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Health Insurance: Room For Growth

Close to 70 per cent of the Indian population is covered by some form of health insurance. While the Covid-19 panic has accelerated the pace of health insurance penetration, it is necessary to bring more Indians within its ambit to ensure a healthy future

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Efforts Needed To Get Routine Immunisation Back To Pre-Covid Times: WHO

Many Counties Have Demonstrated That Routine Immunization Can Be Maintained Or Scaled Up Along With COVID-19 Vaccination, Said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia

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Are You Suffering From Vitiligo? Then Read This

Vitiligo is an auto-immune condition, which means that your own body cells are going to fight against the pigmentation containing cells and keep on increasing these white patches

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Covaxin Booster Dose Enhances Vaccine Effectiveness Against Delta, Omicron Variants: ICMR Study

The findings of the study have been published on Tuesday on bioRxiv, a pre-print server and have not been peer reviewed

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Monkeypox Outbreak ‘Unusual, Concerning,’ Says WHO Ahead Of Emergency Meeting

So far this year, over 1,600 confirmed and almost 1,500 suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported to the World Health Organization from 39 countries

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Digitally Forward

In a conversation with BW Businessworld, Vivek Kanade, Managing Director, Siemens Healthcare speaks about digital health market, trends and the latest digital health solutions at Siemens

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Previous Covid Infection Does Not Protect Kids From Omicron: Study

The findings of the study, published recently in the journal Nature Communications, are similar to those found in adults

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Fortis Healthcare Case: Sebi Slaps Rs 38.7-Cr Penalties On 32 Entities

Sebi has imposed penalties totalling Rs 38.75 crore on 32 entities, including Fortis Healthcare Holdings, in a case related to diversion of funds

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Vaping Not Much Safer Than Smoking 

Dr. Meenu Walia, Senior Director, Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, speaks to Jyotsna Sharma about the health risks of Vaping, e-cigarettes, and tobacco use

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New Global Centre For Traditional Medicine Could Be A Game-changer: WHO's Poonam Khetrapal

In a bid to get more insight about the GCTM and current Covid-19 situation, BW Businessworld spoke to Poonam Khetrapal, WHO Regional Direction, South East Asia.

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5 Tests That Will Help You Take Better Care Of Your Mother

Here are the five most important tests your mother needs with increasing age and health issues

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India Releases 2020 Death Data Ahead Of WHO COVID Mortality Study It Objects

Some experts estimate India's actual COVID death toll is as high as 4 million, about eight times the official figure, especially as a record wave driven by the Delta variant killed many people in April and May of last year

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Prioritise Gut Health

It is estimated that more than 1.1 million people in India have ulcerative colitis, and at least 300,000 more have Crohn’s disease. Neha Berry M.D., D.M. Consultant, Institute of Digestive and Liver diseases, BLK-Max Super Specialty Hospital, talks to BW Businessworld about inflammatory bowel disease and its management

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COVID Virus Can Evolve In Animals, Spawn Variants That Can Jump Back To Humans: Scientists

While there is no consensus about the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, many scientists believe it likely jumped from bats to humans, either directly or through another species being sold live in a market in Wuhan, China

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Active Covid-19 Cases In Country Rise To 16,522 With 30 Fresh Fatalities

With 2,541 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,30,60,086, while the active cases increased to 16,522, according to the Health Ministry

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