A proposal to regulate clinical trials and to treat medical devices as separate from drugs and cosmetics, has been vetted by the Health Ministry as it seeks to strengthen the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.
Health Ministry is unaware of a WHO report which says radiations emanating from mobile towers can "possibly cause cancer", the Central Information Commission has noted in its order while asking it to explain measures taken to inform people of its harmful effects.
With the BJP-led NDA government receiving flak from all quarters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the Health Ministry to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco product packets to 60 percent.
Ahead of World Health Day, the Health Ministry and WHO today came together to seek stronger measures for promoting food safety saying awareness on the issue will help strengthen enforcement of food standards and prevent foodborne illnesses.
Health Ministry on Thusday launched anti-tobacco public advertisements and posters featuring former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid with an aim to encourage millions of young tobacco users to refrain from the deadly habit.
Concerned over the spread of swine flu virus in the country, a Lok Sabha member Friday demanded setting up of a task force which would suggest ways to prevent the disease as well as course of treatment.
As many as 73 new cases of swine flu have surfaced in Uttar Pradesh taking the total number of people affected from the contagious disease to 522 even as there was no report of any death due to it in the state in the past 24 hours.
Swine flu deaths have breached the 1,000 mark with 40 more people succumbing to the H1N1 virus while the number of those affected crossed 18,000 Friday with the government admitting that it was facing a shortage of laboratories for testing of the disease.