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11 S Asian nations to discuss dengue, malaria, drug access

Crucial meeting of WHO South East Asia Region will happen in Delhi next week Intensifying action to eliminate malaria, addressing the increasing threat of dengue,...

Diarrhoea, dengue on the rise in Kerala, post floods

Health minister J P Nadda reviews flood relief measures in Kerala Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Wednesday reviewed the...

Take steps to control dengue, malaria etc: Nadda to Kejriwal

Nadda letter to Kejriwal may not go down well with the Delhi administration Union health minister J P Nadda has written to Delhi chief minister...

It is officially dengue, malaria, chikungunya season

Monsoons are when these mosquito borne diseases have a field day; government figures show that the numbers are already rising It is that time of...

Medanta refund is a lesson for pvt hospitals and Union health...

One-off refunds do not make regulatory success. They are more signs of systemic failure The Medanta refund to the family of the 7-year-old boy who...

Climate change, globalisation widening the sphere of pathogens too

You are not the only one traveling the world. So are bugs Spurred on by climate change, international travel and international trade, disease-bearing insects are...

Mosquito gut could hold key to stalling transmission of dengue virus

A new research raises hopes that the virus could be stopped from replicating inside the insect A mosquito's ability to replicate and transmit a virus...

Scientists find genetic link to dengue severity

India recorded 30000 more dengue cases in 2017 compared to the year before This could hold a clue to India's annual battle against dengue. Scientists...

Now, Haryana moves to cancel Fortis licence

State govt. is seeking to cancel the land lease of Fortis that got land on concession in return for keeping 20% beds free One day...

Haryana Govt to file FIR against Fortis on dengue death

Haryana government is all set to lodge an FIR against Fortis Hospital Gurugram for alleged irregularities in the case where a seven-year-old girl died...

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