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SRL's study on Vitamin D declares younger women and men at higher deficiency risk

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IBNS): SRL Diagnostics, a healthcare diagnostics player in India, in its recent study on Vitamin D deficiency, conducted an extensive analysis of Vitamin D reports from 37,010 people from four zones across tropical India, only to discover that Vitamin D deficiency was prevalent in around 69 per cent of the population.

UN Ebola response in West Africa to be bolstered by increase in World Bank funding

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS) The World Bank has announced it is boosting its efforts in assisting health workers fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected countries in West Africa as part of the wider United Nations Ebola crisis response.

Signs of Ebola decline in Liberia offer 'glimmer of hope' UN

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS) The spread of Ebola in Liberia may be slowing, as demonstrated in the decline in burials and sickbed occupancy rates, as well as a plateau in lab-reported new cases in the West African country hardest hit by the virus, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday, while cautioning against drawing premature conclusions.

India favours ban on e-cigarettes

Barcelona, Oct 29 (IBNS): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan is in favour of a complete ban on e-cigarettes and all products described as "Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)."

'The only way to stop Ebola is at its source' – UN chief

New York, Oct 29 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged countries that have imposed travel bans or closed their borders in response to the Ebola outbreak of the need to convey a sense of urgency without inciting panic, saying "the only way to stop Ebola is to stop it at its source."

Harsh Vardhan aspires to eliminate tuberculosis menace

Barcelona, Oct 28 (IBNS): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, on Tuesday outlined the broad contours of India's new thrust against tuberculosis (TB), and stressed that he is determined to take the country substantially down the road to elimination of the disease by 2020.

Ebola: UN envoy concludes visits to affected countries, presents ‘robust’ recovery plan

New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has wrapped up his visits to the three West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak as part of the Organization’s ongoing efforts to drum up international support in tackling the deadly crisis, it was announced Monday.

DM WIMS Nursing College launched

Bangalore, Oct 27 (IBNS): Dr. Moopen's Education and Research Foundation (DMERF) has announced the launch of DM WIMS Nursing College starting with a four-year bachelor's degree course in nursing at DM WIMS Medical College Campus in Wayanad.

Union Health Minister leaves for Spain

New Delhi Oct 27 (IBNS):Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday left for Barcelona city in Spain where he will deliver the keynote address at the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s symposium on Tuberculosis (TB) entitled "Moving out of the Box to end Global TB epidemic: with post-2015 strategy."

PM Modi dedicates Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital to citizens of Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to the city of Mumbai the health care facility in the form of Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center.

HP govt 'considering' to open a new Cancer Hospital in Shimla

Shimla, Oct 25 (IBNS): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Saturday said the state government is considering to open a new Cancer Hospital in the suburbs of Shimla city.

PM Modi inaugurates Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital & Research Centre

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurate the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai.

Ebola: industry leaders meet to discuss vaccine trials, as UN agencies continue aid push

New York, Oct 25 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has convened a meeting with top Government officials from Ebola-affected countries, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies to discuss and agree how best to best fast-track testing and the deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to halt the spread of the deadly virus.

Harsh Vardhan offers cooperation to Pakistan to end polio

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IBNS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has offered the government of Pakistan full cooperation in helping eradicate polio from that country.

Ahead of World Day, UN hails landmark global polio eradication campaign

New York, Oct 24 (IBNS) Every day, a thousand or so children are being protected from disability as part of a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio through a worldwide campaign that has immunized millions of previously-unreached children across the globe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on the eve of World Polio Day.