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Monday, February 18, 2019
Despite assurances on the contrary since NDA was voted to power three years ago,  the Indian government has slashed funding for its flagship health programme the National Health Mission. Expenditure Finance Committee a crucial decision making body on government expenses...
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma may subscribe to the view that cancer is “divine justice” for the sins of our father - or of ourselves - but scientific evidence suggests otherwise. Sarma’s comments coincide with the publishing of the...
A 10-year study of median cigarette prices and infant mortality conducted by researchers at the Imperial College London and some other European institutes shows that an increase of €1 (US $1.18) per pack in the median cigarette price was...
An international TB research consortium has zeroed in upon three possible candidates for trials into a new TB vaccine. There is already an existing vaccine - the Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine - that is a part of the immunisation programme...
A top notch health tourism destination, complicated surgeries and “star” doctors many of whom are the pioneers in their respective fields - India’s private healthcare system enjoys a glorious international reputation. It is in short a stark contrast to...
Day after the internet exploded about reports of how Fortis Hospital Gurugram had run a bill of more than Rs 15 lakh for the treatment of a 7-year-old dengue patient, Union health secretary Preeti Sudan has written to the...
The Union ministry of health has notified amendments to the Food Safety & Standards (Contaminants, Toxins & Residues) Regulations, 2011 on 7th November, 2017. The notification contains maximum permissible limits of various antibiotics in meat and meat products including...

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