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India witnessing stroke epidemic: Experts

Rishikesh (Uttarakhand): India is witnessing stroke epidemic, said the experts adding the coexisting cardiac illness, diabetes, smoking, sedentary habits and changes in life style of modern India predisposes Indians for stroke.

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Osteoporosis, the next big health worry for India

New Delhi: It is expected to affect 36 million Indians by 2013 but osteoporosis – a disease associated with brittle bones, fractures and painful recovery – remains one of the most undermined diseases in the country.

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90-minute TB test not a game changer for India

New Delhi: A new diagnostic technique that detects tuberculosis in 90 minutes instead of three months using the conventional method may not be effective in India as the heat and humidity would affect the equipment, experts said.

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India battles staggering tuberculosis burden (March 24 is World TB Day)

Hundreds walk into the multi-chambered waiting room of a rudimentary chest clinic in north Delhi’s Gulabi Bagh, where the benches are packed with patients and the sound of harsh coughing fills the air. This is the capital’s prime tuberculosis (TB) …

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