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Taking cognisance of the country's burgeoning population on the one hand, and the respositioning of family planning as a health intervention at par with child survival and safe motherhood initatives

After two years of planning, preparations, appraisals and clearances, two major World Bank-funded projects for modernisation and expansion of the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine and the

Over 27,000 drivers from the nearly 30,000 surveyed on the Ahmedabad -Mumbai national highway No. 8 suffer from HIV(human immuno defeciency virus) or AIDS (acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome). The

Women who might become pregnant need 400 micrograms of folic acid per day to reduce their risk of having a child with neural tube defects, according to the latest report on Dietary Reference Intakes

The WHO has expressed concern that the maternal mortality rate in the South East Asia region, which includes India, continues to be "appallingly" high, overshadowing the various gains that have been

In every two minutes one woman dies as a result of complications of pregnancy or childbirth in the South Asia region, which accounts for 40 per cent of the global total, Dr Uton Muchhtar Rafei, the

A Chinese pharmaceutical company has developed a "morning-after" birth control pill that once made widely available, could cut the number of abortions each year by as much as 40 per cent, The China

The population of Seoul declined for the fifth straight year in 1997 and the number of males is steadily outnumbering females, a demographic tally showed yesterday. The city's analysis of registered

A Bill to form a council to regulate education and practice of the Indian System of medicine in the Capital was introduced by Delhi health minister Harsh Vardhan in the Delhi assembly on Friday.

The Delhi Medical Association will be holding 25 free anti-natal check-up camps for pregnant women at its different branches in the Capital on April 7, on the occasion of World Health Day. The theme