LAUNCH OF RED RIBBON EXPRESS ? WORLD AIDS DAY, 1 DEC 2009 – Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson UPA and Chairperson Rajiv Gandhi Foundation flagged off the Red Ribbon Express from Safdarjung Railway Station to commemorate the World AIDS Day.
Indian government would frame a law to prevent doctors from receiving gifts and cash from pharmaceutical companies. – Indian government would frame a law to prevent doctors from receiving gifts and cash from pharmaceutical companies and drug pharmacies, intended by Indian health minister Gulam Nabi Azad.
Shri Azad launches special polio vaccine drive on children?s day — Bi-valent OPV to be introduced soon to tackle rise in polio cases. – The Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the Indian Government will very soon introduce bi-valent oral polio vaccine to attack the type 1 and type 3 virus to deal with the fresh outbreak of type 3 virus.
Children who are spanked have lower IQs, new research finds – Children who are spanked have lower IQs worldwide, including in the United States, according to new groundbreaking research by University of New Hampshire professor Murray Straus.
Homeopathy medicine Arsenic 30 can be used as preventive for H1N1 flu, says CCRH – Centarl Council for Research in Homoeopathy, India. – The Indian Department of AYUSH (alternative systems) has released a press note suggesting use of Arsenic alba 30 one dose for three consecutive days as preventive for Swine flu.
Shri Azad announces new decisions for tackling H1N1 – Influenza a (H1N1) in India – Indian Minister for Health and Family Welfare reviewed the situation of the Influenza A H1N1 outbreak in the country. The Cabinet Secretary also attended the review meeting.
Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announces new whistle blower scheme to control spurious drugs. – The Indian Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad has announced whistle blower policy to attract involvement of public to provide information on any kind of unlawful activity in the manufacture of drugs.
Government is fully prepared to deal with H1N1, there is no need to panic: Ghulam Nabi Azad, The Health Minister. – Indian Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad has assured the people of the country that the country is fully prepared to face the challenge of H1N1, which has been declared a phase 6 pandemic by the World Health Organization.
MS Society supports national Carers Week – New research launched to mark the start of national Carers Week (8-13 June) shows that almost three-quarters (74%) of carers have reached breaking point due to the pressures of their caring role.
H1N1 update as on 8th June 2009 – 25,288 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 infection from 73 countries. – The 60 year old mother of the positive case [reported at Delhi on 7.6.2009] complained of mild symptoms and also tested positive. She got the infection from her son. They are on oseltamivir. All their contacts have been put on chemoprophylaxis.