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Bahamas says flamingo deaths are not due to bird-flu

Bahamian officials are not crying fowl over a series of unexplained flamingo deaths on the Island of Inagua. They seem to have underestimated the possible spread of the bird flu virus into Bahamas, from around the globe. // ....Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie has said that the preliminary investigation of flamingo deaths on the island of Inagua has showed that this was not caused by bird...

Doctor's strike called off in Maharashtra

The 12-day strike in Maharashtra has come to an end after the health authorities promised to pay attention to the demands of the Mumbai doctors regarding their safety and working hours//. ....As word spread that the doctors were back at work, thousands of patients poured into the hospitals. Long queues were seen in the city's hospitals. ....'It could not have come at a better time for me. My so...

Blind Girl Students to Catwalk in Guwahati Fashion Show

Some of India's top models will sashay down the catwalk alongside eight blind girl students at a unique fashion show in this Assam city// . ....Preparations are on for the show 'Light Up the World' slated for July 17 at the ornate Pragjyoti cultural centre in Guwahati. Young fashion designer Himangshu Bora is busy training the eight excited models of the Guwahati Blind School who will have superm...

Viswanathan Anand Is To Be Avahan’s HIV-AIDS Ambassador in Indi

Avahan, India a foundation set up by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on Thursday announced Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand as its HIV-AIDS ambassador in India. // The officials said that Anand, in his new role, would raise awareness of the disease in the country.....The official release said that Anand's desire to raise the visibility of India's HIV disease is a welcomed step in reducing the...

Chess Champion Anand to Champion HIV/AIDS for Avahan

Chess champion and grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand will now champion the cause of HIV/AIDS for 'Avahan', the Indian chapter of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. // ....Anand will work towards increasing the awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India for Avahan's public education campaigns. He is already well known and respected among the youth in India and this new role is likely t...

Review of Pramod Mahajan's Injuries

Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party General Secretary, Pramod Mahajan is currently critical after being shot by his brother Pravin on Saturday (22nd April) morning at his residence.// Pramod is currently being ventilated in the Intensive Care Unit of Hinduja Hospital and is said to be critical. .. ..Mr.Mahajan, a known diabetic received four bullets which hit mainly his abdomen and chest. The bullets...

Pramod Mahajan Continues to Battle for His Life

Pramod Mahajan the senior and popular BJP leader is languishing in the ICU of Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai; fighting for his life now for five days. //The big question which is in back of everyone’s mind is - if he is going to make it. ....Mr.Mahajan continues to be critical despite some reduction in the drugs that are maintaining his blood pressure. Earlier Medindia has published a special report...

Pramod Mahajan Undergoes Third Surgery

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan underwent a minor surgery on Saturday as he continued to battle for life, a week after being shot at by his brother//. ..Doctors at P.D. Hinduja Hospital, where the 56-year-old politician was rushed April 22 after Pravin Mahajan shot at him from close range in a fit of rage, said Pramod Mahajan continued to be on a ventilator in the ICU. ....Maha...

240 Hours And Counting As Mahajan Continues To Battle For Life

Despite receiving the best medical attention at Mumbai’s P.D Hinduja Hospital The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader Pramod Mahjan continues to show no signs of improvement in his condition. // Doctors on Tuesday struggled to treat an acute respiratory problem trying to bring it under some control. Earlier on Tuesday morning the hospital Authorities had announced to the media that the 56-year-ol...

Holistic Health Programme By Brahamakumaris On May 28

Raja yoga techniques, the Chinese Tai chi and various relaxation techniques would form part of a one-day health care programme held here on May 28 by the Rajayoga Foundation of Brahmakumaris of Mount Abu.// ....Conducted by Dr Girish Patel, secretary of the Medical wing of the foundation and a ist by profession, the programme will deal with finding solutions of physical ailments by discovering...

HIV/AIDS Declining In Maharashtra, TN, Ktk And AP: UN Report

The incidence of HIV/AIDS is declining in the western Indian state of Maharashtra ans southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu // , Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh because of the proactive measures taken for several years by the state governments but elsewhere in the country, especially in the north, it is rising, a new United Nations report has said... ..The report, released Tuesday, said that overall...

Rahul Mahajans Condition Is Serious But Stable : Hospital

The condition of Rahul Mahajan, son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, is 'serious but stable' after he was admitted to a private hopital here in the wee hours // , while Pramod's secretary Vivek Maitra was brought in dead. ....'Rahul's condition is serious but stable, all his vital parametres are functioning normally', Apollo hospital spokesperson Karan Thakur told PTI. ....Asked about the cause...

Rahul Mahajans Condition Improving; Vital Parametres Normal

A day after he was admitted in a private hospital here in a serious condition, Rahul Mahajan, son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan // , today showed signs of improvement with all his vital parametres functioning normally. ....'There is definite improvement in his conditon. His oxygen level and blood pressure are normal,' said a spokesperson of Apollo hospital, where Rahul was admitted yesterday...

Police Team Permitted to Interrogate Rahul Mahajan

Hospital authorities treating Rahul Mahajan, the son of late Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan, for a suspected case of drug overdose Monday gave the go-ahead to Delhi Police to interrogate him//. ....'We have declared Rahul as fit for interrogation and he will soon be out of the intensive care unit,' said a senior doctor of the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. ....'A police team h...

Experts Warn of Bird Flu Recurrence in Maharashtra

Experts have warned of another outbreak of bird flu in Maharashtra after the monsoon due to the unscientific disposal of chicken culled// in the first episode of the dreaded virus outbreak in February. ....Maharashtra witnessed an outbreak of the bird flu in the Nandurbar and Jalgaon regions, giving a body blow to the once booming poultry industry. ....If experts of the technical committee set...

Bahama’s Malarial Outbreak Need Contro

In Bahamas an outbreak of malarial attack has made people to be feared and need the Ministry of Health to do work to prevent its spread //. This non-endemic malarial attack has not been spread through any human or other transmissions instead it is due to a mosquito (female anopheles) in Bahamas. ....In Exuma, a large number of people were infected by the malarial disease, which came to be known...

Police Summoned Apollo Doctors in Rahul Mahajan’s Cas

Delhi Police summoned three doctors of the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital for questioning Tuesday over charges they fudged information //on the condition of Rahul Mahajan, who was admitted to the hospital in serious condition of suspected drug overdose. ...."We have summoned the doctors and the questioning is on," said Suman Nalwa, assistant commissioner of police, heading the probe against the ho...

AIIMS Doctors Assists Police in Rahul Mahajan’s Drug Abuse Cas

Doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are helping the police unravel the medical complexities in the drug abuse case involving Rahul Mahajan. // ....The police have obtained the medical records of Rahul, son of late Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan, and managed to substantiate the "conspiracy" of the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital to hide information abou...

World Bank Reports Fall In Lifespan In sub-Saharan African Region

The World Bank report on disease and mortality in the sub-Saharan African region has found that the life expectancy there has fallen// by an average of almost five years from the early 1980’s. ....The report, which was launched at the Cape Town Book Fair on Sunday, stated that one in six African children die before reaching their fifth birthday from either or both, preventable and treatable dise...

Guidelines Laid Down By AHA for Healthy Living

The American Heart Association (AHA) laid a new set of dietary guidelines. Apart from the dietary guidelines which were offered by various organizations //such as U.S. Dietary Guidelines, the revised Food Guide Pyramid and food recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences. ..All the guidelines though are given by different organizations have similar rules laid down. The familiar rules m...

HIV among IDUs On The Rise In The Sub-Saharan Africa Region

There is an increasing number of HIV cases reported among Intravenous drug users (IDUs). According to a report submitted by the Centre for disease control and prevention (CDC) and South Africa Medical research// council IDUs in South Africa were sharing and using the same needle up to 15 times even if they knew the risks associated with the practice. ..The researchers are very worried and discu...

Maharashtra Medical And Dental Colleges Decide To Fix Own Fees

The Association of Managements of Private Medical and Dental Colleges (AMUPMDC) has rejected the fees fixed by the Shikshan Shulka Samiti and has decided// that all 29 medical colleges under it would fix their own fees. ....On June 21, the Shikshan Shulka Samiti has announced a 7.5 percent hike in fees from last year on an ad hoc basis. That meant that medical fees were Rs 2.5 lakh and dental fe...

Three Eminent Neurosurgeons To Examine Shahabuddin

The Patna High Court has order three neuro-surgeons to examine RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin in Siwan jail and report to the court in three weeks. //The MP has repeatedly requested the court to allow doctors to examine his spinal problem and give appropriate treatment. ....Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad has annointed Dr AK Jain of AIIMS, Dr Maniyar of Beach Candy in Mumbai and Dr Vikram Kashya...

Spurious Drugs Seized In Allahabad

Police today, had seized a large quantity of spurious drugs and arrested one person in this connection for possession of drugs having fake labels of costly life-saving medicines//. ....Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided a drug store in Leader Road and seized the spurious medicines. The owner of the store was arrested, officials said... ..The store owner confessed that the fake medicines,...

Reports Of Chikun Guniya In Few Maharashtra Districts

The viral epidemic Chikun guniya, which spreads through mosquitoes, has been reported in a few districts of Maharashtra, an official said today//. ...."About seven to eight districts are affected with the disease but the number of cases has declined from what was reported in April and May," State Health Directorate chief P P Doke told PTI... ..He said in April and May, health officials recorded...

