Countries must intensify vaccination delivery services: Experts (23:24)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Noting immunisation averts 2-3 million deaths every year worldwide, experts on Thursday urged all countries to accelerate action to increase awareness for immunisation and further intensify vaccination delivery services.

Bengal doctors observe National Black Day against state act (22:30)
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Sporting black badges, hundreds of doctors here on Thursday observed National Black Day in protest against the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Act.

Goa to host 'feni' festival,m says Tourism Minister (21:54)
Panaji, April 27 (IANS) A 'feni' festival will be held soon in the coastal state of Goa to highlight its medicinal value, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Thursday.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria receive highest polio vaccines (18:54)
New York/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria -- the only three polio endemic nations in the world -- received highest doses of vaccines in 2016, said a Unicef statement on Thursday.

UN expresses concern over HIV prevalence in Karachi (14:34)
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan should chip in with all resources available to contain HIV, a senior official of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said, a media report said on Thursday.

Sharjah Ruler inaugurates mobile clinic for elderly (14:32)
Sharjah, April 27 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah's Ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi inaugurated a mobile clinic for the elderly at the University of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates.

Drinking coffee can halve prostate cancer risk (14:14)
London, April 27 (IANS) Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may reduce prostate cancer risk by more than 50 per cent, show results of a study on 7,000 Italian men.

Samsung launches Smart Healthcare Citizenship Initiative (13:48)
Aizawl, April 27 (IANS) Samsung India on Thursday introduced the 'Smart Healthcare Citizenship Initiative' that provides affordable and quality healthcare to patients from the economically and socially weaker sections at Civil Hospital here.

Serious malaria cases cured by plant therapy in Africa (11:54)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) In a stunningly successful trial, scientists report they cured 18 critically-ill patients suffering from drug-resistant malaria with tablets made from dried leaves of the Chinese plant Artemisia annua (also known as sweet wormwood).

Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure (23:24)
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Early transplant of kidney is important for children diagnosed with advanced kidney failure, said a senior nephrologist on Wednesday at the local Kavery Hospital, where two boys underwent successful kidney transplant recently.

NGT shuts polluting industries along Ganga channel (23:14)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed 13 polluting industries situated along tributary or major drain of the Ganga river to be shut down.

Stent price capping will put patients in jeopardy: Experts (19:26)
Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) The government's move to put a price cap on stents, which are used to open up blocked arteries, has drawn flak from the health experts, who believe this will block innovation and put patients in jeopardy.

NHRC notice to Delhi hospital for running without equipment (18:24)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a detailed report from Hindu Rao Hospital over allegations that one of the oldest and biggest hospitals here was operating without the necessary equipment.

Eating less salt may not lower your BP, says study (16:34)
New York, April 26 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, consuming less sodium may not lead to lower blood pressure in the long term, show results of a new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years.

Genetic variants linked to extreme old age identified (15:36)
New York, April 26 (IANS) Researchers have identified new genetic variants associated with reduced risks for cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease, and higher odds of surviving for 100 or more years.

Obese kids at four-fold greater risk of Type-2 diabetes later (14:28)
London, April 26 (IANS) Children with obesity face four times the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes later, compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, warns a new study.

Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states (14:16)
By Prachi Salve
Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data.

Eating 'diet' foods can make you fat: Study (12:10)
New York, April 26 (IANS) The so-called "diet" products containing low or no fat may have higher amount of sugar and consuming them regularly could make you fat, new research warns.

GE Healthcare partners with project PAHAL (23:04)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to provide medical care to over 2.5 million urban poor in India, GE Healthcare and project PAHAL (Partnerships for Affordable Health Access and Longevity) on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership to address healthcare needs of underserved communities in the country.

Week-long celebrations to mark Yoga day in Belgium, Luxembourg (22:58)
Brussels, April 25 (IANS) Week-long celebrations will held in Belgium, Luxembourg and prominent European Union institutions to mark the third edition of International Yoga Day on June 19, the organisers said here on Tuesday.

Delhi HC notice on shortage of anti-HIV drugs in hospitals (22:08)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments on a petition alleging shortage of drugs to treat HIV/AIDS at certain hospitals in the national capital.

Uncontrolled diabetes can damage reproductive nerves: Doctors (21:44)
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Prolonged uncontrolled diabetes can cause damage to reproductive nerves, said doctors on Tuesday.

Mumbai hospital denies super obese Egypt woman was not treated well (19:48)
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Saifee Hospital here on Tuesday strongly refuted allegations by the sister of Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty that she was not treated for weight loss properly and that her health has deteriorated.

Drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets (18:12)
New York, April 25 (IANS) Tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant have cured 18 critically ill patients who were not responding to the standard malaria medications in a Congo clinic, says a study.

Workplace autonomy has positive effects on well-being (17:58)
Birmingham, April 25 (IANS) Higher level of autonomy at workplace has a positive effect on employees' well-being and gives them job satisfaction, according to a research.

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