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#WeeklyRecap: Nobel Prizes, Pixel 4a, Galaxy S20 FE, and more

11 Oct 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Nobel Prizes, Pixel 4a, Galaxy S20 FE, and more

This week, the biggest news in science and technology was the announcement of Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine.

Nobel Prize: Three scientists win for 'discovering Hepatitis C virus'

05 Oct 2020

Nobel Prize: Three scientists win for 'discovering Hepatitis C virus'

The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to three scientists for the "discovery of the Hepatitis C virus."

Patanjali CEO claims cure for COVID-19 possible through Ayurveda

13 Jun 2020

Patanjali CEO claims cure for COVID-19 possible through Ayurveda

Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna on Saturday claimed that treatment of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is possible through Ayurveda.

#CareerBytes: Top scholarship programs every medical aspirant should know about

01 Jan 2020

#CareerBytes: Top scholarship programs every medical aspirant should know about

In India, medicine is one of the most sought-after professional courses among youngsters.

Five doctors turned entrepreneurs in India to know about

11 Jul 2019

Five doctors turned entrepreneurs in India to know about

Becoming a doctor is the dream of many youngsters and it is one of the most sought-after professions in the country.

Five people who became the youngest-ever doctors in the world

12 Jun 2019

Five people who became the youngest-ever doctors in the world

Becoming a doctor is the dream of many and it is one of the most sought-after professions.

#CareerBytes: Popular courses offered by Delhi University for PCB students

30 May 2019

#CareerBytes: Popular courses offered by Delhi University for PCB students

Science students who have completed Class-12 with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) have a lot of good career options today, contrary to the belief that they have limited options.

Five doctors who have changed the face of Indian healthcare

18 May 2019

Five doctors who have changed the face of Indian healthcare

Becoming a doctor is the dream of many students and it is one of the most sought-after professions in the country too.

#CareerBytes: 7 apps to prepare for medical entrances after Class-12

29 Mar 2019

#CareerBytes: 7 apps to prepare for medical entrances after Class-12

Becoming a doctor is a dream of many Class 12 Science stream students and it is one of the most sought-after professions, too.

#CareerBytes: 5 YouTube Channels for cracking AIIMS entrance exam

21 Mar 2019

#CareerBytes: 5 YouTube Channels for cracking AIIMS entrance exam

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is the dream destination for medical aspirants in the country. AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam is the gateway to admission to different AIIMS campuses across India.

#CareerBytes: 7 apps to prepare for medical entrances after Class-12

13 Mar 2019

#CareerBytes: 7 apps to prepare for medical entrances after Class-12

Becoming a doctor is a dream of many Class 12 Science stream students and it is one of the most sought-after professions, too.

Delhi HC refuses to vacate stay on medicines' online sale

08 Jan 2019

Delhi HC refuses to vacate stay on medicines' online sale

The Delhi High Court today refused to vacate the stay on sale of drugs and prescription medicines by online pharmacies.

#CareerBytes: Websites that offer mock tests for AIIMS MBBS exam

03 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: Websites that offer mock tests for AIIMS MBBS exam

Becoming a doctor is the dream of many science students and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is the dream destination for medical aspirants.

#CareerBytes: 7 apps to prepare for medical entrances after Class-12

27 Dec 2018

#CareerBytes: 7 apps to prepare for medical entrances after Class-12

Becoming a doctor is a dream of many Class 12 Science stream students and it is one of the most sought-after professions, too.

#CareerBytes: 5 YouTube Channels for cracking AIIMS entrance exam

23 Dec 2018

#CareerBytes: 5 YouTube Channels for cracking AIIMS entrance exam

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is the dream destination for medical aspirants in the country. AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam is the gateway to admission to different AIIMS campuses across India.

West Bengal government committed to good health of all: Mamata

12 Dec 2018

West Bengal government committed to good health of all: Mamata

The West Bengal government is committed to the welfare of its people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted today.

#HealthBytes: What is the Abortion Pill; Is it safe?

15 Nov 2018

#HealthBytes: What is the Abortion Pill; Is it safe?

An unplanned pregnancy can be a worrisome situation for the majority of couples.

Cancer researchers win 2018 Nobel Prize for medicine

01 Oct 2018

Cancer researchers win 2018 Nobel Prize for medicine

This year's Nobel Prize for medicine has been awarded to America's James P. Allison and Japan's Tasuku Honjo for discovering the immune system's ability to fight cancer.

SC: Sale of Saridon, two other drugs allowed for now

17 Sep 2018

SC: Sale of Saridon, two other drugs allowed for now

After the government banned 328 FDC drugs including the likes of household names like Panderm, Saridon, etc., the Supreme Court, on Monday, allowed the sale of Saridon and two other drugs, at least temporarily.

Govt. bans 328 FDC drugs including Saridon, Panderm etc.

13 Sep 2018

Govt. bans 328 FDC drugs including Saridon, Panderm etc.

In a move aimed at curbing the use of fixed-dose combination (FDC) medicines, the Union Health Ministry has imposed a ban on the manufacture, sale, and distribution of 328 FDC drugs, with immediate effect.

