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Landmark surrogacy law to limit women to 3 births

Under a new law that may be enacted soon, women over 35 and below 21 will not be eligible to act as surrogate mothers in India.

Ministry revokes ban on diabetes drug Pioglitazone

More than a month after popular anti-diabetes drug Pioglitazone was suspended in wake of possible health risks associated with it, the Union health ministry revoked the ban.

MCI increases MBBS seats by 6,350

In a bid to reduce scarcity of doctors in the country, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has increased the number of seats for undergraduate medical education by 6,350 from this academic session (201

New lab to test cigarette tar, nicotine

India will soon have laboratories that can measure the amount of nicotine and tar that a cigarette contains. The first-of-its-kind apex laboratory will soon come up in Chandigarh along with four regional laboratories across India. The move, health ministry officials say, gains significance as the amount of nicotine in cigarettes sold in India has been found to be way above than the global cut-off.

Govt to take steps to ban e-cigarettes, hookah bars

Recognising adverse impact of e-cigarettes (electronic nicotine delivery systems-ENDS) and hookah bars, which are a new fad among tobacco users, India has decided to initiate steps to ban both E-cigarettes and Hookahs (water pipes) through appropriate legislation.

‘Judge dissent ground for review’

The Union health ministry which has decided to seek review of the Supreme Court judgment on the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses is based on the contention of the third judge who has given the dissent note.

Classical language status likely for Oriya

Oriya may soon be conferred with the classical language status.

Tweaking of NEET results under scanner

Even as the Union health ministry is preparing for a review of the Supreme Court order on validity of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), its own tweaking of the NEET results and counsellin

Epilepsy patients 11 times likely to die early

People with epilepsy are 11 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, and the risk appears to be much higher for individuals with common co-existing psychiatric illnesses, espe

Diabetes, pain drug ban lifted

Less than a month after popular anti-diabetes drug pioglitazone and painkiller analgin were suspended in wake of possible health risks associated with them, the Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB),

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