Health: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

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  • Dec 11, 2017
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    The Union government, as part of the national organ transplant programme plans to set up six biomaterial centers or tissue banks to cater to a growing demand for tissues in various medical procedures.

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  • Nov 29, 2017
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    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched daily regimen for TB patients across the country under The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP). So far, government is only providing thrice-weekly regimen for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB).

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  • Nov 27, 2017
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    FAST acronym is used as a mnemonic to help detect and enhance responsiveness to stroke victim needs. The FAST was developed in the UK in 1998 by a group of stroke physicians, ambulance personnel, and an emergency room physician and… (255 more words) …

  • Nov 21, 2017
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    Northeast will get India’s first-ever “Air Dispensary” based on a helicopter with Union Ministry of Development of Northeast (DONER) contributing Rs. 25 crore initial funding for this initiative. Helicopter service is provided using Pawan Hans.

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  • Nov 12, 2017
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    Researchers including those from India developed low-cost, rapid diagnostic test consisting of pan-dengue strip for diagnosing Zika and dengue viruses and differentiating four serotypes of dengue virus.

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  • Nov 7, 2017
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    Researchers from North Carolina State University in US found antibiotic resistance to be passed between bacteria found in the soil. Findings also indicate that spread of manure on ground as fertilizer spreads antibiotic resistance to bacteria in the soil.

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  • Oct 26, 2017
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    According to The Lancet ‘India’s Million Death Study’, India avoided about 10 lakh deaths of children under age 5 since 2005 by significant reductions in mortality due to pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections, birth asphyxia, trauma, measles and tetanus.

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  • Oct 22, 2017
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    Intensified Mission Indradhanush aims to reach each and every child under two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine immunisation programme – reducing maternal and child mortality.

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  • Oct 21, 2017
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    According to Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Survey, nutritional deficiencies and tuberculosis are two most common ailments in India. Provides a survey with collaboration of over 12, 300 researchers from 130 countries providing comprehensive picture disabilities and mortalities across countries,… (450 more words) …

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    IIT-Ropar developed low-cost cancer-detection method and plans to extend the in vivo experiments for determining early skin cancer collaborating with medical institutes. Early stage cancer detection is done using Dynamic Thermal Imaging (DTI) in a simple clinical setting.

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  • Oct 16, 2017
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    The total fertility rate of India stands at 2.2 as of 2017. Majority of Indian states fertility rate has fallen well below the replacement level of 2.1. High focus districts are in 7 states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh,… (355 more words) …

  • Oct 8, 2017
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    With aim to strengthen health services and propagate of AYUSH systems in North-Eastern states Government. Institute would focus on Malaria research with Homoeopathy with the disease being endemic in the region.

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  • Sep 27, 2017
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    Dr. Kirpal Singh Chugh, widely regarded as the “father of nephrology in India” and Padma Shri (2000), the country’s fourth highest civilian award, passed away at 85. He belonged to Patti in Tarn Taran.

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  • Sep 26, 2017
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    Scientists from US developed the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine claimed to be more effective, safer, and cheaper by using proteins derived from Tobacco plant. The plant-based Zika vaccine works against DIII, a part of a Zika viral protein playing… (272 more words) …

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    India has its first virology laboratory to develop homoeopathy drugs against diseases such as H1N1 (swine flu), dengue, chikungunya at Kolkata’s Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy (RRIH)

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  • Sep 7, 2017
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    ‘Test and Treat Policy for HIV patients’ was launched in April 2017 providing treatment to all “people living with HIV (PLHIV) ”. PLHIV to be treated with Antiretro Viral Therapy regardless of CD4 count, clinical stage, age, or population. The… (296 more words) …

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    Government has taken number of steps to check the quality of drugs with National Drug Survey in the year 2014 - 16, found 3.16 % Not of Standard Quality (NS). Test reports of the Not of Standard Quality (NSQ) drugs… (338 more words) …

  • Sep 5, 2017
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    Drug prices in India controlled using Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO) - an order under Section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 empowering government to fix and regulate the prices of essential bulk drugs and their formulations.

