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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 »

Samsung Develops ‘Hand Wash’ App to Keep You Healthy & Safe

You’ve watched those celebrity videos where they wash their hands, while singing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice over to ensure they spend at least 20 seconds to do the job well.   You too may have hummed your favourite movie song or counted from one to twenty when it all began. But as the days pass by, maybe you are becoming forgetful, ... Read More »

Aster Hospitals Bangalore launches 24/7, online COVID-19 portal to advice people seeking medical help

Bangalore : In the wake of the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Aster CMI Hospital and Aster RV Hospital as a part of Aster Volunteers initiative have launched a 24/7 COVID-19 Support Centre for people. The tele-triage (assessment of the condition and appropriate guidance for treatment) service will be free for everyone who are seeking medical help if they suspect they have ... Read More »

WHO calls for testing of every suspected coronavirus case

World Health Organisation has called for every suspected coronavirus case to be tested, as countries across Europe tightened their lockdowns. Stating that one cannot fight a fire while blindfolded, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the virus is spreading rapidly, forcing governments to impose restrictions rarely seen outside wartime. Tedros said more cases and deaths have now been reported ... Read More »

First human trial to evaluate vaccine against COVID-19 begins in US

The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 has begun in Seattle, US health officials said. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement that the open-label trial will enroll 45 healthy adult volunteers ages 18 to 55 years over approximately 6 weeks. The first participant received the investigational vaccine yesterday. Read More »

Coronavirus: Health Ministry advises people to follow basic protective measures

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has advised people to follow basic protective measures so that they can keep themselves safe from the Novel Coronavirus. People should avoid participating in large gatherings. If a person is experiencing cough and fever he/she should avoid close contact with others. People are advised not to touch their eyes, nose and mouth without cleaning ... Read More »

latest news update on (Coronavirus) COVID-19

Cabinet Secretary held a high-level meeting, here today, with Secretaries of the concerned Ministries/Departments to review the status, actions, preparedness and management of COVID-19 cases in the country. An Advisory is issued for all incoming international passengers retuning to India to self-monitor their health and follow the recommended “DOs and DON’Ts”, since more than 100 countries across the world now ... Read More »

Highest Number Of Patients Examined For Oral Cancer On The Ocassion Of World Cancer Day

  “TEAM Of Dentists From Udaipur Established A New National Record” Udaipur : Pacific Dental College & Hospital, Debari, Udaipur in collaboration with Wonder Cement Limited, Nimbahera;LifescanHealthcare Pvt. Ltd, Pune& IDA Udaipur Branch conducted a mega Oral Cancer Screening and Awareness Programme at Wonder cement premises on 4th February where 3008 patients were screened for oral cancer on a single ... Read More »

Dropee Launches Full Release of its B2B Marketplace with a New Web Interface

Kuala Lumpur :  Dropee, a local based technology start-up, today launched the full release of its B2B marketplace and introduced a new web interface to further streamline trading between suppliers and retailers.  Prior to the full release, Dropee was running on beta since early this year. Unlike previously, current Dropee is able to support any number of suppliers and retailers. In ... Read More »

First In India Transradial Case Of Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy

“Coronary Blockage Can Now Be Treated with Shockwave” Udaipur / Chittorgarh : Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy for managing the challenging calcium buildup in coronary arteries arrived in India last week after a long wait for improvising patient outcomes on approval by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). The Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy uses acoustic sonic waves and the principle of lithotripsy ... Read More »

USFDA conducts inspection at Biocon’s Bengaluru facility

United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has conducted a pre-approval inspection of Biocon’s new Oral Solid Dosage Forms manufacturing facility at Bengaluru from November 05 to 09. The audit concluded without any observations and no Form 483 was issued. Biocon is India’s largest and Asia’s leading Biotechnology Company with a strategic focus on biopharmaceuticals and research services. It is ... Read More »

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announces first in the world launch of its novel, globally-researched, latest-in-class diabetes medicine “Remogliflozin” in India

