Health: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Apr 27, 2018
  • 1National Deworming Day- National Deworming Initiative: India Has the Highest Burden of Helminths [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    India has the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths–parasitic worms–in the world. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched National Deworming initiative to protect more than 24 crore children in the age group of 1 - 19 years from intestinal worms, on the eve of the…

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  • Apr 7, 2018
  • 1New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    A simple DNA screening test called Sema4 Natalis to detect 193 childhood-onset diseases, including epilepsy, spinal muscular atrophy, and cancer was developed by a US-based genomic testing company.

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

    New DNA Test to Screen a Child for 193 Genetic Diseases

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  • 2Cancer Research: System to Predict Treatment Outcome of Chemotherapy [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    Scientists developed a new system to non-invasively identify the breast cancer patients who would respond to chemotherapy within two weeks of beginning treatment. The novel dynamic “optical tomographic breast imaging system” generates three-dimensional (3-D) images of both breast…

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1 What is NITI’S Health Index? Kerala Tops NITI Aayog’S Health Index (Important) [ Health, Country Rank ]

    Kerala topped the list of larger states in Niti Aayog’s overall health performance in ‘performance in health outcome index’ based on health indicators. Punjab and Tamil Nadu ranked second and third among 21 large states.

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    Image of NITI’s Health Index

    Image of NITI’s Health Index

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  • Apr 3, 2018
  • 1What is National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Infection: Eliminating AIDS [ Health ]

    Government of India has launched the seven year National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) 017 - 24. There has been a 66 % decline in the estimated number of annual new HIV infections in the country from 2000 to 2015, against the global average o…

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  • Apr 2, 2018
  • 1 Measures Boosting Cadaver Donation Programme (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    The Government is implementing the National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP) to promote organ donation across the country. Growth in the transplants can be observed from the table below:

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

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  • 2 Summary of Health Initiatives: New Policies for Health Sector (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    The Government formulated the National Health Policy, 2017 to attain highest level of good health and well-being through preventive and promotive health care across all policies. It also aims universal access to good health care without financial hardship.

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    Image of Health Accounts

    Image of Health Accounts

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 Ayushman Bharat Scheme for a New India -2022- World’s Largest Government- (Important) [ Policy-Governance, Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ayushman Bharat Yojna provides health insurance coverage of up to ₹5 lakh a family a year, and sets up of health and wellness centres- world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme.

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    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Image of Ayushman Bharat Yojna

    Ayushman Bharat progr…

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  • Mar 26, 2018
  • 1Understanding Thailand’S ‘Data for Action’ Model- Big 6 Countries of WHO Southeast Asia Plan [ Health ]

    The ‘big six’ countries of the southeast region shared their immunization challenges and lessons learnt for accelerating efforts to eliminate measles and control rubella by the year 2020. The following figure shows an example of “Data for Action” with the local information mapped…

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  • Mar 22, 2018
  • 1 DASTAK Campaign of UP Government In Association With UNICEF (Important) [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    Uttar Pradesh State government in association with UNICEF has launched a massive door-to-door campaign DASTAK to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease in the state. Understand the following article as an experiment in Social and…

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  • Mar 13, 2018
  • 1National Programme for Control of Viral Hepatitis: Free Treatment for Hepatitis C [ Health, Schemes & Proj. ]

    The health ministry is set to roll out a National Programme for Control of Viral Hepatitis from the 2018 - 19 with a budget of Rs. 600 crore for the next three years. The focus will be on anti-viral treatment of Hepatitis C, which will be provided free at all government health se…

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  • Mar 5, 2018
  • 1Bharat Biotech’S Diarrhoea Vaccine Gets WHO Nod [ Health ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) awarded pre-qualification to the developing world’s first rotavirus diarrhoea vaccine. ROTOVAC is the first rotavirus vaccine from the developing world and India to be WHO Prequalified.

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    Image of Bharat-Biotechs-diarrhoea-vaccine-ROTAVAC-gets-WHO

    Image of Bharat-Biotechs-diarrhoea-vaccine-ROTAVAC-gets-WHO

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  • Feb 16, 2018
  • 1CancerSEEK- Detection of Surgically Resectable Cancers with a Multi-Analyte Blood Rest [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    A new blood test that can now detect eight common cancer types through assessment of the levels of circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. Cancer SEEK is the name of the blood test, which is used to detect the eight type of cancers in the early stage.

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    Image of cancer seek

    Image of cancer seek

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  • Feb 12, 2018
  • 1What is TCV? WHO Approves Indian Typhoid Vaccine, Typbar for Global Use [ Health ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given its pre-qualification to Typbar Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TVC) developed by Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech for global use. Typbar TCV is world’s first typhoid vaccine clinically proven to be administered to children from six months o…

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  • Feb 7, 2018
  • 1Warning Labels Compulsory on Fast Food [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    To help consumers make an informed choice, FSSAI has decided to revise its labelling regulation making it mandatory to declare total fat, added sugar, salt, trans fat and energy per serving along with its contribution to Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) on front of pack label.…

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  • Feb 5, 2018
  • 1First Digital Online Oncology Tutorial [ Sci-Tech, Health ]

    The first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series designed by the Tata Memorial Center in collaboration with the Health Ministry was launched as part of a national program to be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with state governments.

