Public Funded Patents

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What is the issue? CSIR-Tech, the commercial arm of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) shut down its operations due to lack of funds. One of the reasons is the excessive spen…

March 24, 2017 0 94

Elimination of Measles

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What is the issue? Measles is a major childhood killer, claiming an estimated 54 500 lives in 2015. Measles: Measles is a virus that can be transmitted through airdrops, personal contact and infec…

March 23, 2017 0 242

Education and Under-5 Mortality

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What is the issue? An analysis of NFHS-4 data has shown that education of women has a direct impact on children’s health. What is Under-five mortality? Under-five mortality is the number of…

March 20, 2017 0 346

Port to Curb Irrational Antibiotic Consumption

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Why in news? The health ministry and the central drugs regulator are developing an online platform, where all chemists and druggists will have to register. What is the health ministry’s decis…

March 18, 2017 0 362

National health policy

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Why in news? The National Health Policy was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. What does the policy say? India last issued a National Health Policy in 2002. The new policy proposes rais…

March 17, 2017 0 624

Vaccine Safety Net

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What is the issue?                         Only about 50% of children betwee…

March 13, 2017 0 431

TN Model in Heart Attack Care

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Why in news? A unique model of heart attack care has brought down the time taken respond to cardiac episodes from 900 minutes to 170 minutes in Tamil Nadu. What the new study says? The yearlong s…

March 11, 2017 0 358

Addressing Superbug

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What is the issue? A US woman died due to such a superbug which heightened the global disquiet over the growing menace of antibiotics resistance. Following this, WHO recently came out with its ma…

March 10, 2017 0 447

Battling Leptospirosis

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Why in news? The researchers at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) are involved in a major genome-sequencing effort for 20 Leptospira species. What is Leptospirosis?    &nbs…

March 05, 2017 0 470

Noise Pollution

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What is the issue? A study by a German company across 50 cities in the world finds that noise is robbing nearly two decades of healthy hearing from the inhabitants of Delhi and Mumbai. What is noise…

March 05, 2017 0 377