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National Suicide Prevention Strategy is the need of the hour: Vice President @ 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry

Depression and Mental Illness a global threat

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for putting in place a National Suicide Prevention Strategy to curb the tendency of youngsters and others to end their lives due to depression and frustration. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP), in Hyderabad on 30th November 2018. ...

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Health Ministry approves compensation formula for Johnson & Johnson ASR Hip Implants victims

Faulty Hip implant cases in India

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on 29 November 2018 had approved formula for determination of compensation for those patients who had received (prior to August, 2010) faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants manufactured by DePuy International Limited, U.K (Johnson & Johnson). An expert committee was constituted by the Ministry under the Chairmanship of Arun Kumar Agarwal, ...

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Price ceiling on Coronary Stents benefited over a million heart patients: Mansukh Mandaviya

initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All

Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers, Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Mansukh L. Mandaviya informed in a statement on 20 November 2018 that patients across the country have saved around Rs. 15,000 crores under Government’s initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All’, as per estimates of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing authority (NPPA). Following the vision of Prime Minister of India, Narendra ...

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World Prematurity Day 2018 calls to unite all stakeholders to check rise in pre-term deliveries

Preterm births rising globally

Approximately 82 percent of neonatal deaths result from preventable and treatable conditions: preterm birth, infections, and complications during childbirth, estimates the Healthy Newborn Network (HNN), which is an online community dedicated to addressing critical knowledge gaps in newborn health. HNN brings together partner organisations and individuals working in newborn health to share key resources, data, experiences, and lessons and helps increase ...

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Future of Geriatric Medicine practice – Is India Ready?

Jitendra Singh

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh said that the geriatric study has gained relevance in the recent years with increase in life span of people. This field has unique speciality where the parameter is based on age. He said that in ...

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India-UK Cancer Research Initiative to look at affordable approaches to Cancer

Dr. Renu Swarup

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the partnership between Department of Biotechnology and Cancer Research UK for the India-UK India-UK Cancer Research Initiative was signed on 14 November 2018 in New Delhi. The India-UK Cancer Research Initiative is a collaborative 5-year bilateral research initiative by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, India and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) that ...

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IDF calls for World Diabetes Day 2018-19 theme: The Family and Diabetes

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) over a two year period intends to work on building awareness and allied intervention to help people in their fight against diabetes. Pic Courtesy: IDF

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019 is The Family and Diabetes. A two-year timeframe has been chosen to best align the World Diabetes Day campaign to the current IDF strategic plan and facilitate planning, development, promotion and participation.

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Jaipur Zika outbreak update: Zika Virus strain that causes microcephaly not found in Rajasthan

Zika update in Jaipur

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under Department of Health Research is in the forefront of advanced research in virology and the ICMR-National Institute of Virology (NIV) is at par with leading scientific establishments across the world. ICMR-NIV, Pune has sequenced 5 Zika virus strains collected at different time points of the Jaipur outbreak. Advanced molecular studies of Zika virus ...

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Badhaai Ho is Bollywood’s best message to chose family planning, right contraceptive option and much more

Recent success at Box Office- Bhadhai Ho film leaves many important messages for families...Seen in Pic is a poster!

Badhaai Ho is a fun movie, full of sarcasm and intended puns revolving around a moment of passion for a (elderly) couple that turned out to be their nightmare and entertain for few hours for the viewers. All the characters had put best of their energies in carving out and justifying their role. Surekha sikri who played paternal grand mother to Ayushman Khurana deserves a ...

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India’s 300 million elderly population by 2050 calls for new innovations in Indian healthcare sector

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

According to India Ageing Report- 2017 by United Nations Population’s Fund, it is estimated that India’s elderly population (>60 years) will reach 300 million in 2050 making up 20% of the population. On one hand this is a direct reflection of the positive strides made by the Indian healthcare sector, on the other hand it also poses challenges of maintaining, ...

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50 million Indians suffer from depression: Speak Up to start a National Mental Health Movement

India stares at imminent Mental Health Crisis?

The neglect of mental health is evident from a World Health Organisation report which estimated that 50 million Indians suffered from depression. Almost 20 % of children and adolescents suffer from some form of mental illness, but a very small proportion of them are able to access mental health services that results in a huge treatment gap. There could be ...

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With Ayushman Bharat India to move from selective to comprehensive primary health care services: J P Nadda @ ‘2nd International Conference on Primary Health Care (PHC) towards UHC & SDGs’, at Astana, Kazakhstan

JP Nadda at Astana, Kazakhstan

“Multi sectoral action is a key to addressing social and environmental determinants and we have developed operational strategies to build a shared goal and vision between sectors such as Nutrition, Drinking Water and Sanitation, education, rural and urban development departments.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during his addresses at the ‘Second ...

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