health

Cabinet Okays MoUs Between India and Iran in Health and Medicine

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved two MoUs inked between India and Iran on cooperation in the field of health, medicine and traditional systems of...
nicotine

FDA Wants to Reduce the Amount of Nicotine in Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it wants to sharply reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. The idea is to help wean...
Euthanasia

Euthanasia and Living Will: on the Supreme Court’s Verdict

The Supreme Court on last week declared Passive Euthanasia and the right of persons, including the terminally ill, to give advance directives (Living Will) to refuse...
TB

Progress against TB in SE Asian region to have major impact globally: WHO Chief

WHO members nations pledged to ramp up efforts to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030. WHO said tuberculosis was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite...
tuberculosis

Health Organisations Write to Narendra Modi, Seek Compulsory Licences For Tuberculosis Drugs

Six health organisations and survivors of drug-resistant tuberculosis, health organisations and the TB community have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow issuance...
kala azar

India Misses Kala Azar Elimination Deadline

India has missed the deadline of December 2017 of eliminating Kala Azar (Black fever or Dum Dum fever). In 2017 budget speech, the Finance Minister...
National Family Health Survey 4

National Family Health Survey 4 – Lack of Education Robs Women of Reproductive Control

Recently the fourth round of the National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS-4) report on the variations in the total fertility rate (TFR) of different...
National Medical Commission Bill

All You Need to Know About National Medical Commission Bill

On December 29, 2017, Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda introduced the National Medical Commission Bill in the Lok Sabha, the bill...
National Health Protection Scheme

GOI Launches Flagship National Health Protection Scheme

Finance Minister in his budget speech announced world largest government funded healthcare scheme - National Health Protection scheme (NHPS) He said "India cannot realize it...
Depression

NAMS 2017 Position Statement Updates Guidelines for Hormone Therapy Use

A new position statement on the use of hormone therapy (HT) for menopausal and postmenopausal women from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has...