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  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

Healthcare : World Healthcare
Flu pandemic infected one in five
London, Jan 27 - The 2009 flu pandemic infected one in five people, comprising 20 to 27 percent of the population in Britain, US, India and China and 15 other countries countries, says an international study.
Jan 28, 2013 - 1:40:05 PM

Medical News
Stigma preventing leprosy-cured from getting jobs
New Delhi, Jan 27 - India has 13 million people who have been cured of leprosy, but they still find it hard to get a job due to the stigma attached to the disease. This, despite the government making provisions for their employment, health experts and activists say.
Jan 27, 2013 - 2:10:09 PM

Healthcare : USA
Measles, Mumps make a comeback in US
Washington, Jan 26 - Childhood diseases, like measles, that were said to be eliminated in the US a decade ago are slowly making a comeback, in part due to an increasing number of Americans choosing not to get vaccinated, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - told RIA Novosti.
Jan 26, 2013 - 2:38:03 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare : Uttar Pradesh Healthcare
Melinda Gates calls on Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, Jan 23 - Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -, Wednesday called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and discussed the progress on the recently signed memorandum of cooperation signed between the state government and the foundation.
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:12:02 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
'Movies, TV impact tobacco users more than newspapers'
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 - A nationwide study has revealed that movies and television have a far greater impact on the use of tobacco than newspapers.
Jan 24, 2013 - 12:20:02 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Rockland to open three new hospitals in NCR
New Delhi, Jan 23 - The Rockland Group plans to open three new hospitals in the National Capital Region -, two of them this year, and create a network of over 4,000 doctors across the country to provide advanced healthcare.
Jan 23, 2013 - 1:24:13 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Spice Global enters healthcare business with hospital in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 22 - Spice Global has forayed into healthcare business by setting up a hospital in the national capital with an initial investment of Rs.400 crore -, B.K. Modi, promoter of the $2 billion diversified firm, said here.
Jan 22, 2013 - 4:42:02 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Delhi to expedite recruitment of doctors
New Delhi, Jan 10 - The Delhi government Thursday decided to expedite the recruitment of doctors under the Delhi Health Service scheme, an official said.
Jan 11, 2013 - 8:54:03 PM

Healthcare : USA
India adds spice to US life, keeps it healthy
India is the second largest drug exporter and the seventh largest food exporter to the US with nearly one quarter of the spices, oils and food colourings used in America coming from India.
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:52:04 AM

Healthcare : World Healthcare
BRICS to strengthen cooperation in health sector
New Delhi, Jan 10 - Health officials of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - Thursday discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in areas of manufacturing affordable health products and developing advanced health technologies.
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:50:04 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Sex selective abortion rampant in Delhi, says study
New Delhi, Jan 9 - Sex-selective abortion is rampant in Delhi, particularly in south Delhi, a survey by Centre for Social Research -, an organisation working for women empowerment and welfare, revealed Wednesday.
Jan 9, 2013 - 8:32:04 PM

Healthcare : UK
Leading OCD expert welcomes Charles Walker MP's honesty
One of the country's leading experts on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and senior consultant psychiatrist at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) Dr Lynne Drummond, has praised MP's for holding an historic mental health debate in the House of Commons last week (14 June 2012).
Jun 19, 2012 - 10:27:26 PM

Healthcare : UK
British court orders force-feeding for dying anorexic woman
An anorexic woman, who started controlling her eating habits at 11 and was described as having an obsessive fear of weight gain, should be force-fed, a British court has ordered.
Jun 16, 2012 - 8:49:11 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
AIIMS-II launched in Haryana village
Gurgaon, May 30 - The construction of the second campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences -, perhaps bigger than the one in Delhi, began in a village in Haryana's Jhajjar district Wednesday, an official said. It is being built at a cost of Rs.1,000 crore.
May 30, 2012 - 10:25:25 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Delhi hospital launches helpline for strokes
With the number of strokes on the rise, Delhi's Fortis hospital Tuesday launched a toll-free helpline for victims.
May 1, 2012 - 7:46:00 PM

Healthcare : USA : Medicare
Fitness club memberships help insurance plans to enrol healthier patients
A way to build a more profitable membership in a insurance plan is to design insurance benefits that attract the healthiest patients. In a study published in the Jan. 12, 2012, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, Brown University researchers report that plans have managed to do just that by offering fitness club memberships as a covered benefit.

