Lancet News

Lancet journals to adopt diversity pledge, ‘no all-male panel’ policy

Six months ago, The Lancet published a theme issue on women in science, medicine and global health (#LancetWomen) that raised concerns about systemic gender bias impeding the advancement of and equity for women in these fields.

A programme where mothers help each other recover from perinatal depression in India and Pak: Lancet

Perinatal depression, defined as depression that occurs during pregnancy or within the first year post-partum, affects 5-25 per cent of women. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.


Food scarcity is real and a staple diet of dal-chawal can save us: Study

The EAT–Lancet Commission addresses the need to feed a growing global population a healthy diet while also defining sustainable food systems that will minimise damage to our planet.

Lancet study on savings on pollution: Health savings exceed cost of meeting climate targets, says study

India is estimated to spend between $0.1 trillion and $6.5 trillion between 2020 and 2050 on actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Savings from improved health could be anywhere between $5 trillion to $30 trillion in the same period, according to the study.

Deadly cocktails

Untested drug combinations highlight the need to overhaul drug regulation

Pneumonia,diarrhoea kill 20 lakh kids a year globally

In 2011,diarrhoea killed 7 lakh children under five and pneumonia 13 lakh.


Pneumonia,diarrhoea kill 20 lakh kids a year globally

Pneumonia and diarrhoea kill about two million children a year,more than a quarter — 28.5 per cent — of all child deaths,Lancet has estimated

Taller,heavier toddlers may not get diabetes in later life

If you are taller and heavier in your first two years,you are less likely to get diabetes,hypertension and such chronic diseases in later life,a Lancet study published Thursday has claimed.

Short course: Grief not a mental illness,says Lancet

Grief is not an illness; it is more usefully thought of as part of being human.

Govt wants to limit use of antibiotics in animals

WHO called for stricter legislation to minimise antimicrobial usage in livestock as it may pose a significant risk to the human health