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Metropolis Healthcare announces price sl Mumbai, Feb 25 (IBNS): As the country is witnessing a surge in Swine Flu cases, Metropolis Healthcare is offering test at Rs. 4000 to pass on the benefit to the people. 25-Feb-2015
Be careful against swine flu, but don't New Delhi, Feb 25 (IBNS) As more than 875 people died of deadly swine flu across the country, Health Minister J P Nadda on Wednesday warned the people to be careful about the virus but asked them not to panic. 25-Feb-2015
Employee choice in benefits is future: M Mumbai, Feb 24 (IBNS): A majority of employers believe that employee choice in benefits would help improve employee retention and attraction and make employees see larger value in the benefits provided to them, according to Marsh's 8th Annual Employee Health and Benefits Study, which was launched recently. 24-Feb-2015
Swine Flu claims more than 800 lives New Delhi, Feb 24 (IBNS): More than 800 people people have died across India as a result of the deadly swine flu. 24-Feb-2015
Govt conducting monitoring of pesticide New Delhi, Feb 24 (IBNS) The Union Agriculture Ministry is implementing a program for "Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level" under which samples of vegetable and fruits are collected and analysed for the presence of pesticide residues. 24-Feb-2015
Ministry to work as facilitator in devel New Delhi, Feb 23 (IBNS): Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Prakash Javedekar said that the ministry will work as a facilitator in pursuing the goal of sustainable development by bring in transparency , removing bottlenecks and encouraging people’s participation. 23-Feb-2015
Child dies of swine flu in Kolkata Kolkata, Feb 22 (IBNS): A 2-year-old child died of swine flu in Kolkata's Dr B C Roy Child Hospital on Sunday. 22-Feb-2015
More than 700 Swine Flu deaths in two mo New Delhi, Feb 21 (IBNS) More than 700 people died and about 11,000 affected by swine flu across India over the last two months as the deadly disease continued to sweep through the country. 21-Feb-2015
Governor reviews H1N1 Flu status in J&K Srinagar, Feb 19 (IBNS): As thirteen more persons have tested positive of swine flu in Kashmir, taking the toll of people infected with the disease to 84 in the State, Governor N.N. Vohra on Thursday convened a meeting at the Raj Bhavan to review the status of H1N1 flu and the preparedness of the Health and Medical Education Department in this regard. 19-Feb-2015
Cabinet Secretary reviews H1N1 situation New Delhi, Feb 19 (IBNS) The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, on Thursday reviewed the latest situation arising due to H1N1 in some states and the reported shortage of drugs or any other logistics. 19-Feb-2015
Providing assured and comprehensive heal New Delhi, Feb 19 (IBNS): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Thursday said that the providing assured and comprehensive health services will be the foremost priority of the Ministry, which will provide an assured set of services encompassing preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare. 19-Feb-2015
Ebola: UN envoy likens final phase of re New York, Feb 19 (IBNS) The Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that the final phase of "getting to zero" cases may well be the hardest, saying the hunt to track down the virus is "like looking for needles in haystacks." 19-Feb-2015
Junk food leading to rapid rise in denta New Delhi, Feb 18 (IBNS): Increasing consumption of junk food has led to a significant increase in oral diseases in children in recent years, well-known dental experts who participated in a seminar on paediatric dentistry at SGT University, Gurgaon, have warned. 18-Feb-2015
Indian women should not delay getting pr New Delhi, Feb 18 (IBNS): Three years into operations, Nova IVI Fertility (NIF), has undertaken an initiative with one of the most comprehensive studies with real-time, LIVE data involving over 7000 patients who have or are currently undergoing fertility treatments across all NIF centers in the country. 18-Feb-2015
Delhi govt stipulates rate of Swine Flu New Delhi, Feb 18 (IBNS): As the country continues to remain gripped with the H1N1 influenza, the Delhi government on Wednesday placed a cap on the price of tests for the H1N1 virus. 18-Feb-2015
Health Minister writes to all CMs to acc Kolkata, Feb 18 (IBNS): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J.P.Nadda has requested all the Chief Ministers to issue instructions for addressing the gaps, if any, and for sustaining and accelerating steps and action taken by state Governments for controlling and preventing morbidity and mortality due to Influenza A H1N1. 18-Feb-2015
No shortage of drugs: Health Ministry on New Delhi, Feb 18 (IBNS): The Health Ministry has been closely monitoring the situation arising due to cases and deaths caused by H1N1 in some states and there is no shortage of drugs or any other logistics, Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) B P Sharma stated after a high level meeting chaired by him on Wednesday. 18-Feb-2015
