New Delhi: Twenty-one people tested positive for swine flu on Sunday. Three cases each were reported from Safdarjung, Ram Manohar Lohia and Lok Nayak hospitals. Among private hospitals, Max Hospital in Saket, Apollo Hospital in Sarita Vihar and Fortis Vasant Kunj reported one case each.

A senior official in the state health department said at least seven patients were taking treatment at home. “One patient who was confirmed positive for swine flu got the tests done in Delhi and is admitted at Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital in Ghaziabad,” said the official. “Three people have died in swine fluin Delhithis year,” he added.TheDelhi government has designated 22 hospitals, including five private ones, for treatment of swine flu.

494 Cases Reported In North India

New Delhi: North India suddenly finds itself facing a sharp upsurge of swine flu cases, with the virus having claimed 95 lives in just four states of the region so far this year. As per health ministry data, 64 people have died due to H1N1 influenza in Rajasthan while 18 deaths have been reported from Haryana, 10 from Punjab and three in Delhi till Wednesday. As many as 494 cases have come to light in these states in the

New Delhi: H1N1 influenza is back to haunt Delhi after three years. The disease, which gained epidemic proportions in 2009, has claimed three lives so far this year. At least 57 people have taken ill this time around, according to government data.

Path labs and hospitals say there is a sudden increase in the number of patients seeking blood tests and treatment for the disease, characterized
by a sore throat, body ache and upper respiratory infection among other symptoms.

New Delhi: Here’s a word of caution for those who pop vitamin pills with or without doctor’s advice. The pills, often prescribed as a dietary supplement, have been found to play no role in preventing heart risk in an international study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Its efficacy in making up for lack of nutritions, in case of unhealthy eating habits, has also come under question.

The multivitamin market in India is estimated to be valued at Rs 3,000 crore. Experts say it mainly targets urban consumers, who are becoming increasingly aware of health issues and take these pills to beat their stressful lifestyle, pollution and digestive complaints. Many people take them to reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancer.

NEW DELHI: Diabetes and hypertension, traditionally seen as a rich man's disease, has made its way to the slums. Health ministry's fresh data shows one out of every four persons living in the urban slums of Chennai suffer from diabetes — which is three times higher than the national average of about 7%.
In the slums of Bangalore the prevalence rate of diabetes was reported to be 14.77%, followed by 13.37% in Ahmedabad. Delhi had among the lowest rates of 5.02%.

"The results of Chennai are shocking. I have asked the state health officials concerned to indentify all positive cases and refer them to the nearest centre for treatment," said Dr Jagdish Prasad, the Director General of Health Services ( DGHS).

New Delhi: Putting health over revenue, the Delhi government on Monday announced a ban on all gutka products in the capital.

New Delhi: The state government’s claims of better child healthcare lie exposed.