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9/11 air pollution linked to stress disorder

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 16:57

People who were exposed to a massive dust cloud of air pollution at Ground Zero when the 9/11 twin terror attacks took place are at an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

`India emerging as liver transplant hub`

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 21:37

India is emerging as a global hub for liver transplant with expanded medical facilities, an expert said here Friday.

Germany congratulates India on becoming polio free

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 19:03

As India completes three years without reporting any fresh case of polio, Germany, which has contributed 243 million euros to the Indian Polio Eradication Programme, Monday termed it a "landmark achievement".

Govt launches programme for adolescent health

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 17:59

The government Tuesday launched a health programme for adolescents, in the age group of 10-19 years, that would target their nutrition, reproductive health and substance abuse, among other issues.

New technique to diagnose autism in babies

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 20:30

Scientists have developed a new technique to diagnose autism in babies as young as 12 months.

Social protection key to prevention of HIV/AIDS: NACO

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 00:35

Social protection for families affected by HIV/AIDS is one of the key strategies to prevent the spread of the disease, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) said Tuesday.

CCEA approves Rs 8,632 cr for AIDS control programme

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 09:33

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved budgetary support of Rs.8,632.77 crore for the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) Phase-IV which seeks to provide comprehensive care and support to all HIV/AIDS affected people.

Shortage of psychiatrists to treat children: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 19:57

About 12 percent children in the age group 4-16 suffer from psychiatric disorders but there is a shortage of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists to treat them, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said.

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