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Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey

The study “Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey” was commissioned by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The study was carried out between February 2016 and October 2018. About 1.12 lakh children and adolescents (0-19 ..

2018 World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day

The World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day is observed every year on 21st of November by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to raise awareness of COPD and to improve prevention ..

India ranked 145th in Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) index

India has been ranked 145th among 195 countries with score of 41.2 in terms of Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) index of 2016, as per Lancet’s latest study “Global Burden Of Disease”. According to the ..

Lifestyle-related diseases largest cause of death in India

A recent study by World Health Organisation (WHO) has pointed out that out of every 10 deaths in India, eight are caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and ..

What are main communicable and non-communicable human diseases?

Communicable Disease or infectious disease is resulting from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents, including pathogenic viruses, pathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. The main communicable diseases are as ..