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Rajya Sabha passes mental healthcare bill

The Rajya Sabha passed a bill seeking to provide better healthcare for people suffering from mental illnesses as members across the political spectrum sought urgent steps to address the ...Read More...

Toothache leads to multi-organ dysfunction

A 26-Year-old woman lands in ICU, unable to drink, eat or speak. Never had Mala M, 26, imagined that lack of oral hygiene could prove so disastrous. What started ...Read More...

Anti-vaccination lobby endangering lives in Kerala

Kerala's health department has since launched a drive to bring diphtheria under controlRead More...

WHO felicitates India for yaws, maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination

New Delhi, 14 July: Lauding India’s most recent public health achievements, World Health Organization today presented certificates declaring elimination of yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus to the Health ...Read More...

13 children die of diarrhoea every hour in India

NEW DELHI: Around 328 children under 5 years of age die of diarrhoea every day, latest assessment by the health ministry shows. This has prompted the ministry to intensify ...Read More...

Kerala imposes ‘fat tax’ in bid to slow obesity rates

India’s peaceful tourist hotspot Kerala has become the first state in the country to impose a “fat tax” on junk food in a bid to counter rising obesity. The ...Read More...

Indian doctors grow new nose on boy’s forehead

Doctors in India have replaced a 12-year-old boy’s damaged nose with a new one which was grown on his forehead. Arun Patel’s nose was badly damaged and disfigured when ...Read More...

Church going women less prone to suicide: research

Women who go to church are five times less likely to commit suicide, according to new research. Compared to the women who attended services once a week or more, ...Read More...

Latin American women seeking abortion alternatives amid Zika fears

Fearing the effects of the Zika virus on their unborn children, pregnant women in Latin America increasingly have sought out abortion pills online from a nonprofit aid agency, a ...Read More...

Selfies can damage your skin, cause wrinkles

Selfie-addicts, take note! Constantly exposing your face to the light and radiation from smartphones may damage your skin, speed up ageing and promote wrinkles, dermatologists have warned. Doctors can ...Read More...
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