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Expect cheap blood tests & drugs within first 100 days of Modi 2.0

To make healthcare cheaper, Modi govt is said to have a plan ready to open thousands of pathology labs for ‘affordable, reliable’ blood tests.

Sunscreen won’t save dark-skinned people from melanoma

The notion that regular application of sunscreen will reduce an already extremely rare occurrence is nonsensical.

There’s a science behind suicides, just like any other public health issue

As the number of suicides climb, understanding the science behind it will help identify those at risk and also find ways to address their suffering.
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How India can become global drone technology leader with new policy

India can show the world how drone technology can be used to bring about socially impactful services in agriculture and public health.
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Indian govt official writes to Harvard, wants prof to retract ‘coconut oil pure poison’ remark  

Professor Karin Michel’s statements are unsubstantiated and inconsiderate, writes horticulture commissioner BNS Murthy.

Is India’s abysmal doctor-patient ratio a self-made crisis?

WHO prescribes a doctor-patient ratio of 1:1000. To meet the same, India would need at least 5 lakh more doctors. Experts weigh in on the abysmal doctor-patient ratio.
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You may be breathing in a lot of microplastics, even at home

Out of the 300 million tonnes of plastic produced, only 9% is recycled; the remaining 91% enters the air, land and water and parts end up in our lungs.
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The metro may get you to work faster, but it is also spreading diseases in your city

New studies show that the rise of infectious diseases in India is connected to fast urbanisation and human mobility. 
Surgana Tribal area

This tribal belt in Maharashtra powered the Farmers Long March

These farmers aren’t getting their land rights, or any basic amenities. They’re even threatened by displacement due to an ambitious river-linking project.

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.