Latest estimates announced on Friday have revealed some worrying findings about the growing burden of cancer in India.

The latest figures published in the British medical journal The Lancet show that around one million new cancer cases are being diagnosed in India each year, projected to nearly double to 1.7 million new cases in 2035.

About 1000 tuberculosis ( TB) patients are dying every day in our country and we are also generating 5000 patients daily,” District nodal officer Dr Vijay Chhajlani said here on Tuesday.

The survey points out that the rural-urban divide is highest in Assam for infant mortality rate

Even as infant and maternal mortality rates dropped significantly in nine states, which account for half the country’s population, the disparity between these rates in urban and rural areas as well as between different states hasn’t decreased, according to the Annual Health Survey (2012-13) released by the Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner.

ALLAHABAD: With an aim to set up a quality assurance system in state health facilities, NRHM authorities will organize a two-day workshop on January 27 and 28 in Lucknow for district women hospital

Friday, January 03, 2014 - Islamabad—Islamabad Capital Territory Administration on Thursday launched mobile health services for the remote rural areas of Islamabad.

Social activist Jacqueline Lundquist tells Madhur Tankha that “in the U.S., people get drinking water even in their bathrooms”

Jacqueline Lundquist, a social activist and the wife of the former United States Ambassador to India Richard Celeste, is now on an ambitious mission to provide unadulterated water to people living across the country, especially in rural areas.

Project director of Jharkhand Rural Health Mission (JRHM), Dr Manish Ranjan has issued notice to all district civil surgeons in the state asking them to launch awareness campaigns underlining the p

As part of the child health nutrient month (CHNM), the health department has decided to offer Vitamin A dose to 6.9 lakh children living in rural pockets of the district from December 2.

Says it will provide healing touch to the needy

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal launched the Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojna amid much fanfare at a state-level function here today. Balbir Singh of Katehra, the native village of Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani, was the first to be given a smart card under the scheme.

Nutritional support during treatment of pulmonary TB recommended

Severely undernourished tuberculosis (TB) patients in rural India have twice a higher risk of death, a scientific research study has concluded. The study conducted at Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS or Peoples’ Health Support Group), a non-profit voluntary organisation, suggests the need for nutritional support during treatment of pulmonary TB among these patients.

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