HEALTH

58% school kids suffer from orthopaedic ailment due to heavy bags

AMN / July 4 @ 2:18 // Children carrying heavy school bags in comparison to their age and over 58 per cent of students below 10 years of age are suffering from ‘ orthopaedic ailments’  in Maharashtra. The situation is not different in other part of the country. The latest disclosure has come in a … Continue reading 58% school kids suffer from orthopaedic ailment due to heavy bags

FSSAI to regulate salt, fat& sugar in eating joints’ food

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India,FSSAI has set up an expert group to recommend health dietary intake of fat,sugar and salt in Indian food products. The decision came after the Delhi High Court asked the Central food regulator to issue guidelines in this regard. In its order, the FSSAI said, the 11-member expert … Continue reading FSSAI to regulate salt, fat& sugar in eating joints’ food

Govt launches mobile app to locate nearest blood bank

AMN  — Government has launched a mobile application for easy access of information regarding the nearest blood bank in the country. In an official release of Ministry of Health said, the National Blood Transfusion Council has made available directory of all 2760 licensed blood banks at National Health Portal. It also said that data of … Continue reading Govt launches mobile app to locate nearest blood bank

400-million people lack access to essential health services: WHO

AMN  — Some 400-million people worldwide lack access to essential health services, and the cost of health care is forcing many into poverty, the World Bank and World Health Organisation said. A new report by the Bank and WHO on tracking universal health care coverage Friday said more people than ever around the world, 80 … Continue reading 400-million people lack access to essential health services: WHO

Tibbi Congress demands establishment of Unani Dawakhanas across the country

Our Correspondent The All India Unani Tibbi Congress AIUTC, has asked Centre and state governments to set up Unani Dawakhanas in all districts. It also demanded the governments to fill the existing vacancies of Hakeems and compounders in Unani dispensary across the country. Tibbi Congress also demanded establishment of Unani medical colleges and Unani Council … Continue reading Tibbi Congress demands establishment of Unani Dawakhanas across the country

Rare surgery performed on Bamboo Spine patient

In a rare operation, a team of doctors at a Mumbai hospital performed minimal access spine surgery on an 82-year-old Bamboo Spine patient by implanting 14 screws in his spinal cord. This condition is a form of rheumatic arthritis associated with long-term inflammation of the joints in the spine. Symptoms include pain and stiffness from … Continue reading Rare surgery performed on Bamboo Spine patient

You Can Control Your Asthma

World observes Asthma day Today is World Asthma Day. It is observed by the Global Initiative for Asthma, GINA every year the first Tuesday of May. This year’s central theme is You Can Control Your Asthma. According to the World Health Organisation, WHO there are about 300 million people suffering from asthma across the globe. … Continue reading You Can Control Your Asthma

MPs in RS demand ban on Ayurvedic product for sex determination

AMN The Rajya Sabha poday witnessed noisy scenes over an Ayurvedic product that is believed to be helpful in the sex determination amidst members’ demand for its ban. Raising the issue, K C Tyagi of the JD(U) said the government should take action against the pharmaceutical company as it goes against Prime Minister’s call for … Continue reading MPs in RS demand ban on Ayurvedic product for sex determination

HIV positive cases have declined by 57 per cent: Govt

Government has said that the number of HIV positive cases reported in the country in 2011 declined by 57 per cent. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha yesterday, Health Minister J P Nadda said, the number the cases reported in 2011 is around 1.16 lakh as compared to 2.74 lakh … Continue reading HIV positive cases have declined by 57 per cent: Govt

Malaria vaccine could protect millions of children

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, the first to reach this stage, suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria. Data from the trial published in journal, The Lancet, showed the drug RTS-S protected about one-third of children vaccinated. Malaria kills more than half-a-million children a year, mainly in Africa. There is … Continue reading Malaria vaccine could protect millions of children

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