Health

Scientists find virus that can produce insulin-like harmone

Further studies could hold key to revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer.

6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India each year: Unicef study

India, with nearly 600,000 newborn deaths each year, accounts for a quarter of the global burden of neonatal deaths

Scientists transfer human cells into sheep embryos

Scientists from Japan and US have grown sheep embyros that contain human cells.

Are breast pumps effective? Here’s everything you need to know about storing your milk

Babies up to 6 months of age should be breastfed, but how do working mothers cope with this demand? The answer lies in pumped milk.

Working groups formed to finalise contours of NaMo Care scheme

Six groups have been formed to finalise the structure of the National Health Protection Scheme for the poor

Mandya infant deaths: Faulty vaccines not the cause, claims state Health Dept

The committee formed to look into these deaths has submitted a report stating that other underlying medical conditions led to the deaths.

Need clean air mission on lines of Swachh Bharat: TERI

A report that was launched by the institute called the fifth largest killer in India, also called for drafting and implementing national level strategies.

Karnataka Budget: Infrastructure in hospitals, medical colleges get major boost

Siddaramaiah announced that the state’s universal healthcare scheme, Arogya Karnataka Yojane, will be implemented this year.

Centre drafting new pharma policy in bid to implement NaMo Care effectively

The Union Minister for Pharmaceuticals, HN Ananth Kumar, said the industry is in need for major reforms as it is very fragmented right now.

Ads on baby food are banned in India, but only in theory, says expert

The law lays down guidelines for anyone manufacturing, supplying or selling infant products, but violations are plenty.