Pune: The city's medical fraternity has supported the government's proposal to impose higher tax on junk food and sugar-sweetened beverages.

Pune: The recent diagnosis of two Japanese encephalitis (brain inflammation) cases in Pune has set alarm bells ringing with medical experts calling for a close watch on the situation.

Pune: Water borne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid and viral hepatitis affected as many as 6,012 people in the state while claiming 30 lives in 2016, against the 5,175 cases and seven deat

PUNE: The winter chill may have brought down the number of dengue infections in the city but the virus continues to wreak havoc among those infected.

Pune: The number of deaths and infections caused by dengue in Maharashtra have risen significantly this year.

PUNE: This month, the city was badly affected by mosquito-borne diseases.

PUNE: Epidemic louse-borne typhus is suspected to be the cause of the fever outbreak in Shindewadi village in Pune district that killed two children and affected 90 others this month.

A high-risk group of people, including farmers and forest workers, will be vaccinated against Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) or monkey fever.

Area-wise map to help civic body curb disease once perceived as the disease of the poor neighbourhoods, dengue has now become a threat to affluent areas of the city like Ahmednagar Road, Kothrud, T

PUNE: The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for renewed commitments and focused efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases - kala azar, leprosy, yaws, lymphatic filariasis and schist