Nearly 8-9 lakh people die every year due to diseases related to tobacco use, the government on Tuesday said while assuring the Rajya Sabha that a number of multipronged initiatives to reduce its consumption in the country has been undertaken.
India runs a high risk of importing polio from its key neighbours Afghanistan and Pakistan which have a high polio burden, the government Tuesday said.
The central government has established clinics for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 152 districts and cardiac care units in 65 districts of the country as part of a special programme, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has objected to the government's move to allow AYUSH practitioners to conduct abortions, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.
If one goes by a survey, most new and expecting mothers consider stretch marks as one of the most worrisome issues with respect to their physical appearance.
Thousands of people who survived but were injured in the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are likely to face lifelong trauma and stress, doctors have warned.
Contrary to popular belief, more healthy meals for kids were ordered after a regional restaurant chain added more healthy options to its kids' menu and removed soda and fries, says a study.
In the largest trial of its kind, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that a new screening method can detect twice as many women with ovarian cancer than conventional strategies.
Parents who have been sleepwalkers in the past can expect their children to sleepwalk, say researchers.
One case of 'Down Syndrome' is reported among every 1000 live births in India and a provision has been made for initiating early intervention for the management of the genetic disorder, government told Rajya Sabha Tuesday.
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