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The Increasing Threat Of Antimicrobial Puzzle

Context: The increasing threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a silent menace in our rapidly advancing world of medicine. As the effectiveness of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs diminishes, we face a serious challenge to our health and well-being. It’s essential to recognize the seriousness of this issue and take collective action. Relevance: Mains Question: Antimicrobial Resistance […]

About Zika Virus Disease

Context: Recently, the Karnataka State Health Department issued an alert following Zika virus detection in mosquito samples from Talakayalabetta, Chikkaballapura village. Relevance: GS II- Health About Zika Virus Disease: -Source: The Hindu  

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)

Context: The researchers found a statistically significant correlation between a rise in soy production and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) deaths in children between 2008 and 2019 in Brazil’s Amazon and Cerrado biomes. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL): Symptoms: Causes: Treatment: -Source: Down To Earth

The COVID­19 Death Toll in India

 Context: The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant and widespread impact on global public health in 2020 and 2021, resulting in a substantial loss of life. However, attributing deaths directly to COVID-19 was challenging, leading the international public health community to stress the importance of measuring the pandemic’s impact in terms of excess mortality. Relevance: GS2- Health Mains […]

About The Dengue

Context: Recently, Dengue cases have surged significantly in some states like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Dengue: Symptoms of Dengue: Dengue Vaccine: Controlling Dengue Using Bacteria: -Source: The Hindu

About The Niemann-Pick Disease

Context: Recently, parents of children suffering from Niemann-Pick disease have urged the Union government to notify the ailment under the National Policy for Rare Diseases. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Niemann-Pick Disease Overview: Causes: Symptoms: Classification: Treatment: -Source: Times of India

About Lymphatic Filariasis

Context: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Lao People’s Democratic Republic becomes second country in 2023 after Bangladesh to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About Lymphatic Filariasis Drug Treatment: -Source: Indian Express

Consanguinity: An Overview

Context: Recent studies delves into the influence of consanguinity on genetics and health. It elucidates how this widespread tradition affects disease susceptibility and the development of human traits within global populations. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Consanguinity: An Overview Key Takeaways from Studies Related to Consanguinity Benefits and Challenges Related to Consanguinity Benefits: Challenges: The Way Forward […]

About Hepatitis C

Context: According to the World Health Organisation WHO Egypt became the first country to achieve “gold tier” status on the path to elimination of hepatitis C as per the global health body criteria. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About Hepatitis C: Transmission: Symptoms: Geographical Distribution: Prevention and Treatment: Gold Tier Status: Gold […]

Rasmussen’s Encephalitis

Context: Recently, the special surgery operation was performed by doctors at Loma Linda University Health in California by switching off half of the brain of an ailing girl in order to save her life who was suffering from Rasmussen’s encephalitis . Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Rasmussen’s Encephalitis: Symptoms: Age of Onset: […]