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New method for controlled release makes cancer drugs less toxic to healthy tissues

This is a hydrogel-based treatment method releases drugs slowly increasing its efficiency

23 Apr 2019 5:52 pm
एक अनोखी मैरिज किट से थमा बाल विवाह का चलन

माता की चुनरी से शादी का लहंगा और लोगों से इकट्ठा किए गए सामान से बनाई गई है यह मैरिज किट  

22 Apr 2019 6:25 pm
Low vaccine coverage could be behind measles outbreaks: WHO

The world saw 300 per cent more cases in the first three months of 2019 compared to last year

18 Apr 2019 12:25 pm
Verbal screening can help diagnose cancer in resource-hit areas in absence of facilities

First-of-its-kind survey helps identify mouth cancer patients in Maharastra’s Gadchiroli district

17 Apr 2019 6:49 pm
Selective abortions killed 22.5 million female foetuses in China, India

Abortions lead to gender ratio distortions in 12 Asian and European countries

17 Apr 2019 6:45 pm
Demand for fair pricing of medicines at WHO forum

Delegates say that a frank discussion among all stakeholders would help identify strategies to reduce medicine prices and expand access for all

17 Apr 2019 5:29 pm
WHO releases guidelines on how countries can use digital health technology

Guidelines stress on protecting patients’ privacy and providing supportive environments for dealing with unstable infrastructure

17 Apr 2019 4:52 pm
Climate change increases spread of anti-microbial resistant bacteria in Europe: Study

A research conducted in 30 European countries finds that climatic factors significantly contribute to the prediction of the resistance in healthcare systems

16 Apr 2019 2:18 pm
Swine Flu virus changing seasonality, geography

Not just geography and seasonality, even the age group affected by the virus seems to be shifting with more and more children getting affected by the virus

15 Apr 2019 5:16 pm
Measles outbreaks show legal challenges of balancing personal rights and public good

State public health officials have the duty to protect residents from illness and communicable disease, but these strategies must fall within appropriate legal parameters

12 Apr 2019 12:16 pm
WHO partners meet to find ways of improving global health

Over 150 representatives of member states, intergovernmental organisations, academic institutions, civil society, philanthropic foundations and the private sector have gathered in Stockholm to find ways to finance the triple-billion target

10 Apr 2019 11:42 am
ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में हृदय रोगों से लड़ने में मददगार हो सकता है नया मोबाइल ऐप

भारतीय और ऑस्ट्रेलियाई वैज्ञानिकों ने एक मोबाइल ऐप बनाया है, उच्च रक्तचाप और दिल की बीमारियों के रोगियों की पहचान, निगरानी और प्रबंधन में सहयोग करेगा 

9 Apr 2019 5:36 pm
Biomedical Waste Management in India: Still a looming concern

The seemingly endless stream of biomedical waste management in India has necessitated the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to amend and enforce the 'parent rules' of 2016

8 Apr 2019 6:45 pm
New mobile app may help in addressing heart disease in rural areas

A group of Indian and Australian scientists has developed and tested a mobile application-based system that promises to help doctors and health workers in villages to identify, monitor and manage patients with high blood pressure and heart-related ailments in remote areas

8 Apr 2019 4:44 pm
World Health Day: Indian tale of unfulfilled goals

India short of five lakh doctors and the situation is worse than Vietnam

7 Apr 2019 11:45 am
In a first, immunotherapy that pulls HIV virus out of hiding to kill it

Latest findings offer relief to HIV-positive patients taking medicines daily

5 Apr 2019 5:13 pm
Most of us support mandatory vaccines for schoolkids, but is it good policy?

Overwhelming scientific evidence proves the safety and efficacy of vaccination to control, yet Canada is not meeting its childhood-vaccination targets

5 Apr 2019 3:48 pm
10.9 million people died due to poor diets in 2017: Report

Global Burden of Disease study highlights how low consumption of healthy food is better than more consumption of unhealthy foods

5 Apr 2019 2:57 pm
Progress in SDG indicators still not up to the mark: WHO

The report also notes discrepancies in life expectancy among rich and poor nations, men and women and suggests five key actions to improve global health

4 Apr 2019 5:35 pm
25% healthcare centres lack water facilities, 20% sanitation facilities: WHO

The report highlights that each year 17 million women in least developed countries give birth in centres with inadequate facilities for water, sanitation and hygiene

3 Apr 2019 12:35 pm
World Autism Day – let’s allow disability to change our societies for the better

Autism has changed. The diagnosis has changed. But have we? I have an idea — let’s let autism change us.

2 Apr 2019 4:56 pm
Zika virus: US relaxes travel warnings to India

US health agency changes India’s status to “current or past transmission but no current outbreak” from the earlier “ongoing outbreak”

1 Apr 2019 6:52 pm
Bird flu scare grips Cuttack: Ducks culled, compensation announced

After 12 ducks were tested positive of H5N1 virus, authorities culled 500 ducks, destroyed 6,000 eggs and instructed people not to consume the bird

1 Apr 2019 10:31 am
Wave of big data and the swaying ship of public health in India

Big data can be a game-changer, only if adequate measures for capacity building, technological advancement, data privacy, logistics and governance are put in place

29 Mar 2019 12:53 pm
Gandhi: Fitness freak and champion of sustainable food

Tenets of good health preached by Mahatma Gandhi: Walking, physical activity, fresh vegetables and fruits, low sugar, salt and fats, avoiding tobacco and alcohol, cleanliness & hygiene

28 Mar 2019 7:00 pm
Gandhi: Fitness freak, champion of sustainable food and a pioneering vegan

Tenets of good health preached by Mahatma Gandhi: Walking, physical activity, fresh vegetables and fruits, low sugar, salt and fats, avoiding tobacco and alcohol, cleanliness & hygiene

28 Mar 2019 7:00 pm
स्वस्थ दिखने वाले शहरी लोग विटामिन की कमी से ग्रस्त

राष्ट्रीय पोषण संस्थान के अध्ययन में आधे लोग विटामिन बी2 और 46 प्रतिशत लोग विटामिन बी6 की कमी से ग्रस्त पाए गए हैं

27 Mar 2019 5:19 pm
Vitamin deficiency widespread among healthy looking urban Indians

Hyderabad scientists find that 46 per cent of their sample size of healthy adults had vitamin B2 and B6 deficiencies

27 Mar 2019 4:49 pm
A human-rights approach is essential to end the global TB epidemic

it is critical to ensure that tuberculosis services are included within essential universal healthcare packages and social protection programmes

24 Mar 2019 12:10 pm
Smoking marijuana daily increases psychosis risk five-fold: study

The research adds to previous studies that have found links between cannabis and psychosis, but does not definitely pin point cannabis as the cause

20 Mar 2019 6:18 pm
How to reduce radiation from your cellphone

These simple steps can help you

20 Mar 2019 3:19 pm
Colour code for generic medicines a no-brainer

There are a number of systemic gaps without addressing which the government’s latest plan for the pharma sector won’t work

19 Mar 2019 5:24 pm
Seven-year-old boy dies of West Nile Virus in Kerala's Malappuram

The state might have been acting as a reservoir of the virus, say experts

18 Mar 2019 7:33 pm
18 Mar 2019 4:56 pm
भारत में बढ़ रहे हैं आंत रोगी, लेकिन आंकड़ों का है अभाव

दुनियाभर के अध्ययनों में बीमारियों से सुरक्षा के साथ आंत के सूक्ष्मजीव को जोड़ा गया है, लेकिन भारत में आंतों की सूक्ष्मजीव विविधता पर आंकड़ों की भारी कमी है

18 Mar 2019 3:31 pm