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No Red Ribbon Express in Delhi on World AIDS Day


December 1st, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) In a departure from tradition, the Red Ribbon Express, a special train which travels across the country to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, gave the capital ... Read more...

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Tripura awarded for tele-homoeopathy


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 23 (IANS) Tripura has become the only state in eastern India to receive an international award for tele-homoeopathy, where patients in rural areas are diagnosed by doctors through ... Read more...

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40,000 Zimbabwean men circumcised in a year


November 20th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) More than 40,000 Zimbabwean men have been circumcised so far since the programme began in 2010, in a bid to reduce the risk of HIV, the ... Read more...

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China to train 35,000 medical staff for disaster situations


November 18th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) China has plans to prepare thousands of medical staff who could be helpful in emergency situations caused by disasters.According to health authorities, over 35,000 emergency response ... Read more...

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UAE to reduce prices of 115 pharmaceutical drugs


November 10th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 10 (IANS/WAM) The UAE health ministry will on Sunday announce reduced prices of 115 pharmaceutical drugs.The move is part of the ministry's efforts with local and international drugs ... Read more...

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P.K. Pradhan takes over as health secretary


October 17th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) P.K. Pradhan Monday assumed charge as secretary in the ministry of health and family Welfare, an official statement said.An IAS Officer from 1977 batch of ... Read more...

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20 million need mental health care: Expert


October 11th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Around 20 million people in India need medical treatment for serious mental disorders, with a majority of them belonging to the most deprived section of ... Read more...

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Monitor cases treated for using fake drugs: Kalam


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Public and private sector hospitals should report to the health ministry the number of patients who seek treatment for adverse effects of spurious medicines, former ... Read more...

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Soldier fined for helping old man


September 30th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) A soldier in China was fined 3,000 yuan (around $470) after he helped an elderly man who had collapsed in the street, the defence department said.The ... Read more...

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Indian takes pharmaceuticals to new heights in Ghana


September 27th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana) Sep 27 (IANS) Gopal Vasu did not leave India to be recognised in Ghana for his work in the pharmaceutical industry. However, the firm that the former oil ... Read more...

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China faces shortage of life saving drug


September 13th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 13 (IANS) Experts in China have called for a national drug control system following a countrywide shortage of a life saving drug that has lasted at least three ... Read more...

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US, UAE discuss bilateral ties


September 10th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met here Saturday to discuss bilateral cooperation in the health sector.Hanif Hassan, UAE minister of ... Read more...

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China’s new guidelines for helping old people


September 8th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) China has issued new guidelines for helping elderly people who fall down, saying the action to be taken is different in differing circumstances. The guidelines issued ... Read more...

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Nurse seeks her certificates from employer, court issues notice


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A nurse Friday moved the Delhi High Court after her employer asked for Rs.50,000 for accepting her resignation and releasing her original certificates.Justice S. Muralidhar ... Read more...

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Focusing on rural areas for non-communicable diseases: Azad


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rural areas are now under the health ministry's focus for their large population vulnerable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and psychological ... Read more...

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Russians need good wine, not vodka : Medvedev


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's winemaking industry should be developed to help tackle widespread alcohol abuse, President Dmitry Medvedev has said."Winemaking is one of the branches that should be ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh government issued notice for trials on Bhopal victims


August 9th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government and the ministry of health with reference to unethical clinical trials ... Read more...

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Delhi hospital gets notice over radioactive waste


August 4th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital here was Thursday issued a notice for leaving radioactive waste unattended and putting people's lives at risk.The National ... Read more...

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China bans ‘misleading’ healthcare books


July 30th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 30 (IANS) China has stopped the publication of over 100 healthcare books suspecting them to be misleading and having been written by fake doctors and experts.China's ... Read more...

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Unicef film to help check malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh


June 14th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 14 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh plans to spread awareness about malnutrition - which affects 60 out of 100 children in the state - in co-operation with Unicef, an official ... Read more...

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Stricter radiation norms soon for mobile handsets


June 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Concerned by the latest World Health Organisations (WHO) study linking mobile phone usage with brain tumours, Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Sachin ... Read more...

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China to penalise people found spreading STDs


May 21st, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Authorities in China may soon be able to penalise anyone found intentionally spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to the latest draft amendment by the health ... Read more...

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Regulate use of antibiotics on animals: Activists


May 19th, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Citing animal welfare and human health concerns, NGO Humane Society International (HSI) Wednesday urged the government to ban the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics on farm ... Read more...

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One-rupee sanitary napkin scheme launched


May 16th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The ministry of health and family welfare Monday announced the approval of its "one-rupee sanitary napkin" scheme as part of its promotion of menstrual hygiene ... Read more...

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Government hospitals vie for better hygiene practices


May 12th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Stressing on the need to standardise hygiene practices in government hospitals, the ministry of health and family welfare has roped in three central government hospitals ... Read more...

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Shaan pledges to fight tobacco menace


May 10th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Bollywood singer Shaan was Tuesday appointed the tobacco control ambassador for the ministry of health and family welfare to promote the message of tobacco abstinence.Shaan ... Read more...

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China’s smoking ban likely to go up in smoke


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 3 (ANI): China's pledge to ban smoking indoors seems to have failed to ignite action against cigarettes.According to Jiang Yuan, deputy director of the National Office of Tobacco Control, no ... Read more...

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1.5 mn narcotic tablets seized in Dubai


May 1st, 2011 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 30 (IANS/WAM) A huge consignment of narcotics - 1.5 million tablets of a restricted medicine - has been seized by the customs department at the Dubai International Airport, ... Read more...

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China to crackdown on obscene online ads


April 21st, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 21 (ANI): China has launched a nationwide campaign to crack down on false and obscene online advertising about sex-related products.According to a government statement, the sale of such products ... Read more...

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Delhi court pulls up government on ration


April 18th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi High Court Monday pulled up the centre after their failure to comply with its previous directions to ensure that poor people get ration regularly.Rapping ... Read more...

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42 people arrested at Egypt’s Tahrir square


April 10th, 2011 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 10 (IANS) Forty two people were arrested during turmoil at central Cairo's Tahrir square in Egypt Saturday, Xinhua quoted Egypt's Supreme Council of Armed Forces as saying.The arrested ... Read more...

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China to recruit 100,000 graduates at grassroots level


April 9th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China is planning to recruit 100,000 graduates by 2015 to work in grassroots units.The plan is part of a national campaign to support education, agriculture, medical ... Read more...

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Burns ward at Delhi’s RML Hospital upgraded


April 8th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 8(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Secretary K. Chandramouli on Friday inaugurated the upgraded burns ward in the Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at New Delhi's Dr. ... Read more...

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China to check its food, water for radiation


March 29th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.29 (ANI): China's Ministry of Health has ordered local administrators in 14 areas, including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and some coastal provinces to test their drinking water and food for radiation.The move ... Read more...

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Health ministry to tweak TB campaign


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The ministry of health and family welfare is all set to re-position its media and public awareness campaign for the control of tuberculosis (TB), an ... Read more...

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