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Last updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:38:03 AM

HC pulls up Delhi government for not providing treatment to poor kid
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday pulled up the city government for expressing its inability to provide financial help to a rickshaw puller's seven-year-old son suffering from the life threatening Gaucher's disease, a genetic disorder.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:58:10 PM

NAMHHR raises concerns over maternal health
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The National Alliance of Maternal Health and Human Rights (NAMHHR) with Oxfam India Thursday organised a two-day event here related to priorities in maternal health and upliftment of marginalised women across India.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:04:10 PM

'Perfectly planned' suicide finds space in medical journal
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Despite planning a "perfect suicide", a medical professional here was saved by doctors using an unusual medical technique and the report in this regard has found place in the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine (IJCCM).

Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:58:09 PM

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

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