Social media and mental health

Daily News GS II Health

What is the issue? Blue Whale Challenge is said to be the reason behind some recent suicides by teenagers in India. Huge number of youngsters seeking to play the game may already be prone to menta…

August 21, 2017 0 779

Vitamin A - Targeted Supplementation

Daily News GS II Health

What is the issue? Some scientists have vouched for a targeted supplementation program for vitamin A.  Why is Vitamin A supplementation required? In the mid-1960s, prevalence of night blind…

August 20, 2017 0 679

India's Rural Health System

Daily News GS II Health

What is the issue? Despite the Centre's efforts towards the ambitious health goals for 2020, the recent Gorakhpur health tragedy calls for an assessment of rural India’s health system. Wha…

August 17, 2017 0 877

Drug Menace - Worldwide & India

Articles GS II Health

What is Drug Abuse? World Health Organisation defines Drug Abuse as the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Addiction is an advanced stage of…

August 14, 2017 0 707

Gorakhpur Health Tragedy

Daily News GS II Health

Why in news? More than 70 children have died in a span of few days at the BRD medical college in Gorakhpur, UP. What are the reasons? Oxygen - Infections and possible disruption of oxygen supply …

August 14, 2017 0 948

Antibiotics Intake - The right way

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The BMJ, a journal of the British Medical Association published an article suggesting that completing the full antibiotic course is no longer necessary. What completing full course is …

August 14, 2017 0 749

Generic drug deflation

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? Amid the public fury over the escalating costs of brand-name medications, the prices of generic drugs have been falling. This has raised concerns with the profitability of major…

August 13, 2017 0 805

FDA’s measure to address nicotine addiction

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? The ‘U.S. Food and Drug Administration’-FDA has proposed to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels. What is nicotine? Nicotine is an extremel…

August 02, 2017 0 958

Progress of Swachh Bharat

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? The Swachh Bharat Mission has laid the foundations for a faster pace of change What is the progress of Swachh Bharat Mission? The implementation is happening at the State, dist…

July 31, 2017 0 931

Price Control on Cardiac Stents

Editorial GS II Mains

What is the issue? In India, emergency angioplasty was carried out in less than 10% of patients mainly because of the cost involved in the procedure and the lack of access to stents. So, in Februa…

July 27, 2017 0 809