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...
October 11, 2009
The need to promote awareness of mental health at the grassroots, particularly in the interior rural areas, was stressed at a roundtable on ‘Mental health in primary care’ organi...
October 5, 2009
With four lakh newborns dying annually within the first 24 hours in India and the nation being home to one in every three malnourished children in the world, it will not be able to meet the...
October 4, 2009
Despite India’s economic prosperity, nearly two million children under the age of five, die every year in the country, the highest number anywhere in the world, a media report said on Sunday...
September 26, 2009
Noted Civil rights activist Dr Binayak Sen on Saturday alleged that the government was handing over resources to corporate giants and wanted to “stand as a guarantor to the expropriati...
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...
October 8, 2009
One hundred babies, all born on board the ambulance. This has been the characteristic achievement of the 108 Ambulance Service since its inception in Tiruchi district in December 2008. Indeed, it...
October 4, 2009
Scores of men, women and several college and school students walked down the Marina Beach service road along the Labour Statue and made their way to Gandhi Statue to spread awareness about b...
October 3, 2009
The composition of breast milk changes throughout the day and it is a “mistake” for the mother to express the milk and store it for feeding the baby later, says a new study.
September 15, 2009
Here is some sobering news for the country: Diabetes is no longer a disease of the affluent urban resident. Clearly it is creeping up on rural and low-income groups as well.