Even as Bharat tries to spruce itself up and become Swachh, its Suraksha standards continue to hit new ghastly lows. On an average 16 people died on India’s deadly roads every hour, painting the country’s appalling reputation of being among the world’s riskiest countries in blood red.
In all 1.41 lakh people died in the year on our roads in 4.8 lakh crashes. both new records, underlining the fast declining standards of road safety and post-trauma emergency medical care in the country.
British whizkid of Indian origin finds Alzheimer's fix
A British teenager might have found a way to stop Alzheimer’s, a degenerative neural disease that generally afflicts old people and has thus far proved impossible to cure.
Krtin Nithiyanandam a 15-year-old school boy of Indian origin in Surrey has developed a test, which may diagnose Alzheimer's disease 10 years before its first symptoms surface and even halt its progress.
Time for doctors to play a larger social role
Securing the health of a nation and of its people is inarguably the responsibility of a state, as inarguably as securing its territorial integrity. But ensuring the health of 125 crore people, most of them poor people living in wretched conditions, is a mind boggling task and can be beyond the powers of even the mightiest and best-oiled government machines. Poor nations like India have no chance of doing this--unless they begin to think smart and find innovative ways to effectively harness their infinite individual human resources for collective social good.Read more...