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Hepatitis C Patients Say Cutbacks Block Vital Drugs

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A lot of hepatitis C sufferers and their supporters protested in Madrid, complaining that public spending cuts were cutting off access to a drug that could cure the deadly liver illness. People infected with the virus have been occupying the October 12 Hospital in southern Madrid for a week demanding the government authorise doctors to prescribe the drug more widely. On Saturday several hundred patients and their backers, yelling and waving banners, ...

Officials With Specially-Abled Children Exempted from Compulsory Transfer

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Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the government has exempted officials with specially-abled children from compulsory transfer. "Some children need special attention from their parents; such officials will be exempted from such provisions (transfer). It will not be mandatory for them to change their place of work," Jitendra Singh said here while launching the Ministry's E-book on Good Governance Simplified. ...

West Bengal Transport Minister's Health Condition Stable

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Pradeep Kumar Mitra, the director of SSKM Hospital, said that West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra's health condition was stable. "Today medical board again said with all the members and they have critically analyzed the different reports. So far, I heard just now from the chairman of the board, Dr. Shivananda Dutta, that they have taken the decision of discharging Madan Mitra from hospital with some suggestions," Mitra told the media here. Earlier ...

Migrant Baby Baptised by Italian Medics Who Delivered Him

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A baby born at sea after his Nigerian mother was plucked from a floundering migrant boat on Christmas Day by the Italian navy has been baptised Testimony Salvatore in honour of the medics who delivered him. The two-day old infant, who weighed in at 2.7 kilogrammes (just under six pounds), and his 28-year-old mother were both recovering in hospital on Saturday after what was a smooth delivery in testing circumstances, according to the gynaecologist who oversaw it. ...

New Cardiac Technologies Will Help Treat the Patients Better

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Scientists has made a lot of new cardiac technologies that will help treat the patients better in the coming year 2015. The American College of Cardiology has jotted down some advanced technologies like wearable technologies, possible changes to stenting practices, state legislation on energy drinks, expanded use of minimally invasive heart repair procedures, and the development of a new class of cholesterol lowering drugs that would make news in 2015. Wearable ...

Swine Flu Death: Union Health Minister Says No Need to Panic

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Two days after a woman died due to the swine flu in Ghaziabad, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said there was no need to panic over the disease. "I want to assure people there is no need to panic, Health Ministry is capable enough to deal with it. 17 government hospitals in Delhi have adequate medical facilities to deal with this disease," said Nadda. The Health Minister appealed people to visit nearest the government hospital if any case of swine flu ...

Jessica Alba Teaches Real Meaning of Beauty to Her Young Daughters

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The 'Sin City' star, Jessica Alba has recently revealed her secret of how she teaches her young daughters the real meaning of beauty. The star told in a cover interview with a magazine that she had always told her daughters Honor and Haven that beauty is being kind, and helping people, E! Online reported. The 33-year-old actress mentioned that she had always opted for a different approach for bringing up her daughters than the one she grew up with, ...

Jaundice Outbreak Exposes Flaws in Odisha's Health-care System

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The public health challenges that Odisha had to deal with through out 2014 have exposed flaws in the state emhealth/emi-/iemcare system/em. Jaundice, dengue, cholera and encephalitis took a heavy toll on the people across the state. The jaundice or Hepatitis E outbreak has persisted in Sambalpur city since mid-2014. The disease took an acute shape in the later part of the year. Jaundice has so far claimed 17 lives (unofficial ...