Govt turning blind eye to LSD patients despite repeated pleas

Hopes seem to be fading away for people suffering from Lysosomal Storage Diseases with the government turning a blind eye to their need despite repeated pleas.

Conference to discuss innovations in health

Health ATMs, automatic kiosk-type diagnostic centres and urine analysers would be among the several new health care innovations, whose introduction would be discussed at a special meet to be held in the capital Wednesday.

World Immunisation day: Indians yet to catch up with adult vaccination

Prevention is better than cure. This saying does not seem to hold good for Indians as far as health care is concerned with only around 10 percent of adults opting for vaccines to reduce the threat of common diseases.

Mobile technology may improve India's health care

Mobile phones and smart devices will have a large role to play in improving access to health care and involving patients more in their own treatment, a leading Oxford University academic said.

Efforts on to upgrade health facilities in Puri before Nabakalebar: Vardhan

With over 50 lakh pilgrims set to visit Puri for `Nabakalebar` of the presiding deities of Sri Jagannath temple, the Centre on Sunday said efforts were on to put in place better health care facilities in the seaside pilgrim town before the mega festival next year.

Need to make health facilities more accessible and reliable: Dr Harsh Vardhan

With a doctor at the helm of affairs at the Union Health Ministry, there are hopes that healthcare in India would get much-needed focus and reforms would set in.

Barack Obama addresses furor over veterans` health care

President Barack Obama today sought to head off a growing furor over veterans` health care, deploring allegations of misconduct at hospitals for military veterans and warning that his administration will not tolerate it.

Virtual humans to transform global health care soon

Expensive experimental tests often prescribed by physicians may soon become things of the past as scientists have now come closer to creating an in silico replica of the human body that would enable the virtual testing of bespoke treatments.

UN concerned over health care for BPL families

A top United Nations official Thursday expressed concerns over health care of families who fall below the poverty line in India.

78000 infants die of congenital heart disease in India every year: Doctors

According to a report by leading experts, it has been revealed that about 78,000 infants born with congenital heart disease in India die every year because of inadequate health care facilities.

Delhi LG calls for proper health care for poor

There is a great need for extending sophisticated medical facilities to poor people in India as they are not able to get proper health care, Delhi LG Najeeb Jung said Sunday.

Russian diplomats charged in US; Russia objects

The US claims that dozens of Russian diplomats and their spouses cheated to get US health care aid meant for the poor has drawn a sharp rebuke from a top Russian official.

Malaria, jaundice claim 20 lives in Arunachal in a week

Diseases like malaria and jaundice have claimed 20 lives since last week in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh, an official report said today.

Ten healthcare innovations that can reduce death rate

A recent study has revealed ten health care innovations whose application in low-resource countries can save lives of some 1.2 million mothers and newly-born children in 2015.

Bigger and healthier: European men grow 11cm in a century

The average height of European men grew by a surprising 11 centimeters from the early 1870s to 1980, according to new research published on Monday.

Most Americans still oppose Obamacare: Poll

A majority of Americans still oppose President Barack Obama`s signature health care reform, three years after it became law, according to a new survey.

India lagging behind neighbours on key parameters of health: Report

India appears to be lagging behind many of its South Asian neighbours as well as China on key parameters of health, a report has said.

J&K govt to improve health care

J&K govt is contemplating setting up an independent corporation for procuring equipment and medicines for government hospitals.

Gut feeling is a key tool for doctors: Oxford study

Doctors should not ignore a `gut feeling` about serious illness when treating a child, according to a study by researchers from the University of Oxford and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.

China`s chaotic health care drives patient attacks

Reports say there were more than 17,000 "violent incidents" at health care facilities across China in 2010, a 70 percent increase from 2004.