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‘Half of world’s suicides in India & China alone’

First the good news: life expectancy at birth in India has increased from 57.3 years to 64.2 years for men between 1990 and 2013 and 58.2 years to 68.5 years for women during the same time.

Ayush tableau to get defence ministry nod?

In another indication showing strong support of government for traditional medicine, the tableau by ministry of Ayush that will showcase all forms of traditional medicine.

Banaras Hindu University trauma centre to finally open

The much-awaited first of its kind multi-specialty trauma centre at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25.

Medical body wary of new abortion bill

Brushing aside opposition to its proposed legislation of allowing midwives to perform abortions, the health ministry has decided to take the draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill to the Cabinet.

West Africa flights to be rerouted

All travellers from countries affected by the Ebola epidemic will now have to travel through seven major airports in India.

Government relaxes rules for Indian doctors abroad

In a relief to 65 years and above doctors who have gone to study abroad and do not wish to come back to India, the government has decided to issue “No obligation to return to India” (NORI) certificate

‘Malaria deaths fall 47 per cent globally between 2000-13’

According to the World Malaria Report 2014, the number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining.

‘No extra effect of spray on mosquitoes’

Insecticide spraying has no additional effect in deterring or killing mosquitoes.

Soon, Ayush doctors to conduct deliveries

Soon, Ayush doctors will be conducting deliveries and performing Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) insertions too.

‘Obesity can reduce life expectancy’

Obesity and extreme obesity have the potential to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and deprive adults of as much as 19 years of healthy life as a result of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular di

The massacre of the innocents at the Army school in Peshawar highlights dangers that our schools are exposed to.

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poster woman, Smriti Irani, has been made the Union human resources development minister, she has been embroiled in controversies.