Study: Air pollution linked with cardiovascular diseases

Ambient air pollution is primarily associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease, while indoor air pollution is strongly associated with a higher risk of death.

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Mobile app-supported system to better manage people at risk of cardio-vascular disease

The system has the potential to improve the lives of tens of millions of people, particularly in low to middle-income countries where cardiovascular disease is on the rise.

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A controlled-release oral tablet for kala azar and fungal infections

The tablets were found to release the drug Amphotericin B in a sustained and controlled manner over a period of 10 days.

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Reducing Child Malnutrition – Action Backed By Data

In the last 15 years, we have been snowed under with programmes designed to improve access to healthcare, employment & food. Most programmes to tackle child malnutrition have not fit in with the lumbering public service delivery mechanisms that are a characteristic of most Indian state governments.

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Meeting India’s Healthcare Needs

A program for universal healthcare insurance like the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) is a step in the right direction for India. It has the potential to tackle problems of financial insecurity in healthcare spending, increase usage of healthcare facilities, and lead to better diagnoses of diseases and broader access to good care.

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New drug combos using pain killers may be effective against cancer

Combining commonly used pain killers with ruthenium (a metal belonging to the platinum group) may prove effective in cancer treatment, a study by Indian scientists has indicated.

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Pfizer’s patent for children’s pneumonia vaccine challenged in India

The ‘PCV 13’ vaccine from Pfizer is intended for India’s universal immunisation program for children. The patent has been challenged by Doctors Without Borders.

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