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Health  /  Published 22.09.20

The C-trap: India’s breast cancer research

The first documented evidence of breast cancer was found in an Egyptian papyrus dating back to 3000 BC. American dealer Edwin Smith found it in Luxor in 1862. The papyrus was deciphered in 1920 16t...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 14.09.20

Covid healthcare: Find the source of the pain

Last week, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation invited paramedics and doctors to join its Covid care centres. Offer: a short-term contract with good remuneration. Nagpur is not the only district desperat...
By Jaideep Hardikar in

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.20

A compassionate partnership with Africa

The global outbreak of Covid-19 has sent the world into a state of panic. Nations are battling a pandemic that is disrupting world markets, stalling global trade, challenging emergency healthcare prep...
By Aparajita Biswas in

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.07.20

Maternal deaths dip in Jharkhand

Jharkhand recorded the lowest maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in eastern India and the fifth lowest in the country, according to a special bulletin released by the office of the Registrar General of In...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.20

New normal: Coexisting with the virus

Is a virus immortal? The question has been brought to light on account of the fact that medical science, the World Health Organization says, is yet to find a cure for the 200 or so pathogens that have...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.20

No filters needed

Sir — One down, several more to go. According to news reports, Shaadi.com, a leading matrimonial website in India has removed its skin colour filter after facing backlash from users. There are too m...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 30.05.20

Trump says US terminating relationship with WHO

President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organisation, saying it had failed to undertake greatly needed reforms and 'mislead' t...
By PTI in Washington

World  /  Published 29.05.20

Trump strikes China over coronavirus, Hong Kong, student visas

President Donald Trump announced on Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected o...
By AP in Washington

India  /  Published 22.05.20

Vardhan takes charge as WHO Executive Board chairman

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan took charge as the chairman of the WHO Executive Board on Friday and asserted that a worldwide crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the need for streng...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.06.20

Covid-19 could be opportunity for India to speed up Ayushman Bharat: WHO chief

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has presented challenges for several nations, could be an opportunity for India to speed up the health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat, especially with a focus on primary...
By PTI in


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