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  • Tuberculosis remains world's deadliest infectious killer

    Kolkata, Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world's deadliest infectious killer, each day, nearly 4500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 54 million lives since the...

  • E-cigarettes effective at helping smokers quit: study

    New Delhi, E-Cigarettes are effective at helping smokers quit and are almost twice as successful as products like patches or gum for smoking cessation, according to a study. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine recently, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as...

  • Food: Posing threat to people and planet?

    United Nations, The food we eat has huge potential to improve both human health and environmental sustainability, but too often today it is posing a threat to both people and planet, according to a new report by the EAT-Lancet Commission.The report was launched on Tuesday at United Nations...

  • HIV awareness: 360 degree approach by government

    New Delhi, The Government has implemented 360 degree multimedia campaigns along with mass media to create awareness on HIV/AIDS and promoting services, facilities across the country. At the inter-personal level, training and sensitization programmes for Self-Help Groups, Anganwadi...

  • Govt committed to elimination of TB by 2025

    New Delhi: The Government is committed to achieve the target of TB elimination by 2025 and not considering any revision in targets. In 2018, as many as 5, 36,752 TB patients have been notified from private sector. There has been 40 per cent increase in TB notification from private sector as...

  • World Cancer Day: Health Min says cancer curable if detected, treated early

    New Delhi, Union Health Minister JP Nadda on World Cancer Day on Monday said cancer is curable if detected and treated in time. Through a picture message posted on Twittter, Mr Nadda said, 'Cancer is curable if detected and treated early. Look for early symptoms of cancer and consult...

  • DAK pitches for separate swine flu clinics at Kashmir hospitals

    Srinagar: With surge in number of swine flu cases and death toll of 15 so far this season in Kashmir valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday urged health authorities in Kashmir to set up separate outpatient clinics for swine flu patients. 'Separate flu clinics in hospitals...

  • Apple apologises for FaceTime security flaw

    San Francisco, US hi-tech giant Apple has apologised for a Group FaceTime security flaw that could potentially cause users' conversations to be eavesdropped without their knowledge. 'We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple's servers and we will issue a software update to...

  • Healthy diet helps protect against malnutrition in all its forms

    Kolkata, Consuming a healthy diet throughout the life-course helps prevent malnutrition in all its forms as well as a range of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and conditions. However, increased production of processed foods, rapid urbanization and changing lifestyles have led to a...

  • Rohingya women: They too need future!

    New Delhi, 'The day they broke into my house, the day they barged into me, my world became dark and gloomy -- slipping into oblivion forever,' says Salma, a 28-year-old Rohingya Muslim woman from Myanmar now living in the Delhi-NCR area. 'Today, I have no place which I can claim to...

  • Healthy diet helps protect against malnutrition in all its forms

    Kolkata: Consuming a healthy diet throughout the life-course helps prevent malnutrition in all its forms as well as a range of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and conditions. However, increased production of processed foods, rapid urbanization and changing lifestyles have led to a shift in...

  • Bengal leads in technical education

    Kolkata, Bengal is one of the few States having an integrated Skills Development Policy. As part of the policy, West Bengal Skills Development Mission, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the chairperson, is providing the policy guidance. The Paschim Banga Society for Skills...

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