HEALTH

100 bed burns, plastic surgery block to come up at AIIMS

A 100 bed Burns and Plastic Surgery Block will come up at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. It will provide state of the art primary and tertiary care for burn patients. The proposal has been approved by the Union Health Ministry . The ten storeyed building will come … Continue reading 100 bed burns, plastic surgery block to come up at AIIMS

Scientists discover cancer’s Achilles heel

Scientists believe they have discovered a way to steer the immune system to kill cancers. Researchers at University College, London have developed a way of finding unique markings within a tumour – its “Achilles heel” – allowing the body to target the disease. But the personalised method, reported in Science journal, would be expensive and … Continue reading Scientists discover cancer’s Achilles heel

NHRC issues notice over imposition of excise duty on life saving drugs

National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has issued notices to Union Finance and Health Ministry over reported imposition of excise duty on life saving drugs making them costlier. Taking suo motu cognizance of the media report, NHRC issued notices to the secretaries of both the ministries and sought a report within four weeks. The media report … Continue reading NHRC issues notice over imposition of excise duty on life saving drugs

Zika virus can cause severe neurological disorder: Study

New research in France, gives the first evidence that Zika virus might cause a severe neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. The study was carried out using blood samples from 42 patients who became ill in a previous outbreak. The study said, patients developed the neurological problems around six days after Zika infection. Leading scientists described … Continue reading Zika virus can cause severe neurological disorder: Study

Online Appointment Facility in AIIMS

AMN Online Registration System has been launched in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi on 04th July, 2015. The Online Registration System has linked all Departments of AIIMS, New Delhi on the Aadhar enabled software platform. The software can be utilised online or through a web-kiosk or through a call centre. As … Continue reading Online Appointment Facility in AIIMS

Coffee can reduce risk of liver cirrhosis : Study

AMN / A pooled analysis of studies on coffee consumption in Britain shows that drinking coffee could lower the risk of developing a potentially fatal disease linked to excessive alcohol consumption. The study shows that drinking at least two more cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of developing liver cirrhosis, a disease … Continue reading Coffee can reduce risk of liver cirrhosis : Study

Govt to set up national Board for Yoga and Naturopathy

Minister for AYUSH Shripad Naik has said that Government will soon establish a National Board for promotion of Yoga and Naturopathy. Addressing AYUSH Minister’s conference in New Delhi today, Mr Naik said, Cabinet approval to the agreement for collaborative activities to be signed in the area of traditional medicine between Ministry of AYUSH and World … Continue reading Govt to set up national Board for Yoga and Naturopathy

WHO seeks $56 million aid for action plan to fight Zika outbreak

AMN / World Health Organization has appealed for 56 million dollars to fund a Global Action Plan to combat the Zika virus, which is spreading across Latin America. The virus is suspected of causing microcephaly or brain damage in babies and Guillain Barre, a neurological disorder. The WHO strategy focuses on mobilizing and coordinating the … Continue reading WHO seeks $56 million aid for action plan to fight Zika outbreak

WHO backs trials of GM mosquitoes bacteria to fight Zika virus

The World Health Organization, WHO has backed trials of genetically modified mosquitoes and a bacteria as potentially important weapons in the fight against the Zika virus. WHO in a statement said today that given the magnitude of the Zika crisis, it encourages affected countries and their partners to boost the use of both old and … Continue reading WHO backs trials of GM mosquitoes bacteria to fight Zika virus

Death toll due to Swine flu rises to 27 this year in Rajasthan

With the death of two more Swine flu patients, the toll has risen to 27 this year in Rajasthan. According to Health Department, twelve deaths have been reported from Jaipur, while four persons died to the H1N1 virus in Ajmer and two in Churu and rest are from other cities. According to health officials, 1088 … Continue reading Death toll due to Swine flu rises to 27 this year in Rajasthan

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SPORTS

ICC Test rankings: Kohli remains on top; Pujara holds on to his 3rd spot

Captain Virat Kohli remained on top while teammate Chesteshwar Pujara managed to hold on to his third position ...

India assured of 5 medals at 70th Strandja Memorial Boxing

  Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Defending champion Amit Panghal opened his campaign on a victorious not ...

Boxing: Gaurav Solanki, Naman Tanwar enter quarterfinals of Strandja Memorial Tournament

Commonwealth Games medal-winning duo of Gaurav Solanki and Naman Tanwar have entered the quarterfinals of 70th ...

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MARQUEE

President Kovind confers PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019

    AMN / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya ...

Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian short film wins award at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival

  By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi “Binnu Ka Sapna”, a short film by Kanu Behl of “Titli” fame, ...

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary   One of India's most beautifu ...

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