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Faulty hip implants: No tinkering with compensation formula despite fresh appeal

Expert committee chairman asks Johnson and Johnson’s faulty hip implant victims to approach court

18 Feb 2019 6:35 pm
What mapping Kenya’s child deaths for 50 years revealed – and why it matters

Kenya performed well above average, with a rate of 46 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to an average of 76 across sub-Saharan Africa region

18 Feb 2019 6:32 pm
New report flags use of antibiotics on animals

Out of 155 countries, 45 acknowledged using antibiotics on animals, says report by World Organisation for Animal Health

18 Feb 2019 12:40 pm
Centre fails to weed out substandard drugs, reign in prices: Parl panel

It recommends that the government adopt cost of production-based pricing system

15 Feb 2019 5:44 pm
New drug can reverse failing memory

Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health develops molecule to help those at risk of cognitive problems

15 Feb 2019 4:35 pm
Oxytocin ban: Karnataka pharma PSU incapable of handling responsibility, says IMA

Ahead of the SC hearing, the Indian Medical Association says Centre should not have moved court considering public interest

13 Feb 2019 5:46 pm
WHO issues new international standard for music devices

The objective is to prevent hearing loss among 1.1 billion young people

13 Feb 2019 3:46 pm
Fish being dried illegally with formalin in Odisha, govt promises action

Those drying fish illegally say they do it to cut costs; govt planning to provide chemical-free methods to dry fish

12 Feb 2019 4:06 pm
Why Ebola vaccine on trial in the DRC is raising hopes

The viral disease burden in Africa is largely underestimated and the rVSV-ZEBOV is a much-needed vaccine in the fight against Ebola

11 Feb 2019 6:50 pm
Leveraging flexible investment instruments for impact

Flexible investment in the right balance can cut costs and create synergies for SDGs

11 Feb 2019 1:28 pm
Opposition to patent application for anti-TB drug filed

The plaintiffs say that Johnson & Johnson, which is the manufacturer and filed the patent, would have a monopoly if the application is accepted, making the drug unaffordable

8 Feb 2019 7:42 pm
Child birth: Govt doctors either leave women scarred or refuse care

Several women end up giving birth on roads, which raises a question on the medical fraternity’s ethical and humanitarian values

8 Feb 2019 5:16 pm
Cancer growth in the body could originate from a single cell – target it to revolutionise treatment

Researchers identify and isolate cells within different cancerous growths, called the “cell of origin”

8 Feb 2019 2:31 pm
MIT scientists develop tortoise-shaped pill to deliver insulin

An alternative to the injection, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin that can inject into the stomach wall without the patient experiencing any pain

8 Feb 2019 2:16 pm
A 2015-like swine flu outbreak might be on the anvil

A major outbreak can be inferred from its rapid spread towards the northern states which have not been highly affected by the virus in the past few years

7 Feb 2019 5:21 pm
Swine flu grips India tighter and tighter

The number cases of the disease have crossed 6,600-mark this year in the country

7 Feb 2019 4:49 pm
Why India must keep investing in health innovations

Only by committing ourselves to funding health innovation in the long term will India be able to realise today’s most urgently-needed solutions

7 Feb 2019 4:26 pm
Bihar school children suffer as mid-day meal cooks strike

The cooks, demanding minimum wages and social security, have been on strike for a month now

7 Feb 2019 4:26 pm
Super Bug found in the Arctic traced back to Delhi

A scientist has found a “Superbug” gene in the Arctic region, Soil samples from Norwegian archipelago, a place which lies between mainland Norway and north pole, have now confirmed the presence of NDM-1(New Delhi-Metallo-beta-lactamase-1) gene. This multi-drug resistant bacteria was first detected in New Delhi over a decade back.

6 Feb 2019 3:04 pm
Anti-malaria drug may be repurposed to treat Zika

A team of Indian researchers identify a viral protein that can be targeted by an already available anti-malarial drug — hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)

6 Feb 2019 12:34 pm
Now, dial a motorbike ambulance in case of a heart attack in Delhi

The idea is to reach with medical help much faster, given the high density traffic in the city where movement of four-wheeler ambulances becomes difficult

5 Feb 2019 2:49 pm
अफ्रीका को जख्म देती दवाएं

नकली दवाओं के प्रसार की जांच के लिए अफ्रीका अपनी पहली एजेंसी की स्थापना करेगा

5 Feb 2019 10:41 am