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Striking doctors ready to meet Mamata - in media's presence
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The striking doctors in West Bengal on Sunday decided to hold talks with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to immediately end the impasse but said there should be media coverage of the deliberations to avoid discrepancies.
2019-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa doctors to join nationwide protest on Monday
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) Medical professionals in Goa has decided to join the Indian Medical Association's (IMA) call for a nationwide closure of non-essential medical services on June 17 to show solidarity with doctors in West Bengal and support the demand for a special legislation to make assault on doctors a non-bailable offence.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Harsh Vardhan reviews situation after 84 children die of encephalitis in Bihar
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday stressed the need for research on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) that has caused the deaths of 84 children so far in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Striking doctors ready to meet Mamata - with media present
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The striking doctors of West Bengal on Sunday decided to hold talks with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to immediately end the impasse but said there should be media coverage of the deliberations to avoid discrepancies.
2019-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Patients suffer as bengal doctors strike enters 6th day
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Health services in West Bengal remained partially disrupted and state-run hospitals wore a deserted look on Sunday morning as the doctors strike entered its sixth day.
2019-06-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Harsh Vardhan visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, death toll rises to 81
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday visited Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, where 81 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the past fortnight.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, says a new study, calling for urgent interventions to promote discussions between patients and doctors about the cost of medicines to treat asthma.
2019-06-16
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wearable devices to help people with mobility issues walk
London, June 16 (IANS) Researchers in the UK are working on a project that would develop soft, wearable rehabilitative devices to help the elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to a standing position in comfort and safety.
2019-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
MHA issues advisory to Bengal government on doctors' strike
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday issued an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike by doctors and sought a report on the matter on priority, said sources familiar with the development.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bengal Governor advises Mamata to provide security to doctors
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, advising her to take immediate steps to provide security to the doctors and to take the medicos into confidence.
2019-06-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Healthcare services paralysed for second day in Delhi
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Healthcare services continued to remain paralysed for the second consecutive day in the national capital with the members of the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) launching its strike on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ghaziabad doctors to hold one-day strike on Monday
Ghaziabad, June 15 (IANS) Doctors in Ghaziabad will go on a one-day strike from Monday to express solidarity with their colleagues in West Bengal, it was announced on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Virtual biopsy' device to help detect skin tumours
New York, June 15 (IANS) Researchers have developed a "virtual biopsy" device that can distinguish between healthy skin and different types of skin lesions and carcinomas.
2019-06-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Harsh Vardhan for action against doctors' assaulters
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has, here on Saturday, called for punitive action against those who assault healthcare professionals by stating that "strict action must be taken against any one who assaults them."
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
31 test positive for HIV in Pakistan
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Thirty-one of 2,500 persons were found to be HIV positive during a screening programme for the virus conducted in Pakistan's Sindh province on Saturday, health authorities said
2019-06-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Doctors at Delhi's AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital call off strike
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Saturday called off its day-long strike announced in support of the protesting medicos in West Bengal
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mamata's invitation for talks declined by striking doctors
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Striking junior doctors on Friday rejected a proposal from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for talks at the state secretariat Nabanna, and stuck to their stand that she would have to come down to the NRS Medical College and Hospital to listen to their grievances and apologise for having cast aspersions on them.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Evening exercise as good as morning workout
London, June 14 (IANS) Contrary to popular perception, researchers have found that evening exercise is as good as a morning workout.
2019-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata's aspiring doctor nephew stands with protesting colleagues
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abesh Banerjee, who is a medical student, on Friday came out in support of the protesting doctors at the state-run hospitals.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa doctors protest in solidarity with Kolkata medicos
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) As part of a nationwide call, resident doctors at Goa's biggest government hospital on Friday staged a protest in solidarity against the brutal attack on a doctor at a major Kolkata hospital.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala medicos on strike demanding hike in stipend
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Over 3,000 post-graduate medical students and house surgeons across state-run medical college and hospitals on Friday went on a token strike demanding increase in their stipends.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha medicos join Bengal doctors' stir
Bhubaneswar, June 14 (IANS) Medicos in Odisha have extended support to the agitating doctors in Kolkata thus joining the nationwide hospitals' stir in solidarity.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Patients' kin implore as Bengal doctor's strike continues
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Health services in West Bengal's state-run hospitals on Friday remained disrupted as protesting doctors continued their strike despite repeated requests by patients' families to start treatment.
2019-06-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pan-India doctors go on day-long protest in solidarity with Kolkata medicos
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The doctors' strike that started in Kolkata earlier this week has now spread across India with the doctors' association of AIIMS showing full support to their West Bengal colleagues.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi doctors 'cease work' in solidarity with Bengal brethren
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Extending support to the stir of West Bengal doctors, senior and junior resident doctors of several government hospitals in the national capital on Friday went on a one day token strike and boycotted work.
2019-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bengal doctors' strike continues as medicos reject Mamata ultimatum (4th Lead)
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Services in a large number of state-run hospitals in West Bengal continued to be paralysed for the third day on Thursday after striking junior doctors rejected a four-hour ultimatum from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw the agitation and restore normalcy.
2019-06-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New drug to fight multi-drug resistant TB soon in UP
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh may soon get a new drug to fight the multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB).
2019-06-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
4 injured as stones pelted at doctors in Bengal hospital
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Amid protests by doctors in several districts of West Bengal, four junior doctors were injured when stones were pelted at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday, an official said.
