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Curative Qualities of Tamil Nadus Kuttralam Waterfalls

If you want a good massage, a bath under a medicinal waterfall, followed by a good south Indian meal and rounded off by a good sleep at a comfortable resting place, visit Kuttralam in Tamil Nadu. The waterfall is certified to have curative qualities by thousands of people who have been vis...

Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

Tamil Nadu textile city Tirupur, which has nearly 720 dyeing units, is ranked topmost in terms of generating hazardous waste. According to a study commissioned by the state's pollution watchdog, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, an estimated 8,33,365.75 tons of hazardous waste is generate...

Village Panchayat in Tamil Nadu Bans Tobacco Consumption

Setting an example for others to follow, the Varanavasi Village Panchayat near Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu has imposed a ban on tobacco consumption among villagers . Aghast over an ever-increasing trend of tobacco consumption, the village panchayat unanimously passed a resolution to ban the e...

Busting the Organ Trade Racket in Tamil Nadu

Phase II of busting the illegal organ trade in Tamil Nadu, led to the exposure of two more hospitals in Chennai involved //in the illegal organ trade; their license has been revoked. This operation followed phase–I of the crackdown on illegal organ trade, following the sale of kidneys by poor fishe...

Doctors in Tamil Nadu Reluctant to Serve in Backward Pockets

Health Minister K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu told the Legislative Assembly on March 28 that doctors were reluctant// to join duty in the relatively backward pockets of the state. Consequently as many as ten districts went without proper medical care, he not...

Chicken Pox Rears Its Head in Tamil Nadu, Yet Again

It is summer time and hence the incidence of chicken pox cases is on the rise. District administrations in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu//, especially in the southern districts, are gearing up to tackle the problem. Doctors caution that brain membrane would be the first casualty if c...

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 Indi...

Liver Clinic Opened At GH, Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Health Minister K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran commissioned a specialty outpatient clinic for patients// with liver-related disorders at the Government General Hospital on Wednesday. This Clinic, besides providing advanced therapeutic options to diseases like jaundice, kidney failure and lo...

Anti-AIDS Plan for 1,000 Tamil Nadu Colleges

Tamil Nadu Saturday kick-started an HIV/AIDS control initiative to bring 1,000 higher educational institutions under the 'Red Ribbon Club' (RRC).// State Governor S.S. Barnala called on varsity vice-chancellors and principals to "take it as their personal and onerous responsibility to chalk ou...

Villagers in Tamil Nadu Take Part in Diabetes Pilot Project

As many as 2,300 people in a Tamil Nadu village and over 60 doctors are taking part in a research project to study diabetes complications.// A medical technology company, DyAnsys India, has begun the study in association with the Tirunelveli Medical College at the Ariyanayakipuram village, nea...

Centre Willing to Help Tamil Nadu to Promote Indigenous Medicine

Centre was willing to help Tamil Nadu in promoting Indian Systems of Medicine and the government was now preparing a project report to be submitted to it in this regard // , state Health Minister K K S S R Ramachandran, said today. The state government was keen to set up an Ayurveda college a...

Air Pollution in Tamil Nadu is a Cause of Concern for Environmentalists

Environmental agencies in Tamil Nadu are demanding monitoring stations in heavily industrialised pockets after a study found air samples //from the state among the most polluted in India. The groups have urged the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to apply for central funds to set up volatile...

Nine National Birds found dead in Tamil Nadu-Kerala Border

Coimbatore: Tamilnadu-Kerala border witnessed some excitement today, with nine peacocks found dead near a farm at K G Chavadi//, according to forest department sources. A special team from the department was deputed to hold first level investigations into the death of the birds. Post mortem wa...

Poultry Deaths, Farmers Rush To Vet Centres in Tamil Nadu

The death of poultry and the overcrowding of farm owners in local veterinary centres has created much panic regarding the possibility of a bird flu outbreak in Tamil Nadub //. The deadly avian influenza virus outbreak in India was first reported in the month of February. More than 20 chickens d...

