Sepsis was the reason for one in five deaths globally in 2017; that is twice the number of deaths attributed to it in the past.
Hypertension or high blood pressure affects nearly three in ten Indians and is responsible for 17.5 percent of all deaths and 9.7 percent of disability-adjusted life years (DALYS) in India, according to data released in 2017.
A government-run pilot programme in Mehsana district of Gujarat — part funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — may be a model worth replicating to get a better view of tuberculosis in India
Tuberculosis (TB) kills about 5,000 people every day globally with India continuing to take more than a third of the global burden of the disease, new estimates by the World Health Organisation (WHO) reveal
With a genetic predisposition brought to the fore by changing lifestyles, deaths due to diabetes increased 50 percent in India between 2005 and 2015, and is now the seventh most common cause of death in the country, up from the 11th rank in 2005, according to data published by the Global Burden of Disease (GDB).
Outdoor air pollution has become the fifth largest killer in India after high blood pressure, indoor air pollution, tobacco smoking and poor nutrition, according to a Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report.