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India has moved closer to eradication of polio, recording only 42 cases in 2010 compared to 741 in the previous year.
Till February this year, only a single case has been reported from
The Government will take five years to eradicate chronic and potentially fatal Kala-azar, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said, the disease is currently prevalent in Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.
The three issues concern non-natural death – and this death is putting an end to life that is being nursed in one’s own self, or of the other, either consciously as an
The Supreme Court’s decision to set parameters for withdrawal of medically unproductive aid to terminally ill patients would have been truly rewarding if the august Court had not fallen into the Abrahamic
In a big relief to dissatisfied health insurance policy holders, sectoral regulator IRDA has allowed them portability -- shifting policies from one insurer to another on same terms – from 1st July.
India in particular and South Asian countries in general, are facing a "health crisis" with rising rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other non communicable diseases (NCDs), the World Bank said
Under the ongoing campaign against polio in the country, pulse polio immunization campaign will be taken on Sunday and on 27th February.
Pratibha Dev Singh Patil on Saturday launched the immunization drive by
The Centre has said it has taken various steps to popularise and encourage Ayurveda as a system of medicine globally.
"These steps include signing MoUs on Mutual recognition of systems of medicine and
Even as the 26th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas disaster is being observed in the city on Friday, its victims continue to be plagued with a number of problems that have not
The Centre is considering raising the retirement age of faculty doctors of medical colleges from 65 to 70 years, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has said.
Azad made the announcement while addressing
The Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today dedicated ‘Sarathi 104’, a 24-hour health information health-line service to the people of the State at a function held at Dispur today.
With this, Assam became
Despite a ban on public smoking, around 29 percent of Indians were exposed to second-hand smoke outside their house while half faced it at their homes, according to a new study.