AIIMS faculty opposes land sale for building houses

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Faculty Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday urged the government to reconsider its decision to monetise AIIMS land and instead provide funds to construct accommodation for doctors and staff of the institute. “We appeal to the government to reconsider its decision to monetise AIIMS land […]

Kajol stresses on targeted programmes for handwashing behaviour

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Bollywood actress Kajol, who has been an active spokesperson for hygiene promotion among children, says advocating causes is important but specific programmes targeted on solving the root problem are necessary. Associated with Lifebuoy’s campaign since its inception, Kajol, the Help A Child Reach 5 Handwashing Ambassador, said in a statement: “As […]

India to take full membership of International Vaccine Institute

New Delhi, Jan 18 : A Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a proposal for India taking full membership of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) Governing Council. The move involves the payment of an annual contribution of $5,00,000 to the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), Seoul, South Korea. The International […]

Magic bullets of DNA for low cost breast cancer detection

Kolkata, Jan 18 : Indian scientists have designed high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection, which they claim can bring down costs of diagnostics ten-fold. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology – Guwahati relied on ‘magic bullets’ of science, a class of molecules called aptamers, that can bind to virtually any molecule, clasping […]

Government to set up 1,000 Janaushadhi Kendras

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The central government on Wednesday said it aims to set up 1,000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJK) in both urban and rural areas as part of its “Mission 3000” Kendras. The central government aims to open 3,000 PMBJKs by March 2017. According to Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, a […]

Former US President Bush hospitalised

Houston, Jan 18 : Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said. According to Becker, the 92-year-old who is in Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Centre here is in stable condition and “doing fine”. He is expected to go home in […]