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Urban India in swine flu grip

Contrary to general belief, the deadly swine flu virus is found to have affected more of the young urban population than those living in rural areas this time.

Government for check on celebrities endorsing foods

Celebrities endorsing food supplements without adequate scientific justification will have to think twice before making tall claims and glorify “unsubstantiated” claims misleading the consumers.

MPs’ 2-child bill may be withdrawn this session

Nearly 23 years after a bill proposing disqualification of members of Parliament or state legislatures with more than two children was introduced in the Rajya Sabha, the government is now considering

Government orders HPV vaccine study

A few years after India had suspended clinical trials of Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) (used for preventing cervical cancer) following the death of seven girls, the government has decided to move ahea

Mental Health Care Bill to be introduced in Budget Session

Two years after it was formulated, the Mental Health Care Bill, which is seen as a first step in expanding the country’s health infrastructure for the mentally unstable, is all set to be introduced in

‘Llamas, camels help in HIV research’

Researchers have found that llamas and camels may help in HIV research.

‘No improvement in India’s diet quality’

India has not seen any improvement in the diet quality over the past 20 years, the first ever study to assess diet quality has indicated, adding that consumption of healthy foods like fruits and veget

Ensure steps on swine flu, Centre tells states

With the cases of H1N1, or swine flu, increasing every passing day, Union health minister J.P. Nadda has written to the states asking them to pull up their socks.

Swine flu death toll crosses 620


With swine flu cases continuing to rise in the country, the government on Tuesday decided to relax the availability of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) — the best defence against deadly H1N1 influenza.

Isolated ‘Ebola’ man waits to meet family

As India deals with the international outbreak of swine flu, there is another silent war that is raging on to contain Ebola.

The “Budgetometer” and its elsewhere equivalent played the real hero — caught in between the ecstatic urge to give a 10-plus and the understandably unreasonable rush in search of a negative score, it

Listening to Suresh Prabhu presenting the Railway Budget, I wondered whether he was really promising to bring back the halcyon days of luxury on the rails. But no, he can’t and won’t.