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India  /  Published 19.11.19

Doctor count in India below WHO norm

The country has one doctor for every 1,445 Indians, lower than the WHO-prescribed norm of one doctor for 1,000 people, the government told Parliament on Tuesday. The Indian figure has been calculated ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.02.19

Opposition to patent on TB drug bedaquiline

Two persons who survived tuberculosis have filed an opposition to a patent application by a pharmaceutical company on bedaquiline, a medicine prescribed for multi-drug-resistant TB but still not avail...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 25.02.20

Minister infected as Iran virus toll hits 16

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the highest outside China, increasing its international isolation as dozens of countries from South Korea to Italy accelerated emergency measures...
By Reuters in Beijing

World  /  Published 22.02.20

Delhi issues Singapore travel advisory

India on Saturday asked people to avoid non-essential travel to Singapore in a fresh advisory amid concerns about the novel coronavirus that has, ferried by travellers, spread from China to 26 countri...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 21.02.20

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma teams up with Columbia University to find cure for COVID-19

China's tech billionaire Jack Ma has pledged over USD 2 million to support the development of antiviral drugs to combat the new coronavirus which has killed 2,236 people in the country and infected mo...
By PTI in Beijing


Health  /  Published 13.04.19

Head wise

Now and then, we hear a lot of youngsters talk about frequent episodic headaches called migraine. It is seen in every seventh person and is prevalent all over the world. Migraine is more prevalent tha...
By Shikha Prakash

Health  /  Published 07.12.18

India foul air toll outstrips tobacco’s: Study

The analysis shows that lower respiratory tract infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ischaemic heart disease — in that order — account for the largest proportions of years lost fr...
By G.S. Mudur

World  /  Published 03.12.18

Snapshots from the first decade of the AIDS crisis

When the World Health Organisation declared December 1 World AIDS Day in 1988, the disease was a global pandemic. By the end of that year, 82,362 cases of AIDS had been reported in the United States, ...
By New York Times News Service

Health  /  Published 15.08.19

Nod to drug to treat deadliest tuberculosis

US drug regulators on Wednesday approved a new compound for use with two other drugs to treat the deadliest form of tuberculosis, with health activists saying it should be made affordable to patients ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.20

Biodiversity to the rescue

India has the second largest population in the world, with over half of the territory used as cropland. India’s food production needs to increase substantially in the coming decades due to an expect...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda


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