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Healthcare security is critical for a country like ours to ensure that we actually reap our much-touted demographic dividend. Thus, it is heartening to note that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has show...
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In a snicker-worthy disclosure by President Donald Trump's longtime personal physician, readers of The New York Times learned Thursday that the leader of the free world takes a small daily dose of the...
Nearly 45,000 mothers in India still die due to causes related to childbirth every year. Although maternal healthcare has come a long way, showing noticeable improvement from the past decade, it is cr...
You don't need to be a statistician or an expert in matters pertaining to healthcare to know that the perception of doctors in Indian society has undergone a dramatic shift in the last few decades. On...
"Baba, I couldn't be with you when you wanted to talk to me—not because I couldn't, but because, they wouldn't." I have repeated these lines innumerable times in my sleep. My subconscious hopes...
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The government must attract private investment in the healthcare sector through incentives such as tax benefits, underwriting and facilitating bank loans to supplement care in remote and underserved regions. Unless national investments are made to mitigate the costs associated with NCDs today, the damage will increase multi-fold.
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Anywhere between one to three lakh Indian children are going to die because of ignorance by the end of the year. Think about that. By the time your day gets over, the lives of about 328 boys and girls will have ended. None of them will see their fifth birthday and none of them really had to die.
The draft National Health Policy is likely to be sent for Cabinet approval early next month.
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Health Ministry has launched nationwide 'Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight' (IDCF).
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HYDERABAD -- The southern Indian state of Telangana has declared a "high alert" for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water in the state capital. Rajeshwar Tiwar...
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JAIPUR -- Sixteen newborns have died in Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) hospital in Ajmer in a span of two weeks, raising concerns in the state. While five newborns admitted to the neonatal unit of JLN govern...
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Chronic diseases are a huge and growing problem in India -- 20% of the adult population in the country has at least one potentially fatal chronic condition, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and/or hypertension. But there is a bigger tragedy hidden in plain sight -- the majority of mortalities associated with chronic conditions could have been avoided through better management.
In a bizarre incident, the family members who had gathered for the last rites of a woman in Mysuru were in for a pleasant shock when a relative detected pulse on her, moments before she was to be take...