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Ebola: WHO-convened ethics panel endorses use of experimental drugs

New York, Aug 13 (IBNS) A 12-member ethics panel convened by the United Nations health agency on Tuesday reached “unanimous consensus” that it is ethical to treat Ebola patients with experimental drugs to counter the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak of the virus in history.

Cabinet Secretary holds review meeting on Ebola Virus Disease

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IBNS) The Cabinet Secretary held a meeting on Tuesday with Secretaries and senior officers of Ministries of Health, Civil Aviation, MHA, MEA and I&B to review preparedness of the government on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Celebrating Youth Day, UN stresses importance of good mental health

New York, Aug 12 (IBNS): Each year 20 per cent of the world's young people experience a mental health condition, the United Nations reported in a new publication launched to coincide with International Youth Day which this year shines a spotlight on the importance of mental health.

Ebola: UN health agency convenes ethical review of experimental drugs

New York, Aug 12 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday convened a meeting of ethicists and scientists to discuss on the use of experimental medicines in treating Ebola, three days after the agency declared the current outbreak of the disease in West Africa an international public health emergency.

Greenpeace calls on the industry to save Indian tea from pesticides

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IBNS) Greenpeace India on Monday called on the tea industry to save Indian tea from pesticides while launching their report, “Trouble Brewing1”.

Health Minister appeals to medical community to revive "service before self" spirit

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IBNS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhanon Sunday felicitated the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) on completing 100 glorious years of service to the people of Delhi and India.

Chennai: Man shows no Ebola symptoms, discharged from hospital

Chennai, Aug 10 (IBNS): A man, who was was being monitored for Ebola in an isolation ward at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital here, was discharged on Sunday.

No Ebola case in India so far: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IBNS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government on Friday confirmed that there was no case of Ebola reported in India so far.

UN declares Ebola outbreak global 'international public health emergency'

New York, Aug 8 (IBNS)The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency, saying: "our collective health security" depends on urgent support for containment in the affected countries.

Indian Health Minister warns of Ebola virus

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, whose ministry earlier issued advisory on the deadly Ebola virus, said the virus could reach India if carried by expat Indians in the West African nations returning to India.

Ebola: UN health agency to convene emergency meeting on deadly disease

New York, Aug 6 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that it will convene a two-day meeting of its emergency committee starting on Thursday to determine whether the current Ebola viral disease outbreak in West Africa is a public health emergency of international concern.

Narayana Health opens its first Cath Lab in North 24 Parganas

Barasat, Aug 5 (IBNS): Narayana Multispeciality Hospital in Barasat has set up the first Catherization Laboratory (Cath Lab) in North 24 Parganas.

UN promotes 'effective' breastfeeding, aims to cut on breast-milk substitutes

New York, Aug 5 (IBNS) The United Nations children’s agency on Monday said it is working with governments, the private sector and local communities to make it easier for women to breastfeed their infants, and to end false marketing of breast milk substitutes.

Metropolis Healthcare bags 'India's most promising brand award'

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IBNS): Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, a multinational chain of diagnostic centers, has been recognized as 'India's Most Promising Brand 2013-14' by World Consulting and Research Corporation (WCRC) in.

Child birth outside govt hospital: NHRC sends notice to Delhi govt

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IBNS): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday said it has sent notice to the Delhi government over the issue of a woman giving birth to a child outside the hospital under the open sky last month.