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India Gets US$ 100 Million World Bank Loan for Tuberculosis Care

New Delhi (ABC Live):Credit Agreement for World Bank (IDA) assistance of US$ 100 million for Accelerating Universal Access to Early and Effective Tuberculosis Care has been signed between the Government of India and the World Bank here today. This Agreement was signed by Shri Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs on behalf of Government of India and Mr. …

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World to Organize World No Tobacco Day on 31th May

New Delhi (ABC Live):30 April 2014 — Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. For World …

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Air Pollution Killed 7 Million People Worldwide in 2012:WHO

25 March 2014 (ABC Live): Air pollution – both indoor and outdoor – killed some 7 million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environmental health risk, according to new figures released today by the UN World Health Organization (WHO). “The risks from air pollution are now far greater than previously thought or understood, particularly for heart …

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UN to Provide Funding gap for TB care and Control

24 March 2014 (ABC Live):– On World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations is calling for intensified global solidarity to eradicate the preventable disease, particularly by mobilizing the resources to bridge the “substantial” funding gap for TB care and control. “By caring for the 3 million people who do not have the treatment they need, we will foster a better future …

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Aspirin Tablet Completes 115 Years of Service to Humanity

New Delhi (ABC Live): A little over a hundred years ago, there were no drugs to fight “fever,” as most diseases were referred to at that time. In 1763, priest Edward Stone discovered that a decoction of willow bark had a powerful antipyretic effect. Incidentally, two thousand years earlier a similar effect was noted by legendary Hippocrates. And finally, on …

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Investment in Prevention, Treatment of Drug Abuse Health Care Cost: INCB Report

New York (ABC Live):4 March 2014 – Investment in prevention and treatment of drug abuse can lead to significant savings in health-care and crime-related costs, and alleviate the suffering of drug-dependent users and their families, the independent United Nations body tasked with monitoring the production and consumption of narcotics worldwide said in a report released today. “Every dollar spent on drug abuse …

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Health Research Gets Rs 597 Crores under 12th Plan

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Department of Health Research (DHR) in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for the central sector scheme of Human Resource Development for Health Research under the 12th Plan at an estimated cost of Rs.597 crore. The scheme is intended to create a pool of …

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ICMR Confirms Cancer As Second Largest Prevalent Disease in India

New Delhi (ABC Live):The deadly  disease Cancer is expanding its feet at very fast pace in India bypassing one times Tuberculosis, as per the latest information by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) the number (estimated) of Cancer patients (prevalence) during 2011, 2012 and 2013 are 2819457, 2820179 and 2934314. Total number of TB patients registered under Revised National Tuberculosis …

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Generic Medicines Rule Over Rs.1,20,000 crore Indian Pharmaceuticals Market: Government

New Delhi (ABC Live): The total sales turnover Indian Pharmaceuticals products in the year 2012-13 was about Rs.1,20,000 crore which mainly consist of largely generics medicines. It was stated by the Minister for Chemicals & fertilizers Shri Srikant Kumar Jena in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. As per Minister statement the total sales turnover of Indian Pharmaceuticals products, which are largely …

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NPPA Denies Report on Scarcity Induced High Priced Life Saving Drugs in India

New Delhi (ABC Live):National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has not received any specific report that life saving drugs are being sold at high prices due to shortage/insufficient supply of such drugs in the country. In a statement laid in reply to a Starred Question in the Lok Sabha today, the Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers Shri Srikant Jena said that …

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