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Govt ropes in chemists to identify TB cases in Rajasthan 21.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
With an aim to ensure that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from the country by 2025 is accomplished, the state government has roped in chemists to identify TB cases in the state. To sensitise chemists and druggists about their role in the campaign, workshops have been conducted across the state. Following this, chemists have now started sharing the details of TB patients to health officials and it is helping in keeping a tab on the number of afflicted people in the state. “More than 45,000 chemists and druggists across the state were asked to give the details of patients buying TB medicines, along with the name of the doctor treating them,” Ajay Phatak, drug controller-II told DNA. “28 workshops have been organised in districts for chemists and druggists. They have to compulsorily make entry of TB medicines sold to TB patients in Schedule H1 register and share the detailed information with the health department,” he added. State health department is of the view that ...
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Is your job slowly killing you? 20.5.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Men with highly physical jobs appeared to have a significantly higher risk of early death.
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‘Transfat accounts for high morbidity in India’ 19.5.2018 Hindu: Health
The World Health Organisation-recommended REPLACE initiative can help cut deaths
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Fit & Proper: Tackle tobacco to meet TB target 19.5.2018 Latest News
India must look beyond improving diagnosis and treatment and attack the many factors that are driving tuberculosis
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Experts from US to rush to Congo as Ebola outbreak spreads to main city 19.5.2018 Latest News
WHO said it had received permission from the DRC to import and use an experimental Ebola vaccine in the country
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U.P. forms panel to tackle stray dogs 19.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Over a dozen children have died in Sitapur in canine attacks
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What is hepatitis control all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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Uttar Pradesh, where packs of dogs target children 19.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Over a dozen children have died in stray dog attacks in a block at Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh over the last six months.What is the problem?At least six
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What is hepatitis control is all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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Pre-monsoon drive to prevent outbreak of diseases in city 19.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Campaign to remove non-biodegradable waste from homes to be launched soon
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Malaria-free Gujarat? Not until Ahmedabad, Surat take the sting out 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The state government in May 2017, had announced to make Malaria Free Gujarat by 2022. However, health commissioner Jayanti Ravi believes that the two Urban Local Bodies – Ahmedabad and Surat - municipal corporations are the biggest hurdles as maximum cases of malaria have been reported from here. Ravi has also raised a concern about Surendranagar district which also has the highest number of cases as compared to the other rural pockets. In a letter to AMC, Ravi said 26% cases of malaria across the state have been reported in civic body limits. "We are trying our best to support the municipal corporation in tackling malaria. However, it is evident that UHC (Urban Health Centre) are not taking effective steps. Monitoring and supervision by them is also very poor," states the letter written to AMC by the health commissioner. While talking with a senior state health officer, DNA learned there was declining trend in malaria across the state. "Overall there is a declining trend in malaria since last three ...
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Hold medical camps in Agency, Collector tells health staff 19.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Besides other regular means, medical check-ups at weekly markets and to students should be conducted to treat girijans who were suffering from various
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20 diagnosed with dengue in Thrissur 18.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Health Department takes preventive steps
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Mosquito saliva can affect immune system for a week 18.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Components in the mosquito saliva can trigger an unexpected and long-lasting immune responses -- up to seven days post-bite, say scientists.
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How chikungunya virus causes arthritis pain decoded 18.5.2018 General News
Scientists have identified the molecular handle that chikungunya grabs to get inside cells, an advance that could lead to ways to prevent or treat disease caused by the virus. The handle, or receptor, is located on cells that build cartilage, muscle and bone. Joints are filled with such cells, which helps explain patients' painful symptoms, according to the findings published in the journal Nature. By creating decoy handles, the researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in the US showed that they could reduce chikungunya infection and signs of arthritis. "We now know how chikungunya gets into cells, and we may have found a way to block the infection," said Michael S Diamond, a professor at Washington University School of Medicine. "If the virus cannot get into the cell, it is unable to replicate and cause infection and disease," Diamond said. There are no specific treatments or vaccines for chikungunya and related viruses, known as arthritogenic alphaviruses, researchers
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India saw 211 tuberculosis cases per 1,00,000 population in 2016: WHO 18.5.2018 General News
India saw an estimated 211 cases of tuberculosis per 1,00,000 people in 2016, better than neighbouring Bangladesh and Myanmar which recorded 221 and 361 cases respectively in this category, according to the World Health Statistics 2018 released by WHO. However, Nepal and Bhutan recorded fewer number of tuberculosis (TB) cases per 1,00,000 population than India, it said. India has pledged to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global target set by WHO. According to the report, TB remains a high-burden disease and "progress in fighting it, although impressive, is still not fast enough to close persistent gaps". Globally, incidence of TB registered a 19 er cent decline over a 16-year period from 173 new and relapse cases per 1,00, 000 population in the year 2000 to 140 per 1,00,000 population in 2016. The WHO report also stated that maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in India was 174 per 1,00,000 births in 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 is to lower MMR .
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VP urges private sector to adopt philanthropic approach for healthcare facilties in rural areas 18.5.2018 General News
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today expressed concern over the lack of medical facilities in rural areas and urged the private sector to supplement the government's efforts in bridging the urban-rural divide and adopting a philanthropic approach to make healthcare affordable. Ruing the shortage of doctors and paramedical personnel in the country, he suggested that it should be made mandatory for MBBS graduates to serve in rural areas before first promotion is granted to them. "The private sector must not only supplement the efforts of the government in bridging the urban-rural divide in the health sector but adopt a more humane and philanthropic approach, ensuring that healthcare is affordable and accessible," Naidu said. He was speaking at the convocation ceremony of Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC). Naidu said India's health sector was facing the twin burdens of communicable and non-communicable diseases and he called upon public health experts, healthcare professionals, local
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Swachh Bharat is a prerequisite for establishing a Swasth Bharat: Vice President 18.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Swachh Bharat is a prerequisite for establishing a Swasth Bharat. He was addressing the Convocation of Lady Hardinge Medical College, here today.
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Sex and virus battle against cancer 18.5.2018 General News
Turns out, sex and some certain virus can provide aid to fight against cancer.According to a research conducted by the Ottawa Hospital, a common treatment for erectile dysfunction combined with the flu vaccine may be able to help the immune system mop up cancer cells left behind after surgery.The study showed that this unconventional strategy can reduce the spread of cancer by more than 90 percent in a mouse model. It is now being evaluated in a world-first clinical trial."Surgery is very effective in removing solid tumours," said senior author Rebecca Auer."However, we're now realizing that, tragically, surgery can also suppress the immune system in a way that makes it easier for any remaining cancer cells to persist and spread to other organs. Our research suggests that combining erectile dysfunction drugs with the flu vaccine may be able to block this phenomenon and help prevent cancer from coming back after surgery."The current study investigated sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil ...
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New steps to fight dengue 18.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Innovation critical for vector control measures
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