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500 kg Egyptian woman reaches Mumbai to ‘lose’ weight

A 36-year old Egyptian woman, weighing around 500 kgs, arrived in Mumbai on Saturday to undergo a weight reduction programme at a city hospital. Arriving here by an Egypt Air flight, Eman Ahmed stepped out of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport around 6 a.m. – making this her first …

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Nearly 34 cr children to be dewormed on February 10

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that it will reach out to nearly 34 crore children across India, including in private schools, as part of the National Deworming Day (NDD) initiative on Friday. The children will be in the age group of 1-19 years in government and government-aided schools, …

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Court to hear plea on chewable tobacco ban

The Delhi High Court on Thursday said it will hear on February 13 a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking strict implementation of the ban on chewable tobacco products. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal posted the matter for Monday (February 13) on the …

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HLL Lifecare to beef up Maharashtra hospitals

 HLL Lifecare Ltd here in Kerala has entered into an agreement with the Maharashtra government for providing quality diagnostic services in around 2,300 state-run health centres in that state. In a press release issued at their headquarter here on Thursday, the company said that as part of the agreement, HLL, …

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No links terminated with Gates Foundation: Health Ministry

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that the reports of India delinking its vaccine programme advisory body from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are misleading as the philanthropy outfit continues to collaborate and support the ministry. “Some media reports have suggested that all health related collaborations with the …

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UK Children diagnosed with cancer have high survival rates

Survival rates for children in Britain diagnosed with cancer have dramatically increased in the past 15 years, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). For all childhood cancers combined, the general trend of increasing five-year survival has continued for children (0 to 14 years) diagnosed between …

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72 hospitals to be upgraded under PMSSY

 A total of 72 hospitals have been approved for upgradation in different phases under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), Parliament was told on Tuesday. “The upgradation of hospitals across the country will be done in several phases,” said Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste in a …

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Eating nuts may cut risk of colon cancer

Consuming nuts such as hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachios may not only contribute to a healthy diet, but also slow down the growth of cancer cells and reduce the risk of colon cancer, researchers have found. The findings, led by researchers from University of Jena in Germany, showed that nuts …

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Eare liver-heart direct link surgery saves Iraqi woman

Doctors at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Gurugram recently gave a 21-year-old Iraqi woman another chance to live by conducting a rare surgery that connected her liver directly to the heart. The patient suffered from a rare genetic condition in which blood clots prevented the blood flow in and …

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Green tea may help fight bone marrow disorders

A compound found in green tea could have life saving potential for patients who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone marrow disorders, says a study. The compound epigallocatechine-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea leaves, may be of particular benefit to patients struggling with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis …

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