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PM Narendra Modi unveils world’s largest health insurance plan

The world's largest government insurance scheme is now up and running Prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana...

Coming soon – universal flu vaccine, effective for life

The new vaccine will be effective for lifetime, unlike current ones, which have to be taken every yearEach year thousands of people across the...

Opinion

Poison or superfood? Why coconut oil is creating such a buzz

Harvard professor's claim about coconut oil being "pure poison" has angered many IndiansLast month, claims by Dr Karin Michels, a Harvard professor that coconut...

ECG on Apple Watch: more sales pitch than real health benefits

A medical assessment of the ECG, atrial fibrillation (AF) detection features of the new Apple WatchApple watch 4 has got FDA approval as an...

Research

Kids in speech therapy respond better with a dog around

Therapy dogs for children with speech difficulties show promising results Therapy assisted by a dog could be more effective than standard speech and language therapy...

Walking for just half an hour may reduce severity of strokes

People who participate in light to moderate physical activity may have less severe strokes People who participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as...

Move over wigs; a device can grow your hair back

New wearable micro LED device shows promise in making hair grow on a bald patch Worried about hair fall? This new micro LED device developed...

Asthma lowers kids’ chances of finishing school

Children affected by asthma are more likely to leave school at the age of 16 and drop out early from university People who suffer from...

Why pollution is scary; particles even reach mother’s womb

Tiny carbon particles from polluted air are reaching the placenta finds new study Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels,...

Drumming an hour per week improves learning in autistic kids

Study shows drumming improves movement control and social interaction in autistic children Drumming for 60 minutes a week can benefit children diagnosed with autism and...

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Coconut oil

Poison or superfood? Why coconut oil is creating such a buzz

Harvard professor's claim about coconut oil being "pure poison" has angered many IndiansLast month, claims by Dr Karin Michels, a Harvard professor that coconut...
Arab, camel, MERS

Why S Korea’s first MERS case in 3 yrs is causing worry

An explainer on why the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is such a feared disease South Korea's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)...

The “rat fever” that is terrorising Kerala: an explainer

As several hundred cases - both confirmed and suspected -  of leptospirosis are reported from Kerala following the floods, the bacterial infection has caused...
Jan Arogya

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya: India’s baby step to UHC

The insurance/assurance scheme for 50 crore people, the largest Govt programme in the world, could be a game changer In less than a month the...

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...