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  Last Updated: May 28, 2013 - 7:04:23 AM

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NHRC issues notice to Kerala over infant deaths
New Delhi, May 28 - The National Human Rights Commission - Tuesday sought a report over the malnutrition deaths of several infants at Attappadi in Kerala.
May 28, 2013 - 8:19:29 PM

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Advanced breast cancer detecting machine comes to India
New Delhi, May 19 - An advanced digital breast cancer detecting machine with the capability to see the lesions in breasts with much more clarity than ever before was unveiled in the national capital Sunday.
May 19, 2013 - 8:45:40 PM

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'Dispel myths about vitiligo'
New Delhi, May 18 - Eighteen-year-old Priyanka Sharma says she feels like an outcast when fellow commuters get up as she sits beside them or her friends call her a cow. The reason: A white patch on her forehand five years ago that soon spread to other parts of her body.
May 18, 2013 - 2:07:59 PM

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NHRC summons Odisha chief secretary
Bhubaneswar, May 18 - The National Human Rights Commission - has summoned the Odisha chief secretary for failing to submit a report on the problems faced by patients and Ayush doctors in the state, a petitioner said Saturday.
May 18, 2013 - 2:07:57 PM

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Woman dies of swine flu in UP
Lucknow, May 18 - A woman died here of swine flu late Friday, health officials said Saturday.
May 18, 2013 - 9:23:59 AM

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Maharashtra, GE to modernise rural health care
Mumbai, May 17 - Maharashtra has initiated steps to modernise its rural healthcare network with a tie-up with an international consortium, an official said here Friday.
May 17, 2013 - 7:22:55 PM

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Hypertension: India's silent killer
New Delhi, May 17 - Fast-moving lifestyles, unearthly hours at work, stress, addiction to alcohol and unhealthy meals are making more and more Indians fall prey to high blood pressure at a very young age.
May 17, 2013 - 2:12:49 PM

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Need cautious effort to eradicate polio: Experts
New Delhi, May 16 - Even as India is less than a year away from being declared polio free, experts Thursday asked for cautious administration of vaccine to keep the virus in check.
May 16, 2013 - 10:10:17 PM

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Ayurveda experts develop online personalised health regimen
Kochi, May 16 - A group of ayurveda experts have launched a medical treatment package in cyberspace.
May 16, 2013 - 5:48:27 PM

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Soon a detailed study on 'diabesity': Doctors
New Delhi, May 16 - A study will be conducted across India to explore better therapy to control the double-barrel menace of diabetes coupled with obesity, doctors said Thursday.
May 16, 2013 - 5:26:33 PM

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Safdarjung doctors call off strike
New Delhi, May 15 - Resident doctors at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital called off their indefinite strike Wednesday after a health ministry official agreed to look into their demands, including better amenities and salaries.
May 15, 2013 - 6:16:40 PM

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Unlike Jolie, Indian women wary of mastectomy, say doctors
New Delhi, May 15 - Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie's decision to go public about her double mastectomy to reduce the risk of breast cancer has been hailed as a brave move, but in India, doctors say there is very little awareness about it and many women are wary of taking the step due to societal pressure and apprehensions.
May 15, 2013 - 5:12:38 PM

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US accolade for developing diarrhoea vaccine
New Delhi, May 15 - The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Wednesday congratulated India for developing an indigenous rotavirus vaccine for prevention of diarrhoea.
May 15, 2013 - 3:17:05 PM

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India develops affordable vaccine for rotavirus diarrhoea
New Delhi, May 14 - Indian scientists have developed an affordable vaccine that has shown strong efficacy in preventing rotavirus diarrhoea, the most severe and lethal cause of childhood diarrhoea that kills over 100,000 children annually.
May 14, 2013 - 6:29:38 PM

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NCW chief calls for efforts to reduce maternal mortality
New Delhi, May 14 - Coordinated efforts by NGOs and the private sector are necessary to take various government schemes to grass roots level and to reduce the maternal mortality rate -, National Commission for Women - chairperson Mamta Sharma said Tuesday.
May 14, 2013 - 6:03:35 PM

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Rotavirus vaccines can save millions of lives: Study
New Delhi, May 14 - A study has confirmed that rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea, the second largest killer of children across the world, and vaccines to contain the virus can change the situation dramatically.
May 14, 2013 - 3:20:57 PM

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Jharkhand approves act to protect doctors, hospitals
Ranchi, May 14 - The Jharkhand government has approved the Medical Protection Act 2013 to protect doctors, nursing homes and hospitals in the state from violent attacks, an official said Tuesday.
May 14, 2013 - 1:38:49 PM

