Category: Health
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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Government launches online cancer treatment tutorials

Government launches online cancer treatment tutorials

In news The country’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series was launched on recently. It is designed by the Tata Memorial Center in collaboration with the Health ministry ...

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States of healthcare

States of healthcare

Context Health status of populations across the world changes over time in response to socio-economic, demographic, nutritional, scientific, technological, environmental and ...

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Black Plague Warning by experts

Black Plague Warning by experts

Why in news? The Black Death Plague could spread from Madagascar and is a sign of endless out-breaking plague.It is described as the "worst outbreak in 50 years". Nine ...

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FDA approves World First Digital Pill That Can Be Tracked When Swallowed

FDA approves World First Digital Pill That Can Be Tracked When Swallowed

In news U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward ...

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President of India inaugurates 21st World Congress of mental health

President of India inaugurates 21st World Congress of mental health

In news:The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health being organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in ...

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