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Indian scientists develop Elisa tests for avian influenza
Indian scientists have developed Elisa tests for diagnosis of three livestock diseases, including the deadly avian influenza, which they say can make a revolution in the area of disease diagnosis. Researchers led by Dr Harekrishna Pradhan at High Security Animal Disease Laboratory at Bhopal last week announced that they have developed an avian influenza vaccine for the first time in India which can prevent H5N1 virus infection in birds and capable of preventing its further spread.
Jul 22, 2006, 19:12
Delhi reports 222 cholera cases in four months
Delhi has reported 222 cases of cholera in the last four months and authorities here blame it on the poor quality of drinking water.
May 7, 2006, 18:44
Over 200,000 miners in Rajasthan suffer from silicosis
Over 200,000 miners in Rajasthan suffer from silicosis - a dangerous lung disease caused by the inhalation of dust containing crystalline silica, according to recent research.
May 7, 2006, 18:41
Doctors join hands to spread message of safe motherhood
India, which has the dubious distinction of accounting for 25 percent of global maternal deaths, will benefit from a joint effort by doctors to promote safe motherhood.
May 7, 2006, 16:30
Hindustan Latex launches first female condom
Hindustan Latex Ltd (HLL), the state-owned condom manufacturing firm, Saturday launched Confidom passion rings, the first female condom for practising safe sex and preventing unwanted pregnancy.
May 7, 2006, 16:10
Chhattisgarh to become eco-tourism hub
Chhattisgarh will soon open herbal shops offering medicinal facilities at over 35 tourist sites and rest houses in a bid to become a hub of eco-tourism.
May 3, 2006, 01:03
Obesity cure lures foreigners to India
Christine is a Canadian, Amir a Bangladesh-born American and Hardeep a Sikh from the US. What binds them is their desperation to get freedom from those extra pounds through much cheaper surgery in Indian metros.
May 3, 2006, 00:54
Change behaviour to combat AIDS
Though the government is actively involved in creating awareness to combat AIDS, the people too should change their attitudes to effectively fight the fatal disease, Minister of State for Health Panabaaka Lakshmi said here Monday.
May 3, 2006, 00:50
India to introduce rating system for hospitals
India will soon launch an international rating system for hospitals to curb medical negligence and bring in more accountability, top officials of the government said Saturday.
Apr 30, 2006, 23:20
Japanese trust to train leprosy cured people in India
Leprosy cured persons in over 700 neighbourhoods across India will be imparted vocational training by a leading Japanese aid organisation.
Apr 30, 2006, 23:05
International quit smoking contest with $10,000 as prize money
An international quit smoking contest that dangles $10,000 as prize money has drawn a massive response in Kerala, with an institute associated with it finding its phone lines jammed on the very first day Friday.
Apr 30, 2006, 19:13
Madhya Pradesh bans diclofenac over vulture deaths
Madhya Pradesh has banned the use of diclofenac, a drug used by vets, on the advice of the central government which says the medicine was responsible for a 95 percent decline in the population of vultures in the country.
Apr 28, 2006, 01:00
Only five percent of HIV positive people get Anti-retrovirals in India
A group of HIV positive people Wednesday voiced the need for making antiretroviral treatment (ART) widely available as "only five percent" of them currently had an access to it.
Apr 27, 2006, 13:39
Sharp rise in AIDS cases in Madhya Pradesh
The death of two members of a family from AIDS within 10 days of each other has sent the alarm bells ringing in Madhya Pradesh, which is otherwise considered a low prevalence state for the disease.
Apr 27, 2006, 13:33
World Bank has stalled funding for health project: Chidambaram
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday admitted that the World Bank has stalled funds for the crucial second phase of Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) programme over allegations of corruption and said corrective measures would be taken.
Apr 25, 2006, 20:42
International-class add-ons a must to top hospitals
With India firmly establishing itself as a medical tourism destination, top hospitals here are offering facilities hitherto found in only upmarket hotels - travel desks, multi-cuisine menus, translators and the like.
