Category Archives: Health

Aadhaar not must for Ayushman Bharat

The government clarified on Thursday that Aadhaar card was not mandatory for taking benefits under Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission. Nobody would be denied health facilities for not having an Aadhaar number. A Health Ministry release said that ABNHPM guidelines on beneficiary identification

Fruit bats identified as source of Nipah virus spread

Fruit bats were the source of Nipah virus which created havoc in Kerala’s Kozhikode in May according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), an official said on Tuesday. Kerala Health Secretary Rajiv Sadanandan said that tests of the first batch of 21 bats

Jammu and Kashmir gears up to meet any eventuality due to floods

Timely action by the authorities on Saturday saved south Kashmir’s Pampore town from being inundated as the flood situation continued to remain grim in the Kashmir Valley. Police, roads and buildings department and the border roads organisation personnel plugged a breach in the embankment of

How meditation can reduce body inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s first line of defense. Anytime we have disease or injury, body heals it by producing inflammation. Increase in blood flow and white cells at the injury site produces redness, swelling, heat and pain. Inflammation is therefore like a fire burning inside

Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: PM Modi

PM Modi on International Yoga day has said that yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally. “Yoga has become one of the most powerful unifying forces in the world.

Motorcyclist on a multi-nation anti-plastic mission

With India estimated to generate 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, media professional Abhimanyu Chakrovorthy, 31, has set off on a 10,000 km crowdfunded motorcycle expedition through India and five neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to spread awareness of its pernicious effects and to encourage

Vajpayee fine, likely to fully recover in few days: AIIMS

 Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is responding well to treatment and is likely to fully recover in a few days, the AIIMS said on Wednesday. “He has shown significant improvement with treatment. His kidney function has improved with good urine output. His blood pressure,

Nipah Virus The New Menace in Kerala

World Health Organisation describes Nipah Virus as a newsly emerging infectious disease which leads to severe illness in animals and humans. The virus is also called NiV infection and is often deadly. It has engulfed several people in Kerala’s Kozhikode district with panic spreading fast