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    What is the State of India's Cancer Preparedness?

    What can India do to achieve better cancer care?A new report by The Economist's Intelligence Unit looks at the state of cancer preparedness among Asia-Pacific countries. It found that higher-income countries with universal healthcare fared better in terms of cancer care.Up to "70 per cent of cancer cases in low- and middle-income counties in Asia are diagnosed at a late stage," and...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Tips to Switch to Organic Food in the Times of COVID-19

    Farming in India was always revered, respected, and cultivated with awareness towards the sustainability of ecology, the planet, and future generations. However, today, Indian agriculture is in a sorry state. Most of the food available in the market is laden with chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or is injected with oxytocin to obtain early and abundant produce.Late Dr. Y. L. Nene, a...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    FAQ: What Does It Mean for the Coronavirus to Be Airborne?

    On Tuesday, 8 July, the World Health Organization acknowledged that there is "emerging evidence" that the novel coronavirus may be airborne after an open letter by 239 scientists asked the agency to revise its guidelines.A WHO official said that airborne transmission in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated spaces cannot be ruled out, but further assessment is needed for...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 India: Over 22,752 New Cases & 482 Deaths in Last 24 Hrs

    India on 8 July, recorded over 22,752 new cases and 482 deaths in the last 24 hours, as the total tally goes up to 7,42,417 with 20,642 deaths, according to the Health Ministry data.According to the data, 4,56,830 have recovered while 2,64,944 remain active. India is the third-worst affected country after the US and Brazil. The recovery rate in the country has now surpassed 61...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Cannot Rule Out COVID-19 Spread by Airborne Transmission: WHO

    On Tuesday,8 July, the World Health Organization acknowledged that there is "emerging evidence" that the novel coronavirus may be airborne after an open letter by over 200 scientists from across the world.A WHO official said that airborne transmission in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated spaces cannot be ruled out, reported the BBC.If it is found, after further studies,...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Trump Admin Submits Notice of Formal Withdrawal from the WHO

    The United States has informed the United Nations that they would be formally withdrawing from the World Health Organisation (WHO). US President Trump had announced the move in late May, amidst much criticism.It must be noted that the move will not be finalised till July 2021. This also depends on the results of the US Presidential election later this year, as candidate Joe Biden said...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    COVID-19, Dengue and Malaria: Can You Tell the Symptoms Apart?

    As the country settles into Monsoon season, we can begin to see a rise in monsoon-related diseases like dengue, malaria and cholera. And since its 2020, there's a COVID-19 pandemic in the mix as well.A fundamental challenge lies in diagnosing fever and differentiating diseases - many of which have similar symptoms.So how do you know if its COVID or if its dengue? Check our...

    • 2 days ago
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    Infographic | Anaemia Prevalence in Indian Children & Adolescents

    Anaemia has, for long, been recognized as a public health issue in India. To be specific, the first initiative against the disease - the National Anaemia Prophylaxis Programme - was launched as far back as in 1970. Since then, numerous programmes and initiatives for different target groups have followed.Yet, there are information gaps in our understanding of the disease. Most...

    • 2 days ago
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    COVID 19 India: Total Cases Exceed 7L, More Than 20,000 Deaths

    India on 7 July, so far has tested over a crore cases as it crossed 7 lakh mark with over 22,252 new cases, according to the Health Ministry. With 467 deaths, the toll goes up to 20,160 as the recovery rate went past 60 percent.According to the Ministry of Health, out of 7,19,665 cases, 4,39,948 have recovered while 2,59,557 remain active. The recovery rate in India is 60.86 percent...

    • 2 days ago
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    Covaxin to Begin Human Trials in Belagavi

    Covaxin, India's indigenous vaccine candidate developed in partnership with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) and ICMR will be starting their human trials on 200 healthy individuals in Belagavi, Karnataka.The trials will be conducted by Jeevan Rekha Hospital in Belagavi and monitored by BBIL and ICMR, reported The Hindu.Amit Bhate, Hospital Director to the Hindu."We have been asked...

    • 3 days ago

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