The government has ordered a ban to the online sales of medicines until draft regulations regarding e-pharmacies are formed and issued. The drugs controller general of India (DCGI) V.G. Somani directed all states and Union territories to prohibit the sale of medicines through unlicensed online platforms. As per the paper quoted by the Central Drugs […]

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has drafted guidelines for doctors to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a patient with cardiac arrest. The position paper drafted by ICMR on ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR)’ with the help of a multi-disciplinary team of experts, would act as a guide for treating physicians to make the […]

Chennai doctors performed simultaneous risky surgeries to save a 70-year-old Burmese-Tamil woman. Ten months ago, Hla Hla Sein Sakinar, a Burmese woman of Tamil origin, first went to the doctor in her hometown of Yangon in Myanmar. But she never thought her journey to recovery would bring her back to the land of her ancestors. […]

Medical surgeries have seen several advancements over the years. But, despite the medical and surgical advances in the field of knee surgery, the normal practice for fractures or tears in the ligament, calcification or filling of water, has been an open surgery. To overcome this, Bengaluru-based doctor Dr Chandrashekar P, Senior Consultant and head of […]

HIV in crowded prisons is still a crisis. The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) has asked the additional director general of police, prisons and an expert committee to submit reports on health conditions of Arthur Road and Byculla jails, focusing on inmates suffering from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and HIV-TB. Activist Nadeem Divekar, who […]

The Medical Council of India database on the medical faculty seems unlikely to be true. If the MCI database is to be believed, more than 60% of all post-graduate doctors are teachers in medical colleges. But, the faculty norms suggest there would at best be about one lakh doctors working as faculty, with about 550 […]

In what can be considered as a rare incident, a lick from dog led a 63-year-old man to his death. A recent medical case study published in the European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine details how an otherwise healthy man died within weeks of being infected with bacteria in his dog’s saliva. The […]

The government’s proposal to cap trade margins for all medicines outside price control at 30% has been agreed by the domestic drug industries and trade. This move will reduce the prices of nearly 80% of formulations. The drug pricing regulator, pharma lobby groups and industry associations have reached in an agreement regarding the price control […]

Indian doctors have removed a giant kidney as much big as two newborn babies out of a man with a life-threatening genetic condition. It’s believed to be the largest kidney ever removed in India weighing 7.4kg. The 56-year-old patient, suffering from autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, underwent the two-hour operation at the Sir Ganga Ram […]

Shaking your head to remove water from ears to prevent blockage is an instinctive and understandable reaction. But a recent study shows that you shouldn’t do that. The study points out there could potentially be serious health risks that result from violently shaking your head, especially for small children. Researchers at Cornell University and Virginia […]