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No place for stigma against Leprosy: Dalai Lama
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Thursday said here that there should be no place for stigma against leprosy patients in the society.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:02:16 PM

Indian scientists find clue to Alzheimer's cure in Russell's viper venom
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The bite that kills can also provide a clue to a cure. A tiny fraction of Russell's viper venom, one of the most deadly toxins, has been shown to halt the memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease in a new study by Indian scientists here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:08:04 PM

Parties urged to include right to health in manifestos
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, a non-governmental organisation, Tuesday released a "People's Manifesto on Health" and appealed to all political parties to consider including its elements in their manifestos for the Lok Sabha polls.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:32:19 PM

Keralites want ban on pan masala and gutka
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) Taking a cue from Assam, which has banned consumption of harmful tobacco-based pan masala and gutka products, a cross section of people in Kerala have called for a similar legislation in the state.

Monday, March 17, 2014 6:22:15 PM

Tripura tops in voluntary blood donation
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) Tripura has maintained its top position for the sixth consecutive year in voluntary blood donation in the country, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Sunday.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 4:12:05 PM

After victory over polio, measles the next target: Experts (March 16 is Measles Immunisation Day)
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) After India was declared polio free earlier this year, health experts stress that eradication of measles is the next "achievable target" among childhood illnesses.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 2:12:22 PM

Surge in stroke warrants rehab centres in Kerala: Expert
Thiruvananthapuram, March 15 (IANS) Increasing incidence of stroke in Kerala, which is now almost on par with developed countries, calls for immediate establishment of rehabilitation centres for the cerebrovascular disease, said an expert.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:08:04 AM

'India emerging as liver transplant hub'
Noida, March 14 (IANS) India is emerging as a global hub for liver transplant with expanded medical facilities, an expert said here Friday.

Friday, March 14, 2014 6:22:19 PM

Mix caution with your Holi colours: Doctors to pregnant women (Holi is on March 17)
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Pregnancy is an exciting time, in anticipation of new beginnings. With Holi round the corner on Monday, doctors recommend some basic care so as not to let pregnancy mar the festive spirit. For instance, did you know that some colours, despite being branded "natural" or "organic" can still be harmful?

Friday, March 14, 2014 1:46:14 PM

Lack of sleep can cause heart disease (March 14 is World Sleep Day)
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) How you sleep is a major determinant of how well your heart functions. A new study carried out on cardiac patients at the Sir Gangaram Hospital here revealed that around 96 percent of patients who have cardiovascular problems have sleep apnea.

Friday, March 14, 2014 9:40:03 AM

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