Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: Health

PM Modi at the launch of a health and fitness centre under Ayushman Bharat scheme | Twitter

Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat could be behind sharp spike in rural health inflation

Data released by government shows rural health inflation was at 10.14 per cent in December 2018, more than double since September 2018.

Here’s a guide to smart workouts and good health

You can't beat ageing, but you can beat bad health.
A leprosy treatment centre in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Leprosy no longer grounds for divorce, but a long way to go before stigma is removed

Lok Sabha passed bill excluding leprosy as grounds for divorce but provisions across multiple pieces of legislation still discriminate against patients.
A man in a hospital in Kashmir, India

Everything you want to know about monkey fever that has killed 6 people in Karnataka

At least six people have died of monkey fever or Kyasanur Forest Disease in Karnataka since December, with another 15 testing positive for it.
Representational image | Pexel

We need to treat our body the way responsible dog owners treat their dog

Exercise and activity are important parts of living the lives humans are meant to live from an evolutionary standpoint.
Representational image | Nicolo Filippo Rosso/Bloomberg

Cheap, painless vaccine patches to be available in India in a couple of years

The adhesive bandage-like patches can deliver the full dosage of 0.5 ml in one go, and will be locally sourced to keep costs in check.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Months after Modicare launch, 74% of specialist doctor posts found vacant in rural India

Health ministry data says 74% of specialist doctor positions in rural areas lying vacant, doctors blame poor infrastructure and pay.
Horlicks products displayed at grocery store in West Bengal | Sanjit Das/ Bloomberg

Indians gladly drink up Horlicks promise of ‘taller, stronger, sharper’. But for how long?

The malty empire of Horlicks will stay in India, but will it grow is the question.
The ASR XL hip implant | Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Patients hurt by faulty Johnson & Johnson hip implants to begin getting damages soon

The government has sent Johnson & Johnson the formula devised to compensate patients for the faulty hip implants. The firm has sought some time to respond.
Child drinking Horlicks milk drink

Health drinks like Bournvita, Horlicks give your kids more sugar & hardly any nutrition

Malt-based drinks like Bournvita, Complan & Horlicks are top supplements in India, especially for children, but growing awareness, stricter norms may put an end to that.
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Why even an ex-IAS officer like Shah Faesal sympathises with murderers of his kith and kin

Every 2-3 years Kashmir has a collective call of conscience. Most entertaining are the ones from wannabe conflict entrepreneurs selling pipe dreams.
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Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...