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Apr 20, 2017
India swaps 40-yr-old definition of blindness for WHO criteria: 40 lakh people will no longer be classified 'legally blind'India has changed its over four-decade-old definition of blindness, bringing it in line with the WHO criteria, a step that would drastically bring down the number of people considered "blind" in the country.
Apr 12, 2017
Childhood cancers record 13% increase worldwide, reveals studyIncidents of childhood cancer have increased across the globe by 13 percent over 20 years, reaching an annual rate of 140 per million children aged 0-14 years worldwide, says a study by the World Health Organisation's cancer research arm.
Apr 07, 2017
Syria chemical weapons: Idlib province attack holds uncanny resemblance to 2013 Damascus incidentThe United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.
Apr 04, 2017
24-year-old's suicide is a warning that the Mental Healthcare bill needs to expand its scopeMental illness in India carries with it a long history of stigma and discrimination. While this bill is a welcome step and the most revolutionary step since the most early mental health legislation in India, there is long way to go before the work in this area can be said to be over.
Mar 21, 2017
National Health Policy 2017: Experts say expenditure target low as compared to neighbouring countriesThe target of increasing health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025, set by the National Health Policy 2017, is very low in comparison to what has been achieved by the neighbouring countries
Feb 28, 2017
Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths: Thanks to our ministers, the lives of women continue to remain cheapHere are recent two stories that are quite telling about what our government feels about women’s reproductive health. On 15 February, the Chhattisgarh High Court declared that RK Gupta, the doctor who conducted a botched sterilisation camp in Bilaspur in November 2014, had to be let off. It didn’t matter that the man had performed tubectomies on 83 women in 90 minutes, or that 18 of these women had died because of it.
Feb 22, 2017
Lionel Messi takes a break from football to promote Hepatitis C charity event in EgyptArgentinian football star Lionel Messi was in Egypt Tuesday as the face of an initiative to promote the North African country as a medical tourism destination for hepatitis C patients.
Jan 10, 2017
Smoking to kill 8 million, cost $1 trillion a year: WHOThe number of tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from about 6 million deaths annually to about 8 million annually by 2030, with more than 80 percent of these occurring in LMICs (low- and middle-income countries), said a study conducted by WHO and the US National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday
Jan 03, 2017
Why consuming a kilo meat is unnatural, unpatriotic and harms the economyAll scientific research has established the direct correlation between excess protein intake and negative calcium absorption.
Dec 20, 2016
Mahindra, MSRDC and SaveLife foundation launch 'Safety under 80' campaignThe campaign intends to create awareness about the dangers of speeding on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway