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Black fungus: Experts to study possible causes including industrial oxygen use

Bengaluru : Experts in Karnataka will study whether the rise in the Mucormycosis cases is linked to use of industrial oxygen and its possible contamination. Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan, who is also the head of the state”s COVID task force, held a meeting on Sunday with the treatment protocol committee where the possible sources of the infection ... Read More »

Cipla launches RT-PCR test kit ‘ViraGen’ for COVID-19 in India

Cipla has launched a polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test kit ‘ViraGen’ for COVID-19 in India, in partnership with Ubio Biotechnology Systems. ViraGen is the company’s third offering in the Covid-19 testing segment. It already has partnerships for antibody detection kit and antigen test kits. This test is designed for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in the upper ... Read More »

Government monitoring supply of each COVID-19 Essential Drug

Minister of State Mansukh Mandaviya today assured that the Government is monitoring supply of each COVID-19 Essential Drug. All drugs used in the management of COVID-19 are now available in India by ramping up production and increasing the imports. The availability of these drugs is being monitored by implementing three-pronged strategy of Supply Chain Management, Demand Side Management and Affordability. ... Read More »

Doctors successfully performed “Awake brain surgery” on a 36years old patient at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road for tumor removal

Bengaluru : A 36-year-old patient suffering from motor area tumor successfully underwent Awake brain surgery at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road. The team of doctors led by Dr Satish Satyanarayana – Additional Director- Neuro Surgery along with Dr Simha-Senior Anaesthetist at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road. Awake Brain Surgery or Awake Craniotomy is a surgical technique that enables surgeons to avoid injury to critical regions of the brain during surgery and are helpful in ... Read More »

Medical Feat! Doctors at Aster CMI Hospital successfully remove 3.5 kg crippling tumour from a 15-year-old girl’s neck

Bangalore : For, 15-year-old Surbhi Ben, who hails from Amerli district in Gujarat, her entire childhood was marked by endless visits to the hospitals, consultations with the doctors, several tests and endless derogatory remarks from locals and strangers for her ungainly looks due to a football-sized tumour that was stuck on her neck. Extending from her neck onto her chest, the benign tumour ... Read More »

Indira IVF crosses key milestone of 75000 successful IVF pregnancies

Udaipur : Indira IVF, India’s leading chain of infertility treatment clinics, has achieved 75,000 successful IVF pregnancies supported bytheir medical expertise and technological prowess. As a purpose-driven healthcare organisation, Indira IVF takes pride in making infertility treatment accessible to the remotest parts in India. With 94 centres across the countryand after having performed over one lakh cycles since its inception in ... Read More »

Actress Devshi Khanduri Fainted During Shoot Of “Kinna Chauna” Music Video

Devshi Khanduri is popular Actress/Lyricst, who has worked predominantly in Bollywood movie industry. Devshi has worked in popular movies like Chargesheet, Khel Toh Ab Shuru Hoga, oppam etc. She is lyricist in movies like Jawaani Jaaneman, Ujda Chaman, Dil Jo Na Keh Saka , Naughty Jatts , Parathe Wali Gali, Thora Lutf Thora Ishq etc, her “Kitthe Jave and Heels ... Read More »

Dr. Harsh Vardhan dedicates the new Burns and Plastic Surgery Block of AIIMS Delhi to Sushruta,“The Father of Plastic Surgery”

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today inaugurated the newly constructed Burns and Plastic Surgery Block of AIIMS, New Delhi and dedicated it to Sushruta, ‘The Father of Plastic Surgery’. Dr. Harsh Vardhan shared his vision of need for a Burns and Plastic Surgery Block. He said, “Burn injury is one of the biggest causes of ... Read More »

Update on COVID-19 Vaccination, 1,91,181 beneficiaries were vaccinated

In a major leap in India’s public health history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the COVID-19 vaccine drive in the country, the world’s largest vaccination drive so far. The first day of the massive countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program was conducted successfully.  A total of 3,352 sessions were held wherein 1,91,181 beneficiaries were vaccinated as per the provisional reports. Additional 3,429 beneficiaries were vaccinated in Defence institutions. As many ... Read More »

Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs plenary session of the PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIWAS Annual Conference

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare today chaired theplenary session on “Challenges of Post COVID – Scenario in Health, Economy, Social and International Relations” of the annual conference of the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas through video conference. The 16th Convention being held physically at Mutthamma Hall is themed ‘Facing Post-COVID challenges”. The Union Health Minister in his speech called attention to the need ... Read More »

Central Pollution Control Board organizes Analytical Quality Control exercise of 145 Environmental Laboratories for 9 trace metal parameters.

