Over 60 cases of ragging reported in medical colleges in last 4 years

 Over 60 cases of ragging have been reported in medical colleges in the country in the last four years, government said on Wednesday.

Increasing coffee intake bad for your brain

While drinking your daily cup of coffee can help you stay sharp, modifying your habit by increasing coffee consumption over time may increase risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia, says new research.

Reports on MCI cutting down MBBS seats may have serious results
Reports on MCI cutting down MBBS seats may have serious results

 Goa Health Minister Francis D'Souza today said that media reports on Medical Council of India (MCI) cutting down seats in medical colleges in the state may have serious implications on students.

Summons issued to over 500 doctors for taking bribe: Govt to LS

 The Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued summons to more than 500 doctors upon complaints that they accepted inducements from Indian pharmaceutical firms, the government on Friday said.

Court accepts closure report in graft case involving doctors

A Delhi court has accepted CBI's closure report in a graft case lodged against two doctors, who were caught on camera in a sting operation allegedly accepting money and agreeing to do some job.

Non-availability of generic drugs: HC reserves order on PIL

 The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on a PIL seeking its direction to the Centre to make available generic medicines and medical treatment to the public at a reasonable cost.

AIIMS adds 31 new generic medicines for free distribution

 All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) has included 31 new generic medicines in its list for free distributions among patients.

Court to hear graft case against Ramadoss, others on Dec 2

A Delhi court on Thursday fixed December 2 for hearing arguments on charges in a case in which former union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, along with others, was chargesheeted for allegedly allowing a medical college to proceed with admissions without sufficient faculty and clinical material.

Health Minister promises radical change in MCI structure soon

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said there will be a "radical change" in the structure of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Middle-aged diabetics more prone to mild cognitive impairment

  A large population-based study has found that middle aged people between 50-65 years, face twice the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

MBBS seats: Harsh Vardhan comes down hard on MCI

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has come down hard on the Medical Council of India for "punishing" MBBS aspirants instead of medical colleges for not complying with rules.

Centre to look into MCI functioning: Harsh Vardhan

Government will look into the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) as "its works create doubts", Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.

HC upholds Medical Council of India order

The Madras High Court today upheld with immediate effect an order of the Medical Council of India in October last relating to rejection of DD Medical College and Hospital`s application for renewal of permission.

MCI mulls shortening of MBBS course duration by 1 year

The duration of the MBBS course could be shortened by one year with the Medical Council of India (MCI) thinking about introducing specialist skills for undergraduates earlier than what is the practice at present.

NHRC asks MCI to introduce `Gerontology` in medical colleges

The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday asked the Medical Council of India and Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to explore the possibility of introducing a new post-graduate level course in `Gerontology` in medical colleges.

Health Ministry bars MCI from taking major policy decisions

The Centre has directed Medical Council of India not to take any policy decisions or hold important meetings in the wake of an ordinance granting legality to its board of governors lapsing.

MP HC notices to state exam board, MCI over PMT `scam`

The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the state government, the Medical Council of India and the MPPEB.

MCI sanctions 100 more MBBS seats for SCB Medical College

Medical Council of India (MCI) has accepted Odisha government`s proposal of increasing number of MBBS course seats from 150 to 250 in SCB Medical College in Cuttack from this academic year.

SC directs declaration of medical entrance results; NEET verdict in July

Supreme Court in an interim order on Monday ordered institutions to publish all results of entrance exams that were put on hold by its judgement on December 13 last year.

Incidents of fake faculty in 17 medical colleges d

Incidents of fake faculty in 17 medical colleges across the country have come to the notice of government which has taken several measures to curb such occurrences, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.