Health

India to host Conference on Tobacco Control today

New Delhi [India], Nov. 7 : India is set to host the crucial global tobacco control conference today for the first time, where it will push for incorporating smokeless tobacco as an agenda.

The Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties to World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control will begin today at Greater Noida.

Health Ministry officials said, about 1,500 delegates are expected to participate in the six-day conference from around 180 countries along with other observers in official relations with the WHO FCTC Secretariat in Geneva.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will be the special invited speaker at the conference, which will be inaugurated by Union Health Minister JP Nadda.

Google Signs Agreement with DexCom to Create Disposable Glucose Monitoring Devices

Google Signs Agreement with DexCom to Create Disposable Glucose Monitoring

Google has recently signed an agreement with DexCom under which both the companies will be busy creating a series of disposable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices that the companies claim will be smaller and more affordable than current options.

The companies claimed that the new device will be smaller and more affordable than the current options available. Andrew Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google, said in a joint statement released by both the companies that they have committed to develop new technologies that will help move health care from reactive to proactive.

"This collaboration is another step towards expanding monitoring options and making it easier for people with diabetes to proactively manage their health", said Conrad.

Federal District Court gives Green Signal to Reynolds to Acquire Lorillard

Federal District Court gives Green Signal to Reynolds to Acquire Lorillard

Finally, a district court has given green signal to Reynolds American over its acquisition of Greensboro-based Lorillard Incorporated in a $27.4 billion deal, Reynolds said in a news release.

The merger that has been approved by the Federal Trade Commission in May would require Reynolds to sell four established brands to Imperial Tobacco Group's (ITG) U. S. subsidiary ITG Brands.

Under the Lorillard's sale to Reynolds, ITG would take control over Lorillard's manufacturing, headquarters and research operations in Greensboro.

The operations presently employ 2,900 people. Lorillard in a published report said that the workers will more likely work at Reynolds or ITG.

Endo International PLC sells Men’s Health and Prostate Businesses to Boston Scientific

Endo International PLC sells Men’s Health and Prostate Businesses to Boston Scie

On Monday, the pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Endo International PLC, announced to sell its men’s health and prostate businesses. According to the announcement made by the company, the businesses will be sold to Boston Scientific Corp., manufacturer and marketer of medical devices.

According to the company, it has agreed to sell the businesses for $1.6 billion. While confirming the purchase, Boston Scientific Corp. said that deal value includes additional $50 million in milestone based on 2016 sales.

As per reports, shares of Endo fell less than 1% in premarket trading as the global specialty healthcare company gave quiet guidance for the year. On the other side, after the purchase, shares of Boston Scientific climbed by more than 1%.

Suicide rate among middle-aged Americans Rose at onset of financial crisis in 2007

Suicide rate among middle-aged Americans Rose at onset of financial

A new study published Friday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has linked sharp increase in suicide rates in the years after 2007 with Great Recession.

The study authors noted that the number suicide among middle-aged people in the US aged 40 to 64 have been increasing since 1999. But the rates for the age group have picked up markedly since the onset of the Great Recession.

In order to estimate suicides among people in 16 states, the researchers examined data from the National Violent Death Reporting System, which is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and shares detailed information about the circumstances behind all types of deaths.

Health claims rising among youngsters in NCR: Survey

health-insurance-claimsNew Delhi, Dec 26 : Frequency of health claims is on the rise among the younger age-groups -- six-18 years and 19-25 years, reveals a survey conducted over the last three years by an insurance company.

According to the survey, fever and common infections saw high incidence rates in the national capital region (NCR), rising from 19.5 percent in 2011-2012 to 26.3 percent in 2013-2014 (April-September).

Except Noida, where the trend shows a decline in claims among younger age-groups, areas like Delhi, Faridabad and Gurgaon have recorded a steady rise in health-related ailments.

Government extends enrolment deadline by one day

Government extends enrolment deadline by one dayThe US government has extended the deadline for signing up for the health insurance under the new healthcare law.

The Obama administration announced that it will keep accepting applications today for signing up for the new system. The White House officials have said that there was high demand for one day extension of the health insurance.

Anthem Blue Cross offers brief extension on policies

Anthem Blue Cross offers brief extension on policiesAnthem Blue Cross of California has said that it will offer a brief extension on polices to some of its customers as the country faces issues relating to terminated health insurance policies.

The company said that it extended the time period of the customers after failed to issue timely notices allowing around 104,000 consumers with expiring policies to continue having their polices until 28 February, 2014. Customers who purchased policies before the March

Dengue leaves over 120 Agra prisoners ill

Dengue leaves over 120 Agra prisoners illAgra, Oct 28 - Over 120 prisoners and the deputy superintendent of the central jail here have been admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with dengue fever, authorities said.

The prisoners and the jail's Deputy Superintendent K. P. Singh were admitted to the district hospital and the SN Medical College hospital.

Officials said 100 patients were being treated in the SN Medical College hospital while 23 were in the district hospital.

Supreme Court orders government to put clinical trail mechanism in place

Supreme Court orders government to put clinical trail mechanism in placeIndia apex court, the Supreme Court on Thursday criticized the central government for failing to check the number of deaths and severe effects of clinical trials in the country.

