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When PM Modi spoke about antibiotic resistance

When PM Modi spoke about antibiotic resistance

By : Narendra Modi

How to combat the dangerous rise of antibiotic resistance?PM Narendra Modi made a rare personal appeal & urged people not to take antibiotics without prescription. In his radio programme Mann Ki Baat, he said people must take the rise in resistance to antibiotics seriously.

Joint medical research – way ahead for Indo-Pak

Joint medical research – way ahead for Indo-Pak

By : Dr. Javed Akram

We require data & collaborative studies involving both countries. These studies can be prevalence, observational & interventional. I propose a platform where research on medical issues can be performed so that we share data & have joint medical training programmes.

Million dollar to fight antibiotic resistance

Million dollar to fight antibiotic resistance

By : Nadeem Akhtar

How to combat the dangerous rise of antibiotic resistance. In a worldwide effort to defeat antibiotic resistance, UK asks Indian innovators to participate in Longitude Prize. The prize is a challenge with a £10 million (88 Crore) prize fund to help solve the global problem of antibiotic resistance.

Pellet injuries - terrible fallout

Pellet injuries - terrible fallout

By : Dr Mudasir Firdosi

Most pellet victims come from a poor background, since good treatment of pellet eye injury is not available locally, they cannot afford to travel outside the state for specialised treatment. Such victims of the brutal blinding violence are likely to develop post traumatic stress disorder, depression & anxiety disorders.

Why so many pellet injuries

Why so many pellet injuries

By : Nabeela Khan

Government said that it will form panel to review pellet gun use to tackle crowd. These pellets, which are presently categorised under “non-lethal” weapons, have caused serious injuries to protesters and others, & sometimes even killed them. Kashmir is struggling to deal with the widespread eye injuries.

India’s burden of new HIV cases

India’s burden of new HIV cases

By : Aarti Dhar

People living with HIV/AIDS has been steadily increasing across the world and reached 388 lakh in 2015,but HIV/AIDS mortality has been declining over the years from 18 lakh deaths to in 2005 to 12 lakh deaths in 2015, according to a study published in the Lancet journal.