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Thousands die due to poor British healthcare system


October 13th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Thousands of individuals in Britain are dying every year from treatable conditions at the hands of the National Health Service (NHS) because of Whitehall bureaucracy, a ... Read more...

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Weight Watchers’ members lose twice as many kilos


September 8th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Obese people on a Weight Watchers programme lose twice as many kilos as those following a doctor's advice, a new study shows. The core approach of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Losing a job increases risk of dying prematurely


April 5th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) People without jobs face a 63 percent risk of dying prematurely, according to surveys covering 20 million people in 15 countries over the last 40 years. ... Read more...

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GE Healthcare to make more diagnostic devices in India (Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Global medical equipment major GE Healthcare will roll out more innovative diagnostic devices for the growing wellness market in the country, a senior executive said Thursday."We ... Read more...

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GE Healthcare to invest $50 mn in India on new products


March 17th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Global medical devices major GE Healthcare will invest $50 million (Rs.225 million) in India to roll out more diagnostic products for the growing domestic market, a ... Read more...

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US-based group launches hospital ranking service in India


October 18th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With patient care and safety emerging as a major concern, a US-based healthcare organisation has launched a certification service for hospitals for the first time in India. ... Read more...

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Cyber threats forecast for 2011 released


October 8th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A new report has outlined the top three areas of security risk and concern for consumer and business Internet and computer users.According to the report-GTISC Emerging Cyber ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bill Gates praises Nitish Kumar, Rahul Gandhi over healthcare


January 26th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has praised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for their progressive attitudes towards improving the health ... 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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Nobel Laureate Ramakrishnan says bureaucracy, politics and red tape hampering India


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Dec 23 (ANI): Nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has said that Indian scientists settled abroad wanted to come back to India, but were held back by the country's red tapism.A US citizen ... Read more...

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India jeopardising global measles death target


December 7th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Nearly 300 children die of measles every day in India, various UN agencies claimed Monday arguing that delayed vaccination policies of the country are jeopardising the 2010 ... Read more...

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Finnish companies on the lookout for Indian tie-ups


November 25th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Finland is planning to have a larger presence in India, with a delegation of more than 120 members arriving here, seeking to forge tie-ups in areas such ... Read more...

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Gilani opposes US aid disbursement through NGOs


September 7th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the US should channelise its financial assistance to Pakistan through the government's existing mechanism, since third-party disbursement through non-governmental ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Rapid response vital to deal with new viruses: President


May 8th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Friday said the country's healthcare systems needed to respond rapidly to contain new viruses that were mutating and spreading new strains of infections. Nations and ... Read more...

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World leaders urged to fight killer pneumonia


October 16th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Pneumococcal disease, one of the world''s leading causes of death and serious illness, must be considered equally dangerous as AIDS and malaria, say the UK All-Party Parliamentary ... Read more...

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‘India ready to heal the world,’ says Apollo Hospitals chief


November 14th, 2007 - 1:54 am ICT by admin
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