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    Image of oncology in India stats

    Image of oncology in India stats

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  • Jan 9, 2018
  • 1What is Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD)? Monkey Fever Strikes Karnataka’S Tirthahalli Taluk [ Health ]

    Karnataka’s Tirthahalli taluk came under grip of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) or monkey fever. Five positive cases and one death have been recorded in humans. 5 monkeys died in the forest of Ghantejanagallu near Suruvinakoppa village. In 2016 - 17, four persons died of KFD in Ti…

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  • 2Target Elimination Date for Kala-Azar, Leprosy, Measles, and Tuberculosis [ Health ]

    The target year set by the Government to eliminate Kala-azar, Leprosy, Measles, and Tuberculosis diseases are, Kala-azar: 2017, Leprosy: 2018, Measles: 2020, and Tuberculosis: 2025

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    Image of Eradicated Diseases India

    Image of Eradicated Diseases India

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  • Jan 8, 2018
  • 1Measures to Check Vector Borne Diseases- Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Vector Borne Diseases [ Health ]

    Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project (MEDP) was signed between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP), and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Measures taken to check vector borne diseases are discu…

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  • Dec 27, 2017
  • 1New Initiatives for Universal Health Coverage [ Health ]

    Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched ‘LaQshya’ Initiative and mHealth: Safe Delivery Application on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. In addition, Operational Guidelines for Obstetric High Dependency Units and Intensive Care Units were released.

    State of Health Care

    State of Health Care

    State of Health Care

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  • Dec 25, 2017
  • 1 National Medical Commission Bill:New Regulator for Medical Education,Exit Tests for MBBS (Important) [ Health ]

    The Union Cabinet cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, dissolving Medical Council of India (MCI) as the apex medical education regulator. MCI Used to conduct annual inspections and managed the education.

    Union Cabinet cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

    Union Cabinet cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

    Union Cabinet cleared National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

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  • Dec 20, 2017
  • 1India Eliminated Infective Trachoma? Which Other Diseases Have Been Eliminated [ Health ]

    Infective Trachoma was a leading cause of infectious blindness among children. India is now declared free of Infective Trachoma. Trachoma caused by poor environmental and personal hygiene and inadequate access to water and sanitation.

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    Image of Diseases Eliminated In World

    Image of Diseases Eliminated In World

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  • Dec 17, 2017
  • 1 What is National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance? (Important) [ Health ]

    World Antibiotic Awareness Week is a World Health Organisation campaign focusing attention on antibiotic resistance. Like climate change, antibiotic resistance in one region has consequences across the globe.

    National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

    National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

    National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

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  • Dec 11, 2017
  • 1What is National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), NOTTO Programme? [ Health ]

    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
  • 1Daily Drug Regimen for Treatment of Tuberculosis [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Daily Drug Regimen

    Image of Daily Drug Regimen

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  • Nov 27, 2017
  • 1FAST Test to Remember the Signs of Stroke [ Health ]

    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 was designed to be an integral part of a trainin…

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  • Nov 21, 2017
  • 1First Ever ‘Air Dispensary’ in North-East India [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Health Care Expenditure as % of GDP In 2014

    Image of Health Care Expenditure as % of GDP In 2014

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  • Nov 12, 2017
  • 1Rapid Test to Diagnose Zika and Dengue and IIT Scholars Discover New Drug to for Chikungunya Virus [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Important VBDs With Respect to India

    Image of Important VBDs With Respect to India

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  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1Bacteria Spread Antibiotic Resistance Through Soil [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Plasmid resistance

    Image of Plasmid resistance

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  • Oct 26, 2017
  • 1Lancet India’S Million Death Study: 1 Million Children Saved [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Infant Mortality Rate In India 2016

    Image of Infant Mortality Rate In India 2016

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  • Oct 22, 2017
  • 1 Intensified Mission Indradhanush (UIP, MI and IMI), ImTeCHO & PMSMA (Important) [ Health ]

    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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    Intensified Mission Indradhanush Image

    Intensified Mission Indradhanush Image

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  • Oct 21, 2017
  • 1 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Survey: Food Deficiencies and Tuberculosis (Important) [ Health ]

    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 ac…

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  • 2Low-Cost Cancer Detection Method Developed by IIT-Ropar [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Causes Cancer In India

    Image of Causes Cancer In India

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  • Oct 16, 2017
  • 1TFR in India: Mission ParivarVikas- Health Ministry Launches Two New Contraceptives [ Health ]

    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, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Assam.

    Map of Majority of Indian States Fertility Rate

    Map of Majority of Indian States Fertility Rate

    Map of Majority of Indian States Fertility Rate

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  • Oct 8, 2017
  • 1Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy Inaugurated in Agartala [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy in Agartala

    Image of Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy in Agartala

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  • Sep 27, 2017
  • 1Father of Nephrology in India- Dr. Kirpal Chugh Passes at 85 [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Father of Nephrology In India- Dr. Kirpal Chugh

    Image of Father of Nephrology In India- Dr. Kirpal Chugh

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  • Sep 26, 2017
  • 1World’S First Plant-Based Zika Vaccine [ Health ]

    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 a key role in infecting p…

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  • 2First Advanced Homoeopathy Research Lab [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Alternative Medicine

    Image of Alternative Medicine

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