The Indian Medical Association, Kerala chapter has urged doctors to spend at least 10 minutes on social media every day, to pass on authentic medical information to common people. The move aims at increasing awareness about fake medical news among people. Dr RC Sreekumar, Chairman, Digital, IMA, Kerala said that IMA conducted a “health parliament” […]

Adding a new feather to the crown of the technological advancements in the medical field, Aster CMI Hospital claimed that it has successfully performed a live liver transplant on a patient from Nigeria, by not using blood or blood products, to protect the patient’s religious beliefs. Very few such surgeries have been successfully conducted worldwide. […]

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization(CDSCO) has labelled several medicines as “not of standard quality”. The top drug regulatory authority has flagged 47 batches of medicines for failing quality tests, including eye drops, painkillers, vitamin and even antibiotics. The failed drugs include Abbott India’s gallstones medication Udiliv 300, Mankind Pharma’s iron supplement Ferikind-M Suspension and […]

Study shows that a highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor like an ”electronic nose” for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available. The study was conducted by the researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University. The sensor device is an improvement on existing wearable sensors because it uses a self-heating mechanism that enhances […]

A novel diagnostic test for tuberculosis has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation beholding to its “high diagnostic accuracy”. The WHO’s Global TB programme has included TrueNat TB test, a new molecular test that detects tuberculosis as well as resistance to the drug Rifampicin in about 90 minutes, in its rapid communication document on […]

Days after the prime minister made a statement that the top pharmaceutical companies bribe doctors with women, gadgets or foreign trips, the Indian Medical Association(IMA) has taken a strong exception to the statement. The IMA, in its statement, asked the PM to deny or prove the alleged statement. They also demanded that the PM should […]

In a breakthrough, a team of researchers from the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland say they’ve invented a machine that can preserve the human livers from organ donors for a week.  This vital technology could increase the number of livers available for transplantation and offer new approaches to treating diseases such as liver cancer. The […]

Rajasthan chapter of the Indian Medical Association(IMA) has directed the doctors in Bhilwara region to follow certain guidelines in interactions with medical representatives to ensure the privacy of conversations. Days before, the prime minister has reportedly met the representatives of top pharmaceutical companies and warned them to not bribe the doctors. Now, following this, IMA […]

The government in its new draft policy has proposed financial support of up to ₹15 lakh under the Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi for the treatment of rare diseases that require one-time treatment, such as stem cell transplant and organ transplants. The facility will be available if the patient is eligible under Ayushman Bharat’s Pradhan Mantri Jan […]

37°C or 98.6 F. For decades, we all considered this as our normal body temperature! However, the latest studies suggest that this number may be outdated and the cooler is the new normal. According to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the average human body temperature in humans has dropped. […]