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“Nipah infections in a local cluster not a major outbreak”

Central team visiting Kerala concludes that Nipah is a local occurrence not a major outbreak After a detailed review of the Nipah situation, the central...

India to partner private sector for JEET in TB fight

Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis (JEET) is the biggest public private partnership against TB India has launched a massive partnership with the private sector...

1 in 8 Indians over 30 years has high blood pressure

One in every eight people in India above 30 years of age has high blood pressure, according to Union health ministry Every eighth Indian above...

1-2 million ‘TB Champions’ to be the face of India’s battle...

At a TB review meeting on Tuesday, health minister J P Nadda stressed on mobilising recovered TB patients as 'TB Champions' India is looking at...

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...

Vaccine technical group recommends cervical cancer shot in national programme

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) has recommended that India should introduce a cervical cancer vaccine in its universal immunisation programme. The minutes...

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Flavours used in e-cigarettes damage blood vessels

The effects, researchers found, were similar to that or smoking Flavoured e-cigarettes may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, shows a new study. There has been...

High blood pressure increases dementia risk

Research shows people who are hypertensive have a higher risk of dementiaHigh blood pressure may accelerate the rate of memory loss. A new study in...

“Soft launch” of new health mission, 20 states are on...

Preparations are on course for a launch on August 15, if prime minister Narendra Modi wants to do itTwenty states have  so far confirmed...