World Malaria Day – making world malaria free

Today is World Malaria Day. The day is observed every year to create awareness among the people about this vector borne disease. Within the next four years, six nations in Africa, the region where malaria is most prominent, could be free of the disease, the World Health Organization said in a report published to mark … Read more

Swine flu prevention option in homeopathy

With the swine flu threat growing large, people have started searching for alternative medicine such as homeopathy for prevention of H1N1 swine flu in India. As more people are being tested positive with each passing day, the citizens are seen approaching homeopathy clinics in almost all states in India, seeking homeopathic preventive medication for swine … Read more

Need of AYUSH remedies and practices in cancer care

The Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik called upon the scientists and researchers to indulge in systematic evaluation of AYUSH remedies and practices in cancer care. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik stated that the traditional systems of medicine are based on strong fundamental principles, time-tested experiences and holistic concepts of application, and not … Read more

Azam Khan & Amit Shah banned from holding public meetings in UP

The Election Commission of India has banned BJP leader Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan from holding any public meeting, processions or roadshows in Uttar Pradesh. It had directed the Uttar Pradesh government not to grant permission to them because of their inflammatory speeches during the elections campaigns. The Commission has also directed … Read more

Cancer prevention – one-third of all cancer cases are preventable

At least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer, says World Health Organization. Followings are various factors which are preventable. 1. Tobacco Tobacco use is the single greatest avoidable risk factor for cancer mortality worldwide, causing an estimated 22% of cancer deaths per … Read more

Stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements

Editorialists responding to three articles on vitamin and mineral supplementation being published in Annals of Internal Medicine urge U.S. adults to stop wasting their money on dietary supplements. The authors cite the large body of accumulated evidence showing that most multivitamin supplements are ineffective, and some may cause harm. The message is simple, the authors … Read more

AYUSH would grow in a big way in 2013 – 2014

The 12th Five Year Plan seeks to expand the reach of healthcare and work towards long term objective of establishing a system of Universal Health Coverage in the country. During the 12th Plan period, AYUSH system would be increasingly main-streamed using their areas of strengths in preventive and promotive healthcare, diseases and health conditions relating … Read more

H1N1 cases of Seasonal Influenza in Delhi

Various sub types of Seasonal Influenza virus are circulating and causing the present spurt in cases in the States of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. Notable among them is Influenza A H1N1 virus that caused the Pandemic in 2009. Following reports appearing in certain sections of the media, it is reiterated that Seasonal Influenza is … Read more

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