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India’s state agriculture ministers meet in Delhi, discuss policy

As per the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Mr Narendra Singh Tomar, the farmers should be given a proper price for their produce................

HFI associates with health ministry to intensify hemophilia care in India

Hemophilia Federation (India) has presented its 8-pointer appeal to the government to address the plight of Hemophilia patients, who lead a painful life with various joint disabilities and most of whom die due to lack of medicines or treatments.................

Experts at the 6th Global Forum on Nicotine underline the need...

At a time when India looks at banning e-cigarettes, a viable choice for smokers all over India, experts at GFN highlighted that ‘Quit or die’ is no longer the only option for those who cannot give up nicotine.....................

FSSAI to soon implement regulations on healthy diet for school children

As per the CEO of FSSAI, Pawan Kumar Agarwal, the initiatives of food regulator in schools to inculcate right eating habits haven’t reached national scale and pointed out towards the draft regulation for safe, wholesome and nutritious food for school children to be put in place..................

CAIT asks govt to regulate E-cigarettes, opposes blanket ban

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), in a letter to the government, opposed the ban on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) in India while stressing on the need for regulations with respect to the distribution, sale, trade, and manufacturing............

Generic drugs are okay but no compromise on quality please!

Few healthcare experts have questioned the directive on prescribing generic drugs to medical practitioners as they say it will not only compromise the quality of care but also leave no scope for innovation.......................

Vice President calls for protecting Ongole cattle breed

M. Venkaiah Naidu has lamented the neglect of the indigenous Ongole cattle breed and called for protecting and promoting the animal, which has become popular all over the world..............

DBT & DAE sign MoU for joint collaboration on cancer research

This MOU shall help strengthen the various initiatives specifically for cancer viz.  strategizing and prioritizing cancer research, development of new and affordable technologies....................

WHO report underlines the need to strengthen trans fat regulations in...

More than 60,000 deaths, approximately, were attributable to high trans fat intake in India in 2010, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)..............

Time to Take Note: Obesity closely linked with Mental Health Issues

The relationship between obesity and mental health issues is a complex one and there exist different theories about the association between the two, writes Dr Prakriti Poddar, an expert in mental health and director of Poddar Wellness.................