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No cut, Nashik woman’s appendix removed from mouth at JJ Hospital

Apr 09,2024 Mumbai: After suffering from lower abdominal pain for the last two months, 32-year-old Nashik resident Dhrusti Bhonsale (pictured) got her inflamed appendix removed in a novel way: from her mouth. Doctors from state-run JJ Hospital didn’t make a single external cut while operating on Bhonsale on April 1, successfully using the NOTES technique […]

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It’s the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s. Why is it off to a slow start?

Apr 13,2024 The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage. Doctors also expect some patients will hesitate to take Leqembi due to its limited impact and potential

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Ensure better quality healthcare service: Former ISRO chairman to budding doctors

Apr 15,2024 Mysuru: Former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation AS Kirankumar on Sunday called upon budding doctors to ensure better quality healthcare services to the people. He was speaking at the 95th graduation ceremony of Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute’s (MMCRI) 2018 batch students at KSOU Convocation Hall here. He asked the students

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India has robust system of documenting births and deaths, say Govt sources on Lancet’s claims

Apr 15,2024 New Delhi: After the medical journal Lancet’s claim on the lack of accuracy and transparency in sharing data on health raised concerns, government sources asserted that India has a robust system of documenting births and deaths under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969, through the Civil Registration System (CRS). “India has

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More than 250 websites selling fake weight-loss drugs reported by anti-counterfeit firm

London: The cybersecurity firm BrandShield has taken down more than 250 websites selling fake versions of popular weight-loss and diabetes drugs in the GLP-1 class, the company’s CEO Yoav Keren told Reuters. BrandShield, which shared this information exclusively with Reuters, said that out of the 279 pharmacy websites the company closed last year for selling

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Crucial role of cashless health insurance in expediting medical treatment during emergencies

Apr 15,2024 Medical emergencies strike without warning, leaving us vulnerable and scrambling for the best course of action. In these moments of crisis, cashless health insurance emerges as a true lifesaver. It removes the immediate financial burden associated with critical medical care, allowing patients to focus on their recovery. The health insurance market has been

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India to consider new drugs bill to regulate imports, manufacturing

Jul 14,2023 New Delhi: India’s lawmakers will consider a new drugs bill next week on rules for importing, manufacturing and selling medicines, according to a parliamentary notice on Thursday, as the country seeks to draw lessons from a deadly cough syrup scandal. India’s “pharmacy of the world” image has suffered some damage after cough syrups

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Direct transmission of deadlier TB in city, finds genome study

Apr 16,2024 Mumbai: A national study of 600 patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) showed that the majority (51 per cent) had advanced disease in which four or more drugs were ineffective, according to a newly published research paper. The study, which was conducted by an IIT Bombay startup, Haystacks Analytics, along with the BMC and

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Free testing of biomarkers for breast & lung cancers at AIIMS

Apr 15,2024 Bhopal: AIIMS Bhopal recently organised a Continuing Medical Education (CME) cum Workshop focusing on biomarker interpretation in Breast Cancer. Funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), ‘DIAMOnDS’ offers free-of-cost testing of biomarkers for breast and lung cancers. AIIMS Bhopal HoD pathology, Dr Vaishali Walke, stressed the crucial role of biomarkers in

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