Payment delays dent India's flagship health, AIDS programmes

India`s main public health programmes, aimed at millions of rural poor, have been in disarray for months because the government changed the way that over $1.3 billion in federal funds were distributed, according to data and letters seen by Reuters.

Help widen health mission's reach, Nadda urges elected officials

 Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda Monday urged public representatives at every level of the society to actively participate in enhancing the services of the National Health Mission (NHM).

Enhance effectiveness of NHM, says Nadda

Active participation of public representatives is needed for an effective outreach of National Health Mission (NHM) programme, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said Monday.

Assam bans National Health Mission employees' strike

Assam government on Sunday said it has banned any form of strike by employees of National Health Mission under Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980.

Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes

First came seedless grapes. Now, Indian scientists have developed what could be the ultimate delicacy - a seedless mango which is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavour when mature.

New health policy soon: Harsh Vardhan

Announcing the Centre`s plan to unveil a new health policy soon, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said National Health Mission (NHM) would be reviewed and made more inclusive to make "health for all" a social movement.

Scientists find way to determine sex of ancient bird species

A team of paleontologists has discovered a way to determine the sex of an avian dinosaur species.