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- Apr, 30 2016
Overdose of Vitamin D kills 10 Year Old Boy in New DelhiThe AIIMS doctors found that the boy had been prescribed the Vitamin D medicines by rural doctors to cure his poor health issues, which was much more than the safer limit.
- Feb, 8 2016
Zika VirusZika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).
- Nov, 16 2015
Cancer drugs, stents at 60% discount soonOver 200 cancer drugs, 186 medicines to treat cardiovascular diseases and 148 stents and cardiac implants will now be available at central government hospitals at prices 50-60% lower than the open market.
- Nov, 15 2015
Smoking dads can pass cancer genes to kidsHere's another reason for you to kick the butt. Research conducted at AIIMS has showed that men who smoke or consume tobacco in other forms are more likely to father children suffering from cancer.
- OCT, 26 2015
Scientifically validated Rs 5 anti-diabetes herbal drug launched by CSIR A scientifically validated anti-diabetes herbal drug, named 'BGR-34', was launched by a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) lab in Lucknow on Sunday. A combination of natural extracts from plants, the drug is based on Ayurveda and has no side effects. The drug is for management of type-II diabetes mellitus.
- OCT, 12 2015
Are Smartphones Useful When Performing Clinical DutiesAuthors of an Imperial College London paper published in BMJ Innovations surveyed 2107 doctors at five UK hospital sites about their smartphone use at work.
- SEP, 17 2015
At 13 billion pills in a year, India tops in antibiotics use globallyIndia is the world's antibiotic-popping capital, recording the highest number of such pills consumed annually — 13 billion against 10 billion in China and 7 billion in the US.
- SEP, 8 2015
Technology Bringing the Pharma Industry Closer to PatientsThe pharmaceutical industry is in the midst of its transformation phase, where it is exploring more and more opportunities to increase its productivity and quality. Since the regulations that drive the industry have become more stringent,
- SEP, 7 2015
Govt to curb prescription and sale of antibiotics to combat drug resistance DILI (TIMOR LESTE): The government may soon issue restrictions on prescription and sale of commonly used antibiotics in an attempt to avoid development of drug resistance to infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, urinary tract infection and even HIV.
- SEP, 3 2015
Why India ignores a $16 billion smoking-led health crisisIn January, the government asked for public opinion on tougher new laws to curb smoking: To raise the minimum smoking age to 21 from 18,
- SEP, 2 2015
How faster USFDA nods will help Indian generic drug makers MUMBAI: A long spell of sluggish approvals for generic drugs in the US may be nearing an end with early signs of a rebound.
- SEP, 1 2015
Science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan launches web-based system for DBT projects NEW DELHI: Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched a web-enabled information management system for the department of biotechnology (DBT) projects.
- Aug, 25 2015
Nano medicine breakthrough a giant leap for IndiaCHANDIGARH: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali has put India in the select club of countries that manufacture raw material for generating nano-crystal based medicines
- Aug, 19 2015
How to beat diabetes naturallyDiabetes isn't just a popular trend in medicine; for an increasing number of people, it looms large. Life changes for a diabetic; worse so for a diabetic kid.
- Aug, 19 2015
Patients can contribute to medical studies nowTo make medical research more patient-centric, top journals are now inviting reviews from people who
- Aug, 16 2015
Independence Day Special: India’s Healthcare ChallengeSince independence, India's healthcare systems have undergone a sea change. Some basic statistics reveals this remarkable transformation. The life expectancy at birth has more than doubled from 32 years at the time of independence to 66 years in 2013
- Aug, 03 2015
Focusing on rare diseasesIn yet another instance of collaboration between scientists and doctors, Indian Organisation for Rare Diseases (I-ORD) was formed earlier this year to sensitise policy-makers and
- Jul, 24 2015
Major hurdles 'cleared' for clinical trials in India: ExpertsNEW DELHI: The recent amendment brought to the compensation guidelines in carrying out clinical trials in the country has cleared "major hurdles" for testing of new drugs,
- June, 27 2015
What is Swine Flu? It's Symptoms,Precautions & TreatmentSwine influenza (also called swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus.
- May, 26 2015
9th Medical Informatics 2014 Conference at AIIMS | Meet CompuRx Infotech at the BoothNew Delhi, Oct 27, 2014 - Indian Association for Medical Informatics was founded in 1993. It has biennial Conference & this is the 9th conference which is being held in AIIMS on 30th & 31st of Oct. 2014.
- Apr, 03 2015
Mobile Apps Come in Handy to Connect Patients,DoctorsMADURAI: Calling up hospitals to check the availability of preferred doctors is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Hospitals, doctors,
- March, 01 2015
What Next after Polio in Indias Health AgendaThat landmark achievement is now prompting the question ‘What next?’ On the campaign trail, leaders of both major national parties,
- Feb, 12 2015
Stem Cells and the Lawsuit That May Shape Our Medical FutureRegenerative Sciences, a medical company that pioneered a procedure to treat orthopedic injuries using patients’ own stem cells,