The population of India is extremely diverse comprising of more than 3,000 ethnic groups who still follow endogamy. Haemoglobinopathies are the commonest hereditary disorders in India and pose a major health problem. The data on the prevalence of β-thalassemias and other haemoglobinopathies in different caste/ethnic groups of India is scarce.

When an acrid blanket of gray smog settled over India’s capital last month, environmentalists warned of health hazards, India’s Supreme Court promised action and state officials struggled to unders

Amid sluggish growth, new job creation during January-December 15 this year fell by over 21% to 5.3 lakh jobs in the country, according to report by industry body Assocham.

It's unlikely schools in the city will meet a deadline in the Right to Education Act for each to have a separate girls’ toilet by 31 March 2013, though it's debatable whether the problem is a lack

Kolkata has recorded three times more dengue cases than Mumbai and Chennai.

A study published in the Malaria World Journal has found that worldwide 2.6 per cent of all WHO-approved artemisinin-based anti-malaria drugs are substandard, as they have less than the prescribed

On a list of 221 global cities surveyed, Chennai has been ranked 150, for the quality of living it provides.

Terming the current global climate change scenario as "serious times", a US environmental law expert on Wednesday cautioned that the rise in sea level in the Indian Ocean could make cities like Kol

Bangalore ranks better than New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata amongst Indian cities in overall global quality of living index, according to a Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey.

The first global vaccine for the prevention of dengue, the outbreak-prone fatal viral disease, is in the final stages of development.