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National AIDS Control Organisation was constituted as a division of the ministry of Health and Family Welfare govt. of India in 1992 owing to the scrutinisation of AIDS disease in 1986 in India for the first time. As it was the need of hour to check the disease from its very 1st appearance NACO took various measures to prevail awareness among the denizens of India like not to resort to those activities that will be the cause for the spread of the horrible disease. Such as it made aware the people how the disease spreads through unprotected sex, drugs etc. But later on it observed that unprotected sex is the chief cause to spread the tentacles of this disease mostly among the adults. To safeguard this it disseminated that before sex every body should go for various protective measures, opened infrastructure in hospitals to cure sexually transmitted diseases etc. Even NACO touted the govt. to commence sex education in the schools to make the students aware about the horrible effects of the disease and unsafe sex that may lead to annihilation of life.

UN calls for greater commitment to tackle AIDS

June 7, 2014 at 10:42 AM

United Nations, June 7 (IANS) UN officials warned that despite significant efforts, the AIDS epidemic is far from being totally wiped out and urged more investment and innovation was required to end the global epidemic.

Bieber's humanitarian side up - donates $545K for charity

May 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Cannes, May 25 (IANS) Troubled singer Justin Bieber, who has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, surprised guests at a celebrity gala here when he dropped $545K for charity.

Leonardo DiCaprio auctions space travel ticket

May 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Cannes, May 24 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio auctioned here a ticket for Virgin Galactic space trip 2015 for an international non-profit organisation that supports AIDS research.

I make her look good: Abhishek on Ash

May 23, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Cannes, May 23 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan seems to have fallen in love with his wife all over again. The actor, who joined the former beauty queen in the French Riviera, quips "I make her look good".

Lisa Ray to meet the pope (Movie Snippets)

May 20, 2014 at 6:34 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray is visiting Vatican City to meet the pope.

Now Aishwarya to walk Cannes red carpet May 20

May 17, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who missed the first of her two scheduled appearances at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival due to an air traffic controllers' strike in France, will now take to the red carpet at the gala May 20.

Now Aishwarya to walk Cannes red carpet May 20

May 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who missed the first of her two scheduled appearances at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival due to an air traffic controllers' strike in France, will now take to the red carpet at the gala May 20.

Cipla invests $21 mn in Chase to develop Alzheimer's drug

May 12, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Healthcare company Cipla Monday said it has invested $21 million in US-based Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation Inc through its wholly owned subsidiary, Britain-based Cipla (EU) Limited, to develop a drug for Alzheimer's disease.

India can be leader in supplying medicines: Cipla chairman

May 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India can be a global leader in supplying affordable and high quality medicines to the world, and especially to the underdeveloped countries where such medicines do not reach the poor because of their high cost and the monopoly of foreign manufacturers, said a leading entrepreneur.

Now buy condoms, healthcare products at Metro stations

May 1, 2014 at 8:31 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Healthcare products will now be available to Delhi Metro commuters through vending machines being set up at various stations, a contraceptive manufacturer said here Thursday.

Need to address Hepatitis C, drug use: experts

April 29, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) There was an urgent need to address issues like Hepatitis-C and adolescent drug use to prevent spread of HIV/AIDS, experts said Tuesday.

Low cholesterol in immune cells slows HIV progression: Study

April 29, 2014 at 4:14 PM

London, April 29 (IANS) Why some HIV-infected people experience much slower disease progression, even without medication? It has to do with cholesterol levels in specific immune cells, scientists have found.

Victoria Beckham may become AIDS charity ambassador

April 9, 2014 at 8:04 AM

London, April 9 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham is reportedly going to become an ambassador for United Nations campaign UNAIDS.

NCP to promote privatization of agriculture

April 7, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party said it would promote the privatization of agriculture, give reservations to the Muslims and Marathas and adopt zero tolerance to terror, in its election manifesto released here Monday.

Congress manifesto promises right to health

March 26, 2014 at 7:49 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday promised to scale up spending on healthcare and bring in a bill ensuring right to health if brought back to power after the general election.

Anand Sharma confers three women with CII Foundation Woman Exemplar Awards

March 26, 2014 at 7:49 PM

New Delhi, Mar.26 (ANI): The CII Foundation Woman Exemplar Awards were presented at the CII Annual Session on Wednesday.

HIV patients fatally shy from TB testing, treatment

March 24, 2014 at 6:35 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Though tuberculosis (TB) treatment is rendered free of cost in the country, HIV patients suffering from TB do not go to the TB centres and face enhanced danger of death, experts said Monday.

