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Malaria may have evolved in prehistoric era: Study

Malaria may have evolved in prehistoric era: Study New Delhi: Often thought to be of modern origin, malaria may have evolved in prehistoric era, claims a study. As per the study conducted at the Oregon State University in US, malaria may have evolved in prehistoric insects at least 100 million years ago.

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Now, a medical emergency app for damsels in distress

Now, a medical emergency app for damsels in distress New Delhi, Mar 23 : One thing most of us carry at all times is our phones, so why not turn them into a life-saving device? The world's first emergency medical response app, MUrgency, is offering safety features for women in distress apart from addressing medical emergency issues.

The new features include three useful free services to help women seek help during emergency situations.

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Healthy heart elevates brain function

Healthy heart elevates brain function New Delhi: Not many of us know that a healthy heart can elevate the brain functioning and prevent the decline. According to a news research, a good cardiovascular health is linked with better processing speed and can be beneficial for the mental health of a person.

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Shocking! More than 68% of milk adultrated in India; contains detergent, caustic soda

Shocking! More than 68% of milk adultrated in India; contains detergent, caustic soda New Delhi: Have you ever thought that milk, which is considered to be essential for body growth can actually harm our own health? This information might come as a shocking news to all of us as it is reported that over 68% of milk found in the country is adulterated.

Reports suggest that the milk we consume does not conform to the standards laid down by the food regulator.

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Pay attention to your kidneys, it`s their day today

Pay attention to your kidneys, it`s their day todayNew Delhi, Mar. 10 : Founded in 2006, World Kidney Day is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of health problems associated with them worldwide.

And today, when the world is focusing towards one of the most important part of human body, Dr. Sonia Sharma, Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist, PSRI Hospital, is spreading awareness about the diseases related to the kidneys.

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This 'World Kidney Day,' bring 'Utsaah' in life

This 'World Kidney Day,' bring 'Utsaah' in lifeGurgaon, Mar 9. : This 'World Kidney Day,' Paras Hospital in Gurgaon, has launched its first support group named 'Utsaah,' which will be a platform for patients and care-givers of kidney disease to share common problems and experiences associated to it.

The support group was launched by Dr P. N. Gupta, Chief of Nephrology and transplant department of the Paras Hospitals at a gathering of patients and their families today.

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Zika virus: Govt. lists initiatives to contain outbreak

Zika virus: Govt. lists initiatives to contain outbreak New Delhi, March. 1 : Technical guidelines and travel advisory were issued on Tuesday by the government and states where gengue transmission is prevalent, namely Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and UT of Puducherry have been alerted.

Health Minister, J. P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

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Zika virus: Govt. issues travel advisory for pregnant women

Zika virus: Govt. issues travel advisory for pregnant women New Delhi, March. 1 : The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued travel an advisory saying that pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant should defer or cancel their travel to the affected areas.

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Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for anti-diabetics tablets

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for anti-diabetics tablets New Delhi: Drug firm Zydus Cadila has received final nod from the US health regulator to sell anti-diabetics Glyburide and Metformin Hcl tablets in the American market.

"Zydus Cadila has received the final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Glyburide and Metformin Hcl tablets USP in strengths of 1.25/250, 2.5/500 and 5/500 mg," Cadila Healthcare said in a BSE filing.

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Tobacco prices in India cheaper than essential food items: Study

Tobacco prices in India cheaper than essential food items: Study New Delhi, Feb 18 : A new study conducted by the Health and Family Welfare ministry and the World Health organization (WHO) Country Office states that prices of tobacco products in India have not increased substantially over time, thus making these products even cheaper than essential food items.

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Max Bupa `Walk for Health` culminates in Delhi

Max Bupa `Walk for Health` culminates in DelhiNew Delhi, Feb 17 : After successfully encouraging thousands of families in Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad and Jaipur, Max Bupa hosted the final leg of Walk for Health, a first of its 33 day intercity walk in Delhi.

In an attempt to build a healthier India and encourage citizens across the country to discover the multiple benefits of walking, Max Bupa, this year, hosted a 33 day walking event touching 5 states, 15 cities and hundreds of villages and towns.

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UK-India call for wider use of vaccines

UK-India call for wider use of vaccines New Delhi, Feb. 12 : A recent study by British Economist Lord Jim O'Neil, Chairman of the Review on Anti Microbial Resistance
(AMR) has come up with path breaking recommendations which challenge the prevalent practices on drug resistance.