Treat mentally ill patients with empathy Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday delivered the Convocation Address at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, where he exhorted the graduating students to treat patients with empathy, and to work towards eradication of superstition regarding mental illness in society. 18-Feb-2015
H1N1 disease spreads in Kashmir, 2 kille Srinagar, Feb 18 (IBNS): Two patients infected with H1N1 virus have died in the Kashmir Valley while over 73 persons have tested positive and are undergoing treatment, health officials said on Wednesday. 18-Feb-2015
UN launches'‘All In' initiative to end New York, Feb 18 (IBNS): In the fight against HIV/AIDS, progress for adolescents has fallen behind, world leaders gathered at a United Nations meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, stressed Tuesday as they launched a global initiative that aims to end the second leading cause of death among young people worldwide. 18-Feb-2015
Swine Flu: Health minister chairs high-l New Delhi, Feb 18 (IBNS): Amid reports of more swine flu deaths pouring in from different parts of the country, Union Health Minister JP Nadda chaired a high-level review meeting on Tuesday night to take stock of the situation, media reports said. 18-Feb-2015
UN development chief begins last leg of New York, Feb 18 (IBNS): A United Nations development official, Helen Clark on Tuesday began the last leg of her Ebola-recovery focused visit to West Africa a day after she witnessed the reopening of schools in Liberia and urged the international community to support "recovery from this terrible crisis" beyond the emergency phase. 18-Feb-2015
Swine flu toll reaches 585 in India New Delhi, Feb 17 (IBNS): With reports of as many as 100 fresh deaths due to the H1N1 virus across India in past three days, the total swine flu toll climbed to at least 585 this year, media reports said 17-Feb-2015
14th World Congress on Public Health con Kolkata, Feb 16 (IBNS) The 14th World Congress on Public Health has called upon health care providers, government leaders and all representatives of civil society to take urgent action to mitigate environmental conditions that are contributing to the deaths and diseases of millions of inhabitants of this planet. 17-Feb-2015
Swine Flu: Aligarh Muslim University sus Aligarh, Feb 16 (IBNS): The Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh on Monday announced that all classes will remain suspended till Feb 25 as a precautionary measure against the possible spread of the H1N1 virus. 17-Feb-2015
Health Ministers of India, SL discuss en New Delhi, Feb 16 (IBNS) Union Health & Family Welfare Minister J. P. Nadda on Monday met Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Government of Sri Lanka and discussed issues related to increasing cooperation between the two countries in health sector. 16-Feb-2015
UN Economic, Social Council President ur New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) In addition to lives lost and the socio-economic impact of the Ebola outbreak, the long-term impact on families – with at least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone losing one or both parents to the virus – further underscores the dire need to invest in better health care systems, Martin Sajdik, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), has said. 14-Feb-2015
Saudi Arabia invites UN health team in p New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Fridayannounced it is dispatching a mission to Saudi Arabia next week at the request of the Government to take preventive measures for a possible upsurge of cases of a respiratory virus linked with camels known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-COv). 14-Feb-2015
Ebola: UN health agency turns to foreign New York, Feb 14 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Fridaythat it will huddle with medical teams from outside the Ebola-affected countries next week in Geneva to see how they can help in the last phases of the fight to bring the number of cases down to zero. 14-Feb-2015
Young champions of 'Raho Swachh, Jiyo Ma Kolkata, Feb 13 (IBNS): Galli Galli Sim Sim (GGSS), the popular children's educational programme, on Friday felicitated over 100 children and community volunteers as part of its 'Raho Swachh, Jiyo Mast' campaign, which was undertaken in the Jorasankho and Narkaldenga areas of Kolkata. 13-Feb-2015
UN-hosted Forum opens in New York, seeks New York, Feb 12 (IBNS): United Nations Headquarters in New York hosted the inaugural World Women’s Health and Development Forum today, bringing together world leaders, representatives of UN system entities, scientists, healthcare professionals, and members of civil society, the media and the private sector to discuss how best to advance the health, wealth and empowerment of women worldwide. 12-Feb-2015
UN health agency urges stepped-up survei New York, Dec 12 (IBNS) The recent outbreaks of measles one of the leading causes of deaths among young children in the United States and Brazil suggest that immunization rates in some areas have dropped below levels needed to prevent the spread of imported into the Americas, according to the United Nations health agency. 12-Feb-2015
