Obstetricians and healthcare workers must pull out all stops in bringing down pregnancy related deaths was the primary objective of the maternal and perinatal health workshop sponsored by Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and annual conference of Tiruchi Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society (TRIOGS) that concluded here on Sunday.

Saving the mother and baby at all costs should be top priority, Suchitra Pandit, vice-chairperson, Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ICOG) told The Hindu .

Haryana government on Friday banned manufacture, storage, distribution or sale of Gutkha, Pan Masala, Zarda (chewing tobacco) or other items with tobacco and nicotine content. This was decided at a meeting of the Haryana cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

New Delhi: The amount of salt and sugar on the menus of fast food companies in India may soon come under the scanner.

New Delhi: Diabetes patients monitoring glucose levels regularly will attest to the fact that testing strips — expensive and sometimes hard to get — are a downside.

NEW DELHI, 24 JUNE: Urban India seems to be in the grip of an epidemic of non-communicable diseases with a latest government survey revealing alarming trends of one in every seven people suspected

Under its health systems project, the Tamil Nadu government has earmarked Rs 158 crore to enhance infrastructure facilities for early detection and treatment, and awareness creation on non-communicable diseases during the current financial year.

The state government would provide a special focus on non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular and cancer of breast and cervix, which are emerging as major causes of morbidity and mortality.

Escalating costs of commonly used drugs across the country has consumers complaining about health care slowly but surely becoming unaffordable.

The world health statistics 2012 report, released by the World Health Organisation on Thursday, focuses on the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across the world.

The report says that one in three adults worldwide has high blood pressure, which is directly responsible for a majority of deaths from strokes and heart disease. The report also points out that one in 10 adults globally has diabetes.

Changmey health assistant Karma Wangdi has an old patient of his to see in the evening.

Exposure to nitrogen oxides in air causes increased risk of type 2 diabetes and hypertension in African-American women, a new study has revealed.

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