Most healthy Indians resistant to Antibiotics! What this means for your health and how it will impact treatment

For medical practitioners and doctors, continuous surveillance of drug resistant strains is very important to identify the changing antibiotic susceptibility pattern and the resistance pattern in pati

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NCDRC asks West Bengal hospital, doctor to pay Rs 3.4 lakh for deficiency in service, leading to patient’s death

Apex consumer commission NCDRC has directed a hospital in West Bengal and its doctor to pay Rs 3.4 lakh as compensation to the family of a 15-year old girl, who died due to delay in surgery, saying ti

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Nipah virus outbreak: How it spreads, its symptoms, causes, what to watch out for

The Nipah virus was first recognised in 1999 during an outbreak among pig farmers in Malaysia.

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Breakthrough in breast cancer therapy set to benefit women in India, know why treatment costs loom large

For those who are not yet convinced about the seriousness of these details, take a look at some of the facts pertaining to breast cancer, which is the most frequent cancer among women, according to th

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Nipah virus scare: Six suspected patients test negative in Kerala

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who reviewed the public health measures put in place in Kerala on Wednesday, said the situation is under control and people need not panic.

The Union Health Ministry has deployed a six-member team comprising an epidemiologist to conduct contact tracing for early detection of suspects and review of isolation facilities. (PTI Photo) News

Condition of Nipah patient stable, 311 people under observation, says Kerala Health Minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had also spoken to Shailaja Tuesday to discuss the situation and assured all support from the Centre to the state.

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India leading fight against AIDS, supplies two-thirds of world’s antiretroviral drugs

India supplies nearly two-thirds of the world's antiretroviral drugs and plays a significant role in the global fight against AIDS by helping scale up access to treatment across developing countries,

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Nipah virus: Centre rushes six-member team to Kerala after college student tests positive of deadly disease

The Centre Tuesday rushed a six-member team to Kerala after a college student was confirmed to be infected with the potentially deadly Nipah virus, which had claimed 17 lives in the state in May last

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Nipah Virus case detected in Kerala! Everything you need to know about the deadly disease

What is Nipah Virus? According to the WHO, the Nipah virus is linked to fruit bats belonging to the Pteropodidae family, which are considered to be the natural host of this specific virus.

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Combating HIV/AIDS: Expand antiretroviral therapy coverage to fight the disease, India appeals to UN

The Indian pharmaceutical industry supplies almost two-thirds of the antiretroviral drugs used globally, helping scale up access to treatment across developing countries and significantly contributing

India has witnessed a more than 80 per cent decline in estimated new infection from peak of epidemic in 1995 and estimated HIV/AIDS related deaths have declined by 71 per cent since its peak in 2005. (Representational image) News

Safety in ICU: Facial recognition technology to monitor patients’ condition

Scientists have used facial recognition technology to predict when patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at high risk of unsafe behaviour, such as accidentally removing their breathing tube.

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Harsh Vardhan takes charge as Health Minister; focuses on PM-JAY implementation

Presently, around 10,000 health and wellness centres are operational in 35 states and Union territories under the government's flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme.

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Mediterranean diet is the best way to stay healthy, according to new rankings

Studies also indicate that this diet can greatly reduce a person's risk profile for cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke and cardiovascular disease.

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Work out has now become more evolved and enjoyable

According to Nike, 60% people wear the wrong-sized shoe. The company is now launching Nike Fit as a solution. Customers would be able to access Nike Fit both in stores and within the comfort of their

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World No Tobacco Day: How to quit smoking

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), annually smoking kills over 1 million people alone in India and tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year worldwide.

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Battling mental health issues: Know your legal rights before you share information with employers

Depending on the job, a candidate can let the interviewing board know about some of their mental health issues that they might have overcome or continue to face.

As a prospective employee, a candidate must be aware of his/her legal rights regarding mental health at the workplace. (Representative image) News

World’s tiniest surviving baby, light as an apple, born in California

Doctors said Saybie was delivered via emergency cesarean section in December at 23 weeks and three days gestation in the womb after severe pregnancy complications that put her mother's life at risk.

fter nearly five months at the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, Saybie was discharged home earlier this month weighing a healthy five pounds (AP Photo) News

Modi govt’s 100 day healthcare plan: Cheaper medicines, online pharmacy norms and compensation for patients

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government is set to take charge for its second 5-year term, a report in IE has indicated that the country's health services industry may have to soon gear up for some regula

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Mercury may breach 45 degrees in Delhi: Here’s is what you need to do in case of extreme heatwave

Delhi, the national capital is not likely to see any respite from the prevalent condition and the scorching heat will not only continue but is also expected to soar to 45 degrees.

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HIV outbreak in Pakistan: Islamabad seeks help from WHO to investigate epidemic

Health officials have attributed the cause to the use of unsanitary equipment, unsafe blood transfusion and rampant malpractice often at the hands of quacks.

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Feeling stressed out? In a first, WHO confirms burnout is a medical condition

With the WHO listing 'burnout' as a medical diagnosis for the first time, we may be able to battle this condition early on and return to life totally refreshed.

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Pharm D degree holders to be called Doctors! PCI says they can use ‘Dr’ prefix

In India, the pharmacy education and profession right up to the graduate level has been regulated by the PCI, which is the statutory body as per the provisions of the Pharmacy Act 1948.

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E-cigarette not safe! May increase risk of deadly disease, says study

Human iPS cells can become many different cell types, and they provide an ideal way for researchers to closely study cells that would be difficult to isolate directly from a patient.

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Restless and Anxious! Growing concern of mental health crisis among millennials

The millennials are more tech-savvy and self-sufficient than their previous counterparts.

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World’s healthiest people teach us how to stay fit without going to gym

Remember, 'health is wealth' and if you are fit, you can achieve more from life and savor every moment, feeling good about your healthy lifestyle.

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Weight loss and obesity: This book can inspire your ‘Fight with Fat’

"Obesity," he cites again as a gentle reminder, "is a unique disease and we are all touched by it".

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Big alert for heart patients! India’s apex drug regulator CDSCO issues alert on 3 Medtronic pacemakers

So far, none of the Indian patients have faced any adverse effects. Meanwhile, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation can keep the public informed of any further updates.

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