Amyloidosis

Pervez Musharraf dies of Amyloidosis #GS 02 Healthcare, #GS 03 Science and Technology For Prelims Amyloidosis Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf passed away on Sunday (05-02-23) from amyloidosis for which he had been undergoing treatment since March 2016. Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs […]

Snakebite

Snakebite #GS-02 Healthcare For Prelims Snakebite A recent study has determined that almost 80% (up to 64,100 of the 78,600 deaths) of snakebite deaths in the world happen in India. Before the current study, it was thought that India is responsible for up to half […]

Taxing Tobacco products

Taxing Tobacco products #GS-02 Healthcare, #GS-03 Taxation For Mains Need to Change taxation methods of Tobacco Since the implementation of the Goods and Services Taxation (GST) tobacco taxes have not increased significantly. Hence, they have become more affordable in the past five years. The economic […]

Norovirus

Norovirus #GS-02 Healthcare, #GS-03 Science and Technology For Prelims Norovirus Norovirus is highly contagious and can cause inflammation in the stomach lining and the intestines resulting in vomiting and diarrhoea similar to rotavirus. A person can develop symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed […]

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis #GS-02 Healthcare For Prelims Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly bacterial infectious disease that mainly targets the lungs. TB is caused by a bacterium named Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria that cause TB can be spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Most people […]

Rural Health Statistics report

Rural Health Statistics report #GS-02 Healthcare For Prelims Rural Health Statistics report It is an annual report released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The report aims to provide an overview of the infrastructure existing at various levels of healthcare facilities […]

Reducing preterm births and stillbirths

Reducing preterm births and stillbirths #GS-02 Healthcare For Prelims Levels and Trends in Child Mortality Report Published by the United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME). What does the report say Under-five mortality globally is about five million which means five million children […]

CDSCO

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization #GS-02 Healthcare, Governance For Prelims Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO): CDSCO works under Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. It is the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) of India. The headquarters of CDSCO is in […]