Worrying figures about women's reproductive health in India

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Millions of women across the country do not have access to something as basic as iron and folic acid which can potentially negatively impact the health of the mother, her pregnancy, as well as fetal development. According to recently released National Health Profile 96.7 per cent women in Bihar do not get full antenatal care and in Uttar Pradesh, the figure is a dismal 94.1 per cent. Data from other states is alarming as well. The main reason behind such neglect are the improper implementation of policies and poor monitoring by the states.

One out of every eight deaths due to air pollution in India: Lancet

India has disproportionately high mortality and disease burden due to air pollution according to a recent Lancet report. Out of total deaths attributable to air pollution, 51·4% were in people younger than 70 years. This study provides a comprehensive assessment of the exposure to air pollution and its impact on deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy in every state of India. The study clearly highlights that one out of every eight deaths in India in 2017 could be attributed to air pollution.

 
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Can India foster neglected diseases innovation?

Can India foster neglected diseases innovation?

By : BMJ & DNDi






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DNA detection in saliva can help fight oral cancer

DNA detection in saliva can help fight oral cancer

By : Nabeela Khan






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Special Report: Killing costs

Special Report: Killing costs

By : Rohan Gupta






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Why govt's ban on a lifesaving drug was flawed

Why govt's ban on a lifesaving drug was flawed

By : Nabeela Inayati

Oxytocin is a life-saving drug listed under the National List of Essential Medicines. Yet, govt announced restrictions on manufacturing and supply of oxytocin by private companies.

Big Data may help get new clues to Alzheimer's

Big Data may help get new clues to Alzheimer's

By : Dinesh C Sharma

Despite developments in medicine, early detection of neurodegenerative disorders remains a challenge. Indian researchers has sought to apply Big Data analytics to hunt for early signatures of the Alzheimer’s.

What is ICIJ investigation on medical devices?

What is ICIJ investigation on medical devices?

By : Indrajit Gupta

Global investigation by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists exposed faults in safety standards of medical devices and how health authorities across the globe failed to protect millions of patients. 

Fighting the Tide of Fake Medicines

Fighting the Tide of Fake Medicines

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How heavy metals are spreading drug resistance

How heavy metals are spreading drug resistance

By : Monika Kundu Srivastava

Researchers have identified exposure to cadmium as a reason for Salmonella becoming resistant to antibiotics and have deciphered how cadmium affects the bacteria. Results of the study, published in Scientific Reports, indicate that antibiotics that could treat a severe infection are becoming less effective and those which could only treat mild infections are becoming ineffective.

Is air pollution adding to India’s diabetes burden?

Is air pollution adding to India’s diabetes burden?

By : Raghu Murtugudde

The ill-effects of air pollution on human health have been reported extensively. Some estimates attribute nearly one fourth of all deaths in India to air pollution, particularly exposure to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns in size or PM 2.5. A new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health has reported that PM2.5 also impacts disease burden of diabetes.

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Import alerts on Indian units by USFDA

Import alerts by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are on the rise from 41 drug companies in 2015 to 55 till 2019. USFDA issues a warning letter which restricts the ability of that manufacturing unit to supply drugs to the US. In Indian scenario, the letters have been issued on sloppy record keeping and fudging of data including quality control. 

Cost of healthcare in India

Out of pocket (OOP) medical expenses make up about 67% of all healthcare costs in India according to NHA estimates and forms a major chunk in overall healthcare expenditure. High OOP for health brings a financial burden on families and discourage people from seeking timely care. Therefore, government needs to pump in more funds to address healthcare needs of people.

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