India still home to quarter of global TB cases (March 24 is World TB Day)

March 23, 2014 at 4:11 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Despite having a strong public sector programme to contain the disease, tuberculosis still remains a cause of concern for India, which has nearly a quarter of the global burden of TB, health experts said.

HIV patients 50 times more likely to develop TB (March 24 is World TB Day)

March 23, 2014 at 1:23 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) People infected with HIV have more chances of getting infected with tuberculosis - often fatally - and should get themselves tested in time as it can be cured if diagnosed early, experts said.

UN chief calls for global solidarity to eradicate TB

March 22, 2014 at 5:48 PM

United Nations, March 22 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday called for increased global solidarity to eradicate tuberculosis ahead of World Tuberculosis Day March 24.

Britney Spears had 'panic attack' at party

March 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Los Angeles, March 15 (IANS) Pop star Britney Spears reportedly suffered a panic attack during an Oscar party.

Director drops out of Freddie Mercury biopic due to 'creative differences'

March 14, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Washington, March 14 (ANI): Director Dexter Fletcher has cited 'creative differences' with producer Graham King as his reason for quitting the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic.

US reports rare female-to-female HIV case

March 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Washington, March 14 (IANS) A 46-year-old US woman is believed to have acquired HIV from her female partner in a rare case of female-to-female sexual transmission of the AIDS virus.

India, Africa should form working group on healthcare: Experts

March 10, 2014 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India and the African countries should mull forming a working group to explore healthcare cooperation, stakeholders and experts said here Monday.

India pledges new low-cost drugs to developing nations

March 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Stressing that India's pharmaceutical technology was appropriate for Africa, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said India is committed to making available to developing countries newer generation life-saving drugs also.

Gene therapy a probable way to control HIV

March 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Washington, March 6 (IANS) US researchers have said that they have used gene therapy involving genetically engineered T-cells to successfully decrease the amount of the AIDS virus in several patients taken off the antiretroviral drug therapy (ADT) entirely, which included one patient whose levels became undetectable.

Doctors hopeful of curing second baby born with AIDS virus

March 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment.

Scientists develop drug to protect against AIDS

March 5, 2014 at 6:33 AM

Washington, March 5 (IANS) A single injection of an experimental drug may someday protect people from infection with the AIDS virus for up to three months, a US study said Tuesday.

Jared Leto hasn't seen 'Dallas Buyers Club' yet

March 5, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actor Jared Leto might have won an Oscar for his performance in the movie "Dallas Buyers Club", but he still hasn't seen the film.

Lady Gaga, Kelly Osbourne end their feud

March 4, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Singers Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne seems to have buried the hatchet as they posed together for shutterbugs.

DiCaprio's Oscar loss garners mixed reaction online

March 3, 2014 at 7:37 PM

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Even after being praised for his performance in "The Wolf of Wall Street", actor Leonardo DiCaprio failed to win an Oscar this year and his loss has become a topic of discussion on microblogging website Twitter.

Britney Spears flaunts boobs at Elton John's Oscars watching party

March 3, 2014 at 6:01 PM

London, March 3 (ANI): Britney Spears was spotted flaunting her boobs at Elton John's annual AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party.

McConaughey drops out of 'True Detective'

March 3, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey says that he will not return for the second season of crime drama series "True Detective".

'Gravity' wins seven Oscars (Roundup)

March 3, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Space drama "Gravity" bagged awards in seven of the 10 categories it was nominated for at the 86th Academy Awards. It won the best director award for Alfonso Cuaron but best film title was clinched by real-life inspired "12 Years a Slave" here Sunday.

Matthew McConaughey takes home best actor Oscar

March 3, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Matthew McConaughey received Oscar for the best actor in a leading role for playing an AIDS patient in 'Dallas Buyers Club'. The award ceremony was held here Sunday.

Jared Leto pays tribute to mum in Oscar acceptance speech

March 3, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Washington, March 3 (ANI): Jared Leto paid tribute to his mother, Constance Leto, while accepting the best supporting actor trophy for 'Dallas Buyers Club' at the Oscars.

Leto takes home Oscar for best actor in a supporting role

March 3, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Actor-singer Jared Leto, who plays a transgender AIDS patient named Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club", was

Twitter could be used to monitor HIV, drug related behaviour: Study

March 2, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Washington, March 2 (ANI): Social media such as Twitter can be reportedly used for tracking HIV incidences and drug-related behaviors as well as for detecting and preventing outbreaks, according to a new UCLA-led study.

