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Dec 28, 2021

Can adding iron to rice reduce Anaemia in India?

The National Family Health Survey (2019-20) shows that 57% of women and  67% of children are anaemic in the country. This Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the rice that will be dist...

40 mins

Nov 25, 2021

Gone to the dogs: Rabies control and street dog welfare in India

Street dogs are everywhere in India. From the highest mountain ranges to the harshest deserts, from densely crowded urban areas to rural fields. With around 60 million free-ranging dogs, India arguably has the...

41 mins

Oct 31, 2021

Is the rise in temperatures causing 'mystery' fevers?

In September 2021, many people in Western Uttar Pradesh were struck by “mystery” fevers. Some even succumbed to them. Later the Central team found out that the fevers were mostly dengue fevers, or caused by scr...

32 mins

Sep 30, 2021

The evolution of superbug

In 2010, scientists identified bacteria which were resistant to the strongest antibiotics in Delhi. The enzyme that makes the bacteria resistant was named after the city - New Delhi Metallo-beta Lactamase or ND...

29 mins

Sep 30, 2021

‘Black Fungus’ Explained Causes, Symptoms, Prevention & Cure

There have been almost 12,000 cases of mucormycosis, commonly called ‘black fungus’, in India so far. Mucormycosis has a death rate of about 54% according to the The United States Centers for Disease Control an...

18 mins

Sep 30, 2021

Why has Maharashtra topped the number of COVID-19 cases in both waves?

India is experiencing the second wave of COVID-19 cases since the first week of February. India is recording about a lakh cases on an average daily. The wave started from Maharashtra and Punjab, and has now ext...

21 mins

Sep 30, 2021

Vaccinating against COVID-19 Has the vaccine development been a fair and transparent process

This is the second episode in the two-part series on developing COVID-19 vaccines for the Suno India show. In the first episode of the series, we discussed the different stages of clinical trials and how the va...

27 mins

Sep 30, 2021

Vaccinating against COVID-19 How did we get so many vaccines so fast

The Indian government is gearing up for mass COVID-19 vaccinations. The question foremost on everyone’s minds are how were they developed so fast. The first episode of this two-part series for the Suno India Sh...

17 mins

Sep 29, 2021

Why ethics committees are key to good clinical trials

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us the need for good clinical trials in India – they help us figure out treatments that work and ones that don’t. But some of these studies have been marred by reports of ethical...

24 mins

Sep 29, 2021

COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 tests are done both for diagnosis and for surveillance. With many tests available for testing in various government and private labs, it’s important to understand when to get tested, how these tests ar...

15 mins