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Kerala district leads in enforcing anti-tobacco laws

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 22:07

A Kerala district, known to be a bidi manufacturing hub, leads in enforcing tobacco control law in the state, says police.

South Africa slams Big Pharma in generic drugs row

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 20:10

South Africa on Friday slammed global drug firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favor cheaper generic drugs, accusing pharmaceutical companies of a "satanic" plot to commit "genocide".

Texas women turned away at abortion clinics after court ruling

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 09:25

Women seeking to terminate their pregnancies were turned away at clinics across Texas on Friday, providers said, after strict new regulations for physicians who perform abortions prompted a dozen facilities to stop offering them.

Centre asks states to strictly implement anti-tobacco law

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 12:29

The Union Health Ministry has directed states to strictly implement the central rules to discourage consumption of cigarette and other tobacco products and act against advertising them directly or indirectly.

`Act against clubs, hookah bars flouting non-smoking law`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 20:40

There is an urgent need to take stringent action against clubs, hookah bars and restaurants which are flouting the non-smoking law, an NGO said Wednesday.

Harvard study finds food expiration labels are misleading

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 08:44

Americans throw out billions of pounds of food every year because they falsely believe "sell-by" and "best-before" dates on package labels indicate food safety, researchers have found.

116 convictions for violating sex determination law: Azad

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 23:47

About 288 cases of violation of sex determination test were reported last year and 116 resulted in convictions, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday.

India must enact strict surrogacy monitoring law, say experts

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 15:50

India should enact a strict surrogacy monitoring law as the business of providing "wombs on rent" in the country has catapulted it to a whopping trade valued at Rs 25,000 crore, two leading Indian advocates have said here.

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