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Births by C-secs doubled between 2000 & 2015: Lancet

India remains below global average but Caesarean sections disproportionately high in the private sector Globally, the number of babies born through caesarean section (C-section) almost...

Obesity is not just poor choices, it’s about public policy: Lancet

New article by public health experts calls for multisectoral approach on obesity Is obesity a matter of individual responsibility or a matter of faulty public...

Cervical Cancer Could Be Eliminated From Australia Within Next 20 years...

Australia could be the first country to eradicate cervical cancer Australia’s cervical cancer prevention program is highly effective and will eradicate the disease from the...

Lilly’s new dual-action diabetes drug causes significant weight reduction

Eli Lilly’s new dual-action diabetes drug shows promise in lowering average blood sugar levels by 2.4% and weight by 12.7% in type 2 diabetes...

India to miss SDG target on non-communicable diseases: Lancet

The report says despite progress India and China unlikely to meet the 2030 target even by 2040India miss UN targets to reduce premature deaths...

Undescended testes? Do not delay the surgery or you risk cancer,...

According to a new study undescended testes is associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer and male infertility, decreased chances of fathering a...

Whole fat milk, yoghurt cause fewer heart diseases

Three servings per day of whole fat dairy products consumption linked to lower rates of heart disease and death If you are health conscious and...

Over a third of all women who commit suicide, are Indians

Experts highlight the need to understand and address this trend as the first analysis of the state level disease burden data is released Prevalence...

New tech can predict heart attacks before they happen

The biomarker measures inflammation in fats surrounding blood vessels in heart A novel imaging biomarker which measures inflammation in fats surrounding blood vessels in heart...

Cutting down salt intake isn’t always healthy: Lancet

Sodium reduction programmes may only be appropriate for communities with very high salt intake A new study shows that for the vast majority of communities,...

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In a disease review on Tuesday, health minister J P Nadda assures states that there is no shortage of medicines and testing kits Eighty cases...