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9 December 2015 Times of India, Chennai
Floodwater has receded in almost all parts of the city but doctors working at several health camps are not just warning about the almost inevitable outbreak of diseases in the coming weeks, but also about the spread of infectious diseases like TB and the possible resistance to drugs.
9 December 2015 NDTV, New Delhi
Over three lakh babies die annually in India making it the country with highest number of infant deaths due to premature births, Health Minister JP Nadda said today.
9 December 2015 The Indian Express, Mumbai
The Maharashtra government's principal secretary, health, was issued a contempt notice Tuesday due to non-compliance of court orders. Taking note of the abysmal condition of government health facilities that pushed a woman to give birth to a stillborn in February this year, the Bombay High Court had asked the government to set up the very basic facility, a primary health centre (PHC), in her village.
9 December 2015 Financial Express
ACCESS Health International, in collaboration with the World Bank and University of Edinburgh, recently conducted a workshop for policymakers which aimed at helping them manage markets to support public health outcomes.
9 December 2015 Times of India
A proposal to tax sugar sweetened beverages like tobacco in India is being welcomed by public health advocates. The proposal to increase 'sin taxes' on aerated drinks is part of the recommendations made by the chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian on the upcoming Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, says a statement from India Resource Center.
9 December 2015 Science, Cape Town
The international "Lung Meeting" held here last week was not your grandparents' tuberculosis (TB) conference. The Lung Meeting has morphed into the type of gathering that international HIV/AIDS meetings pioneered, where advocacy and community building are as much a part of the agenda as scientific presentations.
9 December 2015 Business Standard, New York
Scientists have deployed a new drug discovery technique to identify an anti-diabetes compound with a novel mechanism of action.
9 December 2015 Times of India, New Delhi
The country's sanitation programmes have failed to achieve the desired targets largely due to planning level weaknesses even as large-scale diversions, wastages and irregularities were detected, the CAG said today.
9 December 2015 Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Government has decided to introduce injectable contraceptives for women in the public health system and family welfare programme, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said today.
9 December 2015 NDTV
Women with Type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to have coronary heart disease compared to men, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement. "Cardiovascular disease may be deadlier for women with Type 2 diabetes than it is for men," said Judith G. Regensteiner, chair of the statement writing group and director of the Centre for Women's Health Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver.
9 December 2015 The Huffington Post, New Delhi
Not too long ago, it was widely believed that being infected with HIV in India was nothing short of a death sentence. However, two decades of concerted efforts and investments later, the HIV epidemic has been substantially addressed in many ways. A well-funded, carefully monitored and empathetic programme has delivered over the last 14 years, reducing new infections by 20% and giving lakhs of people treatment. India has fought HIV valiantly, but recently it has started to falter. A mistake that could have the makings of an epidemic.
9 December 2015 WebIndia123, Puducherry
As part of Its Health Education Initiative Jawharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) here held the 14th Interactive session focusing on HIV / AIDS today.
9 December 2015 The Hindu, Cape Town
"TB is the leading infectious killer, yet countries still follow old and dangerous [TB diagnostic and treatment] polices," MSF Access Campaign tweeted. In another tweet, MSF International said: "Outdated tuberculosis policies are risking further spread of drug-resistant TB."
9 December 2015 The Economic Times, New Delhi
A seven-member committee has been formed to look into the issue of online sale of drugs, Lok Sabha was informed today. Read more at:
9 December 2015 NDTV, Washington
Scientists have deployed a new drug discovery technique to identify an anti-diabetes compound with a novel mechanism of action, which may lead to a new type of diabetes treatment.
8 December 2015Times of India, Thiruvananthapuram
Swine Flu is fast becoming a regular viral disease in the state. With it becoming endemic, the H1N1 influenza has become part of the state health department's communicable disease map.
8 December 2015The Indian Express, Ahmedabad
With the increasing incidence of diabetes among children, the Gujarat government has decided to undertake screening and medication for this disease in the School Health Programme (SHP) for the year 2015-2016, launched by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Monday.
8 December 2015NDTV
With diabetes affecting a large section of India's population, the chronic health condition can adversely affect the country's economic growth, experts have warned.
