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What data tells about C-Section surgeries in India?

What data tells about C-Section surgeries in India?

By : Jisha Krishnan

Over 29 lakh C-sec surgeries were reported throughout the country in 2015-16 as per govt data. The number of c-section deliveries is much higher for births in private health facility as compared to corresponding figures in the public health facility; although there is no study and data on how many pregnant women with complications access private hospitals.

Dementia cases on the rise in Switzerland

Dementia cases on the rise in Switzerland

By : Swissinfo.ch

With an increase in ageing population, Switzerland can expect a boom in number of dementia cases. Statistics show far more people with dementia in Switzerland than previously thought, with the number expected to more than double over the next 25 years. There will be about 300,000 cases by 2040 according to Alzheimer Switzerland. 

Two men and a woman running vie for WHO chief

Two men and a woman running vie for WHO chief

By : Nabeela Khan Inayati

At the end of May 2017, health ministers of 194 nations will meet for their annual assembly. They will elect the person who will on July 1st this year replace Dr Margaret Chan as the next Director General of the World Health Organisation. There are two men and a woman running for the top post of global health body. 

Key take-aways from India’s new health policy

Key take-aways from India’s new health policy

By : Jisha Krishnan

Health Minister J.P. Nadda called the new National Health Policy a huge milestone in India’s history of health sector. The new policy has touched upon issues – from ‘Make in India’ for drugs & medical devices to making health, yoga & hygiene a part of the school curriculum; from raising public health budget to establishment of National Digital Health Authority.

How good is India’s millennials mental health

How good is India’s millennials mental health

By : Sidrah Naiyer

Millions of youth today are mentally weak, more fearful, less resilient and more overwhelmed than their parents were when they were growing up. Anxiety and depression among youth is on the rise. A study found that 88% of people who committed suicide had diagnosable mental disorders but only 10% had seen a mental health professional.

Publication should not be the endgame of medical research

Publication should not be the endgame of medical research

By : Abraar Karan

Research is a fundamental part of medical education and it absolutely should be—the benefits of research in medical care couldn’t be overstated. However, while medical students are constantly encouraged to publish academic work, they are rarely instilled with the value of what the potential impact of that work could be.