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Dengue cases go up to 4,207 in Delhi

Dengue cases go up to 4,207 in DelhiNew Delhi, Oct 24 : Dengue cases in the capital Thursday rose to 4,207 from 4,074 Monday, said municipal health officer N. K. Yadav.

Till now, there have been six confirmed and eight suspected deaths from the vector-borne disease, according to the capital's civic authorities.

Of the 4,207 cases, 4,164 has been reported from Delhi and remaining from the adjoining states.


Not just women; men too get affected by bone diseases

Not just women; men too get affected by bone diseasesNew Delhi, Oct 19 - Bone diseases among women are a common occurrence, but of late these problems, especially osteoporosis, are fast affecting men, mostly after they turn 60, experts say.


Over 300 sick from diarrhea in Bengal

Over 300 sick from diarrhea in BengalKolkata, Oct 16 :More than 300 residents of a West Bengal district have been affected by diarrhea following contamination of a water source, a state health official said Wednesday.

The diarrhea broke out Oct 6 in north Dum Dum, in the state's North 24 Parganas district and since then both adults and children are being brought to the three hospitals as well as medical camps organised by the health department.


One in four Indians do not exercise: Survey

One in four Indians do not exercise: SurveyNew Delhi, Oct 12 : One in four Indians do not exercise and of those who do, about half prefer walking over running and swimming, said a health survey released Saturday.

The survey called the Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey was conducted across Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. About 56 percent of the respondents said they liked walking as compared to other physical activities.


Spreading cheer for bravehearts fighting cancer

Spreading cheer for bravehearts fighting cancerNew Delhi, Oct 12 - The festival of lights this year will be special for Pankaj Yadav and many of his extended family of cancer patients and survivors.


At 2,557, dengue spreading in Delhi

At 2,557, dengue spreading in DelhiNew Delhi, Oct 3 : Dengue has seen a steep rise in the capital with the number of cases reaching 2,557 Thursday.

On Monday, there were 2,124 case but in three days' time, the figure has shot up to 2,557.

"Of these, 2,522 cases are from Delhi and 35 from the adjoining states," said municipal health officer N. K. Yadav.


Top five ways to promote hair growth

Top five ways to promote hair growthNew Delhi, Oct 2 : What do you do when oil therapy and regular hair spa fail to keep your tresses healthy? An expert suggests use vegetables like carrots and onions to boost the growth.

Hair transplant surgeon Sakshi Sareen explains how to prepare natural pastes for strong hair:


'Blood deficit in India growing'

'Blood deficit in India growing'New Delhi, Oct 1 : Blood deficit in the country is growing despite donation going up to twice the level that existed in 2007, said an official of the department of AIDS control Tuesday.

"Blood donation in the country has gone up to twice the level... which was in 2007, but deficit of blood continues to increase," said Additional Secretary Aradhana Johri of department of AIDS control at an event here.


Long monsoon spreading dengue

Long monsoon spreading dengueNew Delhi, Oct 1 : Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday attributed the rise in the number of dengue cases, which have already crossed 2,000, to the long monsoon in the capital.

"This year the monsoon has been going on since June, and we have had rainfall even in September. This has lead to the accumulation of fresh water, which are prone to mosquito breeding grounds," he said.


Dengue cases in Delhi cross 2,000-mark

Dengue cases in Delhi cross 2,000-markNew Delhi, Sep 30 : The number of dengue cases in the national capital climbed to 2,124 Monday, up from 1,729 Thursday, an official said. There were no new deaths.

"There are a total of 2,124 cases and three people have died from dengue so far this year," said municipal health officer N. K. Yadav.

Of the total cases, 2,092 patients are from Delhi and 32 belong to adjoining states.


Tattoos: Stylish but dangerous

Tattoos: Stylish but dangerousNew Delhi, Sep 30 : The name of a loved one or animals are often tattooed on the bodies of many people and it surely makes a style statement. However, an expert warns that getting inked carries the danger of infections.

"Tattoos can put you at high risk of bacterial, fungal and viral skin infections. Chances of blood-borne infection also increases through tattoos," Anup Dhir, senior cosmetic surgeon, Apollo Hospital, said in a statement.


`Many urban women die due to heart disease'

`Many urban women die due to heart disease'Mumbai, Sep 28 - Nearly 70 percent of urban women succumb to cardio-vascular diseases, mainly due to late diagnosis and smoking, a top surgeon said here Saturday, on the eve of World Heart Day.

"The tobacco habit is best left alone," Ramakanta Panda, eminent cardiac surgeon and vice chairman of Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai, told IANS.