2019-06-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Practo, AFPI to help doctors adopt digital technology
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Digital healthcare platform Practo on Wednesday announced a partnership with Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI) to collaborate towards greater understanding and adoption of digital healthcare technology in India.
2019-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Haryana to set up six nursing colleges
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved the construction of six nursing colleges at a cost Rs 194.30 crore in the state so as to overcome the shortage of trained and qualified nursing personnel, it was announced on Tuesday.
2019-06-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
No new cases of Nipah virus in Kerala: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that no new cases of Nipah virus have been reported in Kerala, saying that the condition of the patients who tested positive for the virus was improving.
2019-06-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Top Delhi surgeons under police scanner in international kidney racket (IANS Special)
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Over a dozen leading private surgeons, including top urologists of Delhi are under the scanner of Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with a sensational international kidney transplant racket, spreading across Turkey and the Middle East countries.
2019-06-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Disturbed sleep affects mental health of disaster survivors
New York, June 9 (IANS) Sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the tragedy, according to a study.
2019-06-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Join hands to implement Ayushman Bharat: Harsh Vardhan to Delhi CM
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday termed the Delhi government's claim that its health scheme was "10 times bigger and comprehensive" than the Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat programme as "baseless".
2019-06-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bengaluru clinic offers magnetic therapy for brain cancer cure
Bengaluru, June 8 (IANS) SBF Healthcare & Research Centre would offer sequentially programmed magnetic field therapy for treating patients suffering from brain tumor with cancer cells in India and the US, a top official said on Saturday.
2019-06-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Junk food consumption ups allergy risk in kids
London, June 8 (IANS) Researchers have found that high consumption of junk food such as microwaved foods and barbequed meats may be responsible for food allergies in children.
2019-06-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Last year's Nipah heroes await government jobs
Kozhikode, June 7 (IANS) The second Nipah outbreak in Kerla has been contained to just one person, but around 47 people, who risked their lives and did yeoman services in the 2018 May outbreak when Nipah struck here for the first time, have been up in arms against the Pinarayi Vijayan government.
2019-06-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Six test negative for Nipah in Kerala
Kochi, June 6 (IANS) Samples of six patients suffering from fever were tested negative for Nipah virus, Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja announced on Thursday. She said there was no need to panic as the situation was under control.
2019-06-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Build up to Yoga Day, Modi post 'tadasana' video
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Ahead of the International Day of Yoga on June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted a video of his animated version performing the 'tadasana' that he said prepares the body best for all kinds of yoga postures.
2019-06-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Expats in UAE worried as Nipah virus detected in Kerala
Dubai, June 6 (IANS) UAE-based Malayalis have expressed concern for their loved ones back home, as a Kerala youth tested positive for the Nipah virus, leading to a number of traders and travellers taking precautionary measures, the media reported.
2019-06-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
'Groundwater more contaminated in non-ODF villages'
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Groundwater sources were likely to be contaminated by 12.7 times in the villages that have not become open defecation free (ODF) as compared to those free from open defecation, reveals a study by UNICEF.
2019-06-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
NEET 2019: Rajasthan boy on top, boys take first six slots
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Boys outshone girls in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) results announced on Wednesday, bagging the top six slots.
2019-06-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Nipah alert: 5 in isolation, 311 under observation in Kerala
Kochi, June 5 (IANS) Besides a Kerala youth being treated for testing positive for Nipah virus (NiV), state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Wednesday revealed that three nurses who treated him, a friend and another person have been kept in isolation.
2019-06-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
More than 2 eggs/day deadly for your heart: Study
New York, June 5 (IANS) Egg lovers please take note. Researchers have warned that eating more than two eggs daily can increase the risk of death and developing cardiovascular diseases.
2019-06-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala Nipah: 5 in isolation, 311 under observation
Kochi, June 5 (IANS) A Kerala youth being treated for testing positive for Nipah virus (NiV) is stable, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Wednesday said, adding that three nurses who treated him, a friend and another person have been kept in isolation.
2019-06-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Poultry as bad as red meats for cholesterol: Study
New York, June 4 (IANS) Turning a conventional wisdom on its head, researchers have found that consuming red meat and white meat, like poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels.
2019-06-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gene experiment foolish and dangerous: Experts
New York, June 4 (IANS) The first people to be gene-edited -- a pair of baby twin girls -- may have been mutated in a way that shortens life expectancy, research suggests.
2019-06-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kerala youth tests positive for Nipah: Minister (2nd Lead)
Kochi, June 4 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K.Shailaja on Tuesday confirmed that the youth being treated near Kochi has tested positive for Nipah virus (NiV). She also assured that elaborate arrangements have been made to tackle the emergency and there was no need for panic
2019-06-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Two-thirds of AIDS treatment drugs supplied globally by India
United Nations, June 4 (IANS) Taking a lead in the global fight against AIDS, India is supplying the world with two-thirds of the drugs to treat those infected with HIV, according to Indian diplomat Paulomi Tripathi.
2019-06-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Even 25 cups of coffee a day not bad for heart: Study
London, June 3 (IANS) There is good news for those who like their cup of coffee every morning. Drinking coffee, even up to 25 cups a day, is not as bad for arteries and heart as previously thought, says a study.
2019-06-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine