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Stray Kerala Dogs Face Keyhole Surgery to Control Birth Rate

The killing of stray dogs in Kerala, has prompted the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and the Cochin Corporation to promote Animal Birth Control (ABC) by starting a keyhole surgery drive for stray dogs to control their reproductive ability. M.K. Sethumadhavan, Distr...

Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala Gear Up for the Monsoon Season

With the monsoons making a grand entry into Kerala, tourist resorts and ayurvedic spas are all ready with rejuvenating health packages. The rainy season, experts say, is the best time for Ayurvedic treatment. Although Ayurveda evolved centuries ago in India, it has only in recent years tha...

Well-known Kerala Actor, Mohanlal, Turns AIDS Activist

The popular south Indian Actor, Mohanlal, who has built an enviable reputation in the Malayalam movie industry, has decided to take// up a cause that is close to his heart- AIDS. Mohanlal will be the goodwill ambassador for the Kerala State Aids Control Society. In a state where five HIV+ve chi...

Five HIV-positive Children Ousted from Kerala School

Five HIV-positive children were turned out of a school in Kerala after protests from parents of other children. // The MDLP School near Pampady district dismissed the children Wednesday after people threatened to withdraw their children from the school if the infected children continued to stu...

'Experts Confusing us on Chikungunya': Kerala CM

With over 65 people dead and close to 100,000 people affected by chikungunya, a viral fever caused by mosquitoes//, Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday blamed experts for confusing the state government on the nature of the disease. "Experts are confusing us because some say that i...

Class 4 literacy to be attained by a Kerala village

Nilambur in Malappuram district of Kerala is all set to become the first village in the country where all would be Class 4-literate//. Some of the credit would go to the ace filmmaker Aryadan Shoukat. According to him, 1,500 residents of that village in the age group 15-50 have not passed Class 4 a...

Medical Course in Kerala is Beyond the Reach of NRI's

The hike in fees for medical seats reserved for non-resident Indians (NRIs) in Kerala has made pursuing medicine beyond the reach of Keralites living abroad//, said a senior Congress leader here. Senior Congress legislator K.C. Joseph condemned the new bill floated by the Left Democratic Fron...

Ayurveda Massage Centres in Kerala to be Regulated

Ayurvedic massage parlours in Kerala, which are immensely popular with foreign and domestic tourists, will soon come under the government scanner, Health Minister// P.K. Sreemathy said Saturday. While tourist resorts offering ayurveda massage do roaring business during the peak monsoon season,...

International conference on Ayurveda to be held on Kerala

On the global ayurveda submit to be held on Friday about 100 delegates are proposed to participate from all parts of the world like Russia, Italy, Brazil, Britain and south Korea//. Scientist and research scholars of all leading Indian university and academic institutions will participate in t...

Brain drain of dentists from Kerala to Britain

In an attempt to fulfill the shortage of Dentists in Britain, many Indian dentists, particularly those in Kerala, are busy training for an examination that could get them jobs abroad. // Amit Patel, joint managing director of the Karnataka-based Manipal Bapuji Postgraduate Medical (& Dental) F...

Tomato Fever Replaces Chikungunya in Kerala

A large number of people in Kerala are thronging hospitals with symptoms of a rare fever, locally called tomato fever. Doctors say the fever is an after-effect of Chikungunya. Tomato fever is spreading rapidly in the areas of Mudakayam, Varzur and Kanirapally in Kottayam and Pathina...

No Avian Flu In West Bengal And Kerala

The samples of poultry and ducks from Matigara, Darjeeling District in West Bengal & Kuttanad in Kerala have tested negative for Avian Influenza (H5 & H7) as per report received from High Animal Security Disease laboratory (HSADL), Bhopal. Unusual mortality in birds had recently been reported from...

A Project to Map the Health Care Needs of a District in Kerala

The Media Lab Asia, a non--profit R&D organization functioning under the Department of Information Technology of the government //of India, has taken up a project to map the health care needs of the Malappuram district in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The two-year project, in collabor...

Union Health Minister visits chikungunya-hit areas in Kerala

For an immediate evaluation of the situation, the Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss started his visit of the chikungunya- affected areas in Kerala’s Alapuzha district on Friday//. The highest number of deaths in the past 3 weeks has been reported from Cherthala Taluk. Ramadoss visited the...

No Chikungunya Deaths In Kerala

The Kerala Health Department today clarified that so far no chikungunya deaths were reported in the state. Director of Health Services T.K. Kuttamani said //that three death attributed to chikungunya were infact natural deaths due to age-related illnesses. Mukundan, 71 at Vavallichira, Cherth...

Chikungunya Scare In Kerala

Doctors in Thiruvananthapuram said that there was no need to panic after several sporadic cases that could be diagnosed as viral fever were reported in the city.// Health authorities said that they were expecting an increase in cases as rains continue to pelt the state. The chikungunya scare s...

Despite High Literacy Rate Female Foeticide is on the Rise in Kerala

Increasing incidents of female foeticide in Kerala have come as a surprise to politicians and rights leaders alike, mainly because of the state's high literacy rate.// "The number of girls in the 0-6 years category is coming down in Kerala and this has happened just because of female feticide ...

Cola Giants Move To Court Over Their Ban In Kerala

The soft drink giants, Coke and Pepsi have challenged on Friday the ban that has been imposed by the state government on aerated drinks// , in separate petitions before the Kerala High Court. It has been reported that a number of states had imposed a limited restriction on the sales of theses...

Anthrax Case Confirmed in Kerala

With the death of two cows due to anthrax being confirmed from Koothattukulam in Ernakulam district, the Kerala government has taken preventive measures to contain the spread of the disease.// Tests conducted on the samples collected from of the carcasses of one the cows which died a few days...

NRI Health Body to Establish Chain of Satellite Hospitals in Kerala

The Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) is planning to launch a chain of satellite hospitals in Kerala. // MIMS, run by a group of non-resident Indian (NRI) doctors residing in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, has already acquired four acres of land in Kottakal in Malappuram...

'Pig Fever' Detected in Kerala

Kerala's Animal Husbandry Minister C. Divakaran Wednesday confirmed that pig fever had been diagnosed and was the cause of death of pigs at a private farminwayanad//. This is believed to be the first reported case of the disease in the country. "Pig fever was ascribed to the death of pig...

Ayurveda Boosts Monsoon Tourism in Kerala

Despite dull and dreary rains during the monsoon season in Kerala, numerous tourists visit the state to savour ayurveda packages.// It is believed that the months of June and July are best suited for administering ayurvedic treatment. "In the last five years the number of tourist places offe...

Quit Smoking Contest Draws Massive Response In Kerala

An international quit smoking contest, which offers a handsome prize money of $10,000, has drawn a massive response in Kerala//, with an institute associated with it finding its phone lines jammed on the very first day Friday. The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) here is a partner ...

Hospital-acquired HIV Kills One Child in Kerala

Rashmi was an 18-month-old baby who succumbed to HIV/AIDS infection that she acquired in a hospital; today almost the whole village mourns her death//. The infection was acquired in a medical college hospital during a blood transfusion about five months ago . Rashmi was suffering from a co...

Mutton And Beef Sellers Rule The Roost In Kerala

The avian flu scare has changed the fortunes of the mutton and beef sellers in Kerala, as the chicken sales have been severely hit in the past few days. They are under the process of making some quick bucks as the sales of the red meat have gone up in a dramatic fashion. // The mutton and bee...

Couple infected with HIV marry in Kerala

Palakkad (Kerala):A couple who were HIV (Human Immuno-deficiency Virus) positive took a vow of living together till their last breath in Palakkad district of Kerala recently. // The couple deliberated a lot before taking this decision and decided not to produce any child as a precaution agai...

Controversy Surrounding The HIV Positive Reports Of One-Year Girl In Kerala

A cloud of controversy has surrounded The Thiruvananthapuram medical college following the report claiming that a one-year-old girl who had received a transfusion form the hospital blood bank has been tested positive for HIV infection. // According to the inquiry, one-year-old Reshmi, who is ...

New Report Just Published: World Telemedicine Market Report

...ARTISTE Solution II-24 Oridion Introduces Microstream Remote Monitoring System II-24 Medical College Hospital Launches Telemedicine Program in kerala II-24 St. Joseph and St. Jude Hospital Jointly Launch High-Definition Equipment from Polycom II-24 Lucid Launches VivaNet(TM) Teledermato...

The Female Health Company / HLL Lifecare Limited Receive National AIDS Control Organization of India Order for 1.5 Million FC2 Female Condoms

...res oral contraceptive pills, intra-uterine devices, blood transfusion bags, surgical sutures and rapid diagnostic kits. Headquartered in Trivandrum, kerala in South India, HLL has manufacturing facilities with the ISO 9001:2000, ISO 13485:2003 and environmental management system certifications. HLL has th...

Kerala Government Battles With Chikungunya On All Counts

... As kerala staggers under the whipping rod of Chikungunya, ...w-cost health underwriter is still on. Despite the kerala government's parleys with New India Assurance and ...care. The bad name is especially worrying because kerala has always being known for its clean environment a...

Kerala Ready to Invite WHO to Study Fever Outbreak

... kerala Health Minister P.K. Sreemathi Wednesday said the government was not averse... else, we have no problems in another study by WHO," Sreemathi informed the kerala assembly. She was replying to a calling attention motion moved by o...

Kerala Institute to Hold International Seminar on Drug Discovery

...onth to impart knowledge of advanced modelling techniques in drug discovery to chemists and life science experts. IIITM-K, which is run by the kerala government, will organise the seminar titled "Computational Drug Discovery in Pharma R&D" in association with US chemical simulation software manufact...

Teachers in Lucknow Protest Against New Book on Sex Education

... Madhya Pradesh have banned sex education in public schools because they say the learning modules are too explicit, and some pictures are too graphic. kerala and Karnataka are also considering bans. ...

Kerala Opposition's Unique Protest Over Fever Deaths

...hapuram, Members of the Congress-led opposition in kerala Tuesday remained glued to their seats in the assem...emathi said the chikungunya-related fever plaguing kerala had been worse during the Congress regime until 20...ort said that of the states listed for the scheme, kerala was the worst in terms of implementation," said Ch...

Ramadoss to Discuss Chikungunya With Health Ministers of Nine States Tomorrow

...-limiting illness, marked by high fever, headache, severe joint pain, rashes and nausea. The disease broke out after the southwest monsoon hit kerala coast early this month. The disease has spread near rubber plantations where farmers use plastic cups and coconut shells to collect rubber mil...

Kerala to Set Up Holistic Tourism Centre to Promote Medical Tourism

... kerala is soon to set up a holistic tourism centre that will promote medical touri...placement, ophthalmology, voice therapy and obesity treatment. The kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) here has taken the concept of medical ...

Chikungunya-hit Villages to Get Funds to Fight Mosquitoes

...e 18, India has reported 17,000 suspected cases of chikungunya, of which 414 cases have been confirmed. Of the 17,000 cases spread across nine states, kerala alone has reported around 12,000 cases. India had last year reported 1.4 million cases spread over 16 states. There were 2001 confirmed cases ...

Chikungunya Spreads as Funds Remain Unspent

...ates to tackle the vector-borne disease. This year, India has so far reported 17,000 suspected cases of chikungunya spread across nine states, kerala alone accounting for around 12,000. India reported 1.4 million cases in 16 states last year. Defending her government, Karnataka's Pri...

Indian Projects Win Top Ashden Awards

... Two Indians -- one from kerala and the other from Bangalore -- are among the winn...tainable Energy. Saji Das from Biotech in kerala was the first prize winner of the Food Security Aw...ds) for developing and installing biogas plants in kerala that use food waste which is often left out in the...

Parents Boycott India School After HIV Kids Allowed Back

...ry last week when the Christian school in southern kerala state that threw them out six months ago allowed t...shelter for infected mothers. Officials in kerala state -- reputed to be one of the country's most p...alise their mistake and accept the children," said kerala education minister M.A. Baby. India, with ...
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