The National Health Policy (NIH), 2002 envisages that keeping in mind the availability and spread of allopathic graduates in their jurisdiction, state governments would consider the need for expanding the pool of medical practitioners to include a cadre of licentiates of medical practice, as also practitioners of Indian systems of medicine and homeopathy.

This article has estimated the number of tobacco-related deaths in India. Data from the Sample Registration System of the Registrar General of India were used to locate 33 069 women and 41 054 men. These deaths were recorded between 2001 and 2003. The cases were distributed in 1.1 million homes in 6671 small areas chosen randomly from all parts of India.

In this study, the authors attempted to find out whether excess weight in childhood was associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) in adulthood among a large cohort of persons born in Denmark between 1930 and 1976.