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  • Ancient origins of viruses discovered

    5 April, 2018 6:53 AM 62

    Researcher says for the first time, it has been found that RNA viruses (where the genome material is RNA, rather than DNA) have been in existence since the first vertebrates existed. Many of the viruses infecting us today have ancient evolutionary histories that date back to the first vertebrates and perhaps the first animals in existence, a study published

  • Union Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat health scheme

    21 March, 2018 4:44 PM 62

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the launch of the Ayushman Bharat — National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), which was announced in the Budget. “The target beneficiaries.. will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on SECC database,” the government said in a release. “AB-NHPM will subsume the on-going

  • Nations join hands to eliminate TB

    14 March, 2018 5:03 PM 71

    India stood committed to its resolve to become a ‘TB- Free country’ by 2025, said Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday, as countries participating in the Delhi End TB Summit signed and adopted the Statement of Action at the end of the summit here. The Minister added that India would support member countries of WHO SEARO region in meeting their

  • Four things you should know about smell

    26 February, 2018 7:06 AM 59

    A woman’s sense of smell is said to be more evolved than a man’s and it’s no wonder, say mental health pros “The biological reason behind this is that women have 50% more neurons in their olfactory bulbs (the parts of the brain related to the sense of smell), which provides them with better olfactory sensitivity,” says Dr Prerna Kohli, a psychologist

  • Stop healthcare mafia from fleecing patients: distraught parents

    22 February, 2018 4:18 PM 56

    Distraught fathers of child victims appeal to govt. Two distraught fathers, whose children died at private hospitals while being treated for dengue last year, have demanded that the government stop the ‘healthcare mafia from fleecing patients’ by reining in India’s large, unregulated private health sector. Speaking at a press conference in New Delhi

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

    26 December, 2017 3:51 PM 35

    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 40

    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 56

    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 35

    “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 126

    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