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Decline in incidence of cervical cancer

Here is a good news. There has been a significant decline in the incidences of cervical cancer in the country, government data has revealed. While the experts opine that factors like later age at marriage, fewer children could be responsible for decline in the incidence of cervical cancer. Ironically, these are the factors which have contributed to increase in breast cancer.

WHO for investment in local health research

At the launch of the “World Health Report 2013: Research for universal health coverage,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) called on countries to continue investing in local research in order to develop a system of universal health coverage tailored to each individual country’s situation.

‘Larger’ warning on tobacco products

In a bid to elaborate the effect of pictorial warnings on tobacco products, India is all set to introduce “larger” health warnings.

ASI: Moderate damage to kedarnath

The team of experts from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) that visited the Kedarnath Temple to assess the damage found the structure in a fair state of conservation.

Caesarean deliveries go down in country

Contrary to popular belief that the number of caesarean deliveries (c-sec) are going up in India, government data reveals that normal way is still preferred as there are less number of women who had gone under the surgical knife for giving birth.

Ban brownfield pharma FDI: Panel

The parliamentary standing committee on Tuesday recommended to impose a blanket ban on foreign direct investment (FDI) in brownfield (existing) pharma projects, or ones in which stake is acquired in an existing company.

Patients to get right to mode of cure

Doing away with pre-Independence direct electro-convulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, used to treat mentally ill patients, the right of mentally-ill patients to decide their mode of treatment and decriminalising suicide for them are some of the progressive provisions of the new Mental Health Care Bill proposed by the government, which is expected to be introduced in this session of Parliament.

Panel to review ban on analgin

Contrary to the recommendation of the Drug Technical Advisory Board (DTAB), government’s chief advisory body on drugs-that advised for revoking ban from popular painkiller analgin, the Union health mi

Anti-tobacco warnings in cinemas set to be changed

The anti-tobacco health spots displayed at the beginning and middle of the films displaying tobacco products or their use are all set to be changed.

NRI seeking surrogacy needs local guardian

A foreigner or a foreign couple not resident in India, or an NRI individual/couple seeking surrogacy in India, will have to appoint a local guardian who will be legally responsible for the care of the

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