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Court ruling on tobacco warning a setback for public health 18.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Court ruling on tobacco warning a setback for public health
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How to regulate private healthcare 11.12.2017 HBL: Home
Ensure transparency and ethical practices in hospital affairs rather than victimising well-meaning doctors
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Minister Ramesh Kumar takes officers to task at meeting 29.11.2017 Hindu: National
Many officers who attended the divisional-level meeting of Health and Family Welfare Department had to answer unexpected questions from Minister for Health and Family Welfare K. R. Ramesh Kumar.With i...
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‘State govt watered down KPME amendment yielding to private lobbies’ 23.11.2017 Citizen Matters
State government has given in to pressure from the profiteering private hospital lobby and presented a compromised KPME Amendments Bill 2017 in the Assembly. »
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When toxic air chokes urban ecosystem 20.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
As the winter sets in, Indian cities are grappling with high levels of air pollution. Delhi, a megacity with the worst air quality as per a recent report by World Health Organisation (WHO), has recently adopted an emergency action plan to combat air pollution called the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). It is formulated by a Supreme Court-mandated panel and suggests a slew of measures to control pollution on severe and very poor air quality days in Delhi and its national capital region (NCR). Bengaluru, which recorded near 46% rise in the level of air pollution this Diwali, aims to become the electrical vehicle capital of India. To this effect, the Karnataka government has announced its Karnataka Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy 2017, which will not only make the state a hub for production of cleaner fuel vehicles, but also bring down air pollution and reduce dependence on the fossil fuels. A recent report by the Indian Institute of Science on the transport sector of Bengaluru has suggested ...
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Healing with a laser touch 18.11.2017 Hindu: S & T
Lasers are providing a breakthrough in burn injury management
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Lasers can help monitor burn wound healing 17.11.2017 BusinessLine - Science
Burn injuries are a major public health issue and management of these a key concern. Regular assessment of healing tissues is necessary but biopsies are painful and may hinder healing process. A grou...
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Malnutrition still top risk factor for death, disability in Karnataka: report 15.11.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Notwithstanding its economic prosperity, malnutrition remains the number one risk factor for death and disability in Karnataka. The worrying fact is the unchanged status of malnutrition even after a gap of a quarter century as malnutrition was recorded as the most important risk factor in Karnataka in 1990 as well, said Indias first state-wise disease burden data that compared a common set of health parameters for every state in 1990 and 2016. "It is surprising, to say the least. Why malnutrition should be the top most risk factor for a state like Karnataka, which is not poor," Lalit Dandona, director, the India State-level Disease Burden Initiative and distinguished professor at Public Health Foundation of India told DH. The disease burden report �� released by the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu here on Tuesday �� illustrated how far and wide the problem of malnutrition was spread among Indian states. "Only six states dont have malnutrition as the number one risk factor. They include three of ...
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‘Arogya Bhagya’ delayed amidst doctors’ protest 6.11.2017 Hindu: Home
With private doctors up in arms over the proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act, the launch of the State government’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scheme cal...
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Less than usual number of patients at Cheluvamba, K.R. hospitals 4.11.2017 Hindu: National
The State-run Krishnarajendra Hospital and Cheluvamba Hospital in Mysuru on Friday saw less than the usual number of patients for outpatient and in-patient treatment despite the strike by private hosp...
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India's pink army: Bringing healthcare to the deprived in 600,000 villages 1.11.2017 Latest News
These pink saree-clad women provide information to people in rural areas about health, sanitation and nutrition
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India's pink army: Bringing healthcare to doorsteps of deprived (IANS Special Series) 1.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In a country where quality healthcare remains a privilege of the rich and influential, a silent army of women, clad in pink sarees, work tirelessly and selflessly to make basic healthcare facilities accessible to those who live on the margins of the growing Indian economy, particularly in the country's vast rural hinterland.
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Why are children still dying of vaccine-preventable Diphtheria? 28.10.2017 Kangla Online
Why are children still dying of vaccine-preventable Diphtheria?
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Kovind hails Kerala's development in various sectors 27.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
After raising the hackles of the BJP by praising Tipu Sultan in Karnataka, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday showered praise on Kerala for its appreciable track record in public health and education and becoming a potential power house of Digital India, with a growing IT sector.
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India tops world in pollution deaths in 2015 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Pollution killed 25 lakh Indians — the highest in the world — in 2015, of whom more than 18 lakh lives were snuffed out by foul air alone, a global panel of public health experts have said in their latest report.Most of these deaths were caused by heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, triggered by pollution.Air pollution apart, water pollution killed nearly 6.46 lakh Indians.Other forms of pollution, including passive smoking and exposure to lead, resulted in the death of another 1.68 lakh people, according to the report published in the journal Lanc
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Rajasthan gets first heavy metal testing lab 16.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
From now onwards, the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fruits, vegetables, cereals and other food items can be detected in government testing lab in the city. For this purpose, central public health laboratory at mini health directorate has been upgraded. Medical and health minister Kalicharan Saraf inaugurated the state-of-the-art testing equipment at the central public health laboratory on Sunday. According to officials, this is the first such public lab in northern India. The lab has been upgraded with the establishment of advanced testing equipment at a cost of around Rs 7 crore. “ With this Rajasthan has joined the selected state like Gujarat, Karnataka, and Maharashtra where the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fruits, vegetables, and other food items can be tested at government testing lab,” Kalicharan Saraf said. To operate these machines staff is being provided training and process have been initiated to fill vacant posts of technicians in the central testing lab,” he ...
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Tobacco consumption in Karnataka is on the rise while national numbers decline 4.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
In another 10 years, Karnataka will have the maximum number of smokers in South India even though the total number of Indians who love their puffs will decline in the same period, according to new research by Indian public health researchers. In 2015, Karnataka had approximately 18 million smokers, which may rise to 18.67 million in 2020 and 19.29 million by 2025. But for the entire country, the total number of people who took drags on their bidis and cigarettes is likely to come down from 344 million in 2015 to 303 million by 2025. Using data collected by the National Sample Survey Organisation, researchers from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai estimated the number of tobacco consumers for each state as well as for country. The study identifies new trends on tobacco consumption pattern. In South India Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Goa are the places where the number of people continue to smoke would rise in the next ten years. In Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, on the other hand, a A ...
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UP to take 'lessons' in public health management from Maharashtra 15.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In the headlines for the deaths of over 70 infants in a Gorakhpur hospital last month, the Uttar Pradesh government will now take 'lessons' in health management from Maharashtra to improve its public health services, officials said here on Friday.
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Karnataka health workers call off agitation 8.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Over 15,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) from across Karnataka, who had been protesting since Thursday, called off their agitation late on Friday evening after the state government agreed to meet their demand for higher wages.
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Health Ministry launches two new contraceptives 6.9.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Sept 5: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched two new contraceptives, an injectable contraceptive MPA under the 'Antara' programme and a contraceptive pill, 'Chhaya', in the public health system to expand the basket of contraceptive choices to meet the emerging needs of couples.
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