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Researchers develop cheap $2 saliva sample test to help curb Zika menace

Jun 30, 2016

Researchers develop cheap $2 saliva sample test to help curb Zika menace

Scientists have now developed a new $2 test that has been found in the lab to accurately detect low levels of the virus in saliva. #Brazil #NewsTracker #WHO #Public health #Olympics 2016 #Saliva #Zika Virus #Zika
After nine infants die at hospital in Ajmer, parents allege negligence

May 18, 2016

After nine infants die at hospital in Ajmer, parents allege negligence

As many as nine newborn babies have died at a hospital in Ajmer in Rajasthan in a matter of days, news reports said. The deaths have put the spotlight on poor state of public health. #Rajasthan #NewsTracker #Public health #infant deaths #Ajmer #Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital
Marathwada's drought: Water scarcity has created a region where trust has eroded and left the social fabric frayed

Apr 09, 2016

Marathwada's drought: Water scarcity has created a region where trust has eroded and left the social fabric frayed

In recent times, the drought in Marathwada has been reported, discussed and debated, but all from a safe distance. News reports, television debates, social media commentary and even judicial pronouncements have been made regarding the situation. #CriticalPoint #Public health #Marathwada #Latur #Social fabric #Water scarcity #MarathwadaDrought
'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues

Feb 07, 2016

'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues

Airports drive you crazy. They are the world in a microcosm. Racism is rampant. Harassment, the VIP syndrome, rip-offs, the paper chase, dry mouths, hopes delayed, it’s all there. #HowThisWorks #travel #Immigration #Public health #Airports #Shareworthy #Zika #weight check
WHO rings alarm bells on Zika virus, says it is 'spreading explosively'

Jan 29, 2016

WHO rings alarm bells on Zika virus, says it is 'spreading explosively'

The Zika virus, blamed for a surge in birth defects, is "spreading explosively", World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said Thursday #NewsTracker #WHO #World Health Organisation #Public health #Ebola #Margaret Chan #Zika Virus #Zika #microcephaly
Veterinarians need to earn respect by rediscovering original mission: Maneka Gandhi

Jan 18, 2016

Veterinarians need to earn respect by rediscovering original mission: Maneka Gandhi

We need veterinarians to rediscover their original mission; animal welfare. They have the power to change the system for good. #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Animal rights #Public health #Animal welfare #vet #veterinarians #slaughterhouses
Mr AP Aboobacker Musliar, here she is -- a woman cardiac surgeon, the likes of whom don't exist for you

Nov 30, 2015

Mr AP Aboobacker Musliar, here she is -- a woman cardiac surgeon, the likes of whom don't exist for you

Our existence was denied a few days back by a Kerala-based Sunni leader A P Aboobacker Musliar when he questioned if there was even a single woman among the thousands of cardiac surgeons. #HowThisWorks #Kerala #KEM Hospital #Public health #Hospitals #Sunni leader #Aboobacker Musliar #cardiac surgeons
Why India needs a multi-sectoral approach to non-communicable diseases

Nov 26, 2015

Why India needs a multi-sectoral approach to non-communicable diseases

Developed by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), an international organisation of patients, providers, community organisations, business and labour groups, and health policy experts, ‘Sankalp’ identifies three core areas to combat NCDs #NewsTracker #Health #Public health #Non communicable diseases #Sankalp #PFCD
Harvard University set to open international office in Mumbai this summer

Apr 02, 2015

Harvard University set to open international office in Mumbai this summer

The US' prestigious Harvard University is set to open its international offices in India, China and South Africa. #World #India #China #US #NewsTracker #Mumbai #South Africa #Harvard University #Public health #international office
Mulayam Singh has swine flu, and here's why he won't be treated at AIIMS

Mar 09, 2015

Mulayam Singh has swine flu, and here's why he won't be treated at AIIMS

Mulayam Singh Yadav was admitted to a private hospital and not even AIIMS in Delhi which is touted to be best medicare provider in the state sector. #HowThisWorks #India #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Public health #hospital