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New Delhi: Even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs 48,853 crore to the health sector, and assured of adding 5,000 post graduate medical seats every year, health experts and hospital owners on Wednesday called the health budget "unclear" and...
Muzaffarpur, Bihar: Every year, in the scorching heat of May-June, an epidemic hits Muzaffarpur, Bihar. Children suffer from fever, have seizures, convulsions and eventually slip into coma. In 2014, 390 children were admitted to the hospital exhibiting symptoms of fever and convulsions and later, 122...
By Oommen C. Kurian/ IndiaSpend The popular caricature of Punjabis is of a robust, relatively-rich people made that way by hearty eating and energetic living. The reality today: Wasting (low weight-for-height) among children has increased from 9.2 per cent in...
Bangkok: A lineage of multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria superbugs has widely spread and is now established in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, a study has warned. Noting that the further spread of these multidrug resistant parasites through India to...
London: The thickened skins on our palms and soles, generally adapted to withstand high pressure and physical stress, may also act as a sign of the cancer of the oesophagus - the eighth most common cancer in the world...
Geneva, Switzerland: About forty potential vaccines for the Zika virus are being tested, but none are likely to be available for women of childbearing age before 2020, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday. WHO director Margaret Chan said the virus,...
Bhubaneswar:  Odisha is home to over 25,000 transgenders. The representatives from the transgender community are gearing up to contest the upcoming panchayat polls in the state in February. The community, however, has found itself on the crossroads, as the...
Bhopal:  In Naisamand village in Madhya Pradesh, dalit families have alleged that they are being discriminated against on the basis of their caste. Families allege they are denied haircuts at barber shops and refused water in hotels. Jagannath Ahirwar, a...
New Delhi: The Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare is likely to see a substantial increase in funding, after it warned that its programmes were short of cash and sought more than Rs 8,154 crore ($1.2 billion) in additional money,...

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