Fighting cancer in children: Providing holistic care to needy young ones and providing education

Story of a Mumbai based NGO that is helping children in fighting cancer and is winning hearts.

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Ayushman Bharat scheme: No proposal to review prices

As many as 1,393 benefit packages are offered under the Ayushman Bharat -- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.

The minister said the West Bengal government rolled back the Ayushman Bharat scheme in January 2019. (Representational Image) News

Sanitary napkins given to adolescent girls at subsidised rates

The minister said funds are also provided to ASHAs for holding monthly meetings with adolescent girls to discuss issues related to menstrual hygiene.

Under the Menstrual Hygiene Scheme a pack of six sanitary napkins is provided to adolescent girls at a cost of Rs 6 per pack (Representational Image) News

Robotics: A boon for spine surgeons

These images are loaded into a computerised 3D planning system so that in the operating room, surgeons do the physical surgery while the system guides his or her instruments based on pre-operative pla

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Is your protein intake enough to keep your muscles healthy?

Ever thought of the amount of proteins you get from your food every day?

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Social Media benefits mental health, fends off serious psychological distress

Social media platforms and communication tools make it easier to maintain relationships and access health information online too.

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More Indians becoming obese, number of undernourished in India decline: UN report

The report said that the impacts of economic slowdowns on food security and nutrition are demonstrated in Haiti, Nepal and the Niger.

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AYUSH Ministry-funded drugs, used by tribals, effective in treating superficial wounds, claims AIIMS

The herbal drug was discovered by the Ministry of AYUSH and trials began in 2015-2016, said Dr Maneesh Singhal of AIIMS


India to have 40,000 primary health care centres under Ayushman Bharat by 2019-20: Government

These rates were decided as per the recommendations of a committee headed by Director General Health Services, Government of India and peer reviewed by NITI Aayog, he said.

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India for Humanity: Government provides free Jaipur Foot to the differently abled across the globe

Ministry of External Affairs as part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations is organizing artificial limb camps across the globe.

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Shocking! 20 million children not vaccinated in 2018: UN warns against ‘stagnation’

This has discouraged many parents, particularly in the United States but increasingly in Europe, from taking their children for their shots.

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Meat on your plate? Europe wants to change your protein intake!

Did you know that around half of Italian consumers are cutting down their red meat intake? Here's why

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Be Muscular! Top five tips for keeping muscles healthy

It is important to know the role of muscles in our life and the ways to improve the health of muscles.

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Heart Network: A registry that maps heart health data in India

With the aim of improving preventive care for cardiovascular disease in India, Apollo Hospitals and Abbott are working towards building the country’s first cardiac registry.

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Mahatma Gandhi to be ‘health ambassador’ for children in new ICMR initiative

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship Swachh Bharat Mission also popularises Mahatma Gandhi's ideas of cleanliness and sanitation.

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France to end Homeopathy funding

The Lyon-based company, which competes with Switzerland’s Weleda AG and others in the market for homepathic remedies, has seen its stock price lose about 20% in the past two months amid apprehension

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Air pollution may age your lungs faster, says study

According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project COPD is the third leading cause of death worldwide, and the number of global COPD deaths are expected to increase over the next ten years.

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Beware! With onset of Monsoon, number of Malaria cases rises in Delhi

According to the report, this year 51 malaria cases were reported in June, eight in May, and one in April.

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Illegible handwriting of doctors: Lucknow hospital asks docs to write prescriptions in capital letters

"Keeping this in mind, the KGMU medical superintendent BK Ojha has issued a circular to all heads of departments and doctors to write medicines and investigations on the prescriptions in capital lette

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Sleep Well! Poor quality sleep increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease

"Insufficient sleep across the lifespan is significantly predictive of your development of Alzheimer's disease pathology in the brain," said the study's senior author, Matthew Walker.

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Much needed relief: After govt fixed price of essential medicines, patients save Rs 12,447 crore!

Out of the total savings, patients have saved Rs 2,422 crore under National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) 2011 from May 2013 to February 2016, Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers D V Sadananda

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Fertiliser use has no link with prevalence of cancer, says government

Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who hails from Punjab, also supported Tomar, claiming that the Punjab government has stopped funds to a multi-speciality hospital in the state.

The Punjab government has not joined the central scheme of Aayushman Bharat, under which free cancer treatment upto Rs 5 lakh can be availed. (Representational image) News

National Doctors Day: Doctor-Patient trust the building block of our Healthcare system

There is just one government allopathic doctor per 11,082 population and one government hospital bed per 1,844 population.

Trust between the doctor and patient should remain intact. News

National Doctors Day: The challenge of being a non-medical doctor

I was at times ridiculed for wasting a precious seat in a country that was fraught with an acute shortage of doctors.

Today a varied variety of positions are making their way for qualified MBBS doctors News

Consuming alcohol is harmful, to others as well; triggers harassment, vandalism and aggression

Researchers led by Madhabika B Nayak of the Alcohol Research Group in the US found that some 21 per cent of women and 23 per cent of men experienced harm because of someone else's drinking.

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Hepatitis B virus: Prevention over cure should be the approach India needs

Hepatitis B Virus gnaws at the liver and eventually leads to liver ‘Cirrhosis’, which means the scarring of the liver.

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World Drugs Day: Sanjay Dutt shares video, appeals youngsters to stay away from drug peddlers

Sanjay Dutt urged people to say no to drugs. The actor's struggles with alcohol and drugs in his debutant years of Bollywood career were depicted in his biopic 'Sanju'.

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