Haryana girls losing out to boys even in fight against cancer

Haryana girls losing out to boys even in fight against cancerNew Delhi, Sep 27 : Gender discrimination in Haryana even extends to cancer treatment. According to a study conducted by an NGO, parents in Haryana either don't bring their daughters for cancer treatment or even withdraw them from treatment midway.


Clear myths to ensure a healthy heart

Clear myths to ensure a healthy heartNew Delhi, Sep 26 : The source of information, or misinformation, can be anything - a neighbour, a commercial, something you had read "a long time back" - but over time, it often becomes something we staunchly believe in. Cardiologists say that in the process of treatment of many of their patients, they have to battle myths, some more common than others, which, if cleared, can go a long way in ensuring a healthy heart and a healthy future.


Tricks to mask grey hair

Tricks to mask grey hairNew Delhi, Sep 24 : Not a fan of the salt and pepper look? Try potato peel, black tea, henna and more to hide grey strands.

Celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo reveals tricks to get natural hair colour back:


Beware! Those flashes in eye could mean retinal detachment

Beware! Those flashes in eye could mean retinal detachmentNew Delhi, Sep 24 - Sudden flashes of light in the eye, haziness and decrease in vision are some of the symptoms of retinal detachment and are not to be ignored, caution eye care experts, creating awareness on the occasion of the World Retina Week.


Woman gives birth to quintuplets in Bihar

Woman gives birth to quintuplets in BiharPatna, Sep 21 : In a rare case, a woman in Bihar gave birth to quintuplets (five babies) Saturday, an official said.

The babies were born at a private hospital in Bihar's Nawada district. Three infants died soon after birth, while a boy and a girl survived despite weighing less than normal, said the district health official.


Papaya leaves in demand as dengue cases rise

Papaya leaves in demand as dengue cases riseNew Delhi, Sep 20 : Can papaya plant leaves cure dengue? There is no scientific answer to this question, but the use of papaya leaves has grown phenomenally in the capital in the past few weeks as the mosquito-borne disease sees a spurt.


100 dengue cases in Bengal's Siliguri

100 dengue cases in Bengal's SiliguriKolkata, Sep 19 : More than 100 confirmed dengue patients have been admitted in hospitals in Siliguri town of West Bengal's Darjeeling district, the local legislator said Thursday. As many as 12 patients were hospitalised for suspected dengue.

"There are over a 100 confirmed dengue cases admitted now," said Rudranath Bhattacharya, the Trinamool Congress Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Siliguri.


Dengue test results available on phone in Kolkata

Dengue test results available on phone in KolkataKolkata, Sep 12 : The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has launched an SMS service that sends dengue test results to patients through a text message within a few hours of the medical examination.

The service is available at all five test centres under the KMC.


Better research could help contain tropical diseases: Experts

Better research could help contain tropical diseases: ExpertsNew Delhi, Sep 9 : Health experts Monday called for better research and coordination between various agencies to contain "neglected" tropical diseases like cholera.

Participating in a panel discussion in the national capital, the experts among whom were also representatives of the government, explored the need to better understand the economic and social burden posed by these neglected diseases.


Tripura to introduce generic medicines

Tripura to introduce generic medicinesAgartala, Sep 9 - Tripura will emulate Rajasthan and provide non-branded generic medicines to people to cut costs in medical treatment, an official said Monday.

"By March next year, the Tripura government will provide generic medicines instead of branded medicines to people in all government hospitals," health department director Satya Ranjan Debbarma told reporters.


Indian food getting modern, less oily, better presentation

Indian food getting modern, less oily, better presentationChennai, Sep 4 - Indian food served in five star and fine dining restaurants is getting modern in line with the times without compromising on its taste or composition compared to the practices eight to ten years ago, a senior chef here says.

"The gravies are now smooth and food is light on the stomach. People want flavour but not oil-rich, heavily spiced food.


Severe dearth of clinics, health personnel in Delhi: Report

Severe dearth of clinics, health personnel in Delhi: ReportNew Delhi, Aug 31 : With only two clinics for every 10,000 people, Delhi is in urgent need of more clinics, dispensaries and and health personnel, an official report released here said Saturday.

"Despite a rise in clinics and dispensaries, the per capita availability of public health facilities in Delhi remains low at two clinics per 10,000 people," said the Delhi Human Development Report 2013


Dengue kills three in Guwahati

Dengue kills three in GuwahatiGuwahati, Aug 29 : Dengue has claimed three lives in Assam's main city Guwahati in the last eight days, officials said, adding many patients were warded in hospitals.

While one man, Raju Dewan, died Thursday in a city hospital, his wife Loni Dewan breathed her last in the same hospital Tuesday. Another person, Kandarpa Deka, died due to dengue Aug 21.


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