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The World bank sponsored Assam Area project aims to bring down the infant mortality rate in the State from 80 per thousand live births, which is higher than the national average, to 50 per thousand

Indian pharmaceutical companies are ready with the Indian version of the Viagra. But the government has serious reservations on allowing its marketing in the country.

Wheatgrass, a simple kitchen ingredient, is now a favourite of the allopaths for its antioxidant properties.

An easy and accurate technique to detect the parasite which causes filariasis in human beings has been discovered by the Centre for Biotechnology at Anna University, Chennai, according to the

Radon in household water supplies increases people's overall exposure to the gas, but waterborne radon poses few risks to human health, says a new report by a committee of the National Research

The Union Health Ministry today denied newspapers reports that a recent survey had revealed that the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS among the general population has reached the level of one per cent in

Researchers have cracked the three-dimensional structure of a key protein involved in stroke and epilepsy, paving the way for new drugs to treat those diseases. Scientists from Vertex Pharmaceuticals

The primary killer of Ghananian women aged 15 to 44 years is unsafe abortion. High death rates have spurred the government into action. A programme to train midwives to deal with emergencies arising

A pharmaceutical company has developed an insulin delivery system that allows diabetics to inhale the drug rather than having to take daily injections. At the annual meeting of the American Diabetes

The Community Health and Development (CHAD) department of the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, was one of the 10 recipients of the award given by the South East Asia Regional Office of the