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By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Health
Mar 7th, 2016
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The increase in the microcephaly cases has made Zika the most dreaded virus to surface in the present times Who would have ever thought that a normal viral infection like any other would one day turn out to be a disaster of the gravest order? For countries across the world battling the dreaded Zika virus, there is nothing but uncertainty writ all over. First discovered...
By Ramesh Raja
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Feb 8th, 2016
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Besides discouraging smoking – active as well as passive, greater alertness and awareness is required to diagnose the disease in time Lung cancer is the leadng cause of cancer-related deaths across the world, characterized by low survival rates and aggressive malignancies. While the disease was considered uncommon in India till the last decade, its numbers have risen a...
By GovernanceToday
In Health
Jan 5th, 2016
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Banning surrogacy for foreign nationals will affect Indian medical fraternity Family is the primary unit of the society. Surrogacy helps build families.   Today, infertility is recognized as a disease even by World Health Organization (WHO). Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) has been recognized as field of medicine and thus under the aegis of such techniques, su...
By Praveen Raman
In Health
Dec 11th, 2015
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Because of poverty and lack of awareness, majority of rural women do not use sanitary napkins and are vulnerable to many diseases Abha Ekka, a student of sociology at the Ranchi University, till recently adheres to the belief that menstruation is ‘dirty’ and would avoid going to schools. But her thoughts changed when she moved to the capital city of Jharkhand some two ...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Health
Dec 11th, 2015
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India’s relations with traditional me India’s relations with traditional medicines date back to 3000 B.C when Ayurveda first found mention in the oral traditions. Later on Atharva Veda dealt with some aspects of this system. But it was only after the compilation of Susruta Samhita and Charaka Samhita that Ayurveda finally got its scientific form and in Susruta’s words,...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
In Health
Dec 11th, 2015
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In a country where 22 per cent of population lives under BPL, the public healthcare system is facing shortage of funds & doctors Another front and this time the Mahatma Gandhi was once quoted saying “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”. The current situation of healthcare in India is anathema to the Gandhian ideals and the country ha...
By Ritika Bisht
In Health
Dec 11th, 2015
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Major pharma companies across the world argue that with low profits, they cannot mobilise resource for innovation In 2005, World Trade Organization’s (WTO) agreement on TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) came into force that allowed giving Big Pharma exclusive patents in all markets. This move granted pharma companies a monopoly to control (i...
By Ramesh Raja
In Health
Nov 5th, 2015
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Ever wondered what is there in your meal along with the cereals and vegetables you tuck in everyday? They are the harmful chemicals – pesticides in technical language –which are present in alarmingly high doses in greens across the country. Not only veggies, the residues of these harmful chemicals, spanned non-veg items as well, hazardous for health, even to the point ...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Oct 16th, 2015
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Researchers, using a genomic analysis, have confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted Ebola. A woman in Liberia contracted the deadly Ebola virus early this year after having sexual intercourse with a male survivor of the disease. According to researchers, the work provides molecular evidence of Ebola virus (EBOV) transmission between an Ebola virus disease surv...
By Ramesh Raja
In Health
Oct 15th, 2015
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Even though India is striving to become a world power, it still has more malnourished people, especially children, than any other country notwithstanding some notable progress in recent years. India lags far behind poorer neighbours such as Bangladesh and Nepal in terms of child vaccination rates, breastfeeding practices, incidence of open defecation, access to safe wa...