Fire Service blames AIIMS for losses in fire
  • Fire Service blames AIIMS for losses in fire(21 minutes ago)
    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Fire Service (DFS) chief Vipin Kental on Sunday said the damage due to the blaze at AIIMS could have avoided had the hospital administration been careful about exits and open spaces and if its security staff had been more alert.
  • 39 mn people suffer from hunger in Latin America: FAO(07:30)
    Montevideo, Aug 18 (IANS) An increase in the number of people suffering from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, now totaling 39 million, is a cause of concern for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), according to its deputy representative for that region.
Death toll in dengue outbreak hits 40 in Bangladesh
Major fire in AIIMS, Emergency wing closed (2nd Lead)
  • Major fire in AIIMS, Emergency wing closed (2nd Lead)(22:56)
    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A major fire broke out on a second floor of a building in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) complex on Saturday evening. No casualty was reported but as a precautionary measure, the adjacent Emergency department has been closed and patients shifted elsewhere even as efforts to douse the blaze are on.
Delhi's air quality improves to 'Good', best in years
  • Delhi's air quality improves to 'Good', best in years(21:56)
    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi hasn't breathed this clean in years. Rainfall in and around brought the capital's air quality on Saturday to the "good" condition, while PM 2.5 levels, recorded at 15 by the US Embassy and 17 by Safar, were the lowest in this year.
Death toll in Bangladesh dengue outbreak hits 40
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now (Lead)
  • Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now (Lead)(17:54)
    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out on two floors of a building in the AIIMS hospital here, leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday. No casualties have been reported so far.
Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now
  • Fire breaks out in AIIMS, under control now(17:44)
    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A fire broke out at the first and the second floor of the PC building in the AIIMS hospital here leading to panic among the people in the premier medical institution, officials said on Saturday.
11 lose sight after botched surgery in Indore (Lead)
  • 11 lose sight after botched surgery in Indore (Lead)(16:28)
    By Chandrakant Naidu
    Bhopal, Aug 17 (IANS) Eleven persons lost their vision to different degrees following suspected infection after they were operated upon for cataract in Indore Eye Hospital, a health official said on Saturday.
11 people lose sight after botched eye surgeries in Indore
New drug for pancreatic cancer shows promise in trial
Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study
Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed
  • Kids with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed(10:36)
    New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have found that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers -- one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator -- when symptoms occur.
Doctors can help parents talk with their kids about sex
People with HIV at increased risk of COPD: Study
  • People with HIV at increased risk of COPD: Study(09:38)
    London, Aug 17 (IANS) People living with HIV have a significantly elevated risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and coughs, heart disease, pregnancy mortality and sepsis, anemia and bone fractures, according to a study.
Telangana hospitals stop healthcare services
  • Telangana hospitals stop healthcare services(23:22)
    Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Healthcare services under Telangana's Arogyasri scheme came to a halt on Friday as about 240 private hospitals in the state stopped providing services over non-payment of dues to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore by the state government.
Medical college named after A.B. Vajpayee inaugurated
  • Medical college named after A.B. Vajpayee inaugurated(20:12)
    New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) On the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday inaugurated the medical college named after the late Prime Minister at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here.
  • Lonza India aims at 15% annual growth(18:34)
    New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Lonza India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Switzerland-based pharma and consumer healthcare integrated solutions provider Lonza, has said that the company aims to grow at 15 per cent per year and double its turnover in India by 2024.
124 people died of Dengue in Central America: UN
FDA approves new drug for deadly tuberculosis
  • FDA approves new drug for deadly tuberculosis(06:08)
    Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug for the treatment of a deadly type of treatment-resistant tuberculosis, one of the world's leading infectious causes of death.
Air pollution as bad as smoking a cigarette pack per day