In what can be considered as a path-breaking development, The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently announced the conclusion of a six-month exercise of conducting a “whole-genome sequence” of 1,008 Indians. The genome project may result in path-breaking developments in the fight against rare diseases.  The sequencing was done as a part of […]

A government report reveals that there is only one allopathic government doctor for every 10,926 people in India against the WHO’s recommended doctor-population ratio of 1:1000. The report was compiled by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), the National Health Profile, 2019. According to the report, the number of registered allopathic doctors possessing recognised […]

The latest research challenges the notion suggested by a growing body of evidence that inflammation and depression are intimately linked. Their findings appear in the journal Psychological Medicine.  Since the past few years, the idea that inflammation may be what drives and characterizes depression has been gaining more and more ground. For example, in 2015, found […]

In a path-breaking development, researchers moved one step closer to developing a new game-changing vaccine for tuberculosis, the world’s deadliest infectious disease that claimed some 1.5 million lives last year. The scientists have published the final results from a phase 2b trial which showed nearly 50% protection against progression to active TB in The New England […]

Dr KM Cherian is a man who is close to the hearts. Millions of hearts continue to beat because of him. Having performed 40,000+ Surgeries, he is one of the pioneers in the field of cardiac care. Born in 1942, in a family of farmers, he graduated from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and went to […]

A new proof-of-concept study led by researchers from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom suggests that a new drug, called “etokimab,” could be an effective alternative for atopic dermatitis. Their findings appear in the journal Science Translational Medicine, and the researchers thank AnaptysBio, a clinical-stage antibody development company, for funding the small trial. Atopic Dermatitis […]

An indigenously developed point of care diagnostic device is helping the patients get their blood test, blood pressure monitoring and ECG results in a matter of minutes. The device, ‘Healthcube’ was placed among the top four in the telemedicine category in this year’s MedTech Breakthrough Award, premier digital health awards. The device offers a wide […]

Long working hours, no sleep, no breaks! That’s how most of the Indian resident doctors work. The long run of the resident doctors from ward to ward is just similar to that of athletes participating in a marathon. Their battle over the working hours is years old. Often people blame doctors even for a small […]

India has secured a place in a rank list prepared by the International journal Pediatric Critical Care Medicine for doing randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the researches by doctors from across the globe. The doctors of the pediatric department of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, have been ranked among the top […]

While researchers continue their studies on the effectiveness of stem cell therapy in treating diseases, a new case has shown stem cells saving a man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). For the first time, a 26-year-old patient from Lucknow has survived DMD by regularly taking stem cells for the last five years.  Usually, the children […]