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50 Not Out: 2 Persons Die Of Swine Flu, Toll Figure Reaches Half Century

Bhubaneswar: With two more persons succumbing to swine flu while undergoing treatment in two different private hospitals in the state capital, the death toll due to the influenza attack has reached the half century mark today. While one patient died at the CARE hospital, another person breathed his last at SUM hospital here. State Health department sources said that as many...

54% Odisha Children Not Covered Under IMI Programme

Bhubaneswar: Over 50 per cent of the children in Odisha are yet to be covered under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) scheme, a matter of great concern as these children are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases. According to the latest report on immunisation drive of the Central Government, only 46 per cent of the monitored children have received all due doses....

Health insurance: Govt. to pay 50 pc premium for auto, taxi drivers

New Delhi: Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna scheme will address the health concerns of auto rickshaw drivers and taxi driver, says Oscar Fernandes.  The government on Thursday extended health insurance support to auto and taxi drivers by committing to pay half of the premium amount under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna, which provides smart-card based cashless health insurance cover. Oscar Fernandes, Minister for...

Swine Flu Toll Reaches 36 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The total swine flu death toll across Odisha reached 36 with one more person succumbing to the influenza virus today at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. One more person also tested positive for H1N1 out of 19 swab samples tested at the Regional Medical and Research Centre (RMRC) today. So far the total number of positive cases in...

5,000 Diabetes Specialists To Attend RSSDI Conference In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Nearly five thousand diabetes specialists from all over the country are expected to attend the four-day 45th annual conference of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes In India (RSSDI) to be held from coming November 2-5 here. RSSDI is a research organization which promotes holistic  innovative research on the cause, diagnosis, complications and treatment of diabetes in the...

Dengue Toll Reaches 4 As One More Dies In Cuttack

Cuttack: With one more dengue patient succumbing to death while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical here, the total toll has mounted up to four in Odisha. The deceased has been identified as Sanatan Nayak of Tangarapada village of Keonjhar district. Sanatan was shifted from the dengue ward in the hospital to the ICU on August 12 as his...

Odisha’s Salman Who Fights Mosquitoes

Phulbani (PTI):  Salman Mallick has not heard of his more famous namesake. But when he talks about fighting malaria in his Odisha village, the 25-year-old - unknowingly - echoes the reel life s Salman much quoted words from a much watched film. Odisha's Salman is one of the many foot soldiers read Volunteer Health Practitioners (VHP) -- placed by Tata...

Video Game effects On Your Child’s Behavior

Video games sometimes get a negative effects on public health, but it may help to improve your child's behavior. Video games for health (G4H) field is pursuing innovative, potentially highly effective methods for changing behaviors and affecting health outcomes in children, but more research, defined guidelines and targeted funding are needed to drive game design, determine optimal use, and minimize...

It Is Literally Dog’s Death In Malkangiri Village

Malkangiri: As many as one hundred pigs and tens of  dogs have died at Badigata village in Kalimela block of the district since three days due to some mysterious disease. Reports said that the pigs and dogs suddenly fall ill while roaming outside and die within a few hours under mysterious circumstances. . A team of veterinarians from Bhubaneswar has reached...

‘64% Cardiologists Feel Stress Is Main Cause For Heart Ailments’

Mumbai(PTI): Sixty four per cent of cardiologists feel that stress is the main cause of cardiovascular ailments, says a report. Moreover, 68 per cent of doctors contend that any age group could be vulnerable to heart disease, it said. Sixty four per cent of cardiologists feel that stress was the main cause of cardiovascular ailments, contrary to popular belief that improper...

Initial Separation Surgery Of Jaga-Balia Begins At AIIMS

New Delhi: A team of 40 super-specialist surgeons anesthetists, including experts from Japan today began separation surgery of conjoined twins Jaga and Balia from Kandhamal district at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Reports said that though the most complicated operation to be conducted in different phases may continue for about 50 hours,...

AIIMS Bone Bank Gets Bones, Skin From Donor

New Delhi (PTI): The country's lone full-fledged bone bank at AIIMS which has been waiting for a donation for the last two-and-a-half-years has received a boost with bones and skin harvested from a donor. The donation has come through the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) after a 67-year-old deceased woman's family donated her bones and skin to the facility. The...

HAL announces post retirement health scheme for retired staff

Bangalore , January 12: Defence major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited today announced the post-retirement health scheme for thousands of its retired employees. Around 15,000 former employees are expected to benefit from the new health insurance. The measure is also expected to provide a fillip to the company's manpower retention drive, HAL Chairman R K Tyagi said in a statement here. The employees...

Indian-Origin Doc Finds 27 Contact Lenses In Woman’s Eye In UK

London (PTI): An Indian-origin eye specialist in the UK has found 27 contact lenses stuck in the eye of a 67- year-old woman who was due to have a cataract surgery. Rupal Morjaria, a trainee ophthalmologist at Solihull Hospital near Birmingham, found 17 lenses first and then noticed 10 others in the woman's eye. "None of us have ever seen this before....