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Listen parents, this is why kids younger than 6 are getting headaches, blurred vision

WHO advises that children aged less than 5 years should not be allowed screen time of more than an hour/day. Indian doctors tell us why.
World's first malaria vaccine was launched in Africa (representative image)

World’s first-ever malaria vaccine has just been rolled out in Africa

The vaccine — RTS,S or Mosquirix — offers partial protection against the deadly parasitic disease that killed 4.35 lakh people in 2017.
TB

New TB cases in India shot up by 16% in 2018 – but that’s not bad news

Tuberculosis is a contagious disease caused by bacteria, identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.
A relative helps a cancer patient to the rest room at Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Institue in Bikaner, Rajasthan | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

After goofing up its rare-disease policy, India looks to US, EU, Japan for pointers

The Delhi High Court has given the Union government nine months to come up with a revised policy on rare diseases.
Indian currency

RBI seeks mobile phone-based solution to help visually impaired identify banknotes

The move will benefit around 80 lakh blind or visually impaired people in the country. 
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Health ministry to use ‘wonder drug’ aggressively as it steps up war on TB

Number of patients getting this drug to go up from 2,000 to 12,000 to help India eliminate TB by 2025.
Female Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species of mosquito primarily responsible for the spread of the Zika virus disease

Madhya Pradesh records 127 cases of Zika but reports of fatalities false, says govt

The Zika infection cases in Madhya Pradesh come close on the heels of an outbreak in neighbouring Rajasthan
An Indian LPG vendor carries a empty cooking gas cylinder | Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images

98% of India’s children breathing in toxic air, not just outside but also at home: WHO

According to the latest WHO report, in 2016, indoor and outdoor pollution killed one lakh children under the age of five in India.
School children wear oxygen masks to protect themselves from air pollution in Delhi

93% of world’s children breathe air that could kill them before adulthood: WHO report

Children exposed to pollution have degrading health in the long term, leading them to develop childhood cancer, asthma, and heart disease.
A child receives polio vaccine drops at a goverment hospital | Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images

The detailed story of how India won the battle against poliovirus

On World Polio Day, excerpts from book, ‘Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication’ by Thomas Abraham.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
aap

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.