7 December 2015Business Standard, Washington DC
In a first-time study, researchers have revealed that people with diabetes who suffer from "diabetic foot" have significantly impaired cognitive function.
8 December 2015Business Standard, Delhi
A high level Central Public Health Team from the Health Ministry has reached Tamil Nadu yesterday to extend all possible support and assistance to the State Government during the present flood situation. The seven-member team will conduct rapid health assessment of the flood hit areas and advice the State on public health measures.
8 December 2015Live Mint
Vaccine delivery needs more than just syringes and needles. Vaccines need to be kept in a cold chain from the moment they are manufactured until they are administered
8 December 2015Times of India
Two new studies have challenged the three decades of public-health wisdom, suggesting that the international guideline on the optimal rate of caesarean delivery is too low. The researchers say raising the World Health Organization's recommended C-section rate beyond the current 10 to 15 percent could result in fewer mother and infant deaths.
8 December 2015Reuters
Researchers found that most young gay and bisexual men with HIV don't have the virus suppressed by medication, making them more likely to infect others, and more than half reported recent unprotected sex.
8 December 2015Times of India, Shimla
Himachal Pradesh health minister Kaul Singh Thakur said that there was pressure from the industry to roll back VAT on tobacco products but state government did not succumb to it.
8 December 2015The Guardian, Cape Town
In South Africa and beyond, thousands of TB cases emerge each year despite the BCG vaccine. An ambitious plan seeks to end what has become a global epidemic
8 December 2015Devex
The Stop TB Partnership recently published Every Word Counts, Suggested Language and Usage for Tuberculosis Communications, the language guide for those involved, either directly or indirectly, in addressing the tuberculosis epidemic. The document called for people with TB infection to be put at the centre of the global TB response, starting with "acknowledging that the language commonly used to speak about TB must evolve."
8 December 2015The Shillong Times, Shillong
North East Network Meghalaya, in observance of the 16 Days of Activism on Gender Based Violence 2015 had conducted a one day street play on December 4, which was organized in collaboration with the students of first semester Master of Social Work, Martin Luther Christian University.
8 December 2015Business Standard, New Delhi
As a grand climax for the six month long student-led campaign "Kickstart Equality", CEQUIN, supported by the Australian High Commission's Direct Aid Program and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Australian High Commission is organising a special event on December 10 to mark Human Rights Day and the 16th Day of Activism on Gender-based Violence.
8 December 2015NDTV, Beijing
With the government's announcement in October that it would allow all married couples to have two children.
8 December 2015FirstPost, New Delhi
There is no report of outbreak of any water-borne or vector-borne disease in the flood-ravaged Tamil Nadu, Health Ministry said on Monday.
8 December 2015Times of India, Mumbai
An NGO that promotes gender-sensitive population and development policies has found that a Doordarshan television serial is creating substantial awareness about women empowerment in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.
8 December 2015Times of India, Raipur
In a bid to create awareness about AIDS, Chhattisgarh Network of People Living with HIV, in association with Mitwa Samiti (transgender community), organised a rally here on Sunday.
8 December 2015The Tribune, Peshawar
Maternal mortality remains a persistent issue in Pakistan. According to health experts in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 206 women in every 1,000 in Pakistan die during pregnancy or in child-birth. However, according to Save the Children's State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report, one in 170 mothers are at risk of maternal death in the country.
8 December 2015Business Standard, Delhi
"Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao" scheme is a joint initiative of Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Human Resource Development. Guidelines formulated by Ministry of Women & Child Development for implementation of "Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao" scheme have been issued to facilitate effective implementation of scheme on ground.
8 December 2015Niti Central, Shimla
Himachal Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur yesterday made a strong plea for structured response on tobacco control with earmarked budget and sustainable funding pattern.
8 December 2015The Hindu, Mangaluru
Sarojini Monteiro holds a doctoral degree in public health and believes that one must practise what one preaches to convince people of the need for exercise and healthy food habits.
8 December 2015Reuters
There's little difference in the performance of five new once-a-week drugs to treat diabetes when they're compared to one another, though small differences in side effects emerge, according to a new review of existing evidence.
8 December 2015HealthDay News
Norwegian researchers have linked weight gain during the first year of life to a possible higher risk of type 1 diabetes.
