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No evidence of sweeteners being good for health: BMJ

Review says little scientific basis for popularity of non sugar sweeteners   There is no compelling evidence to indicate important health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners, and...

Mission Indradhanush effect: immunisation cover up by 4% annually

Prior to the launch of the programme in 2014 immunisation cover rose by 1% per year Prime minister Narendra Modi's Mission Indradhanush programme has catapulted...

10 pm on Christmas Eve is when the risk of heart...

Researchers in Sweden set out to investigate whether time factors, such as national holidays, major sport events, hour of the day or day of...

Alcohol a drug? Experts argue on the affirmative in BMJ

In an article experts argue that classifying alcohol as a drug would ensure coherent policy and better outcomes against addiction Should alcohol be classified as...

White consultants get paid the highest, shows NHS pay analysis

A study analysing median basic pay of doctors in the National Health Service reveals an ethnic pay gap A startling new study analysing the median...

Common painkiller linked to increased risk of heart attack, stroke

The commonly used painkiller diclofenac is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke Indiscriminate use of painkillers...

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Honking leads to premature loss of hearing, so #HandsOffTheHorn

Symposium discusses hazards of honking and ways to keep #HandsOffTheHorn With unnecessary honking becoming a menace, “#HandsOffTheHorn”, a civil society campaign, organized a “Public Health Symposium”...

Indian hospital industry set to cross $133 bn by 2022

At a conference on building sustainable hospitals, experts call upon stakeholders including government to pay more attention to sustainability   The Indian Hospital Industry is poised...

Smells good! 2 mins of that smell & you may not...

Study shows smelling your favourite indulgent food for long may help avoid it Just a whiff of fried food may entice you to order a...