Maharashtra: 8 centres to treat hepatitis for free

According to reports, eight model centres in Maharashtra, would soon start to provide free treatment and diagnosis for viral hepatitis.  “Under the National Viral Hepatitis...

Involving pharmacists to extend primary healthcare for rural areas

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) has been planning to extend proper primary healthcare to rural areas. This requires empanelling an estimated 1.5 lakh...

New drug against LTBI to be available soon

Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) patients could soon get access to a more effective and safer treatment. With its objective of eliminating the disease by 2025, the...

Coconut oil might potentially reverse Alzheimer’s

A recent study conducted by the researchers at USF Health Byrd Alzheimer Institute demonstrated that coconut oil could offer various benefits to people suffering...

5 months of Ayushman Bharat; More than 12 lakh patients treated

In less than 150 days since its launch, more than 12 lakh people have received treatment under Ayushman Bharat scheme. The scheme aims to...

NPPA caps trade margins of anti-cancer drugs

The Centre has capped the trade margins of 42 cancer drugs at 30%. This will help to curb undue profiteering by resellers on various medicines that...

AFMC Dean Kanitkar third woman to rank as Lieutenant Gen

Major General Madhuri Kanitkar, dean of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune said, “Individual brilliance is not as important as collective competence...

India-based Menstruation short film bags Oscar

A short film based on an India specific problem - “Period. End of Sentence” won the Best Documentary Short Subject Oscar 2019. The short...

The tri-fold threat of Obesity, Malnutrition & Climate Change

According to a report by The Lancet, the world is facing the triple threat of malnutrition, obesity and climate change. These seemingly separate problems...

Eugenol found in honey might help treat TNBC

Breast cancer is becoming more prevalent in both women and men. As a high mortality rate is associated with the disease, it is a...