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Maharashtra FDA permits sale of pan masala 23.7.2017 DNA: Top News
While the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already extended the ban on chewing tobacco, the regulatory body, in its latest notification, permitted the sale of areca nut, popularly known as pan masala. The notification signed by FDA chief Dr Pallavi Darade extended the ban on chewing tobacco for one year, while maintaining that a single-member committee has been formed to review the ban on areca nut. The move comes as a surprise to public health experts and the medical fraternity as Maharashtra was the first state to ban gutka and pan masala in 2012. "The WHO and several studies in India have proven beyond doubt that pan masala causes serious health hazards, including mouth and throat cancer. All research material has already been submitted to the FDA a number of times in the past five years. Our state is bound to become a laughing stock if the ban on pan masala is not continued." said professor Pankaj Chaturvedi of Tata Memorial ...
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‘India has taken its foot off the pedal’ 22.7.2017 Hindu: S & T
In AIDS fight, India has the resources and the expertise. It needs the political commitment
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NRHM funds diverted in six states: CAG report 22.7.2017 DNA: Top News
In six states, funds amounting to over Rs 36 crore, meant for National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), were diverted to other schemes, the Comptroller Auditor General of India's report reveals. The states in which fund diversion was reported were Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Tripura. In 27 states, the unspent amount has increased from Rs 7,375 crore to Rs 9,509 crore in 2015-16, the report states. Between 2011 and 2016, up to Rs 1,06,179 crore has been spent on NRHM, but a shortfall of health facilities continues to abound in India. Also, there were glaring delays in the transfer of funds from state treasuries to state health societies in 2014-15 and 2015-16, ranging from 50 to 271 days. "Shortfalls in the availability of required health facilities in states, coupled with deficient infrastructural facilities and unhygienic surroundings in some existing facilities are areas of concern," it states. Also, expenditure on reproductive health stands at Rs 42,89 crore, ...
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Rural child health scheme ailing, points out CAG 22.7.2017 TOI: India
The Comptroller and Auditor General has found severe deficiencies in the performance of the reproductive and child health scheme under the National Rural Health Mission.
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Audit may help state arrest fever deaths 22.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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PES reports minor fire at Point Breeze, Phila. refinery on July 17 22.7.2017 TOI: Intl Business
BRIEF-PES reports minor fire at Point Breeze, Phila. refinery on:BRIEF-PES reports minor fire at Point Breeze, Phila. refinery on July 17
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A strike against pneumonia 21.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
A strike against pneumonia
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Viral Hepatitis: Governmental efforts for its Control and Management 21.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
Hepatitis - an inflammatory disease of the liver is caused due to viral infection. In 2015, it led to nearly 1.34 million deaths worldwide (almost equivalent to that caused by tuberculosis);
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Considered too foul, tertiary water treated with disdain 21.7.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Beware of that chicken! High levels of antibiotic-resistance found in Punjab's poultry farms 21.7.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Two-thirds of surveyed farms reported using antibiotic factors for growth promotion
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No more underreporting of infections: Hospitals to upload patient details online 21.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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PNR residents may pay through nose for water 20.7.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Healthcare systems need drastic surgery 20.7.2017 HBL: Opinion
This includes the Government playing a proactive role. Policy focus should shift from tertiary care to primary care
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'Punjab poultry farms breeding antibiotic-resistant pathogens' 20.7.2017 DNA: Health
Scientists have found high levels of antibiotic resistant pathogens in chickens being raised for eggs and meat in poultry farms in Punjab, raising serious health concerns for humans.
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Antibiotic-resistant pathogens in Indian chickens poses major health risk 20.7.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Two-thirds of surveyed farms reported using antibiotic factors for growth promotion
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Indian poultry farms breeding antibiotic-resistant pathogens 20.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
High levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised for both meat and eggs on Indian farms are raising serious health concerns for humans, a team of researchers has warned.
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How a Delhi tobacco officer is taking on Marlboro 20.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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How a Delhi officer is taking on cigarette firms 20.7.2017 TOI: Home
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Three malaria deaths, AMC says none 20.7.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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Govt may partner with private sector to provide healthcare 20.7.2017 TOI: India
With the World Bank as technical partner, Niti Aayog and the health ministry have proposed a public-private partnership model to provide diagnosis and treatment for three non-communicable diseases in three fields — cardiac sciences, oncology and pulmonary sciences — in non-metro cities.
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