Challenging to ensure Leto doesn't look like a woman: Stylist

February 28, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) It seems actor Jared Leto's long and lustrous ombre locks are hard to manage.

Posh makes two day trip to South Africa to raise HIV awareness

February 27, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Victoria Beckham jetted to South Africa on Sunday to lend her support to a new health initiative to prevent the spread of HIV, it has been revealed.

McConaughey sees career reinvention as natural transition

February 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey, who has been associated with romantic-comedies for long, says he decided to play AIDS patient in "Dallas Buyers Club" because he wanted to "shake up" his relationship with his "career".

Garner disliked McConaughey's thin frame

February 25, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner says her co-star Matthew McConaughey's excessive weight loss for their Oscar-nominated film "Dallas Buyers Club" made her upset.

Richard Gere enjoys local food in Udaipur

February 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Udaipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian actress Lilette Dubey is helping her "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2" co-star Richard Gere develop a taste for Rajasthani dishes, and he is said to be trying them with fervour.

India joins US-led initiative to boost health security

February 20, 2014 at 3:34 PM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Despite the recent dissonance over quality of drugs and trade practices, India has joined a US-led initiative to build a global system to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases which could be launching specific projects to secure a healthier world.

Leto flirted with 'Dallas...' director for movie role

February 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) Oscar-nominated actor Jared Leto, who plays a transgender AIDS patient named Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club", said he flirted with director Jean-Marc Vallée for the role in the film.

Garner didn't know her character in 'Dallas...' was fictitious

February 19, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner said she had no idea that her character Eve Saks in the award-winning film "Dallas Buyers Club" was not a real person.

Marijuana may halt HIV spread

February 19, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has shown that chronic intake of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, can protect critical immune tissue in the gut from the damaging effects of HIV infection.

Myanmar, ADB to cooperate in poverty alleviation, HIV control

February 18, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Yangon, Feb 18 (IANS) The Myanmar government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will cooperate in poverty alleviation and expand HIV/AIDS control services to vulnerable groups in Myanmar's remote areas, official media reported Tuesday.

Health ministry gets Rs.30,145 crore in interim budget

February 17, 2014 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday allocated Rs.30,145 crore to the health ministry in the interim budget for 2014-15, a move hailed as "positive" by the health sector.

Jared Leto took 15 years to sign 'Dallas...'

February 17, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Oscar-nominated actor Jared Leto has said that he got the script of "Dallas Buyers Club" 15 years back, but he doesn't remember looking at it thoroughly.

McConaughey floored by 'Dallas...' dialogues

February 16, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey was "floored" by the dialogues which he got to deliver in the film "Dallas Buyers Club".

Never sat on make-up chair for 'Dallas...': Jennifer Garner

February 15, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner says she didn't need elaborate make-up for her role of a doctor in "Dallas Buyers Club".

Richard Gere to join 'The Best Exotic...' team in Udaipur

February 13, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Hollywood actor Richard Gere is reportedly set to join the crew of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2" in Udaipur in Rajasthan.

Fourth phase of AIDS control programme launched

February 12, 2014 at 6:54 PM

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The government Wednesday launched the fourth phase of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) at a whopping cost of Rs.142.95 billion.

Bill to end HIV/AIDS discrimination introduced

February 11, 2014 at 5:18 PM

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A bill aiming to protect people with HIV/AIDS against discrimination was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

Won't lose weight for role again: Jared Leto

February 10, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) After following extreme diet for "Dallas Buyers Club", actor Jared Leto says he will never lose weight for a film role again.

Jared Leto to take another break from acting

February 7, 2014 at 4:14 PM

London, Feb 7 (ANI): Jared Leto has revealed that he is considering taking another "five or six" years break from acting following his success with 'Dallas Buyers Club'.

When Matthew McConaughey worried about HIV

February 6, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey was so worried about the possibility of contracting HIV when he was a teenager that he spoke to three doctors about preventive measures.

DiCaprio is one of our generation's best actors: McConaughey

February 6, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey, who has been nominated in the best actor category in this year's Academy Awards along with Leonardo DiCaprio, has appreciated the latter's acting skills.

Rwandan woman kills husband over AIDS fear

February 6, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Kigali, Feb 6 (IANS) A Rwandan woman recently killed her husband after he inherited a widow whose husband is suspected to have died of the incurable AIDS, media reported Wednesday.

