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First AI-based free mobile tele-clinic attends to 13K remote patients in J&K: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Aarogya-Doctor on Wheels, a first-of-its-kind Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven free mobile telemedicine clinic has attended to nearly 13,000 remote patients from Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir, said Union Minister for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh on Saturday.
2024-02-17
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Human Interest/Science/Tech,
Yogi govt resolves to eradicate filariasis in UP by 2026
Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has set an ambitious target to eradicate filariasis from the state by 2026, aligning with the Central government’s goal to achieve nationwide elimination by 2027. Globally, the target for eliminating this disease has been set for 2030.
2024-02-16
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health/Politics/National,
Ayushman Bharat is bringing healthcare to doorsteps in rural India: Experts
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Ayushman Bharat, India's flagship healthcare initiative, is significantly advancing the provision of healthcare services and empowering people living in rural India, said experts on Wednesday.
2024-02-14
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health,
'Cheap publicity': T'gana breast surgeon on Poonam Pandey's fake death
Hyderabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Eminent breast surgeon P. Raghu Ram has slammed model-actor Poonam Pandey and called her dead from cervical cancer stunt ‘cheap publicity’.
2024-02-03
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Bollywood/OTT/Cinema/Showbiz/Health/Entertainment,
Poonam Pandey death: Docs say cervical cancer vax must among Indians
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) As 32-year-old model-cum-actress Poonam Pandey succumbed to cancer, doctors have said that cervical cancer vaccine is a must among Indians.
2024-02-02
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Science/Tech,
Interim Union Budget 2024: Govt to encourage cervical cancer vaccination for girls
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that the government will encourage vaccination for girls in the age group of 9 to 14 years for prevention of cervical cancer.
2024-02-01
Category: INTERIM BUDGET 2024/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Politics,
Bajaj Finserv to acquire Vidal Healthcare Services, subsidiaries, associate company for Rs 325 crore
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) Bajaj Finserv Health Ltd (BFS-Health), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bajaj Finserv Ltd, on Tuesday announced signing of share purchase agreement for acquisition of 100 per cent stake in Vidal Healthcare Services Private Ltd (VHC) and its subsidiaries and an associate company.
2024-01-30
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Business,
Covid-19 may temporarily affect sperm quality: Study
Beijing, Jan 25 (IANS) Covid-19 infection can impact the quality of sperm, but only temporarily, according to a study.
2024-01-25
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health/Science/Tech,
Diarrhoea outbreak: Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan urges Odisha to take central help
Bhubaneswar, Dec 20 (IANS) Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has expressed concern over the outbreak of diarrhoea in Rourkela city of Sundargarh district in Odisha and advised the state Government to take the assistance of the central agencies to check the menace.
2023-12-20
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/National,
Kapil Dev, Jonty Rhodes to create awareness on homeopathy in UP
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Eminent cricketers, politicians, poets and homeopathic practitioners will come together under one roof to raise awareness about homeopathic medicine and treatment during the ‘Homeopathic Revolution-2023,’ a conference, scheduled to be held in Uttar Pradesh (UP) on December 24.
2023-12-12
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Medicine/National,
Punjab to open 100 more Aam Aadmi clinics: Bhagwant Mann
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday said the state government would dedicate 100 new Aam Aadmi clinics to people for imparting quality healthcare services to people.
2023-12-07
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Politics/National,
New MRI study reveals how brain changes in long-Covid patients
London, Nov 23 (IANS) People with long-Covid exhibit patterns of changes in the brain that are different from fully recovered Covid-19 patients, according to research.
2023-11-23
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Science/Tech,
Delhi air pollution ups 'risk of death due to heart attacks’: Bengaluru cardiologist
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Dr Deepak Krishnamurthy, a senior interventional cardiologist at Sakra World Hospital in Bengaluru, on Sunday warned that exposure to highly polluted air increases the risk of death due to heart attacks.
2023-11-05
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health/National,
Nitish Kumar is fit and healthy, says JD-U leader
Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) While the opposition BJP leaders are expressing concerns over the health of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD-U leader and spokesperson Sunil Kumar Singh said that his health is fine, adding that the opposition BJP is playing "cheap politics" on it.
2023-10-16
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Politics,
Video games during brain surgery to open new treatments for Parkinson's
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) US researchers are launching a new five-year project on patients playing video games during brain surgery to better understand how the brain regulates movement in people with Parkinson's.
2023-10-11
Category: Science/Tech/HEALTH/MEDICINE,
Maintain mental wellbeing with these new features on Apple devices
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) As people the world over continue to raise awareness about mental health issues with mental health being a "universal right”, here are some new features to maintain your mental wellbeing in Apple devices that are supporting millions of iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch users around the world.
