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Listen to your body, it could save your life

Updated on Jan 06, 2023 05:24 PM IST

The article has been authored by Dr Meenu Walia, medical oncologist with 30 years of medical experience.

Foul smell and abnormal discharge: Do not ignore these alarming signs as these symptoms may be of cervical cancer.(Shutterstock)
Foul smell and abnormal discharge: Do not ignore these alarming signs as these symptoms may be of cervical cancer.(Shutterstock)
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How to deal with cervical cancer in time

Dr. Anjana Chauhan, director, Anurikaa Empowerment Foundation, Anurikaa Wellness Initiative, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

In India, it is estimated that 1,25,000 new cases are detected each year and nearly 70,000 premature deaths due to undiagnosed and untreated cervical cancer.(HT File)
In India, it is estimated that 1,25,000 new cases are detected each year and nearly 70,000 premature deaths due to undiagnosed and untreated cervical cancer.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 03:16 PM IST
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Learning to use antimicrobials responsibly

The article has been authored by Kamini Walia, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.

Antibiotic resistance happens when bugs become immune to existing drugs, like antibiotics, antivirals or antifungals, rendering minor injuries and common infections potentially deadly.(Shutterstock/HT Archive)
Antibiotic resistance happens when bugs become immune to existing drugs, like antibiotics, antivirals or antifungals, rendering minor injuries and common infections potentially deadly.(Shutterstock/HT Archive)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 04:11 PM IST
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The future of health is preventive, personalized and onmichannel

The article has been authored by Dr Prathap C Reddy, founder & chairman, Apollo Hospitals.

According to a report, India is estimated to lose $4.58 trillion by 2030 due to non-communicable diseases which account for nearly 60% of annual deaths in the country.(Shutterstock)
According to a report, India is estimated to lose $4.58 trillion by 2030 due to non-communicable diseases which account for nearly 60% of annual deaths in the country.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 04:05 PM IST
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Influenza and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccines in pregnancy

The article has been authored by Tila Khan, MVSc, PhD (Virology), and Dipanwita Sengupta, PhD, Lancet Citizens’ Commission Fellows.

With the evidence of Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of SARS-CoV-2, (the virus that causes COVID-19), causing severe disease in pregnant women and endangering pregnancy, the Government of India in July 2021 approved and administered COVID-19 vaccines to all pregnant women as part of their standard antenatal care programme.
With the evidence of Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of SARS-CoV-2, (the virus that causes COVID-19), causing severe disease in pregnant women and endangering pregnancy, the Government of India in July 2021 approved and administered COVID-19 vaccines to all pregnant women as part of their standard antenatal care programme.
Published on Dec 26, 2022 05:09 PM IST
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The pertinence of palliative care in India’s care protocol

The article has been authored by Umang Vohra, MD and global CEO, Cipla.

The Lancet Commission on Palliative Care in 2017 reported that only 4% of Indians have access to palliative care.
The Lancet Commission on Palliative Care in 2017 reported that only 4% of Indians have access to palliative care.
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 01:25 PM IST
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Health as a human right for India’s tribal communities

The article has been authored by Swati Piramal, vice-chairperson, Piramal Group and Shobha Ekka, chief of party, Tribal TB Initiative.

Given the multiplicity of marginalisation of India’s tribal communities, it is imperative to create a responsive and sensitive health system that provides equitable access and right to health to these communities.
Given the multiplicity of marginalisation of India’s tribal communities, it is imperative to create a responsive and sensitive health system that provides equitable access and right to health to these communities.
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 12:59 PM IST
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Make in India: A strong IPR framework vital for the health care sector

The article has been authored by Patrick Kilbride, senior vice-president, Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the US Chamber of Commerce.

The health care market in India is constantly expanding due to a change in lifestyle and high demand for quality healthcare, making this sector one of the promising contributors to the Indian economy.
The health care market in India is constantly expanding due to a change in lifestyle and high demand for quality healthcare, making this sector one of the promising contributors to the Indian economy.
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:53 AM IST
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‘Golden hour’ response key to safer mass gatherings

The article has been authored by Prabhdeep Singh, founder and CEO, StanPlus, India’s largest medical emergency response Platform.

To ensure safety during mass gatherings, there are three primary components involved in creating a robust emergency response system; a clear and concise emergency plan that outlines the specific roles and responsibilities of each member of the response team.(Twitter/Eqraaam)
To ensure safety during mass gatherings, there are three primary components involved in creating a robust emergency response system; a clear and concise emergency plan that outlines the specific roles and responsibilities of each member of the response team.(Twitter/Eqraaam)
Published on Dec 06, 2022 02:28 PM IST
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Oral health: Public funding and public awareness

The article has been authored by Dr Dileep Mavalankar, director, Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar and Dr Payal Rajender Kumar, student, dental health, Johns Hopkins.

