By : Dinesh C Sharma
As Punjab hosts India’s largest science outreach event this week – annual session of the Indian Science Congress at Phagwara – it is time to recall how the state...
By : Kollegala Sharma
Cancer drugs are generally toxic and result in serious side effects in patients. A group of Indian researchers have now ...
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.
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. Now a new study by epidemiologists from America, published in The Lancet Planetary Health, has reported that PM2.5 also impacts disease burden of diabetes.
By : Dinesh C Sharma
India has witnessed an alarming rise in the occurrence of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers in the past 25 years, a series of new studies published on Wednesday in The Lancet and its associated journals have revealed. Detailed estimates of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, cancer, and suicide show that their prevalence has gone up in every Indian state between 1990 and 2016.
By : Keyuri Bhanushali
Tuberculosis is India’s ticking time bomb. Yet, there is not much awareness about the disease and its symptoms. Also, there is a taboo attached with the name ‘TB’. With this pace, it would not be wrong to say that we have seedlings of an epidemic on our hands. It kills 1400 Indians every day and costs India close to 24 billion each year.
By : Yogesh Sharma
Japanese Encephalitis, a leading form of viral encephalitis is a major problem in India. It is caused by mosquito-borne JE virus .....
By : TEEMU HENRIKSSON
A data boot camp series is helping Asian journalists connect with data scientists, medical doctors & policy makers.....
By : Rohan Gupta
Reduction in open-defecation, increased age at pregnancy and education are three key factors in reducing anaemia ....
By : Jisha Krishnan
The top three reasons for not availing of public health facilities in India are: Poor quality of care (48.1%), lack of nearby facility (44.6%), and a long waiting time (40.9%).