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Unique camp provides goitre treatment to tribals
Chikhaldara (Maharashtra), Oct 5 (IANS) Combining health service with continuing medical education and recreation, over 50 surgeons drawn from different parts of India have assembled at this scenic tourist spot in Maharashtra's forest-rich Amravati district to conduct a two-day thyroid camp for tribals.

Friday, October 05, 2007 3:49:59 PM

Pesticides taking huge health toll in Punjab's Malwa region
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Punjab's Malwa region, once referred to as 'Makheon meetha Malwa' (sweeter than honey) for its rich agricultural produce and cotton farming, is today battling environment-related health problems including a noticeable rise in cancer cases, kidney ailments and infertility as a result of large-scale use of pesticides and fertiliser.

Friday, October 05, 2007 11:49:25 AM

NRIs, foreign couples throng Pune fertility centre
Pune, Oct 4 (IANS) Last month at the Ruby Hall Clinic here, a 60-year-old became a surrogate mother when she gave birth to twins. She had offered to be a surrogate for her US-based daughter, whose uterus had been removed due to genital cancer.

Thursday, October 04, 2007 10:13:52 AM

Chhattisgarh to ban chewing tobacco from new year
Raipur, Oct 3 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government will ban gutkha, or chewing tobacco, in the state from Jan 1 next year.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 3:00:27 PM

Health workers say India should join UNITAID
Chennai, Oct 3 (IANS) Healthcare NGOs, physicians and networks of people with HIV/AIDS have sent a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging him to speedily ensure that India joins UNITAID, an international drug purchase facility.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 9:42:38 AM

Assam medical graduates must serve the state
Guwahati, Oct 3 (IANS) If you want to pursue MBBS from a medical college in Assam, you must be prepared to serve the state government for a minimum of five years after passing out. And for those wanting to pursue a postgraduate degree from any of the state's three medical colleges, one must be prepared to work for the health department for 10 years.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007 8:53:57 AM

Global NGO gives Rs.84 mn for eye-care projects
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) A global NGO has granted Rs.84 million for healthcare projects in India, mainly focusing on sight related problems.

Monday, October 01, 2007 9:50:13 PM

Kerala sees alarming rise in heart attack deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 (IANS) There has been a sharp increase in the number of people in Kerala dying of heart attacks - a huge 43 percent of all the deaths in the state are due to cardio-vascular diseases, says an ongoing study by an NGO here.

Saturday, September 29, 2007 2:15:37 PM

Dengue cases detected in Orissa village
Jagatsinghpur (Orissa), Sep 28 (IANS) Panic has gripped villages in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district after the mosquito-borne dengue virus was detected in a few villagers. Nearly 300 people have reportedly been suffering from high fever for the past 10 days.

Friday, September 28, 2007 11:22:13 PM

Dengue hits AIIMS doctor, 87 cases in Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The mosquito-borne dengue has struck again, affecting a doctor of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here and raising the total number of cases reported so far to 87.

Friday, September 28, 2007 8:36:54 PM

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