HEALTH

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

SAARC Health Ministers meet adopts “Delhi Declaration on Public Health”

AMN The 5th meeting of SAARC Health Ministers held here today, adopted the “Delhi Declaration on Public Health Challenges”. The full text of the Declaration is as follows:- Recognizing that the SAARC Member States account for nearly a quarter of the world population and face similar or even same challenges in the field of public … Continue reading SAARC Health Ministers meet adopts “Delhi Declaration on Public Health”

PM for increase in size of pictorial warnings on tobacco product

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Health Ministry to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco product packets to 65 percent. Modi’s direction has come amidst controversy over comments by BJP MPs on the use of tobacco. However, there is no official confirmation of the same.

Vegetarian diet help reduce BP

Vinit Wahi/ TIA

NEW DELHI: Vegetarian diet and Soya Products help reduce BP—- Ingestion of a vegetarian diet may reduce systolic blood pressure by 5 mmHg. A 5 mm reduction in blood pressure may reduce the risk of heart disease by 21%. This was stated by Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and MTNL Perfect Health Mela.

Tribals health techniques to be documented

PORT BLAIR: The Regional Medical Research Centre of Indian Council of Medical Research has launched a unique project of documenting the indigenous medicinal plants used by the ancient tribes of Andaman and Nicobar.

TB: Centre asks state to follow WHO advice

By Anoop Kumar Painuli

NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry has asked tuberculosis (TB) officers of all the states to endorse the recommendations of the World Health Organization, WHO, on blood tests to diagnose TB.

World Anti Tobacco day observed

By Anoop Kumar Painuli

NEW DELHI : Anti Tobacco day is being observed on Tuesday across the globe, including India. The day highlights the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and advocating for effective policies to reduce its consumption.

Rani Mukerjee joins World Stroke Campaign

By Rector Kathuria
LUDHIANA:: Film actress  Rani Mukerjee  has joined the “1 in 6” campaign as goodwill ambassador of the Indian Stroke Association  and the World Stroke Organization. Announcing this Dr Jeyaraj D Pandian, Professor of Neurology and Stroke Neurologist from Christian Medical College here said that stroke or Brain attack is the second leading cause of death for people above 60 years and a leading cause of disability throughout the world.

Eat Well to Sleep Well

By Sadia Khan

We all need a good night’s sleep in order to function well at work and at school or just in general to get anything done the next day. Sleep is also very important for your health and well being. Lack of sleep can lead to many health conditions and of these is obesity. If you are finding yourself drinking a lot of caffeine in order to stay awake all day long then you are not getting enough good quality sleep at night.

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