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MCI directs hospitals, doctors across India to prescribe generic medicines to patients

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MCI directs hospitals, doctors across India to prescribe generic medicines to patients

This move comes few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged at bringing a legal framework under which generic medicines should be given by the doctors and the healthcare system in India should have an extensive reach so that drugs are made available to all the people.

New smart glove to make physical exams more accurate

Medical check-up

New smart glove to make physical exams more accurate

The device is built on a regular sports glove that a doctor can wear while holding and moving a patient's limb back and forth.

What you munch is not your wish, your genes play pivotal role

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What you munch is not your wish, your genes play pivotal role

Researchers from Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain analysed the genetics of about 818 men and women of European ancestry and gathered information about their diet using a questionnaire.

The human immune system now has new types of blood cells!

Immune system

The human immune system now has new types of blood cells!

By using a technique called single-cell genomics, the researchers were able to analyse gene expression patterns in individual human blood cells.

Mindfulness meditation good for women, may help uplift mood

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Mindfulness meditation good for women, may help uplift mood

The findings show that the classes were effective in teaching the techniques, though women made greater gains than men on four of five areas of mindfulness.

Antibiotic resistance enters our bloodstream through the urine, says study

Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance enters our bloodstream through the urine, says study

The researchers say their finding could help doctors diagnose drug-resistant sepsis and inform treatment choices.

Thin women most likely to become victims to depression: Study

Mental health

Thin women most likely to become victims to depression: Study

The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, pointed out that depressed people may be more likely to lose weight, or it could be that being thin makes people depressed.

Sunflower seeds contaminated with potent liver carcinogen, warns study

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Sunflower seeds contaminated with potent liver carcinogen, warns study

Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) in the US documented frequent occurrence of aflatoxin - a toxin produced by Aspergillus molds that commonly infect corn, peanuts, pistachios and almonds - in sunflower seeds and their products.

Oncologists urge PM Narendra Modi to include bidi in demerit goods

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Oncologists urge PM Narendra Modi to include bidi in demerit goods

The demand from leading oncologists and 108 cancer hospitals under the aegis of the state-funded National Cancer Grid (NCG), comes ahead of the GST Council meeting on Monday in the national capital that is likely to fix GST rates, including those on demerit goods.

Doctors at Coimbatore hospital perform robotic whipples surgery on 14-year-old girl

Surgery

Doctors at Coimbatore hospital perform robotic whipples surgery on 14-year-old girl

Hospital Chairman and Chief Surgeon Dr C Palanivelu told reporters here today that the girl was referred to the hospital after being evaluated outside, with pancreatic tumour called solid pseudo papillary tumor of pancreas, which is common in young women in their early 20's.