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AIDS research a priority once again

The lost momentum in the fight against HIV/AIDS in India is likely to end soon, with the deadly disease getting back on the priority list of the government’s agenda once again.

FDA issues warning over new class of diabetes drugs

A widely-used newer class of diabetes drugs — canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin — has come under the scanner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has said that these drugs

Hospitals to be assessed on pest control

People visiting or receiving treatment at hospitals can now expect public healthcare facilities to maintain good standards of cleanliness, with the health ministry issuing guidelines on which the hosp

Propaganda blitzkrieg on Centre’s agenda

With the Modi government completing one year in power, the government machinery will be used to its maximum to unleash a massive propaganda blitzkrieg to highlight the achievements of the “Modi sarkar

Centre tightens health fund rules

Even as the health budget saw a major dip this time, the Centre has decided that there will be no decrease in the budget allocated for their flagship scheme National Health Mission.

Rules bent in condom, drug tender for Rs 300 crores?

Central agency tweaks procurement specifications, opening door for substandard products

Vaccination drive a success

The government’s flagship scheme, “Mission Indradhanush”, that aims to vaccinate all unimmunised and partially immunised children has come out with flying colours.

Areas with arsenic water are mapped

In a startling revelation, the Union health ministry has mapped 16,000 habitations which are prone to arsenic and heavy metal water, resulting in emergence of deadly diseases.

‘Bullying worse than being maltreated’

Being bullied in childhood has a greater negative impact on a teenager’s mental health than being maltreated, new research has suggested.

‘16.9 million deaths from conditions treatable with basic surgery’

New estimates suggest that the number of people worldwide who are unable to access basic surgery and anaesthesia is more than twice as high as previously thought.

The dust is beginning to settle on an extraordinary election result in the UK.

Pakistan’s ludicrous charge that India’s spy agency RAW is behind the Karachi attack on the Ismaili community maybe laughed out of court here, given that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed re