Pediatrics

Unvaccinated: The kids aren't alright

Nearly 10 million children in lower-income countries like Nigeria and Pakistan have never been vaccinated, leaving them vulnerable to deadly diseases like polio, measles and pneumonia. Two-thirds of these "zero-dose" kids ...

Vaccination

Covaxin approval requested in US for ages 2-18

US company Ocugen announced Friday that it had asked authorities for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, which was developed in India, for ages 2 to 18.

Oncology & Cancer

A mobile app could save lives in India

A mobile app could help turn the tide of a rise in breast cancer in women as young as 30 in India, according to new research.

Vaccination

India has no plans for COVID booster dose

India currently has no plans to give booster doses as some nations have begun doing, the government's chief COVID-19 advisor said Wednesday as the country nears the milestone of one billion vaccine injections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research spotlights significance of social support in TB treatment

A research paper co-authored by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Population Health Instructor Dr. Nirmal Ahuja has determined that social support plays a significant role in tearing down tuberculosis (TB) treatment ...

Vaccination

Vaccinations in rural India increase amid supply concerns

India has dramatically increased COVID-19 vaccination rates in its vast rural hinterland, where around 65% of the country's nearly 1.4 billion people live. But supply constraints remain for the world's largest maker of vaccines ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India vaccinates 10 million in one day

India has given more than 10 million COVID-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as the South Asian giant bolsters its defences for a predicted new surge.

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India

India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: भारत गणराज्य Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometres (4,700 mi). It is bordered by Pakistan to the west; People's Republic of China (PRC), Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Indonesia in the Indian Ocean.

Home to the Indus Valley Civilisation and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four major religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated there, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by the British East India Company from the early eighteenth century and colonised by the United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by widespread nonviolent resistance.

India is a republic consisting of 28 states and seven union territories with a parliamentary system of democracy. It has the world's twelfth largest economy at market exchange rates and the fourth largest in purchasing power. Economic reforms since 1991 have transformed it into one of the fastest growing economies; however, it still suffers from high levels of poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition. A pluralistic, multilingual, and multiethnic society, India is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.

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