Under pressure from various quarters, government is set to defer indefinitely the implementation of notification for increasing the size of pictorial warning on tobacco products beyond April one, when it was to come into force.
The swine flu toll was six short of touching the 2,000-mark as 19 more persons succumbed to the disease while the number of affected persons crossed 33,000.
Four fresh cases of swine flu were reported Thursday in West Bengal taking the total number of people infected across state to 467 since January.
British surgeons have performed the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart, a landmark new procedure which would significantly increase the availability of hearts for people waiting for a transplant.
Fifteen fresh cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where 75 people succumbed to the H1N1 virus so far since January this year.
Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant Thursday informed the state Legislative Assembly that according to a survey, 30 per cent of women in urban areas of the state face the risk of breast cancer.
A 17-year-old boy combating three life-threatening problems is now on the path to recovery thanks to doctors at a private hospital here who reconstructed an artificial bladder before taking him through a kidney transplant.
The AYUSH Ministry will launch a new weekly interactive programme this month on Doordarshan to popularise traditional Indian medicines among the masses.
In a bid to simplify adoptions by foreign nationals in India, the External Affairs Ministry has asked all its passport department offices to accept the date of birth of the child mentioned in the court order and not insist for a birth certificate.
Rajasthan government today said that Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act will be strictly implemented to check instances of private clinics and hospitals flouting rules while treating BPL patients.
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