If applied, the doctrine - which harkens back to Roman law - would have far-reaching implications -- in denying the tobacco industry’s legal standing to trade, it gives authorities more leeway to impose restrictions.
Govt classifies microbeads as "unsafe" for cosmetics, mulls banning products using 'major water pollutant'
Microbeads escape the filtration and treatment processes for waste water and end up in rivers, which ultimately lead to ocean where they contribute to the huge chunk of "plastic soup" in the environment
India has pledged its commitment to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global goal to reduce the number of such deaths by 90 percent by 2030
The Ministry of Health wants the India Post to supply general medicines in remote and inaccessible areas of the country, the senior official said.
Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda will reach Bhubaneswar on Wednesday and visit the hospital where 19 people were killed in a fire on Monday.
Questions of law and morality in abortion were treaded upon during this case, as it is understood that a 20-week-old foetus, medically has a life.
Venezuela's medical community is demanding the government publish statistics about the Zika virus and warning that the South American country, which borders nations that are hotbeds of the illness, could already be facing an epidemic.
Home to the world's largest number of smokers, China on Friday slapped a ban on smoking in all indoor public places and offices in Beijing, despite failure of earlier attempts to prohibit its 300 million smokers.
Treatment and control of HIV, including dispensing drugs and testing, is handled by the government run public health programme through 355 odd centres.
The step is being considered as a landmark in the area of cancer research in the country and shall lessen the deficit of tertiary cancer care in the northern region.
For the first time in the history of criminal law reform in the country, Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 seeks to decriminalise acts of suicide by linking them to the state of mental health of the person attempting the act.