HEALTH

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?

Scientists developed blood test to accurately predict ASD

  Scientists in the United States have developed a blood test to accurately predict whether a child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The advancement opens the door to early diagnosis and potential future development of therapeutics. The study has been published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.

Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children each year: WHO

AMN Environmental pollution takes lives of more than 1.7 million children each year across the world. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – claim the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new WHO reports. WHO … Continue reading Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children each year: WHO

NPPA notice to 24 hospitals for overpricing stents

  AMN /New Delhi India’s drugs and medicine price regulatory body, the  National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) Thursday issued notice to 24 leading hospitals in the country including Lilawati Hospital, Mumbai, PGI Chandigarh and Metro Heart Institute in Faridabad for ‘overcharging’ to the patients for the coronary stents. In the notice NPPA, that functions under … Continue reading NPPA notice to 24 hospitals for overpricing stents

New drugs urgently needed to fight 12 superbugs: WHO

World Health Organization, WHO has said that New drugs are urgently needed to fight 12 superbugs. The WHO published in Geneva its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide … Continue reading New drugs urgently needed to fight 12 superbugs: WHO

India shows improved sex ratio, decline in IMR

AMN / India’s latest official Health survey showed that country’s health index has made a notable improvement over the last decade. Sex ratio at birth improved from 914 to 919 females per 1000 males at the national level over the last decade with the highest in Kerala at 1,047, followed by Meghalaya at 1,009. Haryana … Continue reading India shows improved sex ratio, decline in IMR

Lack of exercise, excessive weight may increase heart failure risk

Researchers have warned that lack of exercise and excessive weight may increase the risk of a type of heart failure that is particularly challenging to treat. Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart is unable to supply enough oxygenated blood to meet the demands of the body. Associate professor at UT Southwestern … Continue reading Lack of exercise, excessive weight may increase heart failure risk

634 drugs suspected to be non-compliant with ceiling price: NPPA

Six hundred and 34 drugs of various strengths produced by firms are suspected to be non-compliant with ceiling prices as notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). In its notification, the regulator said that it has issued the list after analysing the market data of various medicines in December last year.The list of cases of … Continue reading 634 drugs suspected to be non-compliant with ceiling price: NPPA

18% increase in people with depression worldwide: WHO

AMN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER The number of people living with depression increased by more than 18% between 2005 and 2015, according to a new WHO report. Depression is also the largest cause of disability worldwide. More than 80% of this disease burden is among people living in low- and middle-income countries. The release of … Continue reading 18% increase in people with depression worldwide: WHO

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