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Make movies like 'Black' on lepers: Kalam
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Always among the ones who dream big and think of pragmatic solutions to deep rooted problems, former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam believes that producing movies on the rehabilitated life of lepers on the lines of 'Black', which dealt with the issue of visually challenged people, will help in scrubbing away the social stigma attached to the disease.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 4:05:55 PM

Students' brush with world record
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) With an eye to creating a world record, over 145,000 students from more than 350 schools brushed their teeth simultaneously in 23 cities across the country in an initiative to promote good habits for oral health.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 4:53:57 PM

Despite anti-polio drive, cases surfaces in Delhi, Orissa
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Despite a pat on the back of the Indian government from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its sustained polio immunisation drive, the disease that leaves people handicapped has surfaced in Orissa after a gap of three years, while Delhi has reported its first case of the year.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007 3:41:47 PM

Mentally challenged boy kept in captivity
Jaipur, Oct 8 (IANS) A mentally challenged boy is being kept captive, in his own home, by his parents because they cannot afford his treatment.

Monday, October 08, 2007 6:58:53 PM

Antony inaugurates high-end molecular imaging research centre
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday inaugurated a Molecular Imaging Research Centre here to undertake high-end research in the development of advanced life support technology.

Saturday, October 06, 2007 7:47:10 PM

Karunakaran to be out of hospital soon
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister K. Karunakaran, admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital last Sunday, is recovering and is likely to be discharged within the next few days, family sources said Friday.

Friday, October 05, 2007 6:56:34 PM

Health ministry launches department of health research
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A new Department of Health Research to boost biomedical research was launched by the health ministry Friday and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was brought under its purview.

Friday, October 05, 2007 6:01:26 PM

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

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