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Tobacco Free West Bengal Campaign reques

Kolkata/IBNS: Tobacco Free West Bengal Campaign has urged the Government of West Bengal to declare all healthcare facilities tobacco-free zones.

2 die of swine flu in Iraq

Baghdad/Xinhua/UNI: Two people died of swine flu, also known as influenza A/H1N1, and eight cases others were confirmed infected in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a medical source said.

Avoid self-medication: top UK doctor Pro

The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017 declared Sepsis as a global health priority, prompted by the rising worldwide burden of Sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body's response to an infection. It is estimated to affect more than 30 million people worldwide every year, potentially leading to 6 million deaths. IBNS caught up with critical care expert Dr (Prof) Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine University College London, UK to discuss the disease and several other issues which include the problem of self-medication. Excerpts: 

Quality immunization and surveillance he

New York/IBNS: Three African countries have halted recent polio outbreaks which indicates that the disease can be stopped elsewhere in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Working too much could lead to high bloo

New York/IBNS: Being a workaholic may not just affect your social life. People who put in long hours at the office may be more likely to have high blood pressure, a new study shows.

Filtered coffee helps prevent type 2 dia

New York/IBNS: Coffee can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes – but only filtered coffee, rather than boiled coffee.

How to keep year-end deadlines from ruin

New York/IBNS: The end of the year is supposed to be a time to celebrate and relax. But for many, the traditional sounds of the season include a giant, ticking clock – and not the fun kind from your favorite rockin' New Year's Eve show.

Medicon International: Andrew Collier ad

Kolkata/IBNS: Top UK doctor Andrew Collier, a fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, who was in Kolkata to attend the Medicon International this week, has advised people to exercise and bring changes to their lifestyles to combat Type 2 Diabetes.

Medicon International: Doctors give impo

Kolkata/IBNS: Top doctors, who attended the second day of the Medicon International, 2019 conference where the Professor Shyamal Sen Memorial Oration was delivered, here on Saturday said that despite advancement in technologies over the years, medical practitioners should give importance to the system of ‘Bedside Encounter’.

Medicon International: Panelists harp on

Kolkata/IBNS: The panelists on the last day of the Medicon Conference, who participated in a discussion on ‘Ethical issues: Violence Against Doctors- Whose responsibility is it’, on Saturday opined that lack of communication might be a major reason behind triggering growing trend of vandalism against medical practitioners.

TAVI gives new hope for patients at CK B

Kolkata/IBNS: Winter is the most vulnerable time for patients having a background history of heart diseases and is linked to 50% higher risk of heart attack. The strain on the heart can be difficult to handle for the elderly and those with existing issues.

World Health Organization reports 60 per

New York/IBNS: International action to drive down cholera led to a 60 per cent decrease in cases in 2018, compared with the previous year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday.

Kolkata to host two-day long Medicon Int

Kolkata/IBNS: Promising to address the core developments in general internal medicine which has a direct implication on practice of sub-specialties in clinical medicine, Kolkata is set to host the 6th edition of the Medicon International 2019 from Friday.

Filtered coffee helps prevent type 2 dia

New York/IBNS: Coffee can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes – but only filtered coffee, rather than boiled coffee.

Blue light may not be so bad for sleep,

Manchester/IBNS: Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought - according to University of Manchester scientists.

Low cost breast cancer medicine move goo

New York/IBNS: More women could soon have access to an affordable version of an expensive life-saving breast cancer treatment, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Kolkata: CMRI completes 50 years of its

Kolkata/IBNS: Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) celebrated its “Golden Jubilee“ here on Saturday.

‘Air bridge’ vaccination operation b

New York/IBNS: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Samoa measles outbreak claims 70 lives,

New York/IBNS: Seventy people have now died from Samoa’s measles outbreak, UN humanitarians confirmed on Tuesday, as the organization released emergency funding to help the authorities step up efforts to eradicate the preventable disease.

Tobacco Free West Bengal campaign with s

Kolkata/IBNS: The Tobacco Free West Bengal Campaign organised the first-of-its-kind Blue Line Campaign, at which the students of Gandhi Colony Bharati Balika Vidyalaya in south Kolkata's  Netaji Nagar, participated to create awareness against tobacco consumption.

Good exercise capacity lowers all cause

Vienna/IBNS: Women who can exercise vigorously are at significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer and other causes.

Study finds key brain region smaller in

Chicago/IBNS: Researchers studying the brain found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to women not taking the pill, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Domestic abuse survivors twice at risk o

London/IBNS: Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk of developing long-term illnesses that cause widespread bodily pain and extreme tiredness, shows a study by the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick.

Malaria on the decline in South-East Asi

New Delhi/IBNS: As WHO South-East Asia Region continues to register a steep decline in malaria incidence, the World Health Organization today reiterated accelerated concerted efforts by member countries to achieve zero malaria by 2030.

Young women face unnecessary surgery for

London/IBNS: Thousands of young women are unnecessarily admitted to UK hospitals and undergo surgery they do not need each year in the NHS, according to a new study.

Introducing peanuts and eggs early can p

London/IBNS: In a series of papers published today in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers found that despite low adherence, early introduction to allergenic foods (those that may cause an allergic reaction), including egg and peanut, was found to be effective in preventing the development of food allergies in specific groups of infants. 

Only one in five countries has a healthc

New York/IBNS: Protecting people’s health from climate change dangers such as heat stress, storms and tsunamis has never been more important, yet most countries are doing too little about it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Deadly superbugs lurking in more than ni

London/IBNS: The vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara and lip gloss are contaminated with potentially life threatening superbugs, new research from Aston University published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology has revealed.

Placenta changes could mean male offspri

London/IBNS: Changes occur in the placenta in older pregnant mothers leading to a greater likelihood of poor health in their male offspring, a study in rats has shown.

Union home ministry asks every state and

Kolkata/IBNS: Referring to the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance, 2019 promulgated on Sept 18, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sent a written directive to the Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police (DGP) of all states and Union Territories, asking them to strictly enforce the ban on e-cigarettes and other provisions of the ordinance.

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