As many of 4,500 deaths or eight percent of all maternal deaths occur due to unsafe abortions every year, parliament was told Friday.
The government Thursday said it had started the pentavalent vaccination drive in eight states.
The strategy of increasing prices and taxes of alcohol and alcohol-related beverages has not lowered neither their demand or consumption in the country, leading to various health and social issues, health experts said Monday.
A strong quake in southwest China's Sichuan province has left 188 people dead and 25 missing as of Monday, authorities said.
A study by American scientists presented Wednesday supports the view that a substance in egg white has the ability to lower blood pressure without negative effects.
India is home to 139 million people of uncontrolled hypertension, which makes around 14 percent of the global population.
In a finding that could provide a new tool in cancer therapy, researchers have shown that the juice of bitter gourd (karela) effectively kills pancreatic cancer cells.
Amlexanox, a drug prescribed for asthma in Japan, also reverses obesity, diabetes and fatty liver in mice, according to a new study by US researchers.
Adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may halve the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes, according to a new research.
A new compound has shown promise in preventing asthma by targeting its causative mechanisms rather than just treating the symptoms
The risk of kidney failure is greater for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially those suffering from atrial fibrillation - a common form of irregular heart beats in adults, says a study
Drinking red wine can ward-off cholesterol build-up resulting from eating red meat, say scientists.
A healthy complement of vegetables can help in the digestion of steak or beef and prevent illnesses that come with diet heavy in red meat, scientists from New Zealand said Wednesday.
A capsule derived from lycopene, which gives tomato its distinctive red colour, could ward off strokes and heart attacks, says a Cambridge University study