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Love swimming at beaches? Beware! You might be in danger, here’s why

Some studies already have mention of connections between swimming in ocean and skin infections.

Exposure to downgraded water can cause illness related to the gastrointestinal and respiratory system. News

Attention women! Here’s is why you need to be careful while selecting your soaps and toothpaste

A person can be exposed to triclosan via consumer products -- like soaps, hand sanitisers, toothpaste, and mouthwash -- and contaminated water.

Triclosan is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that has been banned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from over-the-counter hand sanitiser in recent years. (Representational image) News

Muscle loss with age: Can we control it?

To ensure that your diet has good quality protein, it is recommended that your plate should include complete proteins or complementary foods that provide desired amino acids.

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Best state on health parameters: Southern state tops the chart, Uttar Pradesh worst

Kerela tops overall health performance among other states in the list released by NITI Aayog. Haryana, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand were the top three states in terms of incremental performances.

Kerala was the best state in terms of overall health performance. News

World Vitiligo Day 2019: Be informed! Vitiligo or leucoderma is not contagious

Awareness of the issue and the right knowledge on various aspects of Vitiligo is important. Vitiligo is a skin disease and does not affect the physical or mental ability of the person.

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Making healthcare affordable: Beliefs and attitude towards Generic Medicines in India

As per the study conducted by Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, about 62% of healthcare providers want to substitute generic drugs but not for all the cases they treat, thus indicates the per

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5,322 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana centres functional in the country: Government

"As on 10.06.2019, 5,322 Kendras are functional under PMBJP. Out of these, 144 PMBJP kendras are run by persons belonging to SC/ST community," Gowda said.

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Delhiites Beware! Formation of ground-level Ozone in city threat to our respiratory health

Scientists have warned that there might be an increase in the level of Ozone (O3) during the weekend due to the heatwave and might trouble people with respiratory illness.

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Around 26 lakh people have availed treatment under Ayushman Bharat scheme so far: President Ram Nath Kovind

"Under this, so far about 26 lakh poor patients have availed treatment in hospitals," he said.

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Odisha govt formulating new Health Policy; to ensure free healthcare services

Feedback and suggestions are required from the people, especially from the grassroot level, to provide quality health service to all, state Health and Family Welfare minister Naba Das said.

No one will be deprived of free treatment as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has stressed for 'Health Care For All', Das said, (PTI File photo) News

Here are most effective tips for staying active and fresh in Summer

When the June’s scorching heat makes you feel lazy and lethargic to move out of air-conditioned rooms and you have already finished all your wet wipes to stay fresh, what else you can do to ‘beat

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NHA, ICICI Foundation to skill 15,000 personnel to implement Ayushman Bharat scheme

The state personnel are responsible for implementing the scheme in their respective states and Arogya Mitras are frontline health service professionals present at each empanelled hospital.

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Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES): Meaning, treatment and causes of deadly Chamki Fever

What is Encephalitis, Syndrome, Treatment: Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) has claimed over 130 lives in the past one month in Bihar with children being the main victim. The Syndrome is considered a

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Take care of your oral health to lower the risk of Liver Cancer!

Poor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer.

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Personal care products harmful for children: Study

Hospitals found that 64,686 children younger than five years of age were treated in US emergency departments for injuries related to personal care products from 2002 through 2016.

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Encephalitis: Harsh Vardhan assures help to ailing children in Bihar, death toll rises to 93

State government officials, however, maintained that majority of the victims had died due to hypoglycemia, a condition caused by very low level of blood sugar and electrolyte imbalance.

Harsh Vardhan met around 100 ailing children at the medical facility and their parents. (PTI File photo) News

Diabetes menace: Lack of access to insulin and preference of foreign brands making situation worse

By 2035, the number of people with diabetes in India is expected to increase by 70%, pointing to the possibility of a serious epidemic that triggers an urgent need for anti-diabetic medicines and insu

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Misuse of antibiotics causing antimicrobial resistance

Deliberations on fighting AMR and formulating an action plan were held at a two-day national workshop which was jointly-organised by the CSE, based in New Delhi, and the Department of Health and Famil

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Need to see maternal health from beyond the lenses of safe child delivery

With the lack of any specific targets, the factors around morbidity are seldom monitored as closely as mortality.

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Doctors should give daily HIV prevention pill PrEP to healthy people at risk, says health panel

Studies show that if people who are still healthy take certain HIV drugs every day, it dramatically reduces their chances of being infected by an HIV-positive sexual partner or from injection drug use

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Air pollution is killing! Life expectancy in India down by 2.6 years, says study

The report said household air pollution contributes about a quarter of the outdoor air pollution in the country.

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26 children die due to Encephalitis outbreak in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur

Health Department's Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar told reporters in Patna, "A total of 26 children have died till yesterday, 80 per cent of them were the victims of hypoglycemia, a condition caused

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Unhealthy, inflamed gut promotes breast cancer spread, says study

Such measures can improve overall health, which is associated with a favourable outcome in the long term for breast cancer, Rutkowski said.

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Nipah scare: Goa health minister Vishwajit Rane allays fears over travel to Kerala

Vishwajit Rane chaired a meeting of the health department officials here to review their preparedness against the virus. "Don't worry, I am going to Kerala in next two to three days.

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J&J baby shampoo: Retest of co’s baby shampoo shows absence of formaldehyde

The company had rejected the finding and had said its products do not contain formaldehyde or any ingredient capable of releasing formaldehyde. It had questioned the Rajasthan drug controller's claim

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Mental health: Work burnout is now a validated medical diagnosis

Burnout, as a psychological term, was first defined elaborately in the mid-70s by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger.

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Nipah scare: Kerala health minister meets Harsh Vardhan

All healthcare facilities have been asked to ensure high index of suspicion in cases with similar symptoms and also ensure availability of isolation and emergency management facilities before referral

Kerala health minister K K Shailaja meets Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi today (PTI Photo) News
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