Top UN development programme official st New York, Feb 12 (IBNS) The top United Nations development official, tasked by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to lead the Organization’ system-wide Ebola-related recovery effort, on Wednesday began a visit to West Africa, where a new study recommended better programs for women who have been disproportionately impacted by the disease. 12-Feb-2015
Health Ministry holds review meeting on New Delhi, Feb 11 (IBNS): The status of H1N1 influenza being reported from different states was reviewed, on Wednesday, at a meeting chaired by the Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) B P Sharma. 11-Feb-2015
UN through the lens: Photographing Ebola New York, Feb 11 (IBNS) The enemy was invisible – that's how United Nations photographer Martine Perret described Ebola, the deadly virus which has killed nearly 9,000 people in West Africa. 11-Feb-2015
De-worming initiative to make India worm Kolkata, Feb 10 (IBNS): National De-worming Day is being observed on Tuesday and in this connection Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched the National De-worming initiative at Jaipur. 10-Feb-2015
With regional simulation, UN agency boos New York, Feb 10 (IBNS) The United Nations agricultural agency has joined the European Union in helping to boost Balkan countries' preparations for any possible foot-and-mouth disease outbreak by running simulations of contingency plans for rapid responses, according to a press release issued on Monday. 10-Feb-2015
22,000 students participate in first TCS Kolkata, Feb 9 (IBNS): Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, announced on Monday that over 22,000 students from 900 colleges across nine cities in India participated by running in the inaugural TCS Fit4Life Campus Challenge. 09-Feb-2015
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare laun New Delhi, Feb 9 (IBNS): The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare today launched the first 'National Deworming Day'-a massive school-based deworming effort in twelve states scheduled for Feb 10. 09-Feb-2015
Marking World Interfaith Week, top UN of New York, Feb 7 (IBNS) At a special event on Friday which marked World Interfaith Week, top United Nations officials celebrated the importance of dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people. 07-Feb-2015
West African communities receiving Ebola New York, Feb 7 (IBNS) Grief among the more than 16,000 children orphaned by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa runs deep, but most of them have been taken in by families thanks to the bonds of kinship that has proven stronger than stigma and fear associated with the disease, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. 07-Feb-2015
TCS' Patient Care System for Operation S Kolkata, Feb 6 (IBNS): Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, on Friday announced that the end-to-end Patient Care System developed for Operation Smile in Guwahati, Assam has gone live. 06-Feb-2015
Kolkata's D.S. Research Centre organizes Kolkata, Feb 5 (IBNS): Aiming to spread knowledge about cancer , ‘Ray of Hope’ event was organized by D.S. Research Centre in Kolkata on the occasion of World Cancer Day on Wednesday. 05-Feb-2015
Pharmaceuticals dept visits USP India fa Hyderabad / Kolkata, Feb 5 (IBNS): Sudhansh Pant, Joint Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), visited the US Pharmacopeia's (USP) state-of-the-art India facility in Hyderabad. 05-Feb-2015
On World Cancer Day, UN says 'goal must New York, Feb 5 (IBNS) As the international community pauses on World Cancer Day to remember the millions of preventable deaths caused by the disease, the head of the UN agency that contributes nuclear techniques to fight cancer said on Wednesday that a huge percentage of the world’s cancer deaths occurring in developing countries can be prevented. 05-Feb-2015
Ebola: UN health agency says large-scale New York, Feb 4 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that the Ebola vaccine trials now under way in Liberia would start soon in Guinea and Sierra Leone, the two other most-affected countries in West Africa. 04-Feb-2015
Amid US measles outbreak, UN health agen New York, Feb 4 (IBNS) Parents in the United States must vaccinate their children against measles in order to maintain the high levels of immunity necessary in keeping outbreaks of the aggressively contagious virus small and contained, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday. 04-Feb-2015
Rajasthan Home Minister victim of swine Jaipur, Feb 3 (IBNS) Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has joined the ranks of swine flu victims in Rajasthan after he tested positive for H1N1 as the number of deaths has risen to 52. 03-Feb-2015
RTIICS to conduct screening camp for bre Kolkata, Feb 2 (IBNS): Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS) is conducting a screening camp for breast and lung cancer to observe World Cancer Day on Wednesday. 03-Feb-2015
Westbank Health and Wellness Institute c Kolkata, Feb 2 (IBNS) Westbank Health and Wellness Institute, a unit of Narayana Health Group located at Andul Road and Vidyasagar Setu Junction in Howrah is conducting free Cancer Screening Camp to mark the occasion of World Cancer Day on Feb 4. 03-Feb-2015
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