Australia probes "threats" against hospitals days after stepping up terror alert

 Australian police were investigating "threats" on Monday against four hospitals in the city of Sydney amid reports of at least one being partially evacuated over a bomb threat, just days after the country raised its terror alert level to "high".

NHRC notice to Haryana over lack of wheelchairs at hospital

The NHRC has issued notice to the Haryana government after a woman gave birth at the entrance of a hospital as she could not be taken inside due to non-availability of a wheelchair.

Special oral health hospitals across India soon

The government plans to set up hospitals exclusively for oral health care at both the national and regional levels, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Thursday.

Website to help doctors explain to patients in Bengali

A new website will help bridge the language barrier that often impedes doctors` efforts to explain diagnosis to patients in Bengali.

Draft guidelines submitted in Delhi HC over donor`s body

The city government on Wednesday submitted draft guidelines in the Delhi High Court on donation of bodies in hospitals for medical research purposes stating the procedure to be followed for donation.

`Nearly 50,000 new cancer patients in Kerala every yr`

Expressing concern over increase in the number of cancer patients in Kerala, Health Minister VS Sivakumar today said nearly 50,000 new cases are reported every year in the state.

Wave to say hello as handshake may carry microbes

A study has asked for the popular handshake to be replaced by a new gesture as the practice is an dangerous as smoking in public - especially in hospitals.

S Sudan fighters destroy hospitals, murder patients: MSF

Warring fighters in South Sudan have looted hospitals and murdered patients in their beds, cutting life-saving healthcare to hundreds of thousands of people, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday.

Free pathological tests in UP govt hospitals

The Uttar Pradesh government today took several important decisions including providing free pathological tests in the government hospitals and also approved in principle a draft for the new urban housing and environment policy.

Nitish launches telemedicine services in hospitals

Heralding a new era of quality health facility, telemedicine services were launched today in city based prominent hospitals and those in 22 districts and 82 primary health centres of Bihar.

Rising medical costs pinching Indian pockets

While the common man faces acute shortage of hospital beds and doctors, the rising medical expenses haven’t helped their cause.

Docs end stir, resume work wearing black bands

Doctors across hospitals in the city, who had boycotted their work since last week in protest against the arrest of their colleagues, on Saturday rejoined duties.

Iraq seeks India`s help in upgrading healthcare system

Prime Minister of Iraq, Nouri Al Maliki has said that his country is looking for India`s cooperation in the area of healthcare, in the training of its doctors, paramedical staff, hospitals and also in manufacturing drugs.

Doctors protest govt decision on compulsory one-yr rural posting

Doctors of several hospitals against the government`s decision to make one year rural posting compulsory for medicos applying for p-g entrance exams.

Men held for drunk driving to serve at hospitals

Two men sentenced to five and ten days imprisonment for drunken driving have been given a chance by a Delhi court to reform themselves by doing community service at government hospitals including doing "menial" jobs there.

China to move 250 million rurals into cities over next 12 years

China is planning to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next dozen years.

How to stop `killer` hospital superbugs in their tracks

A team of researchers have recommended guidelines that may decrease the infection rate by 71 percent for staph bacteria.

Punjab doctors on two-day strike from tomorrow

The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMS), a body representing a large number of government doctors in the state, have decided to proceed on a two-day strike across the state tomorrow.

Stringent law shields UP hospitals, staff from vandalism

People who vandalise medical facilities or thrash hospital doctors in Uttar Pradesh can now be arrested by police faster, without a court-issued warrant, and the culprits would also not get bail, according to a new stringent law.

AIIMS given 4 weeks to comply with bio-med waste rules

Most of the Delhi hospitals, including the premier AIIMS, do not comply with the rules for collection and disposal of bio-medical waste, posing a serious threat to human health and environment.