Apr 25, 2006, 20:33
Jaipur couple helps parents of mentally challenged kids
The years have not lessened the pain of losing their mentally challenged daughter Ammi but have spurred Ashok Trivedi and his wife Meenakshi to run free counselling sessions here for parents whose children are similarly afflicted. The Trivedis were shattered when seven-year-old Ammi died in 1997. They had tried their best to save her, but nothing helped. After her death, the couple decided to help other mentally challenged children by sharing their hardships and experiences with their parents.
Apr 25, 2006, 20:18
More AIDS assessment centres to be set up in India
The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) will increase the number of centres that assess the spread of HIV/AIDS virus in the country.
Apr 25, 2006, 20:09
Rural Surgery - New scheme to upgrade healthcare in rural areas
A new scheme to provide and upgrade surgical care facilities in remote rural areas and medically equip thousands of doctors in country's primary healthcare centres is being launched by the government. Christened as "Rural Surgery", the project will be launched by the National Board of Examination (NBE), a body of the health ministry, in June.
Apr 22, 2006, 17:58
Minister's motorbike campaign against female foeticide
As part of a campaign against female foeticide, Gujarat's Urban Development Minister I.K. Jadeja will lead a rally of motorcyclists in his constituency from Thursday.
Apr 20, 2006, 15:49
New drive in Madhya Pradesh to check child malnutrition
With around 80,000 children suffering from severe malnutrition in the state, Madhya Pradesh has started health fairs in villages where the malnourished will be weighed and provided a nutrition diet.
Apr 18, 2006, 08:18
Medical association head questions Ramdev's medicines
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) president-designate has questioned popular yoga guru Baba Ramdev's ayurveda medicines, describing them as "magic concoctions" and demanded that they be tested.
Apr 18, 2006, 07:25
Haemophiliacs not getting a fair deal: NGO
A leading NGO Monday accused the central government of not showing any apparent urgency to address haemophilia, a little known blood disorder, even though it was officially recognised as being as dangerous as AIDS and thalassemia.
Apr 18, 2006, 07:22
Jharkhand druggists end VAT strike
Jharkhand chemists Monday called off a strike to protest anomalies in the value added tax (VAT) implemented from April 1 after Finance Minister Raghubar Das promised an ordinance to accept their demands.
Apr 18, 2006, 07:15
Bhopal gas victims to get potable water
A day after Bollywood star Aamir Khan gave his backing to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, the Madhya Pradesh government Saturday announced a scheme to provide safe drinking water to them.
Apr 15, 2006, 18:07
Andhra High Court asks doctors to end strike
The Andhra Pradesh high court Friday asked striking junior doctors in government-run hospitals to end their stir by April 18 and warned that otherwise they would face contempt of court proceedings.
Apr 15, 2006, 17:57
Health scheme for Madhya Pradesh's malnourished children
The Madhya Pradesh government Friday unveiled a scheme to eradicate malnutrition among children, the state's Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Ajay Vishnoi said.
Apr 15, 2006, 17:55
Poor pregnant women expect little in Madhya Pradesh: Report
When India celebrated Safe Motherhood Day on Tuesday, the lacuna in proper care for women during pregnancy and childbirth made it less of a celebration this year in the villages of Madhya Pradesh.
Apr 14, 2006, 23:13
Cyprus first lady meets thalassemia patients in Delhi
First Lady of Cyprus Fotini Papadopoulou Wednesday interacted with over 100 thalassaemic children in a private hospital here and donated speciality equipment used by patients of the ailment.
Apr 14, 2006, 23:05
138 infants died in 83 days in Tripura government hospital
In a damning report, a team of health experts in Tripura has not only confirmed the deaths of 138 infants in 83 days at a government hospital but also pointed to the glaring inadequacies in its functioning.
Apr 14, 2006, 22:30