By : Dr Vivekanand Jha
Non-communicable diseases have emerged as the largest killers of women in India - responsible for 60% of all deaths amongst women in 2013, up from 38% in 1990. The most common causes of death in women, as in men, are now ischemic heart disease (known as heart attack).
By : Surbhi Kaul
There is no vaccine or cure for dengue, a deadly tropical disease which hit millions of people in India every year. For long the only way to fight the disease has been to poison the insects that carry it. Now India’s pharma giant, Sun Pharma has joined hands with the ICGEB to develop botanical drug for dengue.
By : Dr. Karan Thakur
India today has the lowest sex ratio since 1961. In 2001, there were 927 girls in India for every 1,000 boys. In 2011, it's down to 918. The worst figures are reported by the most prosperous states, showing that poverty is not the only reason for rejecting daughters.
By : Anand Chandrasekhar/ swissinfo.ch
Confiscation of illegal medicines by Swiss customs has dropped for the first time in three years. Asia, in particular India, remains the biggest source of Illegal medicine imports into Switzerland drop.
By : Nabeela Khan
When we try to understand the healthcare system of any country, the first thing we try to do is to go through the data. In India, sometimes you are surprised by how much you are able to find. But is the data really accurate, trustworthy.