HEALTH

Prescribe only generic drugs or face action: MCI

AMN The Medical Council of India, MCI, has issued a public notice to all physicians to prescribe drugs only by generic names and warned them of action if they fail to adhere to its guideline. The MCI has also asked the medical practitioners to ensure that there is rational prescription and use of drugs failing … Continue reading Prescribe only generic drugs or face action: MCI

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

  World Health Organization, WHO says, nearly two billion people currently use contaminated water. Head of WHO’s public health department,Maria Neira, said in a statement that almost two billion people use a source of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. She said, contaminated drinking water is … Continue reading Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

World Health Day being observed with theme ‘Depression: Let’s Talk

Today is World Health Day and WHO is leading a one-year global campaign on depression which is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. The goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, everywhere in the world, both seek and get help. World Health Day is celebrated on 7th of April … Continue reading World Health Day being observed with theme ‘Depression: Let’s Talk

WHO lauds India for passing Mental Healthcare Bill

AMN / WHO has lauded India for passing the Mental Healthcare Bill recently and asked nations to scale up mental health services quality. It said depression affects 86 million people in South-East Asia region. WHO’s South-East Asia Regional Director, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, today said depression-related health services must be made more accessible and of higher … Continue reading WHO lauds India for passing Mental Healthcare Bill

UNFPA regrets U.S. Decision to Withhold Funding

UNITED NATIONS / New York UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today regreted the decision by the United States to deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over. UNFPA refutes the claim that it “supports, or participates in the management of, a programme of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization” in China. UNFPA … Continue reading UNFPA regrets U.S. Decision to Withhold Funding

WHO Launches Global Effort to reduce Medication-Related Errors

GENEVA/BONN World Health Organisation, WHO on March 29 launched a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years. According to a press release from WHO, the Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety aims to address the weaknesses in health systems that lead to medication … Continue reading WHO Launches Global Effort to reduce Medication-Related Errors

Playing Tetris may help prevent PTSD: Study

WEB DESK Playing the video game Tetris hours after a distressing incident may help prevent the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study has found. Researchers including those from Karolinska Institute in Sweden studied about 71 motor vehicle accident victims, of whom half received the intervention while waiting in the hospital emergency department. … Continue reading Playing Tetris may help prevent PTSD: Study

Indian Parliament passes Mental Healthcare Bill

AMN Parliament has passed the Mental Healthcare Bill,2016 with the Lok Sabha approving it today. The bill seeks to provide for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fullfil the rights of such persons during delivery of healthcare services. The bill also states that a person who attempts … Continue reading Indian Parliament passes Mental Healthcare Bill

Ensuring affordable & quality healthcare is priority for govt: Nadda

Health Minister JP Nadda has said that ensuring affordable and quality healthcare to the people is a priority for the government. Addressing a function in New Delhi, on the occasion of World TB Day yesterday, Mr Nadda his Ministry has decided to end TB by 2025 and is committed to achieving zero TB deaths. He … Continue reading Ensuring affordable & quality healthcare is priority for govt: Nadda

How much iron needed in body?

Many doctors are quick to prescribe iron supplements when they suspect a patient is iron deficient. But is taking an iron supplement a good idea? British researchers recently issued a warning about possible side effects. Researchers at the Imperial College in London have found that concentrations of iron similar to those delivered by a standard … Continue reading How much iron needed in body?

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