Bird Flu Alert Sounded In Tamil Nadu

The arrival of large number of migratory birds to the bird sanctuary located at the Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu has raised reasons for concern among forest health officials regarding the possibility // of a bird flu epidemic in Tamil Nadu. The H5N1 form of the bird flu virus, that is he...

Anthrax Scare In Tamil Nadu State of India

Anthrax is a deadly disease that affects mainly farm animals and spread in humans// by inhaling spores from infected animals. It sometimes can prove fatal if immediate action is not taken. Now a report of Anthrax among the farm animals of the state of Tamil Nadu has renewed anxiety about this dise...

Anthrax Scare In Tamil Nadu State of India

Anthrax is a deadly disease that affects mainly farm animals and spread in humans// by inhaling spores from infected animals. It sometimes can prove fatal if immediate action is not taken. Now a report of Anthrax among the farm animals of the state of Tamil Nadu has renewed anxiety about this dise...

Physicians for Human Rights Calls for the Release of Sri Lankan Doctors

...on May 17 after defeating the Liberation Tigers of tamil Eelam (LTTE) separatist forces. The tamil Tigers acknowledged its own defeat the following d...LA stated it had "rescued" all remaining tamil Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), PHR sources t...

Lutheran World Relief Responds to Escalating Conflict in Sri Lanka

...nding to the urgent humanitarian needs of people displaced by fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the separatist group Liberation Tigers of tamil Eelam (LTTE). Armed conflict in Sri Lanka continues to escalate as government forces intensify operations to seize land under the control of the ...

ICTPH Partners With University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing to Enhance Rural Health

...lutions. Its first field site is being developed in collaboration with IFMR Trust ( http://www.ifmrtrust.co.in ) in remote rural areas of Thanjavur in tamil Nadu (India). Visit ICTPH at: http://www.ictph.org.in About University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing , USA The Universit...

AmeriCares Investing in Disaster Preparedness in India

... in Mumbai, India. In addition to the recent disaster drill in Mumbai, AmeriCares has supported disaster preparedness programs in the Indian states of tamil Nadu and Gujarat, as well as in Sri Lanka, Turkey, El Salvador and Nicaragua. "Disaster preparedness is crucial training for any medical pr...

Seattle University in Partnership With the Opus Prize Foundation Award $1 Million Opus Prize

...nd Krishnammal Jagannathan, founder of Land for Tillers' Freedom, who has spent 40 years fighting for land rights and the self-empowerment of women in tamil Nadu, India. " Seattle University is clear about its mission: empowering leaders for a just and humane world," says University President Step...

AmeriCares Launches India Operations

...ners include: Project Concern International in Pune, Maharashtra, Bihar and tamil Nadu; Niramaya Health Foundation in Mumbai; Society for Service to Voluntar...orted disaster preparedness and trauma training in Gujarat, Maharashtra and tamil Nadu; as well as ongoing medical assistance through partners, including SOS...

Appropriate Sanitation Gives Confidence for the Schoolgirls

... Girls in tamil Nadu villages need no longer be embarrassed about ...ool during the menstrual period," said A. Devaraj, tamil Nadu project officer for UNICEF. "This toi...oilets and also check health hazards." The tamil Nadu government and Unicef have also brought out a...

Probable Health Monitor Sends SMS of Emergency Alerts and ECG

...itoring usually restrict the mobility of patients to a hospital or a single room. Thulasi Bai and S.K. Srivatsa of the Sathyabama University in tamil Nadu, have developed a wearable cardiac telemedicine system that allows post-cardiac patients renewed mobility. Thulasi Bai's prototype Bluetoo...

Groundwater Levels Depleting Alarmingly in India

...h in the northern region, Gujarat, Daman and Diu in the west and Andhra and tamil Nadu in the south. While 80 per cent of Delhi is in extreme category ... water level. According to the board, in coastal areas of Gujarat and tamil Nadu deep drilling of tubewells has led to saline water ingress from the se...

