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Bird Flu in Asia Still High Risk Says WHO Official

...void human transmission," he told reporters at the sidelines of a four-day conference on the impact of climate change and health in Southeast and East Asian countries. Omi urged authorities in the region to remain alert and prepared even though the H5N1 virus had not advanced to human to human transmission. ...

China Fears Show Food Export Quality Key: WHO Official

...e lessons from this one," he told reporters on the sidelines of a conference on climate change and health in Asia. The United States last week added farm-raised fish and shrimp to its growing list of Chinese products deemed unsafe for US consumers. Reports of problems with other Chinese goods has put the s...

Fortis to Inject Rs.300 Mn into Escorts Hospital

...of excellence to eminence," Singh told IANS on the sidelines of a function here. Renowned cardiologist Trehan left the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre (EHIRC) last week to join the Apollo Hospitals along with nearly 50 doctors and paramedics from EHIRC. The 350-bedded EHIRC is a leading cardiol...

Manmohan Singh to Meet UN Chief, Discuss Climate Change

...ntao and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the 33rd Group of Eight (G-8) Summit on Thursday, besides giving India's viewpoint on greenhouse gas emissions and other aspects of global climate change. An External Affairs Ministry background paper states that while India has 17 per cent of ...

Red Wine Good for Nothing, Say Indian Doctors

... heart healthy not red wine," Rao told IANS on the sidelines of the summit. S. C. Manchanda, a former head of cardiology at AIIMS expressed similar opinion and urged people to drink water instead of wine. "Drink water, it will keep your body and mind clean." Shikha Sharma, a leading nutritionist of the cap...

Ramadoss Vows to Set Up Food Regulatory Body in India

...s on them to discourage consumers," he said on the sidelines of the summit organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN. The two-day summit, attended by participants from the US, Europe, Ireland, Brazil, Malaysia, New Zealand and Thailand,...

Health Minister Concerned About the Suicide Rates in India

...needs special care," the minister told IANS on the sidelines of a conference in the capital. Portraying a grim picture of the little understood world of mental health, the minister said mental illness was the cause of about l00,000 people trying to commit suicide in the country each year. "I do confess tha...

Call for Organ Transplant Regulations in China

...e people to become donors,// lawmakers said on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC). NPC deputy Li Bangliang, board chairman of East China Pharmaceutical Group Corporation, said a proper law is needed to guide the public how to donate their organs if they have such an i...

Biocon to Launch Anti-arthritis Drug

...airman and managing director of Biocon Ltd, on the sidelines of the 22nd Indian Economic Summit here. "Phase III of the trails will start within the next 18 months and for that we are looking at global partners," she added. The company is also looking at earning revenue of about $100 million from the recen...

Tobacco Smugglers are Helping Terrorists: WHO

...f this new development," Bettcher told IANS on the sidelines of Global Youth Meet on Health here Thursday. Though the exact size of this illicit trade was yet to be ascertained, "we estimate that at least 350 billion cigarette sticks are now being smuggled every month across the world," the official said. ...

WHO Urges Shah Rukh Khan to Stop Endorsing Tobacco Products

...n the part of celebrities," Beaglehole said on the sidelines of the Global Youth Meet on Health in this city of the Taj Mahal. With a huge population of cinema and sports buffs in India, the celebrities should come out of a profit-making mentality, Beaglehole said, adding: "Celebrities in the fields of musi...

“Polypill”- to prevent recurrent heart diseass

...re cost effective they will be," Smith said on the sidelines of the Sept. 2-6 conference, which drew some 25,000 cardiologists, public health officials and representatives from pharmaceutical companies and nongovernmental organizations. Patients with a known history of heart disease are likely to take this ...

Government has Set up a Special Committee to Curb Polio Cases

...Health Minister Ambumani Ramadoss told IANS on the sidelines of a function on health tourism. The committee will focus on Uttar Pradesh that has reported over 100 cases this year. While 56 cases have been detected in Moradabad district, Muzaffarnagar and Baduan districts have reported 21 and 20 cases resp...

India and China Agrees to Promote Healthcare Jointly

...nd traditional medicine," Jiangru told IANS on the sidelines of a function at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH). He said since the current year has been termed as the Indo-China friendship year, such an initiative will certainly bring both nations closer. SGRH, a leading private hospital in Delhi, is co-organi...

Stern Action will be Taken Against 'AIIMS Coterie' warns Ramadoss

...New Delhi June 19," Ramadoss told reporters on the sidelines of a medical seminar here. Describing the current imbroglio at the AIIMS as an "internal matter of the institution", Ramadoss said he did not understand why internal affairs of the AIIMS were being aired in public. "It is wrong to say that day-t...

Govt to Shift its Focus From Curative to Preventive Mode of Healthcare

...e and medical research, he said. Talking on the sidelines of the programme, Ramadoss said that under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) medical facilities in two blocks in every district will be upgraded and medical mobile vans will be provided. He said the cabinet had recently cleared a Rs.1.2 bill...

Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Soon In The Country

...ill be notified within five hours,' he said on the sidelines of the inauguration of a Diarrhoeal Disease Research and Control Centre. Ramadoss said the National Institute of Communicable Diseases in New Delhi would be expanded on the pattern of a premier disease control institute of Atlanta and renamed Nation...

Brid Flu Threat May be a Cause of Concern for Years to Come: Experts

... a concern 'for years to come'//. Speaking on the sidelines of an international conference here, officials from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said wild bird migrations and the illegal trade in infected animals play a key factor in spreading the ...

Action Urged Against Fake Medicines

... supply chains is vital." The call was made at the sidelines of the World Health Organization’s annual assembly. Kustan Tinah of Indonesia's National Agency for Drug and Food Control said that in more than half the cases of counterfeit antibiotics, painkillers and other medicines detected in Indonesia, they ...

International Rating System To Be Introduced For Hospitals In India

...airs secretary L. Mansingh. He was speaking on the sidelines of a national consumer affairs conference. "The accredited body, in collaboration with Bureau of Indian Standard, will rate government and private hospitals. Initially, it will be applicable to those who want to be rated," Mansingh told IANS. He ...

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