Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Topic: Health

Female Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species of mosquito primarily responsible for the spread of the Zika virus disease

Government says Zika not yet an ‘outbreak’, deploys 258 teams to contain the spread 

In India's third tryst with the disease, as many as 50 cases of Zika infection have been reported from Jaipur since September.
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On World Arthritis Day, doctors ask India’s elderly to seek timely treatment

Doctors suggest highly nutritious diet, rich in calcium and protein, and less junk food at a young age to prevent arthritis.
A medicine shop | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi’s Ayushman Bharat and price control will bring down quality of healthcare in India

India would do well to bring in transparent medical pricing than imposing blanket price control.

10 minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve your cognitive function

It is curious that simply focusing on the breath in a balanced way can have such an effect on concentration and working memory.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with children during Independence Day celebrations, August 2018 | PTI

When future of children is at stake, Modi must learn to share stage than hog limelight

The all-powerful Narendra Modi cannot undertake the task of helping India's children alone. He must involve others.
Representational image of a wedding ceremony

Inter-caste marriages are good for health of Indians. That’s what DNA testing tells us

Around 70 generations ago, Indians stopped inter-marrying and created endogamous caste groups.

Indian chemists warn of huge drug shortage as 328 antibiotics & anti-diabetic meds banned

Nasivion Classic Adult Spray, Cheston Cold, Zifi AZ, Nicip among the drugs banned by government.

As India struggles with doctor shortage, govt gives a push to nurse-led clinics

If changes come through, a nurse practitioner may be allowed to prescribe medicines, conduct invasive procedures under supervision of senior doctors.

India announced end of leprosy 13 years ago, but 1.3 lakh cases were detected in 2016

Government estimated there were 1.3 lakh new cases in 2016. Experts say it is an understatement.
healthy diet

Delayed breakfast and an early dinner can help you lose body fat

Increasing evidence support the idea that our metabolic health is not just regulated by what we eat, but also when we eat.
A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Netflix is to blame for spoiling viewers rotten

Netflix has accustomed viewers to the idea of an unlimited assortment of TV shows and movies at lesser prices and no ads.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...