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 […]

The ministries of home affairs and law and justice have asked the health ministry to revisit some of the provisions in draft legislation that seeks to check violence against medical professionals citing certain ambiguities and loopholes. During an inter-ministerial consultation, the ministry observed that while as a general rule, a non-bailable offence carries a term […]

To bring uniformity in their user charges, the Health Ministry has directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi to review the user fees for its patients and prepare a model rate-chart which can be replicated in all six such premier institutes across the country. A senior Health Ministry official said that the […]

Most of the people living in our country might be directed to take antibiotics even for basic ailments, like the common cold, headache, fever etc, right? WHO has identified Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR) as one among the ten threats to global health in 2019. Antibiotic resistance is, of course, a threat to the global level, but nowhere […]

The medical education regulator of the country has recommended the Union Ministry to cap the fee of MBBS course in the private medical colleges. If the Union Health Ministry accepts the recommendation, the fee will be capped around 8 lakh per year. The Medical Council of India-Board of Governors (BoG) based its recommendations on an […]

TodayThe world’s largest study on babies with brain injuries has been launched in India to help prevent epilepsy. Leading experts from the UK and Indian universities will conduct the study. To try and reduce the number of epilepsy cases following perinatal brain injury, the Imperial College, London will lead the Prevention of Epilepsy by reducing […]

Low rates and delayed payments are forcing several associations of doctors, hospitals and nursing homes have threatened to stop the cashless treatment of millions of beneficiaries under the central government’s medical care schemes for its employees, pensioners and their families. The warning comes as bills worth at least ₹1,000 crores under schemes like the Central […]

The district hospitals can foresee delivering improved medical services soon. The board of governors of the Medical Council of India has agreed to launch a district residency programme from the current academic session. With the implementation of this, PG medicos across the country will have to compulsorily serve in a designated district hospital for three months. […]

The world’s first injectable male contraceptive is getting ready to make its launch soon. The Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) has completed the clinical trials of the world’s first male contraceptive. It has been sent to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for approval, according to researchers involved in the project. The contraceptive is […]

India is one of the countries which has the highest incidence of TB in the world, leading to an over 60% reduction in usage of the medicine. Now, to curb the existing scenario, a new, simple and more affordable treatment for latent tuberculosis are on the way! A Mumbai-based pharma company Macleods pharma is all set to become […]