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Finnish Scientists Find Brain Cells Involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

New Delhi, December 01, 2017: Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly increasing in prevalence but we have no effective treatment. But, Finnish Researchers have found a new target to investigate. Researchers at the University of East Finland have found that astrocytes, the cells that support...

Steps taken by the Government Regarding Tropical Diseases in the Country

New Delhi, August 13, 2014 - The main tropical diseases in India include Dengue, Trachoma, Leprosy, Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil-transmitted Helminthiases, Rabies and Kala-azar. The prevalence of these tropical diseases depends on climatic conditions, socio-economic conditions, in appropriate health seeking...

Prevalence of Paediatric Diabetes in the Country

New Delhi, 11 Mar, 2015: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has completed the phase I of Task Force project entitled, “ICMR-India Diabetes (INDIAB) Study-Phase-I,” with the aim to: I. determine the national prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and...

Policy for Tackling Major Diseases

Bengaluru, December 4, 2015: The Department of Health and Family Welfare is implementing various National programmes on All India basis in relation to a number of diseases including Communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, dengue, chickengunya, lymphatic filariasis, Japanese...

Fresh cases of dengue reported from several Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar, September 29, 2014 - Fresh cases of dengue have been reported from 27 of the 30 districts of Odisha with the death toll in vector borne disease mounting to seven, officials at the state health today said. Fresh cases of dengue...

Thalassemia

By Dr. S. Manohar, Director - Internal Medicine, Sakra World Hospital. New Delhi, May 16, 2018: Thalassaemia (or thalassemia) is a genetic disorder of the blood whichoriginated in the Mediterranean region. ... Haemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells which carries oxygen....

Proper Monitoring of Dengue Control Initiative

Bengaluru, December 09, 2015: Health being the state subject, the primary responsibility for collecting data on Dengue cases and deaths lies with the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has been notified...

Steps taken by the Government of India to Protect the Citizens from Ebola Virus...

New Delhi, August 07, 2014 - I would like to brief the Hon’ble members on the reports of Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa and the action taken by the Government of India in this regard. World Health Organization...

Unintended Pregnancy Decreasing; Quality Of Family Planning Care Improving Across India

India has made respectable gains over the past 2.5 years in improving family planning access and use of contraceptives among women. More women are using contraception, unintended pregnancy is decreasing and the quality of family planning care is...

Government Accords High Priority To Noncommunicable Disease United Nations Interagency Taskforce Visit India

New Delhi, Dec 10, 2014:In another step reaffirming its commitment to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in India, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), is hosting the joint mission of the United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on...