Category: Health
Women’s health crucial to combat stunting

Women’s health crucial to combat stunting

In news A first-of-its-kind study across all 640 districts of the country, highlights the impact of women’s health on stunting of children.According to the International Food ...

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Govt to ban e-cigarettes

Govt to ban e-cigarettes

Context The ministry said, “nicotine addiction through e-cigarettes among young people may lead to its consumer to try conventional tobacco products and hence is a gateway ...

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National Health Protection Mission to cover chemotherapy, not transplant

National Health Protection Mission to cover chemotherapy, not transplant

Why in newsAll life-saving procedures including chemotherapy and radiation therapy that are ordinarily used for treatment of cancer will be covered under the National Health ...

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Cabinet clears decks for National Surrogacy Board

Cabinet clears decks for National Surrogacy Board

Why in newsTwo years after the proposed amendments to the Surrogacy Bill, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, paving way for ...

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WHO steps up fight against tobacco

WHO steps up fight against tobacco

Why in newsThe World Health Organization has launched new guidelines on the role that tobacco product regulations can play in reducing tobacco demand, saving lives and raising ...

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Scientists find new cancer treatment using nano particles

Scientists find new cancer treatment using nano particles

Why in news?  Indian scientists have come up with an innovative mode of cancer treatment using nano particles, under which the anti-cancer drug will directly target tumour cells ...

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Kerala, Punjab, T.N. top NITI Aayog’s health index report

Kerala, Punjab, T.N. top NITI Aayog’s health index report

Why in news? Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have ranked top in terms of overall health performance while Uttar Pradesh appeared at the bottom of the Health Index report ‘Healthy ...

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Eliminating a rare occurrence of hyperendemic trachoma

Eliminating a rare occurrence of hyperendemic trachoma

In news A public health project in Car Nicobar set out to eliminate a rare occurrence of hyperendemic trachoma, an infectious condition known to cause blindness. Mass Drug ...

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Ayushman Bharat: the big budget scheme

Ayushman Bharat: the big budget scheme

Why In news? The Government announced two major initiatives in health sector, as part of Ayushman Bharat programme. The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, while ...

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Immunisation nod provided to HPV vaccine

Immunisation nod provided to HPV vaccine

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), an advisory body that recommends vaccines for India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), has given the green ...

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Blood test detects common cancers

Blood test detects common cancers

In news A blood test can detect the presence of eight common cancer types, long before symptoms of the disease arise. CancerSEEK detects tiny amounts of DNA and proteins released ...

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Toothpaste ingredient triclosan could fight  malaria

Toothpaste ingredient triclosan could fight malaria

In news Scientists say a common ingredient of toothpaste, triclosan, could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria as it has potential to interrupt infections at ...

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Report of national family health survey

Report of national family health survey

In news Eating habits of Indians, especially women, are not healthy as around 10% of them consume fried foods daily and 36% weekly, according to the National Family Health Survey ...

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A novel compound to kill cancer cells

A novel compound to kill cancer cells

In news Researchers at Kolkata’s Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) have synthesised a novel compound that shows potent anticancer activity. How does the ...

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