The Instrumentation Laboratory of Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi has organized the 33rd Analytical Quality Control (AQC) exercise for trace metal parameters for Environmental Laboratories of Central and State Pollution Control Boards, Pollution Control Committee’s, and EPA Recognized Private Labs. The main objective of the AQC program is to continuously monitor the accuracy and reliability of the analytical data generated ... Read More »

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan nominated to the Board of GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has been nominated by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) as a member on the GAVI Board. Dr. Harsh Vardhan will be representing the South East Area Regional Office (SEARO)/ Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) constituency on the GAVI Board. The seat is currently held by Mr. MyintHtwe of Myanmar. Dr. Harsh Vardhan ... Read More »

In major thrust to indigenous games, Sports Ministry includes Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba in Khelo India Youth Games 2021

The Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four Indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021, scheduled to take place in Haryana. The games include: Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba. Speaking about the decision, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju said, “India has a rich heritage of indigenous sports, and it is  ... Read More »

National Family Health Survey-5

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, released the Factsheets of key indicators on population, reproductive and child health, family welfare, nutrition and others for 22 States/UTs of the first Phase of the 2019-20 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) on Universal Health Coverage Day on 12th December, 2020. These results are available on the Ministry’s ... Read More »

“eSanjeevani” telemedicine service records 1 million tele-consultations

India has crossed a landmark milestone in its eHealth journey. eSanjeevani telemedicine service of the Health Ministry has crossed 1 million (10 lakh) tele-consultations today.Telemedicine entails delivery of health services from a distance using internet and it not only extends the reach of health services but also improves quality of health services besides saving time and money. The roll out ... Read More »

Universal Healthcare Coverage Day celebrated in Health Ministry

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today chaired an event to mark Universal Health Coverage Day. Sh. Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare joined the event virtually from Patna. Dr. Harsh Vardhan started by reminding the audience that COVID19 has greatly magnified the need for building resilient health care systems and ... Read More »

Aster CMI Hospital announces free IVF consultation to help fulfill the dreams of parenthood of infertile couples

Bangalore : In the last few decades, due to the changes in lifestyle, environment, and very pertinently the economic and academic aspirations of people, there has been an upsurge in the number of couples facing infertility in the country. Dealing with infertility can be emotionally taxing, therefore, to help the couples who, wish to start their treatment and fulfill their ... Read More »

World Health Organisation applauds India for Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz campaign; celebrities from all walks support the movement

The clarion call made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to all Indians of Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz has received praise from the World Health Organisation. In a tweet, WHO said, “WHO applauds India’s initiative on promoting physical activity through its campaign Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz.” The campaign launched as part of the nation-wide Fit India Movement ... Read More »

Your immune system is quite…

Your immune system is quite complex. The ability of your body to fight off different types of infections and illnesses depends on the strength of your immune system. However, it should not be too strong or it may overreact, which may result in autoimmune disorders and allergies. In this article we have shared 5 simple ways to help you boost ... Read More »

Swarnajayanti Fellow may provide new genetic treatment for thalassemia, duchenne muscular dystrophy, haemophilia

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a severe type of muscle weakness that usually begins at an early age and worsens quickly, may soon have a new strategy of treatment through genetic regulation. There is no known cure for duchenne muscular dystrophy. Treatments usually aim to control symptoms to improve quality of life. Sandeep Eswarappa, Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru one ... Read More »

CSIR-CDRI Scientist, Dr Satish Mishra bags “DrTulsi Das Chugh Award-2020” given by National Academy of Medical Sciences (India)

