As we are approaching the probable one-year anniversary of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infecting the first human, experts are faced with yet another critical question: can a person catch the disease more than once? The answer to this question influences, among other things, the prospects of the vaccine and its ability to protect us from the […]

For months, the coronavirus put many areas of breast cancer on pause but October is when we get to really shout about it as the whole world observes the thirty-one days as breast cancer awareness month. This global health campaign helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease. Let’s look into the details and relevance of the ‘pink month’

The death of Dr. Anoop Krishna, a young orthopaedic surgeon based in Kollam, Kerala, has left the entire medical community shaken. According to the police, 35-year-old Anoop died by suicide and wrote ‘sorry’ on a wall in his house. They are probing whether the doctor took the step as he had received a lot of flak recently on social media for a surgery at his hospital in which a seven-year-old child had died. Doctors in Kerala have come out in support of Anoop, condemning such ‘trial by media’ without understanding facts. So let’s look at the factual side of things which led to the death of a successful young doctor.

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has come into existence from September 25 as the apex regulator of medical education and profession in India. The NMC, with a new set of frameworks, aims to usher in major changes in the medical education sector. Let’s examine the relevance, provisions, and implications of this newly constituted medical regulatory body

The post-graduate medical education in the country is all set for a radical change as the Board of Governors in Super-session of Medical Council of India have framed fresh rules for all PG students pursuing MD/MS in broad specialities in all medical colleges to undergo a compulsory residential rotation of three months in district hospitals or district health system as part of the course curriculum. Let’s look into the further details of the programme

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), the flagship health assurance scheme of the Government of India marks its second anniversary on 23rd September 2020. PMJAY is the flagship health scheme of the Government of India to bring quality healthcare to around 50 crore poor and vulnerable populations across India. No wonder that PM-JAY is termed as the world’s largest fully Government-funded health assurance scheme. Here’s a look at some of its key attributes:

As oxygen therapy became critical in the nation’s fight against coronavirus, the country is having a tough time in making the supply meet the ever-growing demand. The shortages of medical oxygen are becoming increasingly apparent in various states across India. Here’s a look at how these shortfalls can pose severe challenges to India’s fight against COVID-19.

Suicide among doctors is a complex, multi-factorial issue that has been plaguing the nation for several decades. However, the arrival of the pandemic and its adverse effects on one’s mental health has rubbed salt into the wound. Studies from across the globe indicate that suicide rates are higher among doctors than in the general population.

Nutrition and dietary plans have taken a front seat in the healthcare routine of individuals all across the globe. In accordance with this, India celebrates the whole of September as National Nutrition Month. However, the country has grave concerns to address when it comes to nutrition!