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Azad’s project hits new roadblock

More than three months after the parliamentary standing committee rejected the proposal of Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad’s pet project rural medicine course, it seems that the course has hit another road block.

‘E-cigarettes, nicotine patches help kick butt’

The first ever clinical trial to compare e-cigarettes with nicotine patches has found that both methods help to kick the butt. According to a study published in the Lancet, similar proportions of smokers who used either method remained abstinent from smoking for six months after a 13 week course of patches or e-cigarettes.

Pvt players to help govt health plans?

Crippled with shortage of doctors, the Union health ministry has decided to take help from the private institutions to take up their pet project that aims to screen people for cancer and cardio-vascular diseases.

WCD plans to act upon improving child sex ratio

Massive social mobilisation campaign similar on the lines of polio eradication campaign, community level celebrations on the birth of the girl child, awards on the lines of Nirmal gram puruskar for th

Respiratory disease up in S. Asia

Driven by India’s health profile, chronic respiratory diseases accounted for a greater percentage of health loss in the South Asia region.

Allow surrogacy for all: Ministry

The women and child development (WCD) ministry has proposed to the health ministry to allow surrogacy to everyone, including unmarried couples and those in live-in relationships etc.

Certificate from visitors of polio-hit countries

The resurgence of polio in countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, Israel has had the Indian government worried, which is now considering to make it mandatory for the travellers from these countries visiting India to carry a polio vaccine certificate. The Union health ministry is likely to take up this matter with the ministry of external affairs (MEA) soon. The ministry is also considering to put up polio vaccination booths at the International airports to ensure that visitors are duly vaccinated for polio before they enter the country.

‘HPV vaccine may have killed AP girls’

Suggesting that the controversial Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine could be “probable” cause of death of girls in Andhra Pradesh in 2010, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on alleged irregularit

ASI experts to visit Bhutan to restore fortress

Indian experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will soon visit Bhutan to restore its centuries old fortress, Trongsa Dzong, which has suffered destruction due to the mining activities carried out for constructing a hydroelectric project in its vicinity.

Sterilisation failure cases on rise

There has been a rising trend in the number of reported cases of complications and failure following sterilisation.
The recent data by the health ministry paints a grim picture.

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