Udaipur : Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Glenmark), a research-led global integrated pharmaceutical company, today announced the launch of its novel,patent protected and globally-researched sodium glucose co-transporter (SGLT2)inhibitor Remogliflozinetabonate (Remogliflozin) in India. The drug is indicated in the treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus in adults. SGLT2 inhibitors are novel anti-diabetic drugs that help achieve glycemic control by acting on the SGLT2 receptors ... Read More »

Tips to Get the Perfect Water Purifier

Human beings have three basic needs which are food, water and shelter in order to survive on planet earth. Out of these, water is the most important resource. It is treated as an elixir of life which sustains every living thing on the planet. Water as a resource is available from a number of sources like river, lakes, streams and ... Read More »

Mankind Pharma becomes first Indian company to develop dydrogesterone for infertility & pregnancy related complications

Udaipur : Mankind Pharma, a Rs 5,600 crore pharmaceutical company, has launched a Dydrogesterone-containing drug, for treatment of pregnancy-related complications. Mankind Pharma becomes the first Indian and second global company to develop the drug and make it available at an affordable price. Progesterone is a natural hormone involved in the menstrual cycle, implantation, and in successful maintenance of pregnancy. Any ... Read More »

Here’s whyOngoing Neck Pain is an Apparent Sign of Parkinson’s Disease

A whopping percentage of adults have come across situations that resulted in neck pains. Since your neck is the most vulnerable body part, neck pains can result in muscle straining, arthritis, injury, and other serious diseases (may be Parkinson’s too!). Having persistent neck pain is never a good thing! Whether you are a working person or homemaker, neck pain is ... Read More »

“Counterfeit food items pose a grave danger to the health of our citizens. It is absolutely imperative that the problem is dealt with effectively.” Secretary (HFW)

“Counterfeit food items, being totally illegal, bypass all mandatory quality checks and pose a grave danger to the health of our citizens. It is absolutely imperative that the problem is dealt with effectively” saidSecretary(HFW) Ms. Preeti Sudan at the video-conference (VC)addressing the Principal Secretaries of States and UTs, here today. High Court of Delhi vide order dated 19.08.2019 had directed ... Read More »

Amitabh Bachchan in ‘pain’, cancels Sunday meet

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday afternoon informed his fans that he is canceling the weekly meet and greet ritual due to ill health. The 76-year-old actor, who sees his admirers every Sunday at his house Jalsa in Juhu since past 36 years, said he might be in pain but fans need not worry. “…Not doing the Sunday Darshan today… ... Read More »

Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre facility introduced at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children (BJWHC)

Mumbai:  Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children (BJWHC), India’s first and largest Paediatric hospital in association with UNICEF formally inaugurated the Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre facility at BJWHC. The inauguration was presided by Chief guest, Mr Jim Morris, United States Representative on the Executive Board of the United National Children’s Fund (UNICEF) along with Mrs. Rajeshwari Chandrasekar, Chief of UNICEF Field Office ... Read More »

How to Resolve Water Crisis Effectively?

The scarcity of water has been a huge problem for so many years and almost every country in the world suffers through the same. In this very case getting pure water has become very hard, but with some proper water purification plant, government can solve the problem of impure water all the time. However, drinking water or usable water is ... Read More »

Ayushman Bharat will strengthen India’s efforts towards achieving Universal Health Coverage: Dr Harsh Vardhan

“The Government of India is committed to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and through our Ayushman Bharat(Long Live India) Scheme we are well on our way to achieve it by reducing inequalities in access to inpatient care, reducing the incidence of catastrophic health expenditures, and improving access and quality of health services in the public and private sectors. I am happy to ... Read More »

21.5 lakh TB cases reported in 2018 in India

New Delhi, Sep 25 . In 2018, 21.5 lakh tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported to the government, as compared to 18 lakh in 2017, an increase of 17 per cent in one year. This shows better reporting and subsequent treatment, as per the Annual India TB Report for 2019 released on Wednesday. As per the report, the sustained efforts of ... Read More »

21.5 lakh TB cases reported in India in 2018: Report

New Delhi, Sep 26 . A total of 21.5 lakh TB cases were reported in 2018, an increase of 17 per cent over 18 lakh in 2017, thus showing an improvement in reporting and subsequent treatment, as per the Annual India TB Report for 2019 released on Thursday. As per the report, the sustained efforts of the government of India ... Read More »

