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Malaria cases fell by 24% between 2016 and 2017 in India: WHO

Malaria cases fell by 24% between 2016 and 2017 in India: WHO

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Updates from : Scroll.in : New Delhi: The World Health Organisation's World Malaria Report 2018 released on Tuesday noted that India has registered a 24% fall in the cases when compared to figures from 2016. The report states that there has been a substantial decline in the number of malaria cases in Odisha which has helped the country fare better this year. The 'highly malarious' state has 40% of all malaria-related cases reported in the country. The report also said that WHO would conduct special campaigns in countries most affected by malaria - Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and India. It said that while 3.5 million cases were reported in these 10 African countries last year, India showed
Heart over heels

Heart over heels

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Updates from : The Hindu : A book about the physical and emotional aspects of the heart, and how one impacts the other Halfway through Dr Sandeep Jauhar’s Heart: A History is a little anecdote about John Heysham Gibbon Jr, who was instrumental in the invention of the heart-lung machine. Gibbon considered quitting medicine to become a writer, but was advised by his father to finish his medical degree, as he would not “write worse for having it”. And here we have Dr Jauhar who manages to straddle both fields as a practising cardiologist (he is the director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center) and best-selling author (he is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and has two books to his credit). Excerpts from a telephonic interview. Wh
India 100th on global hunger index, trails N Korea,Bangladesh

India 100th on global hunger index, trails N Korea,Bangladesh

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Updates from : Deccan Herald India has a "serious" hunger problem and ranks 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index -- behind North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan, according to a report. The country's serious hunger level is driven by high child malnutrition and underlines need for stronger commitment to the social sector, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said in its report. India stood at 97th position in last year's rankings. "India is ranked 100th out of 119 countries, and has the third highest score in all of Asia -- only Afghanistan and Pakistan are ranked worse," IFPRI said in a statement. "At 31.4, India's 2017 GHI (Global Hunger Index) score is at the high end of the 'serious' category, and is one of the main facto...
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