HEALTH

Silver Jubilee of MTNL Health Mela to focus on “Affordable Healthcare”

-Some new attractions include the CSR Awards and evening Conclaves -Dr Tusker, the elephant, is the mascot for the event Our Correspondent / New Delhi The Silver Jubilee of the MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018 will be organized from 24th to 28th October 2018 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The annual Health Mela … Continue reading Silver Jubilee of MTNL Health Mela to focus on “Affordable Healthcare”

Pain management should be integrated in the medical curriculum

Only about 1% to 2% people have access to palliative care in India New Delhi The Lancet Commission on Access to Pain Relief and Palliative Care in 2017 finds that 61 million people around the world have ‘serious health-related suffering’ (SHS) which necessitates palliative care. At least 10 million of them are in India. However, … Continue reading Pain management should be integrated in the medical curriculum

UK announces new organ donation plan

Today we are announcing a new system of consent for #organdonation that will save hundreds of lives a year. Everyone will be considered an organ donor unless they have recorded a wish not to be: https://t.co/uvMk2pBkfu pic.twitter.com/lbZB2Rz7tv — Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) August 5, 2018   WEB DESK England government has announced … Continue reading UK announces new organ donation plan

Govt asks all hospitals to obtain blood from licensed blood banks

AMN / NEW DELHI The Government has instructed all hospitals to obtain blood only from licensed blood banks. There are a total of three thousand twenty three licensed blood banks in the country. Official sources said all licensed blood banks are instructed to follow the guidelines of National Blood Transfusion Council for processing charges for … Continue reading Govt asks all hospitals to obtain blood from licensed blood banks

SC dismisses plea seeking guidelines for conduct of cesarean deliveries

AMN Supreme CourtSupreme Court today has dismissed plea seeking laying down of guidelines on how cesarean deliveries should be conducted. The Apex Court slapped 25,000 rupees as cost on the petitioner saying the plea seeking guidelines for cesarean deliveries is an abuse of process of law.

Govt to provide free drugs, diagnostics for hepatitis B & C patients

ONKAR SINGH / NEW DELHI The government on Saturday launched National Viral Hepatitis Control programme to combat the disease by 2030 in the country. Under the initiative, free drugs and diagnostics for Hepatitis B and C will be provided at all government hospitals. Launching the programme to mark the World Hepatitis Day in New Delhi, … Continue reading Govt to provide free drugs, diagnostics for hepatitis B & C patients

Every year 1 million newborns stand risk of chronic Hepatitis B

25% of the people infected with chronic hepatitis B infection are at risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver More than 360 million people around the world suffer from chronic Hepatitis B infection, a severe viral infection that mainly affects the liver. An alarming 40 million of these are in India alone. This number is … Continue reading Every year 1 million newborns stand risk of chronic Hepatitis B

Hepatitis can be cause of infertility in males

Those with HBV are 1.59 times more likely to experience infertility and the need of the hour is to encourage couples to talk openly about their apprehensions AMN / New Delhi Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, further leading to serious scarring (cirrhosis), which can prove fatal in the long run. Apart from these, what … Continue reading Hepatitis can be cause of infertility in males

HIV infects 1 teen girl every 3 minutes: UN Report

The data unveiled at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam showed that teen girls are bearing the brunt of the AIDS epidemic. One girl between the ages of 15 and 19 becomes infected with HIV every three minutes, according to a UNICEF report released on Wednesday. The organization warned that gender inequality was causing a … Continue reading HIV infects 1 teen girl every 3 minutes: UN Report

Slump in fight against #AIDS can derail progress made so far!

By Shobha Shukla “Tremendous progress against AIDS over the past 15 years has inspired a global commitment to end the epidemic by 2030. Out of the total 36.9 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) globally, 21.7 million of them were on antiretroviral therapy (ART) by 2017. But we should also note that 1.8 million people … Continue reading Slump in fight against #AIDS can derail progress made so far!

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