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  • More than 8% of Chennai has very high cholesterol

    28 September, 2017 6:45 PM 25

    CHENNAI: Three out of 10 Indians have high cholesterol levels putting them at risk of cardiac diseases, data from Metropolis Healthcare, a pathology centre has revealed on the eve of the World Heart Day. The lab analysed samples of 2,33,470 people between the age of 20 and 80 across the country for lipid profile. On Thursday, the lab announced that while

  • Babies with older siblings at greater flu risk: study

    28 September, 2017 9:00 AM 40

    London, Sep 28 (PTI) Babies with an older sister or brother are more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with influenza as compared to children without older siblings, according to a study published today. Flu can be serious in very young children because it can cause lung infections and breathing difficulties. It can also cause a very high fever

  • Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre provides CPR training to 200 plus Mumbai personnel

    28 September, 2017 8:22 AM 39

    In India, 1 in every 5 people dies due to coronary heart diseases. In order to combat this alarming figure, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre started an initiative this World Heart Day. As part of which Jaslok Hospital educated and provided Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to more than 200 Mumbai Police Officials. Renowned Cardiologist Dr Nihar

  • India and the United States renew commitment for Joint Collaboration on Health

    28 September, 2017 7:43 AM 36

    India and the United States on 27 September 2017 renewed their commitment to collaborate in the healthcare sector at the second India-US Health Dialogue that was held on 26-27 September 2017 in New Delhi. The two-day event saw several experts deliberate on issues of bilateral importance including communicable and non-communicable diseases, low-cost innovations

  • India's child mortality rate lags world, disease incidence world's highest

    23 September, 2017 11:54 AM 78

    The SDGs set a target of less than 70 deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 The report tracked 18 data points that were included in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We compared India’s performance with the global average on certain health indicators. The SDGs have set a target of 25 deaths per 1,000 live births by 2030. India’s National

  • Swine flu: 42 positive case in Mohali

    20 September, 2017 2:02 AM 35

    Mohali: The number of swine flu cases have been spurting in Mohali district as so far five deaths and 42 positive cases have been reported. Four cases of swine flu have been reported in the past one month from Zirakpur area. While last year, eight persons were tested positive with three reported deaths, this year the figures have increased five time as so far 193 suspected

  • Dr Kirpal Chug, father of nephrology in India, passes away at 85

    18 September, 2017 2:00 AM 58

    Chandigarh : Dr Kirpal Singh Chugh, better known as "father of nephrology in India" died of blood cancer on Sunday at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He was 85. Dr Chugh was battling blood cancer from past two years and was admitted to the hospital a couple of days ago. "My father was admitted to PGIMER

  • Swine flu death toll touches 43

    17 September, 2017 6:45 AM 42

    A woman from the city's Phulewadi area that was admitted to a private hospital for treatment died on Friday. Another woman from the nearby Sangli district admitted at the CPR Hospital also died due to swine flu. Most of the deaths took place in the last two months. The district health administration has surveyed over 12,000 patients from the district

  • Why taking care of your bone is important?Or Conference on osteoporosis held

    17 September, 2017 2:25 AM 29

    Chandigarh: Did you know patients with osteoporosis are at a risk of getting a fracture? On the concluding day of the International Conference of Geriatric Orthopedic Society of India, a session on osteoporosis and its implication in orthopedic practices was given special importance. Padma Shri awardee Dr Yash Gulati along with Dr Deepak Joshi, Dr Sanjay

  • On the rise: 5 die of lepto, dengue in 2 weeks of September

    16 September, 2017 11:38 PM 47

    At least five people, including two children, have died of dengue and leptospirosis in the first two weeks of this month. The civic body said nearly 1,700 people were admitted to various public hospitals for dengue-like illness. Leptospirosis claimed the lives of a19-year-old Ghatkopar resident and a 24-year-old Andheri resident. Both had history of wading