Health: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Antimicrobial Resistant Infections Especially Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis(Important) [ Health ]

    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 TB is acquired if TB treatment is inadequate or from the direct tra

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  • Sep 7, 2017
  • 1 HIV and AIDS and STI 2017-24: Test and Treat Policy for HIV Patients [ Health ]

    ‘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 National Strategic Plan for HIV and

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  • 2 Ensuring Quality of Drugs: Schemes and Measures [ Health ]

    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 forwarded to the State Licensing Authorities for appropriate acti

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Indian Systems of Medicines (AYUSH- Important) [ Health ]

    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 also

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  • Sep 5, 2017
  • 1 Drug Pricing in India: Committee to Make Drugs More Affordable [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Opposing New Rate Policy

    Image of Opposing New Rate Policy

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  • Aug 29, 2017
  • 1 Childhood Obesity in India [ Health ]

    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 to counter the rising blood sugar.

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  • 2 Prevalence of Cancer in India: Agreement Between NICPR and AIIA for Prevention [ Health ]

    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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    Image of Geography of Cancer

    Image of Geography of Cancer

    The main objectives are:

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  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 1 Smoking E-Cigarettes is Injurious to Health [ Health ]

    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 such as lead, diacetyl and nickel.

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    Image of E-Cigarette

    Image of E-Cigarette

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  • Aug 5, 2017
  • 1 AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016: UN [ Health ]

    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 million in 1997.

    AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016

    AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016

    AIDS Deaths Reduced but Still Claimed 1 Million Lives in 2016

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems [ Health ]

    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 whi

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  • 2 India Free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8) [ Health ]

    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 Octob

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  • Jul 7, 2017
  • 1 National Biopharma Mission [ Health ]

    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 en

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  • Jun 8, 2017
  • 1 📹 Highlight on Health Medical Developments-Expected Questions 2017 Part-6 [ Health ]

    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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  • 2 📹 Highlight on Health Medical Developments-Expected Questions 2017 Part-5 [ Health ]

    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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  • 3 📹 Highlight on Health Medical Developments-Expected Questions 2017 Part-3 [ Health ]

    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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  • 4 📹 Highlight on Health Medical Developments-Expected Questions 2017 Part-2 [ Health ]

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  • 5 📹 Highlight on Health Medical Developments-Expected Questions 2017 Part-1 [ Health ]

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  • May 27, 2017
  • 1 Reader with Guidelines for Raising Happy Children Released by WCD Ministry [ Health ]

    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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    Image of the Happy Children

    Image of the happy children

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  • May 26, 2017
  • 1 21-Year-Old Woman Undergoes India’S First Uterus Transplant [ Health ]

    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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    Image of the India’s First Uterus Transplant

    Image of the India’s first uterus transplant

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  • May 22, 2017
  • 1 (विज्ञान में खोज) आहार सरोकार (Discovery in Science) Dietary Concerns [ Health ]

    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 सहायता मिली। मानव का मस्तिष्क शरीर की तुलना में सभी प्राणियों मे

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  • 2 New Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Against Pneumonia Launched [ Health ]

    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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    Image of the Pneumonia Vaccines

    Image of the Pneumonia vaccines

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  • May 18, 2017
  • 1 This New Test Kit Can Identify Cancer with Just One Drop of Blood [ Health ]

    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 clinical use.

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    Image of the One Drop of Blood

    Image of the one drop of blood

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  • May 1, 2017
  • 1 One Health Approach [ Health ]

    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 expectations and it should come under the on

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  • 2 Malaria Vaccine to Be Tested [ Health ]

    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.

    Malaria vaccine to be tested

    Malaria Vaccine to Be Tested

    Malaria vaccine to be tested

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  • Apr 6, 2017
  • 1 FDA Approves First Drug for Moderate and Severe Eczema Cases [ Health ]

    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.

    FDA approves first drug for moderate and severe eczema cases

    FDA Approves First Drug for Moderate and Severe Eczema Cases

    FDA approves first drug for moderate and severe eczema cases

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for Tejaswini [ Health ]

    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 Director, World Bank (

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  • 2 Government’S National Family Health Survey 4 Shows Improved Sex Ratio and Decline in IMR [ Health ]

    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 birth and a decline in infant mortality rat

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  • 3 Health Ministry to Roll Out Screening & Control Programme of 5 Non-Communicable Diseases [ Health ]

    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.

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    Ministry of Health Government of India

    Ministry of health government of India

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  • 4 Bihar Govt Launches “Nasha Mukt Campaign” [ Health ]

    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 CM Nitish Kumar.

    Nasha Mukt Campaign Bihar

    Nasha Mukt Campaign Bihar

    Nasha Mukt Campaign Bihar

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  • 5 Scientists Names 3 Virus That Could Cause Next Global Health Emergency [ Health ]

    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 World Health Organisation (WHO) as potentia

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