Vivek Murthy breezes through hearing for "America's doctor"

February 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, breezed through his confirmation hearing before a Senate panel even as several Republican senators expressed concern over his support for Obama's signature healthcare law.

High BP spreading quickly across the world

February 4, 2014 at 12:54 PM

London, Feb 4 (IANS) It is important for governments and aid agencies to quickly understand the risks related to high blood pressure (hypertension) as the lifestyle disease is fast spreading across the globe like HIV/AIDS once spread, says research.

'Benefits of science, technology should be sans borders'

February 3, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Jammu, Feb 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said implications of science should be universal without any monopoly.

Sex workers demand inclusion in policy making

February 3, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The All India Network of Sex Workers (AINSW) and other sex workers' community-based organisations (CBOs) Monday demanded that their opinions be taken into account in policy-making across all fields.

McConaughey`s drastic weight loss for Dallas Buyers Club killed his sex life

February 2, 2014 at 4:06 PM

London, February 2 (ANI): Matthew McConaughey has confessed that his sex life suffered when he lost a lot of weight for the film 'Dallas Buyers Club'.

Porn company fined $78K for allowing actors to perform without condoms

February 2, 2014 at 11:34 AM

London, February 2 (ANI): A San Francisco porn company has been fined 78,000 dollars for maintaining dangerous workplace conditions and allowing their performers to make films without using condoms.

In Taj city Agra, a monument to India-Japan love (Health Feature)

February 1, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Agra, Feb 1 (IANS) Just a few hundred metres from the Taj Mahal, there's another monument to love that few people know about or few tourists would care to visit. The Japanese-founded Jalma centre for leprosy treatment has completed more than four decades of service, treating thousands of ostracised patients, lepers, and has through research and investigations succeeded in bringing down the incidence of the debilitating disease.

AIDS Control Society in Imphal stages sit-in protest

January 31, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Imphal, Jan.31 (ANI): Workers of Manipur State AIDS Control Society Employees' Association staged a protest in Imphal, supporting a call given by the All India AIDS Control Employees Association.

Geranium root is potent HIV-1 killer

January 31, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): A new study has found that extracts of the geranium plant Pelargonium sidoides inactivate human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and prevent the virus from invading human cells.

Ray of hope for HIV patients

January 29, 2014 at 12:22 PM

New York, Jan 29 (IANS) In a significant discovery, researchers have identified a new protein that holds promise for the next-generation of anti-HIV drugs.

Aware, engaged youth can transform India: PM

January 28, 2014 at 6:14 PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Aware and engaged youth are the force that can transform India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday, urging people to be the change they wanted to see in society.

NCC has contributed towards nation-building, promoting social harmony: PM

January 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM

New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that the National Cadet Corps (NCC) has made immense contributions towards nation-building and the promotion of social harmony in the country.

Indian cyclist in Africa spreads HIV/AIDS awareness (Feature)

January 24, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Addis Ababa, Jan 24 (IANS) He'd been captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan and escaped a bomb blast in Iraq. His bicycle's been stolen six times but Somen Debnath from the eastern Indian state of West Bengal is determined to complete his mission to pedal 200,000 km to 191 countries by 2020 and reach out to 20 million people to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS. Now on his fourth foray, this time to Africa, he intends covering 40 countries on the continent.

Relief India Trust: Working with the disempowered

January 21, 2014 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) At noon on six days every week, Aryan, 8, makes a dash to a stall in his slum in north Delhi - and returns satiated and smiling. The reason? It is the only time he gets to enjoy a full meal for free, and is treated like the child that he is.

Barkha Bisht to feature in 'Yeh Hai Aashiqui' (TV Snippets)

January 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Small screen actress Barkha Bisht will essay an AIDS victim in an upcoming episode of popular TV show "Yeh Hai Aashiqui".

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to adopt again?

January 15, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly want to extend their family and are planning to adopt again.

Big B proud, happy with India's polio-free status

January 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for polio eradication, is happy that WHO has declared India polio-free.

US judge rules Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

January 15, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Washington, Jan. 15 (ANI): A federal judge has ruled that Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

New targets for AIDS-related cancer found

January 14, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time identified a critical cancer-causing component in the virus that is behind the most common cancer among HIV-infected people.

'American Hustle' takes home three Golden Globes (Roundup)

January 13, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Crime-comedy drama "American Hustle" clinched awards in three of its seven nominations at the glitzy and star-studded 71st edition of the Golden Globe Awards, the first of the Hollywood awards season, here Sunday evening.

