At least 2.2 billion people are blind or visually impaired. Here’s why






More than one billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for

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Stronger focus on nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025: WHO






Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to

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National Medical Commission bill passed in Rajya Sabha






The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019 was given a go-ahead by Rajya Sabha today. It was passed by Lok

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Does sunscreen inhibit production of vitamin D levels?






Sunscreen can reduce the sun’s adverse effects, but there are concerns that it might inhibit the body’s production of vitamin

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Global warming affects India’s economic growth: Study






A new Stanford University study shows global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s. Temperature changes caused by growing

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High doses of vitamin D can lead to kidney failure






A 54-year-old man, after returning from a trip to Southeast Asia where he spent much of his holiday sunbathing, showed

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Shift work increases diabetes and heart disease risk






Over 20 per cent of the population in industrial countries are engaged in shift work – in sectors such as

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Explained: the evolution of brain tumours






There are three different genetic alterations that drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas, said a report by the German

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Budget 2019: Health industry gives mixed reactions






Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, on Friday, presented NDA government’s last Budget in Lok Sabha. The healthcare industry had been

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