2023-10-10
Category: Science/Tech/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health,
Sleep apnea feature arrives on Samsung Galaxy Watch after approval
Seoul, Oct 6 (IANS) The new sleep apnea feature on the Samsung Health Monitor app has been approved by Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), and will be coming to Galaxy Watch series in Korea early next year.
2023-10-06
Category: Science/Tech/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Technology,
Pakistan reports 3rd polio case of this year
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) An 18-month-old baby girl has been infected with wild poliovirus in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province -- the third positive case of this year, the Health Ministry said.
2023-10-05
Category: International/HEALTH/MEDICINE/South Asia,
BJP's Amethi unit wants Sanjay Gandhi hospital to be handed over to Maneka, Varun
Amethi, Oct 5 (IANS) The BJP's Amethi district unit has demanded that the management of the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Trust be handed over to Maneka Gandhi and her son Varun Gandhi, BJP MPs from Sultanpur and Pilibhit, respectively.
2023-10-05
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Politics/Crime,
UP to soon be Encephalitis free: Yogi Adityanath
Gorakhpur, Oct 4 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the state would soon get rid of the dreaded encephalitis and the formal announcement in this regard will be made in a short time.
2023-10-04
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health,
Dengue alarm in Bengal, PIL at Calcutta HC seeking court intervention
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) In wake of the rising number of dengue cases in West Bengal, a public interest litigation has been filed in the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday, seeking the court’s invention in ensuring proper administrative initiatives in arresting further spread of the disease.
2023-10-03
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Politics/Law/Focus,
Explained: How Covid-19 heightens risk of heart attack, stroke
New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Scientists have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind Covid-19, triggers a dangerous immune response in hardened fatty deposits (plaques) lining the heart's largest blood vessels, leading to the risk of heart attack, stroke.
2023-09-29
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE,
Finally, Nipah scare over in Kerala's Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 (IANS) With the last of the four patients finally testing double negative, the Nipah scare in Kerala's Kozhikode is finally over, state Health Minister Veena George said on Friday.
2023-09-29
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE,
World Heart Day: How heart health tools on Apple Watch can save many lives
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Ahead of World Heart Day on September 29, the World Heart Federation is encouraging people around the world to take care of their heart and Apple Watch, which has alerted several users around the world of potential signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib), is one digital device that can be your health companion.
2023-09-28
Category: Technology/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Science/Tech,
DEN-2 variant in dengue is more prevalent
Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) The DEN-2 variant of dengue is becoming prevalent among individuals who have tested positive for this mosquito-borne disease in Uttar Pradesh, according to data from the health department.
2023-09-26
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE,
Wild poliovirus detected from parts of Pakistan: Health Ministry
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Traces of wild poliovirus type 1 have been found in sewage samples collected from two different parts of Pakistan, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
2023-09-26
Category: International/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health,
Saurabh Bhardwaj dismisses doctors, staff for reporting late at Mohalla Clinics
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Delhi's Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj has dismissed some doctors and staff who were coming late for duty at Mohalla Clinics.
2023-09-20
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health/Politics,
Nipah can spread by droplets, has a fatality rate of 40 to 70%: ICMR
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Nipah virus can spread by respiratory droplets and has a fatality rate of 40 to 70 per cent, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General, Dr Rajiv Bahl, said on Friday.
2023-09-15
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health/Science/Tech,
As Nipah strikes Kerala, RGCB rolls out a mobile virology laboratory
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) in Kerala on Thursday rolled out a fully-equipped mobile virology testing laboratory, strengthening the efforts to contain the Nipah virus infection reported from parts of the state's Kozhikode district.
2023-09-14
Category: National/Science/HEALTH/MEDICINE,
MP govt plans to translate medical journal ‘Lancet’ into Hindi: Vishwas Sarang  
Bhopal, Sep 14 (IANS) English medical journal ‘The Lancet’ will be translated in Hindi with the help of team of doctors associated with Gandhi Medical College (GMC) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said on Thursday.
2023-09-14
Category: National/Politics/IANS NEWS POINT/Religion/Health/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Medicine,
iPhone 12 meets radiation exposure limits: Apple on French watchdog warning
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Apple has refuted claims made by France’s radiation watchdog (ANFR) that iPhone 12 breaches radiation exposure limits.
2023-09-13
Category: Business/Science/Tech/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Politics,
Samsung Electronics to unveil food platform at IFA 2023
Seoul, Aug 24 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it will unveil a new, integrated food platform, which provides consumers with personalised cooking experiences, at IFA 2023 next month.
