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SRL's study on Vitamin D declares younge New Delhi, Oct 31 (IBNS): SRL Diagnostics, a healthcare diagnostics player in India, in its recent study on Vitamin D deficiency, conducted an extensive analysis of Vitamin D reports from 37,010 people from four zones across tropical India, only to discover that Vitamin D deficiency was prevalent in around 69 per cent of the population. 31-Oct-2014
UN Ebola response in West Africa to be b New York, Oct 31 (IBNS) The World Bank has announced it is boosting its efforts in assisting health workers fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected countries in West Africa as part of the wider United Nations Ebola crisis response. 31-Oct-2014
Signs of Ebola decline in Liberia offer New York, Oct 30 (IBNS) The spread of Ebola in Liberia may be slowing, as demonstrated in the decline in burials and sickbed occupancy rates, as well as a plateau in lab-reported new cases in the West African country hardest hit by the virus, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday, while cautioning against drawing premature conclusions. 30-Oct-2014
India favours ban on e-cigarettes Barcelona, Oct 29 (IBNS): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan is in favour of a complete ban on e-cigarettes and all products described as "Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)." 29-Oct-2014
'The only way to stop Ebola is at its so New York, Oct 29 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged countries that have imposed travel bans or closed their borders in response to the Ebola outbreak of the need to convey a sense of urgency without inciting panic, saying "the only way to stop Ebola is to stop it at its source." 29-Oct-2014
Harsh Vardhan aspires to eliminate tuber Barcelona, Oct 28 (IBNS): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, on Tuesday outlined the broad contours of India's new thrust against tuberculosis (TB), and stressed that he is determined to take the country substantially down the road to elimination of the disease by 2020. 28-Oct-2014
Ebola: UN envoy concludes visits to affe New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has wrapped up his visits to the three West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak as part of the Organization’s ongoing efforts to drum up international support in tackling the deadly crisis, it was announced Monday. 28-Oct-2014
DM WIMS Nursing College launched Bangalore, Oct 27 (IBNS): Dr. Moopen's Education and Research Foundation (DMERF) has announced the launch of DM WIMS Nursing College starting with a four-year bachelor's degree course in nursing at DM WIMS Medical College Campus in Wayanad. 28-Oct-2014
Union Health Minister leaves for Spain New Delhi Oct 27 (IBNS):Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday left for Barcelona city in Spain where he will deliver the keynote address at the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s symposium on Tuberculosis (TB) entitled "Moving out of the Box to end Global TB epidemic: with post-2015 strategy." 28-Oct-2014
PM Modi dedicates Sir H N Reliance Found Mumbai, Oct 25 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the city of Mumbai the health care facility in the form of Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center. 25-Oct-2014
HP govt 'considering' to open a new Can Shimla, Oct 25 (IBNS): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Saturday said the state government is considering to open a new Cancer Hospital in the suburbs of Shimla city. 25-Oct-2014
PM Modi inaugurates Sir H.N. Reliance Fo Mumbai, Oct 25 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurate the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai. 25-Oct-2014
Ebola: industry leaders meet to discuss New York, Oct 25 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has convened a meeting with top Government officials from Ebola-affected countries, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies to discuss and agree how best to best fast-track testing and the deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to halt the spread of the deadly virus. 25-Oct-2014
Harsh Vardhan offers cooperation to Paki New Delhi, Oct 24 (IBNS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has offered the government of Pakistan full cooperation in helping eradicate polio from that country. 25-Oct-2014
Ahead of World Day, UN hails landmark gl New York, Oct 24 (IBNS) Every day, a thousand or so children are being protected from disability as part of a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio through a worldwide campaign that has immunized millions of previously-unreached children across the globe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on the eve of World Polio Day. 24-Oct-2014
Primary focus of response must be to hal New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): As the international community mobilizes on all fronts to combat the unfolding Ebola outbreak, the primary emphasis must continue to be on stopping the transmission of the virus within Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three hardest-hit countries, United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Thursday . 24-Oct-2014
N.Y. doctor tests positive for Ebola New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): A doctor in the US's New York city, who recently returned from Guinea after treating Ebola patients in the country, tested positive for the Ebola virus on Thursday, officials said. 24-Oct-2014
11 infants die at Malda hospital in 3 da Malda, Oct 23 (IBNS): The curse of crib-deaths revisited West Bengal with 11 infants losing their lives at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in the past three days, media reported. 23-Oct-2014
Amid ongoing Ebola outbreak, UN ramps up New York, Oct 23 (IBNS): A United Nations health committee has met for the third time in three months to evaluate the Organization’s ongoing response to the global Ebola crisis amid broader agency-wide efforts in confronting the deadly disease, UN officials confirmed on Wednesday. 23-Oct-2014
Despite gains against tuberculosis, bett New York, Oct 23(IBNS): The world is fighting a difficult battle against the spread of tuberculosis (TB), the United Nations health agency announced on Wednesday, as it released its latest report on the disease, revealing a greater number of cases than previously estimated and a shortfall in research funding. 23-Oct-2014
As Ebola response accelerates, UN health New York, Oct 22 (IBNS) Amid positive developments in the global fight against Ebola, including a growing response to the Secretary-General’s appeals for the more funding to tackle the outbreak, the United Nations health agency on Tuesdayannounced the expected delivery of Ebola candidate vaccines, as the UN system continues to ramps up efforts to quell the spread of the deadly virus. 22-Oct-2014
First trials of Ebola vaccines to be hel Geneva, Oct 21 (IBNS): The World health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said the first trials of vaccines designed to fight against the Ebola virus will be held in West Africa early 2015. 21-Oct-2014
Ebola no longer 'localized emergency,' U New York, Oct 21 (IBNS): Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana on Monday as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States. 21-Oct-2014
Ebola: back from outbreak epicentre, UN New York, Oct 18 (IBNS) Survivors of Ebola who have developed immunity to the virus are being trained to care for children in Liberia and Sierra Leone, a United Nations official on Fridayannounced. 18-Oct-2014
More asylum-seekers died trying to reach New York, Oct 18 (IBNS) More migrants and asylum-seekers are dying in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, this year than in the last three years combined, the UN refugee agency reported on Friday. 18-Oct-2014
WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebol New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday officially declared the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commended the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus. 17-Oct-2014
UN chief stresses need for urgent global New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called on the international community to step up its efforts to respond to the Ebola crisis and turn pledges into action, while the United Nations health agency warned of continuously deteriorating situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. 17-Oct-2014
Funding gap looms amid efforts to tackle New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): Combating the "twin plagues" of Ebola and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while addressing the largest number of forcibly displaced people since World War II amid budget cuts is like "being asked to use a boat and bucket to cope with a flood", the United Nations’ new human rights chief told journalists in Geneva Thursday. 17-Oct-2014
"Indian women consistently suffer skin d Kolkata, Oct 16 (IBNS) : Vaseline conducted a survey to understand the skin moisturization rituals of women across India. The survey shows that although Indian women are aware that regular moisturization reduces skin damage and early aging they still do not do it consistently. 17-Oct-2014
Centre wants noise-free Diwali in capita New Delhi, Oct 16 (IBNS): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday urged Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung, to ensure that the nation's capital celebrates a "silent Diwali" this year. 16-Oct-2014
Ebola response in 'high-gear' as UN offi New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) The United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response, reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and, in the latter country, gathering survivors for a meeting to help deal with the psychological aftermath and stigma they face re-entering their communities. 16-Oct-2014
Ebola response in 'high-gear' as UN offi New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) The United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response, reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and, in the latter country, gathering survivors for a meeting to help deal with the psychological aftermath and stigma they face re-entering their communities. 16-Oct-2014
On World Day, UN spotlights handwashing New York, Oct 16 (IBNS) As the world celebrates the seventh annual Global Handwashing Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is spotlighting how the simple practice not only saves lives, but is also instrumental in the fight against Ebola. 16-Oct-2014
Centre mulls to increase number of medic New Delhi, Oct 15 (IBNS): The Union Government is mulling to increase the number of under-graduate and post graduate medical seats across the country to meet the shortfall of doctors, who also admitted that Centre at the same time filed a review petition in Supreme Court seeking clearance for National level Common Medical Test which was quashed by the apex court earlier. 15-Oct-2014
