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Refrigerators to store Covid-19 vaccines being unloaded on Thursday at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, the Capital’s central storage facility.

Delhi’s vaccine drive likely to start early next week: Officials

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:03 AM IST
The list will be finalised on Friday during the meeting of the state steering committee under the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (Negvac).
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Rahul Arora, Head - Neurosciences, Medtronic India(Medtronic India)
Rahul Arora, Head - Neurosciences, Medtronic India(Medtronic India)

Stroke, one of the leading causes of death and disability in India requires a comprehensive solution

UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Medtronic is collaborating with health care professionals to establish root causes and implement changes to create efficiencies and optimize coordinated care to develop comprehensive stroke solution.
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The Centre has left no room for ambiguity in its submission to the Supreme Court that it is against enforcing the two-child norm(File Photo)
The Centre has left no room for ambiguity in its submission to the Supreme Court that it is against enforcing the two-child norm(File Photo)

Focus on people, not the population | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:31 PM IST
India’s family planning programme has been voluntary and non-coercive, a tribute to the State’s commitment to personal liberty and democracy. And this has largely been successful
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A health worker administers a deworming tablet to a boy during a door-to-door campaign in Hyderabad.(AFP/ File photo)
A health worker administers a deworming tablet to a boy during a door-to-door campaign in Hyderabad.(AFP/ File photo)

Lancet introduces Commission for universal health coverage

By Jayashree Nandi | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 04:51 PM IST
The work of the commission will begin on Friday with an aim to publish a final report of its findings and recommendations in the next two years
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An employee in personal protective equipment (PPE) removes vials of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a visual inspection machine inside a lab at Serum Institute of India, in Pune.(REUTERS)
An employee in personal protective equipment (PPE) removes vials of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from a visual inspection machine inside a lab at Serum Institute of India, in Pune.(REUTERS)

Survey identifies most vulnerable for Covid shot

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 02:58 AM IST
The government has already asked all hospitals, nursing homes, and stand-alone clinics in the city to get their employees registered for the vaccine shots.
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According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Medicaid expansion which has insured improved healthcare facilities to millions of patients with different diseases and low-income in the United States.(Pixabay)
According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Medicaid expansion which has insured improved healthcare facilities to millions of patients with different diseases and low-income in the United States.(Pixabay)

Medicaid expansion not enough for diabetes patients: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Boston [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:13 PM IST
A study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) claims that Medicaid expansion is not enough to improve the health care for patients with diabetes.
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The findings were published early online in(Unsplash)
The findings were published early online in(Unsplash)

African-American cancer survivors tend to survive more with social needs: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Michigan [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 02:55 PM IST
A study from the American Cancer Society claims about the relationship between lower health-related quality of life with social needs factors of African-American cancer survivors.
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The study, to be published in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Competitive Effects of Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling Adoption on Nutritional Quality: Evidence from Facts Up Front Style Labels”.(Unsplash)
The study, to be published in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Competitive Effects of Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling Adoption on Nutritional Quality: Evidence from Facts Up Front Style Labels”.(Unsplash)

Study sheds light on benefits of placing nutrition labels on front of packages

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Study sheds light on benefits of placing nutrition labels on front of packages
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 02:30 PM IST
A new paper in the Journal of Marketing examines the impact of moving nutrition labels, typically placed on the back of product packages, to the front.
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The article was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.(Unsplash)
The article was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.(Unsplash)

Alcohol consumption common coping response to stress during Covid-19: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Massachusetts [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 10:38 AM IST
As the world fights against challenges arising from the spread of Covid-19, alcohol consumption has become a common coping response to reduce stress amid the pandemic.
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The findings of science combine with the whims of the human heart to add unlimited rules to Covid safety protocol(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
The findings of science combine with the whims of the human heart to add unlimited rules to Covid safety protocol(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: Have you sanitised your laughter?

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Here’s to the silly moments that slip out from under the mask of the serious year
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While Sharma deserves criticism, past chairpersons of this organisation have been unimpressive, to say the least.(HT PHOTO)
While Sharma deserves criticism, past chairpersons of this organisation have been unimpressive, to say the least.(HT PHOTO)

Strengthen the NCW to effect real change | Opinion

By Lalita Panicker | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 09:53 PM IST
The NCW should be an organisation which can step up to the plate and fulfil its mandate, but that does not seem likely given its current composition
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Chandpur : In this photo provided by Bidyanondo Foundation, doctors and health workers arrive at a village in Chandpur district in eastern Bangladesh, on Sept. 12, 2020. A Bangladeshi charity has set up a floating hospital turning a small tourist boat into a healthcare facility to provide services to thousands of people affected by this year's devastating floods that marooned millions.(AP)
Chandpur : In this photo provided by Bidyanondo Foundation, doctors and health workers arrive at a village in Chandpur district in eastern Bangladesh, on Sept. 12, 2020. A Bangladeshi charity has set up a floating hospital turning a small tourist boat into a healthcare facility to provide services to thousands of people affected by this year's devastating floods that marooned millions.(AP)

