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TFR among urban women was much lower 1.6 per cent than 2.1 per cent in rural women in 2019-21

India fertility rate drops to 2% on rising use of contraceptives, survey shows

Nov 25, 2021

India reported a dip in its total fertility rate in 2019-21 versus 2015-16 due to the increased use of contraceptives.

Five fatalities due to dengue were registered on Monday.

Delhi reports 1,200 dengue cases in October, highest in 4 years

Nov 03, 2021

The national capital had registered a higher count of 2,022 dengue cases for October in 2017, according to figures shared by civic authorities.

Tamil Nadu hosts largest vaccination drive with 30,000 camps

Oct 06, 2021

“Currently we have about 24 lakh vaccine doses in stock and expect another nine lakh to be sent from the Centre, totaling 33 lakh. we expect to have 25 lakh vaccines to conduct the fifth Mega Vaccination Camp," said State Health Minister Ma Subramanian.

Rates of medical procedures hiked under Ayushman Bharat

Oct 06, 2021

The rate for ICU with ventilator support has been revised by 100 per cent and without ventilator by 136 per cent. Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY covers 1,669 treatment procedures out of which 1,080 are surgical and 588 medical.

As part of the alliance, Tata AIA consumers can avail themselves of online medical consultations from verified doctors anywhere, anytime

Tata AIA Life Insurance, Practo join hands for online medical consultation

Sep 30, 2021

Tata AIA Life Insurance has extended online medical consultation through Practo to new eligible consumers of specified products, it said in a statement

A consensus has been arrived at on most issues after elaborate consultations with the industry and consumers, who had different opinions of this issue initially.

FSSAI planning to introduce 'front of package label' for junk foods

Sep 21, 2021

IIM Ahmedabad has been asked to conduct a survey on the nature of front-of-package labels in the interest of consumers, FSSAI CEO Arun Singhal said

The NHS said it wanted to recruit 140,000 volunteers in England to see how well the test worked as part of a randomised control trial

UK starts world's biggest trial of blood test to detect over 50 types of cancer

Sep 13, 2021

The Galleri test looks at the DNA in a patient's blood to determine if any come from cancer cells. Earlier diagnosis of cancers leads to dramatically increased survival rates.

The da Vinci Xi's innovative technology allows for complex cardiovascular surgeries to be performed through smaller incisions and precise motion control

Apollo Hospitals' Bengaluru unit claims completion of 100 robotic cardiac surgeries

Sep 06, 2021

Apollo Hospitals said that doctors at its Bangalore hospital had also performed a complex mitral valve cardiac surgery using robotic-assisted minimally invasive "da Vinci robotic system in under 70 minutes, a landmark achievement in interventional cardiology"

All of the experts said that supportive care was the only mode of treatment as there is no cure or vaccine for Nipah

Advent of Nipah amid COVID-19 pandemic puts Kerala health system on heightened alert

Sep 05, 2021

The central government has rushed a team from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to provide support to the state, where a 12 year-old boy died due to Nipah on Sunday and two others displayed symptoms of the virus infection.

In case of a sudden deterioration, call an ambulance immediately. Tell the operator you have COVID

COVID can worsen quickly at home. Here's when to call an ambulance

Sep 04, 2021

With COVID-19, the natural course of the infection varies. What starts out with cold and flu-like symptoms can lead to breathing difficulties within five days

The ayurvedic wellness centre will be spread over a 40,000 sq ft area.

Rs 100 cr luxury Ayurveda wellness resort project to come up in Kolkata by Dec

Aug 22, 2021

South City Ayurvedic Wellness Centre in partnership with the Carnoustie group is being executed by South City projects just 16-km from Science City on the way to Sunderbans