The Orations & Awards Committee of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), has selected Dr Satish Mishra, Principal Scientist, Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow for “Dr.Tulsi Das Chugh Award” for the year 2020 in recognition of his research work on Malaria parasite’s life cycle which is a complex process involving two hosts and three invasive stages. Invasion in both mammals and mosquitoes requires ... Read More »

Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviews COVID19 preparedness and measures for COVID Appropriate Behaviour in Uttar Pradesh

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, held a meeting through video conferencing to review COVID-19 preparedness COVID and measures for ensuring COVID Appropriate Behaviour with the Health and Medical Education Ministers and other senior officials of Uttar Pradesh, here today. At the outset, Dr. Harsh Vardhan appreciated the efforts of the corona warriors in combating COVID-19. ... Read More »

Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy Conducts webinar on Yoga and Immunity

Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy under Ministry of AYUSH hosted today a webinar on Yoga and Immunity titled VIHARA with an aim to deliberate the various aspects of immunity. Experts included Clinical Immunologists, Researchers, clinicians, and Yoga & Naturopathy physicians participated in the webinar. Ranjit Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH made the opening remarks on the ... Read More »

Dr. Harsh Vardhan conveys Prime Minister’s clarion call of building a Jan-Andolan against COVID to all the members of Indian Red Cross Society

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in his capacity as Chairman joined the Annual General Meeting of Indian Red Cross Society and St. John’s Ambulance through video conference, today. Thanking Hon’ble President of India and President of Indian Red Cross Society & St. John Ambulance (India) Sh. Ram Nath Kovind ji for his continued encouragement and ... Read More »

Healing touch of Homoeopathy for Skin Diseases

There are many who certify that Homoeopathy can do wonders in cases of skin related viral diseases. A case study published recently in AYUHOM , the Research Journal of North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy, Shillong illustrates this point. The case study has been authored by Sangita Saha, Reader, Department of Organon of Medicine and Mahakas Mandal, Post Graduate ... Read More »

Ayush Grid, the emerging IT-backbone for AYUSH Sector, to integrate operationally with the National Digital Health Mission

The operational integration of Ayush Grid, the emerging IT backbone for AYUSH Sector with the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), was endorsed at a high level meeting chaired by Vd. Rajesh Kotech Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH recently. The Ayush Grid team and the NDHM have already held several rounds of discussions in the matter and reached understanding on the modalities involved. ... Read More »

Reasons to Buy Term Insurance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The widespread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put millions of lives in danger throughout the world. It does not matter how careful you are; there are chances that you may be affected with COVID-19 sooner or later. The cases are rising significantly every day, and this is a big reason for concern. As numerous people have lost their lives ... Read More »

Study Shows Older Americans Are Coping Best During the Pandemic

If you think older Americans have struggled to cope through the pandemic, think again. According to new research by financial services firm Edward Jones, they have actually been faring far better than their younger counterparts. The Edward Jones and Age Wave Study focused exclusively on how different generations have held up emotionally and financially in the months since the lockdowns ... Read More »

World Mental Health Day 2019: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

World Mental Health Day is being observed  It is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE Becoming depressed Behaving recklessly Withdrawing or feeling isolated Getting affairs in order and giving away valued possessions Showing a marked change in behavior, attitudes or appearance Increasing the use ... Read More »

Coastal living linked with better mental health

London, Oct 1 . Living close to the sea could support better mental health in England’s poorest urban communities, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Health & Place revealed that living in large towns and cities near to England’s coastline is linked with better mental health for those in the lowest earning households. “Our research suggests, ... Read More »

Health Ministry’s ‘eSanjeevani’ telemedicine service records 2 lakh tele-consultations

In what can be seen as a big push for the ‘Digital India’ initiative of the Prime Minister, the eSanjeevani  platform has proved its usefulness and easy access for the caregivers and the medical community, and those seeking healthcare services in the times of COVID. eSanjeevani platform has enabled two types of telemedicine services viz. Doctor-to-Doctor (eSanjeevani) and Patient-to-Doctor (eSanjeevani OPD) Tele-consultations. ... Read More »

