#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in Maharashtra

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in collaboration with, Central TB Division has initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. On Wednesday, a dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra. After many years such a survey for the […]

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3 million people miss out on TB treatment, reveals WHO

More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis. Globally, 7 million people were diagnosed and treated for TB – up from 6.4 million in 2017 – enabling the world to meet one of the milestones towards the United Nations political declaration targets on […]

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Rising doctors’ suicide cases worries Indian Medical Association

Is the mental health of young doctors in India is at a tipping point? The medical fraternity is scrambling to find answers to this burning question. Young medical students, in India, are taking an extreme step of ending their lives. Recently, one Dr Payal Tadwi, from Maharashtra, committed suicide due to ragging from seniors. And […]

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#WorldSightDay: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment

More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and farsightedness, glaucoma and cataract,  according to the first World report on vision issued by the World Health Organization. The report, launched ahead of World Sight Day on 10 October, found […]

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Excess weight increases asthma risk in children

Even in young children, being overweight leads to high blood pressure

According to the World Health Organization, childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and the prevalence has increased at an alarming rate. In 2016, more than 41 million children under the age of five were overweight. “The myth that excess weight in children […]

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Higher risk of stroke can follow midlife type 2 diabetes, reveals study

Strokes are serious attacks in the brain that deprive nerve cells of oxygen by cutting off their blood supply. Without oxygen, cells soon begin to die. Researchers from establishments in Sweden and China carried out the new study. They wanted to examine the relationship between midlife type 2 diabetes and cerebrovascular disease later in life […]

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#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Smokers at a high-risk of COPD and lung disease

Various factors contribute to COPD, including prolonged exposure to air pollutants and dust. However, cigarette smoking is far and away from the leading cause of the disease. City experts advise that the most effective available treatment for COPD is smoking cessation. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco-related deaths are projected to increase to […]

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