Mizoram records highest rate of HIV among pregnant women in the country

Mizoram records highest rate of HIV among pregnant women in the country

AIZAWL, 3 April, 2018: With 1.19 per cent HIV positive cases among pregnant women, Mizoram has recorded the highest rate of HIV among pregnant women. According to the Mizoram State Aids Control Society (MSACS) officials, the percentage of HIV prevalence among pregnant women in Mizoram is the highest in India, higher than the national average of […]

Sikkim becomes first Indian state to completely ban the import and sale of non-organic fruits and vegetables

Sikkim becomes first Indian state to completely ban the import and sale of non-organic fruits and vegetables

GANGTOK, 2 April 2018: On Sunday, Sikkim became the first state in India to completely ban the import and sale of non-organic agricultural produce which includes fruits and vegetables within its boundaries under the Sikkim Organic Mission. “Officers will inspect markets throughout the state, and if any vendor is found selling the banned vegetables and […]

Mizoram: More than 300 HIV related deaths during current year

Mizoram: More than 300 HIV related deaths during current year

AIZAWL, 2 April 2018: The Mizoram government has so far recorded 322 cases of HIV related deaths, Health minister Lal Thanzara said. Responding to questions raised by Aizawl West II legislator Lalruatkima, Mizoram Health minister Lal Thanzara said that as many as 322 HIV AIDS related deaths are recorded during the current financial year. “The […]

How much do you know about Gastro-Intestinal Cancer? – India’s new silent killer!

How much do you know about Gastro-Intestinal Cancer? – India’s new silent killer!

February 7, 2018: Gastro intestinal cancer happens when the Gastro- Intestinal system gets infected by the Helicobacter Pylori virus. It is classified into 5 primary types of cancer, namely Gastric Cancer, Colo Rectal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Pancreatic Cancer, each of which should be detected and treated on time, CMRI Dr Sanjay De […]

‘Extinct’ medicinal plant used for treating cancer & HIV re-discovered in Assam

‘Extinct’ medicinal plant used for treating cancer & HIV re-discovered in Assam

IANS | Guwahati, Feb 5, 2018: Over a century after it was first documented and feared to have gone extinct, a rare plant species that contains anti-carcinogenic properties has been rediscovered by a forest officer in Assam. Popularly known in Assamese as Gandheli, the plant species, Nothapodytes nimmoniana, was rediscovered by Forest Officer Jatindra Sarma recently […]