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Health research picks up in Bihar in last decade, but still limited, says study

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 12:49 PM IST
The study, published in Global Health Reports, has found an extraordinary rise in health research output from Bihar, the third most populous state of India, post-2010
The government moved to make access to Covid-19) testing easier for people on Wednesday(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
The government moved to make access to Covid-19) testing easier for people on Wednesday(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Centre asks states to step up antigen tests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 06:04 AM IST
Union health secretary, Preeti Sudan, and secretary, department of health research, Dr Balram Bhargava, jointly wrote to all states to ramp up Covid-19 testing using rapid antigen based tests, to early detect cases for containing the pandemic.
People being screened in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/Ht Photo)
People being screened in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/Ht Photo)

Chronic illnesses may put young Indians at higher risk of Covid-19: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 05:31 AM IST
In the absence of a vaccine, an option is to shield high-risk people by more intensive physical distancing measures than the rest.
At 2.7 million new infections, India is home to almost a quarter of the world’s TB patients. The Indian government has set an ambitious target of eliminating the disease by 2025- five years before the global target. (Image used for representation).(Getty Images/iStockphoto.)
At 2.7 million new infections, India is home to almost a quarter of the world’s TB patients. The Indian government has set an ambitious target of eliminating the disease by 2025- five years before the global target. (Image used for representation).(Getty Images/iStockphoto.)

WHO approves India’s cost-effective TB test

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The WHO’’s Global TB Programme has included TrueNat TB test, a new molecular test that detects TB as well as resistance to the drug Rifampicin in about 90 minutes, in its rapid communication document on molecular investigative procedure in laboratory medicine and pharmacology.
The government on Thursday announced it has revised treatment packages under its flagship health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The government on Thursday announced it has revised treatment packages under its flagship health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Centre revises most Ayushman packages

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 01:27 AM IST
Of the 1,393 treatment packages that were initially included in the scheme, there has been an increase in the rates of 270 packages, addition of 237 new packages and adoption of 43 stratified packages.
A member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community looks on while taking part in a Pride Parade in Kathmandu.(Prakash Mathena/AFP)
A member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community looks on while taking part in a Pride Parade in Kathmandu.(Prakash Mathena/AFP)

Study reveals transgender students experience more mental health problems compared to other students

Washington DC | By ANI
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 10:30 AM IST
The study found that students whose gender identity differs from the sex assigned to them at birth are more likely to experience mental health problems.
Doctors said health workers at the hospital are exposed to TB cases directly and so have higher chance of developing the infection compared to others.(Pic for representation/HT)
Doctors said health workers at the hospital are exposed to TB cases directly and so have higher chance of developing the infection compared to others.(Pic for representation/HT)

Fewer doctors, nurses in Sewri hospital contract TB in six years

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Senior doctors from the hospital said stringent implementation of infection control norms and nutritious food options for the staff has helped reduce TB cases
Women are more likely to experience longer and more intense migraine attacks and report more migraine-associated symptoms.(Unsplash)
Women are more likely to experience longer and more intense migraine attacks and report more migraine-associated symptoms.(Unsplash)

Migraines are three times more common for women, here’s why

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 10:34 AM IST
Women in the age group of 30 to 39 tend to have migraine due to a greater prevalence of estrogen and other sex hormones, says a new study.
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