To bring down prices for medicines for critical disease like – cancer, HIV and diabetes the government revised the national list of essential medicines (NLEM) to add 106 more frequently prescribed drugs and remove 70 others which are not prescribed frequently.The move following recommendations from a core committee formed by the health ministry is expected to […]

‘Mini livers in a lab’ sounds like a scene from a childhood cartoon show. However, These imaginary ‘mini livers in a lab’ have been brought to life by a team of scientists from Pandorum, an Indian start up company based in Bangalore when they have successfully developed India’s first artificial human liver tissue in a […]

BMC corporators in Maharashtra are in no mood to shell out a single rupee from their pockets. After demanding high end laptops and android mobile phones, AC cars and an increased honarorium from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 25,000. Their latest and most atrocious demand – free medical treatment ! The argument placed by corporators is […]

Most mothers cherish the moment they hold their new baby in their arms for the first time. But for Jody Robson, a rare neurological disorder robbed her of this precious occasion. The 24-year-old has no recollection of the birth of her first son because she was in a trance-like state. She believes she has Kleine Levin Syndrome, […]

Doctor Raymond Grandon (MD) is 96 years old and continues to actively practice medicine in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – U.S. At the end of 2015 he will be retiring, but before that here’s a look at the years he spent as a medico and the impact he had as a doctor, teacher and leader. On Feb 19, […]

Doctors at Hindu Rao Hospital in North Delhi have gone on an indefinite strike over non-payment of salaries for the past 3 months!  Hindu Rao Hospital that caters to over 1,000 out patients daily is one of 6 hospitals run by the North Delhi corporation which is facing a deficit of Rs 300 crores. This […]

A new framework to eliminate human rabies and save tens of thousands of lives each year has been launched today by WHO, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Alliance for the Control of Rabies (GARC). The framework calls for 3 key […]

India needs a standardized unified healthcare system, to reduce the gap between the ‘quality’ of healthcare the rich and the poor are getting. Bihar People’s Health Movement and National Sample Survey have come across shocking data such as – average cost per admission at a government hospital costs 7 times the monthly income, instances of ghost […]

The breakthrough invention of a ‘super condom’ was achieved by a team of researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Irma Lerma Rangel College. The research team was headed by an Indian American researcher, Professor Mahua Choudhury. This invention has opened an innovative way to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS by killing […]