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Wipro to acquire US-based HealthPlan Services for Rs 3,150 crore

Wipro to acquire US-based HealthPlan Services for Rs 3,150 croreNew Delhi - Wipro Thursday said it will acquire HealthPlan Services for USD 460 million (about Rs 3,150 crore), a move that will help the country's third-largest software services firm strengthen its position in the US health insurance market.

Wipro to acquire HealthPlan Services from Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry, the Indian software major said in a statement.

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Collaboration is cure for better global health outcomes, say UK-India experts

Collaboration is cure for better global health outcomes, say UK-India expertsBangalore, Feb.9 : Healthcare and biotechnology companies should be focused on developing blockbuster drugs that benefit billions of patients, said world-leading healthcare experts, and this can only be done through collaboration and innovation, they added.

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WHO certifies India as free of neo-natal tetanus, says Nadda

WHO certifies India as free of neo-natal tetanus, says Nadda Jaipur, Jan. 2 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has certified India as free of neo-natal tetanus, said Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J. P. Nadda, adding the country is poised to reach immunisation cover to
90 percent soon.

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Neerja Birla initiates to 'MPower' for awareness about mental health

Neerja Birla initiates to 'MPower' for awareness about mental health New Delhi, Feb 2 : With a mission to create awareness, advocate prevention, foster education and provide service, mother- daughter duo Neerja Birla and Ananya Birla have joined hands with Dr Zirak Marker, a leading child psychiatrist to start MPower movement that envisions all individuals with mental illnesses to live a happy and empowered life through world-class mental health care services.

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Zero Zika virus cases in India: Nadda

Zero Zika virus cases in India: Nadda New Delhi: Stating that there is not a single case of Zika virus, suspected of causing serious birth defects, in India, the Centre today said it will come out with guidelines to prevent the disease within the next 48 hours.

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This controversial agrichemical may lead to male impotency

This controversial agrichemical may lead to male impotency New Delhi, Jan. 8 : A study conducted recently has established that exposure to toxic pesticide Endosulfan causes male infertility and other health concerns.

Scientist Sathees C. Raghavan, who conducted the study, also confirmed that endosulfan causes DNA break-up, which in turn results in cancer and many other genetic diseases.

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Vaccine is essential to end HIV/AIDS: Study

Vaccine is essential to end HIV/AIDS: StudyNew Delhi, Jan. 8 - A new modeling paper has revealed that adding a vaccine to the comprehensive HIV/AIDS response is essential to conclusively end the epidemic.

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Maha govt. exempts dialysis patients from various medical taxes

Maha govt. exempts dialysis patients from various medical taxesMumbai, Dec. 31 - The Maharashtra Government exempted the drugs required by dialysis patients from various taxes making drugs related to dialysis procedure cheaper.

State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar announced the exemption in his budget speech. With the final clearance about the exemption, the patients are now expected to get benefit in the treatment of kidney ailments. (ANI)

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Health Ministry, IMA to set up working group to address problems

Health Ministry, IMA to set up working group to address problemsNew Delhi, Dec. 30 - The Health Ministry in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will form first of its kind working group to evaluate and address major health care problems in the country.

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda, who was addressing the IMA's annual Central Council meeting the NATCON 2015, also sought help of the IMA members to fight major health battles faced by the Indian population.

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This New Year, hold your hands on drinks

This New Year, hold your hands on drinksNew Delhi, Dec. 30 - With festive season on full swing, people often get many opportunities to grab a glass and gobble junk food. Most of the time, they don't realise that they might end up having a bad stomach and hangover as beige drinking hits the head fast and also results in nausea, vomiting and retching.

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Govt. adds Cancer, HIV, Hepatitis C to list of essential medicines

Govt. adds Cancer, HIV, Hepatitis C to list of essential medicinesNew Delhi, Dec.26 - The Government has added 106 drugs including that of Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C to the list of essential medicines.

The move will ensure their availability across the country at affordable prices. This also takes the total number of items in the list to 376.

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Curbing those extra kilos this Christmas

Curbing those extra kilos this ChristmasNew Delhi, Dec 20 - With all those carb-heavy boozy party invitations flying around, tempting foods, family obligations, endless shopping lists, too much stress and overworked credit cards, the run-up to New Year's day can really be a tough time. People usually end up over-indulging. And then, comes the unavoidable bloating.

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Micronutrient Initiative inks new partnership with UP Govt.

Micronutrient Initiative inks new partnership with UP Govt.New Delhi, Dec.13 - With support from the Government of Canada, the Micronutrient Initiative (MI) will invest Canadian dollars 5.5 million (around Rs.28 crores) over the next five years to improve the nutritional status and health of over 17 million women, children and adolescent girls in Uttar Pradesh.

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