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  • New law to regulate biomedical, health research

    September 15, 2013 12:11 PM 13

    New Delhi: In the absence of any law to deal with biomedical and health research, government has decided to regulate all such activities in medical colleges, universities, hospitals and public and private organisations. The Ministry of Health has proposed the Biomedical and Health Research Bill to ensure ethical research in all institutions with proper

  • Allow morphine as pain-killer, say doctors

    September 6, 2013 9:27 AM 12

    New Delhi: A fight has been going on for two decades to help patients dealing with excruciating pain as they have been denied access to a simple, pain relief, cost-effective drug morphine because of a stringent Act. The proposed amendments to the 1985 Narcostics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, pending in Parliament, will make a world of difference

  • Coronavirus death reported in Qatar

    September 5, 2013 6:00 AM 11

    Doha: The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) in Qatar has announced the death of a patient infected with Coronavirus. A 56-year-old Qatari woman, who was battling several health complications after being infected with the virus, died after she was admitted to the intensive care unit at Hamad General Hospital Aug 23, the SCH said Tuesday. Tests conducted

  • To live and die with dignity, we need Morphine at Hospitals

    September 4, 2013 7:02 AM 13

    A million people with cancer and many millions more with other incurable diseases are in agonizing pain in India due to the lack of availability of morphine and other Opioid medicines (An Opioid is any psychoactive chemical that resembles morphine in its pharmacological effects). - The WHO has recognized palliative care as an integral and essential part of comprehensive

  • Life expectancy gap growing between rich, poor women, says WHO

    September 2, 2013 8:07 AM 7

    Geneva: Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing and could worsen without better detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. A WHO study, one of the first to analyse the causes of death of older women, found that in wealthier

  • Experts ask users to curb overuse of mobile phones

    August 30, 2013 2:32 PM 7

    Experts at a panel discussion have warned against excessive use of mobile phones, with some saying that "living close to mobile tower is like being in a life size microwave." At a panel discussion, held here yesterday, the experts touched upon various forms of radiation, with a special focus on mobile phone radiation. They dwelt on effects that mobile

  • Young women who drink alcohol at greater risk of breast cancer

    August 29, 2013 12:26 PM 9

    Washington: The more alcohol a young woman drinks before motherhood, the greater her risk of future breast cancer, a new study has warned. If a female averages a drink per day between her first period and her first full-term pregnancy, she increases her risk of breast cancer by 13 per cent, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine

  • Maharashtra: Hospitals miles away, Jawahar kids die of malnutrition

    August 13, 2013 4:49 AM 6

    Mumbai: Forty eight per cent children in India suffer from malnutrition. In Jawahar, Maharashtra, women have to walk for almost 3 hours while carrying their toddlers to reach the nearest hospital which is 12 kms from their village. Manjula Wagh, is among thousands of Maharashtra's tribal women who fear their child could be malnourished. "There are no medical

  • Evidence against Ranbaxy likely to be furnished in SC

    August 12, 2013 3:30 AM 7

    New Delhi: Evidence in a case against Ranbaxy is likely to be furnished in the Supreme Court on Monday. Earlier in August, the Supreme Court while replying to a petition seeking cancellation of Ranbaxy's manufacturing licence had said that the petitioner can file the documents to prove that the company sold adulterated drugs. The Supreme Court had on June 25 dismissed

  • North India has maximum doctors in India: Survey

    July 31, 2013 9:00 AM 7

    New Delhi: North India has the highest number of doctors in the country while the eastern region has the least, highlighting disparity in access to healthcare, according to a survey by market research firm IMS Health. According to IMS Health Physician and Chemist Census, while North India accounts for 31 per cent of doctors in the country, South and West India