Jan 12, 2012 - 2:15:42 AM

Healthcare
Anxiety disorders mount since credit crunch
The number of people with anxiety disorders has more than quadrupled in four years. Some of this could be explained by an expansion in counselling services and increase in mental problems triggered by financial uncertainties.
Jan 1, 2012 - 7:01:16 PM

Healthcare
Doctors diagnose patients within moments of meeting
Doctors can diagnose illness and infections within moments of their meeting with a patient, say researchers in a study that could help improve diagnostic techniques.
Dec 25, 2011 - 7:39:22 PM

Healthcare
Physician-defined patient complexity differs from current diagnosis-based measures
As Americans live longer with multiple medical conditions, managing their care is becoming increasingly challenging. Being able to define and measure patient complexity has important implications for how care is organized, how physicians and health care systems are paid, and how resources are allocated.
Dec 23, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Free health screening for school children Nov 14
New Delhi, Oct 28 - Free medical treatment and health check-ups will be conducted by the Delhi government for nearly 14 lakh school children under a scheme that is to be rolled out on Children's Day Nov 14.
Oct 28, 2011 - 8:03:00 PM

Healthcare : UK : NHS
Systematic bias in the assessment of UK doctors
Official assessments of a doctor's professionalism should be considered carefully before being accepted due to the tendency for some doctors to receive lower scores than others, and the tendency of some groups of patient or colleague assessors to provide lower scores, claims new research published on bmj.com today.
Oct 28, 2011 - 8:00:00 PM

Healthcare : USA
White children far more likely to receive CT scans than Hispanic, African-American children
White children are far more likely to receive cranial computed tomography (CT) scans in an emergency department following minor head trauma than are African-American or Hispanic children, a study by researchers at UC Davis has found.
Oct 17, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

Healthcare : India Healthcare : Bihar
Suspected brain disease kills 51 kids in Bihar
Suspected encephalitis, a brain fever, has killed 51 children in Bihar's Gaya district in the last seven weeks, with three more kids succumbing to the disease Friday, an official said Saturday.
Oct 3, 2011 - 6:02:35 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
New rules for bio-medical waste management in India
To ensure safe and proper management of bio-medical waste, the environment ministry has proposed new rules under which all health institutions are required to obtain authorisation of medical waste treatment facility.
Sep 26, 2011 - 1:19:32 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Delhi hospitals lacking in emergency protocols
Last week's Delhi High Court blast, which left 13 dead and around 90 injured, once again exposed one of the most glaring shortcomings of the capital's hospitals -- lack of a robust emergency response system, medical experts say.
Sep 14, 2011 - 4:06:39 PM

Medical News
Doctors' strike hits Maharashtra, talks fail
Mumbai, Sep 10 - Medical services in Maharashtra were severely hit Saturday as over 3,000 resident doctors in government hospitals across the state went on an indefinite strike to press for enhanced security at hospitals, even as talks with authorities proved unsuccessful, doctors said.
Sep 10, 2011 - 9:51:53 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare : Maharashtra
Doctors' strike hits Maharashtra medical services
Mumbai, Sep 10 - Medical services in Maharashtra were jolted Saturday as resident doctors in all government hospitals went on an indefinite strike to press for enhanced security and sharper surveillence on hospital premises, the doctors said.
Sep 10, 2011 - 2:21:38 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
One mosquito coil equals 100 cigarettes
Smoke emitted from one mosquito repellent coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, thus causing harm to a large number of people in India, an expert said Wednesday.
Sep 1, 2011 - 7:01:25 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare : Orissa Healthcare
Dengue cases on the decline in Orissa
Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 - No dengue deaths have been reported in Orissa since past four days, and though fresh cases are surfacing, their number has gone down, an official said Tuesday.
Aug 30, 2011 - 9:49:48 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare : AIIMS
200 faculty posts vacant at AIIMS in Delhi
As many as 200 faculty posts are lying vacant at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences - that serves an estimated 8,000 patients every day, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday.
Aug 30, 2011 - 7:56:36 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Indian doctors among the best in world: Ansari
New Delhi, Aug 19 - Indian doctors, especially those from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences -, are among the best in the world as far as delivery of health care and research is concerned, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Friday.
Aug 19, 2011 - 9:13:01 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Nine more test positive for scrub typhus in Shimla
Shimla, Aug 18 - Nine patients suffering from scrub typhus, a disease caused by the bite of an infected mite, have been reported here in this Himachal Pradesh capital, an official said here Thursday.
Aug 18, 2011 - 12:51:27 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Relax MBBS eligibility for northeast tribal students
The Tripura government and opposition parties have urged the central government and the Medical Council of India - to further relax eligibility criteria for admission to medical colleges for northeast's tribal students.
Aug 8, 2011 - 4:25:50 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Indian enterprise to set up $30 mn cancer centre in Ethiopia
Ethiopia, July 24 - An Indian healthcare enterprise plans to construct a cancer care centre in Ethiopia at a cost of over $30 million.
Jul 24, 2011 - 1:21:25 PM