Jibon Kheya: Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community

By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Dhaka, Bangladesh
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 07:10 PM IST
In late July, as the floodwaters started receding, the Bidyanondo Foundation quickly decided to hire a tourist boat to provide basic health care for those seeking aid. The country’s coast guards came forward with a route plan for the boat that was eventually turned into a floating hospital called “Jibon Kheya,” or lifeboat.
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Representational Image(Unsplash)

Here’s how loneliness, social isolation increases risk of high blood pressure, hypertension in women

By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Vancouver, Canada
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 10:01 AM IST
A recent study has found that social isolation affects the health of men and women in different ways--including placing women at higher risk of high blood pressure.
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People watch the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on a giant screen from their vehicles at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, US.
People watch the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on a giant screen from their vehicles at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, US.

White House race enters last mile

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:32 AM IST
With 11 days to go for the polling to end, more than 51 million Americans have already cast ballots - a pace that could lead to the highest turnout since 1928.
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Four out of every five people in the region who require mental health services are unable to access them.(Unsplash)
Four out of every five people in the region who require mental health services are unable to access them.(Unsplash)

WHO calls for scaling up investments in mental healthcare

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 11:52 PM IST
The vast social and economic impact of Covid-19 highlights the critical need for all countries in South-East Asia region to scale up investments for sustained and quality mental health care.
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Representational image(Unsplash)

Depression and anxiety tripled during coronavirus lockdown: Study

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | London
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 09:20 PM IST
There was a three-fold increase in the number of people reporting significant depression and anxiety problems during lockdown, according to a new study.
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The pandemic’s effects were in plain sight, with the candidates’ lecterns spaced far apart, all of the guests in the small crowd tested and the traditional opening handshake scrapped.(REUTERS)
The pandemic’s effects were in plain sight, with the candidates’ lecterns spaced far apart, all of the guests in the small crowd tested and the traditional opening handshake scrapped.(REUTERS)

Angry opening: Donald Trump, Joe Biden lash, interrupt each other

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Cleveland
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:24 AM IST
Donald Trump struggled to define his ideas for replacing the Affordable Care Act on health care in the debate’s early moments and defended his nomination of Barrett, declaring that “I was not elected for three years, I’m elected for four years.”
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US President Donald Trump stood on a podium in front of a blue background emblazoned with “America First Healthcare Plan”.(AP Photo)
US President Donald Trump stood on a podium in front of a blue background emblazoned with “America First Healthcare Plan”.(AP Photo)

Donald Trump promotes health care ‘vision’ but gaps remain

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Charlotte
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 05:58 AM IST
Donald Trump’s latest health care pitch won accolades from administration officials and political supporters but failed to impress others.
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The functional ability of older people is nowadays better when it is compared to that of people at the same age three decades ago.(Unsplash)
The functional ability of older people is nowadays better when it is compared to that of people at the same age three decades ago.(Unsplash)

Study reveals physical, cognitive function have improved meaningfully in 30 years

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Helsinki, Finland
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Among men and women between the ages of 75 and 80, muscle strength, walking speed, reaction speed, verbal fluency, reasoning, and working memory are nowadays significantly better than they were in people of the same age born earlier.
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A Twitter spokesperson acknowledged the problem and said the company was looking into it.(REUTERS)
A Twitter spokesperson acknowledged the problem and said the company was looking into it.(REUTERS)

Racist machines? Twitter’s photo preview problem reignites AI bias concern

By Binayak Dasgupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 06:11 AM IST
The problem was first discovered when education tech researcher Colin Madland posted about how video-calling software Zoom cropped the head out of a black person on the other side of a call, seemingly unable to detect it as a human face.
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“We found that primary-care doctors involved in this collaboration got better at diagnosing, prescribing, and working as a team.”(Unsplash)
“We found that primary-care doctors involved in this collaboration got better at diagnosing, prescribing, and working as a team.”(Unsplash)

Study focuses on effective way to increase capacity for mental health

By Asian News International |posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 06:23 PM IST
A recent study has stressed the importance of providing mental health care facilities, at a time when anxiety and depression rise among people amid the pandemic, at a time when primary care clinics, especially in rural areas, are facing increased patient needs.
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Journalist-turned-author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu will go live on her digital chat show, from September 20.
Journalist-turned-author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu will go live on her digital chat show, from September 20.

