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Indian start-up building low-cost ventilator to fight COVID-19 pandemic

01 Apr 2020

Indian start-up building low-cost ventilator to fight COVID-19 pandemic

The spread of COVID-19 in India has raised questions on the country's capacity to handle a major outbreak.

Coronavirus: Italian nurse's viral photo highlights healthcare workers' plight

15 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Italian nurse's viral photo highlights healthcare workers' plight

Over the past month, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has surged rapidly in Italy.

This hand-scanner can detect harmful disease-causing viruses

11 Mar 2020

This hand-scanner can detect harmful disease-causing viruses

With the deadly outbreak of coronavirus around the globe, people have committed to cleaning hands regularly.

Healthcare start-up CureSkin raises $500k from SenseAI Ventures

31 Jan 2020

Healthcare start-up CureSkin raises $500k from SenseAI Ventures

Bengaluru-based cosmetic start-up CureSkin has raised $500k in a corporate round of funding led by Gurugram-based SenseAI Ventures.

Popular government healthcare schemes you need to know about

16 Jan 2020

Popular government healthcare schemes you need to know about

Lack of access to proper healthcare is a major problem in India, and to address the issue, the government has introduced many healthcare schemes over the years.

CES 2020: This toothbrush shows how clean your teeth are

06 Jan 2020

CES 2020: This toothbrush shows how clean your teeth are

As a flurry of healthcare devices continue to grace the Consumer Electronics Show, Colgate is garnering attention for its unique new oral-care product - Plaqless Pro smart electric toothbrush.

Now, Amazon's AI converts patient-doctor conversation into medical record

03 Dec 2019

Now, Amazon's AI converts patient-doctor conversation into medical record

For years, doctors have been treating patients by spending time with them and then detailing their condition in their medical records.

Med-tech start-up Medikabazaar receives $15.8 million funding

18 Nov 2019

Med-tech start-up Medikabazaar receives $15.8 million funding

Medikabazaar, a start-up offering B2B online marketplace for medical devices and supplies, has raised $15.8 million in a Series B funding round.

#FinancialBytes: Six common myths around health insurance policies, busted!

18 Nov 2019

#FinancialBytes: Six common myths around health insurance policies, busted!

Health insurance is an important financial product and investing in it is essential to protect one's finances in the event of any illness.

India is second-most sleep deprived country, claims Fitbit survey

01 Nov 2019

India is second-most sleep deprived country, claims Fitbit survey

Indians are the least active and second-most sleep deprived people in the world, according to a survey by Fitbit - a renowned maker of fitness trackers and smartwatches.

Devoid of development, Odisha villagers threaten to join Andhra Pradesh

12 Sep 2019

Devoid of development, Odisha villagers threaten to join Andhra Pradesh

The tribals of nearly 25 villages in Odisha's Malkangiri district have had enough of government's laxity.

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.

#HealthBytes: Top 5 healthy drinks to help you lose weight

24 Jun 2019

#HealthBytes: Top 5 healthy drinks to help you lose weight

Losing weight healthily and effectively is a long-term, disciplined process.

Chhattisgarh: This IAS officer launched 'bike ambulances' for remote villages

15 Jun 2019

Chhattisgarh: This IAS officer launched 'bike ambulances' for remote villages

Access to healthcare is a serious problem in rural India. In 2018, when Awanish Saran IAS became District Collector of Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham, he realized that basic healthcare facilities couldn't reach people in remote areas, especially Baiga and Gond tribal communities.

At Rs. 14cr, this gene-therapy is world's most expensive drug

25 May 2019

At Rs. 14cr, this gene-therapy is world's most expensive drug

Swiss drugmaker Novartis' new gene therapy, which recently received US approval, may be the world's most expensive drug, priced at an exorbitant $2.125 million (approximately Rs. 14cr).

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.

Five start-ups that are changing the lives of rural India

22 Mar 2019

Five start-ups that are changing the lives of rural India

India has become one of the fastest growing start-up hubs in the world in recent years. There are tens and thousands of start-ups in the country across various sectors, including technology, media, healthcare, and financial technology, business services among others.

Kazakh doctors recently implanted a bionic heart that charges wirelessly

13 Feb 2019

Kazakh doctors recently implanted a bionic heart that charges wirelessly

While the first mechanical heart pump, also known as a ventricular assist device (VAD), was invented more than five decades ago, recent advancements in medical technology have led to the development of a revolutionary new VAD.

Uttar Pradesh Budget 2019: Highlights from the Budget speech

07 Feb 2019

Uttar Pradesh Budget 2019: Highlights from the Budget speech

On Thursday, the much-awaited Uttar Pradesh Budget was announced for the financial year 2019-20.

How Samsung's 'smart t-shirt' could detect your respiratory problems

05 Feb 2019

How Samsung's 'smart t-shirt' could detect your respiratory problems

From foldable phone to shape-shifting TVs, Samsung has always had a knack of delivering the unbelievable.

PM Modi in J&K: Electricity, education, healthcare for all

03 Feb 2019

PM Modi in J&K: Electricity, education, healthcare for all

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir, declared that the state had become one of the first in the country to achieve 100% electrification of households under the Center's Saubhagya Scheme.

