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WHO releases new guidelines to manage childhood obesity

With increasing evidence that childhood obesity is a “global epidemic”, affecting even the poorer nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on how trained professionals can ...Read More...

Free mid-day meals for new mothers in Karnataka

Bangalore: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, the Karnataka Chief Minister  launched the Mathru Poorna scheme meant to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating ...Read More...

Kala-azar: The disease that just won’t go away

By: Jacob Koshy At 17, Rohim Sarkar weighs as much as the average 11-year-old. When shirtless, each of the seven pairs of bones that make up his upper ribcage ...Read More...

Controversy surrounds abortions for Downs syndrome in Iceland

A recent article from CBS News proclaims that “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.” The operative word here is “births.” Has Iceland discovered, through ...Read More...

Indian town where mental illness is deeply misunderstood

The village of Sailani in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra is deceivingly normal on the surface — few eateries, couple of medical shops and clinics, cassette shops, bus and ...Read More...

Zika virus : Health department issues alert

Varanasi: After the detection of first cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, the health department in Varanasi has issued an alert suggesting dos and don’ts for preventing and controlling ...Read More...

Artificial womb trials raises hope for premature babies

An artificial womb designed to support critically premature babies has been demonstrated successfully in animals for the first time, in an advance that could transform the lives of the ...Read More...

How boy’s death gave parents medical brainwave

By Kirstie Brewer Diamo Parvez was born with cerebral palsy and died from complications when he was nine years old. During his life his parents were constantly struggling to ...Read More...

Social media ‘increases loneliness’ : Study

Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are causing more people to feel alone, according to US psychologists. A report suggests that more than two hours of social ...Read More...

Doctors Against Corruption demands centralized counseling

Mangaluru: “The Young Doctors wing of the Indian Medical Association is holding a state-wide campaign to safeguard the interests of all merit students from Karnataka, to resurrect social justice ...Read More...
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