World Malaria Day: ‘India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third,’ says JP Nadda

Reiterating the commitment to eliminate malaria, Nadda stated that the focus on the bordering districts and empowering local authorities with information, tools and knowledge will help malaria reductions in India and its neighbours

World Malaria Day: ‘India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third,’ says JP NaddaIndia has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the High Level Roundtable on “Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in the South-East Asia Region” in November last year. J […]

Smokeless tobacco: A new epidemic in Southeast Asia

A new study states that demand for smokeless tobacco products on the rise. It has replaced the preference for smoking in Southeast Asia. The study also emphasised that countries need to strengthen its policies for smokeless tobacco products too as it is equally harmful as smoking

Smokeless tobacco: A new epidemic in Southeast AsiaWhile the government and anti-tobacco activists have been doing their best to curb tobacco addiction in the country, a new study published Nicotine and Tobacco Research says smokeless tobacco is now a major concern as it is ‘replacing’ the smoking epidemic in the Southeast Asia Region. The study says the sustained anti-tobacco campaign has driven […]

‘Standardisation of the EUS procedure is need of the hour’

Considering the variations in the healthcare system in each country from Asian EUS Group (AEG), Dr Kenjiro Yasuda who moderated the session emphasised on the standardisation of the EUS procedure

‘Standardisation of the EUS procedure is need of the hour’On the second day of the Asian EUS Congress 2017, a session was conducted to discuss the outcomes of research done by Asian EUS Group (AEG) and how a consensus can be build up to standardise the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedure in various countries. The Asian EUS Group (AEG) is a group of EUS experts […]

‘Proper guidelines must be followed to diagnosis and treat pancreatic cyst’

One of the important sessions, 'Mekong Symposium' at the Asian EUS Congress 2017, was on the subject of discussing different cases dealing with clinical challenges of diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cyst, in the Mekong region, in South East Asia, it specifically has to deal with bile duct tumour

‘Proper guidelines must be followed to diagnosis and treat pancreatic cyst’A conference that was held at Reniassance Conventional Centre in Powai on Thursday addressed various issues about Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). One of the important sessions, ‘Mekong Symposium’ at the conference was about discussing different cases dealing with clinical challenges of diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cyst. The session was moderated by Dr Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Dr […]

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deaths

The study states that 2, 39,000 children younger than 15 years of age die from tuberculosis globally in 2015; 80 per cent of these deaths were in children younger than 5 years of age. More than 70 per cent of deaths occurred in the Southeast Asian and Africa regions

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deathsTuberculosis (TB) is a deadly disease that each of us may have heard about at least once in our lifetime. In relation with this a recent study published in the ‘Lancet’ a medical journal concluded that TB in children is increasingly prominent and is one of growing causes of infant mortality. It states that, 2, […]