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  • Sep 9, 2017
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    A person has drug resistant TB if the TB bacteria if it does not respond to, and therefore resistant to, at least one of the main TB drugs. Drug susceptible TB is the opposite of drug resistant TB. Drug resistant… (1067 more words) …

  • Aug 29, 2017
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    Junk Food means food containing high levels of calories from sugar or fat with little fiber, protein, vitamins or minerals leading to rapid increase in blood sugar levels (high glycemic index) and forcing body to produce high levels of insulin… (567 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
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    The National Health Policy 2017 provides for access and choice to the patients by promoting different systems of medicine, an enabling regulatory framework and encouraging cross referrals across these systems. National Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy 2002… (1380 more words) …

  • Aug 29, 2017
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    MoU has been signed on 19th October 2016 between National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) and All India Institute of Ayurveda for prevention of cancer and research.

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  • Aug 5, 2017
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    In 2016, 19.5 million of the 36.7 million people living with HIV had access to anti-retro viral treatment. AIDS-related deaths fell from 1.9 million in 2005 to one million in 2016. There were 1.8 million new infections, half of 3.5… (724 more words) …

  • Jul 21, 2017
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    National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices, and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems is important national summit of hospital management. The theme for this year was meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Another important focus was National Health Policy, 2017 which… (316 more words) …

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    India had reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza at various epicenters in Delhi, Gwalior (MP), Rajpura (Punjab), Hissar (Haryana), Bellary (Karnataka), Allappuzha and Kottayam (Kerala), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Daman (Daman) and Khordha and Angul (Odisha during October, 2016 to February,… (148 more words) …

  • Jul 7, 2017
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    It is an Industry-Academia Collaborative for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals. Program under Innovate in India (i3) with investment of USD 250 million with USD 125 million loan from World Bank to create an enabling ecosystem promoting… (316 more words) …

  • Jun 8, 2017
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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • May 27, 2017
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    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has developed a reader titled ’Raising Happy Children and Providing Safe Childhoods to protect children from being involved in delinquent behavior through early detection, counselling and positive engagement

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  • May 26, 2017
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    21-year-old Solapur woman will become the first in India to undergo a uterus transplant in Pune on May 18, 2017. Mother has donated her uterus to her 21-year-old daughter. The woman, who suffers from congenital absence of uterus

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  • May 22, 2017
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    प्रस्तावना: - मानव के विकास में आहार का बड़ा योगदान रहा है। डार्विन के सिद्धांत के अनुसार मानव की उत्पत्ति को मानें तो प्रारंभिक अवस्था में पत्तियां और कंदमूल खाले वाले आदिमानव को फलाहार से मस्तिष्क के विकास में अहम… (2962 more words) …

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    Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.

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  • May 18, 2017
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    Chinese scientists have developed a new test that can identify various kinds of cancer by analyzing just a drop of human blood. Researchers at Tsinghua University’s School of Life Sciences developed the reagent (mixture) test kit of Hsp90a protein for… (271 more words) …

  • May 1, 2017
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    A finalized approach has been used by India to combat antimicrobial resistance which has been announced by the union Minister of health and family welfare J P Nadda. The government is ready with the blueprint which will meet the global… (149 more words) …

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    The first malaria vaccine will be tested on the three chosen African countries by the World health Organization. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi are the countries, which will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children.

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  • Apr 6, 2017
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    U. S. FDA approved Dupixent injection to treat adults with moderate-to-severe eczema. Dupixent is intended for patients whose eczema is not controlled adequately by topical therapies, or those for whom topical therapies are not advisable.

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  • Mar 17, 2017
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    Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank. Financing Agreement was signed by Mr. Raj Kumar, joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country… (185 more words) …

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    National Family Health Survey -4 (NFHS-4) surveys conducted for the year 2015 - 16 was unveiled by Health Ministry in New Delhi. India’s health index has shown an improvement over the last decade including an improvement in sex ratio at… (550 more words) …

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    Union Health Ministry will roll out a massive screening and control programme next month for five common non-communicable diseases (NCDs). the population based screening component will be rolled out in 100 districts in 32 states and UTs in first phase.… (211 more words) …

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    With an aim to make state addiction-free, state government of Bihar launched a Nasha Mukt campaign in state. Participation of about two crore people shown in campaign. Teachers and students of schools and colleges formed human chains across state including… (203 more words) …

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    A half-billion-dollar project announced at World Economic Forum (WEF) to develop vaccines against the deadly MERS, Lassa and Nipah viruses. These three diseases were kept at top of the list of 10 priority diseases that was identified by… (373 more words) …

  • Aug 8, 2017
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    Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been on the market in the U. S. since 2008. It has gained wider use in recent years. The handheld devices deliver not only addictive and harmful nicotine, but can be loaded with toxic chemicals… (236 more words) …