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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FSSAI calls for visible labelling of packaged foods due to rising rates of obesity, diabetes

The food labels will also declare, per serve percentage contribution to RDA (recommended dietary allowance) on the front of the pack, the FSSAI said in a statement dated June 25.

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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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