The abortion petition for the 13 year old rape victim in Mumbai is expected to be filed this week. Many doctors have already voiced their opinion that more importance should be given to the victim’s life than the foetus, reports The Hindu. ‘Carrying baby to full term may be riskier for minor’ The recent case […]

Doctors now have a new sign to represent their profession. The symbol- just a minor variation of the previous red plus was chosen by the Indian Medical Association(IMA). The reason for the change is that the previous symbol is a patented sign for the International Committee of Red Cross(ICRC). Also, it’s protected under the Geneva […]

Dr Jack Preger has been working to serve the poor who live on the streets of Kolkata for decades. He is also someone who has fought child trafficking- something that has brought him a fair amount of suffering. For his selfless contribution, the 86 year old was awarded the ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ award at […]

Badrilal Meena of Rajasthan is someone who could well be called a human pin cushion. He is a 56 year old railway employee. But what’s baffling the doctors is the fact that he has 75 stationery pins embedded deep under the skin of his neck, legs, forearms. The curious fact is that no visible marks […]

A study conducted across India found that over 50% of Indian physicians have uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure even though they take hypertensive medicines, due to high stress levels. In India, hypertension is among the most common lifestyle disease. One in three Indian adults suffer from it. The study shows that it’s equally widespread […]

The Prime Minister’s push for a law which mandates doctors to prescribe medicines with generic names rather than brands hasn’t gone down well with a vast majority of doctors. A study which surveyed doctors across India shows that an overwhelming 73% oppose the decision. Their main concerns were regarding the quality of the drugs available. […]

The inmates of the Yerawada jail in Pune soon won’t have to go to the Sassoon General Hospital for their check-up. The doctors of the hospital would treat them through a telemedicine facility that will soon be launched, as per Dr Ajay Chandanwale, the Dean of B J Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital. Through […]

Arjun was brought to the Bahraich district hospital in Uttar Pradesh when he was 4 years old. That was in 2008. Now, the boy is 13 years old. However, he’s still in the hospital campus, earning him the moniker ‘the son of the hospital’! It’s said that Arjun shares a special relationship with the hospital […]

The medical fraternity of India could take pride in the Pune doctors who improved the hand mobility of a three year old girl using surgery. The girl, from Iraq was born without thumbs. Living with four fingers in both hands, she had only limited ability to hold objects. The procedure was done at the Inamdar […]

A 14 month old Iraqi child who had disfigured face successfully underwent a high-risk skull reconstruction surgery in a hospital in Delhi. It’s said that the kid is recuperating well. The surgery has once again revealed Indian medical fraternity’s prowess in the global medical field. The boy had to spend his first year with a […]