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  • Dr. Reddy’s unveils cancer drug in U.S

    26 December, 2017 3:51 PM 28

    Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has introduced Melphalan Hydrochloride for injection, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Alkeran (melphalan hydrochloride) for injection, in the U.S. market. Melphalan hydrochloride for injection is indicated for the palliative treatment of patients with multiple myeloma for whom oral therapy is not appropriate. It has been approved

  • Surgeons battle for 16 hours to save a child

    14 December, 2017 7:26 PM 30

    Surgeons from Andhra Hospitals succesfully conducted a rare complex heart disease on a 10-day-old girl baby after spending 16 hours, according to P.V. Rama Rao, Chief of Children’s Services, here on Thursday. Speaking to mediapersons he said the baby, born to a couple from Ponnuru in Guntur District, Bala Bharati and Ganapathi, was diagnosed as having

  • On a Holiday? Don’t Miss Out on Your Fitness Regimen

    3 December, 2017 12:30 PM 38

    We followed RJ Malavika to her relaxing staycation and found the perfect way to balance fun and fitness A staycation, simply put, means letting go. Letting go of those rigorous workout routines, strict diet plans and other rules and regulations we follow throughout the week. Staycations universally have us finishing off that pending novel, sunbathing

  • New malaria cases fall by a third: Nadda

    29 November, 2017 3:27 PM 25

    “India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020,” said Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J. P. Nadda at a high-level round table on ‘Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in the Southeast Asia Region’. He further added that with nearly three-fourth of the share of the regional

  • Six-year-old boy from north Kolkata succumbs to dengue

    2 November, 2017 12:30 AM 107

    KOLKATA: Dengue claimed yet another life in Kolkata on Wednesday. Six-year-old Tirjak Chakrabarty from Muraripukur in north Kolkata succumbed to the virus at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital. Tirjak had been suffering from high fever since last Friday and had been admitted to a hospital in Salt Lake on Monday. A day later, his condition started deteriorating

  • Students form a pink ribbon to honor those fighting breast cancer

    1 November, 2017 4:15 PM 92

    HARRISON TWP. -- Clearview Regional Middle School students donned pink apparel during spirit week to support breast cancer awareness. "Pink Day" was held during the annual spirit week for breast cancer awareness. School officials gathered as many students and staff members as possible to create a human ribbon to honor those who have had to fight breast

  • Climate change and ill-health

    31 October, 2017 7:22 AM 68

    Here is a look at the key numbers on how climate change affects health and labour produtivity: 46 — The global increase percentage in weather-related disasters since 2000. 50 — Number of years of gain in public health undermined due to anthropogenic climate change. 87 — The percentage of global cities that are in breach of WHO air pollution guidelines

  • Respite from vector and waterborne cases

    31 October, 2017 2:28 AM 112

    The city got respite from diseases for a while with the number of waterborne and vector-borne diseases coming coming down. Number of swine flu cases have also gone down. The recent report issued by the health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), states that 1,027 cases of vector borne diseases have been reported this month. Of this, 649 cases

  • DRG jawan injured in IED blast in Dantewada

    29 October, 2017 8:14 PM 69

    Raipur, Oct 29 (PTI) A District Reserve Guard jawan was injured when an improvised explosive device, planted by Naxalites, went off in Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit Dantewada district today, police said. The incident took place in the evening in the forest near Telam-Tetam village under Katekalyan police station limits when a joint team of states DRG and local

  • BJP women's wing holds rally against dengue in Kolkata

    28 October, 2017 8:01 PM 81

    The West Bengal BJP women's wing today took out a rally in the city protesting against the outbreak of dengue in the state and accused the state government of "not being" serious in tackling the crisis. KOLKATA: The West Bengal BJP women's wing on Saturday took out a rally in Kolkata protesting against the outbreak of dengue+ in the state and accused