7 December 2015Reuters
The rate of new HIV infections in the U.S. fell over the last decade, but progress wasn't equal for all groups, according to a new government report.
7 December 2015Times of India, Pune
The state will soon get a comprehensive containment strategy to find gaps, monitor progress and build capacity of its programmes to tackle the increasing burden of tuberculosis and leprosy.
7 December 2015The Hindu, Kerala
When diabetics have their regular check-up, they are screened for problems that diabetes mellitus could cause to the eyes, kidneys, heart, the brain and the peripheral vascular system. Well, add one more: dental problem. Efforts to create awareness on end-organ damage gets restricted mostly to loss of vision, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and loss of sensation as blood flow thins out in the limbs. All these are a one-way affair, wherein uncontrolled diabetes inflicts damage- sometimes irreversible- to vital organs. But, gum diseases and diabetes feed on each other.
7 December 2015The Hindu, Telangana
Before the launch of Mission Indradhanush in Telangana, the first phase was launched in Adilabad and Mahabubnagar this April, a host of government agencies had conducted rapid assessment surveys on immunisation.
7 December 2015The New Indian Express, Vijayawada
Praja Arogya Vedika (PAV), a social organisation, working on public healthcare found fault with state government for its intention to privatise health sector in guise of handing over government hospitals and primary health centres to corporate hospitals claiming better maintenance.
7 December, Mumbai
The Community Care Centre (CCC) in Uttarakhand meant to serve the nutritional and counseling needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Dehradun has closed down due to shortage of funds.
7 December 2015The Statesman, Imphal
According to an epidemiological survey carried out in May 2013 by the Manipur Aids Control Society , the state stood third in HIV-Aids figures in the country. There are 43,171 people with HIV (virus) in Manipur. Of them, 12,173 are women and 2,811 children. The Manipur Network of Positive People is in the forefront of the battle against Aids. Supporting them is Macs. According to the president of MNP+, L Deepak, the aim is the same as one coined by the United Nations, "Getting to zero, zero new HIV infection, zero discrimination, zero Aids-related deaths".
7 December 2015Times of India, New Delhi
The BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation is likely to focus on sanitation and better health service in its 2016-17 budget to be presented on Wednesday.
7 December 2015The Indian Express, Cape Town
Three years after it issued an order making TB a notifiable disease, and despite a much-hyped webportal Nikshay to facilitate TB notification, government of India is looking to take action against private sector players for not reporting TB cases.
7 December 2015The Indian Express, New Delhi
With the Chief Secretary of flood-hit Tamil Nadu informing the Centre Saturday that a massive clean-up operation was being undertaken to prevent epidemic and spread of diseases, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to send a high-level team to assess the situation in the state and provide help.
7 December 2015Reuters
For women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, low-carbohydrate diets may not necessarily help keep the disease at bay after the baby arrives, a U.S. study suggests.
7 December 2015The Huffington Post
The number of new diabetes cases in adults has steadily decreased for the first time in decades, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week. Despite these strides, experts say the nation's diabetes rates still pose a substantial public health threat. What's more, the data may not reveal the full picture for some high-risk groups including black and Hispanic communities, according to the lead researcher for the finding.
7 December 2015Hindustan Times, Dehradun
The Uttarakhand health department will introduce a web-based supply chain management application, e-Aushadhi to improve the stock and supply of drugs and surgical equipment in the health institutions of the state, an official said on Thursday.
7 December 2015Deccan Herald, Bengaluru
The High Court on Friday granted interim stay on the notification issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which has introduced pictorial warnings on beedi packets.
7 December 2015Counsel&Heal
Children who are exposed to agricultural pesticides early on in life can have impaired lung capacity, a new study reported. "This is the first evidence suggesting that children exposed to organophosphates have poorer lung function," study senior author Brenda Eskenazi, a professor of epidemiology and of maternal and child health at the University of California, Berkeley, said according to HealthDay
7 December 2015Economic Times, Thiruvananthapuram
The state has witnessed a significant 60% decrease in HIV cases reported over the last decade, according to statistics released by the state AIDS control society (KSACS) on World AIDS Day on Tuesday.
7 December
Scientists are developing various products that can provide contraception and protection from sexually transmitted infections and HIV at the same time.
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