MEDICINE

  • 'Women were lured to sterilisation camp with promise of money' November 16, 2014

    Bilaspur: The husband of a Baiga tribe woman who died after undergoing tubectomy at a government-organised sterilisation camp in Bilaspur district alleged that health workers put pressure on them and also held out a promise of money for consenting to the operation. "Auxillary nurse-midwives and mitanins (women health workers) told the...
  • Sterilisation deaths in Bilaspur expose India's struggle with faulty drugs November 15, 2014

    Bilaspur: The recent deaths of 15 people linked to a small pharmaceutical factory in Raipur have highlighted how easily adulterated drugs can enter the country's huge healthcare system. Experts say the government is underestimating the scale of the problem, hampering efforts to rein in abuses in one of the world's biggest...
  • Centre to set up new drugs regulator for traditional medicines November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India is seeking to increase sales of its ayurvedic and other traditional therapies in the estimated $100 billion global market for alternative medicine and plans to set up a new quality control regulator, the government said on Thursday. Ayurveda is an ancient health system that includes medicines, meditation, exercise...
  • Mamata Banerjee blames Centre for increasing medicine prices October 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Centre for increasing the prices of medicines, specially those of cancer and diabetes. "The Centre has suddenly increased the prices. Cancer medicines which was earlier available at Rs 7,000-8,000 now costs a lakh. Every house has one patient of diabetes but the prices...
  • Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months October 21, 2014

    New York: Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just 18 months, said a study. Different patterns of behaviour at 18 months may be predictive of ASD later on, the findings showed. "Our research suggests that approximately half the...
  • Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung inaugurates anti-TB campaign October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung inaugurated the '65th State Level TB Seal Sale Campaign' here, appealing to Delhiites to come forward and join it for prevention and control of tuberculosis. "Tuberculosis continues to be a major public health challenge which requires greater attention being paid to disseminating widespread information about...
  • Mosers, the fourth couple to win a Nobel jointly; the first, Marie and Pierre Curie October 6, 2014

    Stockholm: Norwegian couple Mary-Britt Moser and her husband Edvard I Moser was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine this year, along with British-American scientist John O Keefe, for discovering an 'inner GPS, in the brain,' that prompts navigational activity in all creatures. Mary-Britt Moser and Edvard I Moser...
  • Why John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser got Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine October 6, 2014

    Stockholm: US-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian married couple May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering the brain's positioning system. O'Keefe, of University College London, discovered the first component of this positioning system in 1971 when he found that a certain type of...
  • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard I Moser October 6, 2014

    Stockholm: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 was awarded with one half to John O'Keefe and the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. This "inner GPS" helps explain how the brain creates...
  • India caps prices of 36 more drugs: government source September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: India has capped the prices of 36 drugs, including those used to treat infections and diabetes, in its latest move to make essential medicines more affordable, a senior official of the country's drug pricing authority said on Friday. The medicines join the 348 drugs deemed essential and that are therefore...
  • J&K floods: Doctors at Srinagar running short of medicines September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: "Do you have some insulin, I need it badly. My mother who is a diabetic has not had her insulin shot for six days and she badly needs some right now," a desperate looking man in his thirties asked SSB doctors at a camp. A doctor replied in negative and the...
  • Health Ministry joins relief efforts in Jammu and Kashmir September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has joined relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir by sending over 1000 tonnes of medicines, waterpurifying plants and teams of doctors and experts to the floodravaged state. A 20member clinical team comprising physicians, pediatricians and reproductive health specialists have been deployed in Srinagar, an official...
  • J&K: Two Air India flights sent to help in rescue operations, says Aviation Minister September 9, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that two Air India flights had been sent to Srinagar to help in the relief work. "Flights are carrying medicine and relief material to the valley. Private sector coming forward to assist in humanitarian work," said Raju. ...
  • First medicinal marijuana farm approved in Chile September 9, 2014

    Santiago: The Chilean authorities have approved the first marijuana farm in the capital city of Santiago, but only for medicinal and research purposes. The initiative, presented May 23 before Chile's Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), was to produce cannabis oil for use in the treatment of cancer patients. In Chile, marijuana use...
  • India faces acute shortage of cancer specialists, only one doctor available for every 2,500 patients September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Every year nearly 5,00,000 people die of cancer in India, but there are only 1,600 cancer specialists in the country, according to the alarming statistics coming from the Union Health Ministry. What's worse is that a 20 per cent surge in cancer cases is expected by the end of...
  • Ayurvedic medical college recognition cancelled by Central Council of Indian Medicine August 6, 2014

