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60% water unsafe in rural India

In a startling revelation, a study published in British medical journal the Lancet has found enormous water contamination in India.

Drug firm recalls Crocin, Calpol after FDA order

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has launched a nationwide recall of its widely sold paracetamol brands like Crocin Advance and Calpol suspension from the retailers, after the Maharashtra FDA ordered to stop sal

Baby on chest can check iron deficiency

Placing the baby on the mother’s chest or abdomen right after the birth is no less effective than the recent practice of delayed cord clamping for decreasing the risk of iron deficiency, a recent rese

Bill to regulate surrogacy set to be finalised soon

Aimed at regulating surrogacy in India, the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) (Regulation) Bill is all set to be finalised soon.

Cancer deaths to rise to 1.2m by 2035?

Around one million new cancer cases are diagnosed in India each year and it is projected to nearly double (to 1.7 million new cases in 2035).

Excessive mouthwash use may cause cancer: Study

Excessive use of mouthwash may cause a particular form of cancer.

Lifestyle interventions reduce death risk

Lifestyle interventions such as weight loss and exercise reduce risk of death from cardiovascular diseases in people at risk of diabetes, a new study published in Lancet has suggested.

Injectable polio vaccine in India from ’15


After using oral polio vaccine for decades, India is all set to introduce Injectable Polio vaccine (IPV) from next year.

Shakila’s Salman dream comes true


It was Afghan girl Shakila Zareen’s dream to meet Bollywood superstar Salman Khan someday. After all, she loves him!

Afghan girl learnt Hindi from films


“Mein bahut sundar thi… dekho kya kar diya usne (I was very pretty… see what he has done), said 17-year-old Shakila Zareen as she gently strokes her shattered face.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.