The Lancet Current Affairs, GK & News

China’s Feat in Maternal and Child Survival Rates

Lancet report along with China’s health research institutions and international colleagues from US, UK and Australia have reported on country’s progress with respect to maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health and nutrition since 1949. Highlights According to Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), in 70 years China had made a significant  transition from “where survival of ..

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November 18: World COPD Day

Every year, the World COPD Day is celebrated on November 18. COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The disease obstructs the airflow in lungs. Thus it hampers the ability of the infected person to carry out day to day activities. The World COPD day is observed to increase awareness about the chronic inflammatory lung condition. ..

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Lancet: Life Expectancy in India increases to 70.8 years

The recently published Lancet medical report says that the life expectancy of India has increased since 1990. Key findings of the report The life expectancy of India has increased from 59.6 years in 1992 to 70.8 years in 2019. Kerala has the highest life expectancy. In Kerala life expectancy has increased to 77.3 years. The ..

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World Population to Peak in 2064 and Will Shrink after That: Lancet

The Lancet Journal has come out with a report stating that the world population should come down after 2064 after reaching the peak. It is estimated that in 2064, the world population should touch 9.7 billion and will fall to 8.8 billion by the end of the century. The report has also stated that India ..

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India-US MoU on Mental Health: Indian Traditional Therapies to be exchanged for US Generic Drugs

During the US President Donald Trump visit to India, the countries signed agreements in the field of energy, oil, defence and health. India and US signed the agreement on mental health to enable India to treat mental health issues. Highlights The Agreement facilitates greater access of traditional drugs and therapies of India to the US ..

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