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AIDS- Wiping out in 2030 is Not easy

AIDS- Wiping out in 2030 is Not easy

NACO’s HIV Estimations 2017 report shows there are still 21.4 lakh infected people in India India’s long battle against AIDS is not likely to end any time soon, if the latest figures released by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) on Friday is any indication. The data revealed that, as of 2017, there were still […]

BAN on Diesel & Petrol car-UK

BAN on Diesel & Petrol car-UK

Move likely by 2040 is to meet EU emission norms and improve air quality: Britain will join other European nations in plans to ban diesel and petrol-fuelled cars in the coming decades, in a move designed to force a shake up within the auto industry as governments seek to deal with high levels of air […]

KAMBALA – IS ORDINANCE NEEDED?

KAMBALA – IS ORDINANCE NEEDED?

On the lines of the Jallikattu stir in Tamil Nadu, a fresh agitation demanding revocation of ban on Kambala is brewing in Karnataka. Kambala, a centuries-old tradition held in coastal Karnataka annually, is a buffalo race. 10 things you should know about the buffalo race: It is an annual buffalo race going on for early […]

Personal Genomics- Year 2017

Personal Genomics- Year 2017

The conversation around personal genomics amplified in 2016, as did the range of diagnostic options This may have been the year personal genomics came of age in India. While tests to check for mutations that make one more vulnerable to breast cancer have been available in India since 2010, companies this year have expanded the […]

TB Free India – Lack of Efforts

TB Free India – Lack of Efforts

The international public health community wants India to act urgently to tackle TB resistance, currently spreading at an alarming rate in the country Eighteen months after the Indian government launched the “TB Free India” campaign, nine policy changes under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) are yet to be implemented. The delay has raised […]

Mental health- India Survey

Mental health- India Survey

National Mental Health survey shows urban areas to be most affected At least 13.7 per cent of India’s general population has various mental disorders; 10.6 per cent of them require immediate interventions.While nearly 10 per cent of the population has common mental disorders, 1.9 per cent of the population suffers from severe mental disorders.These are […]

SUGAR TAX-WHO-INDIA

SUGAR TAX-WHO-INDIA

The WHO’s recommendation that nations tax sugary drinks is a well-meaning one, but the needs of local communities cannot be left out If, some years down the line, there was to be a retrospective of crucial life-saving public health interventions, the World Health Organisation’s recommendation, of October 11, 2016, might well be a red-letter moment […]

Nobel Prize 2016-Medicine-autophagy

Nobel Prize 2016-Medicine-autophagy

Disruption of autophagy processes of the cell has been linked to Parkinson’s disease  type 2 diabetes. Nobel laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi’s work on mechanisms underlying autophagy — a fundamental process of degrading and recycling cellular components — has generated much interest in the science behind the biological process. What is autophagy? The word autophagy originates from Greek words […]

WHO Report on Dengue-Chikungunya

WHO Report on Dengue-Chikungunya

Chikungunya can circulate with the help of monkeys, birds and cattle, but dengue spreads only through mosquitoes Chikungunya was first reported in 1952, during an outbreak in southern Tanzania. It has now been identified in 60 countries including those in Asia, Africa, Europe, America and others. Listed in the World Health Organization’s R&D Blueprint (2016), the […]