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After 3 Years of Polio Free Status India, South-East Asia All set to Become Polio Free

New Delhi (ABC Live): Wild poliovirus has not been found in India since 13 January 2011 meaning that, from that date, India is no longer a country where polio is endemic. Three years of being polio free is a notable milestone for the country as a whole, but the success of the immunization and awareness campaign has had a wider ... Read More »

Vegetarianism and Health

New Delhi (ABC Live):Vegetarianism has health benefits, if quality food is available, which now days means low in pesticides or organic. To list the things wrong with meat, in order or importance, first is the hormones found in red meat. They really alter human physiology. Second is toxic substances, which accumulate more substantially in meat. In red meat, this means ... Read More »

Oman Reports MERS-CoV Case to World Health Organization

New Delhi (ABC Live):9 JANUARY 2014 – WHO has been informed of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Oman. The case is a 59 year-old man who became sick with fever, cough and shortness of breath on 20 December 2013 and was admitted to hospital in North Batinha Governorate on 24 December. On 28 ... Read More »

RUSA Mission Authority Approves RUSA Guidelines Programmatic Norms

New Delhi (ABC Live):The first meeting of the Mission Authority of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) was held on 8th January, 2014 in New Delhi. The meeting was presided over by the Human Resource Minister, Dr. M.M Pallam Raju. The meeting was attended by Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member Planning Commission, Ministers of Higher Education in the States, Chairmen and Vice ... Read More »

IAEA’s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy Aims Cancer Free World

Lima (ABC Live):Carrying a message about the need for collaboration and cooperation in implementing cancer control strategies worldwide, staff from the IAEA’s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) participated in an important international conference on cancer control in Lima, Peru from 3-6 November 2013. During the Fifth International Cancer Control Congress, PACT staff chaired a session on “Improving integrated ... Read More »

42.5 percent Children Under 5 Years Are Undernourished:NFHS

New Delhi (ABC Live):The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) provides the data on nutrition indicators at National & State level. As per NFHS-3,(2005-06), 42.5 % children under 5 years are underweight, 48 % are stunted, 19.8 % are wasted; and 40.4% children under 3 years are underweight, 44.9 % are stunted and 22.9% are wasted. The rate of malnutrition has ... Read More »

India Houses 1484958 TB, MDR-TB Cases

New Delhi (ABC Live): India accounts for the highest number of TB and MDR-TB cases in the world. Though the incidence rates of TB and MDR-TB are low in our country as compared to other countries, this translates to a high absolute number of cases, given the size of our population. The prevalence of Drug Sensitive TB has been brought ... Read More »

India Adds 15 Drugs in Its Ban List During 2013

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Government has suspended the manufacture for sale, sale and distribution of following drugs in 2013 as the use of these drugs was likely to involve risk to the human health: 1.Dextropropoxyphene and formulations containing Dextropropoxyphene for human use. 2.Analgin and all formulations containing analgin for human use. 3.Fixed Dose Combination of Flupenthixol+Melitracen for human use. 4.Pioglitazone and all formulations containing Pioglitazone for human use. Apart ... Read More »

Obesity Becomes Bane of Many Deadly Diseases: World Innovation Summit for Health

DOHA, QATAR:(ABC Live):   Health leaders must look beyond their own health systems and develop partnerships with other sectors such as education, labor, agriculture, and finance in order to tackle the issue of obesity and Non Communicable Diseases, a panel of experts said today. In obesity report published at the summit today, experts, examined obesity related health problems in eight countries, ... Read More »

India Not to Declare Cancer As Notifiable Disease

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Government of India does not propose to declare Cancer as a notifiable disease.   The National Cancer Registry Programme is already implemented by National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (NCDIR), Bangaluru, under the aegis of Indian Council of Medical Research. The data made available is sufficient for the programme and policy related to cancer prevention and control in the ... Read More »