Healthcare : USA
Daunting barriers found in accessing psychiatric care
A new study by Harvard Medical School researchers published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine finds that access to outpatient psychiatric care in the greater Boston area is severely limited, even for people with reputedly excellent private health insurance. Given that the federal health law is modelled after the Massachusetts health reform, the findings have national implications, the researchers say.
Jul 21, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Girl battles law to survive
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 - Born in an impoverished family, 17-year-old Jayasree had both her kidneys damaged at the age of 11, saw her father lose his mental balance and now, when she finally saw a flicker of hope after a priest came forward to donate his kidney for free -- a law stopped him from doing so.
Jul 20, 2011 - 5:50:18 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Mayawati orders CBI probe into doctors' killing, medical graft
Lucknow, July 20 - Prompted by the remarks of the Allahabad High Court, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation - probe into the murder of two chief medical officers - of Lucknow.
Jul 19, 2011 - 10:21:36 PM

Medical News
Elderly show way to recovery after surgeries
Retired professor J.R. Verma, 91, underwent a second knee replacement surgery four months ago. But the only signs of old age this Delhiite carries are a walking stick and a deeply wrinkled skin. He is active and on his way to recovery.
Jul 17, 2011 - 6:47:48 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Bengal to focus on ayurveda
Kolkata, July 12 - The West Bengal government is planning to revive ayurveda both for medical treatment and development of rural areas of the state, lawmakers said Tuesday.
Jul 13, 2011 - 8:41:31 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Campaign launched for shy condom buyers
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 - 'I am not Shy' campaign to overcome shyness in buying a pack of condoms from an outlet was launched here Monday by state-run Hindustan Latex Limited - on the occasion of World Population Day.
Jul 11, 2011 - 8:19:59 PM

Healthcare : World Healthcare
New tool can detect deadly anthrax attack in 15 minutes
Washington, July 7 - A nano detector that takes just 15 minutes to analyze a sample suspected of anthrax contamination, is being developed by researchers.
Jul 7, 2011 - 3:01:04 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Two held for hiring women for clinical drug trials
Two people working as brokers for a Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company were Friday arrested in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district for engaging poor women for unauthorised drug trials, police said.
Jun 17, 2011 - 11:20:53 AM

Latest Research
Secrets behind successful patient safety programs revealed
A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a programme, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world's most successful patient safety programmes.
Jun 17, 2011 - 4:00:00 AM

Healthcare : China Healthcare
Mental health check-up not to be compulsory in China
Beijing, June 14 - Mental health examination of Chinese people would not be compulsory and could be done at the discretion of the patient's guardians, says a new draft mental health law.
Jun 14, 2011 - 4:51:45 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
West Bengal to increase seats in medical colleges by 700
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said a three-phase developmental system will be taken up to improve the state's ailing health services sector.
Jun 14, 2011 - 4:03:03 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
India urges international community to promote generic drugs
New Delhi, June 9 - India has called upon the international community to promote generic medicine, specially for diseases like HIV and AIDS, to make treatment affordable.
Jun 9, 2011 - 3:12:10 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
India's Bharat Biotech to sell $1 diarrhoea vaccine
Hyderabad, June 6 - Leading bio-pharma company Bharat Biotech Monday announced that ROTAVAC , India's first indigenously developed rotavirus diarrohea vaccine, will be sold to global public markets, UN procurement agencies and governments the world over at a price of $1.
Jun 6, 2011 - 11:35:28 AM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Stricter radiation norms soon for mobile handsets
New Delhi, June 5 - Concerned by the latest World Health Organisations - study linking mobile phone usage with brain tumours, Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Sachin Pilot has said that the government will come out with stricter norms for mobile handsets and towers.
Jun 5, 2011 - 8:05:44 PM

Healthcare : India Healthcare
Mamata announces plan to revamp Bengal's medical infrastructure
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said existing hospitals and health centres across the state will be upgraded while four super-speciality hospitals will come up in Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and Birbhum to revamp the medical infrastructure.
Jun 1, 2011 - 10:28:24 PM

Healthcare : Australia
Tourist dies of mosquito-borne virus in Australia
Sydney, May 26 - A 19-year-old Canadian woman has died after contracting a rare and incurable mosquito-borne virus while on holiday in Australia's northern region, officials said.
May 26, 2011 - 10:59:11 AM

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