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Pune: The H1N1 virus is wreaking havoc across the state. Maharashtra has recorded 928 swine flu cases and 73 deaths between January 1 and March 21 this year.

THANE: Thane city falls under the top 10 cities in the state that provides tuberculosis (TB) care according to a quarterly report of the government’s Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (

One of the first multicenter randomized trials was the British Medical Research Council (MRC) streptomycin trial. From the first meeting of the special committee to “plan trials of streptomycin in tuberculosis” in September, 1946, the primary trial results from 107 participants followed for 12 months were published in the British Medical Journal two years later in October, 1948. Although treatment with a single drug was subsequently shown to be inadequate because of the generation of drug resistance, the results of the trial changed clinical practice.

KOLKATA: The muted symptoms of pancreatic cancer — that claimed the life of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Sunday — make it one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

MUMBAI: Bombay high court has, in an interim order, stayed the Maharashtra government's two-and-half-year-old directive capping the price of dengue tests at 600.

Weekly health bulletin by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) reported the rise in the waterborne diseases within city limits.

Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy US$1.4 trillion annually in health care costs and productivity losses. Tobacco growing causes up to 5 percent of deforestation in growing countries and results in biodiversity loss and soil degradation, as well as water and soil pollution from pesticide use.

HYDERABAD: With the deadly swine flu virus (H1N1) becoming highly active since the beginning of the year and 35 new cases being detected in the last few days, health experts warned people to be cau

NEW DELHI: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) can cause poisoning, a government panel has said, adding another stroke of approval to the health ministry's advisory to states asking them to

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