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Nurses pivotal to health care system: President
New Delhi, May 12 - President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said nursing has evolved into a modern medical profession and nurses have become an indispensable part of the country's health care system.
May 12, 2013 - 3:37:19 PM

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PMK leader Ramadoss well in hospital
Chennai, May 12 - PMK leader S. Ramadoss who was admitted to a hospital here after complaining of breathing difficulty is doing fine, a party official said Sunday.
May 12, 2013 - 2:59:43 PM

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'Indian comprehensive healthcare not ready yet'
Kolkata, May 12 - There are miles to go before comprehensive healthcare becomes a reality for the people of India, agreed people's representatives, bureaucrats and economists at a panel discussion here.
May 12, 2013 - 2:13:22 PM

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Ayurveda becoming popular for eye diseases too
Koothattukulam -, May 12 - The world's first ayurvedic ophthalmic hospital here says that more and more people are turning to the ancient Indian system of medicine to resolve eye problems.
May 12, 2013 - 12:19:23 PM

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Tips to protect eyes from heat
New Delhi, May 10 - From viral conjunctivitis to corneal ulcer, the merciless summer can cause all sort of eye-related problems. Water, eye exercises and other remedies can help protect them.
May 10, 2013 - 7:11:46 PM

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National agency on organ transplant ready
New Delhi, May 10 - The government would soon come up with a central coordinating agency on organ transplants, the ministry of health Friday said.
May 10, 2013 - 6:43:59 PM

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Free health camps for slum dwellers by Art of Living
New Delhi, May 10 - Over 20,000 slum dwellers were treated by a team of 262 doctors in a month-long campaign by the Art of Living - foundation, it was announced here Friday.
May 10, 2013 - 5:59:47 PM

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Mothers all the way for special children
New Delhi, May 10 - Vijaya Chaing never thought her daughter, now in her 30s, would ever be able to converse normally with a guest or be able to conduct her day-to- day routine activities without help.
May 10, 2013 - 1:51:49 PM

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Safdarjung doctors on strike
New Delhi, May 9 - Around 1,000 resident doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital are on a strike, miffed with poor amenities, security and salaries, and patients are bearing the brunt of their agitation, a doctor said Thursday.
May 9, 2013 - 8:39:58 PM

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Safdarjung doctors on strike
New Delhi, May 9 - Around 1,000 resident doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital are on a strike, miffed with poor amenities, security and salary, and patients are bearing the brunt of their agitation, a doctor said Thursday.
May 9, 2013 - 4:48:02 PM

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Encephalitis claims 3 kids in Bihar
Patna, May 9 - A six-month-old baby succumbed to a deadly mosquito-borne disease in Bihar Thursday, taking the toll from the disease to three in 2013, and 16 children have been admitted to hospitals in Muzaffarpur, officials said.
May 9, 2013 - 1:52:05 PM

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Screen blood to avoid infections, HC tell Delhi government
New Delhi, May 8 - The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the city government on a PIL seeking direction for it to adopt blood screening methods that eliminate the possibility of infections through blood transfusion.
May 8, 2013 - 10:18:28 PM

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Dikshit for awareness on TB
New Delhi, May 8 - An awareness campaign on tuberculosis, similar to polio, is necessary to curb the easily preventable disease, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Wednesday.
May 8, 2013 - 10:06:28 PM

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Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah 'extremely critical'
Chandigarh, May 8 - Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay, who is in a hospital here after being attacked in a Jammu jail last week, suffered renal failure Wednesday and doctors said that his condition was extremely critical.
May 8, 2013 - 7:14:25 PM

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Declare thalassemic patients as disabled: Himachal trust
Shimla, May 8 - Shimla-based public welfare trust Umang Foundation Wednesday asked the state government to include thalassemics in the category of disabled so that they could avail facilities being provided to the physically challenged.
May 8, 2013 - 5:44:27 PM

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More couples going for pre-marital thalassemia test
New Delhi, May 8 - Anshu Gupta, a school teacher, ensured her fiance got himself tested for thalassemia before tying the knot so that their children don't suffer from the hereditary blood disorder. Doctors say many couples are now coming forward to undergo pre-marital thalassemia test.
May 8, 2013 - 2:24:44 PM

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'Kids hardly get to spend 1 hour with parents'
New Delhi, May 7 - Busy schedules of parents are increasingly deprieving their children of their company and hence, they are growing up cocooned in their own world. A study by Assocham Ladies League - shows that over 65 percent of youngsters between the age of eight and 24 get to spend less than one hour with their parents.
May 7, 2013 - 8:06:15 PM

