New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Punjab's Malwa region, once referred to as 'Makheon meetha Malwa' (sweeter than honey) for its rich agricultural produce and cotton farming, is today battling environment-related health problems including a noticeable rise in cancer cases, kidney ailments and infertility as a result of large-scale use of pesticides and fertiliser.
Friday, October 05, 2007 11:49:25 AM
Pune, Oct 4 (IANS) Last month at the Ruby Hall Clinic here, a 60-year-old became a surrogate mother when she gave birth to twins. She had offered to be a surrogate for her US-based daughter, whose uterus had been removed due to genital cancer.
Thursday, October 04, 2007 10:13:52 AM
Raipur, Oct 3 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government will ban gutkha, or chewing tobacco, in the state from Jan 1 next year.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007 3:00:27 PM
Chennai, Oct 3 (IANS) Healthcare NGOs, physicians and networks of people with HIV/AIDS have sent a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging him to speedily ensure that India joins UNITAID, an international drug purchase facility.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007 9:42:38 AM
Guwahati, Oct 3 (IANS) If you want to pursue MBBS from a medical college in Assam, you must be prepared to serve the state government for a minimum of five years after passing out. And for those wanting to pursue a postgraduate degree from any of the state's three medical colleges, one must be prepared to work for the health department for 10 years.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007 8:53:57 AM
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) A global NGO has granted Rs.84 million for healthcare projects in India, mainly focusing on sight related problems.
Monday, October 01, 2007 9:50:13 PM
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 (IANS) There has been a sharp increase in the number of people in Kerala dying of heart attacks - a huge 43 percent of all the deaths in the state are due to cardio-vascular diseases, says an ongoing study by an NGO here.
Saturday, September 29, 2007 2:15:37 PM
Jagatsinghpur (Orissa), Sep 28 (IANS) Panic has gripped villages in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district after the mosquito-borne dengue virus was detected in a few villagers. Nearly 300 people have reportedly been suffering from high fever for the past 10 days.
Friday, September 28, 2007 11:22:13 PM
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The mosquito-borne dengue has struck again, affecting a doctor of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here and raising the total number of cases reported so far to 87.
Friday, September 28, 2007 8:36:54 PM
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Reacting sharply to comments of Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on the lifestyle of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employees, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) Friday asked the minister not to 'demean BPO employees'.
Friday, September 28, 2007 6:51:26 PM
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