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The Drug Control Department has initiated punitive action against 16 pharmaceutical firms for manufacturing substandard drugs and violating various other sections of the Drug and Cosmetics Act of

An estimated 300,000 to 800,000 people are dying in North Korea each year from starvation or hunger related illnesses, a U.S. bipartisan team of congressional staffers said after a weeklong

AIDs patients got an easier-to-swallow drug on Friday as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new once-a-day medicine that offers the first good alternative for patients who cannot take

Butter, which is found in almost every pantry in the world, has been branded as deadly as cigarettes and should carry a similar health warning, researchers in New Zealand said on Saturday. The

Several senior government officials have been challaned by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for not adhering to norms suggested for prevention of dengue. The MCD has challanged a total of 762

Norplant has been in use in Bangladesh since 1985. By 1992 it became a part of the government's family planning programme. It was meant to give protection from pregnancy for a period of five years.

Scientists in the US have revealed "the strongest link yet" between heart diseases and a bacteria that causes pneumonia. A study, reported in Circulation, the Journal of the American Heart

The United Nations is struggling desperately to find a way to cope with Africa's AIDS epidemic. After long deliberations, UN AIDS officials announced that women infected with HIV should consider

Outdated food safety laws and a fragmented federal structure serve as barriers to improving protection of the nations food supply from contamination and other hazards, according to a new

In a paper published in Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Michael Murphy, a psychologist at Masschusetts General Hospital in Boston and his colleagues have proved that breakfast is good