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No Excuse Not To End The Acute Stage Of Pandemic Globally

Monday, 17 January 2022, 7:46 am | CNS

Is it not shocking that after more than two years into the pandemic (when we know how to protect ourselves from getting infected, and have had vaccines for more than a year now), by far the highest-ever number of corona virus infections in a single ... More >>

Failing On The Basics: Are We Able To #BreakTheChain Of Infection Transmission?

Monday, 10 January 2022, 7:02 am | CNS

The year 2022 began on a dismal note, with its first week reporting the highest-ever number of COVID-19 cases in a week globally. Since the pandemic began in December 2019, the reported number of people who contracted the virus has been over 306 million ... More >>

When People With HIV Can Live Normal Lives Then Why 680,000 AIDS Deaths In 2020?

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 7:43 pm | CNS

When we know how to prevent HIV transmission, and how to keep every person living with HIV healthy, then how can one fathom deaths of at least 680,000 people due to AIDS-related illnesses in 2020 worldwide? And how can one explain, at least 1.5 million ... More >>

What's The Link? Food, Human Health, Livestock, Environment, And Antimicrobial Resistance

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 7:27 pm | CNS

Medicines which aim to relieve pain and suffering, may cure us of diseases and avert untimely deaths, are at increasing risk of becoming ineffective against disease-causing microbes. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microbes such as bacteria, viruses, ... More >>

Will New Scientific Breakthroughs Spur The #endTB Efforts?

Sunday, 31 October 2021, 5:45 am | CNS

Is it not a paradox if a preventable, diagnosable, treatable, and curable disease becomes a top killer? Till Covid-19 struck our world, Tuberculosis (TB) - a disease that can be prevented, diagnosed and treated - was the most deadly infectious disease ... More >>

Will India's 1 Billion Vaccination-dose-milestone Be Catalytic For Vaccinating All?

Friday, 22 October 2021, 7:08 am | CNS

On 21 October 2021, India crossed its milestone of administering over 1 billion (100 crores) doses within 278 days since it began the vaccination rollout (on 16th January 2021). The World Health Organization (WHO) calls upon all countries to ensure ... More >>

Prioritising Tobacco Control Amidst Crisis, Myanmar Adopts Plain Packaging

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 6:57 am | CNS

Myanmar has adopted standardised packaging (or plain packaging) of all tobacco products. Plain packaging is among the scientifically-backed tobacco control measures which are also enshrined in the global tobacco treaty (formally called the World Health ... More >>

Global Lung Health Meet Opens With Top Three Science Announcements

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 6:33 am | CNS

The global (and largest) lung health conference opened with not one but at least three major scientific announcements. The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health was marked with the announcement of three major scientific developments that can ... More >>

What If TB, HIV Medicines Stop Working? Experts Unite Against Drug Resistance

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 8:45 pm | CNS

One year and 10 months ago when first case of corona virus was reported in Wuhan, China, entire world was terrified because no one knew if we have any medicine that will work against it. Possibly our worst fears came true and we witnessed the horrendous ... More >>

Tale Of Two Pandemics: Follow The Science And Do Not Forget One At The Cost Of The Other

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 6:09 am | CNS

Covid-19 has posed innumerable health, economic, and social challenges for all, including people living with HIV. It has exposed the fragility of health systems around the globe and has diverted political attention and funding from other infectious ... More >>

Are We Hungry For Change For Genuinely Transforming Food Systems?

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 10:30 am | CNS

While the governments chant the mantra of "leaving no one behind", it is ironic that they are abetting corporate grabbing of land and resources, which is pushing farmers out of agriculture. Corporations are exercising more and more control over food and ... More >>

Governments Must Adopt A Strong Political Declaration That The Global Crisis Mandates

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 5:42 am | CNS

Because if they do not, then we are doomed to fail to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 (for which only 104 months are left). The clock is ticking but governments from around the world, who are convening at the United ... More >>

Do Not Miss The Writing On The Wall: Managing Asthma Well Is Key To Living Life Normally

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 8:57 am | CNS

Shobha Shukla - CNS   If essential and lifesaving medicines and proper care are available, accessible and affordable for all people with asthma, they can manage their asthma properly and lead a normal life. On this year’s World Asthma ... More >>

Eliminating Illicit Tobacco Trade Is A Step Towards #EndTobacco And SDGs

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:25 am | CNS

Ending tobacco use globally is not just a compelling public health imperative but is also key for social justice and corporate accountability. Let us not forget that each of the diseases caused by tobacco could have been prevented, and every tobacco-related ... More >>

Get The Vaccine Shot But Do Not Throw Away The Mask To Fight COVID-19

Monday, 25 January 2021, 6:58 pm | CNS

The message from all scientists is very loud and clear that vaccines alone will not be able to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after getting vaccinated, we will have to continue to wear masks, maintain physical distancing, wash hands ... More >>

'May You Be The Mother Of Many Sons...'

Monday, 5 October 2020, 6:34 am | CNS goes an old common blessing given to an Indian bride, talks of gender equality notwithstanding. While the small family norm slogan of 'hum do, hamare do' (we two, ours two) has rubbed in well the penchant for begetting at least one son has not ... More >>

Ensuring Women Have A Rights-Based Access To Emergency Contraceptives Is Vital

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 5:23 pm | CNS

Many women and girls around the world have experienced contraception failure, missed taking oral contraceptive pills, or been forced to have sex against their will. For these women, emergency contraception is a safe and effective method that reduces ... More >>

Innovative Financing For Women's Health Becomes Vital When Purse Strings Tighten

Saturday, 5 September 2020, 6:49 pm | CNS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of weak health systems that were ill prepared to withstand the onslaught of the pandemic. As documented by the Pulse survey of the WHO, the pandemic has resulted in disruption of essential health services, ... More >>

Growing Up As A Girl In Rural India: What Does It Mean?

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 9:19 pm | CNS

Adolescence or teenage is that critical phase when one transitions from childhood to adulthood. It is marked by important biological changes and the onset of puberty. This 'growing up' is also about experiencing the joys and challenges of youth. However, ... More >>

A Nuclear-Free World Is Crucial For Sustainable Development

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 5:15 am | CNS

"Most people are completely, blissfully ignorant about the situation, and those of us who believe in sustainable development are not able to do anything", this is how Dr SP Udayakumar describes the current situation relating to nuclear power ... More >>