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To detect cervical cancer, a new technique “Liquid Based Cytology (LBC)” launched in Tamil Nadu

For screening cervical cancer, a new Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) technique — Direct to Slide — has launched in Tamil Nadu. The LBC technique would help in detecting cervical cancer during the pre-cancerous stages. In LBC, a soft brush is used to touch the cervix and take cells from the neck of the uterus. This ..

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

In March, 2018, the Union health ministry has revised the guidelines for treating gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Now the guidelines call for a universal screening for GDM in pregnant women. GDM is defined as Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. Universal screening will result in far-reaching implications for maternal and ..

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Antara and Chhaya

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched two new free contraceptives Antara and Chayya in 10 states under Mission ParivarVikas, a central family planning initiative. Antara is injectable contraceptive, effective for three months drug whereas Chayya is contraceptive pill, effective for one week.

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Karnataka Government launched ‘Mathru Poorna’ scheme for pregnant women

The Karnataka government has launched ‘Mathru Poorna’ scheme to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas. Under the programme, pregnant and lactating women in rural areas will get one nutritious meal daily for 25 days in a month. This meal will meet 40-45% of the daily calorie, protein and calcium ..

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Report by FOGSI: ‘Most pregnancy-related deaths occur in transit’

‘Maternal Death Reviews — Implications for Quality of Care,’ (MDR) a review of maternal deaths done by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) in Jhunjhunu and Sikar districts of Rajasthan b/w November 2010 and March 2012 has revealed that 90% of these deaths had occurred during transit to a higher health ..

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