When it comes to dental and oral health, India is one of the most paradoxical countries in the world.(Pexels)
When it comes to dental and oral health, India is one of the most paradoxical countries in the world.(Pexels)
Published on Dec 06, 2022 11:44 AM IST

Open minds and workplaces to those with disabilities

The article has been authored by Syamala Gidugu, executive director, AADI, an NGO whose initiatives include Jeevika, an employability programme focusing on work skills for people with disabilities and inclusive work environments.

 In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that December 3 would be annually observed as the International Day of Disabled Persons. The day is celebrated to increase awareness on the rights and well- being of people with disabilities.
In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that December 3 would be annually observed as the International Day of Disabled Persons. The day is celebrated to increase awareness on the rights and well- being of people with disabilities.
Published on Nov 30, 2022 02:06 PM IST
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Stakeholders must collaborate to reduce resistance to antibiotics

The article has been authored by Konda Reddy Chavva, officer-in-charge and Rajesh Bhatia, regional technical expert on AMR and One Health, FAO.

India is currently developing an efficient second version of the National Action Plan on AMR. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has assisted national authorities in India in drafting the animal health component of its action plan for 2022-26.(Unsplash)
India is currently developing an efficient second version of the National Action Plan on AMR. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has assisted national authorities in India in drafting the animal health component of its action plan for 2022-26.(Unsplash)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 12:29 PM IST
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India’s children as accelerators for India 2047

The article has been authored by Cynthia McCaffrey, UNICEF Representative in India.

This year’s World Children’s Day on November 20 is an opportunity for us to celebrate and renew our collective promise, across sectors, regions, and organisations, to India’s dynamic generation of children. (AFP)
This year’s World Children’s Day on November 20 is an opportunity for us to celebrate and renew our collective promise, across sectors, regions, and organisations, to India’s dynamic generation of children. (AFP)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 11:10 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

A move to millets will have huge health benefits

The article has been authored by Neelam Patel, senior adviser and Saloni Bhutani, young professional, agriculture & allied sectors vertical, NITI Aayog.

Environmentalists worry that the increased target for ethanol blending could incentivise water-intensive crops such as sugarcane and rice, and suggest that the government should focus on lower-water intensity crops such as millets. (HTPhoto)
Environmentalists worry that the increased target for ethanol blending could incentivise water-intensive crops such as sugarcane and rice, and suggest that the government should focus on lower-water intensity crops such as millets. (HTPhoto)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 10:54 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

How businesses can support employees’ mental health

The article has been authored by Neeraj Balani, managing director, International SOS, India.

A healthy workforce goes a long way towards building organisational resilience.(Nataliya Vaitkevich)
A healthy workforce goes a long way towards building organisational resilience.(Nataliya Vaitkevich)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 04:40 PM IST
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India needs a national safety authority

The article has been authored by Dileep Mavalankar, director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar.

 Now it is time for India to create a National Safety Authority to lay down standards for safety on roads, and other places.
Now it is time for India to create a National Safety Authority to lay down standards for safety on roads, and other places.
Published on Nov 13, 2022 01:27 PM IST
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India@75: Phenomenal journey of the pharma industry

The article has been authored by N K Ganguly, former, director-general, Indian Council of Medical Research.

The Indian pharmaceutical industry has come a long way since the country’s independence. India is today a <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.67 trillion size domestic market for drugs, and over 90% of this space is captured by locally produced medicines.(HT_PRINT)
The Indian pharmaceutical industry has come a long way since the country’s independence. India is today a 1.67 trillion size domestic market for drugs, and over 90% of this space is captured by locally produced medicines.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 04:34 PM IST
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India’s journey towards improving health for all

The article has been authored by J V R Prasada Rao, former health secretary, Government of India.

Recently, the Union health minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, underlined the need for adopting a more holistic approach in health.
Recently, the Union health minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, underlined the need for adopting a more holistic approach in health.
Published on Nov 11, 2022 04:23 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Winning the war against malaria through focused strategies

The article has been authored by Gayatri Divecha, head, Good & Green, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies.

India has made significant strides in its battle against malaria through collaborative partnerships and dedicated efforts from the bottom up.
India has made significant strides in its battle against malaria through collaborative partnerships and dedicated efforts from the bottom up.
Published on Nov 07, 2022 07:14 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Reforming the PDS for better nutrition

The article has been authored by Surabhi Mittal, economist, Asia, Nutrition International, New Delhi and A Amarender Reddy, principal scientist (Agricultural Economics), ICAR-Centre Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad.

