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No drug trials for fatal diseases

In a significant move, the government has decided to waive off local clinical trials in case of new drugs indicated for serious, life-threatening diseases and diseases of special relevance to Indian h

Bill to regulate research on humans

Bill to have penal provisions for unauthorised research & unethical practices

Mega deworming scheme for kids

In a bid to reduce the incidence of anaemia among children in India, the government is set to launch a mega scheme for “worm treatment”.

Heart disease more in low-income nations

More than 80 per cent of deaths from cardiovascular disease are estimated to occur in low-income and middle-income countries, a new study has revealed.

Ministry, MCI differ on teacher eligibility

The Union health ministry and the Medical Council of India (MCI) are at loggerheads once again. This time over the amendments in teachers’ eligibility qualification recently done by the MCI.

NDA mantris to launch Jan Dhan Yojana today across nation

On the eve of the launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega project Jan Dhan Yojana, aimed at opening one crore bank accounts on Day 1, all Union ministers have been asked to travel across India t

India to get animal resource facility

In a major boost for Pharma industry, scientists and medical universities, India is all set to have its first ever National Animal Resource facility for biomedical research which will have animals of

‘Exit exam’ is a possibility for doctors to get registered

In a bid to improve medical education in the country, the Union health ministry is considering an “exit exam” for MBBS students.

Bill to regulate surrogacy may be stuck again

Experts differ on allowing transgenders and foreigners

Cancer tied to Body Mass Index level

In a startling revelation, experts have found that a higher body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers.

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium” initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during school hours for students. Not all students were invited to it. During the mid-morning recess, teachers instructed Muslim students to line up and go to the place for the function.