A study published in the Lancet hints that the world may be able to eradicate malaria within the next 30 years. “Malaria, one of the most ancient and deadly diseases of humankind, can and should be eradicated before the middle of the 21st century,” reads the report. The study found that more than half of […]

Every year, a huge number of people lose their lives to suicide. This number is higher than the deaths caused by war and road accidents! Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day—a day dedicated to raising awareness of the risks of suicide and the challenges faced when trying to prevent death by suicide. The […]

Typhoid is one of the most common endemics in India. Now, recent research has shown that there is a need for a strict policy of antibiotic use and to devise and use more accurate diagnostic methodologies for typhoid, to be followed by the medical fraternity. Typhoid cases are on the rise and children, especially those […]

For the first time in the world, scientists in Japan have treated a damaged cornea with the help of induced pluripotent stem cells. They have created the induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells by reprogramming adult cells. The surgeon who conducted the procedure says that the vision of the patient has improved after the procedure. Ophthalmologist […]

A renowned neurosurgeon has claimed that stem cell therapy can be used for treating autistic children with intellectual disability. This discovery could be a ray of hope for such children, through which they can improve their condition. Dr Alok Sharma, LTM Medical College’s head of neurosurgery claimed that he had treated an 18-year-old autistic boy […]

A 74-year-old woman from Andhra Pradesh might have become the oldest ever to give birth after delivering twin girls on Thursday. The woman, Erramatti Mangayamma was able to conceive through IVF and delivered the twin girls via cesarean section in a private hospital in Guntur. According to the Times of India report, Mangayamma had married […]

Away from the hustles of crowded cities of Maharashtra, there exists a government hospital with only one doctor. Situated in Nandarbur, the northern tribal district of Maharashtra, the Dhadgaon Rural Hospital has only one doctor and ten Nurses. The only doctor left in the hospital, Dr Santhosh Parmar, MD in gynaecology manages everything in the […]

The doctors at Delhi AIIMS Trauma Centre has found an unusual complication on a patient recently. The 37-year-old patient with a broken hip who had undergone multiple surgeries has suffered serious damage to the heart muscles. The doctors say this was due to the increased toxicity after the use of a cobalt-chromium implant in revision […]

The researchers at Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) in Lucknow have recently found that certain leprosy drugs might help treat myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Clinical Researcher Sabyasachi Sanyal at CDRI in collaboration with clinical haematology department of King George’s Medical University screened FDA-approved drugs in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) cells and found that […]

The government has decided to make it mandatory for all medical colleges to have emergency medicine department by 2022. This initiative aims at improving the trauma care of the country. V K Paul, the Board of Governors chairman said that they want to develop a cadre of emergency medicine specialists so that one doesn’t have […]