Empty vaccine warehouses a dilemma for state

Tetanus still prevalent in Karnataka with rising cases and empty vaccine warehouses By Surbhi Shah Bengaluru: Tetanus cases are on the rise as Karnataka is low on vaccine stocks. There is a 60.71 per cent increase of tetanus cases as against last year in the state as per the National Health Profile 2019 report. “There […]

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Sex Selection

A recent study suggests that a large number of Indians travel abroad to perform sex-selective procedures. By Ajay Ramanathan Bengaluru, April 9, 2019. A 2016 report noted that ‘reproductive tourism’ was on the rise in India, for the purpose of sex selection through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other technologies like pre-implantation diagnosis(PGD), pre-implantation genetic […]

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Universal Health Coverage – Everyone, Everywhere

Less than half the population in the world have access to basic health care facilities By Saloni Arora Bengaluru, April 8, 2019 April 7 was celebrated as World Health Day, with a focus on universal health coverage, as millions of people still don’t have access to health care. The World Health Organisation link here this […]

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Construction Workers Vulnerable To Respiratory Diseases

Silicosis and other respiratory diseases increased by 25 percent among construction workers. By Manasi Pawar Bengaluru, March 19, 2019 According to the National Human Rights Organization, Karnataka is one of the most affected states in India for silicosis. Sidhappa, a construction worker, works on contract basis and struggle every day. Now he is working in […]

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Youth Prone to Mental Illness

According to a World Health Organization report, the state of mental health in youth is at risk Bangalore, Oct. 22, 2018 By Jignasa Sinha Some 20 percent of youth in India are likely to experience mental disorders like depression, substance abuse, eating disorder, or schizophrenia. Substance abuse and depression are the two most prevalent disorders […]

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