The court ordered the Union health secretary to oversee implementation of the mechanism for supervision and security for clinical trials of new drugs on human beings. The court referred to a report by a parliamentary committee that said that foreign pharmaceutical multinational companies are involved in clinical trials of new drugs in the country.

Any dream of reducing tobacco production will just remain a dream: ITGA chief

Any dream of reducing tobacco production will just remain a dream: ITGA chief The proposed World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines will only ruin the livelihoods of millions of farmers in the tobacco growing countries, instead of producing the desired results, according to International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA).

ITGA Chief Executive Officer Antonio Abrunhosa said that proposed guidelines, if implemented, would only lead to shifting of the tobacco production to other countries which aren’t a party to the treaty.

New mosquito species may be responsible for rising number of dengue cases

New mosquito species may be responsible for rising number of dengue casesHealth officials have raised concerns that the recently detected new species of mosquito, Aedes Albopictus, may be capable of resisting traditional forms of control.

A senior health official in Delhi said that they were studying the new species of the mosquito to determine if it was responsible for the increasing cases of dengue.

Speaking on the topic, the official said, “It may or may not be behind the increased incidence of dengue this year. We are still studying it, and devising a control mechanism.”

3-month-old open-heart surgery survivor becomes latest Internet sensation

3-month-old open-heart surgery survivor becomes latest Internet sensationThe 3-month-old baby boy Joey Powling Jr who recently survived open-heart surgery has become the latest sensation on the Internet; with the newborn’s post-surgery picture posted on Reddit garnering comments from people all over the world.

Joey’s post-operation photo – which was clicked by his mother Sarah Prowling; and posted to Reddit by Sarah’s brother Matt Tassone – has been viewed by over one million people worldwide; with comments galore on how ‘cute’ Joey is.

Assam Administration To Offer Up Free Treatment To Kids With Leukaemia

Assam Administration To Offer Up Free Treatment To Kids With LeukaemiaAssam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made announcement about the launching of a scheme on June 02 under which kids below 12 years of age suffering from Leukemia will be offered cure free of cost.

Mr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “We are working on a scheme under which free treatment will be provided to children below 12 years who suffer from leukaemia. You all know that this cancer is very common in this part of the country and the treatment of leukaemia is very costly.”

Wipro Pockets 10 Year Pact From Manipal Health Enterprises

Wipro Pockets 10 Year Pact From Manipal Health EnterprisesWipro Infotech, the India and Middle East IT biz division of Wipro, announced that it has pocketed a 10 year deal from Manipal Health Enterprises.

As part of the agreement, Wipro will put its Hospital Information System (HIS) solution and data migration services into practice across Manipal Group Hospitals.

Financial information linked to the contract was not disclosed thus far.

Kerala Places Total Ban On Pan Masala & Its Variants

Kerala Places Total Ban On Pan Masala & Its VariantsCiting growing occurrence of illnesses such as oral cancer, the Congress-led UDF administration in the state of Kerala placed a total ban on the fabrication and sale of gutka and paan masala containing tobacco with immediate effect.

Declaring the verdict at a press meeting, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy stated that the ban on gutka and paan masala having tobacco and nicotine was imposed under the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Regulation Act, 2011.

Narayana Hrudayalaya, HCL Join Hands For Healthcare Info System

Narayana Hrudayalaya, HCL Join Hands For Healthcare Info SystemNarayana Hrudayalaya (NH) Hospitals has inked a 5-year technology pact with HCL Infosystems to roll out hospital information system, which handles patient documentations and other hospital statistics on cloud infrastructure.

With this, HCL's blu (enterprise cloud's infrastructure) will be positioned crosswise 22 NH medical institutions comprising the ones in different cities comprising Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Jamshedpur and Jaipur.

4 More Kids Expire In J&K Hospital; Toll Reaches 362

4 More Kids Expire In J&K Hospital; Toll Reaches 362With four more baby demises at the G B Pant Children’s Hospital during the past 24-hours, Jammu and Kashmir administration on May 19 fired the Medical Superintendent in just 48-hours after his nomination.

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was in Srinagar regarding Congress meet, stated that the baby deaths at G B Pant was a “matter of disgrace”.

As per official sources, four babies expired at the hospital during the intervening night of May 18 and 19.

Kashmir Horror: 358 Children Die At GB Pant Hospital In 138 Days

Kashmir Horror: 358 Children Die At GB Pant Hospital In 138 DaysDistressed by large number of kids’ deaths in Srinagar’s GB Pant children hospital, Jammu and Kashmir administration, on May 16, ordered an upper-level enquiry to look into the alarming fatality rate in the hospital.

The administration selected director of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Showkat Zargar as the investigation officer and asked him to forward the report on the causes behind the children’s demise in a period of one week.

Delhi Appoints 522 Physicians In New Cadre

Delhi Appoints 522 Physicians In New CadreIn a bid to bridge the crunch of physicians in administrative hospitals, Delhi health division has nominated 318 general duty medics and 204 non-teaching specialist physicians in the newly set up Delhi Health Service Cadre.

Delhi administration owns 32 major medical institutions and 250 dispensaries crosswise the city.

Dr. AK Walia, Delhi health minister stated, “Thus far, these hospitals were manned by doctors from the central health service.”




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