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BD India bags FICCI 8th Annual Healthcare Excellence Award 2016 for Preventive Care

BD India bags FICCI 8th Annual Healthcare Excellence Award 2016 for Preventive CareNew Delhi [India], Sept. 15 : BD India received the FICCI Award for Preventive Care at the 8th Annual Healthcare Excellence Awards.

The flagship program that garnered industry recognition is its Central Line Care Management Program, which focuses on saving lives from hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). It was recognised for the innovative triad approach: the three Ts of Tracking, Training, and Technology.

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Woman, here's how you can achieve ideal weight goals at home

Woman, here's how you can achieve ideal weight goals at homeNew Delhi [India], Sept. 15 : Our sedentary lifestyles hardly leave us with any time to focus on perhaps the most important part of our lives, our health.

Hence, Kiran Krishnakumar, a Delhi based fitness trainer has come up with some simple exercises for women to would tone up each and every muscle of our body and strengthen the core.

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Prostate cancer cases to double by 2020: Study

Prostate cancer cases to double by 2020: StudyNew Delhi [India], Sept. 15 : Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common cause of cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer death among men worldwide.

The cancer projection data shows that the number of cases will become double by 2020.

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Hindu, Muslim donate kidneys to each other's wives, set an example of brotherhood

Hindu, Muslim donate kidneys to each other's wives, set an example of brotherhood Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Sept. 13 : In a unique example of friendship that helps us restore our faith in humanity, a Hindu and a Muslim donated their kidneys to the other's wife in Rajasthan.

This story is about a Hindu woman Anita and a Muslim lady Tasleem Jahan who were both suffering from kidney disease and were in urgent need of kidney transplants.

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Dengue cases on rise in Madhya Pradesh

Dengue cases on rise in Madhya PradeshBhopal (Madhya Pradesh),[India] Sept. 11 : Dengue cases in Madhya Pradesh are on the rise with at least 277 people testing positive for the mosquito-borne tropical disease.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 27,879 cases of dengue have been detected this year in the country.

Out of 60 dengue deaths reported, one is from the central province.

J.P. Hospital in Bhopal alone has tested over a hundred people for dengue since January.

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Fortis Malar conducts first case of 'endo-brochial stenting'

Fortis Malar conducts first case of 'endo-brochial stenting'New Delhi [India], Aug. 31 - India witnessed its first case of "endo-brochial stenting" for a lung transplant patient.

Fortis Hospital, Malar team was the one to conduct this successful bilateral lung transplant on a patient from Ukraine, Kravchenko Igor.

The challenging surgery of implanting new lungs was performed by the team led by Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Dr. Suresh Rao.

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Eat your way out of 'under the weather'

Eat your way out of 'under the weather'New Delhi [India], Aug 30 - Since the weather is all over the place, the roller-coaster temperatures can actually leave you with a heavy head, aching joints and itchy throat. But it turns out, all you have to do is eat right to fight off the bug that has broken through your defenses.

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Organ donation: Your doubts answered

Organ donation: Your doubts answeredNew Delhi [India], Aug 30 - Want to pledge your organs but not sure of the step? Well, here are certain things about organ donation that'll prove many a doubting Thomas wrong.

Sivachenduran B, co-founder of Danvanthiri, a mobile healthcare patient-friendly app, has listed down few facts that will help you make up your mind.

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Spurt in dengue cases in UP

Dengue casesLucknow [India], Aug. 28 : In Uttar Pradesh, a sudden surge in the number of dengue cases has shocked health authorities as 215 dengue cases have been reported in different districts of UP in the past three days.

With this, the total number of dengue affected cases in UP has risen to 336.

Causing an alarm, these cases have been reported by just four out of 36 sentinel labs designated by the state health department to conduct dengue testing.

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Atlanta Healthcare, Britain's Cambridge Mask Co tie-up to promote anti-pollution masks

HealthcareNew Delhi [India], Aug 27 : Atlanta HealthcareTM, one of the pioneers in air purifier segment in India in partnership with Britain's Cambridge Mask Co. has announced the launch of military grade anti-pollution Atlanta Healthcare Cambridge Mask for the Indian market.

The move will help strengthen Atlanta Healthcare's presence in air purification space and is in line with the Atlanta Healthcare's vision of fighting air pollution in India.

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Protein that offers cure for Malaria

Protein that offers cure for MalariaNew Delhi, Aug. 18 - In a recent research scientists have developed a protein that completely cures malaria and protects the patient against re-infection.

The breakthrough could lead to a new and more effective way of treating the deadly disease in future.

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Don't take antibiotic without consulting doctor: PM Modi

Don't take antibiotic without consulting doctor: PM ModiNew Delhi, July 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday advised the nation to stop taking antibiotic without consulting the doctor during monsoon.