Global Hunger Index 2022 report ranked India 107 out of 121 countries. Reforming the PDS for better nutrition.(Reuters file)
Global Hunger Index 2022 report ranked India 107 out of 121 countries. Reforming the PDS for better nutrition.(Reuters file)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 06:50 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

India’s policies should view human resources for health

The article has been authored by Vidhi Wadhwani, second year MBBS student, GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad and researcher at Association for Socially Applicable Research (ASAR) and Siddhesh Zadey, co-founding director, ASAR and Commission Fellow, Lancet Citizens’ Commission for Reimagining Health System.

India is one of the 57 countries listed as ‘countries suffering from an HRH crisis’ by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2006 report.(AP FILE)
India is one of the 57 countries listed as ‘countries suffering from an HRH crisis’ by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2006 report.(AP FILE)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 04:48 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Dealing with post-Covid stroke

The article has been authored by Dr Arvind Sharma, secretary, Indian Stroke Association.

 Around the world, someone suffers a stroke every 3 seconds, amounting to 12.2 million new strokes annually
Around the world, someone suffers a stroke every 3 seconds, amounting to 12.2 million new strokes annually
Published on Oct 29, 2022 12:01 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Combatting the silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance

The article has been authored by Konda Reddy Chavva, officer-in-charge in India, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Rajesh Bhatia, Consultant, FAO.

Human development during recent past owes a lot to interventions such as antibiotics that assured availability of a healthy and productive population.
Human development during recent past owes a lot to interventions such as antibiotics that assured availability of a healthy and productive population.
Published on Oct 28, 2022 01:37 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Reasons for uptick in Viral Infections

The article has been authored by Dr Laxman Jessani, consultant, infectious diseases, Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai.

Infection-causing pathogens are also aggravated by climate change. The change in climate affects the survival, reproduction, distribution of disease pathogens and hosts, and changes in the geographic range and habitats of disease vectors. (HT_PRINT)
Infection-causing pathogens are also aggravated by climate change. The change in climate affects the survival, reproduction, distribution of disease pathogens and hosts, and changes in the geographic range and habitats of disease vectors. (HT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 01:31 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Awareness, affordability, accessibility: Key growth drivers in fertility segment

The article has been authored by Akshat Seth, CEO, CK Birla Healthcare Group.

According to the Call to Action, a report by Ernst & Young, the fertility industry in the country has grown by 20% in recent years.(Twitter/Mz_enaj)
According to the Call to Action, a report by Ernst & Young, the fertility industry in the country has grown by 20% in recent years.(Twitter/Mz_enaj)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 11:49 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

World Food Day 2022: Leaving no one behind

The article has been authored by Konda Reddy Chavva, officer-in-charge, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representation in India.

On World Food Day, here’s a look at how NGOs in Delhi-NCR have been providing ration, warm meals, etc. to support the less privileged as well as refugees.
On World Food Day, here’s a look at how NGOs in Delhi-NCR have been providing ration, warm meals, etc. to support the less privileged as well as refugees.
Published on Oct 16, 2022 12:02 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Achieving sustainable development goal targets for health workforce

The article has been authored by Siddhesh Zadey, Commission Fellow, Lancet Citizens’ Commission for Reimagining India’s Health System.

While nurses enjoy a majority in the health workforce, they remain starkly absent from leadership roles (AP)
While nurses enjoy a majority in the health workforce, they remain starkly absent from leadership roles (AP)
Published on Oct 13, 2022 07:45 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

It is time to be a ‘streetheart’

The article has been authored by Ambica Shukla, trustee, People for Animals.

Named ‘Be A Streetheart’, the campaign aimed to show how responsible citizenship takes care of the safety needs of both dogs and the communities they are a part of.
Named ‘Be A Streetheart’, the campaign aimed to show how responsible citizenship takes care of the safety needs of both dogs and the communities they are a part of.
Updated on Oct 11, 2022 03:44 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Conversion therapy and its impact on mental health among LGBTQIs

The article has been authored by Pooja Nair, consultant therapist, Mariwala Health Initiative.

The LGBTQI+ were jubilant after the SC verdict in 2018, which abolished penalisation of people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Photo: Samir Jana/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
The LGBTQI+ were jubilant after the SC verdict in 2018, which abolished penalisation of people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.(Photo: Samir Jana/HT (Photo for representational purposes only))
Published on Oct 08, 2022 03:56 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Where does India stand with its human resources for health?

The article has been authored by Madhurima Vuddemarry, MBBS student, Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College, Kolhapur and researcher at ASAR. Siddhesh Zadey, co-founding director, ASAR and Commission Fellow, Lancet Citizens’ Commission for Reimagining Health Systems.

 Recently, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) that leads the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) studies, modeled estimates for 16 HRH cadres across 204 countries for 1990-2019 and came up with a new threshold for minimum requirement. (Reuters File Photo)
 Recently, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) that leads the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) studies, modeled estimates for 16 HRH cadres across 204 countries for 1990-2019 and came up with a new threshold for minimum requirement. (Reuters File Photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 03:40 PM IST
ByHindustan Times
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