NEW DELHI - India's health allocation has been hiked by 20 percent with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday announcing Rs.26,760 crore (Rs.267 million/$5.9 million) for the sector with special focus on research, insurance cover for marginal workers and medical education.

LONDON - Cancer is a man-made disease triggered by the excesses of modern life, says a new study.

LONDON - Living in cities helps people develop immunity to diseases, finds a study.

KATHMANDU - To reduce social stigma and discrimination that leprosy patients in the society, Nepalese lepers are all set to climb Mt.

NEW DELHI - In a bid to boost the public healthcare system, the central government has approved hiring of more than 53,500 male workers to run various disease control programmes at health centres across the country under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
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