Health

Union Health Minister J P Nadda

22 new AIIMS coming up across the country: Nadda

Indian News       Aug 25, 2018

  BHUBANESWAR: Union Health Minister J P Nadda today said 22 new AIIMS are coming up across the country and admitted that there was a shortage of skilled human resource in the health sector.   He also said ensuring the highest standards of medical education was a...

No amount of alcohol is safe, health experts warn

Facts       Aug 23, 2018

A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol.   The global study, which claims to be the most comprehensive of its kind, pours cold water on previous reports that espouse the protective effects of alcohol under some conditions.   The study, part...

IRDAI asks insurers to cover mental illness

Indian News       Aug 16, 2018

  Hyderabad: In a bid to comply with the provisions of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, the insurance regulator IRDAI has asked all insurance companies asked all the insurers to provide medical insurance for treatment of mental illness from immediate effect.     The IRDAI order issued on...

Modicare: Govt's ambitious healthcare scheme to be launched on September 25

Indian News       Aug 15, 2018

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that his government will launch an ambitious healthcare scheme on September 25 this year which will benefit 50 crore citizens of the country. In his last Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort ahead...

Pune most livable followed by Navi Mumbai, Rampur in UP is is the worst

Indian News       Aug 13, 2018

  NEW DELHI: Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai from Maharashtra were ranked today India's three most livable places on the government's inaugural 'Ease of Living Index', where the national capital came at 65th place out of total 111 cities.   Rampur in Uttar Pradesh figured at...

2nd Chinese Manufacturer Makes Tainted, Carcinogenic Heart Drug: EU

International News       Aug 11, 2018

  The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Friday that a second Chinese contract manufacturer, Zhejiang Tianyu, had produced a common blood pressure and heart drug with an impurity that could cause cancer.   The alarm over the valsartan drug was first raised in July, prompting a...

US court weighs Cancer claims against Monsanto’s Roundup

International News       Aug 08, 2018

A trial in the US, a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer and will go to a California jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.   Groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson is one of...

Modicare:OIC bags Guj & Daman, Raligare gets Chhatishgarh   

Indian News       Aug 07, 2018

  New Delhi: After Nagaland, two more states, Gujarat,Chattishgarh and union territory Daman & Diu have finalised their mode of  participation in the National Health Protection Mission(NHPM).   Gujarat,and Chattishgarh, which have chosen hybrid model- mix of Trust and Insurance coverage of Rs 50,000- have chosen their...

Around 10,000 jobs to be created under National Health Protection Scheme

Indian News       Aug 05, 2018

  New Delhi:  At least 10,000 new jobs will be created with the implementation of the Centre's ambitious Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), which aims to provide a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family annually to 10 crore poor families, according to a government...

Concerns mount over Data Privacy Guidelines set by Genetic-Testing companies

Articles       Aug 04, 2018

  Genetic-testing companies that have decoded the DNA of millions just introduced new guidelines to protect data privacy.   But those best practices failed to address a major concern: what happens to customers’ data that is shared for research with pharmaceutical giants, academics and others, often for...