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50 Millions Persons Suffer from Epilepsy: ILAE

New Delhi (ABC Live): ILAE :Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain that affects people of all ages. Approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Nearly 80% of the people with epilepsy live in low- and middle-income countries. People with epilepsy respond to treatment approximately 70% of the ... Read More »

IFPMA Joins IAEA for Fight Against Cancer

New York (ABC Live):Ahead of World Cancer Day, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) today signed an agreement to train health professionals and boost cancer control efforts in low- and middle- income countries, where many people lack access to basic cancer diagnosis and treatment services. The collaboration will initially focus ... Read More »

WHO Releases New Guidance for Diagnosing Cancer

New York (ABC Live):Early cancer diagnosis saves lives and cuts treatment costs, the United Nations health agency today said, particularly in developing countries where the majority of cancer cases are diagnosed too late. New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), released ahead of World Cancer Day which is marked annually on 4 February, tries to inform the public about ... Read More »

MTAB to Evaluate Efficacy of Drugs, Devices, Method of Treatment

New Delhi (ABC Live):The proposed Medical Technology Assessment Board (MTAB) in the Department of Health Research would recommend technologies (drugs, devices, method of treatment, etc.) in the area of health after evaluating them on their efficacy, appropriateness and cost effectiveness. This would serve as an important tool in prioritizing national health spending and help achieve universal health coverage by providing ... Read More »

National Dialysis Programme Gets Rs 153 Crores Budget

New Delhi (ABC Live):Pursuant to announcement in Union Budget 2016-17 regarding starting of ‘National Dialysis Programme’ under NHM, the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme was rolled out in 2016. The State/UT wise approvals accorded under National Health Mission (NHM) based on proposals received from the States/UT in 2016-17 (upto December, 2016) for provision of free dialysis services to the poor ... Read More »

CBSE All Set to Conducts NEET-2017 in April

New Delhi (ABC Live): CBSE will be conducting NEET (UG) on 07.05.2017. It was decided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in consultation with MCI that there shall be an upper age limit of 25 years as on the date of exam with 5 years relaxation for reserved categories and a maximum of 3 attempts for all candidates. ... Read More »

Lack in Physical Activity Risks Noncommunicable Diseases: WHO

New York (ABC Live):A lack of physical activity is a significant risk factor for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Less and less physical activity is occurring in many countries. Globally, 23% of adults and 81% school-going adolescents are not active enough. Getting people to move more is a key strategy for reducing the burden of NCDs, ... Read More »

India to Get additional 5000 Specialist Doctors Per Year

New Delhi (ABC Live); The country has 472 medical colleges and close to a million registered doctors. However, there is a shortage of doctors as per WHO norm of 1 doctor per 1000 population. To facilitate the setting up of more medical colleges, the Government had rationalized the requirement of faculty in July, 2015. Infrastructural requirements are further being rationalized. ... Read More »

World Malaria Report 2016 Alerts on Malaria Deaths

New York (ABC Live): Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites and is transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is a life-threatening disease which, according to the “World Malaria Report 2016”, killed an estimated 429 000 people (range: 235 000–639 000) in 2015. WHO “World Malaria Report 2016” Almost half of the world’s population is at risk of the disease. Over ... Read More »

Depression: let’s talk Your Urgent Attention : WHO

New York (ABC Live): Depression: let’s talk : World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization, provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of our 2017 World Health Day campaign ... Read More »