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Silver silk patch aids healing of wounds, prevents infection 17.2.2018 Hindu: Home
It helped heal scratch wounds in 24 hours
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Cancer testing for women begins at 21 17.2.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Preventive health care for women should never be ignored.
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By Underfunding Its Own TB Control Plan, Centre Shoots Itself in the Lung 17.2.2018 The Wire

Chronically low investments have made our public health systems fragile and overburdened, such that they have become incapable of reversing India's TB crisis by themselves.

The post By Underfunding Its Own TB Control Plan, Centre Shoots Itself in the Lung appeared first on The Wire.

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Multi-country trial ups hope of recovering from TB in 6 months 16.2.2018 DNA: Health
Of the 28 patients enrolled, only 23 patients could stay on till the end of the trial, wherein 17 (74%) of these patients converted to TB negative by the end of six months
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Don't be victims of fraud: Health dept to public 15.2.2018 Deccan Herald - District

The members of the public are requested not to be the victims of fraud as miscreants, in the guise of Asha workers, are collecting money by assuring them of various health care services, like medicines for infertility, disabilities and treatments, for curing tuberculosis and other diseases.

In a press release, health department has appealed to the public not to entertain such people. The department is providing free health care services to some diseases, but not at Primary Health Care Centres. The public should approach police if they come across such fraud, the department has told people in the press release.

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Two New Studies on Tuberculosis Offer India Some Good News and Some Bad 14.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
According to a study published in Lancet, of the 23 cases analysed between January 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017, 74 percent tested negative for tuberculosis within six months after being treated with the new drug combination.
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SC refuses to recall order disposing of PIL on vaccines 12.2.2018 General News
The Supreme Court today refused to recall its earlier order in which it had disposed of a plea seeking an enquiry into alleged negligence by the government in running public sector laboratories involved in making vaccines for diseases such as tuberculosis. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said that it had already dealt with the issue in its earlier order passed in October 2016 and there was not question of recalling the same. "We are not inclined to recall the order," the bench said. Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for petitioner S P Shukla, said that the plea be revived as the PSUs are not functioning and the government was still procuring vaccines from private firms at higher rates. The PIL had alleged that the central government was neglecting the production of vaccines in the public sector laboratories and was taking their supplies from the private producers. The court passed the order after the ..
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T.N. placed third in health index 10.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Neonatal mortality rate in State lower than in other States; vacancies in health department not filled
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India Health Fund to boostresearch on TB, malaria 9.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Invites proposals to improve detection and treatment
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NITI Aayog releases Healthy States, Progressive India" Report Kerala, Punjab & Tamil Nadu ranked on top in terms of overall performance Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh ra 9.2.2018 General News
NITI Aayog releases Healthy States, Progressive India” Report
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NITI Aayog health report: Kerala, Punjab outperform others 9.2.2018 General News
Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have been ranked on top in overall health index while Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh saw maximum annual incremental performance among larger states, according to a report released by NITI Aayog on Friday.In its 'Healthy States, Progressive India' Report, the organisation said Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh saw maximum annual incremental performance in indicators such as Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR), Under-five Mortality Rate (U5MR), full immunization coverage, institutional deliveries, and People Living with HIV (PLHIV) on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART)."Our job was first to challenge states, secondly to do workshops with states and thirdly to put it in ranking. While historical ranking is important, it is very important for us to capture change per year. Best thing was that the eastern states Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh have done very well. They have come fourth and fifth and have moved up the ladder very fast, banking on
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Ahmedabad lower than Tapi in vaccination coverage 8.2.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
This may come as a surprise, but Ahmedabad lags behind Navsari, Tapi and even Narmada as far as percentage of children vaccinated for basic vaccinations is concerned. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) found that only 50% of children in Gujarat (in 12-23 months age group) received all basic vaccinations against six major childhood illnesses (tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and measles). Ahmedabad had 49% of children in the age group vaccinated against these basic illnesses, less than the vaccination percentage for Gujarat (50%). Interestingly, the data also shows that Surat had a lower percentage of children (48%) vaccinated against the six major childhood illnesses. Navsari (79%), Tapi (73%), Jamnagar (69%) and even state capital Gandhinagar (66%) had a higher percentage of children that had been vaccinated.  Panchmahals and Patan have the lowest coverage at 30% and 31% respectively. But those who have been part of the government's vaccination drive said such low coverage ...
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South Africa gold miners seen close to silicosis lawsuit settlement 7.2.2018 General News
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A class action suit brought against gold producers in South Africa is likely to be settled "within months" with 9 billion rand ($755 million) going to miners suffering from fatal lung disease, the chair of an industry group said on Wednesday.
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Pharmacists to help detect cancer 7.2.2018 Hindu: Home
To look out for repeat customers who may need immediate medical intervention
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Board of Thyrocare Technologies recommends interim dividend 6.2.2018 General News
Of Rs 5 per share
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Thyrocare Technologies fixes record date for interim dividend 6.2.2018 General News
Record date is 16 February 2018
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Spit wide open: fine or social service for violators? 6.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
Law announced in 2015, but govt. departments are divided about bringing about change and over who will collect penalty
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5 endangered turtles recovered in west Delhi; man held 5.2.2018 General News
A 23-year-old man has been arrested and five Indian softshell turtles recovered from his possession which he had allegedly bought from west Delhi's Inderpuri, police said today. The accused has been booked under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, under which the species has been termed endangered, they said. The accused, Aman, a resident of Madangir, accompanied by two of his friends was allegedly transporting the turtles from Inderpuri to his house, the police said. The trio had stopped at Ridge on February 3. A motorcycle patrol team saw the trio seating in the car and approached them, they said. The police personnel asked Aman to show his driving license and asked the trio to come out of the car. As soon as they came out of the car, they fled in different directions, police said. Police recovered five turtles from the car of the trio. Subsequently, Aman was nabbed from southeast Delhi's Madangir while two of his friends are on the run. During ...
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Bohra community members visit India for FGM: Study 5.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
With Australia and the US among others outlawing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), members of the Dawoodi Bohra community from these countries are visiting India to observe this practice, a study has suggested.
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Haryana govt amends rules for labourers in construction work 5.2.2018 General News
The Manohar Lal Khattar government has notified Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Amendment Rules, 2018 for the benefit of the labourers engaged in construction works in the state. A spokesperson of the Haryana Labour Department said that as per the notified rules, the Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board may sanction an amount of Rs 3,000 per mensem as disability pension to a beneficiary who is permanently disabled due to paralysis, leprosy, cancer, tuberculosis and accident. In addition to the pension, he or she would be eligible for ex-gratia payment of Rs 1.50 lakh for upto 50 per cent disability, Rs two lakh for 51 per cent to 75 per cent disability and Rs three lakh for 76 per cent and above percentage of disability, he said. The spokesperson said the board may also sanction an amount of Rs two lakh to the dependents or nominees of a registered member towards financial ...
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