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Sunita Narain of Centre for Science and Environment.

Green bodies welcome India’s move on climate change

NEW DELHI: Reacting to the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) announced by India, green bodies said that it was a much-awaited climate action plan and reflects the country’s development challenges,… Read more »

Chozha Rathinam is one of the authors of the report and who supported the research study.

Indian scientists dispute old cancer biology

SINGAPORE: Indian scientists at the Columbia University have disputed decade-old cancer biology principles by showing that a gene critical for preventing the disease did not work as thought of previously…. Read more »

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Dengue crisis: Delhi govt notices to 14 doctors

NEW DELHI: As Delhi continues to grapple with the raging dengue crisis that has claimed 37 lives so far, 14 doctors have been served show cause notices after they were… Read more »

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Des Moines, Iowa.

Hillary for more substance abuse treatment

BOSTON: Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that treatment for drug and alcohol addiction should be on a par with diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other medical conditions. The front-runner for… Read more »

Gov. Jerry Brown

Cal extends sexual consent law to high schools

SAN FRANCISCO: Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation aimed at making California the first state in the nation to bring lessons about sexual consent required at many colleges into high… Read more »

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a 'Women for Hillary' grassroots organizing meeting  in Columbus, Ohio.

Clinton aims to tackle out-of-pocket health care costs

WASHINGTON: Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a series of steps here to lessen the burden of out-of-pocket medical bills for Americans covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Democratic… Read more »

Dr Uma Rajan

75-yr-old Indian honored in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A 75-year-old Indian-Singaporean doctor has been honored by the Indian community here for contributing her 38 years in the healthcare and community services by building nursing homes and child… Read more »

U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer

Judge clears way for House lawsuit challenging health law

WASHINGTON: A federal judge has cleared the way for a legal challenge by congressional Republicans to President Obama’s health care law to proceed. U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer… Read more »

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain

Delhi to ban rapid dengue test kit

NEW DELHI: Delhi government has decided to ban the use and sale of rapid diagnostic kits for detection of dengue for their “non-reliable” test results. The decision was taken at… Read more »


Grandmoms helped humans pair up & live longer

WASHINGTON: If you have found the love of your life, thank all the grandmothers since humans evolved, as they helped us bond with a single partner instead of mating with… Read more »

Provided by Rabbi Yosef Kulek, Kulek poses for a photo in Hartford, Conn., before beginning a fitness program that provided campus rabbis with online support and covered half the cost of a personal trainer for six months. Kulek directs a center for Jewish students at the University of Hartford.

Fitness programs help rabbis shape up

CONCORD, N.H.: As an Orthodox Jew, Rabbi Moshe Gray may not need a cross. But CrossFit? That’s another story. Gray, the director of a Jewish center at Dartmouth College, hits… Read more »


Indian healthcare sector to grow to $280 bn by 2020

NEW DELHI: India’s healthcare sector is expected to be USD 280 billion in size by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 16 per cent, but it is… Read more »

Baseball broadcast analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling watches as the Red Sox workout at baseball spring training in Fort Myers Fla. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wants to ban chewing tobacco in sports venues across the city.

Chewing tobacco ban at Boston ballparks

BOSTON: A ban on smokeless tobacco products at Fenway Park and other Boston sports venues has been approved by the City Council. Boston becomes the second city after San Francisco… Read more »

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson holds up what he said were 19 reports and studies done since 1992 of vapors escaping from tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, at a news conference, in Seattle.

Washington sues feds over safety of N-waste tanks

SEATTLE: Washington State is suing the federal government again over cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation – this time over the danger posed to workers by vapor releases from underground… Read more »

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje during the signing of MoU between the state government and New India Assurance company at the CMO

MoU signed for health insurance in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI: New India Assurance Company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Medical and Health Department of Rajasthan under Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana that will benefit around 4.5… Read more »

Verterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald holds a chart as he testifies about pending Veteran Affairs health care budget shortfall and system shutdown at a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

900,000 vets have pending health care requests

WASHINGTON: Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department’s inspector general said, but “serious” problems with enrollment data make… Read more »


184 districts identified for focused healthcare, says Modi

NEW DELHI: Promising to provide equitable healthcare that addresses intra-state disparities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said 184 poorest performing districts have been identified where more resources would be infused… Read more »


New tests can help predict hypertension

A standard blood test used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people at risk of hypertension well before the silent killer shows up on a blood pressure… Read more »


Peak months for students’ 1st drug use

CHICAGO: Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to… Read more »

Gov. Rick Scott

Florida gives Medicaid insurers 7.7 % increase

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.: Florida health officials have said they would give insurers a 7.7 percent rate increase in the fledgling Medicaid managed care program, in what has been a contentious… Read more »