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Nonprofits battle health insurance misinformation

NEW ORLEANS: Nonprofit groups preparing to help people in Louisiana sign up for insurance under the federal health care law say they have had to battle misinformation and misconceptions about… Read more »

Enroll America organizer Neil Rickett visits restaurants and bars to make a pitch for health coverage to bartenders, waitresses and other staffers, in Philadelphia.

Health care push comes to bars, nail salons

COLUMBUS, Ohio: The pitch for health care coverage is being made at nail salons, pizzerias, mosques and even bars. As the second enrollment period under President Barack Obama’s health care… Read more »

B R Shetty

Indian to set up pharma plant in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: A UAE-based prominent Indian businessman will invest over USD 266 million to establish a pharmaceutical plant in Saudi Arabia that would manufacture medicine for cancer and dengue. B R… Read more »


160 Chinese health workers in Liberia to fight Ebola

MONROVIA: A contingent of 160 Chinese healthcare workers has arrived in Liberia to staff a USD 41 million Ebola treatment unit in the country the hardest-hit by the deadly virus,… Read more »

Women died after sterilzation surgeries

Surgeon behind botched surgeries held, blames administration

RAIPUR: The surgeon, who has been arrested for conducting 83 sterilization surgeries at a village in Bilaspur district that left 12 women dead, today accused the administration of framing him and… Read more »

President Obama meets with congressional leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House

White House and Republican leadership spar

WASHINGTON: Within days of Republicans gaining hold of the US Congress, the White House and Grand Old Party leadership appeared to be headed for confrontation over the crucial immigration reforms…. Read more »


Cuba plans to introduce Ayurveda in medical care, curriculum

NEW DELHI: Despite having one of the world’s best health-care infrastructure, Cuba wants to introduce Ayurveda in the country’s medical system to “prevent” diseases. “Our former president Fidel Castro loves… Read more »


Philips Healthcare aims to cover 30,000 beds

NEW DELHI: Philips Healthcare is aiming to provide electronic intensive care units (eICU) services in up to 30,000 beds in hospitals of tier II and III cities in the next… Read more »


Turmeric compound can relieve inflammation

WASHINGTON: A drug based on curcumin, a compound found in the humble turmeric, may combat inflammation observed in many diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis, a new… Read more »


Ohio to turn over results of breath-alcohol tests

COLUMBUS, Ohio: The state Department of Health plans to provide defense attorneys with old test results from alcohol breath-test machines after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that defendants in drunken… Read more »

The Fletcher Allen Health Care hospital in Burlington, Vt. Vermont’s largest hospital is getting a new name.

Vermont’s largest hospital getting new name

MONTPELIER, Vt.: Vermont’s largest hospital is getting a new name designed to reflect its affiliation with the University of Vermont’s medical school. Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington has become… Read more »

Laundry detergent packets are held for a photo, in Chicago. Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.

Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent ‘pods’

CHICAGO: Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma… Read more »


Nadda has not done anything wrong, says Jaitley

NEW DELHI: The government has brushed aside AAP’s criticism over appointment of J P Nadda as Health Minister and said the newly inducted minister has no conflict of interest in… Read more »


Health Transformations meet highlights importance of tele-medicine

FREMONT, CA: Silicon Valley Health Transformations 3.0 meet up was held at Japra Vineyards on Oct 30 in Fremont, California. The purpose of the meet-up was to assist entrepreneurs and… Read more »


Indian American surgeons meet in SF

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Indian American Surgical Association held its second annual meeting in San Francisco on Sunday, October 26. Surgeons of Indian origin practicing in the US and India, fellows,… Read more »

Dr MK Raizada

Ebola knocks on the doors of USA! What next?

Named after the river along which the virus is believed to have originated in 1976, Ebola virus disease (EVD) has resurfaced again with much more intensity. The numbers speak the story themselves… Read more »


Cancer cell fingerprints in blood may speed up diagnosis

LONDON: Scientists have identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood that could one day help doctors diagnose a range of children’s cancers faster and more accurately. Researchers, from the University… Read more »


NYC doctor with Ebola upgraded to stable condition

NEW YORK: A New York doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in Guinea has been upgraded from serious but stable condition to stable condition, hospital officials said,… Read more »


Modi wants ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’ as tools for healthcare

MUMBAI: Describing neonatal and maternal mortality rates as a matter of grave concern, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said his government wanted to effectively use its ‘Make in India’ and… Read more »


Junk food brands using Facebook to target young people

MELBOURNE: Junk food brands are engaging with young Facebook users to promote unhealthy foods which can contribute to obesity and lifestyle diseases, a new study has found. Researchers at the… Read more »