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India needs to reform its ailing healthcare

Illnesses are a severe risk and can shave off most of the hard-earned savings in low-income communities.

18 Dec 2017 2:01 AM

Medicinal cannabis not a scheduled drug, good for health: WHO

There are no plans to legalise cannabis as it would not address the harm to individuals and communities.

14 Dec 2017 6:33 PM

Dilli Ka Babu: Assignment in Geneva

No wonder the “Gujarat club” draws comparisons with the “Kerala club”, when Kerala cadre babus held sway during the UPA regime!

03 Dec 2017 12:12 AM

Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade, WHO says

There was no global reporting of this data before 2013.

29 Nov 2017 7:00 PM

Don't panic, take routine precautions: Environment min on Delhi smog

India's leaders have been criticised for failing to tackle Delhi pollution, which experts say is wiping yrs off the lives of its citizens.

14 Nov 2017 5:31 PM


India can’t afford to ignore mental health

India ranks 11th in a list of 15 countries of the Asia-Pacific region, in a study done to evaluate various indicators of mental healthcare.

06 Nov 2017 4:02 AM

35 dengue deaths in Bengal since Jan: Chief Secretary

Mr Dey said the state government is not trying to suppress any information regarding dengue cases or deaths.

25 Oct 2017 2:59 AM

Robert Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy for Africa

Britain, Canada and the US swiftly denounced any prospective role for Robert Mugabe.

23 Oct 2017 3:34 AM

Delhi: Male children prone to ‘unintentional injuries’

As per a World Health Organisation report, injuries are the sixth leading cause of childhood mortality throughout the world.

21 Oct 2017 3:44 AM

World Mental Health Day: Here are some facts you should know

Did you know that healthy living reduces depression? Or that children can suffer from mental health issues too? Read on to find out.

10 Oct 2017 4:03 PM


Elderly with dementia at risk for inappropriate medications

Dementia is a syndrome characterized by deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior and daily functioning.

08 Oct 2017 10:03 AM

Bangladesh eases charity access to Rohingya camps

Authorities briefly ordered MSF, ACF and Muslim Aid to stop providing aid to the Rohingya in 2012.

27 Sep 2017 3:26 AM

WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

The camps also face dire shortages of food and medicine in what has quickly become one of the world’s largest refugee settlements.

26 Sep 2017 6:07 AM

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

The drug resistance of these bugs is a public health emergency that must be treated urgently.

21 Sep 2017 10:07 AM

To keep our kids safe, all have a role to play

Crimes against children increased from 14,975 in 2005 to 94,172 in 2015.

15 Sep 2017 3:57 AM


Delhi: Report claims ‘smallpox’ killed two people

AAP government seeks clarification from civic bodies, which compiled the report.

05 Aug 2017 1:17 AM

Government: Less than one doctor for every 1000 Indians

The minister said emphasis of the government was to increasing the number of doctors in the country to improve the doctor population ratio.

21 Jul 2017 11:55 PM

Uttar Pradesh promotes ‘kangaroo care’ for infants

The importance of KMC in the context of UP has been studied by an organisation called Community Empowerment Lab (CEL).

08 Jun 2017 2:54 AM

Mercury use by dentists hazardous

While the presence of mercury in the patient leads to mercury poisoning, there is also a chance of mercury spillage in the clinic.

03 Jun 2017 7:14 AM

WHO confirms first 3 cases of Zika virus in India

A 34-yr-old female was tested positive for Zika after giving birth to her child with no history of fever during pregnancy or that of travel.

27 May 2017 6:20 PM