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AI-based solution for river blindness: to Africa from India

Indian health-tech company Niramai to develop an AI-based computer-aided software for controlling spread of river blindness Indian health-tech company Niramai will develop an AI-based computer-aided...

Births by C-secs increased in India at twice the pace of...

The drivers of increase in C-sec births in India are poorly understood, say French researchers who looked at the latest government data Are Indian women...

India needs to spend $290mn more yearly on TB control: Lancet

Lancet Commission on TB  says India should spend US$290 million each year, which is significantly less than India’s US$32 billion annual losses because of TB   A...

Not notifying TB a crime, Ahmedabad sees first FIR against doctor

Not notifying TB was made a punishable offence last year, but this is the first FIR against a doctor for non-compliance   For the first time...

One in every two childhood cancers goes untreated: Lancet

Study in The Lancet Oncology says that one in every two childhood cancer cases in the world go undiagnosed and untreated   One in every two...

Global experts to review WHO yoga training document

Sixteen experts from 11 countries will review the WHO yoga training document document over two days in Delhi   Experts will review the new document on “Benchmarks...

Suffering from chronic pain? Try social media like Pinterest

Study shows that social media platforms such as Pinterest can help patients cope better with chronic pain   Social media platform Pinterest is emerging as a...

Nadda inaugurates 4th Global Digital Health Partnership in Delhi

Nadda talks about the commitment of the government of India to ensure healthcare reaches the last man in the line, says that's what led...

Mobile app can prevent 80% maternal and child deaths

Study by Indian Council of Medical Research and its partners found that arming frontline health workers with an app helps cut maternal and child...

Dengue, malaria, chikungunya resurgence in strife torn Venezuela: Lancet

Lack of medication and vector control activities in Venezuela mark resurgence in cases of dengue, malaria, chikungunya The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating...

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