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India’s emphasis on institutionalisation of Homeopathy in public health draws global attention

Homoeopathy-AYUSH Minister-UK Expert

Rachel Roberts, international expert of Homeopathy from Homeopathy Research Institute and Faculty of Homeopathy, U.K. called on Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State (IC), for AYUSH in Goa on 21 January 2018. In the meeting, Roberts told the Minister that the international homeopathic community looked up to India for the integrated healthcare model being adopted by India. She said ...

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India to impart professional training in Panchakarma therapy to Malaysian experts

5th Bilateral Meeting on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine between India and Malaysia underway in New Delhi on 10 January 2018

The 5th Bilateral Technical Meeting on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine between Govt. of India and Malaysia was held on 10 January 2018 at New Delhi, as part of an agreement signed between both countries in 2010. The Meeting was presided by Pramod Kumar Pathak, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH from Indian side and Deputy Director General Health ...

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Safe & Nutritious Food integral to goals set in National Health Policy 2017

J P Nadda presiding over First Health Ministers Roundtable on Food Safety & Nutrition that had participation from Health Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Puducherry, Jharkhand and Delhi present at the roundtable.

Speaking at the First Health Ministers Roundtable on Food Safety & Nutrition function, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS (Health) stated that promoting and building the mechanisms for availability and consumption of Safe & Nutritious Food is central to attainment of the goals laid out in the National Health Policy 2017 which focuses on “promotive and preventive health care” and targets to reduce ...

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VP calls for affordable healthcare revenue model to meet challenges of New India: Vice President

VP- M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the 11th Global Healthcare Summit organised by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, in Kolkata on December 30, 2017. The Governor of West Bengal,  Keshari Nath Tripathi, the Minister for Urban Development, West Bengal,  Firhad Hakim are also seen.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that we need an affordable health care revenue model to meet the challenges of modern day lifestyle. He was addressing the 11th Global Health Care Summit – 2017, organised by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), in Kolakata on 30th December 2017. The Governor of West Bengal, ...

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Hypertension enhances risk of cardiovascular disease

The Secretary (DHR) and DG, ICMR, Soumya Swaminathan addressing the participants, at the launch of the India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI), in New Delhi on November 28, 2017 along with Secretary MoHFW Preeti Sudan and other diginitaries.

Around 200 million adults in India have high blood pressure, yet control rates for the condition remain low. Studies suggest that in rural areas in India, only one quarter of people with hypertension are aware of their condition, and only around 10 percent have their blood pressure controlled. In urban areas, around 40 percent of people with hypertension are aware ...

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Tamil Nadu adjudged Best State in Organ Donation@ 8th Indian Organ Donation Day

Anupriya Patel. MoS, MHFW felicitating the Director General, BSF,  K.K. Sharma, at the ‘8th Indian Organ Donation Day’, organised by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), in New Delhi on November 27, 2017. Minister of Health, Tamil Nadu, C. Vijaya Baskar is also seen.

“When seen from the perspective of reason and rationale, the gift of life is the ultimate gift that one could give and organ donation is, therefore, a ‘God like act’ and needs to be encouraged.” This was stated by Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (HFW) on the occasion of ‘8th Indian Organ Donation Day’, organised by the National Organ and ...

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Cervical Spondylosis (CS) is a health hazard- if ignored!

Simple precautions, Expert advice and corrective measures can save lot of hassles in cases of Cervical Spondylosis.  
Pic Courtesy: Rudrakh exports

‘Doctor, I have cervical’! This is a common statement that every health professional hears from their clients. Is that really a problem or a disease or a disorder? Relax! The answer is no. Cervical is the name of bones of the neck. Seven in number, they bear the weight of the neck, help in moving neck upwards, downwards, rotate to either side ...

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Do you need a check for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)?

A good posture is a must in our digital lives, where one spends considerable time on computers and other light emitting devices. Illustration Courtesy: American optometric association

In fast paced era of Digital lives- Technology, no doubt, has shrunk the world! Look at any sector, computers and other high tech devices are here to stay. Jobs (private or government sector), schools or even higher studies, all have gone online. To get a glimpse of a tiny tot downloading a you tube video is not uncommon these days. In a ...

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Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: Study led by Imperial College London and WHO

WHO study shows high prevalence of underweight children in India, but then there is no harm introspecting our own self against risks of being overweight and Obesity!

The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades. If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022, according to a new study led by Imperial College London and WHO. The study was published in The Lancet ahead of ...

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New India must prepare for population mix with one fifth Indians as senior citizens by 2050

In 2013  Vayoshreshtha Samman was upgraded to a National Award with intent to inspire young generation to respect the achievements of its older generation. Seen in pic is  President  Ram Nath Kovind presenting the “Vayoshreshtha Sammans - 2017” to eminent senior citizens and institutions in recognition of their service towards the cause of the elderly persons, at a function, in New Delhi on October 09, 2017 in as Thaawar Chand Gehlot,  Krishan Pal and Ramdas Athawale look on.

Its matter of few decades that India- as it lays out various initiatives like the Skill India and others to empower its young citizens help the nation reap demographic dividend today- will require an state of the art eco-system to take care of a population mix with one fifth Indians as senior citizens by 2050. A mention of the said need came, ...

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India intensifies Mission Indradhanush; let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease says Modi

PM Narendra Modi intensifies national immunisation drive. Seen here  addressing a public meeting, at Vadnagar, Gujarat on October 08, 2017. The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, the Minister of State for Mines and Coal, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Nitinbhai Patel and other dignitaries are also seen.

“Let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease”, stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) at Vadnagar in Gujarat, on 08 October 2017. Through this programme, Government of India aims to reach each and every child under two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine ...

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India-South Africa pledges to deploy science for health care, celebrates twenty years of strategic partnership

Harsh Vardhan at 'The Heart of Cape Town Museum' situated in the Groote Schuur Hospital built by Christiaan Barnard Foundation. Christiaan Neethling Barnard (8th Nov 1922 – 2 Sep 2001), a S. African cardiac surgeon, performed world's 1st human-to-human heart transplant in 1967.

India and South Africa are celebrating twenty years of strategic partnership in 2017. The cooperation has been focussed on chosen areas like Astronomy & Astrophysics, Agriculture Sciences, Green Chemistry, Indigenous Knowledge System and Health Sciences where both countries have complementary strengths. Since the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to S. Africa last year, the S&T cooperation has seen a significant boost ...

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