May 9, 2018

Thalassemia care in India : where do we stand ?

In Thalassemia major, red cells synthesis is insufficient and the life span also is very short. The disease manifests early in childhood, mostly in the first year of life, and these patients require lifelong frequent blood transfusions (every few weeks) to keep them alive. Burden of the problem: – In India it is estimated that […]

April 25, 2018

Antibiotic resistance can be caused by small amounts of antibiotics : Study

Uppsala University – Apr 23, 2018 : Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a global and growing problem in health care. To be able to prevent further development of resistance developing, it is important to understand where and how antibiotic resistance in bacteria arises. New research from Uppsala University shows that low concentrations of antibiotics, too, can cause […]

January 17, 2018

Anti-tobacco advocates hail SC order on pictorial warning.

Guwahati: Anti-tobacco advocates of Assam today welcomed the Supreme Court‘s stay order on retaining the 85 per cent pictorial warning on packets of tobacco products. The Supreme Court yesterday stayed the Karnataka High Court order quashing the 2014 government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the […]

December 25, 2017

Why the tale of India’s first woman doctor is relevant today

Nineteen-year-old Rakhmabai Raut’s letters to the editor of the Times of India in the late 1800s were reflective of the social structure that stifled the girl child in British India. Rakhmabai’s subsequent odyssey to England resulted in Queen Victoria’s government passing the Age of Consent Act of 1891, which raised the age of consent from […]

December 20, 2017

6 healthcare trends to watch in 2018

Digital transformation is set to overhaul the global healthcare industry. As we move into 2018, here are some emerging healthcare trends that will talk about how personalized medicine and value based care will be adopted in the healthcare ecosystem. Precision Medicine In cancer, there are misspellings or mutations in important genes that drive the cell […]

September 28, 2017

Nerve stimulation restores consciousness in man after 15 years

The outcome challenges the general belief that disorders of consciousness that persist for longer than 12 months are irreversible, the researchers said. A 35-year-old man, who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years after a car accident, has shown signs of consciousness after a nerve stimulator was implanted into his chest, according to […]

September 26, 2017

India now has 3rd highest number of cancer cases among women

Cancer cases, as well as mortality, are increasing rapidly among Indian women, primarily because of low awareness and late detection. India accounts for the third highest number of cancer cases among women after China and the US, growing annually at 4.5-5%, new data shows. Cancer cases as well as mortality are increasing rapidly among Indian women, […]

September 21, 2017

The UHC Trajectory: Ensuring quality health services and financial protection to all

To ensure sustained growth levels, the country requires a strong and healthy workforce – possible only when citizens are protected against health-related financial risks and can access quality health services. Goal three of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires all countries to achieve Universal Health Coverage(UHC) by 2030. This entails access to quality essential health […]

September 18, 2017

Novel DNA nanorobot can pick up, sort molecules

The researchers constructed three basic building blocks that could be used to assemble a DNA robot: a “leg” with two “feet” for walking, an “arm” and “hand” for picking up cargo, and a segment that can recognise a specific drop-off point and signal to the hand to release its cargo. Scientists, including one of Indian […]

September 15, 2017

Fast paper-based tuberculosis test developed

Diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) early can allow patients to receive the medicine they need and also help prevent the disease from spreading. Scientists have developed a fast, paper-based test to diagnose tuberculosis that can be read with a smartphone, a technology that is increasingly available in emerging economies. Diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) early can allow patients to receive the […]

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