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Ministries And Bodies Come Together To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

On 19 April, 11 ministries, including health, environment, agriculture, food and public distribution, came together for an inter-ministerial consultation to finalise a National Action Plan to combat antimicrobial resistance

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Why Depression Most Relevant On This World Health Day?

The good news is that depression is curable. If not, at least controllable in most of the cases, if there is timely intervention

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Tobacco Industry, Government Face Off Ahead Of WHO Conference

India's $11 billion tobacco industry has urged the government to take a softer line on tobacco control efforts when it hosts a World Health Organization conference in New Delhi next month, but officials say the government will not bow to "pressure tactics"

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Sanofi's Dengue Vaccine Approved In 11 Countries

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused by four virus serotypes (1 to 4) as categorized by the World Health Organisation

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Over 90 Per Cent Of World Breathing Polluted Air

WHO urges governments to cut the number of vehicles on the road, improve waste management and promote clean cooking fuel

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Viral Hepatitis Kills 3.5 Lakh In SE Asia; Patient Population Crosses 100 Million

The disease spread in this region is alarming as 90 per cent of the patients can be effectively cured with available treatments

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India Should Double Coverage Of HBV Vaccine: WHO

Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease. If babies get infected, the virus usually remains in the body for a lifetime

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Alcohol Kills An Indian Every 96 Minutes

Maharashtra reported most alcohol-related deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, according to the NCRB data, with experts saying high rates of alcoholism correlate with high crime rates

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7 AM: Peak Pollution Levels In 4 Cities

There is good evidence of the effects of short-term exposure to PM 10 on respiratory health, but for mortality, and especially as a consequence of long-term exposure, PM 2.5 is a stronger risk factor than the coarse part of PM 10

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Indians Eating Foods That Predispose Them To Sickness

An affinity for fast food, long work hours and rising prices of fruit and vegetable are the leading reasons for a drop in their consumption

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WHO Suspends TB Drugs From Big India Supplier On Quality Fears

The UN agency said it had suspended all TB products made at Svizera's Mumbai site because manufacturing standards and quality management were unreliable

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India Drug Monitoring Plan Struggles To Grow Fast Enough

There are problems ranging from a shortage of personnel, computers and funds to raise awareness among staff to a lack of cooperation from doctors who say they are too busy

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1 In 7 Indian Drugs Revealed As Substandard

Substandard drugs work less effectively, causing disease to run a longer course, and can even require a new prescription during treatment. Substandard drugs also contribute to antibacterial resistance, a threat that has doubled in the last five years in India

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