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Dying Afghan refugee moved to Australia after campaign

Canberra, June 23 (IANS) A dying Afghan refugee held in the island nation of Nauru for five years was transferred to Australia after an intense campaign by doctors, medical bodies, the media, members of the public and even members of the Australian Border Force (ABF). The 63-year-old Afghan Hazara refugee and father of six, has advanced lung cancer, the Guardian reported on Saturday.

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IMA agrees to support Modicare

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Days after raising objections to Modi government's flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme, popularly called Modicare, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday extended its support after an assurance from the government to consider their issues. We had a very positive discussion. The government has assured to look into the various issues raised by us. We want it t...

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'Over 70 lakh Indian senior citizens abused last year'

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Young India's population of senior citizens is also rapidly rising - and so is the number of cases of abuse inflicted on them mostly by people from whom there is an expectation of trust. Last year, around six per cent of India's elderly population, or over 70 lakh people, faced abuse, the IMA said on Friday. As per the reports of WHO, more than 12 crore people i...

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Tonsil removal in childhood may increase asthma risk

Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory disorders such as asthma and influenza, as well as allergic and infectious diseases, says a study of nearly 1.2 million children. The researchers suggest renewed evaluation of alternatives to these common paediatric surgeries that include removal of tonsils (tonsillectomy) to trea...

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Homeopaths claim to have medicines for Nipah

Kozhikode (Kerala) June 3 (IANS) The Indian Homeopathic Medical Association's Kerala unit has claimed of having the medicines to treat the Nipah virus. B. Unnikrishnan, an Association official, said homeopathy has the appropriate medicines for all types of fever and hence they should be allowed to treat the infected patients. The Association has requested the state Health Ministe...

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No threat to Kerala from Nipah virus: IMA

Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode, June 2 (IANS) Indian Medical Association (IMA) President Ravi Wankadekar on Saturday said Kerala need not worry about the Nipah virus as the state is absolutely safe from it now. State Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said that Kerala was indeed a safe destination as around 300 doctors arrived in Kerala from various parts of India for the IMA conferen...

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Delhi proposes 50% profit cap on medicines at private hospitals

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The profits on medicines and consumables at private hospitals and nursing homes here is proposed to be capped at 50 per cent, according to a draft advisory of the Delhi government. Health Minister Satyendar Jain told the media here on Monday that the draft advisory will now be put in the public domain to invite objections and suggestions within 30 days. A final a...

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Delhi proposes 50% profit cap on medicines at hospitals

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The profit per cent on medicines, consumables at city private hospitals and nursing homes has been proposed to be capped at 50 in a draft advisory, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Monday. Addressing the media, Jain said the draft advisory would now be put in the public domain for objections and suggestions for 30 days. According to the draft ...

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HPV vaccination not linked to risk of autoimmune disorders: Study

Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Taking the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV4) vaccination is not linked with increased risk of autoimmune disorders in girls, according to researchers. Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide, affecting 50 per cent to 75 per cent of sexually active people. The HPV4 vaccine is effective at protecting against 90 pe...

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Agra green activists protest Thoothukudi killings

Agra, May 27 (IANS) Green activists here on Sunday evening protested and observed two minutes silence to condole the death of 13 people in police firing in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi. Members of the River Connect Campaign said ordinary people protesting pollution of their environment were targeted by the Tamil Nadu Police. Dr Harendra Gupta, ex-President of the Indian Medical Assoc...

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Better doctor-patient relation key to improve healcare: LG

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday said both patients and doctors need to understand each other better to improve healthcare. Speaking at a national seminar on Violence against doctors, hosted by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Baijal said: Medical profession stands at the top in the list of serving humanity, but with changing times we are fa...

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Agra water tragedy: 25 years on, solution a dream

Agra, May 21 (IANS) A quarter century after 25 people died from drinking contaminated water supplied by the civic body, the Taj city continues to face an acute shortage of safe drinking water for its urban population of two million. On May 21, 1993, over two dozen people in Khatik Para, Ghatiya, Mandi Sayeed Khan areas died and over 200 were hospitalised after they consumed water from a...

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No need to panic, Kerala ready to tackle Nipah virus: Minister

Kozhikode (Kerala), May 21 (IANS) After three confirmed deaths due to Nipah virus (NiV) and reports of eight other patients awaited, Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Monday said things are under control and there is no need to panic. Shailaja, who has been camping here since Sunday coordinating various teams from health and other departments, said there was no need to panic as all...

1 month ago
All arrangements in place to tackle Nipah virus: Kerala Minister

Kozhikode (Kerala) May 21 (IANS) After three confirmed deaths due to the Nipah virus (NiV), and reports on eight other patients awaited, Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Monday said things are under control and there is no need to panic. All the periphery hospitals of the Kozhikode Medical College hospital are fully equipped to tackle the fever. All those who have fever need not r...

1 month ago
Gout won't increase your fracture risk: Study

London, May 14 (IANS) People with gout, a painful inflammatory arthritis, may not actually have an increased risk of fracture as earlier believed, show results of a new study. The findings, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), contrast with those of previous studies, which found higher risk of fracture in people with gout. Gout is the most common form of infl...

1 month ago
Simple step may cut risk of bladder cancer returning

New York, May 9 (IANS) Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, show the results of a new clinical trial. One of the biggest issues with low-grade bladder cancer is that it frequently returns, said lead researcher Edward Messing, Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicin...

2 months ago
Opioid use may increase risk of falls, death in elderly

Toronto, April 23 (IANS) Older adults who use opioids for pain relief may be at an increased risk of falling as well as deaths, according to researchers. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death in older adults. However, evidence for a link between opioid use and falls is inconsistent, the researcher said. The findings showed that patients with opioid intake were 2.4 times m...

2 months ago
'Weakening PC-PNDT Act will encourage sex-determination tests'

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Weakening the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act, 1994, implemented to put a check on illegal sex determination, will encourage sex-determination tests, experts said on Tuesday. The Act, which was brought by the government to put a check on illegal sex determination and is currently facing crisis, should continue, said the members ...

2 months ago
Google, AMA to invite solutions for integrated health model

Washington, April 10 (IANS) Google has joined hands with the American Medical Association (AMA) to invite new solutions of mobile health technology, through devices and applications, that can help effectively monitor patients as well as share medical health data to manage chronic conditions. AMA's The Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge seeks to evolve available health ...

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IMA's meeting with Nadda inconclusive

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday said their meeting with Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 was inconclusive even as it reiterated its warning of an indefinite strike. The agenda to discuss NMC Bill 2017 was declined for time being since the bill was kept before the Lok Sabha, the IMA said in a stat...

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