Budget 2018; World’s Largest Health Protection Scheme: 1mg News Digest

Budget 2018; World’s Largest Health Protection Scheme

1. World’s largest health protection scheme: Budget 2018

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced the National Health Protection Scheme, the world’s largest government-funded universal healthcare programme covering 5 lakh per family per year for 50 crore people.

Source: NDTV.com

2. Here is why EFSA says laxatives may increase cancer risk

European food safety officials said that long-term or overuse of laxatives such as senna and rhubarb extract is associated to the risk of some cancers. Evidence from animal studies suggests some of these substances can cause cancer of the intestine.

Source: DNA India

3. Are dark spots worrying you? Find the top 8 home remedies

Don’t worry, having dark spots on the face isn’t a big deal. It is absolutely normal and you do not have to break your head if you have them. Just put a glance around your kitchen to look for remedies to eliminate those pesky little buggers and restore your selfie-ready excellence!

Source: 1mg.com

4. Health alert! Cervical cancer kills 200 women every day in India

Cervical cancer kills nearly 200 women in India every day. Looking at the figures, it clearly shows that it has become one of the common fatal diseases in India. According to Indian Council for Scientific Research, cervical cancer killed more than 63,000 women in India in the year 2015.

Source: Times of India


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