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Opinion  /  Published 07.05.19

India lags in rabies prevention

Arnav, the seven-year-old son of a Mumbai police constable, suffered serious bites on his face and body by a rabid dog in 2018. He was taken to four different hospitals before being properly diagnosed...
By Lakshmi Venkataraman in

Opinion  /  Published 27.03.19

To help the living, count the dead

Our recent analysis has shown that India avoided about one million additional child deaths in the period 2005–15 with the country’s accelerated progress in reducing child mortality since 2005, but...
By Prabhat Jha in

Health  /  Published 13.03.19

Price cap push to drug sales

More patients in India began consuming a cholesterol-lowering drug called atorvastatin after the Centre imposed price caps on the medicine, suggests a study that health economists say bolsters argumen...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.19

CMC checks on last year’s dengue hubs

Aedes aegypti mosquito — the primary transmitter of the dengue virus — is known to breed in stagnant, freshwater that has been left undisturbed for seven days or more.About 3,000 people had tested...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 18.02.19

Government must promote awareness on air pollution

Things are not always as they seem. A study published last year in the medical journal, Lancet, had found that Uttar Pradesh was the worst off in terms of deaths attributable to air pollution in India...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.01.19

Ranchi civic body's dispensaries falling apart

Dispensaries are ailing in neglect even as the municipal corporation in the capital is focusing on everything from roads and marts to toilets and drains under mission Smart City. A close look at three...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.19

India needs to confront its leprosy problem

To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, goes the traditional wedding vow; that is, unless one of the partners contracts leprosy. The bacterial infection is, at present, a ground for divorce in...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 24.11.19

India needs to increase its health budget

Doctors are hard to come by in India. The government recently revealed in Parliament that there is one allopathic doctor for every 1,445 people in the country. This is far below the norm of one doctor...
By The Editorial Board in

Science  /  Published 16.12.18

Cloud on anaemia numbers

India’s nationwide anaemia counts are under question with medical researchers telling the Union health ministry that it is relying on a haemoglobin measurement method that is easy to use but has bee...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.11.19

Delhi parents want annual smog vacation

Over 70 per cent of parents in Delhi and the National Capital Region say there should be a scheduled 'smog break' in schools from November 1-20 every year, according to a new survey.The survey with ne...
By PTI in New Delhi


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