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I-day: Modi unveils Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Praja)

The scheme will be launched on September 25, birthday of Deen Dayal Upadhyay From September 25, 50 crore Indians will no longer face the sword...

PM Modi may unpack health scheme in I-Day speech

The Rs 5 lakh annual health cover programme for 10.74 crore families was announced in the Union Budget All eyes in the country will naturally...

Opinion

This Doctors’ Day, let’s restore the primacy of the white coats

Doctor's Day is the birthday of Dr B C RoyDr Bidhanchandra Roy, a former chief minister of West Bengal, some say was the most...

Delhi govt plan to rein in private hospitals ignores systemic flaws

The plan to cap profit margins, offer discounts in case of deaths could deny patients the best possible care in the first 24 hours That...

Research

“India needs salt reduction plan to control high bp, CVD”

New study by Public Health Foundation of India calls for salt reduction programme Days after an international study pointed out that salt reduction as a...

Grip strength can be a predictor of adolescent health too

Study shows it can be an indicator of long term health and possible disease risks   Grip strength is known to be a predictors of  cardiovascular...

Artificial intelligence helps reduce cancer drugs’ toxicity

Machine learning techniques can adjust dosage of cancer drugs and improve quality of lifeThe most poignant images of a cancer patient perhaps are the...

Glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease

Body's own immune system destroys retinal cells in glaucoma, suggests new study Glaucoma is a disease that affects nearly 70 million people worldwide but what...

New molecule effective against drug resistant malaria

The molecule shows promise to be developed into a new drug A novel drug molecule tested on animal models has been found to be effective...

Women with asthma at higher risk of chronic lung disease

Smoking, obesity identified as risk factors too More than 40% women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to...

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Explainers

New Hepatitis C treatment will do away with liver transplants

Today, health minister J P Nadda launches National Hepatitis Control Programme of which, the mainstay is directly acting anti-virals, to be available free at...
Russia white nights

FIFA World Cup 2018 and the Russian white nights

Extended light hours in Russia would play havoc with the daily rhythms of visitors - both footballers and their fans Germany lost to Mexico, Poland...
Suicide, Epilepsy

Bourdain, Spade suicides shine the spotlight on depression

Celebrities have come out and spoken about their own battles, yet depression remains poorly understood Two back to back celebrity suicides have shone the spotlight...
Fruit bat is natural carrier for Nipah virus

God’s own country is haven for deadly Nipah virus

A virus carried by fruit bats claims 10 lives in KeralaTen people have died from a rare virus, named Nipah, in Kerala. Nine others...
BP medicine can check diabetes

Hypertension causes half of all stroke deaths in India

High blood pressure is the primary culprit behind stroke and coronary artery disease in IndiaIndia is grappling with a huge hypertension burden, a large...
hand hygiene

Theme of Hand Hygiene Day 2018 has resonance for India

Healthcare providers in rural areas often oblivious of the importance of hand hygiene Much as the hand hygiene message may have become a vehicle in...
A woman coughing

World Asthma Day: 18 million Indians live with asthma

Medibulletin takes you through how to live with asthma and live well For a parent, living with an asthma diagnosis for one's child is never...
Hemophilia, blood bleeding

About 20K people living with Hemophilia in India, actual figures could be way higher

In the spirit of sharing of knowledge - the theme this World Hemophilia Day - we at Medibulletin have put together an explainer on...
fat man smoking

Obesity, smoking may lead to lack of response to Hepatitis B shot in 5-10%...

India made Hepatitis B a part of its universal immunisation basket in 2014It has been almost three and half years that India made hepatitis...

Less than 2% cardiac arrest patients in India receive CPR

Poor cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and awareness leave patients who suffer cardiac events outside hospital settings, with preventable permanent brain damage It was a Sunday...
A couple climbing mountains

Planning a getaway to cooler climes, beware of acute mountain sickness

Rapid ascent is usually associated with the condition but some people are more prone than others Though the CBSE retests may play spoiler, the holiday...
Rani Mukherjee

Tourette gets better with age but living with it is no mere “hichki”

The recent Rani Mukherjee starrer puts the spotlight on  a little known neurological condition that is quite common in childhoodTourette Syndrome isn't progeria and...
A woman eating Salad

Salad eaters beware! Uncooked pork isn’t the only culprit in tapeworm infection

Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of epilepsy Some years ago, when ace Indian tennis player Leander Paes fell ill, neurocysticercosis enjoyed a brief moment in...
Irrfan Khan

Neuroendocrine tumours are diverse, often complicated; Get well soon Irrfan

Actor Irrfan Khan's cryptic reference to neuro not always being about the brain is bang on. A quick explainer on neuroendocrine tumoursLike some of...
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking wrote the history of time, he was also the gutsiest face of...

The British physicist lived with the debilitating disease for more than 50 years Stephen Hawking changed the way we looked at creation. He also showed...