Book to web: Battling stigma and shame associated with being single

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu’s new digital chat show has sessions with prominent women who are single, such as Mona Ambegaonkar, Mallika Sarabhai, and Vinta Nanda, among others.
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The leaders of Israel, the United States (US) and the UAE hailed the agreement as a “historic diplomatic breakthrough that will advance peace in the Middle East”, “chart a new path”, and “unlock the great potential in the region”.(AFP)
The leaders of Israel, the United States (US) and the UAE hailed the agreement as a “historic diplomatic breakthrough that will advance peace in the Middle East”, “chart a new path”, and “unlock the great potential in the region”.(AFP)

What the Israel-UAE-Bahrain accord means for India and the world

By Ron Malka
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 09:56 PM IST
The challenges we are facing today know no borders, and it is essential that we combine our capabilities for the benefit of all of our citizens. We call on all those following this historic moment to voice their support for the agreement
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Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival(Twitter/W0rld2020)
Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival(Twitter/W0rld2020)

Hawaii allows travellers to skip 14-day quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Honolulu
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Hawaii encourages pre-travel testing to add a greater element of safety for travel into the US, allows travellers to skip quarantine with virus test
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To reduce death rates, however, requires social, environmental, behavioural, nutritional, and clinical determinants related to NCDs. This includes creating awareness about the causes of NCDs, including alcohol consumption and tobacco usage, among others(Shutterstock)
To reduce death rates, however, requires social, environmental, behavioural, nutritional, and clinical determinants related to NCDs. This includes creating awareness about the causes of NCDs, including alcohol consumption and tobacco usage, among others(Shutterstock)

Integrate NCDs into the Covid-19 fight | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Covid-19 has exacerbated non-communicable diseases (NCDs) burdens, but it can be a wake-up call, especially if the government integrates NCDs into the Covid-19 response. This will help reduce the death rate
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Covid-19 has aggravated an already-broken U.S. health-care system.(Unsplash)
Covid-19 has aggravated an already-broken U.S. health-care system.(Unsplash)

Startup soars, providing in-house health care in the time of the coronavirus pandemic

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New York
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:43 AM IST
A new health care company, Ready, is seeking to bridge the gap between clinical care and telemedicine, offering hands-on medical aid inside people’s homes. So far it is logging more than 15,000 visits and 10,000 Covid-19 tests in just a month.
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Indigenous community in Peru turns to ancestral remedies amid COVID-19(Twitter/ForestPeoplesP)
Indigenous community in Peru turns to ancestral remedies amid COVID-19(Twitter/ForestPeoplesP)

Indigenous Shipibo community in Peru’s Amazon turn to herbs and ancestral remedies to fight COVID-19

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Pucallpa, Peru
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:30 AM IST
Amid shortage of doctors and hospitals located far away, Peru’s Amazon witnessed its Indigenous Shipibo community turning to ancestral remedies to tackle coronavirus spread.
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The days of people standing in long queues at health facilities carrying multiple medical reports will become a thing of the past in this digital- and patient-friendly ecosystem, empowered by world-class technologies(AFP)
The days of people standing in long queues at health facilities carrying multiple medical reports will become a thing of the past in this digital- and patient-friendly ecosystem, empowered by world-class technologies(AFP)

NDHM will radically transform health care

By Amitabh Kant
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 06:21 AM IST
The creation of a digital health identity card will help patients, without compromising on their privacy
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India is a large, growing country and its health care needs are immense. Advanced health care expertise is concentrated in large cities whereas a large population with health care needs is geographically distant from such expertise and facilities. Tele-medicine can alleviate these limitations to a great extent
India is a large, growing country and its health care needs are immense. Advanced health care expertise is concentrated in large cities whereas a large population with health care needs is geographically distant from such expertise and facilities. Tele-medicine can alleviate these limitations to a great extent

Embrace the national digital health mission, but with care and safeguards

By Kris Gopalakrishnan, Rajeev Sharma and Bhagwan Chowdhry
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:11 AM IST
It will help both individual patients and the public health system. But the key is to institute privacy measures
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Our health infrastructure, at least in most places, has been found to be wanting in dealing with the pandemic’s public health challenge.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Our health infrastructure, at least in most places, has been found to be wanting in dealing with the pandemic’s public health challenge.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Restoring growth to boosting health infra: Charting India’s goals

By Roshan Kishore | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 12:24 PM IST
The unforeseen events in the run-up to completion of 73 years of independence today give a good reason to revisit the goals we want to achieve by August 15, 2022.
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