HEALTH

Indians lack adequate exercise and need to get a little more active

Harm reduction through physical activity can ward off diseases HEALTH DESK A published in The Lancet found that 4 out of 10 Indians were not sufficiently active. Some studies have even said that 52% of Indians are physically inactive. Another study has indicated that sedentary lifestyle is worse than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. While … Continue reading Indians lack adequate exercise and need to get a little more active

‘Drugs Laboratories’ get prestigious ‘Ayush Premium Mark’

  Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI Another feather has been added in the cap of ‘Drugs Laboratories’ as it got the prestigious ‘Ayush Premium Mark’. Now it has become the first Unani and top Ayurvedic Company in India to get this impressive certificate. The recognition is given by the Quality Council of India in collaboration … Continue reading ‘Drugs Laboratories’ get prestigious ‘Ayush Premium Mark’

Govt reduces price of 390 anti-cancer drugs up to 87 PC

  AMN / NEW DELHI The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers today put out the list of 390 anti-cancer non-scheduled medicines with Maximum Retail Price reduction up to 87 per cent. The revised prices have come into effect from today. On 27th of last month, the Pricing Authority had … Continue reading Govt reduces price of 390 anti-cancer drugs up to 87 PC

World Hearing Day: Keep your ears Alert

World Hearing Day is observed on March 3rd to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.   By Dr Anupama Annam Hearing impairment is a serious health problem significantly affecting the quality of life of those affected. It can be caused by several … Continue reading World Hearing Day: Keep your ears Alert

12 lakh people treated free of cost under Ayushman Bharat

  AMN / NEW DELHI Over 12 lakh people have been treated free of cost under Ayushman Bharat scheme, the world’s largest health care programme, the CEO of Ayushman Bharat Dr Indu Bhushan said at the Medical Fair India 2019 in Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the scheme in September last year. The … Continue reading 12 lakh people treated free of cost under Ayushman Bharat

Excessive iron intake can harm pregnant women

Iron deficiency and anaemia cannot be used interchangeably  HEALTH DESK As per a recent study, fortification coupled with supplementation may expose varying but significant proportions of women in 24 states or union territories to the risk of excessive iron intake. The tolerable upper limit for women of reproductive age is 45 mg per day. Prolonged … Continue reading Excessive iron intake can harm pregnant women

Alcohol causes 3.3 million deaths every year worldwide

Excessive consumption can cause heart problems, liver disease, and even mortality in the longer term Health Desk / New Delhi As per WHO estimates, worldwide, 3.3 million (~6%) deaths every year result from harmful use of alcohol. The harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in more than 200 disease and injury conditions. Overall … Continue reading Alcohol causes 3.3 million deaths every year worldwide

Conference on Unani Medicine focuses on role of the system for public health

  Andalib Akhter / New Delhi The two-day National Conference on Unani Medicine that concluded on Tuesday deliberated on the contributions and potentials of Unani Medicine in public health and highlighted its effective treatment for many diseases that are not effectively treated in other medical systems. It focussed on integration and synergy of all medical … Continue reading Conference on Unani Medicine focuses on role of the system for public health

India committed to increasing overall health allocations to 2.5% of GDP: Nadda

AMN / NEW DELHI UNION Health Minister JP Nadda today said that India stands committed to increase its overall health allocations to 2.5 per cent of GDP. Mr Nadda said this while inaugurating the India Showcase Event as part of the preparatory meeting of the sixth global fund replenishment in New Delhi. He said, his … Continue reading India committed to increasing overall health allocations to 2.5% of GDP: Nadda

Business as usual will fail us on Cancer Control, SDGs

HEALTH DESK 193 governments including those of India, committed to reducing the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as cancers by 25% by 2025 and one-third by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs), but many cancer rates are rising, not declining, especially in several high burden countries. Cancer is the second leading cause of … Continue reading Business as usual will fail us on Cancer Control, SDGs

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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 ...