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Six-year-old from Oman born with Crouzon Syndrome given new lease of life at Fortis

Six-year-old from Oman born with Crouzon Syndrome given new lease of life at FortisNew Delhi, July.30 - Doctors at Fortis Healthcare achieved another milestone recently when they performed a successful surgery on a six year old international patient, Lyaan from Oman.

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Benefits of statins far exceed side effects: expert

Benefits of statins far exceed side effects: expertNew Delhi, Jul 24 - In the backdrop of controversies over the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs Statins, a leading Indian cardiologist has expressed the view that the benefits of these drugs far exceed the side effects in the very high-risk population.

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Celebi organises cancer awareness and detection camps

Celebi organises cancer awareness and detection camps New Delhi, July 21 : Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management India Pvt. Ltd. in association with Indian Cancer Society (ICS) has organized four cancer awareness and detection camps at Najafgarh, Palam, Gurgaon and Delhi Cantonment.

The aim of this exercise, facilitated by three senior members of ICS, was to sensitise its workers to learn and come forward for preventing cancer in society by improving one's lifestyle habits and discipline.

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Illegal kidney racket, the ugly side of healthcare in India

Illegal kidney racketNew Delhi, July 11 : Organ transplant trafficking is one of the fastest, but least reported crimes in India as well as in other countries around the world. It has often been described as a deep-rooted menace affecting the medical profession, both domestically and globally.

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More than 8 lakh additional hospital beds required in Northeast Region

hospital bedsGuwahati, July 11 : A healthcare summit organized recently in Guwahati, Assam, has informed that the northeast region requires over eight lakh additional hospital beds.

Participants said that the Northeast region has potential to be South East Asia's healthcare hub. Taking a serious note on that, FICCI and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) had recently organized a two-day summit under the banner called "The Northeast Healthcare Summit" in Guwahati.

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Odisha battles dengue outbreak, situation remains critical

dengue outbreakBhubaneshwar, July 10 : Outbreak of dengue in different parts of Odisha, particularly in Cuttack and Keonjhar districts has led to panic among the people.

The number of dengue infected persons in the State is increasing day by day with the number of affected persons crossing 500.

According to reports, out of the 924 blood samples collected, 375 samples have tested positive for the dengue virus in Barbil town in Keonjhar district alone.

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What affects you more- Hookah or cigarettes?

What affects you more- Hookah or cigarettes? New Delhi, May 31 : You might have thought Sisha or Hookah smoking is safer than cigarettes, but that's not true.

Research, provided by Dr. Vivek Nangia, Director and Head of Pulmonology Department of Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital in the national capital, shows that it is actually several times more dangerous than smoking cigarettes.

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Diesel emissions cause huge damage to human physiology, say experts

Diesel emissions cause huge damage to human physiology, say experts New Delhi, Apr. 29 : The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said that trucks account for 12 percent of air pollution.

It has also said that fume emissions from heavy vehicles are considered to be one of the major reasons for air pollution rising in Delhi, and therefore, it comes as no surprise that Delhi is tagged as one of the world's most polluted cities.

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Inhalation therapy, a key to win big against asthma

Inhalation therapy, a key to win big against asthma New Delhi, Apr 28 : When we think of Asthma, we picture a sneezing or a wheezing individual who seems to be perpetually ill. But is this the case every time? Often we try to run away from the harsh reality of the disease and ignore it, making the situation worst.

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How treating anxiety, depression can help global economy

How treating anxiety, depression can help global economy New Delhi, Apr 13 : According to the World Health Organisation, every dollar spent on treating anxiety and depression produces a fourfold return in better health and ability to work, which is good for the countries' development and economic growth.

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Indian scientist develops computer models to map brain disorders

Indian scientist develops computer models to map brain disorders New Delhi, April 9 : A computational neuroscientist at the School of Biotechnology of Amrita University in Kerala has developed a computer model to understand the brain disorders.

Besides neurological disorders, the approach based on accelerated computing platform can be extended to understand cancer, its origin and functional misbehaviour and even infections spread through viruses.

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This World Health Day, `cycle` away from diabetes

This World Health Day, `cycle` away from diabetes New Delhi, Apr 7 : With the number of diabetics quadrupling to 422 million over 35 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) is celebrating its birthday by focusing on the world's no. 1 killer disease under the theme, "Beat diabetes."

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Lupin launches generic Aricept tablets in US market

Lupin launches generic Aricept tablets in US market New Delhi: Drug major Lupin has launched Donepezil Hydrochloride tablets, used in treating Alzheimer's disease, in the US market after having received the US health regulator USFDA's nod for the product earlier.

Lupin's product is a generic version of Eisai Inc's Aricept tablets which is indicated for the treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

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