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HYDERABAD: Contrary to the usual trend of the dengue season coming to an end in the month of October, this year the virus has become more active with 477 new cases being reported over the last fort

Worldwide, the number of new cases of cancer was estimated in 2012 at more than 14 million, and cancer remains one of the leading causes of mortality in France. Among the environmental risk factors for cancer, there are concerns about exposure to different classes of pesticides, notably through occupational exposure.

PATNA/GAYA: Dengue has assumed alarming proportions in the state with the number of people suffering from the mosquito-borne disease reaching 671 on Tuesday.

Food safety hazards are increasingly being recognized as a major public health problem worldwide, yet among developing countries, there is limited understanding of the wider-ranging socio-economic costs of unsafe food and the benefits of remedial or preventative measures.

The forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) this December.

JAIPUR: It’s a double whammy for the state’s health authorities.

PUNE: As many as 75 people succumbed to swine flu in the state in October alone, taking Maharashtra’s H1N1 death count to 244 till October 18 this year.

The virus, transmitted through the aedes aegypti mosquito, causes fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain.

Nearly a month after the roll out of the Centre's PMJAY health insurance scheme, one lakh people have availed the benefits of the ambitious programme, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said Sunday.

Maternal pre-conception obesity is a strong risk factor for childhood overweight.

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