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Non communicable diseases

Family-led rehabilitation ineffective for stroke patients, says Lancet study

Family-led rehabilitation is ineffective for stroke patients, a recent study has found. The study titled — ‘family-led rehabilitation after stroke in India’ — published in The Lancet is based on one of the largest stroke rehabilitation trials that was conducted at 14 centres across India, following up 1,250 stroke patients over six months

June 28, 2017
Hindustan Times

Global smoking deaths up by 5% since 1990 - study

The percentage of men and women who use tobacco every day has dropped in most nations since 1990, but the total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths has increased, a consortium of researchers reported. Mortality could rise even higher as tobacco companies aggressively target new markets, particularly in the developing world they warned in a report published in The Lancet

April 5, 2017
Yahoo News Singapore, The Guardian
April 6, 2017
Indian Express

Health systems

India’s great healthcare challenge, also an opportunity

Findings of a recent study published in medical journal Lancet on the healthcare access and quality index across different countries, reveal that there is a reason to worry, this study, which created an index involving 32 causes of death and rated 195 countries for each of these for a period of 25 years, gave India a poor 154 rank. There are calls to back the government’s public commitments to launch an action plan to tackle and eliminate major diseases which are menacing the healthcare system and the economy in equal measure

June 7, 2017
Hindustan Times, Business Today,

Chance of newborn survival: Somalia better off than India

India has fallen 11 places in the Global Burden of Disease rankings for healthcare access to 154th position in the new study published in The Lancet. India’s downward slide indicates it has failed to achieve healthcare targets, especially on neonatal disorders, maternal health, tuberculosis and rheumatic heart disease

May 20, 2017
The Hindu

Why India should use private pharmacies in its war on tuberculosis

India has over 850,000 private pharmacies or chemists nationwide, yet only nine percent of them have been engaged in efforts to control tuberculosis, according to a January 2017 paper published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy. Despite making drugs and treatment free for TB since 1997, nearly 2.2m people, or around 50% of TB patients sought treatment in the private sector, according to a Nov 20th study in The Lancet

April 4, 2017
Economic Times