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TB, heart disease among top killers in India

TB, heart disease among top killers in India

 Mortality from TB and pneumonia falls in India, more lives are lost to heart and pulmonary diseases.


India needs 3.6 m hospital beds in next 20 years

India needs 3.6 m hospital beds in next 20 years

India's will need to add 3.6 million hospital beds over the next 20 years to meet the needs of the growing population, PwC India estimate.


India to add more drugs to essential medicines list

India to add more drugs to essential medicines list

The concept of essential medicines has been adopted by many countries including India to meet healthcare needs of the majority of a population. 


Rise of cancer diseases across India

Rise of cancer diseases across India

Annually around 500,000 people die of cancer in India and the WHO says the number is expected to rise.


Geography Of H1N1

Geography Of H1N1

H1N1 virus first appeared in Mexico in 2009 and spread around the world. In India, the current outbreak is deadliest since 2010. 


India provides 777,485  HIV patients free medicine

India provides 777,485 HIV patients free medicine

The first case of AIDS was reported in India in Tamil Nadu in 1986.  Today 2.1 million people are infected with HIV, according to the U.N.


The toll of a tragedy

The toll of a tragedy

Diarrhoeal diseases kill 100,000 children in India each year, making diarrhea second-largest killer of children after pneumonia.


India's new health policy

India's new health policy

India’s new health policy has prioritised five key issues inlcuding making health a fundamental right.


How O blood group protects against malaria, a new study

How O blood group protects against malaria, a new study

Medical researchers could be a step closer to a complete cure for malaria. A team of Scandinavian doctors have discovered mechanism behind protection that O+ blood group gives against most life-threatening effects of malaria.


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