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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

A US federals appeals court delivered a resounding victory to US cigarette makers by ruling that the Clinton Administration had acted outside its powers in giving the Food and Drug Adminstration

A fresh debate on euthanasia has bubbled up in France since, a fortnight ago, a nurse in a hospital near Paris was put on trial for helping patients to die. French law, as almost everywhere else in

Defence scientists have entered into an agreement with a Bangalore-based comapny for the commerical production of a neem-based contraceptive. The herbal contraceptive developed by the sceintists at

The FDA made the right call : When a promising new diabetes drug, troglitzone, was associated with liver injuries in 150 patients and four deaths, many thought the appropriate response was obvious.

it is heartening to note that in the present decade, the intellectuals and academicians of the nation are not pontificating and publishing in just the realm of abstract theory but are directly

indians have the highest levels of pesticide residues in their bodies, says a study conducted at the King George Medical College, Lucknow. Devika Nag, head of the department of neurology who

Scientists may have stumbled onto a new way to treat depression:an experimental drug that targets a mysterious brain chemical that doctors did not know was at work in mental disorders. Merck & Co.'s