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

Swine flu situation in Gujarat, Rajasthan & Maharashtra

Union Health Minister JP Nadda reviewed the swine flu situation in Gujarat, which has claimed 98 lives in the state so far. He held a review meeting with state Health Minister Nitin Patel and other top officials of the department in Gandhinagar yesterday and expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by the state government in … Read more

Modi-Obama’s Mann ki Baat – save girl child

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his joint address with the United States President Barack Obama in programme ‘Man Ki Baat’ on All India Radio, last night expressed concern over the skewed sex ratio in the country. Prime Minister asked the people of the country to save the girl child and educate them, while taking it … Read more

Ebola Virus Ecology Graphic

This graphic shows the life cycle of the ebolavirus. Bats are strongly implicated as both reservoirs and hosts for the ebolavirus. Of the five identified ebolavirus subtypes, four are capable of human-to-human transmission. Initial infections in humans result from contact with an infected bat or other wild animal. Strict isolation of infected patients is essential … Read more

Iranian officials confirm first two cases of MERS in Iran

Officials in Iran say, they have confirmed the country’s first two cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, MERS. Two sisters from Kerman province tested positive for the virus that kills around a third of those it infects. One sister is in critical condition and the other is receiving treatment. The Health Ministry’s Centre for Disease … Read more

The victory over polio – India

India celebrates a landmark achievement in public health – ‘the victory over polio’. The country has now completed three years without any polio, one of the key pre-requisites for polio-free certification, amidst a very sensitive surveillance system for poliovirus. The celebration is organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to commemorate this great … Read more

India Seeks OPV Immunization for Travelers to and From Seven Polio-Affected Countries

As a preventive measure to stop polio virus from coming into India, all travelers from and to Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria and Pakistan would be required to take the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV). All travelers coming from these countries to India would need to take OPV six weeks before departure from their country. … Read more

Indian Polio Virus has been completely stamped-out from the country

The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee today presided over the function of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to celebrate ‘India’s Victory Over Polio’, here today. The function was graced by the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Chairperson, National Advisory … Read more

Health Education & Research – new department in central govt.

Recognizing the role of scientific inputs for accessible and affordable healthcare programmes, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said that government has established a new department for Health Education and Research. In his inaugural address at the 101st Indian Science Congress at Jammu University, Dr Singh said that the 2013 Science, Technology and Innovation Policy reflects … Read more

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