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About 11 per cent of drugs in poor countries are fake: WHO
The World Health Organization says about 11 per cent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like...
World running out of antibiotics, WHO warns
Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said. Most of the drugs...
Pregnant women with Hepatitis C have 90% chance of infecting their newborn
The parents of 31-year-old Naina Bharali are worried since their only daughter has been diagnosed with cirrhosis (liver cancer) -- caused by the Hepatitis C virus. She is four months pregnant and...
Malaria to be eliminated from 15 states by 2020: Official
There has been a progressive decline in the number of cases of malaria and deaths due to it and the disease is likely to be eliminated from at least 15 states in another three years, according to the...
World AIDS Day: Durex launches "Umbrella with Raindrops" as the unofficial Safe Sex Emoji
Ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1, a worldwide poll done asking the public which emoji should be closely associated with safe sex, the Open Umbrella with Raindrops has been finalized and launched...
Is Sex Just Another Tool To Propagate Patriarchy?
"Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power." ~ Oscar Wilde When the second wave of feminism grew powerful in America in the 1960s , an essay by Carol Hanisch called "The...
No More Wombs On Rent In India
First Farah Khan, then Sharukh Khan and recently Tushar Kapoor were among the various famous stars who set a trend to let the world know about IVF surrogacy or InVitro Fertilization. Well, this...
Mumbai Kidney Racket busted
Another batch of doctors passed out after taking their oath. While all the young doctors sincerely take the oath and wish to be successful some doctors in the country are becoming the reason why...
High Time India Sheds its Inhibitions about Sex
Sex...Pregnancy...Masturbation...Periods ...Blood...Vagina...Clitoris....Penis... Testicles...Tubectomy... Vasectomy...Condoms ...Contraceptives Did these phrases evoke disgust? Did your face turn...
NEET- Single Medical Entrance Test, Bill Passed in Lok Sabha
My friend wanted to be a doctor and I remember how she dreaded all the entrance exams. She had to sit for different exams for the medical and dental courses and then again, other exams for the...
Device that Makes Your Pregnant Life Easier
Polish scientists have developed a portable device enabling pregnant women to examine the state of their baby, including its heart rate, early detection of placenta abruption, baby's hypoxia or being...
India Among 5 countries That Will See High Under-5 Deaths: UN
India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo and Angola will account for more than half of global under-five deaths by 2030, according to a UN report which said 69 million children below five will die in the next...
Why Water Is Considered As Basic Unit Of Life?
A new study has explained that why water is considered as the basic unit of life and why life is not possible without it. The Ohio State University lead researcher Dongping Zhong called the study a '...
New Sperm Sorting Device Can Help Infertile Couples
Researchers have developed a new device that can sort the best sperm out of millions in just half an hour for their use in assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilisation. The...
What Makes An Autistic Person Happy?
Today, we can gladly tell you that humanity is not dead. Over a weak ago, a Massachusetts woman hoped to surprise her autistic cousin on her birthday. And, she could! Thanks to 5000 Samaritans who...
New Drug To Prevent Migraine May Start Working In Days
A new drug to prevent migraine was associated with fewer headache hours for people with chronic migraine within three to seven days after the first injection, according to a study published in the...
Luring The Poor To Sell Their Organs!
Medication at a private hospital is getting expensive with each passing day, but people still don’t mind it when they know they can trust the hospital. The belief that people have in the doctors and...
No Smoking! Blanket Ban On Smoking Scenes In Films
Striking a fresh controversy, the Indian Medical Association has demanded a blanket ban on smoking scenes in films. The association said that the caption cautioning viewers about the effect of...
The Only Way for Admission into MBBS or BDS- NEET
From now on, there will be only one common entrance test for MBBS and BDS aspirants - National eligibility cum entrance test (NEET). Putting an end to all the confusion, the Supreme Court on Monday...
Will Pictorial Warnings Stop People From Smoking?
I stood in the lobby, looking at patients being wheeled in and out of the operation theatre, while my father was being operated inside. I stood there waiting for dad to come out. My future was...
Heavy Smartphone Use Can Make Your Kid Cross-Eyed
A team of South Korean doctors has found a link between excessive smartphone use and an eye condition in children before the age of five. According to a Telegraph report, doctors at Chonnam National...
Here’s How to Make Love 'Safely'
There is nothing more intimate than having sex with your partner. But has the fear taken over your excitement ? With several people knowingly or unknowingly indulging in high risk sexual activities,...
14-year-old Boy Left Blinded After e-cigarette Explodes at Brooklyn Mall
A 14-year-old has been blinded in one eye and potentially faces permanent damage to his hands after allegedly testing an e-cigarette at a mall kiosk in Brooklyn, New York. The latest in a string of...
'One Fifth Of The Population To Turn Obese By 2025'
With the world witnessing a shift to a carbohydrate rich diet, the premier medical journal, The Lancet, published a report called ‘Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014’...
Potatoes, Tomatoes Help In Keeping Sweat At Bay
With summer around the corner, sweat is a major problem and it is just no fun. Though it is a natural phenomenon, it can be quite embarrassing and problematic when you are out with someone or have to...
Delhi Does It First: Launches HPV Vaccine To Fight Cervical Cancer
Things you need to know about the HPV vaccine • The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV- a group of 150 viruses) vaccine is recommended to girls from 9-13 years old. It is preventive in nature and not...
ALERT! Your Favourite Baby Product Might Give You Cancer
We've all grown up using Johnson & Johnson's baby products. Right after our bath, our mothers would lay us on bed and use a powder puff to generously brush a layer of Johnson & Johnson's baby...
Jaundice Outbreak In Haryana: Himachal High Court Asks PGIMER For A Report
The Himachal Pradesh High Court after its hearing on the Jaundice outbreak reserved its order on Tuesday and has asked the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) to submit...
Inside The World's Fourth Greatest Killer's Mind
If you are under stress, tired and exhausted, taking a walk outside, to get some fresh air would not be a good idea. Especially in countries like India and China that lose 3 million lives, out of the...
India Records Another Rare Case Of Skeleton Abnormality- Polymelia
A rare congenital occurrence of one or more than one limb in a human’s body or that of an animal is called Polymelia. This is one of the rarest genetic diseases, found mostly in Asian countries. With...
This V-Day, Gift 'Good Health' to Family, Friends
Roses, chocolates or jewellery are cliche. How about gifting "good health" to family and friends this Valentine's Day -- that too, starting at Rs.49? Thanks to PlanMyMedicalTrip.com, a host of...
Simple Blood Test May Spot 5 Types Of Cancers: Study
A simple blood test may be used to diagnose five types of cancers - colon, lung, breast, stomach and womb - at early stages, scientists say. Researchers from National Institute of Health (NIH) in US...
French Drug Trial Leaves One Dead
A man died and three may have suffered irreversible brain damage, after a drug trial went wrong in France . The deceased, who was brain-dead, was being treated in Rennes University Hospital along...
Gonorrhoea Could Become Untreatable, Says Chief Medic
Gonorrhoea is at risk of becoming an untreatable disease, England’s chief medical officer has said. Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct...
Attackers Shift Sights From Retail to Health Care in 2015
During the holiday season just a few years ago, major retailers were in a panic responding to countless attacks from cybercriminals targeting their highly coveted customer credit card information. It...
How Pharma can win in a Digital World
The digital revolution continues to transform healthcare fundamentally, and many people believe that a tipping point is finally within reach. In 2014, digital health investments topped $6.5 billion,...
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