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Sikkim moves to 'catch' health problems
Gangtok, May 7 - Preventive health checks! The exclusive preserve of the affluent in most parts of India but not in the hill state of Sikkim where the government-backed Comprehensive Annual and Total Check-up for Healthy - programme aims to reach out to people even in the remotest areas.
May 7, 2013 - 1:50:19 PM

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Early diagnosis can check dementia
Manesar -, May 7 - Go for a brain scan from age 55 years onwards, at least once in five years, to check for signs of mental deterioration, a leading Indian scientist says.
May 7, 2013 - 11:46:47 AM

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Gene causing motor development disorder found
New Delhi, May 5 - In a discovery that is paving the way for the diagnosis and treatment of a rare genetic disorder related to the brain's functioning, a team of researchers has identified the causative gene behind the disease, which delays development of motor activities in children.
May 5, 2013 - 3:43:50 PM

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'May 6 Kashmir doctor's strike is unlawful'
Srinagar, May 4 - The Jammu and Kashmir human rights commission Saturday termed the proposed May 6 Valley-wide strike by doctors against an alleged fake drug scam in the state a violation of rights.
May 4, 2013 - 3:01:25 PM

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Screen yourself from the sun, but beware of sunscreen myths
New Delhi, May 4 - Doctors have time and again harped on the importance of using a sunscreen to protect one's skin. For many, however, choosing the right sunscreen is a tough choice, what with scores of products with various SPFs - flooding store shelves.
May 4, 2013 - 12:49:29 PM

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Unsafe abortions claim lives of 4,500 women per year
New Delhi, May 3 - As many of 4,500 deaths or eight percent of all maternal deaths occur due to unsafe abortions every year, parliament was told Friday.
May 3, 2013 - 6:57:14 PM

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President asks Indian youth to donate blood
New Delhi, May 3 - President Pranab Mukherjee Friday called upon young men and women of the country to donate blood in a big way to ensure that not a single person in need of blood is left wanting.
May 3, 2013 - 4:53:21 PM

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Low-cost electric wheel chair to be launched soon
New Delhi, May 2 - Physically challenged people may soon be able to buy easy mobility when a low-cost electric wheelchair is launched, doctors here Thursday said.
May 2, 2013 - 6:27:23 PM

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Urban health mission gets cabinet nod
New Delhi, May 1 - The government Wednesday introduced a scheme to provide healthcare to the urban poor on the lines of its flagship National Rural Health Mission, which is seen as successful in reaching the rural populace.
May 1, 2013 - 7:46:48 PM

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Nigerian girl undergoes rare limb-salvage surgery
New Delhi, May 1 - Doctors in a city hospital claim to have performed a rare limb-salvage surgery to avoid amputating the left leg of a 13-year-old Nigerian girl suffering from bone cancer.
May 1, 2013 - 1:36:45 PM

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Fear of fake drugs haunts Kashmiris
Srinagar, May 1 - What started as an allegation over the wrongful purchase of antibiotics by a government-appointed committee in Jammu and Kashmir has now started haunting the imagination of the public in the Valley. But is the issue being blown out of proportion?
May 1, 2013 - 9:18:41 AM

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Fortis launches 'next-generation' hospital in Gurgaon
New Delhi, April 30 - Fortis Healthcare Limited, a chain of private healthcare providers, Tuesday launched its flagship next-generation hospital, the Fortis Memorial Research Institute - in Gurgaon, an official said here Tuesday.
Apr 30, 2013 - 5:24:29 PM

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Sarabjit's family likely to return as his condition worsens
Amritsar/Lahore, April 30 - The distraught family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan who was brutally assaulted last week, is likely to return home after doctors have reportedly indicated that he was clinically dead.
Apr 30, 2013 - 2:34:40 PM

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Fear of encephalitis outbreak haunts Bihar
Patna, April 30 - With this year's first death suspected to be caused by Acute Encephalitis Syndrome - reported in Bihar, the fear of an outbreak of the deadly mosquito-borne disease has returned to haunt the state, an official said Tuesday.
Apr 30, 2013 - 12:16:30 PM

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Scanner for diagnosing cancer in Delhi hospital
New Delhi, April 29 - A state-of-the-art high-end scanner machine set up at a hospital here helps in getting right and accurate diagnosis in treatment for cancer and heart ailments, the medical centre said Monday.
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:36:07 PM

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Immunization drive to widen vaccination net
New Delhi, April 29 - The government Monday launched special immunization weeks to widen its vaccination net and include children in marginalised populations, urban slums and other hard-to-reach places.
Apr 29, 2013 - 8:21:09 PM

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