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Harikumar Sivanandan
Worked at Health Services, Kerala
Attended IJHS, Tangasseri


Agree . It's high time we adopt strict water conservation and ground water replenishment measures.
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Amazing !!
One of the world’s most dazzling engineering feats is largely hidden from view. Tim Maughan stepped on board a container ship to investigate the humungous, algorithmically-controlled network that supplies most of what you own.
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and we are supposed to have an efficient  vaccine policy
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A little bit of everything...interested in anything under the sun and beyond
Medico interested in Public Health, MPH scholar at SCTIMST, Trivandrum,
  • IJHS, Tangasseri
  • Medical College, Trivandrum
  • Health Services, Kerala
    Assistant Surgeon
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Food insecurity and statistical fog

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The cost of negligence

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Band-aid solutions for health problems

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Flu in the air

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Mining the Moon, now a serious prospect

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A smartphone dongle to diagnose HIV, syphilis

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Second swine flu death in T.N.

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Of diagnoses and second opinions

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Preparing for the injectable polio vaccine

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Drug patent: Gilead prepares to appeal

The decision of multinational pharmaceutical major, Gilead Sciences, to appeal against the decision of the Indian Patent Office (IPO) to rej

KGMOA meet to discuss public health challenges

The 48th State conference of the Kerala Government Medical Officers’ Association (KGMOA) will be held at the Hill District Club Auditorium a

Cash transfers, the lazy short cut

Alleviating poverty in India requires not only cash transfers but also other enabling changes

Learning from one another

Indian research was deeply influenced by the knowledge of foreign works on the subject, and in turn, Indian maths influenced mathematical wo

High C-section rate in Kerala under scrutiny again

The current rate of C-sections in government hospitals is 43 per cent.

Top 10 moments in Science in 2014

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Mosquito coils, incense sticks contain carcinogens, says expert

Inhaling smoke emitted by mosquito coils and incense sticks is not only harmful to the lungs, but can also cause cancer, said Sundeep Salvi,

Centre moots health as a fundamental right

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