Dettol celebrates Global Handwashing Day New Delhi, Oct 15 (IBNS): Committed towards spreading awareness around the importance of hand hygiene amongst children, RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) India celebrated Global Handwashing Day with a unique concept of global relay. As a part of the global campaign "Give Life a Hand" panning across 27 countries, the campaign saw school children across 11 countries come together in a virtual relay. 15-Oct-2014
In race against time, Member States must New York, Oct 15 (IBNS) The Ebola outbreak is “winning the race” against attempts to contain it, the head of the United Nations mission working to stop the deadly virus warned the Security Council on Tuesday as he urged the international community to help expand on-the-ground efforts across the affected nations in West Africa. 15-Oct-2014
Ebola: FB's Mark Zuckerberg, wife Donate New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) Popular social networking site Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday said he and his wife Priscilla are donating USD25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation in order to fight the Ebola disease. 14-Oct-2014
10,000 new Ebola cases could be seen per Geneva, Oct 14 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned that there could be up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week in next two months. 14-Oct-2014
Strong community engagement, activism ke New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) Community engagement and activism are critical in Sierra Leone’s ongoing battle against the spread of Ebola, a United Nations official declared on Monday, adding that only with the support of the local population could the country and the wider region of West Africa defeat the economic and health crises caused by the deadly virus. 14-Oct-2014
Texas: Health care worker tests positive Texas, Oct 12 (IBNS): A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test at the state public health laboratory in Austin, officials said on Sunday. 12-Oct-2014
Bhopal gas victim group protests against New Delhi, Oct 11 (IBNS) Five organisations working for the welfare of the survivors of the December '84 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal Saturday demonstrated outside the National Institute for Research on Environmental Health (NIREH) during its 4th foundation day celebrations accusing this 31st center of the Indian council of Medical Research (ICMR) with betrayal of the interests of the survivors. 11-Oct-2014
'We are late, but not too late to fight New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) Declaring that the world has never seen anything like current Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa, senior United Nations officials on Friday warned that the virus is “far ahead” of the global response as it is morphing from a local to an international crisis requiring all countries to scale up efforts and financial commitments to bring an end to the scourge. 11-Oct-2014
On World Mental Health Day, Ban calls fo New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) Suffering from schizophrenia should not have to mean enduring “a life sentence of isolation and poor physical health,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday as he urged the creation of better support networks and services for people living with the mental health disorder. 11-Oct-2014
India's first ever Mental Health Policy New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday launched India's first Mental Health Policy, saying that universal access to mental health care is a specific goal of the government. 10-Oct-2014
Heart ailment diagnosis now more afforda Kolkata, Oct 10 (IBNS) Kolkata's doctors say heart diagnosis has become much more facile due to the increase in the financial affordability of people. 10-Oct-2014
Ebola crisis 'permeates every aspect of New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) Urgent support is needed to avert an "economic meltdown" in Guinea, where the Ebola crisis is destroying lives, jobs and essential services, leaving exports of fruits and vegetables down 90 percent, the airport two-thirds empty and container traffic to its key port down by a third, according to the United Nations. 10-Oct-2014
Ban urges international community to esc New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) The international community must "step up" its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa before it gets much worse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed on Thursday, adding that a range of measures – from extra financing to increased medical assistance – were essential in helping the countries afflicted by the disease. 10-Oct-2014
Ebola: UN agency launches initiative to New York, Oct 9 (JEN) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday is launching a programme that will assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon separately announced the appointment of the respective UN Crisis Managers in the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 09-Oct-2014
Apollo Hospitals launches its maiden sup Kolkata, Oct 9 (IBNS) Healthcare provider Apollo Hospitals has added another super specialty hospital by launching it in Madhya Pradesh. 09-Oct-2014
UN budget committee approves funding for New York, Oct 8 (IBNS) The United Nations committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues on Tuesday adopted a resolution allocating funding for the newly established UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) and the Office of the Special Envoy on Ebola. 08-Oct-2014
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