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'United effort needed against vector-borne diseases in South Asia'
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria still have a significant impact on the socioeconomic status of countries in south Asia, the WHO said Thursday, calling for a united effort against them.

Thursday, April 03, 2014 8:44:03 PM

Jung checks healthcare facilities at Delhi hospital
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung Wednesday reviewed the healthcare facilities for women and children at a hospital here.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:26:05 PM

Risks related to heart disease on world meet agenda
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Risks associated with cardiovascular diseases, especially high salt intake, will be discussed at a global conference on heart disease, a release said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 7:50:06 PM

Ban smoking in polling centres in Assam: NGO
Guwahati, April 2 (IANS) A leading non-profit organisation working in the field of public health has requested poll officials in Assam to prohibit smoking in all polling booths in the state during the three-phased polls starting April 7.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 7:18:03 PM

'Parties unwilling to include tobacco control in manifestos'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) Medico-legal experts here have cried foul over the absence of intent betrayed by political parties in their manifestos for the Lok Sabha polls, when it comes to tackling the perils of tobacco use.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 5:26:13 PM

NGO demands tobacco-free polling booths
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) Poll authorities in Goa should emulate Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar and ban smoking in polling booths in the state, an anti-tobacco group demanded Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 5:20:05 PM

Kailash Kher to sing for Cancer Heroes
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) About two weeks before Kailash Kher's "Aman Tu Mera Hero" concert here, Aman Saxena lost his battle against cancer.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:16:18 AM

Dearth of doctors to treat autism (April 2 is Autism Awareness Day)
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India faces a dearth of doctors and experts to treat autism, the incidence of which is slowly rising, with the illness being considered wrongly by many as mental retardation, experts said.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:34:06 PM

Bihar declares all polling stations no-smoking zones
Patna, March 30 (IANS) All polling stations for the Lok Sabha election in Bihar have been declared no-smoking zones, an official said Sunday.

Sunday, March 30, 2014 3:34:04 PM

Faridabad hospital gives new lease of life to Iraqi man
Faridabad, March 30 (IANS) The simplest task of swallowing food was perhaps the biggest challenge for 40-year-old Isam. The Iraqi citizen suffered from a rare disorder called dysphagia lusoria, that made swallowing food difficult for him.

Sunday, March 30, 2014 3:08:03 PM

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