional toilets form a major chunk of the complaints filed by parents in Delhi under violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.According to ... Read more...

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Pregnant women in China to be tested for HIV, syphilis and Hepatitis B


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Pregnant women across China will receive free screenings for HIV, syphilis, and Hepatitis B, and if they test positive, they will be treated at hospitals to prevent ... Read more...

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Study: Calorie labels don’t affect kids food choices


February 16th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found that posting the calorific value of food items in the restaurant menu doesn’t at all affect the food choices of ... Read more...

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‘Government needs to incentivise health insurance’


January 7th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The government should incentivise health insurance, especially for low-income people, to ensure good health for all, a senior industry official said here Friday. "Everyone should have access ... Read more...

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State-run insurers not to withdraw cashless reimbursement


August 17th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) State-run general insurance companies will not withdraw cashless health or accidental insurance products and customers can avail such services from the network of hospitals approved by the ... Read more...

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Smoking in open areas ups breathing problems in non-smokers: Study


August 4th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 4 (ANI): Smoking in alfresco areas puts non-smokers at risk of developing respiratory problems, Perth researchers have found.Curtin University Professor of Health Policy Mike Daube said that even in ... Read more...

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Over 2 billion people cut off from surgical services


July 5th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) More than two billion people worldwide don't have adequate access to surgical treatment, says a Harvard study. "Our findings suggest that high-income regions have more than 10 times the ... Read more...

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Babies born a week earlier at higher autism risk


June 10th, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Babies born a week earlier are at a greater risk of developing health problems such as autism and deafness, a new study has revealed. The findings suggest that babies ... Read more...

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Medical education’s regulation by HRD ministry opposed


May 25th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The health ministry Tuesday ruled out regulation of medical education by a higher education council proposed by the human resource development (HRD) ministry, saying medical science ... Read more...

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Oriental Insurance launches health policy for PNB customers


May 24th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Oriental Insurance Monday launched a unique health insurance scheme for account holders of the Punjab National Bank (PNB). "The policy covers the insurance proposer, spouse and two dependent children. ... Read more...

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Antibiotic resistance lasts up to 12 months


May 19th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): Patients who take prescribed antibiotics in primary care can go on to develop a resistance lasting up to a year, according to a study.It is known that resistance ... Read more...

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Improvements in cholesterol levels, BP linked to lower rate of heart disease deaths


May 12th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD) fell by 35 per cent in Ontario between 1994 and 2005, thanks to improvements in both lifestyle factors and medical treatments, a ... Read more...

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Just 5mins of ‘green exercise’ can boost mental health


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Just five minutes of exercise in a park, working in a backyard garden, on a nature trail, or other green space can boost mood and self-esteem, according to ... Read more...

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‘Miracle pill’ for men suffering from premature ejaculation


February 19th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 19 (ANI): A prescription drug designed specifically to treat premature ejaculation (PE) can triple the amount of time men can last before ejaculating.Priligy is already available in Europe and ... Read more...

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Kids likely to follow parents’ example in visiting dentist


February 1st, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The probability of kids receiving regular dental care is strongly dependent on their parents' visits to the dentist. An online report is the first to analyse the relationship between ... Read more...

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Kids ape parents when it comes to dental care


February 1st, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that kids are more likely to visit a dentist if their parents do too.The research team from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) showed ... Read more...

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Doctors’ moods affect patients’ care


January 12th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): A new Israeli study suggests that a physician's mood affects the quality of care a patient receives, which includes the number of prescriptions, referrals and lab tests.According to ... Read more...

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Just 40 pct US adults ‘absolutely certain’ about getting H1N1 vaccine


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): A new survey carried out by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has revealed that just 40 per cent of adults are "absolutely certain" that ... Read more...

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Australia PM lauds ‘great American’


August 27th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IBNS
By Madhu RoyAug 27 (IBNS) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has led tributes to US politician Ted Kennedy across the globe, calling him a "great American" following his death from ... Read more...

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Statement from Australian PM Rudd regarding the death of Sen. Ed Kennedy


August 26th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by BNO News
CANBERRA, Australia (BNO NEWS) -- The Australian government released the following transcript of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday following the death of Senator Edward Kennedy. JOURNALIST: Can we get your reactions ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke exposure rising among college students


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers have raised concerns over increasing exposure to second-hand smoke among college students."It is well-known that there are some serious health issues surrounding secondhand smoke," said Dr Mark ... Read more...

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6 in 10 Americans believe serious swine flu outbreak likely in fall/winter


July 17th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Six in ten Americans believe there will be widespread swine flu cases this fall or winter, according to a new survey.According to the national poll conducted by the ... Read more...

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National policy on safety, health and environment to become operational


June 29th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Minister of State for Labour and Employment Harish Rawat today said that the Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) should make an action plan ... Read more...

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Chelsea Clinton set to soak up the ‘bikini sun’!


April 24th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 24 (ANI): Chelsea Clinton is all set to welcome the bikini season, with a newly acquired fit and trim body.According to sources, the former first daughter of United ... Read more...

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Good self-care may not lower blood sugar in diabetes patients


March 30th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Diabetics who think they are taking good care of themselves, and have the condition under control, might be mistaken because a new study suggests that constant vigil may ... Read more...

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