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‘If India Was Serious About TB, We Would Not Have Such A Staggering Disease Burden’

‘If India Was Serious About TB, We Would Not Have Such A Staggering Disease Burden’

  “India has under-invested in tuberculosis (TB) control for several decades,” Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology & global health at McGill University in Montreal, and the Associate Director…

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

Through hoardings, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is spreading awareness about heatstroke preventative measures, such as staying indoors, covering the head with a cap or wet cloth and taking rest during…

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Somashekar Nimbalkar, Head of Department of Pediatrics, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat and coordinator of the Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.   If more Indian…

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

  After a decade-long legal battle, the Supreme Court in April 2017 ruled that permanent jobs be given to 2,700 contract workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India’s richest…

It Is A Matter Of Time Before India Faces Zika’s Deadly, Mutated Avatar

It Is A Matter Of Time Before India Faces Zika’s Deadly, Mutated Avatar

T Jacob John, 81, a professor emeritus of the Christian Medical College, Vellore, and one of India’s most experienced virologists believes the zika virus detected in three patients in Gujarat…

In Cold Himalayan Desert, Feral Dogs Are Killing More Livestock Than Snow Leopards

In Cold Himalayan Desert, Feral Dogs Are Killing More Livestock Than Snow Leopards

Opening up Upper Spiti, the cold Himalayan desert, to tourists without introducing proper garbage management has led to garbage pile-ups which encourage a higher stray dog population. The town of…

‘It Is Necessary To Involve Men In The Family Planning Programme In A Big Way’

‘It Is Necessary To Involve Men In The Family Planning Programme In A Big Way’

  Female sterilisation continues to be the most popular method of contraception among Indians, accounting for over 75% of the modern family planning methods used, according to National Health Family…