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Viral fevers rampant in Vijayawada surroundings


Vijayawada: Vijayawada city is in the grip of viral fevers for the past 15 days. A large number of fever cases are being reported at several hospitals in the city daily.
Though the health service

Blood tests spot gene flaws

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Hyderabad: Compulsory blood screening for couples would go a long way in reducing genetic disorders, claimed researchers and gynaecologists during World Preven-tion Day of Genetic Diso-rders and Birt

Centre will set up 20 new state cancer institutes: Ghulam Nabi Azad


New Delhi: The Centre will set up 20 new state cancer institutes across the country along with 23 new tertiary cancer centres to address the increased requirement of cancer-related treatments in the

Government to bear babus' medical treatment expenses abroad,air fare


New Delhi: Bureaucrats and their dependent family members can now get complex medical treatment abroad at state expense and also get their airfare reimbursed under government's new rules that comes a

Girl beats ‘high risk’ pregnancy


Bengaluru: When she was told in the 35th week of her pregnancy that she had a rare congenital heart defect called Ebstein’s Anomaly, 21-year-old S.C. Bhavya of Harohalli had almost lost hope that she

Dept inspects Tamil Nadu mid-day meal centres


Chennai: The state food safety department has taken samples from mid-day meal centres across Tamil Nadu and also inspected the centres to assess the quality of food prepared and the environment in wh

Army raids on biriyani kitchen in Chennai


Chennai: The army on Thursday ‘raided’ the main kitchen of a popular biriyani chain, seized the cooking equipment and sealed the place as it was situated within the St Thomas Mount Cantonment area wi

It's official: Pregnant women to get free medical treatment from conception

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Jaipur: The Centre will provide free pre-natal health care and ambulance facilities to pregnant women across the country, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced on Tuesday.
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Monsoon triggers asthma cases


Bengaluru: The monsoon has brought relief to the city, but it has also spawned an army of viruses. Hospitals in the city have been seeing an increase in the number of chronic obstructive airways dise

Mandela’ health is in God’ hands now, says ex-wife Winnie

As the world prayed for the speedy recovery of ailing peace icon Nelson Mandela, his former wife said that it was extremely painful to see the anti-apartheid leader’ present state of health but it was “God’s wish”.

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