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World Bank’s $152 for UP healthcare


June 6th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) The World Bank will give $152 million for the Uttar Pradesh Health Systems Strengthening Project, officials said.The ambitious project is meant to help improve the healthcare ... Read more...

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WHO for enhanced partnership to curb non-communicable diseases


April 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With non-communicable diseases causing an estimated 7.9 million deaths annually in southeast Asia region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday called for intervention from multiple ... Read more...

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WHO urges sufficient health budgets despite economic plight


October 20th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on all governments to keep up sufficient health budgets despite the current economic woes.Speaking at the World ... Read more...

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WHO backs joint efforts to save lives in southeast Asia


March 9th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) As the southeast Asian region accounts for 26 percent of the world population and continues to struggle with a huge disease burden, the World Health ... Read more...

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Arizona varsity use bioengineering design to make health diagnosis simpler


August 24th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Arizona State University researchers have demonstrated a way to dramatically simplify testing patients for infectious diseases and unhealthy protein levels.Developed by Antonia Garcia and John Schneider, the new testing instrumentation promises to ... Read more...

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Researchers advise wider use of control measures for diarrhoeal disease


July 5th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): Researchers have urged to maximize the use of modern methods for prevention and treatment of diarrhoea to reduce the deaths from the disease worldwide.Researchers from the Johns ... Read more...

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Device to predict diabetic wound healing developed


May 26th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Researchers at Drexel University's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems have developed a breakthrough device that can change the current landscape of chronic wound management.There are ... Read more...

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Rock band Silent Minds to campaign against maternal mortality


May 25th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Martha Wainwright and Jim Kerr of the rock band Simple Minds have re-invented one of their popular songs 'Promised you a miracle' to speak out against maternal ... Read more...

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Two former Medical Manager executives found guilty for $16.8 million fraud scheme


March 3rd, 2010 - 3:45 am ICT by BNO News
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (BNO NEWS) –- In Charleston, South Carolina, Two former executives of Medical Manager Health Systems Inc. (Medical Manager) were convicted with participating in a conspiracy to fraudulently inflate the ... Read more...

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Former co-owner of City of Angels Medical Center sentenced for fraud


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:10 am ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – The former co-owner of City of Angels Medical Center was sentenced Monday for paying illegal kickbacks for appointments of “patients,” prosecutors said.Robert Bourseau, 75, of Los ... Read more...

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Pfizer, Indian NGO tie up on public health


October 26th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and an Indian NGO Monday tied up to work together in the areas of public health, medical research and education with the goal ... Read more...

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Doctors call for more investment in public health


October 20th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) With many countries planning to cut their health budgets because of the economic slowdown, the World Medical Association (WMA) has appealed to governments to improve spending in ... Read more...

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Protect hospitals from disasters: UN chief


October 13th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) When disaster strikes an area, hospitals are the most critical infrastructure. So it is essential to protect the hospitals themselves from disasters, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ... Read more...

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Africa could be worst hit by swine flu: South African minister


August 12th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 12 (IANS) South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has expressed fear that Africa could severely be affected by the H1N1 Influenza, best known as swine flu, though the virus entered ... Read more...

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European Parliament gets its first Polish president


July 14th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Strasbourg (France), July 14 (DPA) The European Parliament Tuesday elected its first president from a former-Communist member state as the 736-seat legislature gave an overwhelming majority of votes to Poland's former conservative ... Read more...

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Global economic crisis ruining diets, health, says WHO chief


July 6th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (DPA) The head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, said Monday that the global economic crisis was causing people to ditch healthy foods and this would lead to ... Read more...

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‘India fully geared to contain swine flu’


May 13th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 13 (IANS) India's health system is fully prepared to tackle the influenza A(H1N1) virus, commonly known as swine flu, if any cases are reported in future, the director general of ... Read more...

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Government to set up biotechnology units in all states


April 9th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The central government is all set to launch biotechnology units in all states to carry out an extensive research programme in the fields of cancer, haematological and other ... Read more...

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How will the world begin to see TB care as a smart investment?


February 18th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantUnless the tuberculosis (TB) advocates reach out to decision makers to impress upon them the urgency of strengthening TB care and control programmes, the global economic meltdown is likely to ... Read more...

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Being obese later in life may depend upon neighbourhoods characteristics


December 11th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): An affluent neighbourhood may play a protective role against obesity for older men and women, says a new study, which found that being fat later in life ... Read more...

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Universal testing and quick treatment would slash AIDS


November 27th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Universal HIV testing and immediate antiretroviral treatment (ART) following diagnosis of HIV infection could reduce the number of people developing full-blown AIDS by up to 95 percent ... Read more...

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Obese to pay for their own healthcare Down Under


October 5th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 5 (ANI): As the annual cost of treating preventable diseases hits 5 billion dollars in Australia, State Government has proposed a plan, under which obese people may have to ... Read more...

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Experts call for integrated approach to fight malaria, tropical diseases


August 7th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Achieving success in the global fight against malaria may require a concurrent attack on the world''s most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a team of researchers.Peter ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gets 108 as new emergency helpline


May 6th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Tuesday signed an agreement with the Hyderabad-based Emergency Management Research Institute (EMRI) to provide free emergency assistance to people across the state through an integrated dialling ... Read more...

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Iraqi premier complains of Arab inaction(Lead)


April 22nd, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kuwait, April 22 (DPA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki criticised Arab countries Tuesday for their insufficient support for his country and compared them unfavourably with foreign states that offered more backing. Speaking ... Read more...

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Robotic nurses may soon be a reality


March 20th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): American researchers have moved one step closer to making robotic nurses a reality by finding a way to instruct a robot to find a thing it has ... Read more...

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In developing nations, bank failures lead to heart attacks


March 12th, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by admin
By Katherine Nightingale London, March 12 (IANS) Researchers have linked national financial crises to deaths from heart attacks - and found that people in developing countries are at higher risk. Scientists from Cambridge ... Read more...

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African doctors leave patients behind to find a better life


March 8th, 2008 - 9:39 am ICT by admin
DPA Kampala (Uganda), March 8 (DPA) Lydia Mungherela left her home country Uganda in 1986 as it was in the throes of war and the burgeoning of a new disease called AIDS - ... Read more...

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Most maternal deaths may be preventable: Study


February 19th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that most maternal deaths occur due to infectious diseases than from conditions directly linked to pregnancy, and that they are preventable.The study, ... Read more...

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Home treatment for kids with severe pneumonia as effective as treatment in hospital: WHO


January 4th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
Geneva, Jan.4 (ANI): A new study which shows that treating children with severe pneumonia at home is just as effective as treating them in hospitals could significantly change the way the illness ... Read more...

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ICMR unveils 20 Grand Challenges to control the most deadly diseases


November 22nd, 2007 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 22 (ANI): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), along with several of the worlds most renowned health scientists and organizations has come out with a landmark global consensus on ... Read more...

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Lesbians ‘less healthy’ than straight women: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 10:16 am ICT by admin
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