Doctor among 7 arrested for looting medicines worth Rs. 2cr

05 Sep 2018

Doctor among 7 arrested for looting medicines worth Rs. 2cr

Seven people, including a doctor, have been arrested from Ghaziabad for looting medicines worth Rs. 2cr when the consignment was being transported in a lorry last month.

Delhi Government cracks down on fake, substandard drugs

16 Aug 2018

Delhi Government cracks down on fake, substandard drugs

Many of the drug samples seized by Delhi Government during their raid in March were found to be either fake or not containing active salts, said officials.

#PolicyExplainer: This govt scheme provides quality medicines at low cost

14 Aug 2018

#PolicyExplainer: This govt scheme provides quality medicines at low cost

Healthcare is one of India's biggest industries yet over 60% of people in the country lack access to modern healthcare, with the unavailability of affordable medicines being a major contributor.

Critical drug vanishes, pushing millions of Indian women into risk

10 Aug 2018

Critical drug vanishes, pushing millions of Indian women into risk

A few months ago, the government passed new rules restricting the manufacture and sale of oxytocin.

7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by central government

08 Aug 2018

7 scholarships for engineering, medical students offered by central government

Engineers and doctors are both equally important for the development of the country.

As Pfizer's Viagra patent ends, Indian firms prepare for dominance

07 Aug 2018

As Pfizer's Viagra patent ends, Indian firms prepare for dominance

Viagra, the global leader in treating impotence in men, might soon be dethroned, as pharmaceutical giant Pfizer loses its patent for the drug in the US in 2020.

Indian students win Microsoft award for anti-fake medicine app

27 Jul 2018

Indian students win Microsoft award for anti-fake medicine app

Three students from the RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru, have won a special award from Microsoft, along with $15,000 in prize money, for designing an app, "Drugsafe", that can identify fake medicines.

Humanity wins! Bus staff, conductor save a 68-year-old's life

18 Jul 2018

Humanity wins! Bus staff, conductor save a 68-year-old's life

A collaborative effort by a conductor, driver and passengers helped save a sexagenarian's life, who suffered a cardiac-arrest on board the bus.

#CareerBytes: 7 top-rated medical colleges for undergraduate courses in India

20 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: 7 top-rated medical colleges for undergraduate courses in India

A career in the field of medicine is one of the most preferred options among science students in the country.

Government mulls new price index to regulate prices of drugs

03 Jun 2018

Government mulls new price index to regulate prices of drugs

The government is considering a new method to regulate prices of all medicines sold in India. Currently, only about 17% of the market and 24% of medicines sold in the country is under direct government control.

Portable 3D printer can heal skin wounds in minutes

08 May 2018

Portable 3D printer can heal skin wounds in minutes

In a first, researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada have developed a portable 3D skin printer that can heal deep skin wounds within minutes.

China says pharma-tariffs' removal will profit India, but will it?

04 May 2018

China says pharma-tariffs' removal will profit India, but will it?

Days after PM Narendra Modi's visit, China has announced it is removing import duties on 28 medicines effective May 1, a move that officials say will boost India's access to the market.

Johns Hopkins University performs world's first penis and scrotum transplant

24 Apr 2018

Johns Hopkins University performs world's first penis and scrotum transplant

Doctors at the US-based Johns Hopkins University have successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world.

Male contraceptive pill to soon be a reality?

22 Mar 2018

Male contraceptive pill to soon be a reality?

In a major breakthrough, scientists have developed a safe, effective male contraceptive pill that doesn't kill libido.

Indian doctors protest US body's diabetes treatment guidelines

20 Mar 2018

Indian doctors protest US body's diabetes treatment guidelines

A proposed set of modified guidelines for managing diabetes globally, issued by the American College of Physicians (ACP), has created a stir among doctors in India.

Mumbai: 8-year-old donates her organs to save 6 lives

07 Mar 2018

Mumbai: 8-year-old donates her organs to save 6 lives

Eight years is a very young age to lose someone, but she will live through the recipients of her organs.

Delhiites, breathe easy! Medicine, tests to cost less soon

28 Feb 2018

Delhiites, breathe easy! Medicine, tests to cost less soon

Last year, Fortis hospital in Gurgaon charged Jayant Singh Rs. 16 lakh for treating his daughter for two weeks, who eventually died of dengue.

US start-up making skin patches for delivering medicines into body

20 Feb 2018

US start-up making skin patches for delivering medicines into body

Life sciences start-up Avro is developing a method to deliver medication through the skin.

Doctors want generic medicines, but is J&K prepared?

21 Dec 2017

Doctors want generic medicines, but is J&K prepared?

The demand for generic medicines is growing in J&K. Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has now called for a law mandating doctors to recommend generic medicines.

Is the cure for cancer, AIDS hiding in plain sight?

07 Dec 2017

Is the cure for cancer, AIDS hiding in plain sight?

There're still many diseases for which we have no treatment yet. But what if we had already discovered the cure accidentally and didn't know about it?