Obesity rates in country increased to 9.8% in 2022 from 1.2% in 1990 for women and to 5.4% for men from 0.5% 32 years ago
Cancer treatment can cause metastasis; a new nutraceutical drug can contain it: Research
8 million women and girls require urgent humanitarian aid in Ukraine amid 2 years of conflict
UN warns surge of preventable child deaths in Gaza as malnutrition levels spike
Indians have worse lung function post COVID-19 compared to other populations: CMC study
Higher levels of comorbidity in the Indian population may be a reason
Bird flu outbreak in Andhra: Could H5N1 spark next pandemic? New paper warns of risks
Over 48 mammal species infected with virus since 2020; threat of mutation that sustains human-to-human transmission
Bubonic plague of infamous 'Black Death' era strikes Oregon resident. Is there a climate change link?
When climate subsequently becomes unfavorable, it facilitates collapse of plague-infected rodent populations, forcing their fleas to find alternative hosts, ...
2024 peak year for Kyasanur Forest Disease, Karnataka health officials confirm as cases rise
Cases higher this year due to low rainfall, expert says
What India can do to strengthen community-based foster care for children in need of nurturing
Lack of awareness involving village-level child protection committees, non-availability of frontline workers dedicated to child protection hindering uptake of ...
Nearly 4.4 million girls will be at risk of female genital mutilation in 2024, warn UN agencies
On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, must amplify survivors' voices to raise awareness, inspire collective ...
COVID-19 pandemic may have led to 14% spike in number of underweight children in Bihar, Odisha: Study
The proportion of underweight children increased from 31 per cent to 45 per cent between June 2017 and July ...
India reported 1.41 million new cancer cases in 2022; breast cancer ranks highest
Globally, lung cancer most common, followed by breast, colorectal, prostate and stomach cancers
Union Budget 2024-25 encourages vaccination against cervical cancer, provides insurance to frontline health workers
We hope the regular budget after the elections increases the health budget while paying attention to greater utilisation, expert ...
The pandemic treaty can help the world brace for Disease X: WHO Director-General
This can bring all the experience, challenges faced by the world, and all the solutions onto one platform
Over 3% of all cancer patients in India are under 15; 4.6% under 20: Study
Leukaemias make up nearly half of all cancers in 0-4 year age group (42.1%), 5-9 year age group (42.5%)
That lonely feeling
WHO has recognised loneliness as a public health crisis and is trying to devise a way to measure the ...
Climate impact: Tamil Nadu study links vector-borne scrub typhus cases with high rainfall, humidity
Every millimetre increase in rainfall could lead to a 0.5%-0.7% hike in monthly scrub typhus cases
Smells like danger: Counterfeit perfumes may hide harmful chemicals, BAN Toxics calls for strict action
Lethal chemicals in counterfeit fragrances can cause contact dermatitis, cancers, chronic diseases, studies show
Davos 2024: WEF report finds challenges in health and wellness; reversals in global health cooperation
Prior to 2020, most indicators of health cooperation grew slowly and steadily
Kerala comes up with Operation AMRITH to tackle AMR
Operation Amrith is aimed at conducting surprise raids in retail medical shops for detecting OTC sale of antibiotics
PTSD reduces cerebellum volume: New study offers targeted treatment approach
Reductions pronounced for particular subregions of cerebellum; more research needed to understand how genetic predisposition, environment leads to PTSD, ...
NCDC survey on antibiotic use highlights need for properly monitoring critically important antimicrobials to mitigate AMR
A third of most commonly prescribed antibiotics were third generation cephalosporins, a class of critically important antimicrobials, findings show
Over half of prescribed antibiotics in India can lead to AMR, finds National Centre for Disease Control
High use of antibiotics found; recommends defined policies and monitoring consumption
New class of antibiotics that can kill drug-resistant bacteria finally on the horizon?
Zosurabalpin was found to have potent, selective activity against Acinetobacter strains, including drug-resistant strains of Carbapenem-resistant A baumannii
India had the second highest number of cancer deaths in Asia in 2019: Lancet
Apart from tobacco smoking and ambient air pollution, high prevalence of smokeless tobacco public health concern in South Asian countries