Health

Slump in fight against #AIDS can derail progress made so far!

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 02:21

“Tremendous progress against AIDS over the past 15 years has inspired a global commitment to end the epidemic by 2030. Out of the total 36.9 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) globally, 21.7 million of them were on antiretroviral therapy (ART) by 2017. But we should also note that 1.8 million people were newly infected with HIV in 2017" said Dr Ishwar Gilada, who was Chairing a session at 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Top Gurugram hospitals flouting rules, inspection reveals

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:40

Gurugram, May 17 (IANS) A committee of the Haryana Assembly on Thursday inspected the super-specialty Medanta-The Medicity, Artemis and Fortis hospitals here and found that they were not treating a given number of poor patients for free, as per the government's guidelines.

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Drug to treat bleeding may benefit some stroke patients: Study

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:04

London, May 17 (IANS) A drug, currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth, may benefit patients with stroke caused by bleeding in the brain -- intracerebral haemorrhage, a clinical trial suggests.

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AI-based software may help predict risk of dementia

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:46

London, May 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence-based software which may identify and measure the severity of common causes of strokes and dementia.

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Decoded: How melatonin promotes sleep

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:14

New York, May 17 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have found that the melatonin hormone promotes sleep by suppressing the neurons responsible for keeping us awake, a discovery that may lead to new therapy for insomnia.

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Gujarat government announces health check-up plan for elderly

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 00:48

Gandhinagar, May 17 (IANS) The Vijay Rupani-led BJP government in Gujarat on Wednesday announced a unique health plan in the state, wherein the elderly would get access to primary health monitoring at their doorsteps.

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Globally 25mn unsafe abortions take place every year: Report

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:12

Johannesburg, May 16 (IANS) Every year 25 million unsafe abortions take place, which compromise the sexual and reproductive health of women around the world, revealed an alarming report published in the journal The Lancet.

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Sulabh founder to get Nikkel Asia Prize

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 01:50

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Sanitation pioneer and founder of Sulabh International Dr Bindeshwar Pathak has been selected for Japan's most prestigious Nikkel Asia Prize, a statement said on Monday.

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