HEALTH

Rajasthan steps up surveillance as number of Zika cases rise to 55

AMN / JAIPUR With 13 more persons tested positive for Zika virus in Jaipur yesterday,the total number of infected patients now rises to 55. Virus has also spread in Sindhi Camp, Vidhya Dhar Nagar, Bainad Road and New Sanganer Road areas of the city as well. More than 280 teams are conducting a survey of … Continue reading Rajasthan steps up surveillance as number of Zika cases rise to 55

Avoid starting a family during the Zika infection season

New cases reported in India; people should be aware of symptoms and measures New Delhi A total of 22 positive laboratory confirmed cases of Zika virus infection have been detected so far in Jaipur, Rajasthan. And, this number will only rise. On Sunday, the Health Ministry sounded an alert for Bihar after a student of … Continue reading Avoid starting a family during the Zika infection season

President Kovind stresses upon good health of mothers and infants

Our Correspondent / Lucknow President Ram Nath Kovind today stressed upon the good health of expecting mothers and the newly born children as they are the pivot of the strong nation. He said that health family makes a healthy nation. Addressing the International Conference on Women Health, Wellness and Empowerment in Kanpur President said that … Continue reading President Kovind stresses upon good health of mothers and infants

Polio surveillance enhanced in UP, Maharashtra, Telangana

AMN The Health Ministry has said surveillance has been enhanced in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana after traces of Polio Virus Type 2 were found in some batches of oral polio vaccine. The Ministry however asserted that the country remains polio-free. It said, a constant vigil is being kept on the shedding of the polio … Continue reading Polio surveillance enhanced in UP, Maharashtra, Telangana

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year

More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. This represents 1 in 20 deaths. More than three quarters of these deaths were among men. Overall, the harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the … Continue reading Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year

Excessive consumption of alcohol a major risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD)

AMN / NEW DELHI In the past three decades, there has been a 300% increase in the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) among Indians. About 2% to 6% of those affected live in rural India and 4% to 12% in urban India. Among other things, lifestyle factors such as increased consumption of alcohol can … Continue reading Excessive consumption of alcohol a major risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD)

Adolescent health: Coming of age

Adolescence is a critical phase of one’s life. It is an age when we become independent individuals,  forge new relationships and learn skills and behaviors that will last the rest of our lives. It can also be one of the most challenging periods for our health. About 3000 adolescents die every day, mostly to preventable … Continue reading Adolescent health: Coming of age

Govt to convert 1.5 lakh Primary Health Centers into Wellness Centers

AMN / HYDERABAD Union Government has decided to convert 1.5 lakh Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and sub-centres into into wellness centers across the country by 2022. Speaking at a function here Union Health Minister JP Nadda has said that these centres will facilitate screening of every individual aged 30 for blood pressure, diabetes, tuberculosis, breast … Continue reading Govt to convert 1.5 lakh Primary Health Centers into Wellness Centers

UN agrees global plan to step up fight against TB

AMN United Nations member states have agreed on a global plan to step up fight against tuberculosis, the world’s number one killer among infectious diseases. The text of a final declaration will be formally adopted at the first- ever TB summit on 26th of this month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting … Continue reading UN agrees global plan to step up fight against TB

18 million new cases of cancer expected this year: UN Agency

  WEB DESK United Nation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says more than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected this year and it is estimated that 9.6 million people will die from various forms of the disease in 2018. The agency said in a report, that worldwide, one in five men … Continue reading 18 million new cases of cancer expected this year: UN Agency

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