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Preventing a leading killer: Drowning

According to the World Health Organization's Global Report on Drowning 2014, drowning is a serious and neglected public health threat claiming the lives of 3,72,000 people a year......

Aruna Shanbaug, euthanasia and whose life is it anyway?

'Aruna Shanbaug's death has again opened up the euthanasia conversation in the public domain. For a health care discourse often dominated by inane news, this is not such a bad thing,' says Dr......

Ramanathan Raju named NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation commissioner

Ramanathan Raju, a medical doctor who brings more than 30 years of experience in public and not-for-profit hospital systems, was on Tuesday appointed the commissioner of Health and Hospitals......

High-level team to review public health measures in U'khand

Amid fears of disease outbreak after widespread devastation in flood-affected Uttarakhand, the Union Health Ministry has deputed a high-level team which will review the public health measures in......

Indian-American woman killed in Mali attack

An Indian-American woman is among at least 27 people killed during a deadly siege of a Mali hotel by terrorists. Anita Ashok Datar, 41, is the sole United States citizen to have been killed in the......

Towards a healthier India

More money, better governance needed in public health care India's poor health outcomes are well known. Not only have China and Sri Lanka forged far ahead, in recent years Bangladesh and Nepal have......

India's public healthcare: Sick beyond repair?

  Is pushing more people into the ESIC merely a way of getting around India's broken public health system? Full details are yet to emerge of the reform of the Employees State Insurance......

India's healthcare sector is in shambles: Will the govt wake up now?

When there is an enormous shortage of public hospitals, when state expenditure on health care is abysmally low by any international yardstick, tax money should be used to set up public hospitals,......

Budget proposes schemes to widen social security net

In order to ensure social security and promote public health, the government today proposed a slew of schemes like Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna, Atal Pension Yojana and tax incentives......

Why the new National Health Policy is a step in the wrong direction

A National Health Rights Act would assure universal access to primary healthcare and free drugs through public facilities. The draft National Health Policy 2015, released by the government to......

'Pregnant doll' Rani Mukerji parties with Preity Zinta

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: The last couple of days saw a slew of Diwali parties, and Bollywood is obviously having a great time. Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa......

The A to Z of Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood's Badshah turns 50 on November 2, and it's time to celebrate his life and movies. 'Tu toh bilkul hero nahi lagta (you don't look like a hero at all).' In candid interviews over the years,......

Dominguez stripped of 2009 steeplechase world title

IMAGE: Spain's Marta Dominguez competes in the Women's 3000m Steeplechase. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Spaniard Marta Dominguez Marta Dominguez has been stripped of her 2009......
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Barack Obama honours Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama recognised 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award, including giants of the entertainment... ...
Death of Moksha-giving Kshipra!

02:40 am Ujjain : The Moksha giving Kshipra has been dying—slowly and silently, but certainly for years—and now it is dead. The flow that is... ...
State, BMC finally launch Pentavalent vaccine

The Government of Maharashtra has finally woken up and launched the much-needed Pentavalent vaccine in Maharashtra, three years after the Centre... ...
Sena ministers to mark one year in office in first week of December

In a bid to maintain its independent identity despite being in power with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Shiv Sena will mark its one year in... ...
US to host first-ever smart fabrics summit

The US Department of Commerce has announced that it will partner with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) to host the... ...

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