Category archives for: Health/Medicine

Bihar wants ICMR to probe congenital blindness

Bihar wants ICMR to probe congenital blindness

Patna, May 8 (IANS) Twentyeight cases of congenital blindness have been reported in a span of few months in Bihar's Bhojpur district, prompting the state government to approach the New Delhi-based Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to examine the reasons.

'The government sent a request to the ICMR after a

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US oil spill may cause cancer: Expert

US oil spill may cause cancer: Expert

Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may cause cancer and other health hazards, a US-based environment watchdog has warned.

Healthcare workers and general public could face risks by inhaling various components of crude oil such as benzene, toluene and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, all

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Apollo, Cisco tie up for cost-effective telemedicine

Apollo, Cisco tie up for cost-effective telemedicine

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Leading private healthcare provider Apollo Hospitals has allied with networking company Cisco to provide cost-effective telemedicine solutions to patients in remote areas.

'The latest technology provided by Cisco makes the work of a doctor more convenient. Earlier, the doctor would go in search of a

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Cancer cases on rise in Kerala region

Cancer cases on rise in Kerala region

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The central government has asked Kerala to strengthen its medical facilities to treat cancer cases after a rise in such cases was detected in the state, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dinesh Trivedi said a central health

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Save mothers, invest more in their health care: Shabana

Save mothers, invest more in their health care: Shabana

New Delhi May 7 (IANS) Thousands of mothers die during child birth so we need to invest more to save them, says actress and activist Shabana Azmi.

'This Mother's Day is a grim reminder of thousands of mothers dying during child birth,' said Shabana, brand ambassador of 'Save The Children' campaign,

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Stroke cases rising in India

Stroke cases rising in India

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Stroke cases are increasing in India and a high proportion of them are among young people, parliament was informed Friday.

Quoting the National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health report, Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said the number of stroke cases will increase

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One in four women ambivalent about pregnancy

One in four women ambivalent about pregnancy

Washington, May 7 (IANS) A widely held assumption was that women of childbearing age fell neatly into two camps: those trying to have children and those not trying to have children. A new study suggests that nearly a fourth of women consider themselves 'ok either way'.

In a study of nearly

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UAE to observe International Nurses Day

UAE to observe International Nurses Day

Abu Dhabi, May 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will observe International Nurses Day May 12.

The theme this year is 'Nurses: Together For Healthier Lives'.

The day is celebrated in memory of Florence Nightingale who was born May 12 and founded nursing as a modern profession.

This year's event is organised

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Thyroid awareness campaign to be launched on Mother’s Day

Thyroid awareness campaign to be launched on Mother’s Day

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Keeping in mind that one out of eight women suffer from some kind of thyroid disorder in their lifetime, the Indian Thyroid Society will launch an awareness campaign Sunday to coincide with the International Mother's Day.

'It is estimated that 4.2 crore Indians are suffering from

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Mice can synthesise their own morphine

Mice can synthesise their own morphine

London, May 7 (IANS) Traces of morphine in urine samples have been considered a clear proof of drug use in the past. But now a new study says that mice -- and probably humans and other mammals as well -- produce their own morphine in their bodies.

A study by a

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