HEALTH

NPPA fixes prices of 27 drugs for Diabetes

AMN National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, NPPA has notified prices of 27 essential formulations, including those used for the treatment of diabetes, blood pressure and pain. In a statement, the NPPA said, it has fixed the prices of essential medicines under Drugs (Prices Control) Order,2013. In respect of medicines that are not under price control, manufacturers … Continue reading NPPA fixes prices of 27 drugs for Diabetes

Lifestyle play major role in cancer prevention

About two-thirds of cancers are diagnosed in the advanced stages AMN / New Delhi A recent research has indicated that about 40% cancer deaths can be prevented through simple lifestyle changes. The eight groups of modifiable risk factors that were examined in the research include tobacco smoke, dietary factors, alcohol consumption, being overweight or obese, … Continue reading Lifestyle play major role in cancer prevention

WHO certifies Gabon as polio free

AMN The World Health Organisation has declared Gabon a “polio-free country”, given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country. According to a WHO statement obtained today, the UN health agency nonetheless recommended taking the necessary steps to continue monitoring for possible signs of the disease. Cases of polio have … Continue reading WHO certifies Gabon as polio free

Govt accords high priority to Homeopathy: Minister

The Centre has accorded high priority to the development of homeopathy along with other traditional systems of medicine. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik while speaking at the foundation day of the National Institute of Homeopathy in Kolkata yesterday. He said Homeopathy has assumed prominence as a … Continue reading Govt accords high priority to Homeopathy: Minister

India declared free from Trachoma, an infection of eye

AMN India has been declared free from infectious Trachoma which is a contagious bacterial infection of the eye. It causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids. Releasing the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17) in New Delhi Friday, Health Minister J P Nadda made an announcement in this regard and termed it as … Continue reading India declared free from Trachoma, an infection of eye

Babies’ brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says

AMN Seventeen million babies under the age of one are breathing toxic air, putting their brain development at risk, the UN children’s agency has warned. Babies in South Asia are worst affected, with more than 12 million living in areas with pollution six times higher than safe levels. A further four million are at risk … Continue reading Babies’ brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says

Indians are unaware of adult vaccinations?

  AMN In India people believe that vaccination does not needed when one becomes an adult. A recent study has indicated that about 68% of the country’s adults are unaware of adult vaccinations. While a majority of those surveyed thought that vaccinations were only for children, others felt they were healthy and did not require … Continue reading Indians are unaware of adult vaccinations?

Govt approves setting up of National Nutrition Mission

AMN / Union Cabinet today approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission, NNM, with a three year budget of 9046.17 crore rupees commencing from 2017-18. The NNM, as an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related interventions across the country. Briefing media in New Delhi, Women and Child Development Minister … Continue reading Govt approves setting up of National Nutrition Mission

PM calls for reducing nutrition related problems

AMN / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that there is a need to work towards concrete objectives to reduce stunting, under-nutrition, low birth weight and anaemia. Reviewing the progress and efforts being made to prevent and reduce under-nutrition and related problems in India, Mr Modi said, visible and measurable results should be … Continue reading PM calls for reducing nutrition related problems

Centre asks States to take action against hospitals indulging in unethical practices

AMN / NEW DELHI The Centre has asked the States to implement Clinical Establishment Act to take effective action against hospitals indulging in fraudulent and unethical practices. Citing the recent incident of overcharging from a patient by Fortis hospital in Gurugram, Health Ministry asked the States to issue warnings and take action against hospitals including … Continue reading Centre asks States to take action against hospitals indulging in unethical practices

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...