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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi Inaugurates First Health Centre Under Ayushman Bharat Scheme

Indian News       Apr 14, 2018

  Jangala (Bijapur): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme here on Saturday.   He also visited Jangala Development Hub, situated in a panchayat that has emerged as a model panchayat. He interacted with local Champions of Change' in this Left...

Home Minister Rajnath Singh

PM Modi aims to increase healthcare share in GDP to 2.5 pc: Rajnath Singh

Indian News       Apr 13, 2018

  NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set an aim to increase the share of healthcare sector in the country's gross domestic product (GDP) to 2.5 per cent, Union minister Rajnath Singh said today.  In his address at the Founder's Day celebrations of the Sir...

50% hike in cigarette prices would add 450 mn years of life across 13 nations: study

Articles       Apr 13, 2018

  A fifty percent hike in cigarette prices would lead to about 450 million years of life gained across thirteen middle-income countries, including India, from smoking cessation, a new study has claimed.   The study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) also said that "India in...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi to launch first health and wellness centre in Chhattisgarh

Indian News       Apr 12, 2018

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will  launch the first Health and Wellness Centre component of the Ayushman Bharat Programe at Bijapur, Chattisgarh, on April 14. The Ayushman Bharat has twin missions. First, creating a network of Health and Wellness Centres to deliver comprehensive primary...

Adopt Clinical Establishment Act, Health Ministry urges states

Indian News       Apr 08, 2018

  New Delhi:  The Union Health Ministry has urged states to adopt the Clinical Establishment Act, which aims to streamline healthcare services in India, stating they are the "most important partners" in rolling out of the free health insurance scheme that offers cover for 10 crore...

World Health Day: Visit a doctor every 6 months; use tech to track medication

Articles       Apr 08, 2018

  NEW DELHI: Prevention is better than cure and this World Health Day on Saturday, take tangible steps to secure the health of yourself and your family.    Gowri Kulkarni, Head of Operations at DocsApp and clinical psychologist Mamta Harish Iyer share tips to help you manage...

Want to protect your brain from ageing? Stay away from stressful life events

Facts       Apr 07, 2018

  LOS ANGELES: Major midlife adverse events, such as divorce or death of a family member, accelerates ageing in the brain, a study has found.   "Having more midlife fateful life events, particularly relating to divorce/separation or a family death, was associated with advanced predicted brain ageing,"...

Facebook junks project to collect patients' health data: Report

International News       Apr 06, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data breach, Facebookhas reportedly suspended a research project where the social media giant was in touch with several major US hospitals to collect data about their patients.  According to a report in CNBC late Thursday, Facebook...

Walmart may buy health insurer Humana

International News       Mar 30, 2018

  Walmart is in talks to buy health insurer Humana, the Wall Street Journal reported. For Walmart, buying Humana would be another volley in its ongoing battle with online giant Amazon, which is reportedly considering selling prescription drugs.   The Wall Street Journal report cautioned that there...

Starbucks coffee in California must have cancer warning, judge says

Facts       Mar 29, 2018

  LOS ANGELES: Starbucks Corp  and other coffee sellers must put a cancer warning on coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled, possibly exposing the companies to millions of dollars in fines.   A little-known not-for-profit group sued some 90 coffee retailers, including Starbucks,...

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