Dept report clears doctor blamed for Gorakhpur deaths of all charges

Gorakhpur, Sep 27 . A departmental inquiry has absolved pediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan of the charges of medical negligence, corruption and dereliction of duty on the day more than 60 children died at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College due to oxygen shortage in August 2017. The report comes two years after Khan was suspended from the hospital and spent nine months ... Read More »

Tap water samples from 11 parts of Delhi fail parameters (Lead)

New Delhi, Sep 27 . The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), which comes under the Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry, has found in its preliminary report that tap water samples from 11 different parts of Delhi have failed on 24 varying parameters. People from different parts of Delhi were complaining about the quality of tap water and its potability. The ... Read More »

Awareness programmes in Hyderabad mark World Heart Day

Hyderabad, Sep 29 . A half-marathon run, a cycle rally and other programmes were organised in Hyderabad on Sunday to mark World Heart Day. Cardiological Society of Telangana organised a cycle rally around KBR park to create awareness about heart diseases and its preventive measures, emphasising on the importance of exercise and good heart-healthy habits. Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajendar, ... Read More »

Odisha: MCL to set up medical college

Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 . Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has decided to invite a reputed medical institution to run its state-of-the-art 500-bed medical institute set up in Odisha’s Talcher. After the Odisha government expressed its inability to run the Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MIMSAR), the company has taken the initiative to invite reputed medical institutions for running the ... Read More »

UP man has all organs on wrong side

Kushinagar, Oct 3 . Jamaluddin, a resident of Padrauna in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar, looks normal at first glance but he is not. All the organs in his body are placed on the wrong side — his heart is on the right side while his liver and gall bladder are on the left. The matter came to light recently when Jamaluddin ... Read More »

AiMeD & BCIL seek regulatory framework on medical devices

New Delhi, Oct 5 . A joint conference was organised in New Delhi on Saturday by Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD) and Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) supported by Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) on comprehensive regulation of medical devices. The discussion highlighted the current state of the beleaguered domestic industry of Indian medical devices. The private sector urged ... Read More »

No life lost due to dengue in 2019: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Oct 7 . Praising the anti-dengue campaign, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed that the number of dengue cases in Delhi this year were just 356, compared to 650 by this time last year, adding no life was lost due to the vector-borne disease. “I am happy to share that the ’10 Baje-10 Hafte-10 Minute’ campaign ... Read More »

Panel to monitor dengue cases in Goa: State Health Minister

Panaji, Oct 7 . Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday said that he had urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to set up an inter-departmental committee to tackle dengue cases in Goa, even as 217 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported throughout the state in 2019. “The Health Services department is working hard to tackle the dengue disease, but ... Read More »

Nutrition survey finds rising diabetes risk in children

New Delhi, Oct 7 . There is a growing risk of non-communicable diseases among children aged 5 to 9 years and adolescents aged 10-19 years in India. As per the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) 2016-18, one in 10 school-age children and adolescents were pre-diabetic. One percent of school-age children and adolescents were diabetic and three percent of school-age children ... Read More »

Anaemia a health problem in all states except Kerala

New Delhi, Oct 8 . Anaemia is at least a mild public health problem for school-age children between the age group of 5-9 years in all states except for Kerala, according to the findings of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS), 2016-18. Anaemia was a moderate or severe public health problem among pre-school children in 27 states, school-age children in ... Read More »

MSME, AYUSH to jointly promote nutraceuticals industry

New Delhi, Sep 26 . The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and the Ministry of AYUSH have signed an agreement to jointly promote the nutraceuticals industry in India. MSME Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi who was at an Assocham event in New Delhi announced the joint venture. “My department MSME and Ayush have also signed an agreement to ... Read More »

Rare surgery held on 4-month-old to remove kidney stones

Hyderabad, Oct 3 . Doctors at a Hyderabad hospital have performed a complex procedure to remove kidney stones from a four-month-old baby boy, said to be the world’s youngest patient to undergo such a procedure. Three stones of size 8 to 9 mm from each kidney were removed by the doctors at Preeti Urology & Kidney Hospital. While kidney stone ... Read More »