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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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MCI Penalizes 97 Doctors for Violations of Professional Ethics during Last Three Year

New Delhi (ABC Live): The professional conduct of doctors in India is regulated by the Medical Council of India and the respective State Medical Councils. The Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, empowers the Medical Council of India (MCI) and respective State Medical Councils to award punishment to a doctor against any act in violation of …

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NPCDCS Screens 5.33 Crore Persons for Diabetes,Hypertension

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Government of India launched National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) during 11th Five Year Plan. NPCDCS was launched in 100 Districts in 21 States with the aim to prevent and control these diseases thorough awareness generation, behaviour and life-style changes, early diagnosis of persons with high levels of …

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India Houses 81489 Paediatric TB Cases in 2012

New Delhi (ABC Live):Paediatric TB cases being reported under Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) have decreased from 85756 in 2010 to 81489 in 2012. As per “WHO Global TB report 2013” the proportion of paediatric TB cases out of all New TB cases detected In India, during the year 2012  is 7%. This is in consonance with the global projection …

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Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to Get $12 Billion

Washington, DC (ABC Live):3 December 2013 – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomed today a $12 billion commitment by international partners to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at its fourth replenishment meeting in Washington, DC. “Support for the Global Fund comes at a crucial point – in many parts of the world we are …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities Reminds Us About 5 Lakh Spinal Cord Injuries Per Year

GENEVA (ABC Live): As many as 500 000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. People with spinal cord injuries are 2 to 5 times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries. The new WHO report, “International perspectives on spinal cord injury”, summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, prevention, care …

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