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VOICES

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Modi government, Health Ministry, Draft rules, E-pharmacies

Can we make medicines more affordable and accessible?

The much-awaited e-pharmacy draft rules issued by the Union Health Ministry are a step in the right direction.

VARIETY

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Narendra Modi, Mental Health, Health Ministry, Depression

The health ministry tried, and very miserably failed to teach us about depression

Get creative, think positive and do yoga! Yeah, no.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Eggs, Vegetarianism, Health Ministry, Body Shaming

Why is India’s health ministry body-shaming Indians?

Let’s break this down like the human body breaks down carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

VARIETY

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
National Health Mission, Health Ministry, TB

Why India is far from being tuberculosis free by 2025

It’s shocking that a disease which is fully curable in most cases kills 1,400 Indians every day.

HUMOUR

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Karma, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Health Ministry, Assam

Did Himanta Biswa Sarma fail science class and other theories why he said sins cause cancer

'Should've known my herpes is courtesy my eating cat meat in my previous life'.

VARIETY

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Cancer, Health Ministry, Cigarettes, Tobacco

Ridiculous to bar cigarette shops from selling chips and soft drinks. Will hit the poor

BJP government's new rule to keep children away from tobacco products seems injurious to roadside vendors.

SCI-TECH

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Health Ministry, India, Zika Virus

By being dishonest about Zika outbreak, government put India at risk

Good public health management demands transparency at all levels.

POLITICS

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Health Ministry, FSSAI, Maggi

How Maggi is causing food wars within government

Minister for food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal has chosen to side with 'Big Food' and not with Indian consumers.

INDIA

 |  Quantum Leap  |  1-minute read
Health Ministry, Ayurveda

Cow urine and dung: Coming to pharmacy next door

They may be a matter of faith for some but they do have serious pharmaceutical value too.

LIFE

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
NHP 2015, Whistle-blowers, Health Ministry

How whistle-blowers are exposing medical malpractices in vain

Neither the government nor the Indian Medical Association is taking action.