January 23, 2010
The issue of increasing mosquito menace in the city rocked the Corporation Council meeting on Friday with Councillors cutting across party lines raising the issue.Communist Party of India (...
January 12, 2010
A cancer survey in the Kainakary panchayat of the water-logged Kuttanad, conducted in the wake of media reports on an increased prevalence of the disease in the region, has indicated continu...
December 31, 2009
The government should invest more in agriculture, health care and education sectors in rural areas as private sector is reluctant to go there, industry chamber Assocham said on Thursday.
December 9, 2009
Forty eight of the 54 villagers of Ninniyu village in Senthurai Union who suffered from nausea and dysentery on Tuesday after consuming temple ‘prasadam’ the previous night have...
November 23, 2009
The Eleventh Plan, whose central theme is ‘Inclusive Growth,’ has substantially stepped up the allocation for health. The public health care system in many States is in [a] shambles. Extreme inequalities and disparities persist both in terms of access to health care as well as health outcome, bemoans the Plan document. »
November 16, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI decried the worsening plight of the world’s 1 billion hungry on Monday as a United Nations food summit rallied around a strategy of more help to farmers in poor natio...
November 7, 2009
The island-nation marks a policy that heralded a humane turn in its fight against rabies. A Presidential directive issued in May 2006 ended the cruel practice of seizing and killing dogs, which was introduced by the British colonial rulers in 1893, and remained in force for 58 years since independence. »
October 23, 2009
India needs to invest more on providing basic health care services, especially in rural areas and backward States, noted economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said here on Friday.“...
October 14, 2009
To combat breast cancer, raising awareness is a must
October 12, 2009
Close to 1,500 people, including girl children from rural areas in the district, took part in a run conducted here on Sunday by Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology and Research as a start...
January 15, 2010
The government needs to allocate more funds for public health. The mismatch between the declared objective of universal healthcare through the public health system and the actual level of expenditure remains serious.
January 3, 2010
Identification of encephalitis virus which continues to kill hundreds of children every year and maim thousands in eastern Uttar Pradesh still remains a challenge for scientists, the ICMR ha...
December 30, 2009
The West Bengal assembly has passed a bill for a three-year diploma course in medicine through which it hopes to bridge the shortage of doctors in villages. »
November 25, 2009
This is in response to the article “Eleventh Plan and health care” by P.S. Appu (Nov. 24). The article carries valuable statistics and changes in the health care administration both by...
November 21, 2009
A non-government organisation from India has conducted free surgeries on more than 9000 patients suffering from eye ailment in Nigeria, where over one million people are blind.
November 8, 2009
With changing times and a faster lifestyle, younger women are becoming more susceptible to the disease, say doctors.
November 5, 2009
Opening more medical colleges is not the solution to India’s chronic shortage of doctors in the rural areas.
October 19, 2009
"It is very dangerous as they might step on unhygienic spots" »
October 13, 2009
On World Arthritis Day observed on Monday, hospitals in the city organised meetings and rallies for adults and children with the aim of creating more awareness of the disease. The theme of t...
October 12, 2009
It is easier to prevent osteoporosis than it is to treat it, Germany’s Munich-based association for Gynaecologists says.
Women who eat foods rich in calcium and get regular exerc...