Tag Archives: healthcare

India Health Sees Longevity But Poor in HealthCare: Global Study

Besides BP and diabetes, air pollution and water pollution were major triggers to deaths in India, said a global study for 2013 conducted by Delhi-based Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with IHME  and University of Washington. It listed high blood pressure, diabetes and household air pollution from solid fuels were the top three causes of deaths of an ...

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Exclusive Satellite for Farmers Now, Says Minister

The government of India is considering an exclusive satellite for farmers to help in weather forecast and provide timely services for farming and agriculture, said minister Jitendra Singh in a reply to a starred question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Besides weather, the satellite-enabled services to support farmers include agro-advisory, agromet services, soil moisture and agricultural extension activities to support ...

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Srivari Chandrashekar appointed IICT – Hyderabad Director

Hyderabad-based CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has announced the appointment of its chief scientist and well-known figure Dr. Srivari Chandrashekar as the director, to push for a sysnthesis in the field of natural products and lab-developed chemical components in the pharmaceutical field. Dr Chandrashekar was associated with the IICT since 1994 and became the chief scientist in 2010, leading ...

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Every hospital should give effective treatment to poor: Minister

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday urged all healthcare providers in the country to adopt a model in which people from the economically weaker sections (EWS) receive the best treatment at a reasonable cost. He said though a lot of hospitals in the country were established with the avowed aim of providing equal treatment for the rich and the ...

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‘Facebook Generation’ happier than teenagers a decade ago when social media Wasn’t There

Today’s “Facebook Generation” is happier and healthier than teenagers a decade ago, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health. Adolescence is a crucial stage in life when you lay the foundation for adulthood and the study findings claimed a growing proportion of 11 to 15-year-olds, dubbed the “Facebook Generation”, are less likely than their predecessors ...

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46 Lakh to be Screened in Odisha for Diabetes

The Odisha government has decided to test all those aged above 30 for diabetes in the state’s 10 districts as part of the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS). The government authorities will examine over 46 lakh people including pregnant women, elderly people, and patients of TB, HIV/AIDS for diabetes in 10 ...

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Swine Flu Scare Shuts Down Aligarh Muslim university

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Monday suspended classes till Feb 25, following the death of a girl student recently and seven suspected cases of swine flu coming to light. The university’s affiliated institutions will also remain closed, an official said. To prevent spread of the viral disease, all events like seminars, workshops, meetings of executive council, the AMU Court and ...

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Public Spitting Still Main Cause Spreading TB; Time to Spread Awareness?

While TB or tuberculosis is raising its ugly head again, more than its new drug-resistance character, the root-cause has come under focus. The public spitting, a habit indigenous to India since the ancient times, still persists, say authroties and doctors. One of the worst offenders of public spitting are drivers of vehicles and paan-chewing public and no matter what the ...

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BioAsia to Hold Healthcare Devthon in Hyderabad in January

BioAsia 2015 declared the Healthcare Devthon in Hyderabad with a focus on idea validation, design and rapid prototyping of technologies and solutions relevant to the life sciences and healthcare sector. It will be held as four phases in the months of January and February. BioAsia Healthcare Devthon is an initiative that will bring together healthcare experts, doctors, designers, engineers, technologists ...

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Healthcare Providers in India to Spend $1.1 Billion on IT in 2014, says Gartner

With an increase of 5 percent over 2013, healthcare providers in the country are expected to spend $1.1 billion on information technology products and services in 2014, Gartner said on Monday in New Delhi. According to a statement by Gartner, the forecast includes spending by healthcare providers, hospitals and hospital systems, as well as ambulatory service and physicians’ practices, on ...

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‘Walk, Exercise, Keep Yourself Healthy,’ urges Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urged the citizens in the national capital to make health a social movement so that the disease burden of the country can be brought down. "To keep one healthy, walking is the easiest exercise. It is very important to reduce the disease burden of the whole world that has been caused due to physical inactivity. ...

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Crib Deaths in West Bengal; Death Toll Mounts to 13

West Bengal is again haunted with the crib death, which continues unabated with a death toll reaching at least 13 infant deaths since Wednesday at the Malda Medical College and Hospital, an official said on Friday. Medical Superintendent and Vice Principal M.A. Rashid told IANS: "Since Wednesday, 13 babies have died. All of them were underweight and brought in very ...

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