Environment is in Peril – Unknown Enemy on Prowl

100 Years on Unknown Enemy stares surreptitiously; Janet Tobia flags issue afresh to stave off flu specter looming large on globe.

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Specific health situation of Indian states

Understanding the health and disease trends in groups of states at a similar level of development or epidemiological transition is an important intermediate step in teasing apart the heterogeneity of disease and risk factor epidemiology in India.

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Health of the Indian states

Kerala, Goa, and Tamil Nadu have the largest dominance of non-communicable diseases and injuries over infectious and associated diseases

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Lifestyle diseases: A threat to backward states

Lifestyle diseases like chronic respiratory and heart diseases are killing more people in India than communicable ailments like Tuberculosis (TB) or Diarrhea in every states, including most backward belts.

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Glenmark Launches Apremilast

Apremilast is an advanced oral treatment for psoriasis which addresses the limitations of the current available therapies in India.

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India aims to eliminate TB by 2025

India’s National Strategic Plan 2017 for TB elimination aims to achieve and maintain a cure rate of >85% in new sputum positive patients for TB and reduce incidence of new cases, to reach elimination status by the year 2025.

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