Seven Dead in Maharashtra Due to Suspected Chikungunya

Seven people have died due to suspected chikungunya in three districts of Akola, Buldhana and Washim in Maharashtra, hospital sources said. // ....While four patients died in Akot, two and one expired at Telhara and Ghuser respectively, they said. Many others were believed to have been suffering from the disease... ..However, the health department has said that the patients were suffering from s...

High Court Orders Taking Shahabuddin to AIIMS in Police Custody

The appeal of incarcerated Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin for specialised treatment for his nagging spinal problem was granted today with the Patna High Court // ordering that he be taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. ....The order was passed by Justice V N Sinha on the basis of a confidential report of the state medical board submitted to the court by Advoca...

Chikungunya Disease Hits Maharashtra

Chikungunya disease is now reported to have spread in about 26 districts in Maharashtra affecting 2.25 lakh people.// ..Though the disease is not fatal it weakens the immune system and paves way to other infectious diseases. It was first reported in Tasmania. Maharashtra state health minister Vimal Mundada said that he would launch an awareness program so that people could be sensitized by this...

Sub-Saharan Africans With HIV May Achieve Favorable Levels of ART Adherence

A review of previous studies suggests that favorable levels of antiretroviral therapy adherence can be reached among HIV-infected patients in sub-Saharan Africa,// while adherence remains a concern in North America. ....Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has improved the health of many human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive individuals who otherwise would have died. However, treatment effectiven...

Maharashtra warns against Mahim's 'miracle' water

As large crowds continued to throng the Mahim beach to drink sweet seawater for the second day, the Maharashtra government Sunday warned people against drinking// the polluted water. ....Scientists clarified that the seawater had turned sweet due to the natural phenomenon of dilution. ...."Dilution is a phenomenon observed all along the western coast of India during the southwest monsoon and oc...

Polio cases in Maharashtra

The two cases of polio in Maharashtra have crashed the efforts of the state to become India’s polio-free state. // ..The health officials on a polio-eradication drive have detected a 9-year old girl with poliovirus...The girl, Nazali Sheikh from Govandi was found to be affected by the P1 strain of the virus that is most resistant to drugs. ..According to sources, the Chief Minister, Mr Vilasrao...

Apollo doctors Summoned in Rahul Mahajan case

A court in Delhi has issued summons against six doctors of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in N.Delhi. They are chargesheeted by the Delhi Police// for destruction of evidence related to Rahul Mahajan drug abuse case. ....The Six doctors include -- Anupam Sibal, Prasad Rao, Awdesh Bansal, Mukund Pandey, Ali Mohammed Ganai and Abha Gupta. Six other staff of the hospital were also directed to appe...

Maharashtra Cracks Down On Fake Doctors

The Bombay High Court was notified on Wednesday by the State government that legal notices have been formally filed against 2,493 fake doctors //in the State of Maharashtra. ..Following a case of negligence, public interest litigation was filed against a fraudulent doctor by a Govandi resident, Mariappa Gangau. His pregnant wife had died following medical negligence while under the treatment of a...

TB Incidence on Rise Among Children in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra

TB in India apparently accounts for one-third of the global TB burden, with about 40 per cent of the country's population// infected by the TB bacillus. ..Every year, two million people in India develop TB and 4,50,000 die from it, resulting in 1,000 deaths every day. TB kills more youth in India than other infectious diseases, it has been reported. ..At least six per cent of all TB cases occu...

Twenty-two Chikungunya Cases Confirmed in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra health department Thursday said 22 cases of Chikungunya disease were confirmed in Kolhapur district of the sate . ......"Of the 20 villages in Kolhapur district from where an outbreak of the viral fever was reported, we have found 22 cases from only 12 villages, which tested positive for Chikungunya from blood samples tests conducted at Pune's National Institute of Virology (NIV)...

Taj Mahal is Enveloped by Pollution and a Foul Smell

A campaign may be on to list Taj Mahal in the new Seven Wonders of the World, but the monument is enveloped in a haze of dust and smog. .........Environmentalists and historians, worried that the soot and fumes will eventually turn the gleaming white Taj Mahal black, have raised an alarm for saving the monument. .........Sugam Anand, a historian with Agra University, says the Taj needs correctiv...

Plastic Ban in Guwahati to Ease Flooding

The Assam government Tuesday enforced a ban on the use of plastic and polythene materials to prevent drains from getting clogged after heavy rains the day before flooded Guwahati, throwing the city out of gear for nearly four hours. ......"The decision to ban the use of plastic and polythene is one of the many steps taken to prevent water logging. The ban would be enforced very strictly and the...

Taj Mahal, Symbol of Love - New Seven Wonders of the World

The Taj Mahal, a marvel in marble, and a symbol of love continues to enjoy its positions one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. ......The tomb of Mumtaj has charmed many throughout the last four centuries and is a world heritage UNESCO site. ... ...The new list of seven wonders function was celebrated on 7.7.07 at Lisbon. The announcement was made at a star-studded ceremony in Lisbons Benf...
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