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Lack of infra, access, quality key hurdles for national health policy

New Delhi, March 19 -- The ambitious National Health Policy, 2017 (NHP), which aims to achieve universal health coverage and deliver quality healthcare services to all at affordable costs, has a rough... Read More


Sugary drinks may increase risk of death by heart disease: study

New Delhi, March 18 -- Sugary drinks may heighten the risk of premature deaths by cardiovascular diseases, revealed a research released on Monday. The study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public ... Read More


Higher egg consumption related to heart disease, says study

New Delhi, March 18 -- Higher consumption of dietary cholesterol or eggs may be related to higher risk of cardiovascular disease, a latest research has revealed. Researchers from Northwestern Universi... Read More


Centre sends medical team to Malappuram to assess West Nile Virus situation

New Delhi, March 14 -- Centre on Thursday sent a special medical team to Malappuram district of Kerala from where a confirmed case of West Nile Virus (WNV) fever, a mosquito-borne disease was reported... Read More


12 states ban e-cigarettes, health ministry urges all to follow

New Delhi, March 13 -- Following an advisory from the ministry of health and family welfare issued last year, at least 12 states in India have banned Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). State... Read More


To fund Ayushman Bharat, govt plans to evaluate cost of health services first

New Delhi, March 12 -- The centre has decided to evaluate the cost of health services in India to help it undertake strategic planning for its ambitious health insurance programme, Ayushman Bharat, wh... Read More


Government launches pulse polio program 2019

New Delhi, March 9 -- In order to sustain polio eradication drive from the country, government on Saturday launched Pulse Polio programme for 2019. President of India Ram Nath Kovind, launched the pr... Read More


No improvement in work-related gender gap in last 30 years: ILO

New Delhi, March 8 -- The most dynamic economies in the Asia-Pacific region, India and China, have seen women's employment rates fall more markedly than men's. This is despite women being better educa... Read More


HIV patients can be given new, shorter TB treatment: study

New Delhi, March 6 -- A shorter treatment for tuberculosis (TB) can be safely co-administered with dolutegravir (DTG), the first-line drug to treat HIV in many high-burden TB countries, a new study ha... Read More


India lacks in cancer treatment infra amid rise in disease burden

New Delhi, March 5 -- Existing and upcoming cancer care facilities are not enough to tackle the increasing burden of cancer cases in India, according to oncologists. There are only 62 dedicated cance... Read More