Ramadoss to Discuss Chikungunya With Health Ministers of Nine States Tomorrow

...ates tomorrow to discuss the measures to be taken to control the mosquito-borne disease, Chikungunya . The Health Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Delhi are expected to attend the meeting, a ministry official said. The Min...

Tamil Nadu Orders Probe into Operation by Minor

... The tamil Nadu government has ordered an inquiry into the alleged incident of a 15-year-old boy performing a caesarean section operation, an official said Thur...

Chikungunya-hit Villages to Get Funds to Fight Mosquitoes

...es and reviewing preparations to meet the challenge. Health ministers and health secretaries of nine states including Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat participated in the meeting. They were directed to set up village surveillance committees as soon as...

Tamil Nadu Doctor Denies His Teenaged Son's Surgery feat; Terms It Conspiracy

... A doctor in tamil Nadu, who allegedly tried to get his 15-year-old son into the record books by allowing him to perform a caesarean operation , today said the accusatio...

Chikungunya Spreads as Funds Remain Unspent

... the allocated money, with Pondicherry following suit. Maharashtra is yet to spend Rs. 18.5 million of the allotted money, Pondicherry Rs. 13 million, tamil Nadu Rs. 2.3 million and Andhra Pradesh Rs. 1.8 million. The matter has not escaped the attention of Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, who ex...

The Doctor Parents of a 15 Year Old surgeon Arrested

...ean Police in the southern Indian state of tamil Nadu on Monday arrested the doctor parents of a 15... A doctor couple in the southern Indian state of tamil Nadu have been remanded to 15-day judicial custody...linic at Manapparai in Tiruchi district in central tamil nadu, proudly presented the video footage of the s...

Girls Feet Severed in Amusement Park Accident

...a college-going girl fell from a height of 15 ft during a joyride and sustained grievous injuries in Chennai, capital of the southern Indian state of tamil Nadu. But for a tree branch which checked her fall, she would have crashed to death. There were no first aid facilities available, it was reporte...

Bidi Workers Protest Against Using Skull and Crossbones Sign on Packets

...ands of bidi workers in the southern districts of tamil Nadu going on strike. About one million wo...that the livelihood of 1.5 million bidi workers in tamil Nadu was being threatened. "I kindly reque... parts of the country will reduce sales, fears the tamil Nadu Bidi Workers' Federation. "The future...

Red Cross renders emergency relief efficiently

...fire, railway and other accidents and events. Be it the winter in Kashmir, the earthquake in Gujarat, the cyclone in Orissa or the Tsunami in tamil Nadu, the volunteers of Red Cross have braved them all. The impact of disasters are high. It leaves people traumatised by the death of brea...

India's Senior Citizens Number Nearly 77 Mn

...radesh tops the chart with 11.6 million elderly. Maharashtra follows with 8.45 million senior citizens. West Bengal has 5.7 million, Bihar and tamil Nadu have 5.5 million senior citizens each. Delhi is home to 719,650 citizens above the age of 60. At the other end of the spectrum ar...

Biotechnology Will Dominate The 21st Century

...oved for commercial cultivation across 9 cotton-growing states viz; Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and tamil Nadu after reviewing the performance and other criteria. The area under cotton cultivation has increased from 72,000 acres in 2002 to 93 lakh ...

Global Warming To Effect Eastern Coast Of India

...lones. In the eastern coast, the vulnerable districts include Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara in Orissa and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and Nagapattinam in tamil Nadu. ...

Government Plans to Set Up Drug Banks in All Districts

...his ministry has already moved a policy note in the cabinet on the issue. The health secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, tamil Nadu and Mizoram and officials from the Drug Controller's office have been nominated as members of the committee. The committee would also ass...

Yoga Enthusiasts Oppose Patenting Yoga Overseas

...d yoga postures to protect them from being pirated and copyrighted by foreigners. The data, which will be translated from ancient Sanskrit and tamil texts, will be stored digitally and be available in five international languages. ...
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