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New bill on healthcare in offing

In a bid to provide regulation and maintenance of standards of education and practice of allied and healthcare professionals, a new bill that seeks to maintain standards in the training and education

Tobacco is likely to kill 1 in 3 men in China

One in three of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco, unless a substantial proportion stop smoking, according to new research published in the Lancet. 

Researchers find new heart-attack test

In a significant development, researchers have identified a new heart-attack test that could identify two thirds of patients at very low risk of heart attack in the emergency department. Doctors say t

Foreign missions deny entry to civic agencies

Despite intervention at the highest level of the ministry of external affairs (MEA), most embassies and foreign missions are not allowing access to civic agencies for checking mosquito breeding in the

Deaths from encephalitis less, vaccine out in November

Concerted efforts of the government towards its fight against Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome have started yielding results.

Tobacco products: Large pictorial warnings from April 1, 2016

Its official now: the larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products will come into force from April 1, 2016.

New law to curb medicine sales on Net?

Given the possible dangers of buying medicines over the Internet, the government is planning a new law to restrict the sale of easily available drugs that could endanger the health of citizens.

China largest contributor of MBBS doctors in India

After China bombarded the Indian market with its products, it’s now the turn of “made in China” doctors. According to recent data, China is the largest contributor of MBBS doctors in India.

Sport injuries to be cured easily now

After having benefited world renowned players like Tiger Woods and Cristiano Ronaldo, Vacu-sport — a high performance rehabilitation equipment used for treatment of sports injuries has reached India.

‘Blocking means of suicide reduces number of deaths’

An interesting study on Tuesday revealed that blocking the means of suicide (eg, installing barriers and safety nets) at suicide hotspots like high bridges and cliffs can reduce the number of deaths a

The wise men have spoken — the moot point is, will they be heard?

Nearly a quarter century ago, when the Babri Masjid was demolished, Fahmida Riaz, a well- known Urdu writer, poet and feminist of Pakistan who had spent many years in exile in India with her husband a