    A medical college in Muzaffarnagarhad its recognition cancelled by Central Council of Indian Medicine due to inadequate facilities in the institution, following which seven professors and 49 medical students have been shifted to various government medical colleges in the state. A Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) team visited Swami Kalyan...
  • Save Arian: US pharma firm to provide drugs to the Hunter Syndrome patient for life August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: It is a victory for the CNNIBN and change.org Save Arian campaign and great news for the 12yearold boy Arian who suffers from the rare genetic disorder called Hunter's syndrome. The US pharmaceutical company that manufactures the expensive drug used to treat the disorder has agreed to provide...
  • Gehlot's free medicine scheme won't be stopped: Health minister July 30, 2014

    The state government on Wednesday assured the House that the Chief Minister Free Medicine Scheme launched by the previous dispensation in governmentrun hospitals would not be closed but would be linked with a health insurance scheme. Health Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore categorically rejected the supplementary questions of Opposition Congress MLA, Pradhyuman...
  • Government mulls bringing cancer, AIDS drugs under price control May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Drug prices regulator NPPA is looking at bringing medicines used for treating diseases such as cancer, AIDS and malaria under the price control mechanism. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority met recently to consider ways of bringing medicines, which are not covered by the list of essential drugs, under...
  • Will try to bring down drug prices by 2540 per cent: Ananth Kumar May 28, 2014

    Fertiliser and Chemicals Minister Ananth Kumar on Wednesday said he will talk to pharmaceutical companies and try to bring down prices of essential drugs by 2540 per cent. Taking charge of the ministry, which has Department of Pharmaceuticals under its ambit, Kumar said the government is already working to bring down...
  • Highest number of newborns die in India annually May 20, 2014

    London: More than seven lakh newborn babies die in India every year, the highest number of such deaths globally, a new study has claimed. Each year 5.5 million babies enter and leave the world without being recorded and one in three newborns over 45 million babies do not...
  • CJ follow-up: No improvement in the condition of Alwar hospital February 23, 2014

    CJ Samar Gupta had filed a report exposing the lack of basic medical facilities in a government run hospital in his hometown of Alwar in Rajasthan. Two years later, Samar followed up on his story only to find that the condition has only become worse. ...
  • Bioscience incubator to be launched in Bangalore soon February 17, 2014

    Bangalore: In heartening news for science researchers, an exclusive bioscience incubator is all set to be launched in Bangalore. It is a highend expensive equipment, but needed for a capital intensive sector like research in biotechnology, be it making medicines, medical equipment or new techniques for agriculture. The bioscience lab run...
  • I took medicines made from Tiger bones: Jackie Chan February 16, 2014

    Hollywood Actor Jackie Chan recently stated that he used medicines derived from Tiger bones to try to soothe his muscles when he practiced martial arts but said they never worked. In an interview, Jackie Chan said that it was a myth that animal products can be used as cures. He...
  • Ambulance hijacked with sleeping worker inside February 10, 2014

    Albuquerque: Authorities say an Albuquerque ambulance worker catching some sleep in the back of his vehicle woke up to find himself the victim of a carjacking. Police have arrested a man and a woman accused of driving off in the ambulance around 3am Saturday while it was parked outside Lovelace Medical...
  • If humans spoke the way internet headlines are written February 5, 2014

    The age of Internet headlines is here. If you are a copy writer you would appreciate the agony of testing 15 headlines to see which one would work. Hugely popular media sources like Upworthy and Buzzfeed have raised the bar of how an internet headline should be written to make...
  • Preliminary probe into Jharkhand medicine 'scam' begins February 1, 2014

    The Vigilance Bureau has begun a preliminary investigation into a Rs 1,800 crore medicine scamin Jharkhand. An FIR would be lodged after the preliminary investigation was complete, Additional Director General of Police Niraj Sinha said on Saturday. The investigation was ordered by Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday on the utilisation of...
  • WB: Mamata Banerjee announces free medicine, diagnostic services in hospitals January 4, 2014

    The West Bengal government on Saturday announced that it will provide free medicine and diagnostic services in its hospitals and health centres to benefit a large section of people dependent on state healthcare. "Henceforth, all vital and essential medicines and all available diagnostic services (except those run on PPP mode) will...
  • Vardhman Pharmaceuticals under scanner for producing spurious drugs October 16, 2013

    Shimla: Vardhaman Pharmaceuticals, a private company in Himachal Pradesh, is under scanner for producing spurious drugs. CNNIBN has accessed details showing how the company is producing spurious drugs. The licence of Vardhaman Pharmaceuticals lapsed in 2009. The company manufactured fake drugs and labelled them with the government supply stickers. These fake...
  • Fire In The Blood: Why this documentary is so important October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Dylan Mohan Gray's hard hitting documentary 'Fire In The Blood' has generated a good buzz throughout the globe. Now, the film has been released in India and is receiving rave reviews. Dylan speaks about the struggle and the wide canvas he covered during the research for 'Fire In...