Action Plan To Fight Malaria, TB Adopted

Three new type-2 diabetes medicines, two of which were recently launched in India, have come under the scanner of the US drug regulator for potential risk of causing acidosis that could require hos

Deaths due to air pollution have increased fourfold across the globe over the past decade, the latest assessment by the World Health Organization shows.

Almost half the child deaths worldwide are still caused due to under-nutrition despite substantial progress made to reduce under-five mortality , a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Faced with opposition from public health activists, the health ministry is set to intervene and may soon urge the finance ministry to distance itself from an upcoming international conference in Ne

Mumbai, the financial capital of India, has the dubious distinction of being home to the highest number of TB patients in the world. The city has a prevalence of over 50,000 tuberculosis cases.

Puncturing the government’s ambitious immunization programme to control Japanese Encephalitis (JE), China has refused to supply additional doses of the vaccine to India.

Medical practitioners and health policy experts have recommended inclusion of an integrated action plan, a nodal agency and key intervening strategies as part of the proposed National Health Policy

Prolonged use of frontline blockbuster diabetic drug metformin can lead to side effects including reduced mental abilities, depression, breathlessness and extreme fatigue.

According to the drug regulator's website, merely 25 clinical trials have been approved by the DCGI in the first five months of 2014