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Why disease and xenophobia go hand in hand

The central human fallacy is to assume that if international travel helps spread disease, a perceived “foreign” group is most likely to be carriers.
The researchers involved in the study have claimed it has been falsely linked to coronavirus. | Photo for representation

Why coronavirus has triggered a controversy over 2017 study on bats in Nagaland

Researchers involved in the study claim the study is in no way connected to the coronavirus, which has killed around 500 people in China.
Wellthy app is an interactive portal that acts as a personal medical assistant

This app is helping patients make lifestyle changes to deal with diseases like diabetes

Founded by a former employee of a venture capitalist firm, Wellthy acts as a gatekeeper between patients and doctors in aid of traditional healthcare.
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Dehradun battles dengue outbreak as cases spike from 712 to 1,788 in past 10 days

Uttarakhand, which has seen 6 dengue deaths, has reported 2,600 cases since July from areas like Nainital, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Tehri Garhwal.
Illustration by Andrew Clarance | ThePrint

Mosquitoes kill more people every day than sharks do in a century

Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, and Zika, make them one of the deadliest animals in the world.
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome at a hospital in Muzaffarpur | Photo: PTI

Bihar deaths an example for Indian media on how not to report on disease outbreaks

It is easy for the media to sensationalise the Bihar tragedy and feel good about itself. But that won’t save lives.
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Tuberculosis kills 4000 people everyday : Understanding the world’s problem with the deadly disease

From 2000 to 2015, TB claimed 33 million lives and cost the world economy an estimated $616 billion. By 2030, a further $1 trillion and 28 million lives may be lost. 
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Scrub typhus, the disease that killed Lt Gen Jaggi, is one of the most under-diagnosed in Asia

A rare bacterial infection spread through insect bites can kill through mutliple-organ failure and is on the rise in India.

Former head of Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College likely to take charge again

Pediatrician Dr. K.P. Kushwaha, who campaigned for use of vaccination to prevent Japanese encephalitis, has been tapped by CM Adityanath.  Kumar Anshuman in Gorakhpur

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US ban on Chinese ownership of TikTok does no favours for Facebook, Google

By citing data privacy and foreign influence to justify its restrictions, the US has thrown a spotlight on issues that Silicon Valley’s social media giants have kept in the shadows.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Vodafone Idea posts eighth straight loss, loses more subscribers

Vodafone Idea has so far failed to win better payment terms from the govt on the money it owes. Its net debt was Rs 1.2 lakh crore as of the quarter ended June.

Defence

Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Document saying sensitive Ladakh standoff likely to be prolonged removed from MoD website

In the official document, now taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.