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Dementia, a ’silent tsunami’


April 11th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Nirmal Mehra, was 70, and principal of a well-known school in Delhi when signs of dementia began to show up. Mehra, an army officer's wife ... Read more...

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Take pledge to look after health, says Manmohan


April 7th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said every citizen should have access to affordable health care and asked citizens to take a pledge to look ... Read more...

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Walkathon marks World Health Day


April 7th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A group of 500 people, including the elderly, participated in a walkathon in the capital to spread awareness about healthy and active ageing on the ... Read more...

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Omar for sustained Indo-Pak dialogue and ‘J-K centric’ CBMs


April 7th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said sustained dialogue between India and Pakistan was the only way to resolve all issues between the ... Read more...

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Mumbaikars participate in ‘Yogathon’ on World Health Day


April 7th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Thousands of Mumbaikars gathered at venues across the city Saturday and participated in a "Yogathon" to mark World Health Day, officials said."This was part of ... Read more...

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Better health increases age: World Health Day


April 7th, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by admin
By Professor (Dr) Susya Kant - CNS Special on World Health Day (CNS): In India, population more than 60 years of age in 2001 was 6.9% which is now increased to 8.3% (2011) ... Read more...

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Hello, This Is Nature’s Call From A Garbage Heap!


April 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla- WORLD HEALTH DAY -(CNS): Safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities are basic necessities of life and the likes of you and me perhaps have never ... Read more...

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1.25 million people to observe ‘Yogathon’ Saturday


April 6th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) More than a million people across India are expected to be part of a 'Yogathon' Saturday performing 'Surya Namaskars' (Salutations to the Sun) to mark World ... 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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‘This World Health Day, focus on ageing and health’


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With nearly eight percent of southeast Asia's population above the age of 60 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said it will draw global ... Read more...

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Antibiotic shows promise in silencing resistant bugs


October 30th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Antibiotics are still the primary mode of overcoming infections but they are becoming less and less effective against bugs causing them, new research says.A University of ... 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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WHO calls for dealing with multi-drug resistant microbes


April 7th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the World Health Day is being observed Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) called for attention towards growing drug resistance in microbes due to ... Read more...

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Special clinics for Commonwealth Games: Sheila Dikshit


April 7th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday said 40 special health clinics will be set up across the capital during the Commonwealth Games. Addressing a function on World ... Read more...

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Gul Panag teaches hygiene to Delhi school kids


April 7th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Gul Panag Wednesday taught correct ways of personal health and hygiene to children from 10 Delhi schools on the occasion of World Health Day. Calling ... Read more...

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India - a study in health contrasts (April 7 is World Health Day)


April 7th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) From becoming a hub of medical tourism to having a sizable population deprived of basic healthcare, from bulging bellies in urban areas to stunted ... Read more...

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School infections spreading diarrhoea among kids: Unicef


April 6th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) At least 40 percent of diarrhoea cases among schoolchildren across developing countries, including India, result from transmission in schools rather than home, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) ... Read more...

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Haryana to spend Rs.15 bn on health infrastructure


April 6th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) On the eve of the World Health Day, the Haryana government Tuesday announced a Rs.15 billion (Rs.1,500 crore) plan to add new health infrastructure and upgrade nine hospitals. Chief ... Read more...

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Urbanization and health in spotlight on World Health Day


April 6th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla - CNS World Health Day is celebrated on 7th April to mark the founding of World Health Organization. Each year, the WHO selects a key global health issue and organizes ... Read more...

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SMS hotline for Free TB support service in India


May 27th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantA Short-Message-Service (SMS) hotline was launched in New Delhi, India to provide round-the-clock free tuberculosis (TB) support service to TB patients. This SMS helpline is being managed by ex-TB patients.Earlier ... Read more...

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World Health Day 2009


April 8th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Every year,'World Health Day' is celebrated on April 7, , under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization.The first World Health Organization was formed in 1948, in order to create awareness of ... Read more...

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Health of Women is Indeed Our Precious Wealth


April 7th, 2009 - 9:30 am ICT by admin
By Shobha ShuklaOn this year's World Health Day, let us focus on addressing issues that can improve health status of women. A wide array of socio-economic, cultural and gender-based inequalities continue to ... Read more...

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South-East Asian nations need to make hospitals disaster-proof: WHO


April 6th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The 11 South-East Asian countries, including India, are highly vulnerable to disasters and thus need to make their hospitals more resilient to withstanding emergencies like earthquakes, floods, ... Read more...

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Now, mobile hospitals to assist quake or terror attack victims


April 6th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Learning a lesson from the massive destruction caused by the 2001 earthquake in Gujarat that killed 20,000 people and damaged around 3,812 health facilities, the Indian government ... Read more...

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‘Two million children die in India every year’


April 6th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Two million children die in India every year and over 60 percent of them die in the first 28 days of birth, international charity Save The Children ... Read more...

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Delhi’s new initiative to improve healthcare in the community


March 19th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantLess than a week before the 3rd Stop TB Partners' Forum is about to begin in Brazil, a unique partnership is being forged in a community of India's capital to ... Read more...

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WHO predicts rise in vector-borne diseases in India


April 7th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) South and southeast Asia will see a major surge in vector-borne diseases, water-borne diseases and malnourishment due to global warming, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday. ... Read more...

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Chikungunya in Kerala due to climate change: WHO


April 7th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) An outbreak of chikungunya in Kerala in the last two years is mainly due to climate change, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday. "Yes, climate change ... Read more...

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Britain has most dismal fertility treatment record in Europe


April 7th, 2008 - 10:53 am ICT by admin
London, Apr.7 (ANI): New figures published by the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology have shockingly claimed that Britain has the worst fertility treatment safety records in Europe. What would shock ... Read more...

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‘No Honking Day’ in Mumbai today


April 7th, 2008 - 10:42 am ICT by admin
Mumbai, Apr 7 (ANI): As World Health Day is being observed today, the traffic department of the Mumbai Police has decided to observe a "No Honking Day". For this health initiative, ... Read more...

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Pak to receive 41 million dollars from UK for healthcare


April 7th, 2008 - 10:15 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr.7 (ANI): The Department for International Development (DFID) in Britain will mark World Health Day on Monday by giving the Pakistan Government 41 million dollars for its healthcare needs. DFID officials ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes spread to new areas in warmer India


April 6th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
(April 7 is World Health Day) By Atanu Sarkar The incidence of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, and chikungunya is rising in India due to climate change. These diseases are no longer restricted ... Read more...

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Contrasting health a headache for developing India


April 6th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
(April 7 is World Health Day) By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) India is a study in medical contrast. On one hand nearly half of its children are malnourished and on ... Read more...

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WHO calls for global action to “protect health from climate change”


November 14th, 2007 - 2:43 am ICT by admin
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