India continues to be source of pharma drugs: UN
New Delhi: India continues be the main source for smuggling of narcotic-laden pharmaceuticals into South Asian countries, the International Narcotics Control Board's (INCB) 2012 Annual Report has said.
"Pharmaceutical preparations containing narcotic drugs continue to be diverted from India and India continues to be the main source for those substances and for preparations smuggled into other countries in South Asia, as well as an important source for smuggling to other regions in the world," states the report of INCB, the United Nations' drug watchdog.
The report was released Tuesday.
Infant cured of HIV infection for the first time
Washinton: An infant cured of HIV infection is the first ever such case instance reported in the medical history.
According to Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins University, comprehensive tests have confirmed beyond doubt that both mother and child were HIV positive when the child was born, and no signs of HIV infection in the child can be detected by the most sensitive means available.
Sankara Nethralaya to set up eye hospital in Sri City
Chennai: Specialist eye care centre Medical Research Foundation, that runs the popular Sankara Nethralaya here, will set up a 20-bed hospital at Sri City, an integrated business township in Andhra Pradesh, a statement said on Saturday.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the purpose was signed here Saturday between Medical Research Foundation and Sri City, said the statement issued by Sri...
Saudi Arabia to hire 500 nurses from Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram: The Saudi Arabian administration is set to recruit 500 Muslim women nurses from Kerala to work in hospitals in and around Mecca and Madina.
Kerala Labour Minister Shibu Baby John, in a statement Saturday, said all the nurses should be graduates in nursing and have two years of work experience.
The state-owned Overseas Development Employment Promotion Consultants (ODEPC)...
India witnesses 275 deaths from swine flu
New Delhi: A total of 275 people across India have succumbed to swine flu this year while over 2,500 others have tested positive for the disease, the health ministry on Friday said.
While Rajasthan recorded the maximum of 112 deaths, Gujarat was second with 58 fatalities. Twelve people have died due to the disease in Delhi.
A total of 2,527 people tested positive for the Influenza A (H1N1)...
WHO: Over 360 mn people suffering hearing loss
Geneva: A World Health Organisation (WHO) report has said that there are an estimated 360 million people in the world who are suffering from hearing loss.
In the report prepared for International Ear Care Day (March 3), WHO said that one in three people over the age of 65, or a total of 165 million people worldwide, live with hearing loss, and another 32 million, affected by hearing loss, are...
Take proper Iron intake to curb PMS
New Delhi: The women who face the problem of getting stressed, irritated and over-stuffed; these are considered to be the signs of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
To get away with this problem, you need to pay attention to the daily intake of iron in your diet as per the new study.
The researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, who underwent to study this problem said that a...
Gut microbes important in regulating BP: Study
Washington: Gut microbes, which play a crucial role in keeping us healthy and fit, are also instrumental in maintaining stable blood pressure, says a recent study.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Yale University in the US have discovered that a specialized receptor found in the nose, which is also present in the body's blood vessels, senses small molecules created by the gut bugs...
Healthy eating isn't pocket friendly!
Sydney: Healthy eating as a mantra may have gained popularity but it could be a little too heavy on the pockets of those from low income groups, Australian research says.
The comparatively higher cost of eating a nutritious and balanced diet could actually drive such groups towards cheaper, processed foodstuffs with high fat, salt and sugar content, according to a finding by the Flinder...
India witnessed 249 deaths so far from deadly swine flu
New Delhi: As many as 249 people have died of swine flu in India so far this year with the highest toll reported from Rajasthan, the health ministry said Monday.
A total of 2,148 people have tested positive for the Influenza A (H1N1) virus in nine states across the country with the highest 759 cases reported from Delhi followed by Rajasthan (549) and Haryana (294).
Rajasthan reported the...
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