Golden Globes: Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey win best actors

January 13, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Actors Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won the best actors in a motion picture drama at the 71st Golden Globe Awards for their films "Blue Jasmine" and "Dallas Buyers Club" respectively.

Jared Leto wins Golden Globe for best supporting actor

January 13, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Actor Jared Leto, who played an AIDS positive person in "Dallas Buyers Club", has won best supporting actor in motion picture at the 71st Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills here Sunday evening.

Charity becomes less moral when 'tainted' by personal gain

January 10, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Washington, Jan 10 (ANI): A new study has found that people are likely to consider one's charitable actions less ethical when the do-gooder gets a reward from the effort.

Chinese scholars announce discovery in HIV virus study

January 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Beijing, Jan 10 (IANS) Chinese researchers have claimed to have made a significant breakthrough in the study of HIV virus, offering hope of developing new medications to treat or even cure the disease.

McConaughey finds it tricky to regain weight

January 8, 2014 at 5:21 AM

Los Angeles, Jan 8 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey, who lost a lot of weight for his film "Dallas Buyers Club", says he is finding it tougher to gain the pounds back.

RiRi goes blonde and topless for new ad campaign

January 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM

New York, Jan 4 (ANI): Rihanna shared an early look at her upcoming ad campaign for MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam collection, in which she goes blonde and topless, covering her chest with her hands.

Rs.2 lakh relief to kin of man who died of AIDS

December 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed a life insurance company to pay Rs.2 lakh to the kin of an army man who died of AIDS (Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome).

'Dip in number of HIV/AIDS cases in armed forces'

December 27, 2013 at 10:58 PM

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) There has been a marked decline in number of HIV/AIDS cases in the three armed services, the forces top medical official said Friday.

Queer poems about desire and longing

December 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM

New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) My poems trace a journey of years of silence and repression, and experience of coming out of closet and finding love, says gay-rights activist Shaleen Rakesh on his collection of poems that are a reflection of his personal life.

Scientists identify drug for AIDS treatment

December 21, 2013 at 2:45 PM

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, new research has identified how HIV infection causes mass suicide of immune cells and how an existing anti-inflammatory drug can block cellular self-destruction.

HIV riddle solution brings AIDS drug closer to reality

December 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Researchers have identified the precise chain of molecular events in the human body that drives the death of most of the immune system's CD4 T cells as an HIV infection leads to AIDS.

Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' leads SAG nominations

December 12, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): Steve McQueen-helmed '12 Years a Slave' has topped the outstanding performances list of Screen Actors Guild awards with four nominations, followed by 'August: Osage County' and 'The Butler' with three nominations, it has been revealed.

Back to square one with SC verdict, say LGBT activists

December 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) As the Supreme Court Wednesday pronounced as criminal offence the consensual sex between adults of the same gender, activists and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community said they were dejected, but determined to continue their fight.

Social protection key to prevention of HIV/AIDS: NACO

December 10, 2013 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Social protection for families affected by HIV/AIDS is one of the key strategies to prevent the spread of the disease, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) said Tuesday.

Sikkim takes a leap in healthcare for all

December 10, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Gangtok, Dec 10 (IANS) Seventy-one-year-old P.P. Bhandari from Samlick-Marchak in East Sikkim was for long suffering from frequent episodes of chest pain. In the absence of proper diagnosis and treatment for patients with coronary artery diseases and related problems, he had planned a trip to either New Delhi or Kolkata to get his heart back in shape.

Adele enjoys date with fiance Simon Konecki at Lady Gaga gig

December 8, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Adele and her fiance Simon Konecki enjoyed a rare date night at a secret Lady Gaga concert at member's club Annabel's in London.

Transgenders focus of new HIV/AIDS campaign

December 5, 2013 at 9:38 PM

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) For long a neglected community, transgenders would now be the focus of a new campaign against HIV/AIDS launched by the health ministry, an official said Thursday.

Petition seeks improved access to pain relief drugs

December 5, 2013 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Human Rights Watch and Pallium India Thursday wrote a petition to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seeking improved availability of pain relief medicines, and to press parliament to approve changes to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Action plan for social marketing, franchising mooted

December 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Kochi, Dec 5 (IANS) The first global health conference on social marketing (SM) and social franchising (SF) that ended in this Kerala city Thursday has recommended a national action plan on SM and SF in India.

'Oil pulling therapy' latest fad in dental care

December 4, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Melbourne, Dec. 4 (ANI): The newest trend in the dental care industry is the age-old 'oil pulling therapy', which basically involves gargling with any type of oil for 20 minutes each morning on an empty stomach.