Launch of Tribal Health & Nutrition Portal – ‘Swasthya’ and Opening of National Overseas Portal & National Tribal Fellowship Portal

A series of initiatives were announced by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs here today, which included the Tribal Health and Nutrition Portal ‘Swasthya’ and e-newsletter on health and nutrition ALEKH; opening of National Overseas Portal and National Tribal Fellowship Portal. Present during the occasion were Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Smt. ... Read More »

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi : “Pandemic peril has proved to be a positive period of “Care, Commitment and Confidence” for Indians, which has set an example for the entire humanity across the world

Union Minister of Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that pandemic peril has proved to be a positive period of “Care, Commitment and Confidence” for Indians, which has set an example for the entire humanity across the world. While flagging off a mobile clinic, equipped with latest health care facilities, given by the Ministry of Minority Affairs’ ... Read More »

Dr Harsh Vardhan digitally addresses inaugural session of CII Public Health Conference

Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Member (Health) NITI Aayog Dr. Vinod K. Paul also participated digitally. A virtual exhibition on Healthcare and the “CII TB Free Workplaces Campaign” were launched and the “CII Public Health Report” was released in their presence. Thanking CII for organizing this event amidst the COVID pandemic, he reminded ... Read More »

National Digital Health Mission rolled out on pilot mode in 6 UTs

Under National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) every Indian will get a health ID that will ease access to medical services in the country. The National Health Authority (NHA), which is also the apex agency responsible for the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana has been given the mandate by the government to design, build, roll-out and implement ... Read More »

Dr. Harsh Vardhan digitally interacted with Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on State specific Health concerns to achieve Prime Minister’s dream of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

Sh. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh digitally called upon Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare to seek his inputs in improving Madhya Pradesh in the field of health and medicine, here today. Officials of the Madhya Pradesh government digitally presented a roadmap in improving the health sector to make Madhya Pradesh ‘Atmanirbhar’ by ... Read More »

Dr. Harsh vardhan lauds the contribution of States in popularising eSanjeevani, the Tele-Medicine platform rolled out by Health Ministry

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, today presided over a review meeting with States/UTs on the “eSanjeevani” and “eSanjeevaniOPD” platforms as1.5 lakh tele-consultations were completed on the tele-medicine service platforms of the Health Ministry. Sh. Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare was also present. Dr.C.Vijaya Baskar, Health Minister of Tamil Nadu joined virtually. ... Read More »

eVIN ensures essential immunization services during COVID pandemic

Union Health Ministry said, eVIN is an innovative technological solution aimed at strengthening immunization supply chain systems across the country. This is being implemented under National Health Mission by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It aims to provide real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in the country. Read More »

Bangladesh extends COVID-19 restrictions till August 31

Markets, shops and Shopping malls will operate only upto 8 p.m. They are also required to observe all the health related guidelines issued by the government. The commercial outlets will ensure temperature checking, handwashing, sanitizing and vehicle disinfecting services for people visiting their premises. The social distancing norms are also to be observed. Wearing masks while going out of home ... Read More »

Centre asks States and UTs to allow hospitalised COVID patients to use smartphones and tablet devices

This is expected to provide the patients psychological support. Though mobile phones are allowed in hospital wards, the letter was issued following some representation from the kin of patients alleging that mobile phones are not being allowed by the hospital administrations. In the letter to the Principal Secretaries of health and medical education of States and UTs, Director General of ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo achievements and efforts at the biological, economic and urban levels

Conserving wildlife and the environment is the main mission for which the Al Ain Zoo was established 52 years ago.The Zoo began with protecting the Arabian Oryx from extinction and extended its focus to global animals, including efforts related to sustainability, protecting the wealth of nature and reducing the ecological footprint, by providing clear directions in biological diversity, design and ... Read More »

Do You Know All That’s Included in Your Health Insurance Policy?

Buying a health insurance cover is a responsibility we must take up for the well-being of our family. This will ensure our finances are safeguarded against any impact arising due to unexpected medical expenses. The benefits included in the policy and the amount of premium you need to pay will depend on the type of policy you have opted for. ... Read More »