Category: Health

Health Ministry issues pollution advisory for citizens

  The Union Health Ministry has issued a health advisory in view of the severe air pollution in the city. People have been advised the following: Remain indoors if you have breathing difficulty and try to keep children indoors as much as possible. Avoid morning walk or any other strenuous outdoor activity that increases breathing

President of India inaugurates Global Clubfoot Conference

  The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference being organised by the CURE India in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that clubfoot is one of the most common orthopaedic birth defects. It

India tops list of new tuberculosis cases in 2016: WHO

  According to a new report by the World Health Organisation, India topped the list of seven countries, accounting for 64 per cent of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide in 2016. The Global TB Report 2017 released by the WHO said that India was followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria and

BIMSTEC Forum provides an ideal platform for fostering of Traditional Medicine

  Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India hosted First Meeting of BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine on 24-25 October, 2017 at Parvasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an International Organisation involving a group of countries in the South Asia and South East

Nearly 7.5 lakh people given hearing aid under accessible India campaign

  Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar said that around 7.5 lakh people have been issued cochlear implant (hearing aid) through 5,500 camps held across the country under the accessible India campaign. Speaking at an inauguration of two-day national conference at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment

Peru Passes Legislation to Legalize Medical Marijuana

  Peru has become the latest country in Latin America to allow the medicinal use of marijuana. The nation’s conservative congress has approved a legislation allowing the drug to be produced, imported and sold. Lawmakers praised the move as a way to improve the lives of thousands of patients looking to better their quality of

India among five countries responsible for 50% newborn deaths

  According to a UN report, India is among the five countries – Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo and Ethiopia being the others responsible for half of all new-born deaths in the world. The report, “Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017”, revealed that 5.6 million children died before reaching the age of five in 2016. While

PM dedicates All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation

  The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated the All India Institute of Ayurveda, in New Delhi, to the Nation. The first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) is set up along the lines of AIIMS. As an apex institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, the AIIA will bring synergy between the traditional wisdom