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According to Census 2011, 53% of India's population is in their reproductive age group (15- 49 years). One of five persons in our country is an adolescent (10-19 years) and every third is a young pers...
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Medical innovation in the pharmaceutical industry has resulted in positive results that have undeniably benefited patients and their families. We depend on better and more effective drugs for patients...
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Two new studies are finally helping answer the question.
Citizens have been asked to avoid highly-polluted areas.
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A 30-year-old man died of cerebral malaria on Sunday evening.
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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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Since time immemorial, the healthcare industry has been driven by two factors--medical expertise and cost--with the patient and care-taker always having to toe the line. Now with significant advances in technology, the patient is becoming increasingly empowered to actively participate in charting the course of his/her healthcare.
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India is currently enjoying a 'demographic dividend', which means it has a higher labour force than the population dependent on it. While this may appear a reason for blissful complacency, it must be remembered that by the latter half of the century India will have an increasingly aging population, yet the country lacks a social security net adequate for the needs of its people.
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MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI -- Within days of being given a diphtheria jab during a school vaccination drive, 5-year-old Meraj Shabbir Khan's leg became so swollen that he was hospitalised. In a cramped Mumbai...
An Indian pharmaceutical company from Hyderabad may be the first to develop a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, of which there has been a fresh outbreak in south America. Bharat Biotech,...