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World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022: WHO

World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022: WHO

12 Oct 2017 | 8:55 PM

Kolkata, Oct 12 (UNI) The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades.

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Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

07 Oct 2017 | 5:56 PM

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) To promote awareness about breast cancer which is becoming the common cancer among women in the country, an international conference was inaugurated on Saturday.

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5 liver transplant and 1 kidney transplant within 6 days: Sahyadri Hospital

5 liver transplant and 1 kidney transplant within 6 days: Sahyadri Hospital

04 Oct 2017 | 2:38 PM

Pune, Oct 4 (UNI) Sahyadri Hospitals team has successfully performed five liver and one kidney transplant operations within six days.

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Kidney transplant saves life of in-house patient

Kidney transplant saves life of in-house patient

04 Oct 2017 | 2:05 PM

Thane, Oct 4 (UNI) Two cadaveric Kidney transplants have saved as many lives-a 61-year-old housewife from Thane and another from Jupiter Hospital.

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TN Health Minister launches Dengue fever awareness drive

TN Health Minister launches Dengue fever awareness drive

03 Oct 2017 | 5:39 PM

Chennai, Oct 3 (UNI) With more cases of dengue being admitted in government hospitals in several parts of the state, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr C Vijayabaskar today inaugurated a three-day dengue fever awareness campaign and launched a programme under which Nilavembu Kudineer (a herbal concoction) and powder would be distributed to 50,000 people in the city daily.

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Experts raise alarm on Heart Failure; call it ‘biggest silent killer’

Experts raise alarm on Heart Failure; call it ‘biggest silent killer’

29 Sep 2017 | 5:38 PM

New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) Experts, on the occasion of World Heart Day, have urged people to pay more attention to the early signs and symptoms that are indicative of an underlying heart disease, to ensure early diagnosis.

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25-mn unsafe abortions occur each year: UN health agency

25-mn unsafe abortions occur each year: UN health agency

29 Sep 2017 | 12:31 PM

United Nations, Sept (UNI) About 25 million unsafe abortions, accounting for 45 per cent of all abortions, occurred every year from 2010 to 2014 worldwide, with 97 per cent of those unsafe procedures occurring in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, a new United Nations study has found.

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CVD fastest growing illness in India: ASSOCHAM study

CVD fastest growing illness in India: ASSOCHAM study

28 Sep 2017 | 2:17 PM

Lucknow, Sept 28 (UNI) Cardiovascular diseases are expected to be the fastest growing chronic illnesses between 2007 and 2017, increasing at 9 point 5 per cent annually, and accounting for the second largest number of non-communicable diseases patients after mental illnesses in India.

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Poor awareness serious hurdle in achieving immunisation target

Poor awareness serious hurdle in achieving immunisation target

26 Sep 2017 | 4:40 PM

By Noor Mohammad New Delhi, Sept 26 (UNI) As the Centre gears up to launch Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) campaign from October 7 to raise national full immunisation coverage from 70.

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Ntl Workshop on 'Health System Strengthening' at Jipmer from Sep 26

25 Sep 2017 | 2:29 PM

Puducherry, Sep 25 (UNI) The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jipmer in collaboration with the School of Public Health, PGIMER-Chandigarh will organize the four-day“ First National Workshop on Health System Strengthening” from September 26.

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Ultrasonography:New and larger scope

Ultrasonography:New and larger scope

20 Sep 2017 | 4:14 PM

Kolkata, Sep 20 (UNI) Can ultrasonography be used for peripheral nerve blocks? A Kolkata-based private specialty hospital recently organised a one-day workshop on "Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia" to familiarise budding anaesthesiologists and practitioners with the use of ultrasound and how to perform the various procedures.

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3 die of swine flu in Jabalpur, toll rises to 19

3 die of swine flu in Jabalpur, toll rises to 19

20 Sep 2017 | 4:09 PM

Jabalpur, MP, Sep 20 (UNI) After three more people – including two women – succumbed to the HINI virus in the past 24 hours, the death toll due to swine flu has risen to 19 in this cantonment town.

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals receives final approval for Nitroglycerin Sublingual Tablets

20 Sep 2017 | 1:10 PM

Mumbai, Sep 20 (UNI) Pharma Major,Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has been granted final approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for Nitroglycerin Sublingual Tablets USP, 0.

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History of modern transfusion medicine

History of modern transfusion medicine

15 Sep 2017 | 8:28 PM

Kolkata, Sep 15 (UNI) The Medical Officer Incharge (MOIC) Blood Bank, Fortis Hospitals, Anandapur here, Dr Avijit Dev today said in ancient literature, there are descriptions of blood oozing and death of suffering humanity owing to that everybody gets a panic whenever sees a person bleeding profusely in front of him.

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Lupin receives FDA approval for generic Flagyl® Tablets

Lupin receives FDA approval for generic Flagyl® Tablets

13 Sep 2017 | 4:52 PM

Mumbai, Sep 13 (UNI) Pharma Major Lupin announced that it has received final approval for its Metronidazole Tablets USP, 250 mg and 500 mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a generic version of G.

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