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WHO calls for greater malaria control efforts

In what could be a significant warning for India, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the “subdued” P.

Government plans to reintroduce HPV vaccine

More than five years after the government suspended the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine trials in India in which some girls reportedly died after having been administered the vaccine used to preve

Government to scrap low-quality condom tender

The documents accessed through the RTI Act by this newspaper reveal that soon after the report got published in The Asian Age, the health ministry initiated an inquiry and has finally found CMSS guilty

Tobacco warnings delayed

The ambitious plan of India to increase pictorial warning on tobacco products is likely to get further delayed.

Two new drugs to treat breast cancer

Two new studies, both published in the Lancet, have suggested that two different classes of drugs, aromatase inhibitors (AIs) and bisphosphonates (which are usually used to treat osteoporosis), can ea

Geographic Information System-mapping round the corner for TB patients

In a bid to ensure that tuberculosis cases in the country do not escape detection, a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based mapping and tagging of TB patients, which will provide a real time and a

Four months on, panel on tobacco meets

In what could be a face-saving exercise before the upcoming Monsoon Session, the parliamentary panel on a subordinate legislation examining the provisions of cigarettes and other tobacco products met

Electroshock for mental treatment may be banned

The pre-Independence direct electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) — generally known as electroshock — used to treat mentally ill patients, may soon be banned in India.

Ministries spar on kids’ report merit

After a rapid survey report on children (RSOC) reportedly portrayed Gujarat poorly, the Centre has sought to question the way the exercise was conducted by Unicef.

Medical experts will be able to share skills

Soon, experts working in medical colleges will be able to share their surgical and interventional skills with one another, with the ministry of health proposing to set up telemedicine infrastructure i

Punjab is back in the headlines with a brutality reminiscent of the violent Eighties. In the early hours of July 27, three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms struck at Gurdaspur.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.