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Skin creams containing steroids widely misused in India

Skin creams containing steroids widely misused in India

London: Doctors in India are witnessing a pandemic of adverse effects induced by the widespread misuse of skin creams and lotions containing steroids, an Indian dermatologist has warned. Corticosteroids, also… Read more »


WHO highlights misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance in India

NEW DELHI: Around 75 per cent of Indians who took part in a WHO survey think, incorrectly, that colds and flu can be treated with antibiotics, the UN agency said… Read more »

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton walks on stage before speaking at the Central Iowa Democrats Fall Barbecue Nov. 15, in Ames, Iowa.

Large health care workers union backs Clinton

DALLAS: Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union giving her the support of a labor powerhouse that backed President Barack Obama in 2008. The… Read more »


Research planned on medicinal benefits of Ganga

NEW DELHI: The Centre has assured to conduct a comprehensive research for establishing the medicinal benefits of Ganga River and its related health impact on crores of people taking dip… Read more »

IMS Health

Drug spending to jump 30% in 2020

TRENTON, N.J.: As criticism of soaring prescription drug prices in the U.S. grows, global spending on medicines is expected to rise 3 percent to 6 percent annually for the next… Read more »

Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion provider in Austin, Texas.

Parenthood clinic can reapply for privileges

COLUMBIA, Mo.: University of Missouri Health Care has said that it’s compiling documents so a doctor at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia can apply for state-required privileges after the… Read more »

Indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution causing more deaths

NEW DELHI: Indoor air pollution is causing more deaths than outdoor air pollution and needs to be addressed with an integrated approach to increase the access to clean fuel in… Read more »

A Boulder County Caregivers employee holds a handful of marijuana at the dispensary in Boulder, Colo. on Friday, July 24, 2009. Sixteen glass jars of marijuana are lined up behind the counter with names like Skinny Pineapple and Early Pearl Maui, ranging from $375 to $420 an ounce.  It's all legal and it's all taxed. But this marijuana dispensary and nearly 60 others that are serving a growing number of medical marijuana users operate with little oversight by state or local authorities. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

NY to require training for doctors who OK pot for patients

ALBANY, N.Y.: New York State will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patients – an unusual mandate not applied to other new… Read more »

A radiologist compares an image from a 2-D technology mammogram to 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Tex.

Mammograms haven’t cut rate of cancer

BOSTON: A new report raises fresh questions about the value of mammograms. The rate of cancers that have already spread far beyond the breast when they are discovered has stayed… Read more »

With Prez

President lauds Arunachal’s insurance scheme

ITANAGAR: President Pranab Mukherjee has lauded the Chief Minister’s Universal Health Insurance Scheme launched in Arunachal Pradesh and termed it as one of the most benevolent ever launched. Mukherjee, who… Read more »

'Toxic cocktail' makes Delhi world's most polluted city

‘Toxic cocktail’ makes Delhi world’s most polluted city

LONDON: Delhi, the world’s most polluted city, suffers a toxic blend of geography, growth, poor energy sources and unfavorable weather that boosts its dangerously high levels of air pollution, scientists,… Read more »

A doctor holds a model of a tri-compartmental total knee replacement in Chicago.

Study compares knee replacement surgery with other options

People with knees worn out┬áby arthritis will get more pain┬árelief from joint replacement surgery, but it has more risks and there’s a good chance that less drastic approaches also would… Read more »

President Barack Obama answers questions from members of the audience during a community forum at the East End Family Resource Center in Charleston, W.Va.

US will tackle prescription drug abuse: Obama

CHARLESTON, W.Va.: Traveling to a region in the throes of a drug abuse crisis, President Barack Obama has promised to use his bully pulpit and federal programs to try to… Read more »


Wyoming’s health insurance company shutting down

CHEYENNE, Wyo.: Wyoming’s second-largest health insurance company, which went all in with the new federal health care program, is closing down, forcing about 13,000 of its customers across the state… Read more »


Facebook, Twitter could reveal details about health

WASHINGTON: The language people use on social media and the information they post may offer valuable insights into the relationship between their everyday lives and health, a new study has… Read more »

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing the 43rd Annual Convocation of AIIMS, in New Delhi

Jaitley cautions Health Ministry against AIIMS micro-management

NEW DELHI: Stating that “over-involvement’ has in the past led to “crisis” for AIIMS, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here that the Health Ministry should play a supportive role to… Read more »

NCW Chairperson Lalita Kumaramangalam

Ban likely on foreigners having surrogate kids

NEW DELHI: A blanket ban may be imposed soon on NRIs, PIOs and foreigners having children through surrogacy in India with the Health Ministry and National Commission for Women proposing… Read more »

Velinda Wheeles

Cancer survivor gives back, promotes cancer awareness events

COVINGTON, GA: Eighteen-year-old Lofton Wheeles was by his mother’s side as cancer survivors, cancer patient care-givers, friends and family enjoyed the music of The Drive Time Band during the HOPE… Read more »

X-Files star Gillian Anderson, has written a letter to the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare requesting a ban on repeat experiments on animals in toxicity tests.

Hollywood actress writes to Indian minister

NEW DELHI: “X-Files” star Gillian Anderson, has written a letter to the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare requesting a ban on repeat experiments on animals in toxicity tests…. Read more »


High risk groups to get free vaccine

NEW DELHI: With the scare of swine flu looming over the city, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has directed health authorities to make preparations for free and mandatory vaccination of… Read more »