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25 May 2017


Less than 125 new ventilators being used in Delhi hospitals

125 ventilators were brought last December to add to the 80 existing ones in Delhi hospitals, but less than half of them are being used.

23 May 2017

Donald Trump

Trump unveils budget plans, sets to cut healthcare/social spending

US President Donald Trump is set to unveil his first full budget to lawmakers on Tuesday.

19 May 2017


Sanitary Napkins - How safe are menstrual hygiene products?

Who has ever questioned the safety of menstrual hygiene products in India, where menstruation is still a hush-hush topic?

19 May 2017


India's first uterus transplant successfully carried out in Pune hospital

In a major achievement, India's first uterus transplant was successfully carried out on a 21-year-old woman at a Pune hospital.

ARM chip to aid in brain and spinal injury recovery

ARM and US researchers at the Centre for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) at University of Washington are working on a chip capable of helping people to recover from brain and spinal injuries.

17 May 2017


Robots in medicine- Asia's first robotic implant for Parkinson's

For the first time in Asia, a patient suffering from Parkinson's disease was treated successfully with a Deep Brain Stimulation implantation performed by a robot.

Alternative male contraceptives using chemicals from plants

Californian researchers have discovered chemicals in wild plants that can act as anti-fertility agents by preventing the sperm from meeting the egg.

15 May 2017


Centre launches pneumococcal vaccine for 21 lakh children

The Centre launched the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under its Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) on May 13.

14 May 2017


Cancer drug gets embroiled in the prevailing Indian pharma conflict

Indian pharma is currently waging a war against Roche, a Swiss-based pharma major that has monopoly over a cancer drug, which can be provided at a much cheaper rate.

14 May 2017


Malnutrition complicating India's severe tuberculosis problem

As the government focuses on supplying medicines for tuberculosis, a severe problem in India, most experts have overlooked the importance of proper food.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, 1 killed

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).

UCSF study on Apple Watch highlights potential for health monitoring

A study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, and heartbeat measurement app Cardiogram concluded that the Apple Watch, when paired with an AI-based algorithm, can detect the most common abnormal heart rhythm with an accuracy of 97%.

12 May 2017


New drugs boost life expectancy of HIV patients

Youngsters suffering from HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy (ART) now have a near-normal life expectancy due to advancement in treatments, a study in Lancet suggests.

10 May 2017


Sonia Gandhi hospitalized for food poisoning

President of Congress, Sonia Gandhi, is currently hospitalized at Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for food poisoning.

10 May 2017


In relief for 70mn people, India gets rare diseases registry

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has set up a registry of rare diseases to record information about patients suffering from such illnesses.

10 May 2017


Natural disasters - How prepared are India's health systems?

Over 58.6% of Indian landmass is earthquake prone while 5,700km of 7,516km-long coastline is prone to cyclones and tsunamis.

09 May 2017


National survey on drug abuse in India after 15 years

The social justice and empowerment ministry has constituted a committee to undertake a survey on the use and abuse of drugs in the country; the last survey (2001) is over 15 years old.

07 May 2017


France bans thin fashion models to promote body positivity

Traditionally fashion models have always been shown as impeccable, without any blemishes, sporting a waif-like figure on the ramp or in print campaigns, setting impossible standards.

06 May 2017


Johnson & Johnson to pay $110mn over talcum cancer-link

A US court has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay over $100 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talcum powder for decades.

05 May 2017

Donald Trump

How Trumpcare bill could impact healthcare consumers

The Republican-led US House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which repeals and replaces former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare.

Obamacare repeal: House passes Republican health care bill, Senate awaits

Symbolizing a major legislative landmark under the Trump presidency, the Republican dominated US House of Representatives voted to repeal parts of Obamacare including insurance coverage for people with "pre-existing conditions", intending to replace it with the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act.

04 May 2017


The insidiousness of mental health issues at the workplace

The walls of shame around mental health are breaking globally. However, when we address it in terms of the workplace, the issue becomes even more complicated: a wrong move on the part of the one suffering might affect their entire career.

01 May 2017


Access to low-cost generic drugs important, not branded medicines: Doctors

PM Narendra Modi talked about making it mandatory for doctors to prescribe low-cost generic medicines, but health groups said the government should also focus on gradually phasing out branded drugs.

30 Apr 2017


HIV: Health ministry to formulate seven-year National Strategic Plan

Union Ministry on Health and Family Welfare is planning to formulate a National Strategic Plan to effectively eliminate HIV/AIDS in seven years.

29 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

Who will be gangster Dawood Ibrahim's successor?

Amid rumours on his health and death, a buzz on who will be his successor has already started.

28 Apr 2017


US healthcare reform: Republicans lawmakers seek votes for Obamacare replacement

Prospects for the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to pass an amended healthcare reform bill before President Trump's 100th day in office faded as Republican lawmakers struggled to gather sufficient votes.

28 Apr 2017


Deep nexus: Swiss firm Roche allegedly blocked cheaper cancer drugs

Competition Commission of India, the country's anti-trust regulator, has ordered a probe against Swiss drug maker Roche, which was allegedly attempting to maintain monopoly in the breast cancer drug market.

28 Apr 2017


Artificial Womb 'Biobag' for preemies: Are human babies next?

Scientists have taken a significant step towards an artificial womb by developing eight fetal lambs inside 'Biobags'.

Alzheimer's may finally be defeated by transmuted skin cells

Remember the final scene of the movie Black? Rani Mukherji teaches Amitabh Bachhan new words as he no longer remembers anything.

27 Apr 2017


Bihar's cancer woes: Arsenic-contaminated drinking water affects lakhs

Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital, a top cancer treatment facility, yearly gets around 25,000 patients from across India.

24 Apr 2017


6,00,000 litres of blood discarded in 5 years in India

Statistics have indicated that over 28 lakh units of blood have been discarded by hospitals and blood banks in India due to poor storage and coordination logistics.

22 Apr 2017


Increasing antibiotic resistance hindering treatment for typhoid, pneumonia, TB

It is now harder to treat even milder illnesses like typhoid due to increased resistance to antibiotics, doctors concurred.

20 Apr 2017


India's blind population to reduce drastically after new definition

India has introduced a new definition of blindness, in accordance with World Health Organization criteria, after over four decades.

19 Apr 2017


Addiction to internet and social media on the rise

Technology has opened the doors to a whole new range of addictions, the most noteworthy being addiction to internet, or specifically, social media.

18 Apr 2017


Govt to pass law to ensure prescription of cheaper medicines

PM Modi stated that the Centre would put in place a legal framework to ensure that doctors only prescribe cheaper generic drugs to patients, in an attempt to break the pharmaceutical industry's nexus with doctors.

17 Apr 2017


Gin aids in weight loss by increasing metabolism

A study conducted at the University of Sigulda in Latvia claims that Gin aids in burning calories.

17 Apr 2017


Government to launch pneumonia vaccine by April-end

The Ministry of Health is set to release a new vaccine, the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, which targets a specific kind of pneumonia affecting children in India.

15 Apr 2017


Doctors bat for higher taxes on unhealthy food

Doctors from AIIMS and specialized diabetes institutions have urged the government to hike taxes on unhealthy food items.

Female Genital Mutilation: Indian-origin doctor arrested in US

44-year-old Indian-origin doctor Jumana Nagarwala has been charged with performing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on minors aged 6-8, in what is probably the first such reported case in the US.

23 Mar 2017


25% of world's tuberculosis cases found in India

India accounts for 25% of tuberculosis cases globally, a study by Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy has found.