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Japanese encephalitis toll rises to 105 in north Bengal

Siliguri, July 23 (IBNS): The Japanese encephalitis toll climbed to at least 105 in last 22 days of July in West Bengal's northern districts, a top state health services official said.

UN agency warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic

New York, July 22 (IBNS): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging increased efforts to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats.

60 die of Japanese encephalitis in north Bengal

Siliguri, July 21 (IBNS) At least 60 people have died of Japanese encephalitis in last weeks at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, a top West Bengal health services official said.

UNAIDS chief calls for end to 'hypocrisy' in fighting HIV-AIDS

New York, July 20 (IBNS); The head of the United Nations agency dealing with HIV and AIDS on Sunday urged world leaders at an international conference in Australia to end the hypocrisy on sex and make treatment and reproductive health education universally available.

Fire-ravaged AMRI-Dhakuria resumes indoor admission

Kolkata, July 19 (IBNS) Multi-specialty AMRI Hospitals, where a fire had killed 293 people in December 2011 at its main Dhakuria building facility, resumed indoor patient service at the revamped unit after a suspension of operation for over two and a half years, officials said.

Harsh Vardhan visits Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IBNS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan began a two-day visit of Odisha on Friday to personally experience the 'remarkable' growth story of the state's health profile.

AIDS deaths fall, but millions unaware of HIV-positive status, warns UN report

New York, July 17 (IBNS)While showing a downward trend in AIDS-related deaths, a new United Nations report out on Wednesday warns that19 million of the 35 million people living with the virus globally do not know their HIV-positive status and therefore, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale-up to close the gap.

Kolkata hospital arranges for Arthritis Clinic

Kolkata, July 16 (IBNS): The Department of Orthopaedics at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences will be conducting an Arthritis Clinic for people residing in and around Kolkata on July 19.

Ban to travel to Haiti, Dominican Republic with focus on health, poverty reduction

New York, July 14(IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Haiti and the Dominican Republic starting Monday to meet with senior government officials as well as to get a first-hand look at programmes designed to improve health and reduce poverty.

7 infant deaths reported from Malda hospital in West Bengal

Malda, July 12 (IBNS) At least seven new-born babies died in the Malda Medical College and Hospital in Malda district of West Bengal, said reports on Saturday.

Varian Medical Systems organises Oncology Summit

Kolkata/Mumbai, July 11 (IBNS): Major advances in radiation therapy and radiosurgery for the treatment of cancer are being highlighted in a three-day Oncology Summit taking place in Mumbai from July 10-12.

UN: Health officials weigh national efforts to tackle non-communicable diseases

New York, July 11 (IBNS): With world leaders gathered Thursday in New York for the United Nations General Assembly’s review of efforts made since 2011 in controlling non-communicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the Organizations’ top health official launched a new report that shows progress at the national level has been insufficient and uneven.

World's poor hardest hit by chronic diseases, says top UN health official

New York, July 11 (IBNS): At a high-level review and assessment by the United Nations General Assembly of progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan today expressed deep concern about projected trends, especially as poor populations, the least able to cope, will be hit the hardest.

Saket City Hospital, Philips launches AlluraClarity Biplane Neuro DSA System

New Delhi, July 8 (IBNS): Saket City Hospital's (SCH) Institute of Neuroscience has added an advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, brain aneurysms, brain and spinal AVMs and tumors, and other complex neurovascular conditions with the acquisition of Neuro interventional biplane system from Phillips.

Iraq: UN agencies move to combat spread of communicable diseases

New York, July 5 (IBNS): United Nations relief agencies and their partners working amid the ongoing turmoil and massive population displacement in Iraq are scaling up their healthcare responses, with a major polio vaccination campaign in Baghdad, and efforts to help relieve the “immense burden” on the existing healthcare system in Kurdistan.