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Geneva: Faced with a shortage of polio vaccine, the World Health Organization urged countries today to resort to smaller, fractional doses to ward off outbreaks of the crippling disease. "We do have a problem with the vaccine in the sense...
A report by the central auditors has sharply criticised the Delhi health department, saying there is need for a comprehensive procurement policy for medical equipment. The report -- for the year 2014-15 tabled in the Delhi assembly on Monday --...
Mumbai: An ambitious government plan to upgrade the cities risks further marginalising poor and minority communities and hastening slum evictions, while failing to address the reasons villagers move to urban areas, campaigners said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Smart Cities Mission...
London: In countries like India where vegetarian diets predominate, women are at an increased risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy which may increase their risk of preterm birth, a new study has warned. Researchers at Norwegian University of...
New Delhi: Most Indians do not trust the private healthcare providers, but due to poor infrastructure, disproportionate doctor-to-patient ratio and lack of services, most public facilities, they are left with no other option but to approach them, shows a...
Tuba Khan is a community volunteer in Delhi's Turkman Gate. She is helping with the Axshya project – a civil society initiative that supports National TB programme (RNTCP) to improve its reach, visibility and effectiveness. Tuba goes door to door inquiring...
Government's commitment to see every child in school took another leap with the opening of India's first 12-hour school in Telangana. The school, which runs from 7 am to 7 pm, is located at Balapur in old city of...
The Supreme Court has summoned top bureaucrats from 10 states to explain why they have not provided food grains, loan waivers and compensation for crop losses to millions of people hit by a drought last year. More than 330 million...
Mumbai: Mriduchanda Nag, 42, is a resident of Mumbai. She was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Confused by multiple alternative treatments suggested by her doctors, she wanted to seek a second opinion. However, she did not want to go...
By Shreya Shah India had double the number of estimated deaths by tuberculosis (TB) in 2015 - 480,000 deaths, up from 220,000 deaths in 2014 - because previous estimates were too low, according to the World Health Organisations Global Tuberculosis...

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