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India will take at least 40 years to eliminate leprosy

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:52

India`s leprosy elimination programme has not been "successful" and it will take at least 40 years to completely eliminate the disease from the country, an international expert has said.

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:06

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day.This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease.This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that `we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.`

India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:38

India has over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients, second only to China, and most people with chronic Hepatitis B or C are unaware of their infection, putting them at serious risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer which are life threatening.

Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:24

One person dies every six hours due to oral cancer in the country, signalling an alarming rise in the incidence of the disease, according to a top orthodontist.

India tops the list of global poor: UN report

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:04

India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations report said.

The 6 rollout strategies that can battle India`s TB epidemic revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:29

A new study has explored the impact of six different rollout strategies by developing a mathematical model of tuberculosis (TB) transmission, care-seeking and diagnostic and treatment practices in India.

Street food in India safer than other tourist restaurants

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 20:54

Dispelling the common misconception that street food available in India is `unhealthy and unhygienic`, a well known Australian culinary historian says otherwise.

Indian-American doctors to help young physicians from India

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:13

One of the largest ethnic professional organisations representing some 100,000 Indian American physicians settled in the US is focused on becoming an all-inclusive organization that would also help young physicians coming from India.

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