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Gaming addiction classified as ‘mental health disorder’ by WHO

The WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a reference bible of recognized and diagnosable diseases, describes addiction to digital and video gaming as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” that becomes so extensive it “takes precedence over other life interests”. The WHO’s expert on mental health and substance ... Read More »

Poor posture & health problems: Causes and Precautions

Prolonged sittings and wrong posture may lead to many health problems, like neck pain or backache. Doctors suggest that one should avoid sitting in one posture for a longer duration and keep the back straight while sitting. Doing desk jobs and long periods of sitting day-in and day-out can impact ... Read More »

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s health condition stable: AIIMS

Former PM Manmohan Singh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat were among the leaders who visited AIIMS to enquire about his health. In a statement, the AIIMS said, “His condition is stable. He is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics. All his vital parameters are stable. He will continue to ... Read More »

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s health condition stable

  The condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to AIIMS for Health check up yesterday, is stable. He is responding to treatment and is on injectable antibiotics.  According to the statements issued today by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS)  bulletin, Atal Bihari ... Read More »

JP Nadda reviews public health measures for Nipah Virus disease

The deadly disease has affected two districts of the state — Kozhikode and Malappuram — and the centre had issued guidelines including advisories for general public, health care personnel and laboratories.  The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was monitoring the situation in various states through (Integrated Disease Control Surveillance ... Read More »

15th Finance Commission constitutes panel for health sector

The role and functions of the High Level Group on Health Sector will be: ·      To evaluate the existing regulatory framework in the Health sector and examine its strength and weaknesses for enabling a balanced yet faster expansion of the health sector keeping in view India’s demographic profile; ·      To ... Read More »

Amid Fears Of Nipah Virus, Health Ministry Issues Advisory

NEW DELHI:  Amid fears that Nipah virus has spread to other states such as Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, the Union Health Ministry tonight issued an advisory for general public and healthcare personnel mentioning the preventive measures they should adopt in high-risk areas, along with information on how the disease spreads and ... Read More »