Following a major measles outbreak in Somalia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners supported a swift delivery of 55,000 doses of measles vaccine to Kismayo along with Vitamin A supplementation to boost the immunity of the some 54,000 children under the age of 10 that are expected to be vaccinated. Measles is […]
Yoga is an ancient Indian spiritual and physical discipline, which uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation to boost health. Known for its proven effectiveness, Yoga is now being embraced as a lifestyle across the globe and promotes physical, emotional and mental well-being. Now, a study focusing more on the benefits of Yoga for children and […]
According to Central Soil Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Dehradun, India is losing 5,334 million tonnes of soil every year due to soil erosion because of indiscreet and excess use of fertilisers, insecticides and pesticides over the years. On an average 16.4 tonnes of fertile soil is lost every year per hectare. The non-judicious […]
A number of studies indicate that diabetes problem is now a truly global epidemic with the number of people with the condition rising more rapidly in past few years. In India, the number of diabetes patients increased by over 30 million in the last one decade owing to sedentary lifestyle and erratic schedule mostly common […]
If you have diabetes, chances are that you are more likely to develop a number of serious health problems, including cardiovascular diseases, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, foot damage and many more. Excess of glucose, also called sugar, in your blood from diabetes also increases your risk of eye problems, such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic […]
The spread of polio in countries where it was once eradicated is an “extraordinary event” and unless an international coordinated response is urgently put in place, the preventable disease will resurge, the United Nations health agency on Monday warned.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday laid the foundation stone for the National Hadron Beam Facility and a Cancer Centre for Women and Children of the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in Mumbai. Singh said he expects the centre will be finished in less than four years.
RSSDI Kolkata and the Forum for Injection Technique (FIT) India on Thursday announced an awareness campaign on Insulin Injection Day.