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15 Nov 2019 6:43 pm
Chlorquine with TB antibiotic may reduce drug resistance

India is home to highest number of drug-resistant TB patients

14 Nov 2019 6:37 pm
Two cases of pneumonic plague reported in northern China

Chinese officials have downplay, say both patients are being as rules mandate

14 Nov 2019 3:42 pm
Climate change increasing threats from Vibrio bacteria: Study

Warming catalyses antimicrobial resistance

14 Nov 2019 12:45 pm
Do electronic cigarettes harm the heart more than those with tobacco?

New research warns of increased risk to heart and lungs from vaping

12 Nov 2019 8:12 pm
Fresh drive to close gaps on health issues facing women and girls

Local capacities critical to making a difference must be strengthened

12 Nov 2019 5:48 pm
Ill health is pushing people to suicides, mental illness among top worries

More than a sixth of suicides in India in 2016 due to health reasons

12 Nov 2019 3:22 pm
Why more measles patients die of other infections

Measles virus wipes out the body’s immunity

1 Nov 2019 4:56 pm
Antibiotics: even low use in children can have a negative impact on health new research

Preschool children who had taken 2 or more antibiotic courses for acute respiratory tract infections in the preceding year had around a 30% greater chance of not responding to subsequent treatment

1 Nov 2019 12:49 pm
Healthcare algorithm in US shows racial bias

The computer algorithm reduced the number of black patients by more than half, while gave more access to the whites for high-risk health care management

25 Oct 2019 4:41 pm
Guidelines released for evaluation of nano drugs

Nano-pharmaceuticals are expected to be of great use particularly in cancer treatment

24 Oct 2019 7:15 pm
FDA approves marketing of 8 smokeless tobacco products in US

Using General Snus instead of tobacco cigarettes can cut risk of mouth cancer, heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis, claims Swedish Match 

23 Oct 2019 1:41 pm
How international scientific collaborators sideline African researchers

Scientists from sub-Saharan Africa writing research papers on health in their own countries are often not named first or senior author, finds a study

22 Oct 2019 2:10 pm
Corruption raises cost of healthcare by 25%: Samiran Nundy

Leading gastroenterologist Samiran Nundyco-editor of Healers or Predators?: Healthcare Corruption in India, spoke to Down To Earth about the corruption in the medical proffession. The book is an anthology of 41 investigative essays by doctors, public health academics, researchers, activists, civil society members and a journalist. His two co-editors are former Union health secretary Kesav Desiraju and Sanjay Nagral, a surgeon

22 Oct 2019 1:49 pm
Anti-oxidant level in specific brain region indicates early signs of Alzheimers: Study

This knowledge may help in early detection by identifying the role of protective form of antioxidant 

21 Oct 2019 8:51 pm
Johnson & Johnson recalls 33,000 talcum powder bottles after asbestos traces found

The multinational corporation says it will conduct an investigation parallel to the one being conducted by US FDA

19 Oct 2019 1:04 pm
Carcinogen Aflatoxin detected in FSSAI milk survey samples

The highest rates of aflatoxin contamination were found in Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Kerala

18 Oct 2019 8:26 pm
Resolution calls on national parliaments to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030

The resolution was passed at a meeting of national parliaments in Belgrade, Serbia

18 Oct 2019 3:26 pm
Inter-Parliamentary Union calls for Universal Health Coverage

The grouping of national parliaments passed a resolution to the effect in Belgrade, Serbia

18 Oct 2019 3:26 pm
World not on track to achieve TB targets for 2020: WHO

Between 2015 and 2018, only 6.3 per cent TB cases showed a cumulative decline, against the 20 per cent target by END TB strategy: Global Tuberculosis Report 2019

18 Oct 2019 12:26 pm
India still has the biggest TB burden

Country also has most number of drug-resistant TBs

17 Oct 2019 7:08 pm
AFM cases not polio-like, says CDC

The cause of the neurological illness has not been identified but investigation is on

17 Oct 2019 2:03 pm
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16 Oct 2019 6:57 pm
Hunger meter: How India fared over the years

A lookthrough of five factors and how the country's performance has changed 

16 Oct 2019 4:46 pm
Simply put: Hungry India

Simply put: Hungry India

16 Oct 2019 4:22 pm
India bags top spot in child wasting rate: Global Hunger Index

The rate increased to 20.8 per cent among children under five this year

16 Oct 2019 11:18 am