Production and sale of baby food to be monitored
Non-profits and two autonomous state agencies authorised to lodge complaints regarding violations. Will that be enough to bring violators to book?
Call to make healthy choices available and affordable
Health experts lash out at food industry for putting public health at risk
'Lifestyle' diseases spur UN to act
Time to wake up to threat of NCDs
As the UN begins its meeting to devise strategies to tackle NCDs, Indian public health activists say it was a wake-up call for the health …
Non-communicable diseases: The unrecognised public health threat
Health is rarely the topic of discussion at the UN general assembly. But starting September 19, the UN began a high-level meeting to debate a …
Two Indians win this year's Magsaysay awards
The awards have recognised the contribution of Anshu Gupta, who uses cloth to transform the lives of people, and Sanjiv Chaturvedi, the …
Include eggs in nation’s food security programme, demand activists
People’s Budget Initiative says implementation of food security programme discouraging
World Hepatitis Day: Who can pay for hepatitis C treatment?
Selling price of HCV drugs far higher than production cost, all because of pro-industry patent regime
Brace for more extreme weather events in Himalayas, warn experts
Maximum temperatures in mountain region may rise by 0.5°C to 2.5°C, says state action plan on climate change
Most infant deaths in India occur on first day of birth
The country accounts for 29 per cent of the global deaths of newborns on their first day of birth
Drugs advisory board says no to direct blood transfusion
It says controlling infections more important than allowing unbanked direct blood transfusion
Solar cells: Indian manufacturers deny increase in prices
National Solar Energy Federation of India had complained to renewable energy ministry domestic manufacturers increased prices of solar cells by 15-…
Breastfeeding week kicks off amid concerns over unlawful tactics by baby food companies
Health activists call for effective implementation of regulations that ban promotion of baby foods and feeding bottles for infants
Road safety bill: Can it help achieve zero mortality?
Experts attending a roundtable organised by Delhi non-profit Centre for Science and Environment urge for a people-centric law rather than one …
Bundelkhand's cycle of droughts: is it man-made?
Study by National Institute of Disaster Management shows authorities neglected to break the cycle of droughts when rains were plentiful
Public pressure mounts to check pollution from industrial area in Solan
NGOs organise community meeting to record grievances and demand action against pollution from Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh industrial area