Health

By Ritika Bisht
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Jan 13th, 2016
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A new study has revealed that drugs used to treat HIV could also be effective in eliminating deadly Ebola virus. This study was published in the journal PLOS. Researchers used a mini-genome system to rapidly evaluate candidate drugs that could inhibit the Ebola virus. The results provide details on the procedure for evaluating candidate anti-Ebola drugs and comparing t...
By Ritika Bisht
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Jan 13th, 2016
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The government has unveiled low-cost medical innovations that have been developed by the Centre’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and government supported start-ups. The showcased innovations included home kits for measuring blood glucose, hemoglobin levels and real-time diagnosis of malaria, dengue. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology was presen...
By Ritika Bisht
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Dec 8th, 2015
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IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) Chairman T S Vijayan will launch a portal ‘Registry of Hospitals in Network of Insurers’ (Rohini), in order to provide all relevant information regarding health insurance policies. The portal will have all the information relating to the 35,000 hospitals which are registered by IRDAI-promoted Insurance Inf...
By Ritika Bisht
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Oct 14th, 2015
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Union Health Minister, J P Nadda has said that government has not taken any decision to allow sale of medicines using the internet. The statement came after an umbrella body of druggists and chemists announced a nationwide strike against illegal online sale of drugs. Nadda spoke to All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) president J S Shinde and clarif...
By Ritika Bisht
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Oct 14th, 2015
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A recent study by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a unit of US Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), has revealed that every 13th new cancer patient in the world is an Indian. India has around 1.8 million people suffering from cancer, with patients of breast, cervical and oral cancers topping the list. India has around 1.8 million people suffering from...
By Ritika Bisht
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Oct 5th, 2015
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Rating agency ICRA has reported that the domestic pharma sector may sustain its growth in the near-to-medium term as a result of steady demand witnessed across therapy segments, regular new launches and price hikes taken by companies. After experiencing moderation in the growth momentum in FY 2014, the growth in the domestic pharmaceutical industry bounced back with th...
By Ritika Bisht
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Sep 26th, 2015
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A recent survey by Cardiological Society of India has revealed that one-third of Indians are suffering from hypertension, of whom 60 percent are not even aware that they have high blood pressure. The survey covered 1.8 lakh people and was conducted on September 21 across 24 states. “Of all the hypertensives in the study, more than two thirds are younger than 60 y...
By Ritika Bisht
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Sep 21st, 2015
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Government is all set to establish tobacco testing laboratories with the aim to check the level of tar and nicotine content in tobacco products. According to a senior health department official, “Five laboratories are being set up for testing tobacco products and are expected to be launched soon.” A project proposal identifying equipment, manpower and budge...
By Ritika Bisht
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Sep 17th, 2015
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Popular vitamin supplement brands may come under the category of drugs as the Drug Controller General of India is of the view that the ingredients of these multi-vitamins qualify for the same. This move would come as a hurdle for pharma companies due to stringent restrictions on marketing their products. Among the 10 products that have been mentioned in the proposal ar...
By Ritika Bisht
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Sep 16th, 2015
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The Delhi Health Bill may come in sooner than expected as Delhi government may expedite introduction of the bill which mandates hospitals and clinics to follow certain guidelines. This move came after dengue patients complained being turned away by hospitals. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal told, “We might hold a special assembly session to introduce a law wherein hospi...