2023-08-24
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Science/Tech,
Covid new variants BA.2.86, EG. 5.1 does not pose any danger to Indians: Experts
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The new Omicron sub-variants BA.2.86 and EG. 5.1 would not pose any risk to Indians, said experts here amid fresh concerns of Covid-19.
2023-08-24
Category: Science/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health,
Do not sleep next to your iPhones while charging, warns Apple
San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) Apple has issued a warning for people who charge their iPhones while sleeping, advising them not to sleep next to their devices while it is charging.
2023-08-23
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health/Science/Tech,
WHO to release outcomes of global summit soon, say Sonowal
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister for AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday said the main outcomes of the global summit will be soon released by World Health Organisation (WHO) in the form of Gujarat declaration.
2023-08-22
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health/Medicine,
Intermittent fasting may help Alzheimer patients improve memory, sleep
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) An animal study has shown that it is possible to correct the body's biological clock in Alzheimer's patients with time-restricted diets, a type of intermittent fasting focused on limiting the daily eating window without limiting the amount of food consumed.
2023-08-22
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health/Science/Tech,
Doctors successfully perform 1st bone marrow transplant at Safdarjung Hospital
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A team of doctors successfully performed the maiden bone marrow transplant at the Safdarjung Hospital here.
2023-08-22
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Human Interest/Society,
No substitute for AIIMS in the country, says Vice President Dhankhar
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday said there is no substitute for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the country, adding the premier institute has earned global recognition.
2023-08-21
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health/Medicine,
Severe Covid may cause long-term innate immune system changes: Study
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) Severe Covid-19 may cause long-lasting alterations to the innate immune system, the first line of defence against pathogens, according to a small study.
2023-08-19
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health/Science/Tech,
No shortage of HIV drug Dolutegravir: Mandaviya
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday told the Parliament that there is no nation-wide shortage of HIV drug Dolutegravir.
2023-08-01
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Politics/Health/DEEP DIVE,
Saurabh Bhardwaj visits hospitals, says govt will provide dengue cards to school children
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj on Monday visited Swami Dayanand Hospital in Shahdara and Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital in Khichripur to inspect the situation arising out of floods.
2023-07-17
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Health,
L-G Manoj Sinha inaugurates 'J&K Health Conclave'
Srinagar, July 5, (IANS) Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the 'J&K Health Conclave' on Mental Health and Non-Communicable Diseases at Srinagar on Wednesday.
2023-07-05
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Politics,
AIIMS Bhubaneswar inks MoU with SVNIRTAR for academic, research and patient care
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) Cuttack for academic, research and comprehensive rehabilitation care.
2023-07-05
Category: National/HEALTH/MEDICINE/Politics/Human Interest,
Apple Watch saves woman from deadly blood clot: Report
San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) An Apple Watch has saved a woman from a potentially deadly blood clot by waking her up from a nap, the media reported.
2023-06-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
UP: In a first, RMLIMS doctors perform rare spinal surgery
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) Doctors at the Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) have successfully performed a complex surgical procedure on the spine called Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) with deformity correction on two debilitated patients. Less than five surgeons are trained for this procedure in India.
2023-06-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Brain waves may predict cognitive issues in Parkinson's: Indian American-led study
New York, June 14 (IANS) A study led by an Indian-American researcher has found that a few minutes of data recorded from a single electrode placed on top of the head may be sufficient to predict thinking problems, including dementia, in patients with Parkinson's disease.
2023-06-14
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Punjab CM dedicates 35th mother and childcare centre
Chandigarh, June 7 (IANS) In a step aimed at imparting quality health services to people, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday dedicated the 35th mother and childcare centre within a year.
2023-06-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Threat of pandemics far from over: Minister Bharati Pawar at G20 meet
Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar has said that the threat of pandemics is far from over and called for integrating and strengthening One Health-based surveillance system.
2023-06-04
Category: India, Charleston,National,Health/Medicine
Kannada actress Prema takes ramp walk with cancer survivors to spread message of courage
Bangalore, June 4 (IANS) Kannada actress Prema took a ramp walk with cancer survivors to spread the message of courage and positivity about beating the dreaded and stigmatised disease in Bengaluru on the occasion of the National Cancer Survivors' Day.
2023-06-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
SGPGIMS conducts laser surgery for pilonidal sinus
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Plastic surgeons at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) have successfully conducted laser surgery for pilonidal sinus in a day-care procedure.
2023-05-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine