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‘Eat right’ campaign: FDA to improve food quality at school, college canteens

The campaign, whose ambassador will be actor Rajkummar Rao, will begin by June, said FDA Commissioner Pallavi Darade. The campaign aims to reduce excessive consumption of salt, fats and sugar that have escalated lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Genetic therapy helps heal damage caused by heart attack

At present, when a patient survives a heart attack, they are left with permanent structural damage to their heart through the formation of a scar, which can lead to heart failure in the future, according to the researchers from King's College London in the UK.


Women outlive men, maternal deaths a concern: WHO report

Based on recent mortality risks the boys will live, on average, 69.8 years and the girls 74.2 years — a difference of 4.4 years. Life expectancy at age 60 years is also greater for women than men: 21.9 versus 19.0 years, it said.

Vaccine against Zika long elusive, here is why scientists see new hope

This week, two teams have separately reported vaccines they have or may have identified, one of these with the promise of overcoming what has been seen as a possible stumbling block so far.

Explained Snippets | Toxic air report: child death rate in India far higher among girls

Both genders taken together, the death rate in India was 84.8 per lakh among children under 5, and 2.9 per lakh in the age group 5-14.

Eight lakh people commit suicide every year says World Health Organization

The document by WHO explains that, apart from the health sector, many sectors of society need to be involved in preventing suicide, including education, labour, agriculture and the media.


How mosquito vs mosquito can fight dengue

Two years on, experiment cited by Indian official clicks in Australia. Can India replicate the innovation?

NITI Aayog member Dr Vinod Paul wins global award

He will be conferred the prize formally at a World Health Assembly event in May.

Keeping it hush-hush: ICU to reduce noise level

ICUs should be just 35 decibels but according to a report sound levels in ICUs are significantly higher with average sound levels always exceeding 45 dBA and for 50 per cent of the time exceeding 52 dBA.

Leprosy maintains stubborn hold through infectious buddy system

Drug therapy has greatly reduced infection rates, but hot spots remain in parts of Brazil, India, Africa.