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MPs’ panel raps ministry of health for vacancies in AIIMS

Expansion is futile, says the committee for subordinate legislation without filling vacancies Noting that the very purpose of institutes such as AIIMS is defeated by...

Expedite new ART centres for HIV+, MPs panel tells health...

The committee on petitions on the ministry of health, however appreciated the work done by the ministry The Parliamentary committee on petitions has asked the...

Screening data shows 8.4% incidence of diabetes, 10% of hypertension

This is the first time data from the screening of more than 35 crore people has been published Data from the largest screening programme in...

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