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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.

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

Cancer

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.

Hypertension can increase your tension – Here comes another cause for it

Hypertension

Hypertension can increase your tension – Here comes another cause for it

In a study published in the journal JCI Insight, the researchers named the new cause as Connshing syndrome which is linked to the overproduction of the stress hormone cortisol.

Experts urge everyone to make kidney health a priority

Kidney

Experts urge everyone to make kidney health a priority

Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of the kidneys` abilities to perform these essential functions, and can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking and other risk factors. 

Brain stimulation in early age may help you stay mentally fit in older years

Mental health

Brain stimulation in early age may help you stay mentally fit in older years

People with higher levels of reserve are more likely to stay mentally fit for longer.

Oral cancer: Early detection can help boost chances of survival

Cancer

Oral cancer: Early detection can help boost chances of survival

 The problem in India is that people ignore the early signs of cancer and they only consult a doctor when the cancer has reached the third or the fourth stage.

Miraculous: Woman gives birth in coma; meets son after 4 months!

Coma

Miraculous: Woman gives birth in coma; meets son after 4 months!

On regaining consciousness, when Bannan saw her son, she thought he was her nephew. Then her family explained the reality to her.

60 medicines declared 'substandard' by drug regulator – Check out the entire list!

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60 medicines declared 'substandard' by drug regulator – Check out the entire list!

This year’s list includes painkillers, medicines for anti-allergy, fever, cold, loose motion, constipation, as well as calcium and iron supplements, among others.

WHO Southeast Asia members pledge inclusive approach for autism

Autism

WHO Southeast Asia members pledge inclusive approach for autism

The Declaration welcomed WHO Southeast Asia Region`s strategy on autism and called for countries in the Region to share experiences and best practices, with a focus on the lifespan needs of people with ASD and NDDs.

Docs save 60-year-old's life through new minimally invasive procedure

Heart

Docs save 60-year-old's life through new minimally invasive procedure

The man was diagnosed with aortic bio-prosthesis degeneration with severe stenosis -- condition in which calcium gets deposited on the aortic valve in the heart -- was successfully operated using a new minimally invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Government aims to provide universal health cover for all citizens, says  J P Nadda

Healthy Lifestyle

Government aims to provide universal health cover for all citizens, says J P Nadda

Stressing that to be able to lead a healthy life is everyone's right, Nadda said the aim is to take healthcare including free drugs and diagnostics and other benefits under various government schemes in an assured manner to all so that nobody is deprived of health facilities.

Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of disease

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of disease

Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks the protective coating, known as myelin, around brain cells.

Mindfulness meditation helps college freshmen stress less and smile more, says study

Meditation

Mindfulness meditation helps college freshmen stress less and smile more, says study

Mindfulness training may be one way to help students successfully transition to college life.

Govt aims at providing universal health cover for all citizens: JP Nadda

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Govt aims at providing universal health cover for all citizens: JP Nadda

JP Nadda said the government aim is to take healthcare including free drugs and diagnostics and other benefits under various government schemes in an assured manner to all so that nobody is deprived of health facilities.

Eat these foods to fight acidity during summer!

Healthy eating

Eat these foods to fight acidity during summer!

To avoid chances of acidity during the hot days, one should include foods like bananas, melons and coconut water in their diet.

Government hospitals in Kerala to pay special attention to depressed people

Depression

Government hospitals in Kerala to pay special attention to depressed people

Such clinics would be opened in 170 primary health centres, which are being converted as family health centres under the Comprehensive Primary Health Care programme.

Delhi HC directs government to ensure no dengue or chikungunya cases occur this year

Mosquito-borne diseases

Delhi HC directs government to ensure no dengue or chikungunya cases occur this year

The court also asked the agencies to inform it about what preventive steps they have taken in comparison to last year with regard to breeding of dengue mosquitoes.

Hospital successfully performs robotic surgery to treat patients with rare medical condition

Surgery

Hospital successfully performs robotic surgery to treat patients with rare medical condition

Robotic surgery performed at a hospital has successfully relieved a 37-year-old patient of acute abdominal pain caused by a rare medical condition.

Should we stop consuming animal protein-rich diet?

Healthy eating

Should we stop consuming animal protein-rich diet?

NAFLD is a major health concern, because it can lead to permanent scarring (cirrhosis) and subsequently to cancer and malfunction of the liver.

 WHO releases staggering figure of hepatitis B, C cases – Keep guessing until you click on this

Hepatitis

WHO releases staggering figure of hepatitis B, C cases – Keep guessing until you click on this

The World Health Organization's latest hepatitis report identifies the condition as a grave public health threat that needs an "urgent response."

Know the surprising health benefits of mint leaves (Pudina)

Healthy eating

Know the surprising health benefits of mint leaves (Pudina)

Mint leaves aids in digestion, improves oral health, treats cold and more.

Mumbai man shells out Rs 90 lakh to keep his heart pumping

Heart

Mumbai man shells out Rs 90 lakh to keep his heart pumping

49-year-old Arvind Doshi, a businessman, who is suffering from end-stage heart failure got implanted a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) which will restore the functioning of his heart.

Traditional hearing tests fail to diagnose hearing loss, says study

hearing

Traditional hearing tests fail to diagnose hearing loss, says study

 Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage.

You thought sugary soft drinks were bad? Diet soda could be worse! - This is why

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You thought sugary soft drinks were bad? Diet soda could be worse! - This is why

Both sugary and diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain ageing, according to the findings published in two separate studies.

Combiflam, D-Cold Total among 60 other medicines substandard, declares drug regulator

Medicines

Combiflam, D-Cold Total among 60 other medicines substandard, declares drug regulator

In total, the CDSCO has issued a drug alert for 60 medicines, including five aforementioned drugs, as they failed different quality tests in March 2017, the Indian Express noted.

Obesity can lead to 13 types of cancer, says study

Cancer

Obesity can lead to 13 types of cancer, says study

A new study has found that obesity leads to 13 types of cancer inlcuding ​pancreas and esophagus, as fat cells affect the processes that regulate the growth of cancer cells in the human body

Doctors successfully treat 24-year-old girl MS patient with bone marrow transplant

Mental health

Doctors successfully treat 24-year-old girl MS patient with bone marrow transplant

Doctors have successfully treated a 24-year-old girl, suffering from Multiple Sclerosis with bone marrow transplant (BMT).

Want to boost your brain power? Drinking this juice might help!

Healthy eating

Want to boost your brain power? Drinking this juice might help!

Drinking beetroot juice before exercise makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the functions of a younger brain.