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Kerala may have over 2 lakh dementia patients by 2021


September 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala is estimated to have over two lakh dementia patients by 2021, said a report on the eve of World Alzheimer's Day, which is observed ... Read more...

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Indian hospital group to train doctors in Ghana


September 17th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Sep 16 (IANS) India's Apollo Hospital Group will conduct a medical camp in Ghana to provide affordable treatment to people suffering from liver and heart diseases as part of ... Read more...

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‘Lifestyle diseases growing in developing world’


August 30th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are no longer a problem just in wealthy nations -- their rates in low-to-middle income countries are ... Read more...

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President stresses universal healthcare system (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday stressed the need to evolve a universal healthcare system for the nation, calling it important for economic growth. He pitched ... Read more...

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To combat ’silent killers’, India to conduct survey


August 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India for the first time is undertaking a survey on lifestyle trends in nine states in an effort to get data on people suffering from ... Read more...

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India should collaborate more with US in healthcare: Prathap Reddy


July 25th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) A leading Indian health expert has suggested greater collaboration between the US and India to meet the healthcare challenge with new tools to transform its delivery, ... Read more...

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Environmental factors behind bulging waistlines


June 15th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behaviour than genetics or individual choices, according to a new study. The research team, led by City ... Read more...

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Tobacco control programme to be combined with NRHM


May 31st, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) In a step to increase the reach of the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), the central government has instructed the states to use the National ... Read more...

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Tobacco behind 7 percent deaths above 30 in India


April 27th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Tobacco usage caused 7 percent of all deaths above the age of 30 in India, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the ... Read more...

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WHO expands steps to fight non-communicable diseases


April 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the high occurrence of non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday that it would expand technical competence ... 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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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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India, US to boost health cooperation


April 11th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) India and the US will strengthen cooperation in the area of public health by sharing information and best practices, identify and address policy concerns and establish ... Read more...

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Sedentary lifestyles affecting health of India’s elderly (April 7 is World Health Day)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As WHO focusses on healthy ageing as its theme for the World Health Day Saturday, experts say sedentary lifestyles and growing psycho-social factors are affecting ... 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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WHO meet: Southeast Asian MPs focus on public health


March 19th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 19 (IANS) The WHO has brought together parliamentarians from Southeast Asia to discuss challenges and strengthen the public health system at a three-day conference of member nations starting ... Read more...

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Digitized medical records for Delhi public hospitals


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Government hospitals in Delhi will soon be getting electronic medical records (EMR) where information of every patient will be digitized and available in the hospital ... 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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Need to strengthen mental health services in country: Azad


January 20th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday announced the establishment of an advanced mental health research centre here to provide efficient mental health facilities to people.Speaking ... Read more...

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Cancer on the rise in India, says minister


December 13th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Cancer is on the rise in India, with an estimated 535,767 people dying of the disease this year, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay ... Read more...

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India to screen entire population for cancer, heart ailment


December 13th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India will be the only country in the world to screen its entire 125 crore population for prevention of cancer and some other non-communicable diseases ... Read more...

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Need to tackle monumental challenge of non-communicable diseases: Azad


November 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India needs to "seriously" take up the "monumental challenge" of tackling non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which account for 50 percent of ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery bringing hope for diabetics (Nov 14 is World Diabetes Day)


November 13th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) For 58-year-old Delhi resident Narendra Gupta, life took a new turn when he was able to go off diabetes medication after 15 years. Though nothing ... Read more...

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Dieticians demand a dietetic council for India


October 28th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Dieticians from all across India have approached the health ministry for constituting a regulatory body for dieticians that will monitor the existing practices in the ... Read more...

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Health group to map non-communicable diseases


October 9th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A health advocacy group Sunday said it will map the prevalence and awareness of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer and diabetes in the national capital."Non-communicable ... Read more...

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Cardiovascular diseases to cause most deaths by 2020: Azad


September 28th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Cardiovascular diseases will be the largest cause of death and disability in India by 2020, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Wednesday.He said increasing ... Read more...

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Nine ministers make a beeline for the US


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) With as many as nine cabinet ministers in the US on various engagements, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here to attend the UN session could ... Read more...

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BRICS discuss steps to check non-communicable diseases


September 21st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) Leaders of BRICS states - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - Wednesday held discussions to prepare a roadmap to tackle the menace of ... Read more...

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India fighting against non-communicable diseases: Azad


September 20th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) As the UN General Assembly adopted the political declaration on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), India's Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has ... Read more...

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UN commits itself to fighting diabetes, cancer


September 20th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has adopted a political declaration on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart ailments and cancer which ... Read more...

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Non-communicable diseases threat to development: UN chief


September 20th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said non-communicable diseases were a threat to development, and that there is an urgent need to combat them."Our collaboration is ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent deaths from non-communicable diseases: Azad


September 8th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) About 50.5 percent of deaths in India occur due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancers and cardiovascular diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi ... Read more...

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Southeast Asian countries to combat drug resistance: WHO


September 6th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 6 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Southeast Asian countries Tuesday adopted the Jaipur Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance committing to preserving the efficacy of antibiotics through rational use and ... 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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WHO raises alarm over nutrition


August 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Millions of children dying or falling ill due to malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region is leading to dire socio-economic consequences, the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Read more...

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