In India, deaths due to AIDS have been reduced by nearly 55 per cent over the last decade and new HIV infections have been reduced by 66 per cent since 2000.

The most widely used antimalarial therapy may not fully treat some children and pregnant women, according to a new study.

NEW DELHI: The government is set to streamline the rules for blood donation for safety of both patients and donors.

The annual report of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) presented in Banjul has indicated that maternal death toll is higher than combining that of all other killer diseases in the region.

While India’s ranking by the Global Burden of Disease team in IHME may appear counter-intuitive, the truth is that incidence alone does not tell India’s full cancer story.

Reluctance to consume folic acid puts struggle against anaemia at risk.

MUMBAI: Levels of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, among Mumbaikars are no longer as low as they used to be a decade ago, says a survey conducted by a city hospital.

Two major studies released today show that many people with breast and lung cancers may forgo chemotherapy and still live longer, signaling a waning need for what was long seen as the standard of c

The central government’s flagship programme to provide free liquefied petroleum gas connections has been in operation for two years, providing more than 3.5 crore free LPG connections to poor women. This much-needed scheme is a major step to reduce indoor air pollution, drudgery faced by women, and one that promises to extend LPG access. However, little is known about the progress of the scheme. Has it led to sustained use of clean fuels among poor households?

Daily smoker on an average spends Rs 1,217.3 per month on cigarettes and Rs 158.2 on beedis.

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