Human Immuno Virus(HIV) is one of the deadliest viruses. According to the World Health Organization, even now, every year, 4 lakh people die from the HIV virus. Raising hopes for a cure to this deadly virus, researchers claim to have successfully eliminated HIV from the DNA of infected mice for the first time, bringing them […]

For the past seven years, an eye specialist and his eye clinic have been the reason for the joy for many village dwellers of Assam. The modest appearance of the clinic might be deluding at first sight. But once you see the long queue of patients eagerly waiting for their turn, you’ll understand why this […]

The doctors who have completed super-speciality courses in the UK can register in India now. Bringing a huge relief to a large number of doctors who have completed super-speciality courses in the UK, the MCI-BoG has decided to approve their certificate of completion of training (CCT) for registration in the country. India hadn’t granted recognition […]

The Lok Sabha has passed the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to allow a government constituted Board of Governors (BoG) to run the Medical Council of India till September 2020. The government will soon come with a National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill to usher in comprehensive reforms in the medical education […]

The World Health Organisation(WHO) has launched its first guideline on self-care interventions for health. This move was in response to the fact that at least 400 million people worldwide lack access to the most essential health services. By 2035, there will be an estimated shortage of nearly 13 million healthcare workers. Around one in five […]

A baby born after 37 weeks of gestation can now be considered for organ donation. A panel of medical experts has drafted guidelines to address the puzzle over declaring brain deaths in the paediatric age group. According to the proposed rules, a baby born after 37 weeks of gestation can be declared brain dead and […]

Every year on July 1st, India pays its tribute to the doctors across the country for their selfless care and service. It is said that “The presence of the doctor is the beginning of the cure.” No other person can provide the ill with an assurance of hope other than a doctor. From a simple […]

    The medical profession in India is one of the most stressful careers. The increasing patient demand in hospitals and clinics can lead to increased stress among physicians. This over-burden can lead physicians to a state of burnout. Besides the obvious effects on the health and happiness of doctors, physician burnout leads to low-quality patient […]

HIGHLIGHTS: • In young individuals who have shortened sleep, staying up late may be better than getting up early, new research suggests. • This study showed that trimming sleep time in the first half of the night was associated with better performance and mood the next day compared with going to bed early and getting […]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Bremelanotide (Vyleesi) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women as a self administered injection used subcutaneously 45 prior to anticipated sexual activity. THE PROBLEM STATEMENT: HSDD is characterized by low sexual desire that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty and is not […]