HEALTH

WHO guideline on digital health interventions

  HEALTH DESK WHO has released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services. “Harnessing the power of digital technologies is essential for achieving universal health coverage,” says WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Ultimately, digital technologies … Continue reading WHO guideline on digital health interventions

WHO raises alarm over 300% increase in case of measles globally

HEALTH DESK World Health Organization (WHO) has raised alarm over a 300 per cent increase in the case of measles globally in the first quarter of 2019 compared with last year. The UN body said provisional data has indicated a clear trend, with all regions of the world seeing outbreaks. The WHO has said yesterday … Continue reading WHO raises alarm over 300% increase in case of measles globally

Unsafe abortions still rampant among women in India

Lack of awareness on how to safely terminate a pregnancy can prove detrimental   HEALTH DESK / New Delhi Latest Estimates indicate that a large majority of women, even in urban India, are unaware of their rights regarding abortion. They continue to resort to unsafe and medically non-substantiated methods of abortions which at times prove … Continue reading Unsafe abortions still rampant among women in India

UN chief highlights importance of technology to help people living with autism

World Autism Awareness Day   UN NEWS UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the importance of technology which helps people living with autism “achieve their full potential”. In his message On World Autism Awareness Day, Un Chief said: “Celebrate the diversity of our global community and strengthen our commitment to the full inclusion … Continue reading UN chief highlights importance of technology to help people living with autism

Government notifies Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019

Staff Reporter / New Delhi Health and Family Welfare Ministry have notified the Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019 with an aim to promote clinical research in the country. The new rules will change the regulatory landscape for the approval of new drugs and conduct of clinical trials in the country. These rules will apply … Continue reading Government notifies Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019

India achieves 84 % reduction in TB deaths among HIV patients: UN

HEALTH DESK India has achieved an 84 per cent reduction in tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV by 2017. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on the UNAIDS, it is the highest recorded decline among over 20 nations and it is also three years ahead of the 2020 deadline. UNAIDS has urged countries … Continue reading India achieves 84 % reduction in TB deaths among HIV patients: UN

Diabetes is a massive economic and health burden

Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of acquiring heart disease   HEALTH DESK People with diabetes are at a higher risk of death from heart diseases. Almost 58% of deaths among people with type 2 diabetes are due to cardiovascular events. High glucose levels associated with diabetes damage blood vessels, resulting in problems with … Continue reading Diabetes is a massive economic and health burden

TB day observed at AMU

Aligarh The Department of Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib (Preventive and Social Medicine), Faculty of Unani Medicine, AMU, today observed TB Day on the occasion of World TB Day as an effort to keep TB high on the global and national agenda. The Day is observed in the memory of Robert Koch for the discovery of … Continue reading TB day observed at AMU

Govts working hard to make India TB-free by 2025: PM Modi

  AMN / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Centre and various State Governments are working hard to make India TB-free by 2025, ahead of 5-years global target of 2030. In a tweet, on the World TB Day on Sunday, Mr Modi said, the Centre reaffirm its commitment towards ensuring a … Continue reading Govts working hard to make India TB-free by 2025: PM Modi

WHO issues new guidelines to improve treatment of TB

HEALTH DESK Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s top infectious disease killer, claiming 4 500 lives each day. Since 2000, 54 million lives have been saved, and TB deaths fell by one-third. But 10 million people still fall ill with TB each year, with too many missing out on vital care. In advance of World TB … Continue reading WHO issues new guidelines to improve treatment of TB

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ELECTIONS

EC issues notice to Siddhu for seeking votes on religious lines

  AMN The Election commission has issued a notice to Congress leader, Navjot Singh Siddhu for seeki ...

EC stops online streaming of web series on PM Modi

AMN / NEW DELHI The Election Commission has ordered to stop online streaming of a web series on Prime Ministe ...

Electioneering at its peak for 3rd phase of LS polls

AGENCIES Leaders across political spectrum holding rallies and roadshows for the third phase of Lok Sabha ele ...

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SPORTS

Asian Weightlifting Championships begin in China

The Asian Weightlifting Championships began in Ningbo, China today. The competition will continue till the 28t ...

Asian Athletics Championships to begin in Doha tomorrow

The Asian Athletics Championships will begin in Doha tomorrow. The first day will decide eight gold medals. ...

IPL: Rajasthan defeat Mumbai by five wickets

In IPL Cricket, Rajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets in Jaipur this evening. Rajasthan ach ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has ...

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ART & CULTURE

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...

Telugu poet K Siva Reddy selected for prestigious Saraswati Samman

  AMN Noted Telugu poet K Siva Reddy has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018 for h ...