Category Archives: Health

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance simply put is when infection-causing bacteria is not killed by an antibiotic that was effective earlier, the bacteria continue to thrive. Treatment options shrink further when multiple antibiotics […]

Particulate matter

A recent study by the WHO shows that a significant population of Indian subcontinent breathes air with much higher particulate matter that is lesser than 2.5 micrometre (PM2.5) in size […]

TB treatment programme – Issues

RNTCP or the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program is the state-run tuberculosis control initiative of the Government of India.

Liquid biopsies

The term liquid biopsy refers to detecting bits of cancer DNA circulating in the blood They could be a simple way to sample tumor DNA in the blood to see […]


The active ingredient in deworming pill. Nobel prize The drug’s inventors recently received a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura discovered a new drug, […]

National blood policy

The Union Health Ministry took the decision on Friday as part of reforms to the handling of blood units in the country. In a major modification to the National Blood […]

IT-based malaria control initiative

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Mangaluru City Corporation in Karnataka will officially unveil its IT-based initiative to track and control malaria cases on October 17.