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Drunk driving accidents: low alcohol limits do not work

Study in The Lancet shows lowering alcohol limits for driving don't reduce road traffic accidents Reducing the blood alcohol concentration limit for driving is not...

Migrants are neither disease carriers, nor public health burden

New Lancet Commission debunks myths about public health impacts of migrants Myths about migration and health – including that migrants are disease carriers and are...

One in 8 deaths in India because of air pollution: Lancet

Air pollution now contributes to more disease burden in India than tobacco use India with 18% of the global population has a disproportionately high 26%...

First time ever, a baby is born after uterus transplant from...

Brazilian doctors report the birth of a baby girl to a 32-year-old woman who received an uterus from a dead donor The first baby has...

Pictures of your clogged arteries can make you live healthy

Lancet study finds sharing pictures of scans showing extent of atherosclerosis lowers cardiovascular risk It is notoriously difficult to get patients at high cardiovascular risk...

Alma Ata 40 yrs on, half the world can’t access primary...

In his piece for The Lancet, WHO DG talks of inadequate political leadership Forty years after the Alma Ata declaration that resolved to make primary...

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...

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Undergraduate medical curriculum revision after 21 yrs

Under new curriculum students will have clinical exposure right from the first yearNext academic year onwards, undergraduate medical students in India will have clinical...

This app can detect anaemia from photo of your fingernail

A smartphone app can diagnose anaemia by analysing the colour of a person’s fingernails in a photograph Anaemia is a condition in which people do...

In rare effort, Apollo docs operate on underweight “blue baby”

The baby was born with a condition called transposition of great arteries Like any other parent, Mrs. Meena and Mr. Vinod were delighted after the...