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Maharashtra goes for public gyms to promote healthy lifestyle

Maharashtra government has taken some innovative steps in its budget to make health an important issue in daily life Most of the aliments (blood pressure, diabetes and heart diseases

The cancer train

Even for early January, it is a cold night. A motley crowd of waiting passengers is encircled around a makeshift tea stall on the dimly-lit platform number one of Bathinda junction, in south Punjab

Pop his capsule, and it’ll screen you for cancer

A young Indian surgeon doing his senior residency in Boston University in the US has a new tool to fight cancer of the esophagus. It is a tiny stringed brush hidden in a capsule and can be

“How can an insurance firm promote death?”

Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, a head and neck cancer surgeon at the Tata Memorial hospital in Mumbai, is a leading anti-tobacco activist. He joined hands with Sumitra Hooda Pednekar and others to file

Making cancer treatment accessible

 In a world that sees far-from-perfect global healthcare systems, lack of access to cancer treatment – a disease which currently is the second leading cause of death – is the most

Engineering job crunch; case of HC Gupta; understanding Kashmiri youth and biometrics in Aadhaar

About 15 lakh engineers pass out every year; but there are jobs only for about a third of them. Most passouts have degrees in information technology and electronics, because the IT sector was boomi

“Anti-tobacco campaign can’t hurt the nation”

Amid media reports of adverse comments by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on “adverse economic impact” of the anti-tobacco campaign, Dr Kailash Sharma, director (Academics) of Tata Memoria

“Anti-tobacco campaign can’t hurt the nation”

Amid media reports of adverse comments by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on “adverse economic impact” of the anti-tobacco campaign, Dr Kailash Sharma, director (Academics) of Tata Memoria

Decline in tobacco consumption in Maharashtra: Survey

 Tobacco use among adults has come down in Maharashtra, showed the findings of the latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS2) . As compared to earlier report of GATS1 (2009-2010), th

AAI to organise cervical cancer screening camps

 Airports authority of India’s women welfare association, Kalyanmayee, will be organising a series of cervical screening camps for underprivileged women in 12 cities in the next three ye

NHRC notice to Punjab over serious diseases in Malwa

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the chief secretary of Punjab and the secretary of union ministry of health for a detailed report within six weeks on the situation

Quit, or patch up!

Should  e-cigarettes, nicotine patches, other nicotine-replacement therapies, and heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products be encouraged? Are they less harmful than smoking and traditional ways

For a healthy tomorrow

When Dr Shruti Kamdi (pictured on left), a transfusion specialist at a leading Mumbai hospital, had her first child, she struggled to nurse her baby as she was unable to secrete enough milk. Admitt



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