New Delhi, Dec 10 : Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday informed that 498 posts under the reserved category were lying vacant in three top state-run hospitals in the national capital on account of death, retirement, resignation, non-availability of suitable candidates.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed a new and novel test which promises to give accurate diagnosis for tuberculosis (TB) in just 100 minutes.
New Delhi, Dec 9: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has urged the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) scientists to put special efforts on transnational programmes so that affordable diagnostic solutions can be made available to people.
Azad specifically asked scientists to speed up research on Malaria and Cancer, "as the country needs these technologies now and cannot wait indefinitely.
New Delhi, Dec 5 - Teenagers are obsessed with mobile phones and carry them to schools, tution centres and other public places, a study released here Sunday said.
The study, conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), attributed this to socio-economic factors such as excess pampering by parents, easy access to pocket money, absence of parental monitoring and urbanisation.
New Delhi, Dec 04 : A report scheduled for formal release in the first half of next year has revealed that China will have about 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS by the end of 2015.
China already has 740,000 HIV/AIDS sufferers on the mainland and sex has become the major reason for the transmission, reports the China Daily.
Mumbai, Dec 4 - Beauty is skin deep. No wonder, 30- and 40-plus brides in cosmopolitan cities are thronging beauty clinics to look radiant and younger on D-day. From botox to de-tanning to liposuction, they are doing it all this wedding season.
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Cerebral palsy, a brain-related disorder, is a major cause of disability among children and early diagnosis is crucial in treating the condition effectively, doctors said on World Disability Day Friday.
New Delhi, Dec 2 : A story in the media can act as a powerful communicator of an important message, while a misrepresentation can cause irreversible damage. For reporting on the sensitive and important issue of HIV, the media should be trained and sensitised, experts said at conference here Thursday.
The conference which saw the participation of the Press Council of India (PCI), NGOs and people suffering from HIV/AIDS, was organised by the NGO Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR).
New Delhi, Dec 2 : Doctors need to attain skill development like entrepreneurs to improve patient safety and quality of healthcare, experts said at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here Thursday.
New Delhi, Dec 2 : The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) plans to go online with its daily status reports on diseases like dengue and chikungunya whereby private and government city hospitals can send their reports to the civic body via e-mail, a move that hopes to improve accuracy.
New Delhi, Dec 1 : The union cabinet Wednesday approved the health ministry's proposal for declaring the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the apex institute for communicable diseases on the lines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at Atlanta in the US.
Shimla, Dec 1 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday said the state has registered a sharp decline in the number of HIV/AIDS cases over the past few years.
New Delhi, Dec 1 - Away from a group of children playing in a lush green park in the heart of the capital, eight-year-old Shashank huddles on an iron bench in a secluded corner. "I am HIV positive, so I can't play with them now. I wish I could join them," he says.
New Delhi, Nov 30 : HIV/AIDS support services and treatment for migrants in South Asia, including India, are largely absent and need to be stepped up, a UNDP report released here Tuesday said a day ahead of World AIDS Day.
New Delhi, Nov 30 - Winter and vehicular pollution can leave your skin dry and dull. But you can get the golden glow back by sprinkling some flax seed on your salad or making juices from vegetables like spinach and beetroot!
"Yes, it is possible to eat one's way to good skin! We just need to hydrate our skin by consuming plenty of liquids and the right food," Aparna Tandon, senior nutritionist, VLCC Nutri-Diet Clinic, told IANS.
New Delhi, Nov 29 : The Red Ribbon Express arrived in the capital Monday, a year after its journey around the country to spread awareness about AIDS and other diseases.
Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia received the train at Safdarjung Railway station.
New Delhi, Nov 29 : Legal recognition to same-sex marriage may help curbing HIV/AIDS, say experts.
Although the rate of HIV infection is 0.05 percent in China, gay men have been the hardest hit by the sexually transmitted disease, experts warned ahead of this year''s World AIDS Day.
According to experts, in some cities, nearly one out of five is HIV positive in the gay community, reports the China Daily.
Washington, Nov 27 : A new study has found that an increasing number of software engineers in India are suffering from insomnia and have poor quality of life.
Sara Sarrafi Zadeh and Khyrunnisa Begum from the University of Mysore showed that poor sleep has a bearing on quality of life - affecting physical and mental health in particular - in this group with high levels of job-related stress.
New Delhi, Nov 27 - Over 50 percent of Indians suffer from tooth decay problems and nearly 77 percent have not visited the dentist in the past one year, a study revealed Saturday.
"Nearly 53 percent Indians suffer from common tooth problems such as bleeding gums, bad breath, sensitive teeth, receding gums and decayed teeth," revealed a nation-wide study by AC Nielsen.
New Delhi, Nov 26 : From heart disease to high blood pressure, urological complications to those related to pregnancy, obesity attracts a whole lot of ailments, doctors said Friday as India observed the Anti-Obesity Day.
As of 2008, more than 20 million people in India suffered from obesity.
New Delhi, Nov 24 : Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of lung cancer by nearly 90 percent, an expert said Wednesday.
"Smoking causes about 90 percent of lung cancer deaths among tobacco consumers," said Arun Goel, senior consultant of surgical oncology at Galaxy Cancer Institute in the capital.
Tobacco, responsible for 40 percent cancer-caused deaths in the country, also causes respiratory diseases due to passive smoking.
New Delhi, Nov 24 : Awareness about the causes and ways to check breast cancer early can help combat the disease, experts said here Wednesday.
"The incidence of breast cancer is rising in metropolitan cities. The causes include obesity, late marriage, smoking and even alcohol intake," Rajeev Agarwal, oncologist at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in the capital, said at a breast cancer awareness camp.
Kolkata, Nov 24 : A gynaecological surgeon of Kolkata created a record of sorts by successfully performing 12 caesarean operations in a single day to deliver 15 babies.
Gautam Khastgir, a consultant gynecological surgeon and infertility specialist, performed all the deliveries Oct 10 in a span of 10 hours, resulting in the birth of 15 babies as three mothers gave birth to twins.
New Delhi, Nov 23 : Transgenders are at a higher risk of contracting HIV infection, said a UN report on AIDS epidemic released Tuesday.
The 2010 UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic found among the high risk group that got HIV infection in India in 2009 -- 9.2 percent were those using injected drugs, 7.3 percent were men having sex with men and 4.9 percent were women sex workers.
New Delhi, Nov 23 : India has shown a 50 percent drop in the number of new HIV infections in the last 10 years as the AIDS epidemic is beginning to reverse globally with a decline in the newly-infected HIV cases and AIDS-related deaths, says a United Nations report released Tuesday.
The 2010 UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic shows about 33.3 million people were estimated to be living with HIV at the end on 2009 with 2.3 million living in India.
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