#Budget2019: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal chalks out healthcare plans

01 Feb 2019

#Budget2019: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal chalks out healthcare plans

While delivering his Budget speech, interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, on Thursday, highlighted that the successes of the government's Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme.

UK visa costs increase significantly for Indians, non-EU migrants

08 Jan 2019

UK visa costs increase significantly for Indians, non-EU migrants

The overall cost for a UK visa for Indians as well as non-EU citizens will increase from Tuesday after plans to increase the immigration health surcharge (IHS) were approved.

#PolicyExplainer: What is Ayushman Bharat and how to avail it?

28 Dec 2018

#PolicyExplainer: What is Ayushman Bharat and how to avail it?

A majority of Indians lack access to health insurance and modern healthcare, which is one of the biggest challenges faced especially by the poor.

Delhi Health Bill to face the AAP cabinet in January

27 Dec 2018

Delhi Health Bill to face the AAP cabinet in January

Health Minister Satyendra Jain has given nod to his department to finalize the Delhi Health Bill and it is likely to be presented in the AAP cabinet by next month, a senior official said today.

Bengal education department to introduce lessons on obesity-prevention, healthy lifestyles

26 Dec 2018

Bengal education department to introduce lessons on obesity-prevention, healthy lifestyles

In order to raise awareness about obesity-prevention among students, the West Bengal Education Department has decided to introduce lessons in the school curriculum on the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles for addressing the health problem, a senior official said.

PM Modi inaugurates projects worth Rs. 14,500cr in Odisha

24 Dec 2018

PM Modi inaugurates projects worth Rs. 14,500cr in Odisha

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced his day-long visit to Odisha, wherein he inaugurated several projects in the domains of health, transportation, and education, among others.

#HealthBytes: 5 ways to improve your immunity, this winter season

20 Dec 2018

#HealthBytes: 5 ways to improve your immunity, this winter season

The winter season has finally hit the top gear.

Jayalalithaa's Apollo hospital bill includes Rs. 1.17 cr for food/beverages

19 Dec 2018

Jayalalithaa's Apollo hospital bill includes Rs. 1.17 cr for food/beverages

Apollo Hospital, where AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was hospitalized, submitted the hospital bill to Justice Arumughasamy Commission on Tuesday which shows dues to the tune of Rs. 44 lakh are still unsettled.

Meet the man who produced India's most expensive film '2.0'

19 Dec 2018

Meet the man who produced India's most expensive film '2.0'

Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth-starrer 2.0 has been creating a buzz since the start.

Odisha: BJP bandh affects normal life in Mayurbhanj district

18 Dec 2018

Odisha: BJP bandh affects normal life in Mayurbhanj district

The 12-hour bandh called by BJP in Mayurbhanj district affected normal life, as party activists blocked roads and picketed in front of government offices today.

India to increase public-health spending to 2.5% of GDP: Modi

12 Dec 2018

India to increase public-health spending to 2.5% of GDP: Modi

India is set to increase its public health spending to 2.5% of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

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.

World's first baby born from womb transplanted from dead donor

05 Dec 2018

World's first baby born from womb transplanted from dead donor

In a landmark achievement in the medical sciences, a woman in Brazil, who had received a womb transplant from a dead donor, has given birth to a healthy baby.

Need GST Council like federal institution in healthcare, farm-sector: Jaitley

29 Nov 2018

Need GST Council like federal institution in healthcare, farm-sector: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today made a case for developing a federal institution like GST Council in the healthcare and farm sector.

#FinancialBytes: 6 common myths around health insurance policies, busted!

21 Nov 2018

#FinancialBytes: 6 common myths around health insurance policies, busted!

Health insurance is an important financial product and investing in it is essential to protect one's finances in the event of any illness.

Private hospitals have treated 68% of PMJAY beneficiaries

18 Nov 2018

Private hospitals have treated 68% of PMJAY beneficiaries

In a big boost for the Modi government's Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) program, data released by the National Health Agency (NHA) has revealed that around 2.3 lakh beneficiaries have used the scheme to avail of healthcare in the first two months since it was launched.

Study: Superbugs kill more in India, twice of high-income countries

18 Nov 2018

Study: Superbugs kill more in India, twice of high-income countries

A first-of-its kind study on superbugs in India has found that mortality rates in the country resultant of drug-resistant bacteria are more than twice that of high-income nations.

#HealthBytes: 5 home-remedies to get relief from menstrual cramps

16 Nov 2018

#HealthBytes: 5 home-remedies to get relief from menstrual cramps

During menstruation, discomfort around the abdomen, lower-back and thighs is common.

Consumer Forum: Alcohol in limited quantity isn't poison, but sugar-content

09 Nov 2018

Consumer Forum: Alcohol in limited quantity isn't poison, but sugar-content

A Chandigarh Consumer Forum observed alcohol taken in limited quantity wasn't poison but sugar content while directing insurance companies to pay Rs. 1.93 lakh to a Mohali resident.