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India is at high risk from surge in cases of melioidosis, warn researchers

India is among the countries at high risk from melioidosis, a difficult to diagnose, deadly bacterial disease, says a new study published in Nature Microbiology.1  
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Indian editors urge medical council to rethink publication guidelines for academic promotions

Members of the Indian Association of Medical Journal Editors have voiced their concerns about the Medical Council of India’s (MCI) current guidelines on academic promotions, which do not recognise e-journals as accepted publications, in a joint special editorial published in leading Indian journals.1  
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India has world’s highest number of stillbirths

Last year there were an estimated 592 100 stillbirths and 695 900 neonatal deaths in India. Nigeria had the second highest number of stillbirths, with 313 700, and third was Pakistan (242 600). Pakistan had the second highest number of neonatal deaths (244 700), followed by Nigeria (240 100).  
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India sees progress in child health but rising obesity, shows health survey

Some states in India have made great strides in improving maternal and child health over the past decade, the fourth National Family Health Survey has found.  
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App helps to improve contraception uptake in rural India

A smartphone app that uses videos to tackle concerns about—and illustrate the benefits of—family planning has improved the uptake of contraceptives among women in rural India, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs have found.  
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Private tuberculosis testing is cheaper in India

A report in Lancet Global Health has criticised the high cost and poor availability of the latest tuberculosis (TB) test in countries with a high burden of the disease, but praised an initiative in India for making WHO approved diagnostics available at concessional prices.1  
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Private tuberculosis testing is cheaper in India

A report in Lancet Global Health has criticised the high cost and poor availability of the latest tuberculosis (TB) test in countries with a high burden of the disease, but praised an initiative in India for making WHO approved diagnostics available at concessional prices.1  
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Indian Medical Association backs lifting ban on sex testing

The Indian Medical Association has supported a suggestion by the women and child development minister, Maneka Gandhi, that India should consider lifting its ban on prenatal sex testing.  
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India sets out plan to eliminate malaria by 2030

India’s health ministry has set out how it hopes to achieve “zero indigenous cases and deaths due to malaria for 3 years” by 2030, to gain malaria elimination status.  
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India sets out plan to eliminate malaria by 2030

India’s health ministry has set out how it hopes to achieve “zero indigenous cases and deaths due to malaria for 3 years” by 2030, to gain malaria elimination status.  
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WHO Sees Zika Link Proven in Weeks as U.S., India Lead Vaccine Race

The World Health Organization (WHO) expects suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, to be confirmed within weeks, a top official said on Friday.  
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over 4 years ago
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What is the oldest civilization known to man?

Civilizations do not typically have discreet start dates, but tend to emerge gradually over the course of many centuries. This makes it a matter of interpretation whether Egypt, Mesopotamia or India...  
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A Survey on Polypharmacy and Use of Inappropriate Medications

In the past, polypharmacy was referred to the mixing of many drugs in one prescription. Today polypharmacy implies to the prescription of too many medications for an individual patient, with an associated higher risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and interactions. Situations certainly exist where the combination therapy or polytherapy is the used for single disease condition. Polypharmacy is a problem of substantial importance, in terms of both direct medication costs and indirect medication costs resulting from drug-related morbidity. Polypharmacy increases the risk of side effects and interactions. Moreover it is a preventable problem. A retrospective study was carried out at Bhopal district (Capital of Madhya Pradesh, India) in the year of September-November 2009 by collecting prescriptions of consultants at various levels of health care. The tendency of polypharmacy was studied and analyzed under the various heads in the survey. Available data suggests that polypharmacy is a widespread problem, and physician, clinical pharmacists and patients are all responsible. These risks can be minimized through identifying the prevalence of this potential problem in a high-risk population and by increasing awareness among patients and healthcare professionals. Physicians and clinical pharmacists have the potential to combating this problem through a variety of interventions such as reducing the number of medications taken, reducing the number of doses taken, increasing patient adherence, preventing ADRs, improving patient quality of life and decreasing facility and drug costs.  
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Baby necklace keeps medical records safe - BBC News

A necklace designed for babies in India could be a lifesaver thanks to the immunisation records it stores.  
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Necklace aids child vaccination - BBC News

In Rajasthan, India, a simple necklace which contains a child's vaccination records in a computer chip is helping boost the numbers who are protected against common diseases.  
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India draws a red line under antibiotic misuse

Introduced at the inaugural session of a three day international conference on antimicrobial resistance in New Delhi, the campaign highlighted the importance of taking antibiotics only when prescribed by a doctor, and the need to finish the course.  
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India draws a red line under antibiotic misuse

Introduced at the inaugural session of a three day international conference on antimicrobial resistance in New Delhi, the campaign highlighted the importance of taking antibiotics only when prescribed by a doctor, and the need to finish the course.  
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Indian medical colleges to get single entrance exam

India’s health ministry has taken the next step towards the introduction of a single common entrance examination for graduate and postgraduate medical degrees in all colleges in India.1 2  
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Rise in India’s health budget is “disappointing,” say experts

Health experts have described increases to India’s health budget as “disappointing” despite new money for improved access to low cost generic medicines and higher, publicly funded health insurance cover for poor people.  
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Using a surrogate abroad: 'We knew where we stood' - BBC News

A woman who had her child using a surrogate in India said she felt her and her partner "knew where they stood" doing it abroad.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago