Price caps on Medical Devices : India rejects US request

New Delhi:  India has told the United States it won’t abstain from capping prices for more medical devices, regardless of pressure to rethink its stance after price controls on heart stents and knee implants spoilt the market for some U.S. firms, sources familiar with the matter said. India’s drug pricing authority is also pushing to […]

President Signs Ordinance Seeking Death Penalty for Rape of Children

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind signed an ordinance to pave way for providing stringent punishment, including the death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The Union Cabinet Saturday approved the ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping girls under 12 years. […]

India absent from Malaria Summit in London

New Delhi: India was conspicuous by its absence from the Malaria Summit in London alongside the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) despite having the third largest malaria cases in the world after Congo and Nigeria. “India did not have a representative to participate in the summit,” said the MSL Group, the communications partner […]

PM calls on citizens to take lead for TB-free world

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens and organisations to take a lead in the movement to end the disease. “In the spirit of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day theme of ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world’, I urge citizens and organisations to take the lead in […]

Transplanting a special type of neuron to treat Alzheimer’s disease; Study

San Francisco: Like a great orchestra, your brain relies on the perfect coordination of many elements to function properly. And if one of those elements is out of sync, it affects the entire ensemble. In Alzheimer’s disease, for instance, damage to specific neurons can alter brainwave rhythms and cause a loss of cognitive functions. One […]

Diabetes: Study proposes five types, not two

Malmo: Adults with diabetes could benefit from better treatment if the condition was categorized into five types, rather than just two. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers say that diabetes should be categorized into five types, rather than two. The research was led by Prof. […]

Trump Admin focus on mental health after school shooting

Chicago: Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.”The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense,” said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago’s Rush University Medical College. “The vast majority of gun violence […]