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To prevent indiscriminate sale of topical preparations containing steroids and antibiotics without prescription, the Health Ministry has banned over-the-counter sale of around 14 such creams.

Chennai: A bitter battle between age-old rivals is brewing on social media. The contestants: Sceptical allopaths and combative Siddha practitioners. The referee: A defensive state government.

The chemical and its derivative Tetradibutyl Pentaerithrityl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate are widely used in deodorants and soaps.

To ensure availability of specialist doctors at the secondary and tertiary levels, the Centre today announced the creation of additional 5,000 post- graduate (PG) seats every year even as it increa

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashwini Kumar Vs. Union of India & Others dated 09/01/2017 regarding use of microbeads in personal care products. NGT in the Order said that as the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization which comes under Ministry of Health to ensure that no product, commercial or otherwise, imported or made domestically is allowed to be sold or made available to public which is dangerous for human use.

Personal care products are a source of exposure to potentially endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, triclosan, and benzophenone-3 (BP-3) for adolescent girls.

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BRITAIN became the first country Saturday to unveil plans to impose a legal ban on the sale and manufacture of microbeads used in cosmetics and personal care products.

The next time you're enjoying a trip to the seaside, turn your mind away from the ice-cream vans and sand dunes for a moment and spend a few minutes looking beneath your feet.

Environmental audit committee calls for ban after hearing that microbeads harm marine life and enter the food chain

The numbers of polluting plastic beads commonly found in everyday face scrub have been revealed by scientists.

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