Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer cases

The incidence of cancer is rising across the country. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented the figures in regards to the cancer cases in the country

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer casesThe question on cancer patients was raised by Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama, a Member of Parliament from Junagadh-Gir Somnath, Gujarat. The question stated whether the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; the steps taken by Government for early detection and cure […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan assumes charge of Health Ministry, cycles to work on first day

Dr Harsh Vardhan, who has been appointed as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare for a second consecutive term, arrived at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Delhi this morning  (June 3)on a cycle to take charge of his ministry

Dr Harsh Vardhan assumes charge of Health Ministry, cycles to work on first dayDr Harsh Vardhan, who has been appointed in the Prime Minister-led Narendra Modi cabinet for a second consecutive term, arrived at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Delhi this morning on a cycle to take charge of his ministry. .@drharshvardhan cycles to Health Ministry to take charge. Senior officials of #MoHFW welcomed him. […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan appointed as union health minister

Dr Harsh Vardhan was appointed Minister of Health and Family Welfare during the Narendra Modi government’s first stint in 2014 and later, given the charge of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Science and Technology. Harsh Vardhan was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from the Chandni Chowk seat, winning it by a margin of over 2 lakh votes this time

Dr Harsh Vardhan appointed as union health ministerThe Chandni Chowk MP Harsh Vardhan took oath as Cabinet Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30. An experienced party hand with decades of experience in the Capital’s politics, speculation was rife about him being placed at the helm of the party’s State unit to focus on the Delhi Assembly elections early next […]

There is always a better option than suicide

Dr Pritam Chandak, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, advises on how to identify a suicidal person and how to speak with them

There is always a better option than suicideThe intense emotional pain that one experience when depressed/stressed can distort his thinking, so sometimes, it becomes harder to see possible solutions to problems or to connect with those who can offer support. At times, committing suicide may seem like the only way to stop the pain. Although it might seem as if your pain […]

The ‘epidemic’ of kidney failure has reached gigantic proportions in India

The ‘epidemic’ of kidney failure has reached gigantic proportions in IndiaKidney failure occurs due to a variety of reasons and can largely be grouped into two types – those that are completely reversible (acute) and those that are not (chronic). The chronic disease eventually progresses to end stage when the only treatment options are dialysis or kidney transplantation, the latter being the preferred option. Both […]

Hypertension hits Indians in the most productive age group, reveals study

Hypertension hits Indians in the most productive age group, reveals studyIn a first large-scale population-based study of hypertension care in India published in PLOS Medicine, carried out by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Birmingham and University of Gottingen, findings have shown that the hypertension prevalence in India […]

Odisha hospital names newborn ‘Lady Fani’ as cyclonic storm pounds state

A 32-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl in a Railway Hospital at Mancheswar, barely five kilometres from Odisha’s capital, Bhubaneshwar today at 11:03 am. The baby has been named after the cyclonic storm Fani. The mother of the child is a railway employee, working as a helper at Coach Repair Workshop

Odisha hospital names newborn ‘Lady Fani’ as cyclonic storm pounds stateAn infant was born in an Odisha railway hospital as the disastrous storm made its way through the state on Friday, May 03. The very first name which struck the minds of the officials was to name the baby girl Lady Fani. As the cyclone raged on outside, the doctors maintained their calm and composure […]

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting as Cyclone Fani set to make landfall

India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that Cyclone ‘Fani’ is expected to touch Odisha coast south of Puri in the forenoon of May 03 with the wind speed ranging up to 180 kmph

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting as Cyclone Fani set to make landfallThe possibility of cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ wreaking havoc in Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) is giving government officials tense moments as it is predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm. Under its impact, heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East and […]

‘My hands are the source of my strength, confidence and independence’

After nearly two years since her hand transplant, Shreya has emerged as a strong and resilient woman who did give up on life, when times seemed the darkest. She is India’s first upper hand transplant recipient. Now with a strong will and determined spirit, she has decided to come forward and raise awareness about hand transplants in India. And the need for people to overcome misconceptions and donate their hands

‘My hands are the source of my strength, confidence and independence’“It was very demotivating to lead a life of dependence. But, today, I am very happy that I am completely independent. I always wanted to be independent, and see, today I am confident and positive that I can travel alone, without depending on my parents,” said, Shreya Siddhanagowda, a bilateral hand transplant recipient. As one […]

World Immunisation Week: Adult vaccination, an ignored area in healthcare

This week is World Immunisation Week, which runs from April 24th to 30th. The campaign, celebrated worldwide, aims to champion the power of vaccines to protect our health and prevent outbreaks

World Immunisation Week: Adult vaccination, an ignored area in healthcareThe Government of India, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO), considers childhood vaccination as the first priority, but there is not yet focus on adult immunisation. Adult immunisation in India is the most ignored part of healthcare services. Celebrated in the last week of April, World Immunisation Week aims to promote the use […]
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