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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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Ebola claims three more lives in DR Congo, raising death toll to 14


September 6th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
KINSHASA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed three more lives, raising the total ... Read more...

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Smoking scenes to be allowed again in films - with a warning (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Smoking scenes will be back on the silver screen as the government Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it would shortly permit them - though ... 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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Over 7,000 vacancies vacant for rural doctors


August 24th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Over 7,000 vacancies are lying vacant for doctors in rural areas across the country since last year, parliament was informed Friday."According to the Rural Health ... Read more...

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Finalise rural medical course, court tells MCI (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to finalise within six weeks the curriculum for starting a three-and-half years course ... Read more...

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China launches cancer screening programme


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) In a step aimed at an early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a government-supported project, of an estimated cost of 300 to 500 million yuan (upto ... Read more...

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56 Cambodian kids die of unknown disease


July 7th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 6 (IANS) At least 56 children have been killed by an unknown disease in Cambodia in the past three months, the ministry of health and the World ... Read more...

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Female condom fails to gain popularity


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The female condom manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) appears to have not gained wide acceptability in the country, sales figures show. Only 38,000 pieces were ... Read more...

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Check tobacco promotion, sales: Voluntary group to FSSAI


June 20th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) An anti-tobacco voluntary group Wednesday sought intervention of India's food safety authority to check promotion and sales of tobacco products in the country as part ... Read more...

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Health of urban poor worse than rural poor: Parliamentary panel


April 30th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Health indicators of the urban poor are worse than their rural counterparts, a parliamentary panel has said slamming the government for its failure to launch ... Read more...

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Omani man donates blood for 26 years


April 30th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 30 (IANS/WAM) A 49-year-old man from Oman has been honoured by the ministry of health of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for donating blood for 26 years.Ahmed Bin ... Read more...

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‘NACO merger with NRHM not insensitive’


April 27th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The convergence of India's AIDS control mission with the government's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is not going to be insensitive for the communities ... Read more...

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Scale up services for pregnant HIV-positive: UNAIDS


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As India's AIDS control department is working on its next AIDS control mission (2012-17), a top UN official Thursday said the country must scale up ... Read more...

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Health ministry faces flak for low allocation, spending


April 25th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Even as the government is planning to increase health allocation in the 12th five-year plan, a report by a parliamentary committee Wednesday questioned the health ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to have blood pressure meters in public places


April 25th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will install meters in Colombo's public places to measure blood pressure of people, in a country where at least 350 die every day due ... Read more...

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India, Kuwait to cooperate on healthcare


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India and Kuwait Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral medical cooperation to boost healthcare, a government statement said."The union health secretary P.K. ... Read more...

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Woman doctor stabbed in Beijing


April 13th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) A woman doctor at a hospital in Beijing was Friday stabbed by a knife-wielding masked man, the second such incident in China within a month.The attack ... Read more...

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Centre holds meeting on H1N1


April 12th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday held a meeting to review the state of preparedness in containing the incidence of H1N1 virus in the country.Chaired by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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UTair passenger plane crashes in Siberia, killing 31


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by BNO News
TYUMEN, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger plane operated by UTair Aviation crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in Siberia on early Monday morning, killing at least 31 of the people ... Read more...

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China faces daunting elderly care challenge


March 26th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Tens of millions of Chinese families are struggling to take care of their elderly relatives, according to a recent report in Health News, a newspaper affiliated ... Read more...

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Government to rope in chemists to fight TB (March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)


March 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Concerned about the irrational use of drugs to treat tuberculosis by private practitioners, the government now plans to rope in chemists and bring prescriptions ... Read more...

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Kerala health firm’s vaccine project mentioned in budget


March 16th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 16 (IANS) The much-awaited Rs.594 crore Integrated Vaccine Complex (IVC) being implemented by Thiruvananthapuram-headquartered HLL Life Care Ltd got a shot in the arm Friday with Finance ... Read more...

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Free heart surgeries camp for poor in Sharjah


March 9th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 9 (IANS/WAM) A week-long camp in Sharjah will offer free heart surgeries for poor patients who don't have insurance coverage and are not eligible for free treatment ... Read more...

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Chinese officials sacked for dumping baby bodies


March 1st, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Two officials at a hospital in China were Thursday sacked for dumping the bodies of 16 dead foetuses and babies as "hospital waste". The bodies were ... Read more...

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UAE approves new veterinary products


February 27th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 26 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the registration of 29 new veterinary products.The decision was taken by the veterinary registration higher committee, said Amin ... Read more...

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Uganda faces condom shortage as demand soars


February 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Feb 15 (IANS) Uganda is facing a condom shortage as an increase in demand in the East African nation has led to the import of 120 million contraceptives annually ... Read more...

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315 killed in Russia due to frost so far


February 14th, 2012 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS) Strong frost has claimed 215 lives while injuring over 5,500 others in Russia so far in 2012, said the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development ... Read more...

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Lets have tobacco-free youth, urges Shaan


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) We must create awareness about the disastrous effects of tobacco consumption among the youths, says Bollywood singer Shaan, who Thursday launched the song "Life ... Read more...

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Japan’s population to shrink about 30 percent by 2060


January 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 30 (IANS) Japan's population is expected to dwindle by around 30 percent to 86.74 million by 2060 if the birthrate does not increase, according to an estimate released ... Read more...

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Inactive life style leading to rise in unhealthy Fijians


January 21st, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, Jan 21 (IANS) As many as three in four individuals in Fiji are physically inactive, a situation which is causing rise in health risks for them, the government has ... Read more...

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China to monitor radiation in water around n-plants


January 18th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China's health authorities have been told to check for radiation in drinking water around the country's nuclear power plants.The monitoring will cover areas within 30 ... Read more...

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Mystery disease kills 100 in Uganda


January 8th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), Jan 8 (IANS) A mystery disease has killed over 100 people and infected more than 2,000 in northern Uganda.The disease, first reported in September 2009, has since been ... Read more...

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189 requests for prosecution pending: minister


December 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government said Wednesday that 189 requests for sanction for prosecution of corrupt officials are pending with central ministers and departments as well as states.The ... Read more...

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Cuba has carried out 5,000 kidney transplants


December 6th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 6 (IANS) Cuba has carried out nearly 5,000 kidney transplants since the beginning of the programme in the 1970s, Prensa Latina news agency reported.This was a great achievement ... Read more...

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