Health News Headlines

18-hour-old undergoes open heart surgery

New Delhi , March 31

An 18-hour-old infant underwent an open heart surgery at a hospital here, and doctors said on Tuesday that the boy was now in a stable condition.

CAG raps Odisha government over health institutions

Bhubaneswar , March 31

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped the Odisha government for failing to regulate private clinical establishments (CEs) and allowing them to violate various norms, a report said on Tuesday.

Afghan boy successfully undergoes cancer surgery in Delhi

New Delhi , March 31

A 15-year-old Afghan boy, who was suffering from severe cancer of the intestine, successfully underwent surgery here, hospital authorities said on Tuesday.

Swine flu toll rises to 22 in Himachal

Shimla , March 31

The toll due to swine flu rose to 22 in Himachal Pradesh, Health Minister Kaul Singh said on Tuesday.

'Address malnutrition, relook budget cuts in children's schemes'

Kolkata , March 31

The Indian chapter of a French humanitarian organisation is urging President Pranab Mukherjee and the Narendra Modi-led government to relook the budget for 2015-16 and give malnutrition the priority it deserves in the light of the drastic cuts in children's schemes and programmes.

Resentment over hold on tobacco pictorial warnings

New Delhi , March 31

The central government's decision to postpone implementation of pictorial warnings that asked for more space on tobacco packaging from April 1 has saddened many, including health associations.

Make food safety a priority: WHO

New Delhi , March 31

The World Health Organisation(WHO) on Tuesday urged each nation in the South-East Asia region to make food safety a priority.

Fasting-drugs combo may replace chemotherapy

New York , March 31

Fasting combined with a less-toxic class of drugs may starve cancer cells to death so effectively that the new treatment may one day replace chemotherapy, suggests new research.

How maternal diet influences offspring's body weight

New York , March 31

Consuming a high-fat diet during pregnancy and lactation may put your offspring at higher risk of obesity later in life, a recent research has found.

Cancer treatment breakthrough by Australian researcher

Sydney , March 31

An all-new generation of long-lasting drugs for melanoma, a type of skin cancer, may flow from a new discovery by an Australian researcher.